Inside DUT YouTubers space!
YouTube has brought up many opportunities for people to showcase their potential and talent. This social media platform allows users to view, upload and share content to millions of viewers from around the world.
Over the years YouTube has also provided content creators with an income-generating stream.
Check out these YouTube content creators from the Durban University of Technology worth keeping an eye on…
- Mduduzi Phungula (King Langabi)
King Langabi, a 3rd-year journalism student at the Durban University of Technology started his YouTube journey back in 2017.
The award-winning media practitioner and presenter says he was not consistent with his channel until this year in March when he started uploading every week that’s when his social media career escalated.
“When I started this journey it was because of the passion that I have when it comes to the media industry, it was not about fame and money. It was all about using this open platform to showcase my talent and gain experience”.
YouTube has also become a remunerative platform, Mduduzi testified to this statement, ‘There is a lot of money’.
“Some SA YouTubers who are this full time earn +50 000. The more content you put, the more views you get, you will get more revenue,” says Phungula.
To make sure that he keeps his viewers glued to their screens and also gain more, the 24-year old YouTuber says that you need to give it all, from how you deliver visually to how you sound, everything should sound and look nice.
2. Mncedisi Junior Ndlovu
This emerging filmmaker, also known as ‘MJ’ only started his YouTube channel 4 months ago, he is a Video Technology student from the Durban University of Technology.
MJ decided to join YouTube when he realised how his projects as a camera person go unnoticed while there is a free platform like YouTube that allows your creative work to be seen worldwide.
“My channel focuses on event capturing by means of photography and videography which includes weddings, films, documentaries and more”.
Ndlovu explained how the monetary side of this industry is difficult for him.
“Yes there is money in these platforms, there are terms and conditions which you have to abide by in order to have a good name. You need to have at least 1000 watch time each month, 1000 subscriptions,” says Ndlovu.
The interlinking of social media platforms is one of MJ’s secret recipes for keeping viewers.
MJ says that “In order to keep viewers coming you need to market the page on other platforms, post interesting content every week”.
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