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It’s no secret that being a digital creator or influencer can net very little income, or can be an extremely lucrative endeavor that opens doors and sets those successful at what they do up for life. But just how much do the top earners make, and what platforms do they use?
We’ve rounded up a sampling of some of the top earners across several of the most prominent platforms — YouTube, TikTok, Twitch, Instagram, and OnlyFans — to take a dive into how they got where they are today, what they’ve done to solidify their success, what lessons aspiring creators can take from them, and, of course, how much money they’re actually making.
Every journey is different, but learning from the achievements and missteps of some of the top content creators today is an easy crash course for anyone looking to follow in their footsteps.