(Last Updated On: January 21, 2020)
The SLAPTrain Net Worth – $1.4 Million
Peter Jeakins is the guy popularly known as TheSLAPTrain on YouTube. He has an estimated net worth of $1.4 million. He is a Canadian gaming YouTuber from Hamilton Ontario. He uploads multiple videos of gaming commentary on games such as Forza Motorsport, Grand Turismo, Need For Speed, Mad Max, Call of Duty, Absolute Drift, Mafia 3 etc. He started YouTube back in 2012 and was known as SlapHD. He vlogs from time to time.
How Much Money Does TheSLAPTrain Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 2.1 million subscribers as of 2020 growing by around 500 new subs daily and has accumulated over 600 million views so far. From the multiple videos in the channel, it is able to average 140,000 views per day. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $700 per day ($250,000 a year) from ads that run 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.
Peter is able to get extra income through merchandise sales and commission revenue from G2A through affiliate sales. He also has a Twitch channel where he makes money through advertisement revenue, donations and paying subscribers.