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6 out of 10 Korean job seekers want to be YouTubers: survey

Oct. 21, 2019 - 17:56 By Yeo Jun-suk

About 6 out of 10 South Koreans wish to make a living -- or at least supplement their income -- by creating content and uploading it on YouTube, a survey showed Monday.

According to the survey of about 3,500 job seekers by job search agency Saramin HR, more than 60 percent of the respondents said they wanted to become professional or amateur YouTube content creators.

Respondents in their 20s coveted the job the most, with 71 percent of people in this age group consisting of YouTube hopefuls. Among respondents in their 30s, the figure was 60 percent and among those in their 40s it was 45 percent. 

When asked why they wanted to become YouTubers, 48 percent of would-be content creators said they had specific ideas they wanted to share. Another 33 percent said “for fun,” and 25 percent said for their future careers.

However, when asked whether they would pursue it as a full-time career, only 10 percent of respondents said yes. Of those seeking to create YouTube content, they said they believed they could earn 4 million won ($3,373) in monthly income.