LazarBeam (real name Lannan Eacott) is a popular YouTuber who has become very successful as a gamer.
When LazarBeam was fifteen years old, he dropped out of high school and worked in a variety of fields, including construction. After some time, he spent time training to be a pilot, but never officially received his license. He never went back to school or to college.
Instead, he took to YouTube and uploaded his first video in February of 2015. By January 2016, he reaches 300,000 followers.
His Construction Career Started His YouTube Channel
Some of the first videos that LazarBeam posted on his YouTube channel weren’t gaming videos (which is what would ultimately make him famous) but slow-motion demolition videos from his time at the construction company.
These videos found a niche market but didn’t bring him any sustainable success. The only reason he was able to make these videos was because his parents owned the construction company. Soon enough, he was about to quit his job at the construction company.
He was ahead of the curve, destroying things like computers, Christmas tree balls, toys, and more. The channel was called CrushSlash.
Growing His YouTube Following
LazarBeam registered his current YouTube channel in early 2015, posting gaming content for the first time. Most of his videos were in the popular “Let’s Play” style. He also competed in challenges with other YouTubers.
His Madden content is what really jumpstarted his growth. He would create funny situations in which two teams of complete opposites would compete. This included a team of giants against a team of tiny players. He also gained fans from outside of the gaming community by recreating some of the most famous plays in football.
His channel grew slowly and he started to diversify his content by adding comedy videos, vlogs, and informational videos. It wasn’t until he started posting Fortnite Battle Royale videos and related content in 2018 that his following really started to grow.
By 2019, he was YouTube’s eight most-viewed content creator. He had over 2 billion views in 2019.
Over the years, he has made friends on the platform, including Rooster Teeth.
LazarBeam Signs Exclusivity Deal With YouTube
In January 2020, LazarBeam signed a deal with YouTube to exclusively stream there instead of on Twitch, where many gamers moved to. He signed this deal along with fellow Australian YouTuber Elliott “Muselk” Watkins.
The two celebrated by going on a 12-hour live stream to raise money to help with relief for the Australian bushfire. They raised $100,000. LazarBeam streamed earlier in the month for the same cause and raised $300,000.
During a June 2020 stream, LazarBeam has over 900,000 viewers. This was during Fortnite’s season-ending live event “The Device.”
How Does LazarBeam Make Money?
LazarBeam makes most of his money through advertisements on his YouTube videos. Videos in this niche are among the most popular. He also makes money through sponsored content, paid advertisements on his social media accounts, and through the same of his own products.
His most popular paid sponsorships are Apex Legends, Elgato Gaming, and others.
Before his exclusivity deal with YouTube, he made money on Twitch streams. The YouTube streaming monetary rate isn’t as clear cut, but it can be assumed that he makes money through his streams there as well.
While it can be difficult to estimate how much a YouTuber makes, it is estimated that he makes a monthly ad revenue of around $480,000 and approximately $5.8 Million per year.
LazarBeam Is A Member Of Click Crew
The best way to grow a following on YouTube is to collaborate with other gamers, and LazarBeam has collabed with many people.
In September of 2018, he announced that he would become a member of “Click” or “The Click Crew” along with some other popular Australian gaming personalities.
In July 2020, it was announced that the Click Crew would be disbanded for the future because members wanted to spend more time building up their own content.
LazarBeam never went to college and never finished his high school education. Instead, he has found ways to succeed on YouTube, through brand deals, and with some hard work. He continues to give back and encourage people to live out their dreams.