YouTube Isn't Easy So Stay In School, Says Japanese YouTuber 

YouTube Isn't Easy So Stay in School, Says Japanese YouTuber

Some kids might think being a YouTuber looks like a blast, especially if you become famous and make tons of cash. But, recently, one Japanese YouTuber busted out some real talk. Some study talk.

Earlier this year, Mainichi News, one of Japan's biggest newspapers, published the results of a poll taken by fourth grade boys at an Osaka grade school. They reveal that YouTuber was the third most popular profession, after doctor and soccer player, the reason being that YouTubers can make lots of money and don't need to study. Heh.

This poll seems anecdotal, and maybe it is, but I've had kids tell me they dream of becoming YouTubers when they grow up. That isn't too surprising.

But not everyone can become a successful YouTuber. Which is why, when profiled on Japanese TV, Japanese YouTuber Takeyaki said (via Twitter user Ueroku), "Since the world of the YouTuber isn't at all easy and while everyone looks like they're having fun, I understand why people would want to do it, but first and foremost, I'd like you to do your best at working hard at schoolwork."

Study, kids!

[Image via Ueroku]


    Fuck that! I'm already starting!

    Don't enter the job market kids, I don't want the competition...

    Er, I mean, study hard, don't take drugs, and *Peter Weller voice* stay out of trouble.

      To be fair, he's not wrong. Youtube is extremely oversaturated, gaining any kind of liveable income from it is pretty difficult. For every success story there are a hundred thousand failures.

        Just like any profession once it becomes popular.

        I expect to see a University course - Batcher of YouTube - soon

          What profession are you in that has a failure rate that high? Even IT isn't anywhere near that bad.

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