YouTube tutorials are on a rise but it's not easy being successful and actually making a pretty penny from doing it.

17-year-old Jake Warden from Longmont has certainly figured out that small window of success by teaching his fans how to apply makeup and have that perfect smoke-eye look.

Jake has an incredible following on YouTube with 1.2 million and 2.1 million on Instagram.

This extremely talented young soul has some serious skills. It's no wonder he has so many fans.

I was such a tomboy growing up I really never learned how to apply my makeup correctly.

When hearing about Jake I started to watch some of his videos and I realized that he definitely had a knack for what he does.

Jake makes more money than his mom but respects his parents enough to ask what to do with his money and how to handle his success.

SOURCE: 9NEWS