How Does Nate O’Brien Make Money?
Nate O’Brien is a popular Youtuber, investor and entrepreneur.
Nate O’Brien is 21 years old.
Nate’s Youtube Channel has 1 million subscribers and according to Social Blade, it grows with about 45k subscribers every month.
We’ll split his income up in 5 primary sources of income:
- Affiliate Marketing
Youtube Ad Revenue
According to Social Blade, Nate has around 2M average video views per month and generates anywhere from $500 – $8k from this.
These numbers would suggest Nate O’Brien has an RPM (Revenue Per 1000 views) of around $0,25 – $4.
However, we know social blade uses automated software that can be wildly inaccurate especially since the software doesn’t take Youtube niches into account.
As we know Nate has a personal finance and entrepreneurship Youtube channel which advertisers are willing to pay a pretty hefty amount for.
For example financial YouTuber, Andrei Jikh revealed he made $663,304 from ad revenue alone in his 2020 youtube video.
That same video shows his average RPM to be $13.16.
If we use the same RPM on Nate O’Brien’s channel, considering he has a similar amount of subscribers and niche as Andrei, we can conclude that Nate O’Brien makes around $26,320 per month from Youtube Ad revenue.
These numbers are confirmed to us when we take a look at his income for the year of 2019 which he released on his Youtube channel.
In this youtube video he says his RPM is between $10 – $15.
At the time of the video, Nate had only 360,000 subscribers and says he made $175,000 from Ad Revenue alone, most of the remaining money was made from affiliate marketing.
Which brings us to his second income source!
Affiliate Marketing is a business model that allows creators, influencers, and bloggers to promote products for companies and earn a commission for each successful referral.
Nate O’Brien is part of a bunch of affiliate programs such as: Robinhood, Yota Savings app, and Ladderlife which he continuously links to in his Youtube descriptions.
Since Nate has a big influence and over 1M subscribers and every video get between 100k-3m views, he likely makes a pretty substantial amount from these 3 affiliate programs alone.
Nate has a big influence with his 1M subscribers, and since every video reaches anywhere between 100k and 3M views he likely makes a pretty substantial amount from these 3 affiliate programs alone.
In a more recent article about how much affiliate marketers earn, we revealed that the average affiliate marketer makes anywhere from $12.5 to $75 for every 1000 views.
If we lowball this and know from Social Blade that Nate O’Brien has 2 million average views per month, this would amount to $25,000 in affiliate income per month.
Being a finance YouTuber, of course, Nate invests his money wisely so that it can make him even more money.
According to himself, he spends 10 hours a week working on his investment portfolio.
In an October 2020 he revealed his entire investment portfolio at the time.
Here’s a full breakdown of his investment portfolio in October 2020:
- 32% Cash
- 25% individual stocks
- 24% S&P 500
- 8% Nasdaq
- 4% Angel investments
- 4% Precious metals, collectibles, cryptocurrency
- 3% Bonds
In a december 2020 update video he revealed that his portfolio is up 40%.
Nate also makes a sponsored video every now and then.
For example the video below was sponsored by Wealthfront,
What Is Nate O’Brien Net Worth?
Nate O’Brien’s estimated net worth is $800k USD.
Here’s what we know:
- Nate made $220,000 in 2019
- Nate makes at least $50,000 per month passively
- Nate has a large investment portfolio
- He likely made around $600,000 in 2020 from ad revenue and affiliate marketing
- His portfolio is up 40% in December 2020
How Much Money Does Nate O’Brien Make?
Nate O’Brien likely makes around $50,000 per month.
We’ve estimated this amount by taking into account his monthly Youtube Ad Revenue and affiliate income.
This amount is likely higher as Nate runs his own businesses, takes the occassional sponsorship deal and holds an extensive investment portfolio.
How Did Nate O’Brien Get Started?
- Nate grew up on a farm and at just 11 years old he was already knocking on the neighbor’s doors and selling them eggs!
- At age 14, Nate started a lawn mowing business with his brother
- In 2017, at 18 years old, Nate O’Brien started his Youtube channel from his Penn State dorm room.
- By the end of 2019 Nate reached 360,000 subscribers on Youtube and made $220,000 in that year
- In 2020, Nate O’Brien reached 1 million subscribers on Youtube.