YouTube Whizz-kid

Corey Harris is a 16-year-old high school pupil from Kerikeri, who likes hanging out with his mates, gaming, photography and spending time on his computer. The bright-eyed teen with spiky hair is also New Zealand’s most successful YouTuber. Harris has his own YouTube channel, posting videos about using Photoshop and other technologies. His audience was big enough for YouTube to sign him up, effectively paying him via the advertising on his pages. He now has 40 videos on YouTube, averaging 100,000 views each. “About 20 to 30 per cent of my audience are people my age, and the rest of them are older, up to 65-plus,” Harris says. “It’s enough to pay for my university fees when I finish high school. It’s a passive income and I don’t have to work for my channel to still get views.”

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