When I was younger, and computers/laptops were a fairly new thing, YouTube was invented. I would sit and watch music videos to learn the lyrics to my new favorite Beyoncé or Fergie songs. My brothers would watch voice-overs of video games and Lego-man videos, just for pure entertainment.
Now, people are gaining fame and fortune merely by posting different kinds of videos to YouTube. There are makeup tutorials, people telling stories about themselves, and some even doing hilarious pranks and tricks.
I have been watching David Dobrik and his friends, formally known as the "Vlogsquad," for a few months now. They video their daily lives, which I must say are a little bit more eventful than the average young adult, and upload the videos to YouTube. They do bits like riding a bike off a ramp into the pool, buying an entire head-to-toe outfit from Gucci, and surprising their friends with brand new cars and trips to Vegas. The group is absolutely hilarious, so it is no wonder they are so popular, most of them having millions of subscribers on YouTube.
I don't know exactly how the business side of this works, like if they get paid per view of each video, or for featuring different brands in their videos. But, something they're doing is right. They all have very nice cars, including Teslas and Range Rovers, big houses in LA, and tons of designer brand clothes. Jason Nash even surprised his girlfriend with $10,000 Hamilton tickets!
David Dobrik, the leader of the Vlogsquad, is estimated to be worth around $4 million. As a 22-year-old immigrant from Slovakia, that is pretty amazing. All of his coworkers/friends are worth just below if not the same as him, and they all achieved this fame and fortune by being funny and uploading their life to YouTube. So, to all you teens/young adults out there looking for extra money, get your funny on, pick up your cameras, and start filming.