(Last Updated On: January 22, 2020)
The Nerdwriter Net Worth – $650,000
Evan Puschak is the guy who runs the YouTube channel The Nerdwriter (Nerdwriter1). He has an estimated net worth of $650,000. He is the writer/editor and video essayist in the channel. Basically, the content mainly video essays that examine subjects from throughout the art world ranging from film and television to music, poetry, paintings etc. He studied film production in Boston University.
What Puschak does is to make you stop to think about the world around you. He started out back in 2011 and one of his videos called The KIND Fund got him a job at MSNBC. Three years later he got another job with The Discovery Channel’s digital network as the writer/host of Seeker Daily. Currently he works full time on his YouTube channel since he is able to make enough money to live off his channel.
How Much Money Does The Nerdwriter Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 3 million subscribers as of 2020 growing by 600 new subs daily and has accumulated over 220 million views so far. A new video is usually uploaded each week. In a day the channel is able to get an average 100,000 views per day. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $500 per day ($180,000 a year) from 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, 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.
Nerdwriter is able to make extra income through his Patreon account where people donate a monthly amount to support his work and in return may get some exclusive content or any other product. Currently, he gets around $4,000 a month. Once in a while he gets a sponsorship deals in some of his videos.