What Will Happen To Youtubers When They Grow Old? -

The Pink Panther

Ate Pinkly
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Legit question.

What the fuck will happen to all of the YT'ers that have gotten famous now when they all become older and their fame wears out? This is particularly concerning for middle-tier YT'ers. Ones that have around 100,000-1 million or so, who probably make middle class salaries off of their channel for a living. What are they going to move on to? What COULD they possibly move on to? They'll lack the common experience that people have in the workplace, so it's going to be a weird transitioning to everyday life.
 

No Exit

I was only pretending to not be exceptional
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I'm hoping they all go through a "Homeless Arc", maybe even become IRL streamers. But the smart ones will probably have money saved and go back to their decent but lesser paying jobs. The dumber ones will go broke like lottery winners and work min-wage jobs to pay off the ridiculous debt they went into when they had big youtube money.
 

Sperglord Dante

Useless Guato
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IDK if the music star analogy really applies since those at least receive have some pennies from royalties on covers, streaming and album re-releases after their heyday. With YT you'll either be banned, demonetized, lose your audience or the platform will simply go down for good one day, taking your source of income with it.

I also don't believe anything but the upper 0.001% percentile on YT is making much more than enough to make ends meet, even with patreonbux, to begin with.
 

Lemmingwise

Merry Christmas Kiwis
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IDK if the music star analogy really applies since those at least receive have some pennies from royalties on covers, streaming and album re-releases after their heyday. With YT you'll either be banned, demonetized, lose your audience or the platform will simply go down for good one day, taking your source of income with it.

I also don't believe anything but the upper 0.001% percentile on YT is making much more than enough to make ends meet, even with patreonbux, to begin with.
The wealth isn't the royalties, it's the audience. If they still like your stuff, and you can still produce something and reach them, you can monetise it, either by slinging product, begging for donations or producing some premium content.
 

Pissmaster General

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A lot of them have fans that tend to watch everything they post, so they'll just keep doing the same stuff and selling ads for perscription medication or viagra or whatever else the commercials on The Price is Right are selling these days. DarkSydePhil is gonna be one of those people that perplexingly lives forever, and he'll still be churning out content where he gets frustrated and confused even into old age, while other random streamers are gonna be streaming their 50th yearly playthrough of Final Fantasy VII from the nursing home to an audience of 10 people.

Of course, that's just the handful of streamers who actually enjoy what they do, not just the attention whore grifters who do it for money and fame, like most of them. The moment a twitch thot hits her 40s is the final moment she ever touches a game controller, only to finally marry some wealthy fan and fart out a couple of autists that'll embarrass them for the rest of their lives.
 

Pargon

He don't
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They will be the first up against the wall when the Cyber-Bolsheviks rise to power. They can butcher my body all they want afterward, just as long as I see that first I'll sharpen their machetes myself.
 

OneEyedCool

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I thought most celebrities hire a personal investment manager to do all the Wall Street stuff and have lots in assets and equity. Has the under 35 crowd not heard of that?
 
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Just a fag

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it obviously depends on the Youtuber; the smarter ones, like Jenna Marbles, Jeffree Star, Shane Dawson, etc. cross-pollinate into other famous Youtuber's videos & start venturing into other sources of income like merchandising, investing, streaming, or even going into network television/acting. the dumber ones who aren't financially savvy will most likely flounder a little bit and either over-saturate their videos with ads, find and accept whichever sponsors come their way, or perish and resort to working a normal wageslave job, where they will be sadly known as "that one guy/girl who used to do Youtube" (whom no one knows)
 

skiddlez

ring ring moshi moshi sex please
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Some youtubers have retired. Literally remember literally leafyishere literally? He apparently took his earnings, hired some investor and just sits around and jerks off and does drugs or something, living off the investment income.

Honestly, probably just that. Not very exciting.
 

Bob's Ghost

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Maybe some will go work at the post office. Lindsey Ellis will think she's too good to work a normal job, but unlike Chris she won't end up on the street because of the Womyn's Support Network, she'll probably end up as an old librarian who reads Leninist readers during storytime.
Spoony and Dough Walker will never work again. The RedLetterMedia guys will probably always be around, if not as a web-presence , they can go back to making commercials or trailers, or whatever it was they did before.
The beauty gurus will end up working at Sephora or Ulta where they'll annoy the shit ouf of the customers.

I don't know what will happen to Nerdrotic, The Quatering and their ilk, but I don't think it will end well,
Indy Neidall will probably be President. Link and Rhett will both be Cardinals in the Vatican.
 
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