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Addison Rae stuns David Dobrik with how much money TikTok stars make

Published: 16/Jun/2020 7:01 Updated: 16/Jun/2020 8:48

by Brad Norton

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TikTok has been on the rise throughout 2020 but even YouTube star David Dobrik was shocked to hear from Addison Rae just how much money stars are actually making on the newest social media platform.

Addison is the TikTok’s second biggest personality. With over 45 million users following her, each of her videos rakes up tens of millions of views without fail. It’s safe to assume she knows the upper-limits of what’s possible on the platform.

Rae recently sat down with YouTube star David Dobrik to reveal just how much money can actually be made from all of these views.

“What is the most somebody on the app has gotten paid for one TikTok?” Dobrik asked. While he would be well aware of how much the top YouTube celebrities make for a branded video, he was taken aback by Rae’s response.

“That I’m aware of… $90,000,” she said. This deal was not for her own account, she explained, but for another star that she knows on the platform.

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Branded content can be as simple as wearing a certain watch in a TikTok video.

Breaking down just how revenue comes through, they explained how it’s purely branded content that grows their income. “People think that these TikTokers get paid per post,” Dobrik addressed. In reality, unbranded content often goes without pay.

What that means is, if you see a TikToker uploading fifteen videos a day, that doesn’t specifically mean they’re making $90,000 with every one of their uploads. Strictly branded content is how that kind of money is made.

Turning the tables, Rae posed the same question to the YouTube star and host of the podcast. “What’s the most you’ve seen someone getting paid on YouTube?”

“For a 30-second plug… it’s like $500,000 for an integration on YouTube,” he responded, proving TikTok does still have a way to go to touch the big platforms.

The relevant section begins at the 14:00 mark of podcast.

It’s worth keeping in mind that these price points are for the upper echelon of content creators. Even some TikTok stars with ten million followers might not be closing $90,000 deals for singular branded video. 

If you’re curious as to who the most-followed personalities are on the platform – those who might be able to make a similar amount of money per branded video – here’s our list of the Top 20 accounts on TikTok.

Fortnite

NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

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In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.