(Last Updated On: February 8, 2020)
UpUpDownDown is a YouTube channel created by a guy named Austin Watson also known as Austin Creed. He is a WWE superstar under the stage name Xavier Woods. His content is mainly gameplay videos of games like Assassins Crees, Call Of Duty, Cry of Fear, Crazy Taxi, Batman, Clash Of Clans, Far Cry 4, GTA etc. He regularly features other WWE stars like Tyler Breeze, Bayley, Kofi Kingston etc.
Watson was born in Columbus, Georgia and started his wrestling career while attending Furman University.
How Much Money Does UpUpDownDown Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 2.2 million subscribers as of 2020 and has accumulated over 370 million views so far. In a day, it gets an average of 200,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $1,000 per day ($365,000 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.
Austin makes the majority of his income from his career as a WWE star.