The Wealthy Geek

How Much Money Do Streamers Make? A Look At Twitch’s Top Earners

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The streaming industry has become big, real big. As it turns out, a surprising amount of people like to watch other folks play #VideoGames, whether it’s the top Street Fighter contenders, Overwatch players with crazy homemade controllers, or Hearthstone players that redefine the meta. Of course, while these streamers aren’t showing off their skills and creativity out of sheer kindness, everyone’s gotta get paid, but how much do the top streamers actually make? How Much Money Do Video Game Streamers Earn? Popular streamer Lirik makes around $216,000 a year on subscribers alone [Credit: Lirik] To figure out how much money […]

How to Get Famous and Make Money On YouTube

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YouTube started very small; in the beginning, it was not a big audience who visited YouTube and shared videos. Today, you can find everything on YouTube, from superstar music videos and celebrity gossip to videos showing you exactly how to set up your new stereo system. Related: Here’s How You Can Actually Make Money With YouTube Creative people of all types — soon to be dubbed influencers — found YouTube to be a new medium to reach a worldwide audience. YouTube continues to be a booming media mecca where everyone, including influencers, can share ideas, create art of all kinds and, […]

Here’s a New Way for Content Creators to Make Money: Sell Access, Not Ads

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Today, the CEO of digital magazine software company Issuu, Joe Hyrkin, announced the launch of a new product aimed at ending the era of the ‘starving artist.’ The timing of the new tool, imaginatively dubbed “Digital Sales”, comes at an interesting crossroads for the digital publishing industry as a whole. Up to this point, digital media companies (i.e., news, blogs, and content sites), including Issuu publishers, have earned revenue through ads. “Before, publishers made money by embedding photo and video ads with links,” said Hyrkin in an interview with Inc. “We are now enabling media creators to build a publication […]

Building Wealth for Future Generations: 3 Things to Consider

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All our lives, we work and save money. We’re saving for our retirement, but we’re not just saving for ourselves. We hope that, with hard work and smart savings habits, we can build a nest egg that outlives us. We hope that we can pass this wealth on to our children, and perhaps even to their children, and so on down through the generations. But even for the wealthiest and most successful among us, this takes careful planning and work! Investments: the key to generational wealth It’s no secret that in order to create long-term wealth, you’ll need investments. Your […]

How to Build and Protect Your Wealth

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Brian ‘Dyalekt’ Kushner moved from St. Croix to New York to study acting and law. He also liked to rap. After witnessing civil rights injustices at the law firm he worked for, he dropped both the job and the law classes, pursuing the arts instead. Performances at the Nuyorican led him to Hip Hop Theater, writing plays that have been performed on stages across the world. He didn’t sleep on the rapping either, releasing music and touring internationally. His first album/one man play Square Peg Syndrome helped him get named to the Public Theater’s Emerging Writer’s Group. He has been […]