Money makes the world go around. It also makes people post videos on YouTube.
Recently, a young man was shot dead on Wednesday in a prank gone wrong in Lahore. He and his friends were filming a prank to upload on YouTube and got into a fight with a family.
But what is this obsession with uploading videos onto YouTube? Well, there are two reasons – fame and fortune. You can make big bucks by uploading videos onto YouTube.
In Pakistan, if one million Pakistanis watch your video, you could make $200 or $300. The higher the views, the more money you can make.
That’s also true for the longer people watch your videos. That’s why comedy and prank videos do so well – you have to get to the end to get to the punchline.
But if your video is viewed by people in America, Australia or India, you get more money per view. You get $3 on 1,000 views and $300 on 100,000 views.
YouTube has hundreds of categories for people to post videos in — tech reviews, music, action, comedy, vlogs and so many more.
If the video is your own and doesn’t have any violence or abusive language, that makes a difference too. Most importantly, you can only start making money if you have 1,000 subscribers or more.
One of YouTube’s most popular videos, PSY’s Gangnam Style has made over $7.8 million so far.