Just how much money does HowToBasic make?
If you have ever searched YouTube for videos on “How to Make a Pizza” or “How to Make Sushi,” you may have stumbled upon what is perhaps the most bizarre channel on the video sharing site.
HowToBasic features instructional “how to” videos for basic tasks. The titles and thumbnails of the videos look legitimate, but once you view the actual video, you quickly realize that this isn’t your normal tutorial YouTube channel. The videos typically consist of a man behind the camera, who doesn’t reveal his face or talk much, smashing ingredients and lots of eggs, whether they are needed or not. The result is a giant mess, and perhaps viewers left wondering what just happened or maybe laughing hysterically.
The popular Australian YouTuber’s channel has racked up hundreds of millions of views (over 400 million at the time of this writing) and has over 3 million subscribers.
His videos are simple, bizarre, and have become wildly popular. So, just how much money is the Internet star making from YouTube? Is HowToBasic rich? Is he a millionaire? Let’s try to find some answers.
YouTube partners are unfortunately not allowed to disclose information about any of their earnings from their videos. That leaves us with only their stats to look at and estimates.
Based on the number of views HowToBasic generates, it’s estimated that the channel brings in as much as $1 million a year.
According to Social Blade, the channel’s estimated monthly earnings are between $12,500 and $103,000. Estimated yearly earnings are between $150,000 and $1.2 million.
As you can see, those estimates aren’t very specific, but it’s safe to say that HowToBasic earns hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. It’s unclear though, and we may never know, if the channel really does earn over $1 million a year.
Smosh, one of the most popular channels on YouTube, makes around $5 million a year from YouTube views alone. PewDiePie, the most-subscribed channel, is also estimated to have earned millions. YouTube publishers can make anywhere between $2.50 and $10 per 1,000 views their videos generate.
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