🍂 Passionfruit’s top five stories of the fall

CREATOR ECONOMY NEWSLETTER


As many of us in the United States wind down for a holiday break, we wanted to celebrate the end of the season. In honor of the fall, here are our top five fan-favorite stories of the season exploring the highs and lows of making it as a creator.

First, learn about a trans creator who struggled as others gained media attention and financial success based on the “Christian Girl Autumn” term she coined. Then, mull over the severity of power and influence in the creator economy reading how Minecraft gamer Dream was accused of grooming by two fans.

Afterward, read our top tips for making money as a creator, and hear advice from video editors who work behind the scenes with major YouTubers. Finally, learn about the balancing act many Disabled creators perform to make a sustainable income.

We look forward to sharing more of the ups and downs of the creator economy in the upcoming season. Stay tuned for tips, tricks, tools, and more. ‘Tis the season.


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THE HIGHLIGHT

Transgender creator of ‘Christian Girl Autumn’ trend speaks out amid ‘financial struggles’

“I do not get the brand deals, media coverage, and opportunities most influencers get.”

By Charlotte Colombo, Passionfruit Contributor


THE DARK SIDE

Minecraft creator Dream accused of grooming by 2 former fans

Dream denied the allegations.

By Steven Asarch, Passionfruit Contributor


FROM THE INSIDE

Video editors take us behind the scenes of popular YouTube channels

“Learning from other people by editing or producing their content is a fantastic undervalued strategy right now.”

By Grace Stanley, Newsletter Editor


TOOLS REVIEW

How to make money as a content creator in 2023

With so many available paths, it can be easy to get mired in the planning stages.

By Rachel Kiley, Passionfruit Contributor


SUB CULT FOLLOWING

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Content creation can be a lifeline for disabled creators—but it can also put their mental and physical health at risk

“If I don’t make content, I lose subscribers, period. Losing subscribers means lost income.”

By Sara Watkins, Passionfruit Contributor


IN THE BIZ


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