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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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Katy Johnson, a reality TV star and globe-trotting travel blogger, has lately offered some advice to her more than 100,000 Instagram followers.

“I urge you to learn a new language,” the model has told her fans, noting how locals in the foreign countries she has visited appreciate the effort. “It’s essential to be able to connect with people as much as possible while I travel,” she wrote in another post last month. Johnson, a former contestant on the TV show “Joe Millionaire,” has repeatedly suggested one particular way to study a new language: HeyPal, a one-year-old language-learning app.

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