In today’s world, a lot of people are making money with the use of social media, through blogs, YouTube vlogs, and Instagram posts as they get paid by billion-dollar companies. Yes, people make a huge amount of money from this, but it takes work too - and I mean tons of time and effort, and followers of course.
So, speaking of YouTube videos, a guy named Yuri Schuurkes is the first person to buy an Opel Astra with the money he earned solely from the video-sharing website. You’ll probably ask how he did that so quickly. Here it goes, he joined an ongoing campaign called “Pay by View” which lets anyone upload a video with an attempt to gain a number of views. The more views you get, the more chance you’ll get to win one of the six prizes, with three of those being cars. Not a bad contest to join, huh?
It can’t just be any video you wish to upload though. Like any other contests, there are requirements they have to fulfill before their video gets qualified. In this case, participants are meant to produce a video that shows them taking one of the Opel Online Editions for a test drive. So what Yuri Schuurkes decided to do was to dress up as Spiderman, how timely as Spiderman: Homecoming is scheduled for release early next month. Anyway, so dressed up in a superhero outfit, the guy managed to reach a 922,800 view count, which gave him the privilege to take home a car worth €23,070 ($25,800) - a brand new Astra five-door hatchback. He first uploaded the video on May 7, and as of today, he has reached up to 1.3 million views - thanks to Spidey!
So for those who joined the contest, don’t lose hope as there are a few more cars that are up for grabs, though not as big as the grand prize that is the Astra. A Karl Rocks Online Edition can be taken home with 589,900 views, and a three-door Corsa Online Edition can be yours for 739,600 views on YouTube.
The remaining cars will still be provided by the Opel dealer Van Mossel OPC in Veghel, The Netherlands.
If you feel like it is impossible for your video to reach the six-digit mark, don’t give up yet, as you can still take home an Opel-branded roof box at only 24,200 views. For 5,160 views, an Adam kids’ car can be yours, and the easiest item to win is an iPad holder for 3,000 views. Those numbers seem much more attainable compared to the top three prizes (unless you’re a famous YouTuber). So, best of luck to the contestants, as you have over a week to go to hit those numbers!