(Last Updated On: March 14, 2018)
The Dudesons are a four-man stunt group from Finland who post videos of them doing pranks and stunts. They do have a show on TV but also decided to spread their wings online. Their show is a combination of stunts, comedy and reality. The group met when they were really young and were interested in snowboarding, skateboarding and downhill mountain biking.
How Much Money The Dudesons Earn On YouTube
The Dudesons YouTube channel has over 2.8 million subscribers growing by 1,000 new subs daily and has accumulated over 520 million views since 2006. The channel gets an average of 180,000 views per day across its videos cumulatively which in turn result into estimated revenues of around $330 per day ($120,000 a year) from the ads that run 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.
The Dudesons make even more money selling merchandise online and income from their TV show.