(Last Updated On: July 11, 2018)
Dakotaz Net Worth – $650,000
Dakotaz is a popular gaming YouTuber and Twitch streamer from the United States. He has an estimated net worth of $650,000. He streams games like Fornite and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. He first started out on Twitch in January 2013 and has been growing steadily ever since.
How Much Money Does Dakotaz Earn From YouTube and Twitch
The channel has over 2.5 million subscribers as of 2018 and has accumulated over 300 million views so far. It gets an average of 450,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $800 per day ($300,000 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. The cost of an ad view is based on an auction between advertisers based on views. Advertisers have to bid a minimum of $0.01 per view.
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.
On Twitch, streamers make money through ad revenue, paid subscriptions, donations and Twitch bits (virtual goods you can buy and use to cheer). Dakotaz has over 2 million followers and gets an average of 20,000 viewers per stream. It is estimated that he has around 6,000 subscribers and most Twitch streamers are paid around $3.5 per subscriber. He makes around $18,000 a month ($220,000 a year) from subscriptions.
Twitch has currency called Bits. You can buy Bits “starting at $1.40 for 100,” and then fritter them away while supporting your favorite streamer. A Cheer, to be clear, is an animated chat emote. Typing “Cheer1” will generate a grey bouncing triangle, and cost you 1.4 cents. “Cheer100” brings up a dancing purple diamond, and costs you $1.4. You can Cheer any amount you please (including irregular figures, and the corresponding emotes get larger and larger, up to a “Cheer10000,” a $140 tip represented by a fractured red star. Streamers will get 1 cent for every bit pledged. When added together with donations, it is estimated that Dakota makes an average of $300 per stream via this method. This should add up to around $8,000 a month ($96,000 a year).