YouTube is the new accepted world today. With almost every possible content available on this platform, it has become a favorite spot for creators and viewers alike. But what does it take to become a Youtuber? What does the life of a YouTuber look like? Let’s find out.
5 Interesting Truths about Youtubers
Here is a list of the 5 truths about YouTubers that you must know, while you enjoy their content.
1. The Subscribe Factor
Friends’ biggest illusion amongst the masses is that a YouTuber’s earnings are wholly and solely dependent on the number of likes and subscriptions their video gets. But the reality is that our subscriptions, likes and comments have nothing to do with the money paid to these YouTubers.
So, anyone with over a million subscriptions doesn’t become a unicorn. May it be Superwoman, Jus Reign, Ruben Sole, or our Indian counterparts such as Sahil Shah, All India Bakchod, Vir Das, etc. Generally, they ask us to comment and subscribe. Still, it doesn’t mean that their earnings depend on these factors!
2. Not An Easy Job!
Original ideas, innumerable cuts, final cuts, thumbnails, annotations and what not it takes to make a single 10-minute YouTube video. It’s hard to imagine the time and efforts put by the YouTubers to present something new, something unique, something which we can relate to our lives and, of course, something that takes us all by surprise.
3. What’s The Inside Story?
Envy, the green-eyed monster, rears its head in every workplace where fame and money are involved. So, it’s natural to expect envy amongst YouTubers who put in their best efforts to become a famous public figure. Yes, YouTubers do envy each other, but they have an unspoken respect for any YouTuber who wins for a common cause.
Videos made for social good like “We are the World“, “25 for Haiti”, “Rise Again Japan!” and many others have the sole aim of thriving humanity with monetary help coming from viewers as well as sponsors. All YouTubers are actually a part of Team Internet, and the team needs to be kept ahead of personal interests!
4. They are Humans too!
Human perceptions vary so much, which makes me wonder about the emotional strata the YouTubers are in after they receive a happy tweet from a fan calling it “the best day of their life” after they met them and brought to an all-time low state the very next day after reading a mean comment on their video. From our support and smiles to the sexist and racist remarks, they accept them all. The next time you are about to troll a YouTuber, think twice!
5. Where Does the Money Come From?
You may be wondering what is the source of money for YouTubers. Well, it’s as easy as 2+2= 4; yeah, I know few of us still err that! YouTubers earn from the advertisements shown before, during and after their videos. Every click on any one of those advertisements adds another dollar to their pocket.
That ‘KitKat Break’ advertisement before the ‘Dheere Dheere’ song by Yo Yo Honey Singh or the ‘Set-Wet’ advertisement before a Taylor Swift song is all there to shower dollars on the YouTuber for each view by us. Generally, most YouTubers have contracts with sponsors and producers, which provides them with definite pay to run their livelihood.
So, whenever you find yourself up at night, watching an enthusiastic, bright-faced and funny person talk or act on a computer screen, rather than leaving a nasty comment, praise the efforts of that particular YouTuber!