Anyone wishing to become a Youtube viral sensation, making huge bucks, will be inspired by these everyday people. It turns out Justin Bieber and Psy are not the only ones receiving multi-millions of views and earning cash on Youtube. Although the most recent list of most viewed videos does confirm Psy is over 1 billion views!
If you want to pick up a side job earning over $100,000 annually from ad revenue on Youtube, it would be smart to take a look at their channels. Maybe it will help you understand what the public enjoys watching and how to become a Youtube sensation. It always amazes me what videos go viral…many are not even that great. My favorite video is still the “Ultimate Dog Tease”…it deserves the nearly 127 million views!
Personally, I would also love hit a nerve with a viral video, but somehow it has not yet happened. It was my hope that my POLITICAL VIDEO would reach a peak during the election…but not so. Or maybe my message to SIMON COWELL on how to improve The X Factor, would at least reach him, but that ego maniac has not responded. Even my CAT VIDEO did not hit 1000…ok so it was not that funny! I also took a stab at comedy, with a video on MINIMUM WAGE, but guess I’m no Eddie Murphy:).
Well, we can never give up…it’s hard to tell what viewer’s will find entertaining. The secret to success is to keep trying until you peak their interest. One thing’s for sure…pets, music, comedy and kids seem to have the best response. However, shockingly enough, it takes millions of views just to get in this league.
According to the Telegraph website the top ten INDEPENDENT Youtube channels are below. Surprisingly enough, it is not a singer leading the pack….but a comedian. Good for him, he earned over $300k in ad revenue, but it took him almost 500 million views to do so!
Top 10 independent YouTube Channels – This is dating back a while, could not find a more recent list…but you get the point! Also found this more recent link later.
Estimated earnings and number of views in a 12 month period
1. Shane Dawson ($315,000/£200,000) 431,787,450 views
Clean-living, wholesome 22-year-old Californian comic actor producing home-made sketches. WARNING…SOME HAVE FOUL LANGUAGE.
2. The Annoying Orange ($288,000/£185,504) 349,753,047 views
Animated fruit created by Dane Boedigheimer that could soon appear on television.
3. Philip DeFranco ($181,000/£117,000) 248,735,032 views
Video blogger who began uploading clips while in a university.
4. Ryan Higa ($151,000/£97,200) 206,979,909 views
Also known as Nigahiga, the Hawaiian-born Japanese-American peaked from lip-synching to original comedy and has had more than 150 million hits. Videos How to be Gangster and How to be Ninja went viral for him and his Yabo Crew.
5. Fred Figglehorn ($146,000/£94,000) 200,656,150 views
Lucas Cruikshank, is only 16 and made videos for children which will appear on Nickelodeon.
6. Shay Carl ($140,000/£90,000) 192,309,247 views
An Idaho radio DJ and comic.
7. Mediocre Films ($116,000/£74,600) 159,030,703 views
Comedy clips created by Greg Benson.
8. Smosh ($113,000/£72,700) 154,936,876 views
Comedy duo Anthony Padilla & Ian Hecox
9. The Young Turks ($112,000/£72,000) 153,807,362 views
Current affairs discussions and satire
10. Natalie Tran ($101,000/£65,000) 138,871,829 views
A 24-year-old Vietnamese-Australian comic with popular vlogs. is the No 1 Down Under.
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ANOTHER FUNNY VIDEO…BUT IS IT WORTH OVER 500 MILLION VIEWS?