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Earning a living from OnlyFans or Twitch is much harder than it looks.

Only a tiny fraction of creators earn enough to quit their full-time job. Not to mention that building a large enough following can take months or years — if it happens at all. Content creators must constantly adapt to platform changes, keep abreast of new trends and stay up to date with a demanding and capricious audience.

In a panel at the dot.LA Summit, Senior Editor Drew Grant spoke to leaders from the creator community to find out what challenges and opportunities lay in store for today’s content creators.

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Over the weekend, a Twitch streamer jumped off a pedestal into a pit of foam blocks. The result? A broken back and calls to boycott the live streaming platform.

Adriana Chechik broke her back in two places while at TwitchCon, an annual convention for live streamers and gamers. The booth, run by Lenovo to promote its Legion gaming PC, featured a tournament in which people had to knock their opponents off planks and into the foam pit. While Chechik said the booth allowed people to jump in, others said they were told not to dive into the pit and had to sign waivers.

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