Can YouTube be Your Full Time Job?

by Vanessa Reyes


I’ve been watching YouTube beauty videos since I was about ten years old. I love watching them and I've always found it great to be able to watch videos about a subject I am passionate about and connect with people from all over the world. People are beginning to develop careers as makeup artist through YouTube. YouTuber is becoming a lucrative career option.  First, let me run down what it’s like and why people are quitting their day jobs to take on a full time YouTuber job!


First things first, when a person starts putting content out on YouTube, they won’t be getting a ton of views right away. All beauty gurus start off with zero subscribers, then over time, they start hitting 100, 500, 1,000 and beyond. So, can being a beauty guru become a full time job? I’ve watched beauty gurus that quit their other full time job to do YouTube, as a full time thing. Believe it or not, but these YouTube gurus make a surprising amount of money. A couple of things that get YouTubers money include: the amount of subscribers, and beauty gurus also get discount codes from certain companies and when the viewers use the discount codes, the YouTuber gets a cut. Beauty gurus also get sponsored by companies to mention their products. I have watched famous YouTubers from when they first started up till now and some have gotten houses and new cars. Makeup companies such as Tarte, Too Faced, and Pur fly beauty gurus to places like Bora Bora, the Bahamas, and Hawaii! Being on social media can actually open a lot of doors for aspiring artists.


In my opinion, yes, anyone can make YouTube a job, they just have to go into it with the right intentions and a positive attitude! Be prepared to start from the bottom in order to work to the top!