- Judd Albring is a YouTuber and runs a newsletter. He makes $20,000 a month from his online business.
- He spends up to 10 hours a week creating and posting content with the help of freelancers.
- His content uses affiliate links, so he gets a commission for products bought through his referrals.
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This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Judd Albring, a 50-year-old YouTuber in Chicago. Insider has verified his income with documentation. The following has been edited for length and clarity.
At the beginning of my career, I held several jobs in sales but could never keep a job for long because of my drinking. At 35, I got sober, but finding work was still hard because I had to explain time gaps in my work history, so I started to drive for Uber and clean windows on weekends to make ends meet.
In 2017, I started to research how to make money online and teach myself digital marketing because I wanted to make extra money from home while taking care of my boys. My wife is a teacher, so I became a…