How are influencers making so much money? It’s a question we all ask ourselves from time-to-time as we work our 9am-5pm jobs.
A new report reveals that creators are pocketing an average of $4,118 per month on YouTube, $3,853 per month on Instagram, $2,400 per month on personal blogs, and $1,674 per month on Tiktok.
Then there’s VersusGame, where the average person/content creators are making much, much more than Insta Influencers. The average user generates about $17,500 a month.
The app works similar to Las Vegas style betting — on your phone. Users vote for “this” vs. “that” and the winners make money. With 9.5 million users, we have one user who can share her story on how she makes thousands a month with VersusGame’s user-generated predictive gaming.
Georgia Sinclair, a renowned DJ, Comedian, and former TV host, makes thousands of dollars per month hosting challenges around cryptocurrency, music, and celebrity events. She joined us today to discuss how she became so successful on VersusGame and how others can benefit from the app to make money.
VersusGame is a global entertainment pop culture gaming app where users can put money on trending topics about celebrities, pop culture, sports, entertainment, food, and more. This app is the first of its kind to bring power to the masses and allow consumers to capitalize on their knowledge of mainstream culture. Since its launch in 2019, VersusGame has grown significantly, with over $16 Million in cash prizes ($4 Million of that during the “COVID-19 Era”) to more than 7 million players.
For more information visit, versusgame.com.
(WISH) — The FBI said romance scams are one of the most prevalent types of fraud in the United States; that’s why their agents want Hoosiers to be on the lookout.
If looking for love motivates someone to look for it online or through dating apps, the FBI warns that an innocent conversation can quickly turn bad. “Ultimately, that snowballs to people sending hundreds of thousands of dollars overseas,” said FBI Special Agent Spencer Brooks.
The scheme is commonly called “the romance scam.” How it works is a criminal uses a person’s online profile to learn more about the person and his or her interests. Then, using a fake online identity, the criminal pops into the person’s inbox. The criminal uses an illusion of a romantic relationship to gain trust. At some point, the criminal may even propose marriage and make plans to meet in person. Later, the criminal asks for money.
Brooks said hundreds of Hoosiers fall victim to the scheme every year. Many victims hesitate to report it because of embarrassment.
“Anyone can be a victim, but the really sad circumstances we see are the widows looking for relationship. We are talking about over (age) 50 or 60, and you’re looking for that next companionship. Maybe you’re in a lonely situation and you’re kind of a vulnerable victim,” Brooks said.
Brooks said victims often believe the scammer will give back the money in some way. He warns: Be careful because once the money is sent, it’s hard for the FBI to get it back.
Many of the criminals are located overseas.
“When you’re ask to send a gift card or send cash, none of those things are normal,” Brooks said.
Brooks is encouraging hopeless romantics to spot these red flags before it goes too far:
- Research the person before you engage in conversation.
- Beware if the person promises to meet you in person but never does.
- Never send money to someone you have never met in person.
- If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
The FBI agent said, “As soon as they realize after multiple attempts that you’re not going to stop, then they’ll move on to the next person.”
If you’re a victim of a romance scam, file a complaint with the FBI at the Internet Crime Complaint Center IC3.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A Facebook comment from an Alabama musician is going viral on social media causing some to be outraged across the country.
Phillip McCain was recently kicked out of a band and had a gig canceled after the post was spread.
Below is a screen grab of the comment about immigrants where McCain said he would “volunteer” to shoot them when they approach the border. He goes on to write that he does not care about them, their kids, or their asylum.
“What I meant and what I should have said is that I just want to protect American borders,” said McCain, who called the post a mistake.
His website shows him with a guitar, but right now the music has stopped. McCain was kicked out of the band “Buck Wild” and had a recent gig at Pablo’s Restaurante and Cantina in the Colonnade canceled.
“I’m not into violence so it makes me afraid of how it’s going to effect our business,” said Putu Primanta, the manager of the restaurant.
Primanta is an immigrant himself and says he received several messages from people who were upset.
“Our clientele are coming from many different backgrounds and ethnicities so I have to look at what’s best interest for the restaurant so that’s why I made that decision,” said Primanta.
While McCain is apologizing for what he said, he is not saying sorry for his beliefs on immigration.
“I am all for legal immigration, people coming here and doing it the right way and having the desire to become an American citizen but an apology for my comment that I made that was wrong, I am not going to back down on my stance that I am against illegal immigration,” said McCain.
McCain told CBS 42 he has received death threats. After our interview, several people emailed the newsroom alleging similar past comments from McCain. When contacted about the emails, McCain said he had no comment.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A new push to prevent theft is taking off on Twitter, fueled by Indianapolis police and a series of GIFs, emojis and hashtags shared by the department.
#9PMRoutine is a reminder to citizens to remove valuables from vehicles and lock all doors as part of a nightly routine.
The Twitter hashtag has been used by law enforcement agencies nationwide and is believed to have originated in Florida in 2015.
“IMPD is starting #9PMRoutine Indy!” announced a Tweet from the @IMPDnews account. “To remind you to lock cars, your house, valuables up safely before bed. That means bringing guns/laptops in from the car! Help drive property crime down and send criminals on a permanent vacation where they don’t lock up their stuff! #LetsDoThis.”
Subsequent Tweets from IMPD included the hashtags #opportunity, #LockItUpIndy and #goodnightIndy.
Property crime – defined as a crime to obtain money, property or some other benefit, including burglary, larceny, theft and arson, among others – results in the loss of billions of dollars nationwide each year, according to statistics from the FBI.