(Last Updated On: January 18, 2018)
First We Feast is an online web show that is behind the popular online series Hot Ones whereby celebrities are interviewed by host Sean Evans over a platter of increasingly spicy chicken wings. First We Feast was founded in 2012 and is currently owned by Complex Media. It views food as an illuminating lens into pop culture, music, travel and more. It offers an iconoclastic view into the culinary world taking the viewers behind the scenes with some of the county’s best chefs and finding the unexpected places where food and pop culture intersect. Celebrities such as Kevin Hart, DJ Khaled, Joe Budden, Ja Rule, Chris Jericho, James Franco, Casey Neistat, Russell Brand, Liam Payne and many others.
How Much Money Does First We Feast Makes On YouTube?
The channel has over 3 million subscribers as of early 2018 and has accumulated over 350 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 800,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $1,500 per day ($550,000 a year) from the ads that appear on the videos.
YouTubers get paid between $2 – $5 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views range from 40% – 60% of the total views. All these are influenced by several factors like device played on, the location of the viewer, ad inventory, how many ads there are on a video, how many people skip the ads, ad engagement etc.
There is also a program known as Google Preferred where deep-pocketed companies can target ads on the top 5% most popular content. The ad rates here are higher than normal. Apart from ads, YouTubers also generate extra from YouTube Red viewers who pay a monthly fee to view premium content on YouTube plus watch videos without ads. Here they get paid based on watch time on their videos. The longer the viewers watch their videos, the more money they earn.