MrBeast Warns Aspiring Creators Against Going All In ‘Before They’re Ready’

MrBeast, who dropped out of college after just two weeks, has warned aspiring content creators against dropping out of school or quitting a full-time job to make videos ‘before they’re ready’. The enigmatic, insanely popular YouTuber and entrepreneur had some choice words for his followers on Twitter, stressing that it’s ‘painful’ to see people give up on a stable future to pursue content full-time, when the reality is, that the vast majority of people just won’t make it.

Following in his Footsteps

In 2019, Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson regaled his followers with a tale of him dropping out of college and being forced to move out by his mother who wanted him to be successful. Today, with an estimated net worth of $500 million and a YouTube following of more than 245 million users, MrBeast is one of the most recognisable and most-watched content creators in the world. He’s also telling people to not try following in his footsteps, essentially.

It’s painful to see people quit their job/drop out of school to make content full time before they’re ready. For every person like me that makes it, thousands don’t. Keep that in mind and be smart plz

He’s not wrong, though. There are millions of people trying to carve some kind of a living out of content creation, all the while the market is becoming dramatically oversaturated and less original with each passing day. Ultimately, drastically few people will earn enough through content creation to make a living from it, and even fewer creators will become one of ‘the elite’ – the recognisable, popular, and wealthy folks in that golden circle.

According to StreamsCharts, there are 65,012 Twitch Partners – at the time of writing. There are 2.2 million Twitch Affiliates, and more than 22 million accounts with ‘no status’. That means that just 0.2% of all Twitch profiles (because they’re not all streamers) have reached a level that allows them to potentially start making a living on Twitch.

It took MrBeast around five years to ‘get noticed’, but that was before content creation had picked up. These days, it’s even tougher to make a name for yourself in the industry, unless you’re an exceptional personality like Jynxzi, Speed, Kai Cenat, or caseoh. It’s a tough way to live, it’s a constant grind, and it can reduce people to emotional wrecks desperately scrounging for more clicks, more impressions, and more followers.

Don’t automatically assume you’ll be the next MrBeast – even if you’re good at what you do.

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