Startups are testing ways to help creators connect with fans and make money.
Business Insider is highlighting 11 community-focused startups, from Patreon to Discord.
"If you want to become a sustainable creator, you can't just rely on AdSense anymore," Jim Louderback, creator-economy expert and former CEO of VidCon, told Business Insider.
Luckily for them, there's an entire ecosystem of creator-economy and consumer-tech startups with the mission to do just that.
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