(Last Updated On: January 24, 2020)
TheBackyardScientist Net Worth – $1.2 Million
YouTuber The Backyard Scientist is a guy who performs some of the most strange and quite dangerous science experiments. Some of them include pouring aluminum into a watermelon making it explode into pieces, shooting watermelons with exploding sodium bullets, pouring molten salt into water leading to his fish tank exploding and many others. The scientist is called Kevin Kohler and he does these experiments right outside his house in his backyard.
How Much Money Does TheBackyardScientist Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 4.5 million subscribers as of 2020 growing by an average of 300 subs daily and has accumulated over 550 million views so far. New videos are uploaded every week. In a day, the channel gets an average of 100,000 views. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $500 per day ($180,000 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.