(Last Updated On: November 8, 2017)
Great Big Story is a YouTube channel that was launched in 2015 and was funded by CNN to expand its content. It was co-founded by Chris Berend and Andrew Morse. They are headquartered in New York with bureaus in London and Stockholm. They create and distribute micro documentaries, short films and a series for digital, social, TV and theatrical release. The producers have traveled to more than 75 countries to discover the untold, the overlooked and the flat-out amazing.
How Much Money Does Great Big Story Earn On YouTube
The channel has over 1.5 million subscribers as of late 2017 and has accumulated over 500 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 1 million 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.