Is Youtube a Real Career, or Just Funny Videos?

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Remember in 2017 when Jake Paul and Team 10 made that video “It’s Everyday Bro?” Remember how it got more dislikes than likes in less than a month? YouTube, a couple years ago was something that was gawked at and viewed as comedy. Now, there are hundreds of thousands of people who make a living off of YouTube.

 The Dolan Twins earned 5 million dollars in the year 2019. In an article by nailbuzz.com, it reported that the Twins got around 700,000 views a day which is the same as 3,500 dollars, all from ad revenue. 

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Not only is it based on views and ad revenue, but the amount of watch time. “It is crazy to think how far YouTube has gone as a platform,” says 22 year-old Kyler Campbell. “I remember when it was just the original guys like Pewdiepie and Filthy Frank, now every single person has a channel.” 

“It came out of nowhere really, because back in the day it was a place to watch music videos and funny stuff, now everyone is on it. They’ll show everything from how to wear a suit the proper way, to cooking with famous people,” Kyle Hanke, a student at Snow College says. Hanke continues with, “I think it’s a job anyone would like because you get to film stuff you like to do. I know I’d just do sports stuff and show that to the world.” 

What seemed like a website for comedy, has now turned into a real life job.

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