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Meet Tucker Boner of Jericho in West Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tucker Boner.

So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started creating content centered around video games back in 2009 for fun, using it as a creative outlet and to connect with people who were interested in video games. Fast forward a few years and YouTube started allowing channels to monetize their videos by placing ads on them and I started earning money for what was originally just a hobby.

I would live stream myself brainstorming for video ideas too, or playing video games and using really janky software to broadcast them. This got me comfortable with the idea and differences of live versus VOD content and feel more connected to the people I was making content for.

Now I’m on my 10th year and I still have no idea what I’m doing besides enjoying video games and trying to make people laugh.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
From signing a contract with a perpetuity clause when I was 18, to moving across the country and dropping out of college with the hope of turning this hobby into a career, it wasn’t super smooth. I also am very aware of how lucky I was to ride the wave of gaming popularity as it’s shifted to being more mainstream, so I think it would have gone a lot worse if I had waited until the industry was more established.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I sit down and play whatever video games I think would be entertaining to watch, could be competitive Counterstrike, could be Minecraft, could be Barbie Video Game Hero. I’m not great at games, I’m an entertainer, so hopefully people watch me for that. Generating revenue is probably the easiest way to get “what I do.” I have an audience that pays monthly subscriptions in return for not seeing ads I run, sponsors (like Monster Energy, Razer, HP), integrations with companies to promote new games or products, merchandise, consulting, and some other side projects.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Being selected as one of Forbes ’30 under 30′ for gaming in 2018.

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Thomas Falcone

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