How To Support Your Favourite Content Creators
Written by Broughy1322
Unlike traditional forms of entertainment where men in suits decide where the money goes, which TV shows get made, the kind of music that gets played, and ultimately who becomes successful, the advent of the internet has allowed many different types of content creator to become successful independently.
In this new form of entertainment, the consumers of the content (viewers, listeners, readers, etc) have a direct influence on the success of the creators they are interested in. Those creators who are lucky enough to be able to make a living doing what they do are only able to do so because of the supporters/community they have (mostly).
It is beyond the scope of this article to discuss what makes a creator deserve extra support beyond simply consuming the content provided - that is up to the reader to decide - but for those who are interested in doing whatever they can to help their favourite youtubers, streamers, musicians, artists, or anything else please read on.
There are two main types of support to creators: Free and Paid. Simply put, “Free” support doesn’t cost you any money and “Paid” support does. It’s up to you to decide what kind of support you want to, or can, provide, but doing any of the following is going to help. Most creators will be appreciative of all support that is above and beyond simply consuming their content. It’s not always about money (though ultimately it is important if their passion has become their full time job).