Screenshot via YouTube.
Eli Etherton — better known through his hundreds of YouTube videos focused on computer and IT training as Eli the Computer Guy — is now among the top 1 percent of people listed in the Google preferred lineup of technology-focused YouTube channels.
In the earliest days, Etherton was making $550 per month after YouTube allowed him to monetize his videos. Over the course of nearly four years, that monthly revenue has gone up: as of late 2012, Etherton was making about $9,000 each month, he said. His YouTube channel now has more than 311,000 subscribers and 19 million views.