How Much Money Can You Actually Make on YouTube? This Guy Will Honestly Tell You.

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It can seem like the internet is a way to make easy money, can’t it? Influencers and YouTube stars are racking up millions of followers and even more money…at least, that’s what they would have you believe.

The truth is that, even though some people are making a lot of money with their respective hustles, most people are lucky if they make enough to call it a full time job.

Like absolutely every other industry that looks like it’s full of chances to make easy money, the majority of actors, writers, musicians, et al are barely scraping by.

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I just wanted you to know that before I tell you this: real estate investor and YouTuber Graham Stephan makes a lot of cash from his content.

Graham has 2.5 million subscribers, so that plays into how much he gets back from the site in ad revenues and other means.

Those other means? If you’re curious, he breaks down his revenue streams in this TikTok. He shares his analytics, where you can see that for each video, he typically draws between 200k-500k views.

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Those views translate into revenue per day – for Graham, an average of $4k-$7k per day.

He sometimes has a “really good day,” which could spike his daily income to $11k.

Folks, if you don’t want to do the math, that ends up being just shy of $2 million a year.

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Graham has made around $3 million total since starting his channel.

This TikTok has 10 million views, and responses range from completely stunned (*raises hand*), to people wanting to get started themselves, and others are commending Graham for his transparency and honesty.


How Much I Make On YouTube with 2.5 Million Subscribers. Enjoy! #fyp #foryoupage #investing #youtube #fypシ #entrepreneur #grahamstephan

♬ original sound – GrahamStephan

What do you think about all of this? Are you surprised? Not?

If you were going to start a YouTube channel, what would it feature?

Let’s dream big together in the comments!