02 Jan

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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Posted by on January 2, 2013 in HEADLINE NEWS


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  1. robert drexler

    May 8, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Shane dawson is not a comedian..its all about popularity. I believe he’s creepy more than anything else. In one of his video’s a character he was playing accidently drank sperm. He called it his love cup. I Hav’nt watched
    another video of his since.

    • brittaj

      May 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      Robert…I have to agree. He was not funny to me either! Thanks for your feedback:)

  2. Moron...

    May 21, 2013 at 2:07 am

    I have got no idea where you got these stats from but you either copied it from a blog from 2009 or you pulled this shit out of your ass…

    Im just letting you know, I make more money on youtube then what you have shane dawson ranked at and Im not even on the top 100 subscribed…

    Because you obviously have no youtube experience.

    I get paid 4,80 CPM (CPM IS HOW MUCH YOU GET PAID PER 1000 VIEWS)

    Most of these youtubers would be getting $6 – $8 depending on there network deal, I know Fullscreen pays me 4.80 but they would pay someone like shanedawson $6 – $7 CPM.

    So shane dawson would be making around 900k a year not 315k…

    • brittaj

      May 21, 2013 at 8:31 am

      Moron, thanks for your feedback. Yes, this info was pulled from another website not out of my ass. Also included a link to a more updated site when I published this a while back. So while it may be old information…many get the point (except you). There is money to be made on Youtube which was the main idea of the blog. I may seem clueless…but at least my name is NOT Moron:). AND YES…I HAVE A YOUTUBE CHANNEL. It is not making thousands but it is fun for down time…

  3. Amber

    September 13, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I’m shocked that Jenna Marbles in not on here!?!?

    • brittaj17

      September 14, 2013 at 10:05 am

      Amber, this list may be a bit old now….probably new top rankings now! It changes so fast these days:).


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