Young Ben is back, it's great to see the younger generation embrace this hobby. I like his attitude and what he's done to his car.
He's a broke college kid. Those suspension and brake parts were sponsored, so basically he got them for free to use for his YouTube channel. I think that's a cool way to do it for all involved.Kind of funny that he'll spend close to probably $5k on suspension parts and all new brakes but won't spend a couple hundred on valve covers. Oh well, entertaining video at least.
What do you mean?I suspect money is the least of his problems.
Only because it sounds like dad doesn't want to drop another $2k on a lens while the kid is sucking up a ton of money with college.What do you mean?
He's talked at length about how he doesn't have much of a budget, his video release schedule was slowed down for months by a broken camera lens that he couldn't afford to replace and he lives at his parents house still.
Respectfully, I think you’re making assumptions that don’t line up with reality.Only because it sounds like dad doesn't want to drop another $2k on a lens while the kid is sucking up a ton of money with college.
I love his videos, but don't go passing the hat for him just yet.
With that number of views and subscribers he's making a decent amount. If he was really smart he'd drop out of college and focus on the youtube videos.
Real youtubers usually use the videos as a platform to generate different kinds of income. They are basically building a brand and it's a fulltime job if you want to make a living out of it. But if you got talent, the creativity and a business mind, it's possible to make a good income, some even get rich. Some Youtubers run a Patreon site beside the Youtube channel. Like the Norwegian guy running the Frog Leap channel that makes metal cover videos, 1 new video each week. Each video generate $5000 from Patreon, beside the income from Youtube, selling albums, downloads and merch.He’s averaging about 20k views per video, 2 videos per month. Using round math at current YouTube ad revenue structure, he made about $1,900 for all of his efforts in the last year.