MrBeast opens up on reasons why other creators have quit YouTube
| Last updated
Featured Image Credit: Youtube / Mr Beast
If you were to go and speak to young people nowadays and ask them what they want to do as a career, a lot will say they want to be a YouTuber.
Now, that would have been unheard of 10+ years ago, but the rise of the popular video platform has meant that a lot of children aspire to be a content creator when they are older.
And to to be honest, it sounds pretty cool to say that you get to play games or do fun challenges everyday for your job.
If you make it big time on YouTube as well, you are looking at earning big bucks from creating content on the platform.
According to Forbes, the ten highest-earning YouTubers in 2021 collectively made about $300 million - which is obviously massive amounts of money.
KSI - one of the most popular YouTubers on the planet - is said to earn $4.5 million a year through YouTube.
However, a career is of course not just about the money, you obviously want to enjoy your job and feel satisfied in what you do.
Burnout can affect any of us, but we have seen it as a reason given by a lot of creators for deciding to quit YouTube.
Some like McJuggerNuggets do come back to the video platform, however, others we unfortunately never get to see again.
So why is this?
Well, MrBeast - the most subscribed YouTuber on the planet - has opened up on why he believes that some creators have called it quits.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "Making big budget YouTube content is a huge mental game that’s more intense then people realize.
"Not only do you have 10s of millions of fans and the pressure that brings but you also have hundreds of people/families that literally depend on you for a job."
He continued: "Once you start hiring you can’t just take a break, everything falls apart when the creator disappears. It’s like being an elite level athlete and the CEO of a publicly traded company at the same time.
"I highly recommend you don’t scale your YouTube channel 2 big unless you have some serious mental toughness. There’s a reason most creators that do get burnt out and quit."
Speaking of KSI once more, he has been pretty open about his struggles with burnout and mental health in the past.
The YouTube star turned boxer has admitted to having therapy and spoke about the stigma that still surrounds it.
"I know there’s this stigma to therapy. But I think it’s more of an understanding of your own mind," he told Men's Health in October 2022.
KSI added: "Why you think the way that you think, why you are the way that you are. If you’re able to understand that, then you’re able to control it.
"You’re able to do things to your advantage and be the best possible person that you can be."