I don't have direct, personal experience with this, but I did some googling and those are the YouTube payout figures I had uncovered. I knew they were (relatively speaking) quite low (per one view).Thanks, Predrag, for assessment above. Your pointing out the profits Mr. Scripol's vids was of interest to me because I had no idea how the producers of content got paid.
I do think Peter is good for homebuilt aviation in general. I'm some respects, he's today's equivalent of the Popular Mechanix articles (with the Aerosport Quail, etc) that I saw as a kid. They captured my interest and I still remember them today, even if I never built anything from them. Peter does refer to some of the important factors/considerations in his designs even if he doesn't provide nearly enough info for viewers to do their own analysis. I'm glad he's successful, and hope nobody gets hurt trying to do their own TLAR flying machine without due consideration for the work required to do it safely.My point is, while Scripol is one of those few very successful YouTubers, there are a few 'smaller potatoes' who produce aviation-oriented content, and who also seem to have some decent following, and can scrape a living doing what they love.
There was some debate some time ago about the purpose of Sripol's flying designs, how they affect any future youth participation in aviation, what practical use his planes would have, why he is doing it, etc.
What I see is a typical YouTuber with a strong fan base, vast majority of them millennials and younger. If 1.7 million people are exposed to one of their own (generationally speaking), building and flying an airplane (and throughly enjoying the experience), there's a strong likelihood that many of them, who otherwise wouldn't get any exposure and shown any interest, would get involved with aviation. And if that's the end result, then in my view, he is a positive character.