(Last Updated On: January 24, 2020)
TheSmithPlays Net Worth – $2 Million
Patrick Smith is the YouTuber who runs the channel called The SmithPlays. He has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He is Canadian and mainly uploads gameplay videos of Call Of Duty zombies. He also makes podcasts, challenge videos, guides and vlogs onto the channel. He has collaborated with other big YouTubers like MrTLexify and TheJFKGamer.
How Much Money Does TheSmithPlays Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 2.8 million subscribers as of 2020 and has accumulated over 820 million views since starting out. It is able to get an average of 350,000 views per day. This should generate an average of $1,700 per day ($620,000 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, 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.
Patrick makes extra income from sponsorship deals from companies like G-Fuel and t-shirt sales.