Sounds like a joke right? Well, it’s actually a very serious business. Enter the world of Mukbang. I know some of you are looking at the screen like what the hell is a mutt, muck, mock, what? Lol Ok Mukbang is a portmanteau word that combines the Korean word for “eat” (muok-da) with the word for “broadcast” (bang song). Watching Mukbang… or watching people eat food on YouTube, has a powerful mental effect on millions of viewers. Some of the viewers’ comments on many of the Mukbang channels state that they feel full after watching others eat.
Some other comments reveal that there are many people battling eating disorders, and other types of situations related to eating and weight loss, and mukbang has been the one thing that helped them out when nothing else was able to. Many people diet and cut back on binge eating by watching others binge eat. Some commenters say that watching the videos helps them fast during Ramadan.
I guess I can kind of relate because at one point I felt satisfied watching my homegirl pay her Progressive car insurance bill each month, because I certainly didn’t have money for car insurance for a while. I mentally tricked myself into thinking I had Assurance or Allstate, or even Progressive like my homegirl… ok that’s another blog post, let me stay on topic lol.
Enter Trisha Paytas… She is a Mukbang YouTube star right out of California. She has over 2.5 million subscribers and is making between $50,000 to $100,000 per month eating food on YouTube. I watched a few of her episodes, and it is unique in that she will sit there and eat a slice of pizza while telling you a story about her being a side chick on one occasion, or eating a bag of chips while talking about sex. These episodes have hundreds of thousands, and some of them even have millions of views. Talk about a home-based business!
She doesn’t need anybody to take her out to dinner, ever! She can sit right in her house and live life exactly how she wants. A quick Google search will show that mukbang Youtubers have been making thousands of money monthly for quite some time now. I compiled a list of some of three of the popular Mukbangers on the next page. Check them out and figure out how you can put together your own business plan. Yours doesn’t have to be about Mukbang, but it can be anything… as long as you can get the same amount of views or better, you’ll also be able to make the same amount of money or better. Boss up.