Recently on Twitter, Brandon Saltalamacchia asked his fans just how much earnings they thought he made after getting over 250,000 views on his latest video about a hand-held retro game called a Playdate. Brandon runs a retro video gaming YouTube channel where he examines retro computer game and retro video gaming devices for his 250k customers. When Brandon exposed the amount he was making on
his YouTube videos, his Twitter followers were shocked. The actions he got to his concern on Twitter were all over the board. Some stated they thought he earned$945 after 250,000 views, while another Twitter user thought he was making as low as $125. One of Brandon’s fans hypothesized it would be around $740, and after that somebody jumped in to beguile him and thought $741! Another follower was doing the mathematics and estimated $1,000 per million views, putting her last guess at $250.
After some backward and forward with his fans, Brandon revealed that after receiving 250,000 views on his YouTube video about retro gaming he made $ 532. After posting the answer to his preliminary question, he was asked if he thinks there will be recurring revenue from this in months to come or if he expected it to drop-off?
In action to this concern, Brandon described how the algorithm created by YouTube hardly ever suggests any videos that are over a couple of months old, so his revenue for this video will likely “drop off the face of the earth” after a couple weeks.
In an action to another comment Brandon received, he let his followers understand he is not counting on this income. Most of his income from YouTube originates from sponsors and community structure.