I wouldn't disagree. Also I'm pretty sure fact fiend doesn't run more then one pre-roll ad on there videos if I am not mistaken. They have also refused sponsorship's, with the same attitude they have towards their fans. Utter contempt and hatred. Which is hilarious if you see those exchanges, and sorta heart warming. Honestly it's more of a mystery how Karl makes his money. VC investors, a secret YouTube deal, I dunno. I think YouTube does stack the deck in certain creators favor. Especially if they create pretty safe content like Karl does. So he might get a larger take. at this point Karl definitely has handlers at You-tube. Its all probably sealed under some type of NDA.Socialblade is never accurate!
It doesn't account ad-blockers or skipped ads and average viewtime so on. It just takes the channel views and calculates a theoretical amount of money.
Every view is counted as a view who's monetized (no ad-block, no skipping of ads, no average video viewtime brought into account). TBH, this a absolutely unreliable way to calculate ones income from YouTube, even YouTube analytics are better than that and they suck beaucoup ass too.
I would even go as far and say that tools like socialblade are responsible for all these idiots coming to YouTube and dreaming of making it big, spoken in monetary terms, because they're not reading the small print and taking everything on socialblade as gospel.
If I would have to make an estimate, Smallwood most likely would earn more monthly with a regular 9 to 5 job than with YouTube, but it's definitely not at least 1.3k £ what he makes on YouTube, it's way less than that given how many people use ad-blockers these days. Also noteworthy is that the CPM is calculated only by cpm's from socialblade partners, which means the average YouTuber is way below a cpm of 0.25USD and a cpm of 4 USD is just laughably unrealistic for anone outside the top earning YouTubers.
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To be brutally frank, everytime you hear a YouTuber crying about "muh YouTube monies are bad" it's all bullshit, it's just that people using more and more ad-blockers because they're sick and tired of greedy clickbaiting cunts which have 6 ads in a 15 minute video. That's the real reason why they all have Sponsor, Patreon, Subscribestar and so on.
There are top earners at YouTube like PewDiePie and all the other bigshots, no doubt about it, but most YouTubers are barely scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Edit: What I have forgot to mention, even if he would make 1.3k £ a month, that's revenue not income and given the taxes in the UK, well you get the picture.