Former Porn Star Becomes Famous YouTuber

YouTubers are the millennial’s version of movie stars. 20 years ago, you had to be in a movie, on TV or could sing to be famous, but today you just have to start your own YouTube channel. In fact, Justin Beiber got his start thanks to YouTube.

Channon Rose

With reports that stars like PewDiePie are making millions a year as a YouTuber, it should be no surprise that others are jumping on the bandwagon.

Today a video by a popular YouTuber can bring in just as many eyeballs as a top network television show and maybe even more.

Channon Rose is one such YouTuber, who has over 1 million subscribers on her main channel, 200,000 on her vlog channel and 30,000 on her newest channel, Rose Beauty, a makeup channel that launched less than two months ago.

Channon Rose is an online media powerhouse, but just a few years ago she was known as pornstar Randi Wright – star of movies like 18 and Confused, Cheerleader Diaries, Real College Girls and Who’s Your Daddy.

But now thanks to YouTube, this former porn star is keeping her clothes on and earning an estimated million plus a year to talk about her porn past and how she puts on her makeup.

On her main channel, a single video may get anywhere from 150,000 to 350,000 views but it could go as high as 1 million. Overall, her videos get more than 4 million views a month.

What makes Channon Rose’s story unique is that she is a former porn star. While mainstream Hollywood would never allow a former hardcore pornographic actress a chance to become a huge star, YouTube is different. YouTube is a platform that anyone, and I do mean literally anyone, can be a star. All it takes is a camera, some persistence and a little bit of luck.

The most popular YouTubers are PewDiePie with more than 54 million subscribers. Classified as a gaming channel, he also posts comedy skits.

Smosh with 22.6 million subscribers. They do mostly comedy skits.

JennaMarbles, who has just over 17 million subscribers. She also runs a comedy channel. Her most popular video is the “How to trick people into thinking you’re good looking”. That video alone, to date it has over 65 million views.

YouTubers make money based on how many views their videos get. Google, who owns YouTube will pay these YouTubers, or content creators as they call them, anywhere from $.02 to $.08 per 1,000 views. That may not sound like a lot, but it can add up fast.

Taylor Swift, for example, has had more than 2 billion views for her video Black Space. Her channel “TaylorSwiftVEVO” is estimated to earn her as much as $480,000 a month.

So, while Hollywood may not be opening their doors to former porn stars like Randi Wright, she still is able to make an incredible living as a YouTuber.

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