Many people in this generation are very familiar with the social video platform, YouTube. Some of us also know that some of these, often referred to as “YouTubers”, are actually able to make a living off of creating video content for the public. So how do they do it?
One of the highest paid YouTubers is a well known channel that goes by the name of PewDiePie, ran by one guy named Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg. Felix makes many types of videos that he makes such as gaming and some of which are just on random topics. He has over 61.5 million subscribers and over 17.4 billion total views. Felix makes a large sum of money; around seven million dollars a year. That’s crazy! A 25 year old male is making over seven million dollars a year from making videos! Seems simple, but it’s really not as easy as it seems. Becoming a successful YouTuber requires tons of hard work and dedication. The long hours of filming, editing, and uploading up to two new videos a day could eventually pay off though. Felix earns most of his money from sponsors that he promotes throughout his videos, as well as a paycheck directly from YouTube.
Overall, becoming a successful YouTuber would require tons of filming, editing, uploads, and ideas. Someday all the hard work could pay off, and you could still be doing something that you may be passionate about, such as filming, or just creating content.
By Carter Catado
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