Eleven year old Evan Silva gets to do what he loves and make money at the same time.
Starting by making YouTube videos reviewing toys and building Lego sets, Evan has grown his YouTube page into a community for any kids seeking fun videos. Some of the videos that he creates now are various challenges, science experiments, special affects, and of course he sticks to the classic, creating sets with Legos. It may not seem like much to just hear it, but this eleven year old powerhouse has grown his YouTube page to have 4.6 million followers. More than that, he makes an estimated $1.3 million a year with his videos!
Much of Evan’s success can be attributed to the fact that he knows what his viewers want to see and is providing it. As a kid himself, he knows how kids like to be entertained with fun videos, and he has created a page that draws in kids his own age.
He has also done a great job connecting with his audience, as young as they may be. He has two different emails that people can contact him on, depending on what exactly they’re inquiring about. He also has a variety of social media pages (his Instagram has over 279 thousand followers!) where he posts about his latest videos and what’s going on in his life as well.
What can we all learn from this eleven year old entrepreneur? Have fun! Entrepreneurship doesn’t have to be serious all the time – especially when your audience just wants to make Lego creations and see how many marshmallows someone can stuff into his mouth.
Check out Evan’s YouTube page here.