>>6224481> do vtubers only care about money or have genuine fun streaming?
There are literally tens of thousands vtubers, each with different motivation. What's even the point asking?
There are a lot of indies who's channel not monetized, they don't have fanbox, there is zero income for them from streaming while they paid for avatar and commissions for art quite a bit. For them it's a hobby, they stream after busy day at work just to play vidya and socialize with vtubers like them and random strangers.
My oshi gets like $100 per month in superchats, hates her job and dreams about careless life when she could just do what she likes and earn a living that way instead. But she's not popular enough to make any decent money, and probably never will because she's doing only what she's genuinely enjoy rather than try to entertain or pander to a specific audience, she's not lewd, doesn't provide GFE, doesn't play popular games. She's a huge autist, so her activities are way too niche to attract many people. So she cares about money a lot, but still chooses the least profitable way. I'm afraid if someone starts shilling her and she'll become popular, she'd just quit because she's not prepared to deal with schizos and antis that she'd inevitably get.
For corporate chuubas, money is just one part of it, there is also attention and support from the fans that many chuubas develop attachment to. Look at this and say she was in it for the money: https://streamable.com/r3p82s
She cried the whole graduation stream and stream before, she had next to no sleep in the last 48 hours that day, she just wanted to finish FFVIII before she's gone.
Watch Yuya's graduation: https://youtu.be/Y5hj2T7gdXA
She will become a lawyer, and will make have much more stable and high income that way than by streaming in oversaturated market. After graduation stream on youtube, she had post-graduation stream on twitch, she was drunk, out of the character, and spoke only in korean, so I didn't understand shit, but what was clear is that though she said that korean fanbase is really shitty, she's genuinely regret giving up on her dream. That twitch stream was not archived, sadly.
Or watch Lulu's Ghost N' Goblins playthrough. Whole 30 hours of it. I've never seen a person enjoying playing the game so much, much less a ridiculously hard platformer. Throughout her career she never did anything to manipulate her audience into giving her more money, even though she could easily go GFE route. Instead she just played games like no one else could.
From holos, think Watame would stream even if she was not getting any money and had a day job. Streaming addiction is a thing.
Aloe/Deluta admitted that she previously only cared about the money and numbers. Now she relies on her savoiurfags as a therapy, they also pay for her living of course, but even if she had to find a job, she'd still need them for venting out.