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?
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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