Meet the teenage girl making millions just from posting her shopping videos on YouTube

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Bethany Mota is only 18-years-old but thanks to the wild popularity of her videos about shopping she's more popular online than Vogue magazine and has her own national branded line of clothing and jewelry.

The Northern California teen is turning a hobby she started at 14 into a million dollar phenomenon before she's even moved out of her parents house and it's all thanks to YouTube.

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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    Cool story she must be doing something right in her Youtube videos to have that many followers.

    I wish her luck it's different thats for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author mundau
    Hah, thanks for sharing that story - very interesting.
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  • Profile picture of the author absolutelee
    Very cool! Just shows you how we complicate things that can be so simple!
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  • Profile picture of the author TatiW3B
    I love stories like those. Shows you how creative and driven kids can be under the right circumstances. Us adults should take notes
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    hello,
    Thanks for sharing this amazing story.This story can motivate other marketers who are not getting success.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    YouTube is creating many new millionaires and hopefully I'll be one soon lol
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  • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
    Good for her! A lot of money for an 18 year old.
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    • Profile picture of the author Warrer
      Awesome, I see aspects where she could boost her monitizing by alot though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vaidotas
    That is what you can achieve with passion hard work, very cool story, it's just proves one more time the power of social media...
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  • Profile picture of the author Newbiemarketer76
    OK, here is what I never understood...So what, she has 5 million people watching videos, you know what, make that 12 million. It doesn't matter...How does that equal money for her? Nobody is clicking on worthless ads her videos may have in them. That is the part I never understand. I never in my internet history have clicked on adsense or any other ads because if and when interested in those, I google them myself.

    What am I missing? Are people just clicking morons more than I thought?
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    • Profile picture of the author AmandaJane
      Originally Posted by Newbiemarketer76 View Post

      OK, here is what I never understood...So what, she has 5 million people watching videos, you know what, make that 12 million. It doesn't matter...How does that equal money for her? Nobody is clicking on worthless ads her videos may have in them. That is the part I never understand. I never in my internet history have clicked on adsense or any other ads because if and when interested in those, I google them myself.

      What am I missing? Are people just clicking morons more than I thought?
      She's probably compensated by the brands where she goes shopping to (for the exposure). Would that make her millions? I don't know either..I am also confused.
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    • Profile picture of the author codenaam
      Originally Posted by Newbiemarketer76 View Post

      OK, here is what I never understood...So what, she has 5 million people watching videos, you know what, make that 12 million. It doesn't matter...How does that equal money for her? Nobody is clicking on worthless ads her videos may have in them. That is the part I never understand. I never in my internet history have clicked on adsense or any other ads because if and when interested in those, I google them myself.

      What am I missing? Are people just clicking morons more than I thought?
      Yes, you are missing something. You ASSUME things... 1 billion views of Gangnam Style made the singer 8 million dollars (yes, they DO click these ads). So, check out how much the girl made based on her views... Which means she is not a millionaire from her YouTube channel, but still, with 25 million views, she must have made 200.000 dollars. The rest of the money is probably from her clothing and jewelry line. Or, as usual, the media are blowing something up just to create an effect.
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      • Profile picture of the author merlincat
        I feel old!

        Good luck to her amazing way to start your life...but just watched a haul video, she's cute and bubbly, talks very fast and shows some cute (her favourite word) teen clothes. By the end I just wanted it to stop!

        See old!
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        • Profile picture of the author smak
          Inspiring story.
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      • Profile picture of the author Newbiemarketer76
        Originally Posted by codenaam View Post

        Yes, you are missing something. You ASSUME things... 1 billion views of Gangnam Style made the singer 8 million dollars (yes, they DO click these ads). So, check out how much the girl made based on her views... Which means she is not a millionaire from her YouTube channel, but still, with 25 million views, she must have made 200.000 dollars. The rest of the money is probably from her clothing and jewelry line. Or, as usual, the media are blowing something up just to create an effect.
        What is gangnam style? Is that the foreign movie that says "condom star" every 25 seconds?
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        • Profile picture of the author Jeff Gilbert
          Originally Posted by Newbiemarketer76 View Post

          What is gangnam style? Is that the foreign movie that says "condom star" every 25 seconds?
          I love questions like this. It just shows you don't follow modern media too much. Not a bad thing, just you gotta get out of the house more... Gangnam style is a dance song poking fun at the elite rich people living in the Gangnam section of Seoul in South Korea. It's a fun song, a funny video and the kids love it. However, it became a cultural phenomenom. I'm sure you've even heard it, you just didn't know it was gangnam style.

          You can check it out here PSY - GANGNAM STYLE (

          And that is a true 1,889,604,834 hits. That's when you know the world goes nuts over something...
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  • Profile picture of the author Kate Smith
    Nothing better than a hobby turning into a money making machine. Sometimes making money online can seem complicated, she just simplified it.

    Kate
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  • Profile picture of the author Forteam04
    Originally Posted by Midnight Oil View Post

    Bethany Mota is only 18-years-old but thanks to the wild popularity of her videos about shopping she's more popular online than Vogue magazine and has her own national branded line of clothing and jewelry.

    The Northern California teen is turning a hobby she started at 14 into a million dollar phenomenon before she's even moved out of her parents house and it's all thanks to YouTube.

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    Awesome story.
    i think youtube is the only key to success for this lady.
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  • Profile picture of the author koubain
    thanks for sharing this story teenage millionaire ; we are old
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  • Profile picture of the author alamest
    very cool story bro.. thanks for sharing.. very interesting and inspiring...
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  • Profile picture of the author jvjoe
    Sometimes we make things so hard for ourselves
    but look at Bethany raking in millions to herself
    without any Internet marketing experiences.
    Wish her the best of luck and thanks for sharing
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    • Profile picture of the author William Martin
      Thanks for sharing. I think the source of her money is in the original post... "and has her own national branded line of clothing and jewelry".

      The video exposure gave her the reputation to launch a fashion line and now, no doubt, her videos help her sell it.

      That's one savvy 18-year old!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    I must mention this to my own daughter!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricardo Furtado
    Love the story…just wondering what is the real story that has not been told.

    Thanks for sharing. Regards.
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    • Profile picture of the author merlincat
      Originally Posted by Ricardo Furtado View Post

      Love the story...just wondering what is the real story that has not been told.

      Thanks for sharing. Regards.
      That's very cynical of you!
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Good for her. Just shows you that anything is possible if you put your mind into it.
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  • Profile picture of the author figuringmoneyout
    That's insane but awesome. I admit I've watched shopping haul videos on YouTube so clearly there is an audience for it!
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  • Profile picture of the author SykkBoy
    While I'm sure the media is playing up the numbers a bit (they tend to do that in these types of stories) but nevertheless, good on her for making some money from something she loves.

    That's something people in these forums and all over the internet marketing world need to keep in mind: you need to have a passion for what you do or you'll never make it. She also was attemtpting to do something fun then set out to make a million dollars. Have fun with what you do. It'll show in your writing, in your videos and in anything you do regarding your business. There's also a lesson of being authentic. Whether she's really under the tutelage of someone else or has done all of this on her own, she comes across as authentic and that will enable her to become an expert.

    Marketing professionals and wannabe professionals the world over can take these simple lessons and apply them to what they do and will see more success.
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  • Profile picture of the author pizzatherapy
    Fantastic!

    I love this story and wish Bethany only the best:

    Bethany Mota is only 18 and still lives with her parents but her YouTube celebrity is so huge it has won her fashion lines and more Instagram followers than Vogue, Cosmo and Glamour magazines combined...


    The takeaway is that YouTube (and the Internet) has leveled the playing field. So an 18 year old girl not only competes but points the way for the Big boys and Big Girls ie Big business!

    She is creating her own path, her own followers, and her own money... You can bet Vogue, Cosmo and Glamour are following her and watch everything she does!

    Good on ya, Bethany!
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  • Profile picture of the author manxman
    what I found interesting about this success story is that her videos (at least the ones I checked out) are LONG. Most over 10 minutes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aniblow
    Very simple and natural ... Interesting
    stuff!!!
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