How much do big VTubers make?
With the average YouTube pay rate hovering between $0.01 and $0.03 for an ad view, a YouTuber can make around $18 per 1,000 ad views, which comes out to $3 to $5 per 1,000 video views. Forbes also estimates that for top talent, a YouTuber can make about $5 for every 1,000 video views.
Why are VTubers so successful?
They largely did what other VTubers did before them, being virtual entertainers through playing games, voice acting, and entertaining their audience with their personalities and personas, although now appealing to an English speaking audience. It is due to these factors that the VTuber community has boomed.
Why are so many people becoming VTubers?
Virtual YouTubers also appeal to anime fans, who often have crossover hobbies that VTubers cover such as gaming and Japanese pop. These avatars break the boundary between the virtual world and the real one, so VTubers can be innovative and creative in the content they’re able to produce.