U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-15-2014, 09:34 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
2,668 posts, read 1,431,598 times
Reputation: 1558

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by ambient View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-17-2014, 10:42 PM
 
49 posts, read 57,065 times
Reputation: 57
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


Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-18-2014, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Someplace Wonderful
5,170 posts, read 3,293,691 times
Reputation: 2519
Quote:
Originally Posted by ambient View Post
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 !!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2017, 01:37 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
3,469 posts, read 1,946,144 times
Reputation: 2732
Quote:
Originally Posted by VGravitas View Post
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!"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2017, 01:40 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
3,469 posts, read 1,946,144 times
Reputation: 2732
Quote:
Originally Posted by hipcat View Post
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-26-2017, 12:13 AM
 
1,428 posts, read 854,773 times
Reputation: 1714
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-26-2017, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Arizona
42 posts, read 13,970 times
Reputation: 65
You can get paid to tweet things now too. I think Selena Gomez made like $500,000 on one of her Instagram posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2017, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
346 posts, read 75,151 times
Reputation: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by Storm Eagle View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top