Worried about YouTube policies, creators look for new ways to bring in money

Anaheim, California (CNN Business)Samery Moras is a 27-year-old six-time Taekwondo US National Champion. Moras is not alone. While many YouTube stars with big audiences can make a living just from the ads running on their videos and other YouTube offerings, in recent years online content creators have been increasingly looking to other ways to make money and build a brand around their personality outside of YouTube. That includes creating their own fashion lines, working with companies on sponsored content, going on tour to meet fans, launching a podcast and using virtual “tip jars” from startup Patreon, where their followers can give them money in exchange for perks, like early access to videos and merchandise. Many creators are worried that an …