Social media is one of the greatest innovations that has raised a glass to toast ever since it came into its presence. Social media platforms are completely free, and with them, anything is possible. We believe so. As we all know, everything has a pro and con so do social media, but if we take a closer look at the advantages, social media is one such ideal platform that can transform a person’s life. Speaking of transformations, media platforms such as YouTube has emerged new artists who make a living out of the money which they can’t even imagine from a job. YouTube is one of the globally known videos sharing platforms where every day thousands of videos are shared. Today’s topic- How much does the diamond play button cost?
The interesting fact is that after meeting up with the monetization requirements (which is pretty simple, if you’ve got what it takes), you’ll be able to earn money. Real money! Another coolest fact about the worldwide video platform is that it gives out YouTube play buttons to the account holders whenever they hit a subscriber’s target count. The tradition of sending a silver play button for 100 thousand subscribers, a gold play button for 1 million subscribers, a diamond play button for 10 million, and a custom button for 50 million is YouTube’s iconic move. Though they might appear to be simple, each play button costs hefty, and it’s not a joke.
Today, we’ll be checking out the diamond play button’s worth and some reviews on it from artists who got them. Let’s play!
So, how did it start?
The diamond creator award, which was brought in to celebrate a YouTuber’s milestone of 10 million subscribers, is a dream for many. These play buttons knock on their door usually around 2-3 weeks but based on the YouTuber’s location. It sometimes delays, but the wait is worth it.
The diamond play button was first introduced on July 23, 2015, at VidCon. YouTube’s VP, Matthew Glotzbach, who came up with the idea after figuring out various YouTubers already with 10 million + subs, handed the beautiful play button to those who were present at VidCon. The first YouTuber channels to grab this sparkly award were Fine Bros, Spinnin’ Records, Epic Rap Battles of History, and Smosh.
Few other YouTubers have two+ diamond play buttons because of surpassing 10 million subscribers in their multiple channels. Namely, KSI has 2 diamond buttons and is the first UK YouTuber to have so. Roman Atwood has two channels with 10m+ subscribers and a Russian Youtuber’s 6 channels with “Like Nastya” title variants.
Speaking of this beautiful play button, let’s talk about this silver-plated metal design with a shiny crystal.
The Design of the Diamond Play Button
Since we got a hold of its purpose and birth, we want to show you its real knack. Plenty of YouTubers who received this shiny award shared about its appearance and quality in their unboxing video. After all the buzz, they are not really made of diamond. In fact, it doesn’t even a diamond piece. It’s simply a bright plaque award. These silver color brushed metal plaques with a big clear crystal is what YouTubers crave.
Despite being considered a rare button, it is only made of pure aluminum and crystal-shaped into a YouTube logo. The exteriors are finished with a mirror-chrome texture and a neat shield to give a luster. Other than that, it’s actually nothing. Oh, but it’s very rigid and strong that it can’t be easily broken so, it’s still worth the brag, guys.
How worth is it really and is there an alternative?
For any Youtuber to gain even a single subscriber would be a moment of success. Imagine a YouTuber with 10 million individuals who follow to watch them? That itself is a great success. To celebrate this, YouTube presents this award but do you know. They can be easily bought from online sites for just 30 dollars?
As much as it sounds fascinating, it is also cruel because after all the hard work certain YouTubers put in when someone claims an award bought from a random site, it is a disgrace. But speaking of duplicates, they do come with precise details like the original but do have flaws. Fake play button replicas can be easily bought from sites like eBay for 30-50 dollars, but certain sites get sold for 1500 dollars because of exactness.
Pretty much no YouTuber would wish to sell, and as of now, there aren’t any records of them being sold, so to calculate its worth can only be determined through the receiver’s hard work. But a fake copy is worth from 30-3000 dollars so let’s say the alternative has a price. Of course, earned real things are priceless, aren’t they?
But do you know there is a trick to get an original one illegally? “JackSucksAtLife” is a YouTube channel belonging to a UK Youtuber, Jack Welsh, who apparently received a diamond play button for his 2 million subscribers’ channel. YouTube gives out a new award for the previous awardees who file a new one in case of damage or rip. Apparently, Welsh lodged for a new one in the name of KSI, who is a YouTuber with 20 million + subscribers. To his surprise, YouTube actually sent Welsh a brand-new diamond play button without proper analysis! But thankfully, Welsh was informed about the exploit and alerted the company. But hey, welsh lost $3000 while placing a request for a new one, so it is not really worth the trick.
Our Final Thoughts About the Award
With around 37 million YouTube channels, it is not easy to gain such a huge number of subscribers. But with luck and hard work, when a YouTuber receives one, he surely deserves recognition and fame, so this tradition of sending a congratulatory award is pretty nice. But it really has nothing special with its design or material, but it solely lies in the artist’s effort.
On receiving this button, the worth and cost of it are pretty huge, we believe. Because it was reported that even fake copies go over 3000 dollars so picturing a famous YouTube celebrity selling off their button can even bid around a million dollars based on their popularity. The metal plaque is actually priceless, and if bid, it has a lengthy price tag, we say!