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Karina Garcia, 23, of Riverside, California, has 'retired' her own parents after hitting it big as a YouTube star with over 5.7 million subscribers.
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YouTube star who makes 'slime' videos buys a six-bedroom house with her earnings, revealing that she makes six figures PER MONTH creating the goo
- Karina Garcia, 23, of Riverside, California, has 'retired' her own parents after hitting it big as a YouTube star with over 5.7 million subscribers
- The young woman specializes in 'slime', a silly putty-like substance that has become an online craze among youngsters
- With millions of views on each of her videos, Karina makes between $20,000 and $60,000 per sponsorship deal with brands including Coca-Cola and Disney
Published: 13:08 EDT, 25 June 2017 | Updated: 18:59 EDT, 25 June 2017
A YouTuber specializing in making slime videos has made enough money to buy herself a house.
Karina Garcia of Riverside, California, is one of the world's most popular purveyors of slime tutorials, making various versions of silly putty-like substances that can be satisfyingly squished and stretched on camera.
The 23-year-old has so perfected the practice that she has amassed more than 5.7 million subscribers to her YouTube channel as well as securing a book deal for her DIY slime recipes.
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Making it big: Karina Garcia, 23, is now able to support her parents and her siblings on her earnings through YouTube slime videos
A bit of squish: Slime has become a massive online craze recently, with millions of youngsters creating the silly putty-like substance at home
Thanks to her empire that slime built, Karina was able to recently purchase a new six-bedroom home in California, complete with a swimming pool, game room and screening room.
Speaking to Cosmopolitan, Karina revealed that she got started in the slime business after finding that there was a lack of recipes online for making slime, which she used to play with as a kid.
'I got obsessed with slime, out of nowhere,' she said. 'There was only like, one recipe for a basic Gak [a slimy modeling compound] online. So I just decided to go with it.'
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Flying high: Karina first began playing with slime as a child, but later found that it was tough to find recipes for the goo online
Slimetrepreneur: Karina has also bagged a book deal, releasing a series of her slime recipes
Getting creative: The slimes come in all sorts of colors and contain plenty of interesting additions
After her sister, who has her own YouTube channel doing beauty tutorials, encouraged Karina to create her own account, she was off and running.
The slimes created on Karina's channel come in all colors, packed with glitter, and are even sometimes edible - such as the pink Starburst video from last year that has more than five million views.
In seven months, Karina began making money from her slime videos. Very soon after that she was supporting her whole family, including her parents and her siblings, through her hobby.
Helping out: She revealed that her massive earnings have helped her 'retire' her parents
The big squeeze: Each one of Karina's videos boasts millions of viewers - leading to massive sponsorship deals
All smiles: Karina has even created edible slimes, such as pink Starburst slime recipe that has more than five million views
The money comes not from the recipes or slime sent out to customers, New York Times reports, but rather from sponsorship deals and other advertisers including Coca-Cola and Disney.
The sponsorships can come with pay checks of between $30,000 and $60,000, with Karina revealing that she makes more than $100,000 total every month.
'There are times when it’s $200,000 in a really good month,' she said. 'I’ve retired my parents. It’s definitely really crazy. Even I can’t believe it.'