Young athletes have had a small problem in the past. Generating a steady income. Social media is a perfect example how young athletes like Nile Wilson have a fighting chance for their future career.
On an off I have followed this young olympic medallist for about a year. His vlog is honest, real and he supports an evidence based training method. What do I mean by ‘evidence based’ this? We all have seen the pumped and extreme fitness junkies, at some point some of them give the wrong information, which is dangerous. Nile Wilson is a young highly trained gymnast, having him as an example of how to train is actually the best option for any young kid.
Nile Wilson is generating some serious online presence, which is good and a perfect example for others athletes. Social media can give these high performing athletes a somewhat steady income. Still, banks aren’t handing out loans immediately but you can see why Nile Wilson does have chance. He has almost a 1 million subscribers on Youtube (that is big). That should generate a healthy and steady income for a loan from a bank. Which it does.
He is only 22 years old but he has a steady following. If he would be a stock on the Youtube exchange, I would have definitely put some money on his Youtube career.
Most Olympic athletes get paid poorly, which is a reality. Think about it these are the top of the top performers, Olympians, still these people get almost paid nothing. While big businesses get paid huge amounts of money for ads deals.
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Up to a point a totally agree with Joe Rogan. Athletes should be able get a decent amount of money for their participation in the Olympics. Yes, it is about the performance but giving these athletes who participate between a $1,000 and $10,000. would be decent move to make. When you have a podium place as an athlete in your particular category, depending on the popularity of the sports you also get a nice bonus.
This way olympic athletes could somewhat pay their basic bills.
Back to Nile Wilson. This kid just shows you that it is possible to generate somewhat a decent income to get himself a flat and start a life. He is just starting his career but he has tremendous appeal for businesses and for his own autonomy in general.