Back in 2014/2015 almost everyone online, both young and old, male or female had heard of “JackGap”. They took over YouTube in a way no one had ever done before, kind of like how Casey Neistat did in 2015/2016.
The channel was growing like crazy, until the amount of videos started to get less and less frequent. It all came to a halt on the 20th December 2015 when they uploaded their final video: “Our Changing Climate”.
We were never given a reason as to why it all stopped. But by putting crumbs of information together from their social media, both the twins had their own dreams and goals away from YouTube, which they both opted for.
Their YouTube channel was one of the biggest at the time with nearly 5 million subscribers. The majority of videos (when they uploaded frequently) got at least 2 million views and they were working with big companies such as Skype on some amazing video projects like the ‘Rickshaw Run’.
Towards the end of 2015 a lot of people fell off the JacksGap band wagon as they were not seeing the two twins having a laugh in front of the camera.
The fans would get 1 video a month and it would be sponsored, not creative. Ever since that last video in December 2015 the channel has been going downhill, losing as many as 500 subscribers a day and some days only getting 11,000 views on their videos.
According to Socialblade, the channel is still currently the 394th most subscribed channel but is only pulling in £951 – £15.2K a year.
Lets just take the highest amount from the estimate for this example, judging from the amount of views on their most popular videos and also the advertising CPM’s back in 2014/2015. It’s fair to say JacksGap where probably making around £15k-£17k on each video just from Google Adsense, that’s without any of the sponsorship deals mentioned such as Skype and the Mariott hotel.
We live in hope that one day all of us hopefuls, (I am still subscribed), will wake up to a new upload from JacksGap! Maybe 2017 will be the year.