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This Freelance Project Manager Went From Making A $75K Salary To $180K Without A College Degree

Sometimes all you need to do to advance in your career is take a chance. After initially working in customer support, Lloyd George applied for a role to get into project management without a college degree. The 29-year-old betting on himself has paid off ever since.

May 23, 2023

Epic Games To Distribute 40 Percent Of Its 'Billions' In Fortnite Revenue To Eligible Creators

Epic Games, which operates Fortnite, is set to get creators paid. The interactive entertainment company has launched Creator Economy 2.0 to distribute 40 percent of Fortnite’s net revenues to eligible creators who publish games in Fortnite, according to a blog post.

Mar 23, 2023

Symoné B. Broke Into Tech At Age 16 And Worked Her Way Up To A $275K Salary Nearly 15 Years Later

While Symoné B. initially set out to pursue one vision for her future, life ultimately had other plans in mind.

Mar 9, 2023

This Software Engineer Went From Making A $25 Hourly Wage To A $158K Salary

Life transitions ultimately lead you to where you’re meant to be. When speaking career-wise, the sentiment holds true for Byron Jenkins — a software engineer and content creator.

Feb 16, 2023

This 24-Year-Old Content Creator Turned His Passion For Tech Into Making Over $100K In One Month

Turning your passion into an ever-flowing stream of income is a dream for many. For Shevon Salmon, he made it come true at an early age. Before Shevon Salmon — a tech and lifestyle content creator — began to sit in front of the camera for hundreds of thousands of viewers, he picked one up to take photos after the birth of his little sister. Simultaneously, his love for videography was born, too — sparking the inception of his YouTube channel.

Jan 30, 2023

Black Creator Says A Brand Told Her It Was At 'Capacity' For PR 'Gifting,' But Claims It Didn't Apply To Her White Roommate

The saying Black people have to work twice as hard as their white peers is no different when it comes to the influencer space.

Dec 28, 2022

Meet Dai Time, The 16-Year-Old With A Content Company Who Landed Her Own Snapchat Show

Dai Time is one of today’s young prodigies. At only 16-years-old, the media correspondent and content creator has her own content company DT Entertainment and has interviewed Shaquille O’Neal, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabrielle Union, and more.

Nov 30, 2022

Viral Sensation Tanisha Godfrey Claims Google Offered $500 To Buy Her 'It's A Chicken Salad' Sound

Sending out a reminder for Black creators to know their worth and stand on it! If you need an example to follow, take a look at Tanisha Godfrey.

Nov 29, 2022

How This Black Entrepreneur Landed A Job With Oprah Despite Barely Pulling In 15 Views On His Content

A lack of views or following can oftentimes discourage people from creating content. However, after hearing this inspiring story, it may give content creators a big boost of encouragement to keep going.

Nov 3, 2022

YouTube To Return To Its Roots Of User-Generated Content, Prepares To End Focus On Original Programming

What seems to be at the top of YouTube’s list this year is a renewed commitment to the creators who keep the platform afloat. According to Deadline, the video-streaming giant has announced that it will return to the core reason that it was created in the first place — to serve as a home to creatives with a focus on user-generated content. While the platform has spent the past few years building a hub for original programming, the news reveals that they will scale back and put the funds back into programs that were built with creatives in mind.

Jan 18, 2022

TikTok And MACRO Just Awarded These Black Creatives $500K In Grants

TikTok has finally listened. According to the social media platform’s newsroom, it has announced a first-of-its-kind grant that is designed specifically with Black creatives in mind. As an extension of the TikTok for Black Creatives creator incubator program, MACRO and TikTok are back, providing creators and artists with career-building resources that will not only help them to thrive on TikTok but in life as well. “Our aim is to ensure Black creatives and artists have the resources they need to reach new heights in their careers and spearhead innovation in their respective industries,” said Kudzi Chikumbu, Director of Creator Community at TikTok, in an official statement. “We are thrilled to partner with MACRO to continue this important work of supporting creators and making their dreams come true.” The platform teamed up with MACRO to single out 101 creators and artists across content categories that include Arts, Beauty, Education, Entertainment, Food, Music and more. Each...

Nov 23, 2021

Black Creators Launch #TwitchDoBetter Campaign After Twitch Fails To Gain Control Of Racist Bots

It’s time for these social media platforms to do better — starting with steaming platform Twitch. From Facebook to Instagram to TikTok, social media platforms have been plagued with all kinds of hatred, especially when it comes to content as it pertains to Black people. As a true reflection of the world that we live in, social media just reiterates the day-to-day racism faced by Black people across the globe, and it’s no different when it comes to the Twitch platform. It is the world’s leading live streaming platform for gamers and folks who like to share the things that they love with audiences all over the world, but lately, its Black users have been faced with the most ignorant and outright disrespectful comments. According to Black Information Network (BIN), the streaming platform trended across Twitter earlier this week after users accused the company of failing to protect its creators. The creators include content creators of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and women who claim...

Aug 12, 2021

Durell Smylie Wants All Content Creators to End Up 'Where the Money Resides' in 2021

No longer are the days of going viral and then disappearing until the next act comes around when creatives like Durell Smylie could be the blueprint for others to utilize their platforms to end up where the money resides. No stranger to social media and using it to his advantage, Durell, a car salesman at Richards Honda in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana posted a video in an effort to boost his car sales. Not only did it work, but now he is the world’s latest viral sensation thanks to his catchy mantra, “Where the money resides!”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Relly B #WhereTheMoneyReside (@durellyrellz) He sat down with AfroTech to talk about what it’s like being the latest viral sensation, his roots, and the vision he not only has for himself, but other creatives in the future to get their coins. AfroTech: What’s the first thing that came to mind when the views steadily kept going up on the video that now has millions of views? Durell: The first thing that...

Jan 13, 2021