(Last Updated On: April 22, 2019)
M3RKMUS1C Net Worth – $3.6 Million
This gaming YouTube channel was created by a guy named Erik from Boston Massachusetts. He has an estimated net worth of $3.6 million. His content is mainly gameplay content from games Call Of Duty, GTA, Garry’s Mod and Minecraft. He started out 2009 with a video with the title “Skrub’s 1st vid”. He runs two other popular channels known as Nerd Plays and Musick where he uses the persona of a person named Melvin who is a squeaker who acts like a childish nerd that is a noob.
How Much Money Does M3RKMUS1C Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 4 million subscribers as of 2019 and has accumulated over 1.8 billion views so far. In a day the channel gets over 300,000 views. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $1,200 a day ($440,000 a year) from advertisements.
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.
Erik makes extra income through selling merchandise through his website.