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Today, two really interesting article surrounding YouTube stars came out that had me wondering...

What is it REALLY like to be a Youtube star? Can someone survive by just being a YouTube star?

Rolling Stone published a article Cult of PewDiePie: How a Swedish Gamer Became YouTube's Biggest Star.
An avid gamer, Felix Kjellberg quit his job to make video of himself playing games. And how did that turn out? Well according to Forbes, he made $12 million this year. In September, he was the first ever to surpass 10 billion views.
So, as it turns out you can make video gamer geek into a millionaire.
Famous YouTuber Star Gaby Dunn has the opposite experience. With her best friend and their Youtube channel justbetweenus, they've created an empire. With more than half a million subscribers in less than two years, they've dealt with business contracts and deals, and officially started their own business Gallison, LLC.
But Dunn admits: "But it’s not enough to live, and its influx is unpredictable. Our channel exists in that YouTube no-man’s-land: Brands think we’re too small to sponsor, but fans think we’re too big for donations."
"I’ve walked a red carpet with $80 in my bank account. Popular YouTube musician Meghan Tonjes said she performed on Vidcon’s MainStage this year to screaming, crying fans without knowing whether she’d be able to afford groceries."
So some make it big on the YouTubes and some don't.

Would you put in all the effort to see if you could be successful on YouTube?

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@nicolejb no his stupidity lol
LOL well that's actually a weird way to get famous that's for sure @@humairaa
actually I have been thinking about starting up a channel
It's all about advertising. I have a friend who makes money from his music covers just because the videos are monetized and he makes a few cents every time someone clicks the advertisement. Pewdiepie, on the other hand, is paid to advertise the games he plays just by playing them, and he gets a loooott of money for that.
I've been thinking of starting a channel! Hope to become youtube famous some day! :D