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Glenn Beck Proves Content Creators Can Earn Huge Dollars On The Web

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Love him or hate him Glenn Beck is proving just how huge the possibilities are for Internet TV.

GBTV, which jumped on the scene in September, is expected to bring in at least $40 million in revenue this year,

That $40 million dollar figure was originally reported in the Wall Street Journal. The full story is behind the pay wall.

Yes he has a national talk radio program to build off of. Yes he has the huge advantage of having had a prime time cable news program for a decade but this is significant:

More than 300,000 subscribers have already signed up, a number that, as WSJ notes, already exceeds the average audience of many cable channels, including CNBC and Fox Business Network.

The fact that Beck has more subscribers than the 4th largest cable news network in the United States (CNBC) shows that Web TV can be every bit as big and lucrative as cable.  If Beck can build 300,000 subscribers paying $9.95 a month in less than two years, what does that mean for other talented TV broadcasters even if they lack his huge promotional advantages?

It also attracts new advertisers to the space. Again love him or hate him Beck’s success is very good news for digital content creators. Do you agree?

Over 50 and Jobless? Join Social Networking Sites

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We’ve all heard the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”  We all know what it means, we all know how true it usually is, but is it still relevant?  Is now the time, if ever there was a time, to start teaching all the old dogs out there, some very new, very important tricks?  Turns out, that answer is a very loud, Yes.

The current economic climate, despite the global warming that rages on around us, is chilly.  There are more people in every economic sector losing their jobs, worried about losing their jobs, or currently searching for replacement jobs.  The truth is, it’s scary.  I just found a question that someone submitted to the Wall Street Journal that addressed this, and questioned if new social networking technology is necessary for these “old dogs.”

The question posed was the following:

“How important is it for educated, laid-off professionals over the age of 50 to join networking sites? I am very Web and computer savvy, but do not really care to get involved with Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.”

Wall Street Journal impressed me by saying that the person in question would be “doing yourself a disservice not to have a profile on a networking site in the current job market, career experts say. It’s becoming increasingly common for recruiters to use these as their first point of contact with potential employees. Without one, you could be in danger of being overlooked.”

Being overlooked, in today’s technological landscape is the worst fate one can suffer.  It doesn’t matter how old you are, what your current job status is or what industry you’re in, every person should have at least some sort of social networking profile and presence.  Heck, even the Wall Street Journal agrees.

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