Oh boy how my nephew love this Minecraft show run by a Youtuber named Stampy. The One item he asked from Santa was a book written by his favorite YouTube star. For hours he and his sister would sit on their iPad watching could pretty much be considered 15 minute commercials for various toys and games, enjoying these productions more than movies on the Disney channel. Plenty of times a viewer has uttered the phrase, “That’s the job I dream of. Those YouTube stars have it made”. Is that true? Is there the potential to live the life of a Kardashian from being a YouTube star?
Turning to a YouTube Celebrity, it is time to find out the truth. Vlog sensation and rainbow haired unicorn, Wengie, brings us into the wonderful world of vloggers and the truth behind making a career on YouTube. Taking the internet by storm with her youthful look, bubbly personality and colorful style, Wengie has a following of over 4 million subscribers with videos of upwards of 2 million hits per video. How is it that Wengie survives as the video vixen we’ve all come to know and love?
“This is a full-time business. That means there is no employer paying you for sick leave. You should have a savings should you find yourself injured or can no longer work.” States Wengie on her video “How Much do Youtubers Get Paid“. Exciting, interesting, topical, these are what you need to bring into consideration when creating your video for YouTube. Understanding business and where the money is, is also important when trying to live as a YouTube star full-time. As an example, there are more advertisers for a channel dedicated to ‘beauty’ than there would be for an offbeat channel such as one dedicated to the ‘paranormal’.
Numbers, Wengie advises, is not what is going to let you live comfortably off of YouTube. Subscribers, likes, comments, those are not points that a YouTube star will be paid for. Thumbs up clicks are loved by Vlog celebs as it helps other YouTube visitors find their videos and interact with stars like Wengie to let them know how they are doing on the chosen topic which guides their next video, however it is not where the money comes.
Grab a notebook and watch Wengie’s wonderful video that will tell you what it takes to be the next Wengie on YouTube, and you may be surprised by what she has to say.