How much do YouTube Celebrities make?
Almost everyday I log onto Youtube and end up watching video after video until I realize I've wasted countless hours watching people talk to their cameras. Innocently, thousands of viewers click on Youtube videos to get a good laugh or see the latest craze while the person who made the video hears the sound of money dropping in their pockets. cha-ching.
Annual Earnings Power = (# of Subscribers x $0.05) + (# of Channel Views x $.01)
Some of the top subscribed Youtubers are earning six figures annually. Youtube is ranked #3 in traffic, over 100 million videos are viewed a day. It's a hotspot for advertisers and aspiring artists, its a chance to reach an audience world wide and witness something different than what you'll find on TV.
Channel Views: 12,001,138
Kevin aka Kevjumba is famous for talking about his life as an Asian American and the stereotypes that he has to deal with. One of the famous videos he posted was a stare contest against Jessica Alba (to which she responded). Kevjumba’s channel is ranked #3 for the most subscribed channels of all times in the world.
Annual Earnings Power = (371,106 Subscribers x $0.05) + (12,001,138 Channel Views x $.01)
Kevjumba’s Annual Earnings Power = $138,567
138 grand for making Youtube videos?!? Some people work overtime and barely make a fifth of what some of these Youtube celebrities make for a few hours in their day to film and post a video.
Want to be famous? Its easy as 1, 2, 3: sign up, post up a video, and if people like it they subscribe.
Before you start to criticize Youtubers for making that kind of money, think back to how many Youtube videos you've watched.