While browsing and reading some make money online articles, I came across this story of Hulyan Maya Youtube channel. I can’t help but amazed and be inspired how this Filipino family made more than $1M and continue making more money by just recording and uploading videos in Youtube while watching and happily playing with their kids.
In case you never heard this, this is how they are doing it. Let’s go!
The Story of Hulyan Maya Youtube channel
Hulyan Maya is a Youtube channel created by Mark and Rhea, A Filipino couple who moved from Philippines to United States in 2000 and 2006 respectively. It has the username Ilovemaything in Youtube. The Youtube channel became viral and famous for their “Thomas and Tank Engine toys” videos.
Mark and Rhea has three cute children namely, Hulyan, Maya and Marxlen. The Hulyan Maya Youtube channel composed of the recorded videos while these kids playing and unboxing toys while Mark and Rhea recording them. The channel reportedly reaching 3 million views per day in average. Whaaat?
As Mark shared in Yahoo, they launched the Hulyan Maya Youtube channel last 2007 but only became famous on 2013. They started uploading toy videos in 2010 and online success sky-rocketed in 2013. Mark shared that between 2010 and 2014, they were able to make more than $1M and expecting to earn $1.5M in 2015. How good is that?
They were able to quit their jobs, bought house and cars in cash and prepared their children’s education all because of the success of Hulyan Maya Youtube channel.
Today, they are continuously making more videos with their children and of course continue making more money. This only proves that you can become a millionaire using the technology while staying at home with your kids.
Here’s one of their famous video about Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway that has a whopping more than 5 million views.
To see more videos, here’s the link to their official Youtube channel.
Can you believe that? Just playing toys with your kids and uploading them to Youtube can bring you millions of dollars? You should. This is the world we live in today.
In case you’re wondering how the heck an individual make money on Youtube. Here’s why.
How to make money on Youtube like Hulyan and Maya
Youtube is the 2nd largest search engine(Google 1st) in the internet today. Meaning, almost all people who have internet connection are searching their queries on Youtube. Maybe to find videos, information, tutorials, other data so on and so forth. It’s also owned by Google if you’re not aware.
So how the heck you can make money on Youtube like Mark and Rhea? Here’s how it is.
You can create a Youtube channel, just like Hulyan and Maya Youtube channel and upload videos on that channel. Once you have a youtube channel and several videos uploaded with some hundred or thousand views, you can then apply as a Youtube partner.
By being a youtube partner, you can enable or let Youtube run “advertisements” on your videos. This is like with adsense in blogs. In fact, in Youtube it is called hosted adsense by many. These ads can be seen before, during or after the videos.
Each ads viewed or seen on your video has a corresponding payment from Youtube/Google. So the more views your videos have, the more money came in. That is how basically people make money on Youtube.
Here’s a snapshot of SocialTimes’ infographic about Youtube criteria and monetization.
Ok, so now you knew that Youtube can be your way to become a millionaire. But just like Hulyan Maya Youtube channel, you need to provide value or entertainment to your viewers to gain more followers and in return achieve those earnings.
It could take time and of course effort but if you enjoy what you’re doing you’ll get success with it. I hope this has been inspirational. Cheers!