Can You Make a Living on YouTube?
In a world where we’re all trying to work out where and how we’ll make a living in the future, many wonder if YouTube is a solution. It can be, but you have to be in the top 100 channels.
The top 1,000 channels also average $23,000 in monthly ad revenue….
But how much actual income for the artist is there? Not as much as you’d hope.
Well, the top YouTube video ever, Gangnam Style (I know, I know) has over one billion views and counting (somewhere around 1.6 billion as of today) and generated about $870,000 dollars for Psy and his record label. While that is more than a quarter of a million dollars, it’s maybe not as much as one might think would be earned for a billion views.