- The personal-finance YouTube creator Ryan Scribner, who has 623,000 subscribers, treats his channel as a full-time job, sharing tips on the best investing apps and stock market advice with his audience online.
- Scribner launched his YouTube channel by posting videos from his car, sometimes parked in a Walmart parking lot in-between work breaks, he told Business Insider.
- Currently, Scribner earns the bulk of his revenue from ads that play in his videos, sponsorships, and affiliate commissions, he told Business Insider.
- YouTube pays creators a certain rate based on the type of audience their videos attract, and at times talking about money can net an influencer more per view than other topics.
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Ryan Scribner started his YouTube channel in 2016 by talking to a camera that he attached to the steering wheel of his car.
Today, Scribner is a popular YouTube creator with 623,000 subscribers. He now treats his channel as a full-time job, sharing tips on the best investing apps and stock market advice with his audience online.
Scribner went all-in on YouTube in June 2017, moving $5,000 from his savings account into his checking and never looking back, he said.
“I had my mom’s support,” he told Business Insider. “But everyone else was seeing this kid making $65,000 at 21-years-old walk away from a job to make videos on the internet.”
He decided to start making videos as something to do during his work breaks, he said, and personal finance is a subject he