Around the world people have discovered ways of making money from their bedrooms. From Instagram to Facebook and Twitter, there are many effective forms of self-promotion available on the Internet – no matter who you are or what you do. Some become famous online by showing off their fashion sense on Instagram, Tweet funny stories or sing a song on YouTube. YouTube is arguably one of the most effective ways of making money from the Internet, as stated in the 1&1 digital guide “there’s no denying that, with the right skills and luck, some YouTubers can finance their entire lives through activity on the video platform.”
Of course not everyone can get rich simply from posting YouTube videos, you have to be talented and be able to attract lots of followers by sharing interesting content. However, it seems like more and more teenagers are figuring out the trick to internet fame, and some are managing to earn a living before they’ve even reached eighteen.
Malaysian Teens Lead the Way
As we mentioned in our article, 10 Malaysian Teens Who Are Taking Over The Instagram World With More Followers Than You teenagers in Malaysia are putting the country on the map of internet stars. From Luqman Podlski with millions of loops on Vine to the renowned teen writer Yang Boabei, who made a name for herself by posting diary entries on her blog, Malaysia certainly has its fair share of Kylie Jenner’s. It just goes to show that if you have a special talent, that you think other people would be interested in, then you should find a way to promote your talents online.
However, it is important to question why so many teenagers are becoming successful online. Perhaps it is because the majority of internet users are young people, and so teenagers will be more aware of what interests an online audience. So if you’re feeling inspired to start your own YouTube channel, make sure you are offering something that the majority of internet users will want to see.
YouTube Cooking Channels
One thing that sets Malaysia apart from the rest of the world is the food. With many mouthwatering classic dishes like Nasi Lemak and Roti Canai, Malaysia is a culinary destination for food lovers everywhere. Malaysian chefs have built an audience of millions by setting up their own free cooking channels on YouTube, sharing recipes and tips for bringing the tastes of Malaysia to numerous kitchens around the world. You may be wondering how a free cooking channel on YouTube could be profitable. YouTube is the largest video sharing platform in the world, which means it is highly desirable to companies looking for advertising space. YouTube users can monetize their channels by connecting their account to Google AdSense, which makes money from uploaded videos by allowing companies to pay to advertise on the channel.
The popularity of social media channels paired with the rapid growth of internet usage around the world, has seen new paths to fame emerge that are accessible to the average person, who is able to show off their skills from the comfort of their own home. And we’re sure we’ll be seeing many more internet stars emerging from Malaysia in the future.