Can You Make Money From YouTube in South Africa?
YouTube’s interest for South African creators has been reignited in the last few years. With the rise of “social media influencers” as a marketing medium around the world, and the rise of YouTube personalities like Casey Neistat or PewDiePie becoming cultural icons for the hard working guy on the street.
It would make sense that any savvy South African would want to attempt the same. In recent weeks, this conversation of “Making money on YouTube” has become more and more prevalent on social media, with quite a few larger names and up-and-coming creators throwing their thoughts in the ring!
Samantha Wright talks about developing her business around YouTube and social channels in her latest story: “4 Ways to make money from your YouTube Channel“, so does Carla Harris, aka: Social Bard on her video: “Doing YouTube Full time while being a South African YouTuber, possible?“, who speaks about the specifics of making money on YouTube in great detail!
I’m bringing up these topics to give you some context on recent engagement between two large South African Creators, and some aspects this industry that it seems so many of us forget. It all started with a difference of opinion on using YouTube for a living.