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 7 months ago '06        #1
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1OverJordan24 237 heat pts237
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Almost No One Is Making a Living on YouTube
 

 
One of the main attractions of YouTube is that anyone can become a star. There are no gatekeepers. No talent agents or television executives need to be won over. Stars can come from anywhere. And they do.

Forbes' recent list of the richest YouTubers is proof: It's filled with people who post clips about playing video games or kids playing with toys. The top spot went to Daniel Middleton, known as DanTDM. He's a 26-year-old British gamer - and he earned $16.5 million (approximately Rs. 100.7 crores) last year.

But a new study finds that the odds of striking it rich on Google-owned YouTube - or even making a modest living - are vanishingly small.

Reaching the top 3.5 percent of YouTube's most-viewed channels - hich means at least 1 million video views a month - is worth only about $12,000 (roughly Rs. 7.82 lakhs) to $16,000 (approximately Rs. 10.4 lakhs) a year in advertising revenue, according to Mathias Bartl, a professor at the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, whose study is one of the first to probe YouTube data for clues about how it works for creators.

Bartl found that it's gotten harder for new creators to reach the top, as YouTube alone adds 300 hours of video every minute and the biggest stars become more successful. The median views per video has plummeted to 89 in 2016 from 10,262 a decade earlier. At the same time, YouTube's biggest channels are gobbling up more eyeballs. The top three percent of channels got 64 percent of all views in 2006. A decade later, the top channels took 90 percent.

YouTube did not immediately respond to a request to comment on the study.

What's happening on YouTube is occurring across the Internet, where creators are finding that long odds of success in the online world are not so different from IRL (Internet-speak for "in real life").

In fact, they might be worse.

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128 comments for "Almost No One Is Making a Living on YouTube"
 7 months ago '07        #2
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I wonder how much MKBHD is making? Enough to afford that fancy studio in Hobeken. Cuz the only other thing he does is play frisbee.

 7 months ago '07        #3
Itzike 
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sh*t I’ll take an extra 12k to post some videos doing sh*t I love. Just wish I wasn’t a lame a.ss n*gga

 7 months ago '09        #4
AC SLATER 73 heat pts73
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Good. Go earn an audience with actual talent.

 7 months ago '17        #5
AllWins 1 heat pts
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This may be true, but most get money in other ways and YouTube is their combo/marketing.

Yea 12k comes from YouTube, but this just one piece of the pie youngins

 7 months ago '10        #6
DeathStar 1 heat pts
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most of the people making money on youtube get paid through partner channels & sponsors

 7 months ago '16        #7
ozzy1990 
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 Itzike said
sh*t Iíll take an extra 12k to post some videos doing sh*t I love. Just wish I wasnít a lame a.ss n*gga
Meant to prop!

 7 months ago '14        #8
Sphynx 161 heat pts161
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Odds of becoming a famous YouTuber in 2018 about the same (or less) than becoming a famous rapper

Both jobs that lazy and stupid people want to do so they don't have to apply themselves, but then realize it's a lot more work to get on than they thought

 7 months ago '17        #9
LegendaryLegend 7 heat pts
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Good, get a real fu*king job.

 7 months ago '17        #10
Thierry Henry 
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 st21 said
I wonder how much MKBHD is making? Enough to afford that fancy studio in Hobeken. Cuz the only other thing he does is play frisbee.
Don't all his videos he uploads nowadays automatically get a million views?

 7 months ago '13        #11
Catlin 830 heat pts830
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Be weird

 7 months ago '04        #12
Javon23 297 heat pts297
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What the article failed to mention is the fact that Youtube keeps changing their policy. Their last recent change k!lled a lot of channels
Starting back in January
Channels will now need 4,000 hours of annual viewing time and over 1,000 subscribers

 7 months ago '15        #13
The Flyin Lion 155 heat pts155
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 ozzy1990 said
Meant to prop!
Meant to slap!

 7 months ago '04        #14
R0CAF3LLA_pimp 46 heat pts46
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 st21 said
I wonder how much MKBHD is making? Enough to afford that fancy studio in Hobeken. Cuz the only other thing he does is play frisbee.
Didnít he just graduate college? Plus homie come from money I think

 7 months ago '06        #15
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 Thierry Henry said
Don't all his videos he uploads nowadays automatically get a million views?
^yup

 7 months ago '06        #16
realgunta 790 heat pts790
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i find that article a bit misleading

u CAN make a living off of Youtube

I guess they are only considering making millions. But many Youtubers can make around $50,000 to $100,000 annually just from videos alone. Idk, but that seems pretty good to me. i can easily get by with that sorta money in a year. Also that sorta job will allow you a LOT more free time, compared to a traditional type of job.

But yes, a lot of Youtubers get money from Youtube views, Patreon support, sponsored videos, live stream donations etc

So in the end yeah it can add up a LOT

Look at someone like Flossy Carter, he has a job and does Youtube as well. He doesnt have sponsored videos, but has over 700k subscribers. That sorta subscribers would easily pull in $5,000 a month

IMO, if u do Youtube and make at least $3,000 a month, then u should be able to make a living. Just think smart, live within YOUR means and use your extra free time WISELY.

 7 months ago '17        #17
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 realgunta said
i find that article a bit misleading

u CAN make a living off of Youtube

I guess they are only considering making millions. But many Youtubers can make around $50,000 to $100,000 annually just from videos alone. Idk, but that seems pretty good to me. i can easily get by with that sorta money in a year. Also that sorta job will allow you a LOT more free time, compared to a traditional type of job.

But yes, a lot of Youtubers get money from Youtube views, Patreon support, sponsored videos, live stream donations etc

So in the end yeah it can add up a LOT

Look at someone like Flossy Carter, he has a job and does Youtube as well. He doesnt have sponsored videos, but has over 700k subscribers. That sorta subscribers would easily pull in $5,000 a month

IMO, if u do Youtube and make at least $3,000 a month, then u should be able to make a living. Just think smart, live within YOUR means and use your extra free time WISELY.
You have to live in the Carolinas , Detroit or Texas to make ends meet with 3k a month .. 3k In NY is my mortgage lol

 7 months ago '04        #18
Big War|M 
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 Javon23 said
What the article failed to mention is the fact that Youtube keeps changing their policy. Their last recent change k!lled a lot of channels
Starting back in January
Channels will now need 4,000 hours of annual viewing time and over 1,000 subscribers
The article did say that... OP just didn't put it...

Now, YouTube is taking steps that make it even harder for creators at the bottom. The company recently said channels need to reach 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time over the last 12 months before they can start to earn money from ads. YouTube said the change is aimed at discouraging videos with objectionable or offensive content and that it would "affect a significant number of channels."

 7 months ago '17        #19
TheE 7 heat pts
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DTude + you can see your money under the video



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 7 months ago '17        #20
Exodus 313 29 heat pts29
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Most people get donations from they subscribers and that can add up trust me


You got over 100k followers even if half of them only donate let's say 5 dollars you still good. Live shows I watch people get donation after donation and some people not cheap and will drop 20 or 40 dollars

 7 months ago '17        #21
Fortune 131 heat pts131
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I think a lot of them go about their marketing the wrong way. they are too dependent on social media, blogs, and youtube alone for getting the word out about them. with the landscape changing you have to be willing to change the way you acquire new viewers. if they don't then they will prob just scrape the bottom. it's never about what you make, but who can you get to buy it.

and on another note...it's entirely too many hatin mf on here.

 7 months ago '15        #22
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 R0CAF3LLA_pimp said
Didnít he just graduate college? Plus homie come from money I think
He graduated college about a year or two ago I believe. Iím pretty sure YouTube Adsense and other sponsors also with debut clothing line is paying him well enough for him to buy a 13k iMac pro. I wonder if he gets paid by phone companies that he does his reviews on.

 7 months ago '15        #23
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This story smells, of fake news.

Why would this even be of importance and why use such dire language?

I remember a time with internet became the top draw for ad revenue (billions) and traditional media went, further, into decline. Isn't that normal industry life cycle type paradigm. You rise, plateau, and at some point go into decline.

I think the adpocalypse was a crafty strategy to halt or impede the rise of the internet and draw monies and focus away from internet sites like YT.

It was a master-stroke of marketing, strategy, and social engineering.

All of YT/Internet is bad, because a few people do socially or morally or ethically discreditable things.

So, some media person convinced some big ad groups to pull funds away; since being exposed as giving money to contemptible person x would reflect badly.

But only later did people realize, viewers have greater choice on internet/YT.

You can cease viewing or following with a click, but MSM you are stuck with what they offer.

It was pure genius in my opinion, a great business tactic.

But they have to keep the pressure up to completely destroy it and route people back to corporate and main stream sources.

And it continues with the changing YT policies, purge, exodus of content makers, and resurgence of sourcing clicks to/from MSM.

 7 months ago '09        #24
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 st21 said
I wonder how much MKBHD is making? Enough to afford that fancy studio in Hobeken. Cuz the only other thing he does is play frisbee.
He also mentioned in one video (awhile back) that he had trouble with companies understanding that he works for himself....basically, they don't really see YouTube as "self-employment". That's another reason it took him a while to get the studio.

 7 months ago '04        #25
joker 171 heat pts171
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its one stream of income

smart people have plenty more.

 7 months ago '16        #26
PaidNFullMMM 
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YouTube also takes 45% of the revenue off top!

On music content only 10-15% goes towards publishing. YouTube and Masters owners get the lion share, around 85%

 7 months ago '13        #27
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 AllWins said
This may be true, but most get money in other ways and YouTube is their combo/marketing.

Yea 12k comes from YouTube, but this just one piece of the pie youngins
I highly doubt that's the case for most of these content creators. Most of their lives revolve around the constant need to film/create content for their channels, leaving very little time for much else.

 7 months ago '16        #28
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My little cousin said they wanna be a youtuber when they grow up. Iím not one to crush the dreams of the youth; but I told her she may still wanna consider staying in school in case YouTube doesnít pay the bills

My one friend lost his job about a month ago, and has been considering being a power lifter on IG/YouTube

Everyoneís looking for the easy way out, but gets quickly discouraged when they see how it really works.

The internet is mainly entertainment for me. Especially if you have a real career that actually contributes something to society.

But sounds like as a side gig, itís not a bad deal if you can generate the views.

 7 months ago '11        #29
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Yall keep mentioning subs, but their videos have to get a certain amount of views too.

 7 months ago '10        #30
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Live streaming the new money

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