How Much Money Kirsten Dirksen Makes On YouTube – Net Worth

(Last Updated On: February 15, 2020)

Kirsten Dirksen Net Worth – $1.1 Million


Kirsten Dirksen is a professional videographer who runs her own self-titled YouTube channel. She has an estimated net worth of $1.1 million. Since 2006, she has been producing a web video series together with her husband that ended up becoming one of the world’s most comprehensive archive of compact homes and the people who made and live in them. Her content is mainly videos about simple living, self-sufficiency, small homes , backyard gardens, alternative transport, DIY, craftsmanship and philosophies of life.

How Much Money Does Kirsten Dirksen Earn On YouTube?

The channel has over 1.4 million subscribers as of 2020 and has accumulated over 550 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 340,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $1,700 per day ($600,000 a year) from the ads that appear on the videos.

YouTubers get paid $2 – $7 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views range from 40% – 80% 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, 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.