Is Being a YouTuber Considered as a Career?

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Is Being a YouTuber Considered as a Career?

A daily job can be drudgery, and it’s not often that you are paid a lucrative package. Ever wondered about any side hobby that can actually turn you into a millionaire within a few years?

There is nothing better than following your passion for a living and making a living out of it. Well, these famous YouTubers actually made not just a career, but a booming business out of just uploading videos online:

#1. Michelle Phan

Net Worth: $50 Million

Michelle started her channel long back in 2006 and is an ardent fan of makeup she focused on tutorials. Back then she was working as a waitress and was slowly getting subscribers but everything changed when her video on Lady Gaga Eye Makeup emerged. She became a viral sensation, landed 8,800,000 subscribers and earned enough to start various businesses.

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#2. PewDiePie

Net Worth: $15 million

This Swedish has won over the audience with his boisterous and goofy antics. He has won over subscribers through his charisma, playing video games and colorful language. He has business ties with big names.

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#3. Smosh

Net Worth: $11.8 Million

They have over 22,000,000 subscribers and their channel is the 7 most subscribed-to channel. The awesome duo of Ian Andrew Hecox and Daniel Anthony Padilla kick started their journey in 2003. It was Padilla who was inspired to start his own channel in order to share flash animations and was later joined by his partner.

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#4. Markiplier

Net Worth: $5.5 Million

Dropping out of school in order to post videos on YouTube may not be the best move for many but it made Markiplier one of the richest users on YouTube. He started his channel in 2012 and currently he is famous for his let’s play videos section that has him giving a very verbose commentary on games that are emotionally charged.

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#5. Grace Helbig

Net Worth: $5 Million

Being funny and quirky has its advantages and if not often but at times it can help you rake the moolah just by giving a glimpse of your topsy-turvy life. Grace Helbig started her channel in the fall of 2007 and the sole purpose of it was her own entertainment while she was house-sitting for a family. Her amazing personality made her a hit among people and led to the creation of a popular comedy show DailyGrace, which she hosts on her other channel. Now, she is also a published author.

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#6. Lily Singh

Net Worth: $2.5 Million

A magnetic larger than life personality and a gift of gab have taken this young Canadian places. It all started with a YouTube channel back in 2010 where this winner of multiple Teen Choice Awards uploaded hilarious videos on her life, family, and other general issues. Before you know it, Lily was a star with 11,000,000 subscribers and appearances in movies along with penning her book, ‘How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life’.

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#7. Hank Green

Net Worth: $2 Million

Hank Green and his brother started their channel in 2007 and are also responsible for the very first YouTube convention, VidCon. Their second popular channel Crash Course is primarily about providing educational videos on high school curriculum. They are also the brains behind the web-series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries done in a series of vlogs.

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Which of these is your favourite YouTube star? Share your answer in the comment section given below?

Opinions (2)
You should give it a shot. I wouldn't say you should solely be dependent on it.  Youtube is one of the best platforms to showcase your talent.  Making a career as a Youtuber is a challenging task because millions of videos are being uploaded every hour. Therefore, you have to outshine the other people so that people choose you over others. Being creative isn't enough you should know how to maximize your revenue with bare minimum investment and the most important thing is to retain your viewer base and increase it exponentially. Worth a try but don't completely rely on it. 

Definitely! It is the most efficient way to make fans from a viral YouTube video. Though it is

tough to curate a video, it can still be approached as a lucrative idea. You can consider

YouTube as a career as we have seen many people earning well just by uploading some

funny or quirky or musical or happening video. 

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