There’s an interesting article in today’s New York Times about YouTubers who are actually making a living doing videos. Prominently featured are two of my friends from the site, Michael Buckley of “What the Buck” and Cory Williams of SMP Films.
It’s good to see some non-hysterical coverage from a mainstream media outlet, pity the same can’t be said for a lot of the people who read the article. The comments from the readers are amusing in their bitterness and ignorance. My personal favourite said :
“Nice to know that someone making amateur Youtube videos (they are a bit entertaining I admit)makes more money than most people I know, with advanced degrees that work 60 hour weeks in offices.
Time to think of a new career path or at least a way to pay off those undergrad and graduate student loans.”
No shit, Sherlock! If you know people who spent years at university racking up massive debts only to end up in dead end jobs it’s fucking obvious they should wake the fuck up! It appears they didn’t learn many worthwhile lessons in their studies.
Anyway, this is as good an excuse as any to post a video I made with the fabulously wealthy Cory while I was visiting him in the US recently. Oh, and for those who are interested, I make more like $100 a month from YouTube rather than the $100,000 per year Mr Buckley is lucky enough to be making!
11 responses to “YouTube in the news”
The high-quality option looks good. Mr. Angry, I’ll bet that you could use this new resolution allowance to terrify small children with much more impact if you were so motivated.
Maybe if you swear more, you’ll earn more?
100 g’s a month. Go WTB! I’m hoping to get there myself soon.
that looks so awesome, seems like you had fun on your trip. Aren’t you part of the partners program??? i have heard that its not to flash when it comes to pay in australia.
E0157H7: I agree – I’m much scarier in high resolution
custador: I suspetc the opposite may be true
blackcat: I know I was impressed (although it was $100K per annum for WTB)
Jase: I had immense fun. And the partner program pays on views/ad clicks so you need to get hundreds of thousands of views on a regular basis to make any real cash.
“Nice to know that someone making amateur Youtube videos (they are a bit entertaining I admit)makes more money than most people I know, with advanced degrees that work 60 hour weeks in offices.”
It’s called Capitalism.
Welcome to America son.
Now stop yer fussing, get your camera, your computer, your YouTube account, and start YouTubing.
God bless America!
Yeah, it seems kind of obvious – stop bitching and do something!
In this post your argument is weak; but as you said “featured are two of my friends from the site”.
If the person, who has an advance degree in a field that benefits society, is making a mediocre income for what they are doing, they have every right to be bitter. Especially if the other person is making money rehashing gossip from other sources… there is nothing irrational about that.
Note: that I think Michael is fun to occasionally watch, but I have no clue who he is talking about, and these “stars” seem to be on repeated episodes.
I know I’m wasting my time with this, but I too like to piss people off.
100 bucks a month on Youtube Angry, that is excellent. I hope the tax man doesn’t know about it.
Keep up the good work.
Thomas: Boring whining shits are boring whining shits. They should change their lives or shut the fuck up.
Lawrence: I have a company set up for payments, the taxman is happy. Thanks 🙂
What song was that Mr. Angry?