On YouTube and other social media platforms, any niche and any topic could lead you to make big profits just by uploading your videos and sharing them with the world. Every view counts, every like is worth a penny, and every action increases traffic.
Online games have brought a lot of fun and excitement to our online community. As online games and online community increase from time to time, influencers are also making more and more profit. How does it work?
Here’s a list of the top influencers in the game on YouTube and how they got started:
Also known as the Markiplier, a Hawaii-born army dropped out of college where he studied engineering to further his career as a YouTube game commentator. Specializing in the horror genre, his videos have been viewed more than 7 billion times in five years. His latest sign of crossover success? He signed a deal with mega agency William Morris Endeavor in 2016.
Also known as PewDiePie, he is the world’s highest paid YouTube influencer in 2016. The Swedish gamer would have topped the video game category if it weren’t for the nine videos he posted in early 2017, which contain Nazi footage. Maker Studios, a subsidiary of Disney, which is also his multi-channel network partner, severed ties with him. He was also banned from the YouTube Red platform and the Google Preferred program. He continues to make millions from YouTube ads alone as his brand tarnishes.
A Canadian born was also known as VanossGaming, to pursue his career online full time, he dropped out of the University of Pennsylvania. Chat and prank your friends and collaborators while playing games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto on your YouTube channel. He began voicing a character in the adult cartoon series ‘Paranormal Action Squad’ for YouTube Red in 2016.
Also known as Omgitsfirefoxx, she began livestreaming on the Twitch gaming platform in 2013. She posts her highlights on YouTube, where she quickly accumulated an impressive following that led to partnerships with brands such as Audi, Syfy, and Intel.
A British-born YouTube influencer is also known as Lia Wolf, who specializes in Call of Duty game videos, she also dabbles in cosplay and anime. With his more than 5 million subscribers and followers, he had brought her into partnerships with companies like Activision, EA, Ubisoft, and Disney. She said, “I wanted to show that girls can play and be good at video games too.”
His real name is Sean McLoughlin. He first went to YouTube in 2012 and then began posting daily in 2013. He is best known for his energetic and funny comments. With his videos viewed more than 7.2 billion times, he is signed with Revelmode, a subnet of Disney’s Maker Studios.
Daniel Middleton is a professional gamer known online as DanTDM or The Diamond Minecraft. His dominance of the popular family game Minecraft and his followers had set him a Guinness World Record in 2016 for amassing the most views for a dedicated Minecraft channel, which at the time is 7.9 billion.
Tom Cassell, the longtime gamer who was the first person to reach 1 million followers on the live streaming platform Twitch in 2014. Since then, he has received more than 10 million YouTube subscribers for his franchise games. games like Halo and Call of Duty. Now he signed with the gaming influencer agency 3BlackDot with fellow rosters Sonja Reid and Evan Fong.
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Adam Dahlberg, a YouTube veteran at the age of 24. He started out as a voice actor for video game videos in 2006 and more than a decade later, his main channel focused on the hit children’s game Minecraft. It boasted over 11 million subscribers and is now partnered with Amazon, Netflix, and Nintendo and sells merchandise to fans like posters and pillows.
AtomicMari was the only female member of the mega-popular YouTube channel, Smosh Games, until early 2017. She stars in Maricraft, a subseries focused on the Minecraft game. The former professional dancer began hosting her Smosh Pit Weekly in 2010. Now, she has a social audience of over 2 million and in 2016, she competed as a cast member on season 33 of the CBS hit ‘Survivor.’
These YouTubers make millions a year simply by playing and narrating video games.