Can you imagine becoming a popular YouTuber with over 10 million subscribers at the age of 6? Better yet, imagine you earn money reviewing your favorite toys?
This article first appeared on Aunty Acid.
Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Well, it’s a dream that came true for Ryan, who has a popular toy-review channel on YouTube, proving that toy channels are big business on the platform. The boy, according to Forbes has made $11 million dollars pre-tax this year from his YouTube account.
This YouTube star reviews new toys that his family buys for him, and the camera work is done by his mom and dad.
This video of the boy having a Nerf war with his dad has amassed over 48 million views!
Ryan was the one who had the idea about this type of a channel and he started it in 2015 when he was just 3 years old. However, when one of his videos went viral everything changed.
“Ryan was watching a lot of toy review channels — some of his favourites are EvanTubeHD and Hulyan Maya — because they used to make a lot of videos about Thomas the Tank Engine, and Ryan was super into Thomas,” his mother said.
“One day, he asked me, ‘How come I’m not on YouTube when all the other kids are?’ So we just decided — yeah, we can do that. Then, we took him to the store to get his very first toy — I think it was a Lego train set — and it all started from there.”
Ryan’s mom quit her job as a teacher to shot and produced the videos that are released nearly daily. It was a gamble that paid off since the channel has made $11 million in revenue this year. Now, Ryan is the 8th highest-earning YouTuber. YouTubers make their money through advertising on their channels. They are making millions of dollars in cash with some of them earning more than $15 million.
What, does that sound like hopes and dreams? Just go and ask Jake and Logan Paul. Or PewDiePie, for that matter.
One of Ryan’s videos, where he is reviewing a box that contains more than 100 toys from Pixar’s “Cars” series has over 810 million views. However, his mom said that the channel will stop when Ryan doesn’t want to make any more videos and gets tired of playing with toys.