Content Creation Trends
We spend most of our time on the screen whether it’s on the phone or infant of a computer. It becomes impossible to escape social media and influencer-created content. Here is what will be trending in 2024.
Rise of Creatorpreneurs: The creator economy, once dominated by entertainers, is now witnessing a significant shift towards education and knowledge sharing, giving rise to a new breed of creators- “creatorpreneurs”. Today, nearly 2X as many creators prefer to establish themselves as sustainable business owners rather than chase celebrity influencer status with books and podcasts witnessing the biggest y-o-y growth in creation. Sectors such as personal development, health & fitness, personal finance, etc., have seen significant growth, indicating a strong demand for creator-led educational content.
Growth: The e-learning industry is projected to exceed $460 billion by 2026, representing a vast opportunity for creators in the educational space. On Classplus alone, the earnings of non-academic creators have soared by 2.5X in 2023 from the previous year. The number of creators using the platform has also grown by 300% from 2021.
Shift From social media to Other Digital Learning Products: Fearing the unpredictability of ad revenue and seasonal brand deals on social media, creators are diversifying their income streams and turning to entrepreneurship to build sustainable revenue through digital learning products.77% of creators said algorithm changes had a moderate-to-significant impact on their audience engagement. Additionally, 25% of creators estimated they’ve lost $1,000-$9,999 in revenue due to algorithmic changes, and 24% estimated $10,000-$49,999 in losses.
2023 Saw the Rise of Fin-fluences: The rise of the creator economy has coincided with an increase in financial awareness among retail investors. The number of investor accounts has surged from 3.93 crore in December 2019 to 13.23 crore by the end of October 2023.In line with these trends, finance and investment education is an emerging category across platforms. They are teaching courses ranging from basic financial literacy to advanced investment strategies, catering to various levels of expertise and interest.
Upskilling For Professional Growth: Creator-led courses are gaining traction as alternatives to the traditional education system. The appeal lies in its flexibility and accessibility, allowing individuals to upskill at their own pace from anywhere at an affordable cost. (The course listings of creators on Classplus typically range from 1k for bite-sized video courses to 50k INR for certification courses.) The demand for online creator-led courses is soaring with coding, digital marketing, and personality development witnessing remarkable growth. Professionals are also engaging with leaders from major tech companies for 1-on-1 mentorship and consultations. Every month, 15 million learners visit the powered apps of these creators to upskill themselves on skills in digital marketing, coding, communication, etc.
Increasing Focus On Health: Around 94 percent of Indians are worried about their own and their family’s health and feel that lifestyle changes like exercising, yoga, and dieting will benefit their health and overall wellbeing. People are spending more on gym memberships, yoga classes, and curated diet plans. (IANS)