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Five Locations for Investors to explore in 2020

In the light of recent events people are required to make prudent investments. The property market in your own country can be saturated, and not really worth investing in at the moment, there'll be no significant profit. However it is smart to invest in markets that are experiencing continued growth.

 

Here are five locations you should look to invest in:

  

1.    Spain and the Canary Islands

 

The global financial crisis of 2007/08 hit many countries hard. Some were able to bounce back immediately, but that wasn’t the case for Spain. For seven years after that, the decline of the housing market fell steadily every year and it seemed unstoppable.

Well, it was stopped. It has been enjoying a renaissance since 2015 and the market has grown considerably. This is especially true around the urban areas and the larger cities. Barcelona and Madrid saw a growth of 4.6 percent, but it is the Canary Islands and Balearic which saw a massive 11.3 percent growth for the year 2019. Contact estate agents Tenerife Sun Properties on Tenerife, Canary Islands, they have a wealth of knowledge on buying properties in the Canaries.

 

2.    Greece

 

For anyone familiar with the financial markets or economics data, you'll remember Greece's position in the EU was seriously jeopardized. This is a country that suffered a catastrophic economic and financial meltdown, to the point they couldn’t pay their debts.

Well, that was their rock bottom, and the only way for them to go was up. That’s exactly what they have been doing over the last decade. Recovery has been slow and steady, to the point where some of the best investment banks predicted continued growth into the future.

 

3.    Cyprus

 

Here is an economy that closely followed the collapse of the Greek economy. Though it may not have been to the extent of Greece, the housing market did face a decline for a few years, with prices getting depressed and growth seeming like a distant dream.

That has all changed recently though. Cyprus is slowly becoming the center through which companies can operate in three different continents and have ease of reach. As companies start moving into Cyprus, positioning yourself there early could be your chance to rip big.

  

4.    Egypt

 

Egypt has always been a leader in the Middle East and in Africa. As a desert country, the quantity of inhabited land is quite low, standing at 7.7 percent. However, the government has been pushing for this to grow to 12 percent, almost double, to meet the demands of the exploding population.

This has meant massive investments and favorable policies to encourage investors and high net worth individuals to come in and take advantage of the environment.

 

5.     The UAE

 

For quite some time now, the lands that make up Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other cities have been associated with the who’s who of industry, as well as the jet set and other high net worth individuals.  The property market, though pricey offered great returns to investors.

After a few years of experiencing a slump, the massive growth rates that the UAE experienced have returned. The time to take advantage is now. 

5 Successful YouTube Channels That Started as a Hobby

It would be an understatement to say that YouTube has become a video content behemoth on the internet. With it, it has created millionaires, both in terms of views, and actual content of bank accounts. This is because YouTube works by allowing anyone to upload videos that they make themselves. When people like watch these videos, this provides YouTube with advertising space.

However, it’s not everyone that got into YouTube as a career. Some just did it as a hobby, and some to help the people around them. What happened thereafter is something befitting of a Disney story.

Here are five successful YouTube channels.

PewDiePie

Pewdiepie is a Swedish YouTuber who is better known for uploading gaming videos. Not only that, it just so happens that whenever he mentions someone, the other person tends to blow up all over the internet.

He got into YouTubing as a side project as he didn’t think he could make money from gaming videos. He actually funded the production of his videos by selling hotdogs and selling Photoshop art. He never expected the channel to amount into anything, but it did.

Between 2013 and 2019, his YouTube channel was the most subscribed to.

Chris Fix

Here is another YouTuber who did something and never really expected anything from it. Chris Fix is widely known for being a proponent of DIY repairs on cars. He has put up several videos over the years, illustrating how to fix your car, no matter the complexity of the matter.

He didn’t start that way though. Chris Fix is actually a fishing enthusiast. All throughout his schooling days, he was known as Chris Fish. He put up a YouTube channel just to talk about fishing. He did however put up a video illustrating how to fix a car, and that video blew up.

Davie504

This is the perfect example of a YouTuber who blew up after getting mentioned by PewDiePie. PewDiePie is known for being a guitarist. Every band needs a bassist, and that’s where Davie504 comes in. He is known for producing content with wacky editing, and accompanied by his Italian charm.

Davie504 started his channel just to share videos of himself playing bass. Over the last few years, the channel has evolved to producing content around the bass guitar, and the various battles he has with other YouTubers, as well as his love for slapping the bass.

Ozzy Man

Here’s the internet’s favorite commentator. He is best known for his foul language and his wacky sense of humor that he puts to good use when describing events in a video. He is best known for commentating videos on Katelyn Ohashi, a gymnast, and Yanet Garcia, a Mexican weather reporter.

Ozzy Man started his channel as he was completing his Masters in Internet Communication, and decided to stick with it full time after he saw how well it was doing.

Khan Academy

It’s not every time that you’d be available to help your siblings and relative with their homework… well, physically. For Salman Khan, the only way he could tutor his cousin was to do it through Yahoo’s Doodle Notepad.

As internet technology began to support video, and the formation of YouTube, Salman moved his lessons to the video sharing platform. Well, it’s best to note that he quit his job as a hedge fund manager to become an internet educator via the Khan Academy.