17 Inspirational YouTube Success Stories & Case Studies [2022]

17 Inspirational YouTube Success Stories & Case Studies [2022]
Start A Youtube Channel

For anyone looking to start a successful YouTube channel, there are plenty of YouTube channel success stories that can be used as inspiration and encouragement. YouTube has an established monetization system and boasts incredible popularity, making it a potential platform for revenue generation.

In this article, we'll look at different approaches you can use to help promote your channel and grow your viewers. While there's no quick and easy way to success, you can take these tips to build your own YouTube Channel Success story. If you love content creation, you can capitalize on YouTube`s popularity to earn an extra income.

If you are looking to join the Youtube partner program to monetize your channel, you will need to reach a minimum of 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in the previous 12 months.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a youtube channel:

1. Pete & Pedro ($6M/year)

Aaron Marino (from Marietta, GA, USA) started Pete & Pedro over 9 years ago.

Revenue
$500K / month
Team
1 founders / 8 employees

Case Study

Hi - I'm Aaron Marino, the founder of Pete & Pedro - a premium men's grooming brand. I have one of the biggest men's lifestyle channels on YouTube with 6M+ fans and also have a few other businesses as well including Tiege Hanley, Enemy, Menfluential Advertising Agency.

I've actually been on Shark Tank two times... one of the few! Pete & Pedro is focused on the men's grooming market and our core products are our hairstyling/haircare/fragrance products led by Putty, Salt, and REBEL.

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2. Leader Connecting Leaders ($60K/year)

Jodi Carlson (from Cleveland, Ohio, USA) started Leader Connecting Leaders over 8 years ago.

Revenue
$5K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Case Study

My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a professional web designer, wife, and mom. I also run a successful profitable blog that all started from a hobby that started when I was 6 years old and said yes I want to join Girl Scouts.

Summertime is much slower for both traffic and sales, but I am working on new camping booklets that would be great for Summer Camp and hope to release in the next few months.

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3. The Kavalier ($72K/year)

Jon Shanahan (from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) started The Kavalier over 7 years ago.

Revenue
$6K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Case Study

Recognizing the need for my own presence I put up my blog in early 2018 but still focused on putting out a video every weekday. I’ve grown steadily each year, doubling my subscriber count every six months to 57k currently. Revenue is increasing at a similar pace, today about $7,000 per month.

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4. Mountain Fire Woodworks ($300K/year)

Cameron Vilcsak (from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) started Mountain Fire Woodworks about 4 years ago.

Revenue
$25K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Case Study

With a little luck, and a lot of gaming the YouTube algorithm, I was able to experience the viral effects of the internet. It has now been seen by over 25m people through my channel and other media networks.

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5. Cinquanta Cox-Smith ($120K/year)

Cinquanta Cox-Smith (from Killeen, TX, USA) started *Cinquanta Cox-Smith * almost 13 years ago.

Revenue
$10K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hey, y’all I’m Cinquanta Cox-Smith I hate putting myself in a box, but If I had to explain what I do: I’m a Multipreneur. (Author, Podcaster, and Entrepreneur) I’ve been helping entrepreneurs start an EASY Print On Demand side hustle from anywhere for about 3 years now. I’m originally from a small town in South Carolina called Georgetown. It’s historic in many ways, especially for the Geechee Gullah culture. I’m an Army Veteran and my Husband (Shawn) is an active-duty soldier. We have 2 kids Kyree (15) and Sharye (12). Let’s not forget about our dog ChuChu. He's most definitely the star of this show.

I’ve always felt like this was just a hobby, or I was just making shirts but Print On Demand is so much more than that. It’s helped me create $7,000 in one month selling POD journals on Amazon KDP, it’s helped me land a Magazine Cover with my T-Shirts for Stars & Stripes (American Military Newspaper). It’s helped me teach over 10,000 people how to create passive & residual income from home with just a computer and some wi-fi. Most importantly it’s allowed me the gift of TIME. Time to spend and travel with my family. Once we get further along into this interview. I’ll tell you about how I accidentally started in the Print On Demand industry 12 years ago.

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6. The Modest Man ($48K/year)

Brock McGoff (from Richmond, VA, USA) started The Modest Man about 10 years ago.

Revenue
$4K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Richmond, VA, USA

Case Study

My name is Brock McGoff, and I run The Modest Man (TMM), a digital media brand dedicated to helping guys dress better and feel more confident, with an emphasis on the man of modest height.

In a given month, TMM generates $10-15k revenue from advertising brand partnerships, digital products (an e-book) and affiliate programs. Since there isn’t any inventory or “cost of goods” profit margins are very high.

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7. Ask Holly Hall ($72K/year)

Holly (from Toronto, ON, Canada) started Ask Holly Hall about 3 years ago.

Revenue
$6K / month
Team
1 founders / employees

Case Study

I am an Author, LifeCoach Astropsychologist, Clairvoyant, Spiritual Therapist, Astrologer, and Teacher at Ask Holly Hall. At a young age, I recognized my relationship with The Universe.

Understand the importance of your presence as a fundamental part of this continuous existence, called life. One reading will do just that! Co-Create your future with a higher vibration.

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8. Biteplay ($72K/year)

Henrique Chappuis (from Florianópolis, SC, Brasil) started Biteplay over 2 years ago.

Revenue
$6K / month
Team
2 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

We’re an early-stage startup with a 1-year old business that generates 5-10k each month and is growing by 30% a month in revenue because we’re in the hot spot of the video era. Moreover, Biteplay is used in 56 countries around the world and we got to be featured in Product Hung as a top 2 product of the day and week competing with the most innovative product and tech in the world.

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9. Delray Watch Supply ($3.84M/year)

John Pietrasz (from Miami, Florida, USA) started Delray Watch Supply almost 5 years ago.

Revenue
$320K / month
Team
2 founders / 4 employees
Location
Miami, Florida, USA

Case Study

Hi! My name is John Pietrasz, and I am co-founder of Delray Watch Supply, DelrayWatch.com - informally known as Delray Watch. We are a tech-driven luxury watch dealer with a focus on the true watch collectors, casually known as “watch geeks”. By aid of a proprietary algorithm, we, my business partner Federico Iossa and I, are able to offer collectors the most for their pieces on trade, while still remaining competitive in our listing prices.

I started this business with my partner, Federico Iossa (popular from the YouTube series ‘Federico Talks Watches’) 20 months ago with $4,000 in a kitchen, and now see sales of over $3.3 MM annually, at the age of 28.

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10. Annmarie ($12M/year)

Kevin Gianni (from Berkeley, California, USA) started Annmarie almost 13 years ago.

Revenue
$1M / month
Team
2 founders / 26 employees
Location
Berkeley, California, USA

Case Study

I’m Kevin Gianni the CEO and founder of Annmarie Skin Care. Our business started ten years ago and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Annmarie Skin Care is a natural, organic skin care and beauty company that is dedicated to helping people make better decisions about their skin, beauty and overall health. Each product is made with hand-selected ingredients that are then crafted using additional plant extracts to make them effective as possible.

I experimented with many diets and medical protocols to differentiate myth from reality. I traveled around the world with my wife Annmarie searching for the best foods, medicines, and clinics to introduce them to the viewers of our popular YouTube videocast, The Renegade Health Show. We created over 900 videos, over 105k subscribers and a seven-figure business.

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11. Chicken Armor® ($9.6K/year)

Jill Bong (from Oregon, USA) started Chicken Armor® over 11 years ago.

Revenue
$800 / month
Team
2 founders / 2 employees
Location
Oregon, USA

Case Study

I’m Jill Bong, co-founder of Chicken Armor®. We designed a different chicken saddle that makes it not only affordable but low-maintenance as well.

Since its inception, Chicken Armor® has sold over 50,000 saddles. Our saddles have protected chickens in all 50 states and on 4 continents.

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12. Mrs Daaku Studio ($60K/year)

Chhavi Agarwal (from New Delhi, Delhi, India) started Mrs Daaku Studio almost 4 years ago.

Revenue
$5K / month
Team
2 founders / 3 employees

Case Study

I am Chhavi, the founder and owner of the blog and YouTube channel Mrs Daaku Studio along with my husband Amit.

Our blog, YouTube channel, and products are designed to help you achieve what we have (...and, more).

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Rhett and Link run a comedy-style YouTube channel with 17M subscribers.

Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln (from Macon, Georgia, U.S.) started Rhett & Link YouTube Channel over 21 years ago.

Revenue
$2.5M / month

Case Study
  • Rhett and Link ranked fourth on Forbes' list of the top 10 highest-earning YouTubers of 2021
  • They previously hosted an R-rated live stream, which was viewed by 70,000 fans who paid as much as $50 a ticket
  • They plan to invest $5 million in other YouTubers

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14. MrBeast YouTube Channel ($54M/year)

MrBeast runs YouTube channels with over 100M combined subscribers. MrBeast is also called the "Santa of YouTube". Here's the case study on how he gained 90 million subscribers.

MrBeast (from Wichita, KS, USA) started MrBeast YouTube Channel over 10 years ago.

Revenue
$4.5M / month

Case Study

Some of the BIGGEST accomplishments of MrBeast:

  • Raised $20 million to plant 20 million trees
  • Donated over 100 cars including Lamborghini
  • Gave away a private island
  • Gave away 1 million dollars in one video and did many more of such crazy stuff

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Read the full story on bloggerspassion.com ➜

15. Kashvi Adlakha YouTube Channel ($16M/year)

Kashvi Adlakha is a YouTuber with 4.1M subscribers.

Kashvi Adlakha (from New Delhi, Delhi, India) started Kashvi Adlakha YouTube Channel over 5 years ago.

Revenue
$1.33M / month

Case Study
  • On average, Kashvi Adlakha's YouTube channel attracts 331.82 million views a month, and around 11.06 million views a day.
  • We can estimate that Kashvi Adlakha earns $1.33 million a month, reaching $19.91 million a year.

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16. Rosanna Pansino YouTube Channel ($6M/year)

Rosanna Pansino is an American YouTube personality, baker, actress, and producer who has a net worth of $9 million.

Rosanna Pansino (from Seattle, WA, USA) started Rosanna Pansino YouTube Channel over 9 years ago.

Revenue
$500K / month

Case Study
  • Rosanna Pansino is one of the highest-paid personalities on YouTube.
  • Every year she earns over $6 million from her various entertainment endeavors.

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17. Zoella YouTube Channel ($4.8M/year)

Zoella is a well-known English beauty and fashion vlogger, who is also a YouTuber and author.

Zoella (from Lacock, Chippenham, UK) started Zoella YouTube Channel over 8 years ago.

Revenue
$400K / month

Case Study
  • Zoella has a total net worth of more than $5 million as of January 2021.
  • She earned this fortune by uploading her YouTube videos and has almost a billion views.
  • She has got millions of subscribers on YouTube and also on her personal vlog.
  • Her popularity made her appear in several advertisements and has also appeared on television.

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Read the full story on greenhousewebhosting.co.uk ➜

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