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Pre-ETS: A Lesson on YouTube Monetization

Published by TJ Scalese on

As a young adult, the journey of self-discovery and finding your path in life can be daunting. Between the number of career options available and determining the steps needed to achieve your goals, it’s possible to feel overwhelmed. As an MRC Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) provider, Triangle, Inc. helps students with disabilities between the ages of 14 and 22 prepare for the workforce and/or higher education.

One of the primary goals of Pre-ETS is to equip young individuals with the tools and resources necessary to navigate this transition. Job exploration is just one component of the program, aimed at helping students uncover their interests, skills, and potential career paths.

In a world where digital platforms like YouTube have opened new avenues for creativity and entrepreneurship, many students have expressed aspirations of becoming content creators. Recognizing this trend, Triangle’s Pre-ETS program recently offered students the opportunity to learn more about YouTube content creation.

Gavin and Bobby, members of Triangle’s Prism Program and YouTube content creators, took to the podium to share their insights and experiences with a group of Pre-ETS students. Their presentation provided a look into the world of YouTube content creation, covering everything from animation techniques to the intricacies of copyright strikes.

One key takeaway from Gavin and Bobby’s presentation was that success in the realm of YouTube requires more than just creativity and talent. Dedication, consistency, and an understanding of the platform’s algorithms and audience preferences are also crucial. The duo shed light on the sheer amount of effort and time that goes into producing content, debunking the myth of overnight success.

They described the process of creating a nine-minute YouTube video, which could take weeks of planning, scripting, animating, and editing. Gavin and Bobby both emphasized the importance of patience and perseverance, but also encouraged everyone who wanted to make videos to create something that they are proud of. First and foremost, creating videos is a hobby for both Gavin and Bobby, and they said that, even though there’s “a lot of work that goes into these videos,” the finished product is what brings them the most “joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment.”

Through initiatives like this YouTube Animation workshop, Triangle’s Pre-ETS program continues to empower young adults to explore their interests, hone their skills, and forge a path towards a fulfilling career. By providing hands-on experiences and real-world insights, they will continue to play a role in shaping the future of youth with disabilities.

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