The "creator" economy is made up of platforms, social media, and marketing dollars. But the people driving that economy, of course, are those who upload and share their music, comedy, photographs, and videos. Some of those creators can make a living at it, but most of them don't.
Gaby Dunn knows firsthand the emotional roller coaster of the creator economy; of never being sure if her videos or other work will pay off by the time rent is due. And this is despite being a proven online success. Dunn has translated her online presence into a podcast, several book deals, and also a career as a prolific screenwriter, editor, actor, and comedian.