Darren Black is an English YouTube personality who runs the channel Daz Black. He got famous first through Vine where he got over 3.3 million followers. He has an estimated net worth of $2 million. The YouTube channel mainly has gaming videos on games like The Sims, Uncharted, Minecraft, GTA 5 etc. These are mainly commentary walk-throughs and play-throughs. Darren started posting videos on YouTube back in 2014 and his channel blew up late 2015 and early 2016.
How Much Money Does Daz Games Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 3 million subscribers as of 2020 and has accumulated over 1 billion million views so far. It gets an average of 750,000 views per day from different sources. This should result in an estimated revenue of around $3,700 per day ($1.4 million a year) from ads.
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, 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.
Daz makes extra income through his acting career and has appeared in big movies like JigSaw, Aquaman and the hit series Walking Dead.