This story about 18-year-old Bethany Mota has been making the rounds on various finance website. It’s pretty amazing, Bethany is earning an estimated $40,000 a month from her teen beauty YouTube channel, Macbarbie07, where she has over 5 million followers. Not to mention, she has a clothing line at Aeropostale.
Though you may not know her name (yet), Bethany Mota is a superstar. Millions of young girls are familiar with this “Mota-vator,” an 18-year-old YouTube personality who has built herself a media and fashion empire — all from the comfort of her Northern California bedroom.
Now with her own clothing line at retailer Aeropostale, Bethany’s rising stardom goes far beyond her “MACBARBIE07” — a YouTube channel that’s generating an estimated $40,000 per month and has garnered over 300 million views since she launched it. She is an inspiration to pre-teens everywhere who’ve ever struggled with boredom, shyness and bullying.
Home-schooled as a child, Bethany entered public school in junior high but decided it wasn’t for her after a devastating bout of cyber-bullying in 2009. Bored, lonely and looking for an outlet, she redirected her energy into an unexpected hobby: creating YouTube videos for girls just like her that offered make-up tips and fashion advice, among other things. Continue to full story>>
I have mixed feelings about this story. Having that much money and that caliber of power at such young age can be detrimental, especially when it’s bases is on such a shallow subject. On the other hand, she created an amazing empire that inspires millions in a positive way.
What do you think? Are your kids trying to earn money on YouTube?
Do you have girls that follow Bethany?
Posted by Joani