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The World’s Highest Earning YouTube Stars

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It’s no secret the growth of YouTube has been phenomenal over the last few years. Since the starting of YouTube.com the network has grown to over a billion users worldwide. The popularity of the site has provided value countless hours of wasted time to billions of people — and even made some individuals, brands and bloggers very rich in the process.

YouTube is a great way to start sharing content with a world wide audience that is already just sitting and waiting to see what you create. This is especially true for anyone focusing on videos that tutorials, laughter, product showcases and much more. Also check out my how to rank youtube video on Google guide, to learn how to quickly get your videos in front of a lot more people outside of just YouTube.

Today we’ll be looking at the profit side of YouTube.com and how some people have used their creativity to make enormous money. These people have been able to tap into various different niches, and capitalize on their popularity.

Let’s get started.

10. Ray William Johnson – Estimated $1-$2 Million per year

He started back in 2008 and was YouTube’s first ever comedian. He tapped into the market in his mid-twenties, and generated a bulk of his fortune through his series “=3” which provides commentary on viral videos. His current subscriber count is 12 million, and has close to 12 billion views combined.

Unfortunately, he has been doing it for so long that he stopped for a short period of time. However, due to popular demand he did bring it back with a new host, but the subscriber and view count is slowly declining forcing him to grab the 10th spot on our list. The success was due to Ray William being part of the show from the beginning. He is finding creative ways to bring the popularity back into the show. Let’s wait and see what happens.

Most Popular Video – Don’t Call Me Fat

Current Views: 24.5 million

In this video Ray makes fun of overweight people doing various different dumb stuff. For example, in one video this drunk girl whose overweight starts jumping on a glass table…LOL. In another, this overweight guy tries to fit into XXS size pants then goes out in public.

9. Toby Games – Estimated $1-$2 Million per year

He is more famously known as Tobuscus, and currently resides in California. Bulk of his fortune comes from his various YouTube channels involving games, blogging talk and funny skits. Toby has around 15 million subscribers across all his channels with 3.2 billion views. His popularity recently landing him on a TV show called – The Annoying Orange.

His channel continues to grow as he starts incorporating more comedic variety.

Most Popular Video – I Can Swing My Sword  

Current Views: 62.2 million

A 1:20 minute video based on Minecraft. The song is produced, sang and directly by Toby. It’s a full length song, but let’s NOT forget Minecraft is very popular because of the “LEGO” elements within the game.

8. Jenna Marbles – Estimated $2 Million per year

Jenna has been on YouTube since 2010, and has roughly 14.7 million subscribers. Her channel currently has 1.7 views across all videos which is bringing her some serious profit every single year. She is 28 years old, from New York City, and is very successful through YouTube holding the title of the women with highest subscribers on a channel. She has been showcased on New York Times and ABC News.

Most Popular Video – How To Trick People Into Thinking You’re Good Looking

Current Views: 62.7 million

A 2:37 minute video which I thought was hilarious. It’s strictly for women, and goes through steps you can take to trick people into thinking your good looking. She starts with a shower then eyes, makeup, hair, and scores serious points because of her sense of humour during the whole process. It’s a video you definitely have to see because it’ll knock you off your seat.

7. Adam Dahlberg (Sky Does Minecraft) – Estimated $2-$3 Million per year

Adam is currently averaging 55 million views per month, and that equals a total of 2.5 billion views in total. Adam has really established himself on social media with close to a million followers. He got really big on YouTube with a team called “Crafted”, but went on to create his own channel called “Mind Craft.

Most Popular Video – New World

Current Views: 62.1 million

The video does a parody of Coldplay’s Paradise however it is completely Mind Craft style. The video takes people through different worlds, and you’ll run into the typical Mind Craft characters.

6. CollegeHumor – Estimated $2.5-$3.5 Million per year

This channel got enormous from their segment known as Jake & Amir. The segment is about two guys who annoy the heck out of each other, but is VERY funny. The channel has over 3.3 billion views, and close to 9.9 million subscribers. They have been on YouTube.com for 8 years, but recently posted their final episode. Recently, they have been on TV pranking each other

Most Popular Video – The Six Girls You’ll Date in College

Current Views: 60.8 million

This is a very funny video about girls in college, and how each one will have their vices. For example, it goes through a dumb girl, athletic, party, church, etc. The production is awesome because it looks like a real TV Mini Series. The thing which stands out about this production is how each one looks so innocent, but change over the course of your college life. I’m pretty sure many students could relate to the video which is why it attracts so many views.

5. Smosh – Estimated $3-$5.5 Million per year

Smosh has dedicated their channel creating parody of popular shows like Pokemon, etc. They have since stopped many of them because giant companies complained about the popularity. However, they were able to drive millions of more people by creating special effects, and are currently in talks to get their comedy content on TV. They currently have 87 million views per month which equals a total of 4.4 billion. The subscriber count is currently 20 million.

Most Popular Video – Beef n Go

Current Views: 101.8 million

This movie is censored, but very popular with the YouTube audience. What is this video about? It’s a silly video about people who love to eat meet, but are always on the go. They introduce a tube like product called “Beef n Go”, and altered celebrity photos showing them promote the product. The video is actually funny because it’s silly, but hilarious at the same time.

4. Epic Meal Time – Estimated $6 Million per year

The creators are NO longer making money off YouTube.com because they have been given their own show on the FYI network called: Epic Meal Empire. They are the very first people to bring YouTube to TV, and have had celebrity guests like Tony Hawk + Arnold Schwarzenegger. They currently have 167 episodes with 781 million views. Their subscriber count is insane with 6.6 million subscribers.

Most Popular Video – Fast Food Lasagna

Current Views: 26 million

Here’s a quick breakdown of their video.

They go to all the popular fast food restaurants: McDonalds, Wendy’s, and A&W. They order 15 burgers from each place, and have lasagna sauce ready at home. Within a cooking case everything is layered to create a lasagna. The total calories of the meal is over 20,000 which is an insane number. Basically the video shows you how to create lasagna from fast food – burgers.

3. DC Toys Collector – Estimated $5 Million per year

The channel gets roughly 380 million views per month which is an enormous number compared to others. The channel consist of an unknown Brazilian women who purchases, and assembles Disney toys. She has never shown her face, but is still a very popular channel. Mothers and kids love the channel, and it currently has 5.2 billion views. This just reiterates the fact that you should always follow your passion.

Most Popular Video – Play Doh Sparkle Princess Ariel

Current Views: 365 million (WOW)

The video is 9:11 minutes and is about different Disney toys that have entered the market. This one is about Princess Ariel and the commentary is awesome. She essentially goes through the whole item from start to finish showing you the cool things you can do with Play Doh. She opens up each play doh and dresses each princess with a new dress made strictly from the play doh. The video has cool music playing in the background which adds a cool touch to each video.

2. Pewdiepie- Estimated $8-$12 Million per year

This guy is just 25 years old, and does hilarious commentary which has allowed him to go viral. His real name is Felix and is from Sweden, and receives 392 million views per month. Collectively he has 8 billion views on his channel with 34 million subscribers. It’s reported no other channel has more views then him which is why he is making a massive fortunate each month.

His popularity has made him a celebrity, and his other accounts have massive followers too. For example, his Twitter account currently has 5.39 million followers.

Most Popular Video – A Funny Montage

Current Views: 69 million

This video is a bunch of smaller skits in different scenarios. In a few of them he’s playing video games, and in others he’s singing to music videos. The reason these videos are so funny is because he is making funny of almost every aspect, and even impersonates characters throughout. This video is roughly 10:52 minutes which is longer compared to the others discussed in this post.

If you are looking to have a laugh while viewing different sequences then this montage is perfect for you.

1. ShyCarl – Estimated 900 Million

He sold his business for 500 million dollars, and was the pioneer of “vlog videos”. What is “Vlog”? Its video blogging, and YouTube.com allowed people to launch their careers instantaneously. He since then has launched his own company, a network called “Maker Studio”. The cool thing is this company was bought by Walt Disney for 500 million, and is guaranteed another 450 Million if performs the way it’s supposed to.

He still has a YouTube.com channel which does NOT take bulk of his time, however it has 1 million subscribers.

His total net-worth is you factor in all the buyouts, etc is roughly $950 million. He has recently started his own clothing line called Trixin.

Most Popular Video – Dad Busts Kids Making Mess

Current Views: 1 million

This video is roughly 4:23 minutes with 88,000 “Likes”. The video is a Windex Touch-up Cleaner Commercial.

The video starts with his pregnant wife who is completely overwhelmed with work so Shy offers to make dinner. He enlists the help of his kids, and all of them are working as a team. Shy leaves the kids alone to make the table while he goes to help with the laundry, and this is where hell breaks loose. First, his kids start playing with the ketchup and mustard spraying on the counter. These two sprays turn into animated actions characters that the kids love.

This happens “2” times throughout the video and I started asking myself what’s the point. Then after, I noticed how the video is for Windex Touch-up Cleaner.

The World’s Highest-Paid YouTube Stars 2015

I hope you enjoyed our roundup of top 10 YouTubers and learned that you can make a cool living doing what you love. These people all started with a simple passion then made a huge difference in everyone’s life. They provide entertainment through laughter, silliness, uniqueness, and more.

To see a complete summary of everything mentioned above, you can watch the YouTube video below.

It’s never too late to start doing what you love so setup an account right now – It’s absolutely FREE.

For anyone that doesn’t want to start making videos and put your face out there, check out this guide on how to start a blog and how you can achieve similar fame and financial success in the process!

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5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Be Writing Blogs Right Now

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Blogging is a great way to get your website noticed and generate more traffic and sales. 86% of companies use a blog on their websites, so you can’t afford to miss out.

You may think that blogs aren’t that important, or that they don’t make a lot of difference to your business. But they are a lot more effective than you may think.

Blogging can increase your lead generation by 67%. Whether you’re a new or established business, this can prove invaluable. Here are 5 reasons your business needs to start writing blogs now.

1. Generate Traffic

Blog posts add more content to your website and thus attract more people to visit your site. Creating web content means that you can direct your readers to other parts of your website.

This means you can write a post about one of your products or services and use yours as an example. When readers discover this, you have a greater chance of boosting sales.

2. Boost SEO

When it comes to marketing your business, SEO is king. SEO determines where your website ranks on search engine results. In turn, it impacts how many people find you.

There are a lot of things that affect your SEO. Things like a fully optimized website and using the right links can make a real difference. Hook Agency says that having the right SEO can double or even triple your traffic from search engines.

Once you have your website sorted, blog content is next. The more blogs you write, the better the SEO. Use popular keywords and terms that your audience would search for. This will make your posts rank higher on search engines and get customers your way.

3. Create a Brand Voice

There are a lot of company blogs out there which may be interesting, but they have no distinctive voice. When they have no voice, they all blend into one.

But if you write blogs with a specific voice, you make an impression. When people can recognise your writing style, they recognise your company.

Set featured imageTry to give your posts a personality. They are more fun to read and will keep people coming back to read for more. They make your brand more trustworthy and encourage people to choose your brand.

4. Showcase Your Services

When it comes to your business, you’re the expert. You know all about your own products and services, so use your blog to show off this knowledge!

Explain what you offer and what you can do for your customers. People want brands to know exactly what they’re selling and it makes you more reliable.

It also serves as a free way to advertise your business. You can write as much or as little as you want on the services you’re offering.  

5. You Stay Ahead of the Curve

When you give your website a blog, you’re also future proofing your business. Those who don’t have blogs are lagging behind and missing out on a lot of great opportunities.

It gives you the chance to be creative and boost your business in a whole new way. You can also add other media like videos and photos to your posts to boost your SEO even further.

Chances are, you’ll find blogging very fun. Regular content on your site gives your business a firm presence and will keep you on the SEO map for longer.

Your Business Needs to Start Writing Blogs Now

Now that you know how important it is to start writing blogs for your business, it’s time to get started. It’s a fun creative challenge which can lead to more traffic and more sales.

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Quick and Effective Tips to Maximize Speed of your Website or Blog

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Few things are worse than when you click over to a new website or blog, and then it’s loading slow as anything. With everyone having an extremely short attention span, and so many options for other websites and entertainment online, a fast loading website is a must for every blogger, brand, or business on the internet.

There are also many benefits associated with a fast loading site, beyond just user experience. Google is now penalizing sites that take too long to load, and boosting up other sites that a mobile-optimized and running super fast.

Depending on how technical your design or WordPress skills might be, the process of speeding up your site and maximizing it’s optimization might vary. To help with this process, I’ve listed a few of the best working methods below.

Optimize your Homepage to Load Quickly

With the homepage being one of the most vital parts of your website or blog, you should be doing everything possible to make sure it loads quickly. Different things can be done to speed up your homepage such as lowering the number of posts on the main page, minimizing applications and widgets from third-party sites, and also optimizing your images so they are either loading as a smaller sized file or through a CDN service. It’s also a good idea to use an SEO friendly theme or template, as these are more often cleaner with their coding and already optimized right out of the box.

Use an Effective Caching Plugin

If you are using a CMS like WordPress or blogger, then using an effective cashing plugin can contribute nicely in the process of making sure your site is loading as fast as possible. Since caching is an apparatus for a temporary storage of web pages to diminish bandwidth and to improve page loading performance as well, it saves the server’s time to make web pages load faster. Caching plugins are easy to install and use. All you need to do is perform some research online to see which plugin is best for your site, then click a few buttons to have it installed right within WordPress. Once this is done, it’s usually just a matter of copying the account number of your CDN and letting the hosting provider and WordPress plugin do its work.

Use CDN (content delivery network)

We’ve already referenced content delivery networks or CDNs, a few times now. The way these solutions work is that they host a version of your site on their server, and then loads the content from another server that is closest to that individual’s location. More and more site owners and bloggers are using CDNs not only to improve page load speed but to provide users with a great experience to make them stay longer on the website. Also mentioned earlier, this can help with how well a site ranks in Google, while also moving your site above the competition. Moreover, if one of your server locations is overloaded due to huge traffic and visitors, then users can automatically be switched to a new server location to enjoy fast loading website experience.

Improve Your Hosting Plan

If you have a slow loading website or blog, it’s likely due to your hosting plan. If you are pushing a lot of traffic through your site and making money in the process, you should definitely upgrade from a shared server. Shared hosting is often fine for new site owners and bloggers, but as your site gains more attention, backlinks, and traffic, it will also likely be using more server resource. On a shared server, your site is also sharing the server resources with many other sites — sometimes hundreds, or even thousands! Upgrading your hosting plan to a VPS or dedicated hosting package can greatly improve the performance of your site as well. So, if you are still using a cheap web hosting plan with an average price below $5/mo and receiving massive traffic from search engines, then it would be the right time for you to upgrade your hosting plan with a better one to speed up your website loading speed.

Use Optimized Images

Big images take up a lot of space and resources when it comes to loading data from your site. This is especially true with very high-quality images. While these images are going to play a big role in the beauty and engagement on your site, there are still ways to optimize such large images so they load faster and put less stress on your server. There are many plugins are available that can drastically reduce the file size of an image without reducing the quality. Image optimization will not only help you boost website load time but will also save disk space for more files and media. If you really don’t want to overload your website with plugins, then you can also use online image reducer apps and software to optimize image before uploading to the media library of the site.

Minimize HTTP Redirects Requests

How and where content is being loaded on your site can also affect its overall performance. You may need to use redirect requests to redirect the web browser from one URL to another. There are a variety of reasons as to why you might want to do this, such as to specify a new URL location, to track visits and clicks on the site or to connect different elements of the website with each other. Since redirects might be necessary to enhance overall UX of the website, you should only be using the redirect requests that are most important because excessive redirect requests can have an ultimate impact on the loading speed of your website/blog.

Don’t Leave Your Audience Hanging

When browsing the internet, few things are more annoying than accessing a slow loading website. It’s hard enough to get someone to visit your site, let alone stay for a few seconds. Don’t give them a reason to leave right away because your site isn’t loading as fast as it should be.

Follow each of the simple and effective site speed optimization tips above to make sure your site loads as fast as possible, ranks higher than the competition and also doesn’t disappoint your audience when they hit your site.

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