Phoenix SC, also referred to as Phnixhamsta, is a popular content creator from New Zealand but based in Australia. His real name is Hamish and he has garnered an estimated net worth of $1.3 million from YouTube. His content is mainly composed of gaming videos of the famous game known as Minecraft. He does tutorial, meme, indepth coding in Minecraft, modding, map making and update showcases. Outside YouTube, he is a developer and a law graduate. He is also good at playing the piano.
How Much Money Does Phoenix SC Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 1.5 million subscribers as of 2020 and has accumulated over 600 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 1.2 million views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of $6,000 per day ($2.2 million a year) from the ads that appear on the videos.
YouTubers get paid $2 – $7 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views range from 40% – 80% of the total views. All these are influenced by several factors like device played on, time of the year, the location of the viewer, ad inventory, how many ads there are on a video, how many people skip the ads, type of advertisement, ad engagement, type of content etc. The cost of an ad view is based on an auction between advertisers based on views. Advertisers have to bid a minimum of $0.01 per view.
There is also a program known as Google Preferred where deep-pocketed companies can target ads on the top 5% most popular content. The ad rates here are higher than normal. Apart from ads, YouTubers also generate extra from YouTube Red viewers who pay a monthly fee to view premium content on YouTube plus watch videos without ads. Here they get paid based on watch time on their videos. The longer the viewers watch their videos, the more money they earn.
Phoenix makes extra income from streaming on Twitch and selling merchandise.