How do “YouTubers” Make Money?

When you were little, when someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up, did you say “YouTuber”! Well if you know anything about the lifestyle and money that these online “celebrities” make you might have to rethink your current occupation.

According to the 9 highest paid


YouTubers in 2015 made between 2.5 million dollars and 12 million dollars. The amount of followers/subscribers ranged between 5 million and 40 million. Themes of profiles can be anything but are most commonly gaming, make up tutorials, fashion, or traveling.  How do they make all that money though?

There are 2 sources of income for YouTubers. Firstly, that of the company that you are promoting and the general rule of thumb is to charge around $10,000 per 100,000 views. Secondly youtube has Google AdSense software with their videos so every view (usually constituted as someone watching 30 seconds or more of an ad) gives the YouTuber an additional 18 cents. So every time you click “skip” your outing that YouTuber 18 cents!

Never in a million years did your grandpa ever think you could be a millionaire by posting videos from your basement.

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Author: ndrishinski


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