I have a YouTube channel with over 13,000 subscribers, 1.3 million views (total), and 100 videos. Over the course of a few years, I have also earned a few thousand dollars.
Would this count as an extracurricular? If so, would it be advisable to mention it on applications for elite colleges?
Although I have seen people say that it counts, what worries me is that it may come across as childish — something that top colleges won't really value. What worries me more is that the channel is about video games.
The only way I think I can refrain from portraying my self as a lazy, video-game fanatic (which I am not), is by mentioning the money I have earned. This, I think, would make it seem more like a part-time job than a frivolous hobby.
What are your thoughts?