The kid got his first paycheck this week.

His YouTube channel really is making money. He’s been notified of a $10 deposit into his PayPal account. Money that he can transfer into his checking account and use for real stuff.

It’s a little bit scary letting him venture out into the big world this way. At the same time, I’m awfully proud of him. He’s worked a lot on making videos and building an audience over the past year. And, if he can have his own spending money for video games rather than hitting me up all the time, that’s a bonus, too.