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Lizzy Sharer — From Carnegie Mellon to YouTube Star

Our interview of Lizzy Sharer for “The Creative Influencer” podcast is available today for download on iTunes. Liz shares her thoughts on growing a YouTube following. In the nine months since she started her YouTube channel, Liz has attracted 1.5 million subscribers and over 210 million video views. Did I mention that she is really smart? Liz earned a bachelor’s degree in statistics and technical writing from Carnegie Mellon University before she started her YouTube career.

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A transcript of the full interview follows: 

Jon: I am joined today…

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