How profitable can being a YouTuber be?

For most its not.

A study done by the Offenburg University Of Applied Sciences reported that 96.5% of YouTubers won’t earn enough from their videos to cross what is the poverty line in the USA. The study also pointed out that that once a YouTuber hits it big and enters the top 3% of creators who receive 90% of the site’s views, they still may only make an estimated $16,800 a year.

96.5% of YouTubers Don’t Earn Enough to Cross the Poverty Line, Study Finds