You'll have seen the stories of people making thousands – maybe even millions – from YouTube . Perhaps you subscribe to their channels, follow their lives or chat to them in the comments. Last year it emerged British YouTuber Daniel Middleton (DanTDM) made an astonishing £12.3million from the video sharing site – making the 26-year-old from Northamptonshire the channel's highest earner globally. Of course, Dan's got 19 million subscribers, which helps, and has been running his most-successful channel since 2012. Then there's the famous faces, like Zoella. But while they make millions, they're not the only one. A remarkable number of people are making thousands a month, while an awful lot more are making hundreds from their videos. But how hard is it to get in on the action, what do you need and how much can you expect to earn? We take a look. What you need to get started on YouTube In theory you can make it big with just a phone camera and an internet … [Read more...] about How to make money from YouTube
Making money from the internet
All of us could do with a bit more cash to play with each month. A study earlier this year by Auto Trader suggested that as many as one in three of us run out of cash before payday every month. If you’re looking to beef up your bank balance, the first move might be to sign up for overtime or go hunting for a better paid job. But don’t overlook the fact that you can make some decent money from home in your spare time. In fact, a lot of the services don't even need you to do anything yo get that cash - letting you instead make money from things you already have. Others might let to cash in on something you already enjoy doing - from cooking to playing video games - or skills you already have. We've rounded up the best ways to make money at home: Rent out your space Your home is more than simply the place you live - it can be turned into an income stream in its own right, particularly if you have a bit of extra space. If you’ve got a spare room or two then you … [Read more...] about How to make money at home
If you want to take better control of the data that you share, willingly or otherwise, with companies and other third parties, there has arguably been no better time to do so. Data protection has been front and centre of many recent debates, from the legal, to the political and even the moral.As anyone with an email inbox can’t have failed to notice, companies are falling over themselves to comply with the new EU regulation, on general data protection, known as GDPR. Despite the legal opinion that much of the consent that companies are asking for is already implied, most of us have been receiving emails at a rate of dozens a day. We look at how recent developments could make you not only more aware of your rights around your data, but how you can turn it to your advantage. The value of dataGDPR has many benefits to the average consumer, explains Callum Murray, founder and CEO of encryption specialists Amiqus ID. He told the Scotsman: “Personal information is valuable like … [Read more...] about How can I take control of my own personal data and make money from it?
Early one morning last year, before the birds were up, Tio Bucard, his wife and children skittered down the path from their home in a tiny French village towards a black SUV, its engine running. As Bucard drove to the local airport, he checked his rear-view mirror every few moments to see that he was still being followed by Frank Ahearn, a 54-year-old American with a peppery beard and wraparound sunglasses. Bucard (not his real name) had met Ahearn for the first time only the day before, in the lobby of a Monaco hotel close to Bucard’s office. Now he had entrusted his family’s safety to this former drug addict from the Bronx. Bucard pulled into the airport’s long-term car park. Then he and the family transferred into Ahearn’s hired SUV. As they pulled on to the motorway, Ahearn joked whether, while the family was in hiding, he could look after Bucard’s £5,000 watch, a Bentley Flying B No 3. The watch was a reminder of more plentiful times. Bucard, who … [Read more...] about ‘I felt exposed online’: how to disappear from the internet
Author: ECB. The following press release was issued by the ECB on January 16, 2017 00:00. Speech by Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB,at the Farewell ceremony for Pentti Hakkarainen, Deputy Governor of Suomen Pankki – Finlands Bank,Helsinki, 16 January 2017 We are living in digital times. The internet and portable online devices have radically transformed the way we use and exchange information, and the way we exchange money. Money has been digitalised in many ways and we can now, for instance, transfer bank deposits electronically and pay with e-money. Today I will focus on one type of digital money – Central Bank Digital Currency, or Digital Base Money (DBM). This is money that is characterised by two features: (1) like banknotes in circulation, DBM is a claim on the central bank; (2) in contrast to banknotes, it is digital. Of course, DBM already exists. Commercial banks and some other types of institution hold digital claims on central banks in the … [Read more...] about Speech Yves Mersch: Digital Base Money: an assessment from the ECB’s perspective