While the clueless Malaysian ruling government is still busy figuring ways to stop the citizens from getting “infected” (further) by the powerful technological viruses such as Twitter, Facebook, Blogging, YouTube and whatnot, young chaps are reportedly making up to US$300,000 a year from YouTube alone. So if those Malaysian Government-sponsored students are still jobless despite spending hundreds of thousands of ringgit getting their degrees, maybe they should venture into this area.
According to TubeMogul, a video advertising and analytics platform company that connects advertisers with highly targeted audiences, the annual income for independent YouTube partners can be very rewarding. The revenue from these You-Tubers comes only from banner ads served near video content loaded. The CPM for the banners ads was US$1.50 where YouTube is splitting the revenue 50-50 with partners.
Top 5 YouTube Stars who made good money:
1) Shane Dawson: US$315,000 (July 2009 – 2010 Views: 431,787,450). Videos about comedy skits and music video parodies.
2) The Annoying Orange: US$288,000 (July 2009 – 2010 Views: 349,753,047). Comedy web series that takes place in a kitchen and is about talking fruit, the orange and the apple.
3) Philip DeFranco: US$181,000 (July 2009 – 2010 Views: 248,735,032). His shows – The Philip DeFranco Show is about video blogging topics range from politics to pop culture.
4) Ryan Higa: US$151,000 (July 2009 – 2010 Views: 206,979,909). A video blogger who turned into a viral star with his “How to be Gangster” and “How to be Ninja” videos.
5) Fred: US$146,000 (July 2009 – 2010 Views: 200,656,150). Lucas Cruikshank plays “a lonely six year old named Fred” who uses his mom’s video camera and posts videos on a YouTube channel.
But wait a minute. Obviously they have not view the videos made about Malaysian politicians. I’m sure Chua Soi Lek and V.K. Lingam would score higher views and make more money if they can just add some humors into their videos.
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