It's not just about total number of views, it's how fast you get those views. There are a couple of big name youtubers who have said that they make enough to live on, although I know one or two of them who have admitted that it's enough to get by only if you budget carefully so I don't think anyone out there is buying a castle off of youtube advertising.
If you're making money off ads then it is by how many views you get, not the time in which you get them. I'm not sure where you heard that from.
RayWilliamJohnson makes more than $500,000 (minimum) a year (Including his other channels) which makes him pretty wealthy if you ask me.
They earn a small amount (like 1 cent) per channel view, plus, if I'm not mistaken, about a dollar for every thousand views on any certain video. Or at least that's my understanding. Also, YouTubers have the option (or maybe it's not an option; I'm no expert) of earning money from advertisements (either before their video or on the side of the screen). Also, as someone else already said, a lot of YouTubers sell merchandise, which also earns a profit. Also, as a side note, Charlieissocoollike has said that YouTubing is his only job, and that he bought his house with his earnings from his videos, so I'd say he's got a fairly high income.
I doubt they make a living from it, however, the number of views they have definitely brings them to the attention of talent scouts who could hook them up with good paying jobs.
I have a video that currently has 15,531 views and I've only made $12.74 from advertising so far (video is like two years old). It's kind of confusing how they add to my "earnings" so I don't really have much of an idea how much I make per view.
They don't get money from jobs offered to them, they get money from ads, and it actually is how Charlie makes a living, that and his
I said that they could get job offers. And by job offers I meant opportunities to go bigger than YouTube. Then I simply gave an example of what I've made from my one video. I have no idea how many videos these people have or how many views, but they're not sitting around making millions of dollars from it. In other words, they "keep their day jobs", as you also stated in the last part of your comment. "that and his music."
His music that people know about because he posts it on YouTube
Jenna Marbles makes more than $450,000 a year.
From YouTube alone? (source)
Read my comment down the bottom.
my buddy has 17000 and hes made $40
17,000 subscribers? Subscribers don't matter when it comes to earnings.
$12 for 15k views. Jenna marbles has a total of 1,068,697,934. So 71,000 times that. If it scales equally, which I am sure that it does not, she would have 71,100*12 for the amount of money you've made, right? that's over $852,000. Now I'm sure that she hasn't made that much, but still i'm sure it's a lot.
PS, I based this off of you having only one video, which I am also sure is not true, but the math works well enough either way.
Yeah, I don't really know how any of that works. I'm sure a certain amount of views in a certain time period makes up a certain amount of revenue and then the hits in general too.
But I am calling bullshit on the comments here claiming they're clearing half a million dollars without doing anything other than make YouTube videos.
They probably do a bunch of side jobs to earn more money.
I mean, I know Tobuscus is doing that. He's going to be in a TV show and is in a commercial.
Also, Youtubers usually sell shirts. So that earns them some money too.
But I wonder if you're like Natalie Tran (Communitychannel) and you don't post videos 3 months at a time, will they still get payed those months they didn't upload, or not?
Perhaps they are still in suspense for a video on how to make lamingtons.
Jenna Marbles has another job. Her real name is Jenna Mourey and by the looks of her facebook pictures, she is some sort of stripper or lingerie model. Can't really tell.
I don't even know who those people are...
Neither do I. I feel oddly out of the loop.
Actually I know 2 Let's Players on YouTube (NintentoCaprisun and Chuggaaconroy) that make their living off of YouTube. No merchandise, no side jobs, just YouTube. So I dunno.
iJustine has gotten really popular over YouTube. She hosts a tv show now, so I guess YouTube can make a person pretty successful.
Syndicategaming is like rolling in money off YouTube
I have a good idea on how YouTube advertising and earnings work so if you have any questions reply to this comment and I can also give a fairly accurate estimation on how much a YouTuber earns.
I am a YouTube Partner myself which is where I get all of my facts from.
You're going to have to provide a source, as in a copy of a statement page of how advertisement money is distributed. You can't just say, "I deal with it myself and know about it." without providing examples other than, "this guy makes such and such amount."