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Old 08-15-2014, 10:34 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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The fact that some clowns can make a lot of money off of this self-indulgent nonsense is proof that there is a very large contingent of stupid people out there.
Your right many of these people who are making money are not doing anything unique they are doing stuff like talking to the camera or video taping their life everyday and are making more money then many people with degrees it is ridiculous.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:42 PM
 
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The current benchmark is PewDiePie who has almost 30 million subscribers. According to SocialBlade.com, he pulls in at least $2.5 million a year from just playing stupid video games and screaming profanity while he does it. Not a bad gig for a college dropout if you ask me.


Pewdiepie YouTube Stats, Channel Statistics - Socialblade.com


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Old 08-18-2014, 02:03 AM
Status: "A kinder gentler rage" (set 21 days ago)
 
Location: Someplace Wonderful
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The fact that some clowns can make a lot of money off of this self-indulgent nonsense is proof that there is a very large contingent of stupid people out there.
Ahhhh good old free market capitalism .... completely unfair !!!
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Old 07-25-2017, 02:37 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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Perhaps you would also have to get a lot of subscribers.
For those who host stuff on YouTube, it appears the 3 metrics are what they're going for...
Views
Most people already count for this since they're already viewing it, although I read YouTube also has metrics on if people accidently clicked on a video they didn't mean to see (For example, if somebody wanted to watch something, they'd sit through the whole 3 minutes of it, as opposed to immediately moving onto another video)


Likes
Makes the video more prominent. This helps get more views, more likes, and can lead to more subscribers.


Subscribes
I suspect more subscribers helps get them more advertising dollars, as if someone has more of them, chances are, more eyes are viewing ads from those subscribers.


I strongly suspect the latter 2 are important, as more than one YouTuber has mentioned something to the effects of "if you want to help us out, be sure to like this and subscribe!"
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Old 07-25-2017, 02:40 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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The guy who made the zombie prank video makes more in a week than someone with a Bachelors Degree.


How Much Money Does VitalyzdTV Make on Youtube? - YouTube



TheOdd1sOut has 3.5 million subscribers. In one of his videos, he mentioned he made far more money doing a video about the time he worked at Subway, vs. all the time he spent working at Subway, so it's already far more than minimum wage.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo8...H8tBIH9V1mLgqQ
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Old 07-26-2017, 01:13 AM
 
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well good for them but it is very rare to make a living from youtube, like actors and musicians ,for everyone that makes the big bucks there are thousands that make very little.
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Old 07-26-2017, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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You can get paid to tweet things now too. I think Selena Gomez made like $500,000 on one of her Instagram posts.
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:33 AM
 
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Your right many of these people who are making money are not doing anything unique they are doing stuff like talking to the camera or video taping their life everyday and are making more money then many people with degrees it is ridiculous.
It may not be unique, but a lot more goes into video making then just taking out a camera and recording. Editing takes up a huge amount of time and can be quite challenging.
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Old Yesterday, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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It may not be unique, but a lot more goes into video making then just taking out a camera and recording. Editing takes up a huge amount of time and can be quite challenging.
I can voulch for this. I have a small channel and editing is a big portion of my time. Also, it is not easy setting up for numerous camera positions, fighting wind noise and keeping up with necessary equipment. My daughter has a very successful(55k subs) channel for only being a year old. She is now make twice what her husband is that has a college degree. But, she is putting out 3-4 videos a week. It is a full time job for her.
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Old Yesterday, 11:26 PM
 
Location: TX/ Maryland
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Not much honestly. Well obviously it depends on how many people click the commercial...NOT how many subscribers someone has.
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