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Kelly Stamps, 25, made the move from Los Angeles to New York City in April last year. She’d saved just enough money from YouTube to leave her family home and quit college.
She also saw a big opportunity to grow her YouTube channel.
“I was working, going to school full-time, working part-time and living with my mom. And I just was not happy,” Stamps told Insider. “It’s kind of hard to see an end-goal with college when you’re living at home and don’t even know what you want to do after.”
She now has more than 600,000 YouTube subscribers who look to her channel for what she describes as “minimalist lifestyle” content, documenting how she cut out her excessive belongings and was living frugally in the Big Apple. She also grew her profile by posting tips on how to make money from YouTube and personal-development advice.
Since moving to New York, her channel’s subscriber count jumped from 50,000 to more than 600,000. She now lives in Florida.
Stamps started out posting comedy content before moving to lifestyle and minimalism
Stamps’ early videos were comedy skits that she filmed from her phone, but she later began developing a long-form, sit-down video style.
“It’s still a challenge finding my niche,” Stamps said about her channel, which ranges in content from showing her minimalist belongings to personal finance tips.
Popular videos on her account include “Growing your YouTube channel (with 0 subscribers)” (1 million views) and “Watch this before starting your channel” (1.3 million views) and “My simple & financially minimalist lifestyle” (426,000 views).
After hustling away at her channel for more than a year, Stamps received her first AdSense paycheck for $52.98 in September 2019. Insider verified Stamps’ earnings with documentation she provided. AdSense allows creators with at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours …read more