97 million TikTok views = 1 year of pay from your day job

(Image credit: TikTok)

Being a TikToker is many people's idea of a dream job (though for us, it's more like the stuff of nightmares). So what do you have to do to make your dream a reality? Simple: rack up 97 million views on the platform and you will earn the national average salary in the UK – then you can quit your day job.

That's according to data from a study of 40 European countries, to see how many views are required to earn the respective national average salaries on TikTok as well as YouTube

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.