Fun Facts About This YouTuber
Published: March 13, 2023
Last updated: January 4, 2024
By Joshua Smith 🇦🇺
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Welcome to the ultimate analysis of Scott Shafer for 2024. I am one of his biggest fans who has watched more than 90% of his videos.
Now, Scott has no impact on this article here and while I’m a fan, I’ve tried to keep this neutral.
I admire success of many YouTube creators who are calling out the gurus.
The goal of these profiles is to show you the different ways people have built 6 and 7-figure careers. I hope to inspire you to create your own success online, starting today.
Scott Shafer Facts
💡Full Name and Age
Scott Shafer (age 34)
🤑 Net Worth
YouTubers are typically wealthier than they admit, but this isn’t the case here…
As of 2024, Scott Shafer has a net worth of $960,000 USD.
This is based on his home and car, so he isn’t a millionaire but his wealth has been generated through staying humble and playing the long game.
🤩 Income Streams
YouTube ads + affiliate links
He doesn’t have any brand sponsorships or a Patreon subscription, but this may come in time.
He’s been pitched 100+ sponsorship deals and has chosen to take none of these. Smart move.
Scott hasn’t really disclosed his location.
Scott’s become a guru-slayer by chasing the grifters and bad actors in the industry, while not creating shocking videos.
❌ Notable Complaints
Some people think he’s trying to copy Coffeezilla but it’s really just a similar background.
🚀 The X-Factor
Scott has forged his own path by creating simple and analytical videos.
📈 Creator Trends
Scott’s channel continues to grow substantially for his no-BS analysis on popular creators.
🕵🏻♂️ Private Life
To protect her identity, Scott hasn’t discussed details about his wife.
👨🏻💻 My Verdict
I know it’s such a cliche, but Scott is a breath of fresh air in a crazy world of get-rich-quick schemes.
I’m Joshua Smith from Australia. I have been building profitable content sites since 2011.
Today, in addition to managing my own portfolio, I actively help others on their journey.
How much does Scott Shafer make and how?
Scott Shafer makes barely anything notable on YouTube.
On average, he makes less than $1,000 per month on YouTube through YouTube ads.
He discusses his YouTube earnings in this video:
I’m assuming that many of Scott’s fans have a YouTube Premium subscription. Therefore, we don’t see ads and he misses out on that revenue.
In addition, I would estimate that Scott makes an additional $1,000 per month through affiliate links to stock trading platforms and Amazon Associates. You’ll see this in his video description.
As noted in the video, Scott has another channel called Theme Park Galaxy which pays pennies.
So despite having 127,000+ subscribers, Scott Schafer is still only making a part-time income of around $2,000 per month through YouTube ads and affiliate links.
At least Scott has his integrity in tact and hasn’t sold his soul to sell courses or trading schemes.
I’m unsure if Scott has a full-time job or business outside of being a YouTube creator, apart from his eBay store. His 3rd channel, Crypto Jedi, which has also been controversial, has not been updated in 12 months now.
Many fans, including myself, like Scott because:
➜ He cuts through all the BS on YouTube
➜ He’s not afraid to go after the big guys
➜ He is a rational guy with clear communication
➜ He doesn’t use annoying jumpcuts in his videos
Uniquely, Scott does recommend buying courses, provided the creator has real-world results. This is something I do agree with and as of right now, the most non-guru course I’ve come across is one by Shane Dutka.
Creator Red Flags
Despite his fame, Scott Shafer isn’t without some controversy, but this is incredibly small compared to other creators.
The biggest thing that people call him out for is his greenscreen setup and almost-identical background to Coffeezilla. Is he trying to copy Stephen’s channel?
Scott does consider Coffeezilla to be an idol of his but Scott’s delivery is broader and sometimes, easier to digest in my experience.
I also noticed that Scott has copied Not The Good Girl‘s background, or did she copy his? Either way, I respect both creators a ton.
So if modeling other creators is the worst thing that Scott’s done, then he’s still doing 10x better than the ‘creators’ that he calls out.
Scott has called out numerous creators during his several years on YouTube.
Most recently, these include:
This is weird as I thought they’d be friends rather than enemies. Scott called out Spencer in several videos, including this one:
This is a fair argument as Spencer appeared to sell out. Spencer contacted me privately to explain his side of the story but has asked me not to share publicly.
Spencer believes that Scott has no journalistic integrity, as was discussed in this video:
However, Spencer’s opinion about Scott’s lack of journalistic integrity is just ridiculous.
Scott’s done a ton to call out the bad actors.
Keep in mind that I’m also a huge fan of Spencer.
This YouTuber (as featured in the 3-hour live stream above) makes some weak arguments against Scott in my opinion, particularly in this video:
It’s good to see a second opinion of your favorite Youtubers, even if you’re a fan of Scott like I am. Originally, he copied Scott’s own thumbnails.
After Coffezilla’s year-long investigation, Scott jumped on the bandwagon and then shifted his attention to exposing Logan’s PRIME energy drink:
However, I don’t think Logan really cares about a YouTuber’s opinion. Some sources say that he’s made millions by selling his energy drinks across the world!
He’s also called out:
➜ Meet Kevin (He went hard on the DUI case)
➜ Tai Lopez
➜ Established Titles (his most remarkable take-down!)
➜ Tom Nash (another remarkable take-down and props to Scott for not exposing Tom’s private info)
➜ Jeremy Financial
➜ Andrew Tate (I do like Tate but it was good to see Scott’s perspective)
➜ Kevin David
➜ Kevin Zhang
➜ Humbled Trader (her response video was hilarious)
➜ Nine University
➜ Caleb Maddix
➜ Dan Lok
➜ Dan Vas
➜ Strong Man Personal Finance
➜ Kamikoto Knives
Sadly, due to huge fan bases of their audiences and Scott providing his opinion, research and insights, he’s been the victim of doxing:
This is one of the toughest parts of doing investigative journalism. As a blogger, I’ve experienced these challenges myself. 😔 As has Coffeezilla on occasions.
I’m so inspired by Scott’s success on YouTube in exposing the bad actors in the industry. From watching so many of his engaging videos, Scott has both inspired and saved so many people.
I might not agree with everyone that Scott has to say, but his journey highlights key lessons that can propel our lives forward, both on a business and personal level.
My key takeaways include:
➜ Always seek a second opinion
➜ Play the long game rather than chasing quick wins (For instance, I’ve been building this blog for 12 years!)
➜ You can learn everything for free on YouTube
➜ Avoid the $5,000+ courses (commonly a rip-off in my opinion)
➜ Build an online business that genuinely has legs
Like Scott, I recommend being wary of extravagant promises online.
Play the long game, make sacrifices and don’t expect ANYTHING in your first year.
And the best (and safest) way to make money online?
Either take your existing job online or become a freelancer. 👍