In the early days of COVID lockdowns, AyoDen spent a lot of time doing what he always did: staying in, playing video games, and watching anime. That was his comfort zone. And he was tired of his comfort zone.
Creators on the Rise
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Creators On The Rise: High schooler AyoDen started his YouTube channel less than 2 years ago. He just hit 2 million subscribers.
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When Castro decided to quit her job for YouTube, it wasn't because she'd gone viral, or had hit a subscriber milestone. It was because making YouTube videos was the one thing she truly loved to do.
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