In todays post we’ll be looking at Austin Evans Networth and how he acquired it.
According to multiple sources, Austin Evans his net worth is estimated to be roughly a $5 million. He's among the top Tech Influencers on YouTube.
It’s safe to say that Over the last 14 years, he has created something not many people can make. I’m going to break down his career, important pivots he has made, and break down his income streams.
Let’s get into it!
Austin Evans General Information
Name: Austin Evans
Profession: YouTuber, Tech Blogger
Nationality: United States of America
Date of Birth: August 22, 1992
Place of Birth: Missouri, United States
Relationship Status: Married
Education: Princeton: Homeschooled
YouTube subscribers: 5.4 Million Subscribers
Twitch: 16.1K Followers
Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok
Austin Evans his career path
Austin Evans started his YouTube channel in 2009, when he started reviewing first-person shooter games that you can purchase in the appstore such as iTGE FPS, Half Dead, and Dead Man’s Dungeon.
After having little success, he pivoted from his review content to talking about components he’d use if he’d build a hypothetical PC. An excellent way to start a tech channel without paying for the components you're mentioning.
These started to get more traction but it was only after uploading a video about how to build a PC under $500 his channel began to get popular.
While he slowly started to get more views he began to invest money in his PC-building videos and started actually purchasing the components.
He started to branch out and make other tech series one notably being a series just for mobile phones.
From 2019 and on his most mentioned videos were about the PlayStation 5 (while still doing gadget reviews and building PC’s). In one of his videos, he reviews the revised PlayStation 5 which was lighter in weight than the original PS5.
When disassembling it he found out the reason behind this was the PS5 having a small heatsink which through testing determined that the revised PS5 ran at 3 degrees higher than the original PS5.
As a result of the smaller heatsink, Austin mentioned that the revised PS5 might not perform as well as the original.
It turned out that after that a British video game website stated that the smaller heatsink indeed comes with an increase in temperature but the performance difference isn't necessarily worse.
At the moment, he’s still making videos 2 to 3 times a week and earning money from them.
Sources of income
Austin Evans has found multiple ways to monetize the views he gets from his YouTube channel. The 3 most prominent methods are YouTube Adsense, Brand Sponsorships, and affiliate marketing.
Let’s break it all down.
The YouTube Partner Program
Austin Evans is part of the YouTube Partner Program.
The YouTube Partner Program is a program for creators that gives them the ability to earn money by having people watch their videos.
YouTube puts ads between and in its videos and very time someone watches these ads the create earns money. Not everyone can apply for the YouTube Partner Program. There are 3 requirements needed to be eligible for earning money.
- Obtained 500 subscribers.
- 3 public uploads in the last 90 days.
- 3,000 watch hours in the past year or 3 million Shorts views in the last 90 days.
The YouTube Partner Program pays out between the $0,010 and $0,030 per adview which on average is $0,028 per ad view. 68% of that money will be send to the creator that produced the views through his content.
Austin Evans his YouTube channel has 5.4 Million Subscribers. According to the statistics on his YouTube channel he has had 1.341.862.197 views since starting his channel.
In the last month his channel had roughly 8,966,851 views and according to statistics brought by VidIQ the channel gets 2.836.774 views per week.
This means Austin Evans YouTube brought in roughly $26.837.243,94 over the last 14 years. Since YouTube takes 32% of the revenue that’s brought Austin Evan would go home with $18.249.325,87.
Off course the partner program hasn’t been around for so long so it might be better to go with a weekly calculation of his views.
According to how much the partner program pays out on average Austin Evans earns $34.722,11 per week.
Learn more about earning with adsense by clicking here.
If you have watched some of Austin Evans’ videos, you’ll notice that they incorporate a lot of sponsors.
The sponsors can simply support them by giving them tech to review but they can also strike brand deals for which you can get paid simply for making the video.
Unlike the Adsense program where everything is run through 1 program, you’ll have to negotiate all these brand deals separately with the companies that offer them.
The most common sponsor mentioned in Austin Evans videos is Microcenter but he also works with brands such as Last Pass, LG, Keeps, Asus, Visible, Mattel, Dropbox, Lenovo and others.
Learn more about getting brand deals in this Real Digital Success Podcast episode:
RDS #7: Brand Partnerships & Sponsored Posts With Jasmine Watts
80% of the videos uploaded on the channel have links that direct to Amazon.
These are all affiliate links which means that if someone purchase something after using his link to go to Amazon he’ll receive a commission.
How much Austin earns through the Amazon Affiliate Program is hard to say without having access to his visitors data. We do know there are fixed commission rates for all categories.
Here’s a breakdown of the Amazon commission rates he’d deal with judging from the equipment he mentions in his videos and the links he has placed in his video descriptions.
- PC, PC Components, DVD & Blu-Ray — 2.50%
- Televisions, Digital Video Games — 2.00%
- Toys, Furniture, Home, Home Improvement, Lawn & Garden, Pets Products, Headphones, Beauty, Musical Instruments, Business & Industrial Supplies, Outdoors, Tools, Sports, Baby Products, Amazon Coins — 3.00%
Skills and knowledge needed to acquire this networth
This is one of the most essential skills needed to thrive on YouTube.
A great edited video, communicates the message better to the watcher and helps with increasing engagement.
While there are YouTubers that got their initial success without great video editing skills it’d be like handicapping yourself as a YouTuber.
PC hardware knowledge
Basic content creating skills are needed but set Austin Evans content apart was the practicality of the content. He was talking about individual components of the computers he was building and the ones he was dissecting.
Photo editing skills
A big part of having success as a YouTuber is the capability to produce thumbnails that make people want to click on your website. This isn’t something you can do without having some sort of photo editing skills.
Austin Evans started his YouTube website by himself but now has a team to help him create all the content. Speed is essential when it comes to creating content and a team allows you to make more videos.
That being said, not everyone is suited to be on a team. It also takes time , practice, and coordination to work as team. This is why team building skills are important to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Here’s a video of how Austin and his team go about making a video.
So here you have it.
Austin Evans’ networth and the skills and experiences that brought him to that point.
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