How Much Money Extra Credits Makes On YouTube – Net Worth

(Last Updated On: April 18, 2021)

Extra Credits Net Worth – $1.8 Million


Extra Credits is an educational YouTube channel created by two guys named James Portnow and Daniel Floyd. They have an estimated net worth of $1.8 million. For a number of years, they have delivered essays about video game design showing their fans why “games matter”. They have also ventured into creating videos on world history which they have researched thoroughly. Dan studied at Savannah College of Art and Design and for his senior project he made a video out one of James’ articles. This was when the two started doing Extra Credits.

How Much Money Does Extra Credits Earn On YouTube?

The channel has over 2.8 million subscribers as of 2020 and has accumulated over 800 million views so far. it is able to get an average of 270,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $2,000 per day ($730,000 a year) from the ads that appear on the videos.

YouTube content creators based in the US, UK, Canada and Australia generally get paid $2 – $12 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views usually range from 40% – 80% of the total views. All these are influenced by several factors like the device played on, time of the year, the location of the viewer, ad inventory, how many ads there are on a video, how many people skip the ads, type of advertisement, ad engagement, type of content, 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.

Dan has made extra income through working for Pixar. They are also supported by their loyal fans on Patreon where a total of around $15,000 is given every month to support content creation.

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