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The Perks of Being a Vlogger

7 Sep

While surfing the web (mainly creeping on Facebook), I decided to do some added research for class and look up some famous video blogs. Let me just start out by saying that the market is bombarded with people hoping to catch a break by recording their day to day activities and posting them on YouTube. I had no idea how to know which “vlog” would be best to watch. So naturally I went to Google. (Speaking of which, their Star Trek theme was adorable).

Anyways, I typed “most popular video blogs” into the search bar and went to the link that said “10 Most Popular Video Blogs Online.” Knowing  that by doing so that I was feeding into the theory that people are more apt to click on or read articles that contain a number in the title. All of the links that I clicked on always seemed to contain one video blog: The Shaytards.

After reading further, I discovered that the main blogger “Shaycarl” embarked on this adventure by wanting to maintain a weight loss vlog. This eventually lead to an everyday occurrence when Shaycarl vowed on his 29th birthday to vlog every day of that year, and the rest is history. The Shaytards is now a popular vlog with over 900.000 subscribers who watch this family communicate and interact with one another.

So what are the perks of an online vlogger? YouTube partners make, on average, $2.50-$5.00 per view. If you have a channel, you will make anywhere from $.01-$.05 per view. This may not be enough to quit your day job depending on how often you post, but for those vloggers who upload videos everyday, you can definitely earn a pretty penny.

I may not invest myself in this form of media any time soon, but the perks of being a vlogger are nothing to scoff at. As we continue this up rise of social media through documenting our every day lives, all of us can potentially claim our 15 minutes of fame. So watch out YouTube, right now I may only have the possibility of getting extra credit in class, but maybe one day I will be able to save up for a European vacation courtesy of future YouTube subscribers.

And just as an added bonus, check out this really disturbing vlog that I found whilst surfing YouTube…

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