Future Voices: Will you follow the Lean Machines and make vlogging your next career?

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It's a break-through industry on everyone's lips: YouTubers, or otherwise known as vloggers.

The more time that goes by, the greater the variety of industries that emerge into the working world, and a home for many types of work is the internet, providing a vast range of jobs.

There will be some of you thinking what on earth am I talking about, but at the same time there is a vast fan base of these individual YouTubers who will know exactly what I mean.

For those of you who are not sure, vloggers or YouTubers are individuals that create videos on YouTube for members of the public. They make a whole variety of videos – some are about entertaining, some educating and others are just a day in someone's life.

There will almost certainly be a Vlogger that caters for your interests, from music, to technology, to beauty; the list is endless.

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A YouTube duo for Norfolk are health and fitness gurus the Lean Machines.

John Chapman and Leon Bustin are personal trainers and nutritionists with over 230,000 subscribers. Their videos have been viewed 11 million times on YouTube over the last three years. You may also recognise these muscular mates from their appearance on series 10 of the Apprentice, where the contestants on the show attempted to create a successful YouTube video.

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'Teach, Motivate and Inspire' are the three words used by both men to describe what they do, we spoke to them and this is what they had to say about their profession:

What got you into YouTube?

'It was actually John's idea. We had seen the same mistakes over and over in the gym, but no-one likes to be told they are doing something wrong especially in the gym environment. So we thought we'd make a few videos just throwing out free help and people seemed to respond really well.'

What is the best element of what you do?

'The best thing is the variety, we get to do so many crazy things whilst still keeping in with our message of health and balance.'

What do you see happening to the future of YouTube?

'We feel YouTube will just keep growing as a platform and creative outlet for people.'

Has what you've seen made you want to start your own YouTube channel? Do you want to educate the world on one of your passions? Then go ahead, what is stopping you? You never know, you could be the next Lean Machines.

If you want to check out what the Lean Machines do then make sure to view their YouTube channel.

Laura Wright, 15, Long Stratton

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