As the topic said, would people consider posting videos on YouTube is a good way to make money? Actually, this is not a bad idea.
According to YouTube, YouTube partners will make $2.5 to $5 per video views. Of cause, the most popular stars will earn $5 per 1000 views. In this case, if this can really add up, partners will earn up to $5000 US per million view of the video (Wei, 2010). A real life example would be “Shane Dawson” and “The Annoying Orange”.
“The Annoying Orange”
YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/realannoyingorange/about
Number of Subscribers: 2,930,325 (updated 21/4/2013)
Total Video Views: 1,628,704,263 (updated 21/4/2013)
“The Annoying Orange” is an American comedy web series created by Dane Boedigheimer. The comedy takes place in a kitchen and is all about using an anthropomorphic orange that annoys other fruits, vegetables and various other objects by using insulting, rude and crude –humored jokes. This show is so famous that some of the episodes had been translated into several languages.
From 2009-2010, the channel recorded a total views of 349,753,047, and it leaded to a $288,000 earnings for 2009 (Wei, 2010).
“Shane Dawson TV”
YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ShaneDawsonTV?feature=watch
Number of Subscribers: 3,716,556 (updated 21/4/2013)
Total Video Views: 845,800,494 (updated 21/4/2013)
Shane Dawson is an American comedian. His YouTube channel is mainly about his comedy skits and music video parodies. Same as “The Annoying Orange”, “Shane Dawson TV” is so successful that some of his episodes were being translated into several languages.
From 2009-2010, the channel recorded a total views of 431,787,450, and it leaded to a $315,000 incomes for his channel (Wei, 2010).
However, before people joining the YouTube Community, they have to make sure their videos are appropriate and suitable for all ages of viewers. If the video was flagged as inappropriate, YouTube management has the right to remove it from the channel. In conclusion, posting videos on YouTube would be a great idea, but these activities do not considered as a full time job. There is no guarantee that people could receive more than 1000 views on each video, therefore people should post videos to YouTube as hobbies, not a full time job.
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Wei, W. (2010, 8 19). Meet The YouTube Stars Making $100,000 Plus per year. Retrieved 4 12, 2013, from Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/meet-the-richest-independent-youtube-stars-2010-8?op=1