Future Opportunities in Media for Independent Content Creators
While there is no preexisting information to fully answer your question, we've used the available data to pull together key findings: the top websites to earn money for video sharing include Youtube.com, Dailymotion.com, Break.com, Metcafe.com, and Thevault.break.com; Patreon doubled its number of creators in 2017; and the majority of money earned from video sharing is advertisements, followed closely by merchandising.
Below you'll find an outline of our research methodology to better understand why the information you've requested is publicly unavailable, as well as a deep dive into our findings.
In order to find out the future opportunities in media for independent content creators, we researched on official websites, review sites, related databases, and multiple other sources. We concluded that there are no pre-compiled statistics or projections. Through this research we located historical growth rates for Patreons; the creators doubled in just one year in 2017. We are unclear as to why this info is not available at this time. Perhaps it is due to the rapidly changing nature of the industry or it has not made available to the public.
We then looked for any related articles on key media sites and their projections. To expand our scope, we attempted to locate sources older than 2 years but this did not result in relevant information.
We attempted to triangulate this data. We consulted market research reports from reputable sources, such as Statista and Technavio. Then we consulted market research based news sites including Prnewswire and Businesswire. No information related to projections for future opportunities for individual content creators and producers were available.
After concluding the non-availability of pre-compiled information, We began researching related topics, such as the average amount of money that independent creators will make in 2020. We also searched for information on current rates. With this information, we could calculate the growth rate in terms of earnings. This information, however, was unavailable. We then attempted to research the number of independent creators projected for 2019, 2020, etc. With this information, we could provide growth rate in terms of numbers of creators. Except for Patreon, no relevant information was located.
We consulted market research reports like Cisco's report and Tubular Insights Report. We consulted media articles such as Geekwire and Huffington Post. With no pertinent data, we concluded that triangulation was not possible at this time.
1. Vlogging(video blogging) is a relatively new, popular online trend in nearly every niche and industry.
2. In only one year, Patreons has doubled its creators. There are more than 50,000 active creators. On Patreon, creators earn 50 to 10,000 times more from a direct fan membership they do from a fan's advertising revenue cuts.
3. The top five websites used to earn money for sharing videos are Youtube.com, Dailymotion.com, Break.com, Metcafe.com, Thevault.break.com.
4. On YouTube, Travel vlogs get four times more social engagement, measured by likes, comments, shares, or favorites, than other types of travel content.
5. Video creators acquire most of their money through advertising (46%). They also are able to sell their own products, accounting for 19% of their revenue.
6. According to Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI), by 2021 there will be approximately 1.9 billion Internet video users. This is an increase in 5 billion users since 2016.
Despite researching on official websites, review websites, and related databases, there is no preexisting statistics or projections for growth of content creators and producers. This may be in part due to the dynamic growth in the industry or because this data has yet to be released as public information. We were able to locate minimal growth data for Patreon as well as broad data from Cisco Visual Networking.