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Video Blogging for Cash

March 10th, 2016

Episode 479 of 679 episodes

There's always plenty of talk about the new commercial opportunities provided by the internet. And today we're looking at one increasingly popular example - its potential to get your name out there in lights via a regular video blog. Tens of thousands of young people use video blogging as a way to share their thoughts and ideas to a like-minded audience. And for a select few of them, it's become a multi-million dollar enterprise. How does self-broadcasting online make you money, is it a viable career plan for the young and ambitious and what are the pitfalls? With the help of Jason Mander, head of trends at Global Web Index, experienced vlogger, Hannah Witton, and our own crack team of school reporters who've been out to answer some of the key questions, we attempt to find out. Photo: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images

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