Not the first article like that I’ve seen by a country mile, plenty of very similar analysis out there, showing how difficult it is to become a superstar in social media. As V2 is social media the exact same applies here.
Only a tiny percentage reach huge success, same as for popstars, sports stars, highly successful CEOs or actors. A smaller minority will get along (just about), but the vast vast vast majority will earn next to nothing.
So if your goal is to be a YouTuber or a V2er as a job, then you need to think again. And think hard. Very hard. By all means, by creative, follow your dreams, but have a day job, have a realistic escape route if your dream doesn’t come through (which it almost certainly won’t).
Don’t just think you will be like the guy Casey talks about, these are very far and few between. They are the extreme exception. Yes, they happen, but again, there are only a handful of people who achieve that. And believe me, there’s a 99.78% probability it won’t be you.
Oh, and if you think you’re good enough to crack it on V2, then you would also be good enough to crack it on YouTube. It’s about the talent, the topic, the creativity, not the tool. So why haven’t you?