(Last Updated On: January 22, 2020)
Nightblue3 Net Worth – $6.5 million
Rabia Yazbek is an American gaming YouTuber who runs the channel Nightblue3 and lives in Michigan. He has an estimated net worth $6.5 million. He also has a Twitch channel with over 1.7 million followers and is one of most watched streamers on the platform. He is a professional League of Legends gamer playing the position of jungler in team SoloMid. His content on YouTube is basically League of Legends game plays with an entertaining commentary. These include in-depth guides, patch note reviews, highlights, spectates and gameplay montages.
How Much Money Does NightBlue3 Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 2.7 million subscribers as of 2019 growing by 300 new subscribers daily and has accumulated over 1.1 billion views so far. New content is uploaded everyday to keep the viewers entertained. In a day the channel gets an average of 300,000 views. This should be able to generate an estimated revenue of around $1,500 per day ($550,000 a year) from ads.
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.
Nightblue3 make even more money from Twitch. He has over 2.6 million followers and has accumulated over 230 million views so far. He is able to average 8,000 viewers per stream with his highest stream having 19,600 viewers. Streamers make money on Twitch through subscribers, donations, ad revenue and bits. Nightblue3 has around 3,900 subscribers from which he makes a minimum of $2.5 from each every month. This should add up to $9,750 per month ($117,000 a year).
Officially, Twitch Partners and Affiliates receive 50% of the total subscription fee, so for the $4.99 tier, the streamer would get around $2.50. Twitch has been known to increase this amount for popular streamers to encourage them to remain on the Twitch platform, with some being upgraded to anywhere from 60% to 100% of the monthly fee.
Streamers make money through the Cheering feature when a fan cheers with bits in the chat. A Cheer is an animated chat emote that uses bits. Typing “Cheer1” will generate a grey bouncing triangle, and cost you 1.4 cents. “Cheer100” brings up a dancing purple diamond, and costs you $1.4. You can Cheer any amount you please (including irregular figures, and the corresponding emotes get larger and larger, up to a “Cheer10000,” a $140 tip represented by a fractured red star. streamers will get 1 cent for every Bit pledged while Twitch will keep the 0.4 cents.
Fans can also donate directly to their favorite streamers through Paypal and also cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, litecoin or ethereum. There are a variety of third-party services which Twitch streamers can connect to their account to activate additional features such as donations and alerts. Some of the more-popular services are Gaming For Good, StreamTip, Muxy, Stream Elements, and StreamLabs. All of these services create a unique donation page for your channel hosted on their own server which you can direct your viewers to make a donation.
Sponsorship and brand deals is another major earning avenue for streamers. A sponsored stream has an hourly rate of between 1 cent and $1 per viewer. Live appearances can earn a top tier streamer $5,000 – $10,000. Nightblue3 also has a number of sponsors such as G Fuel, Curse, Cyberpower PC, PVP Live and a bunch of others who add a considerable amount of income through product mentions and affiliate sales. He also runs a music channel on YouTube where he promotes people’s music.