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Posted by: Mertay May 29 2019, 11:10 PM

For the last 2-3 weeks I noticed they starting pushing advertising in their videos much more aggressively. I guess money got thinner from clicks and likely some will be phased out soon.

Posted by: Todd Simpson May 30 2019, 05:51 AM

Pre Roll ads are most profitable and the most annoying. Also, the requirements for being a youtube partner got raised a bit back. They really want non skippable ads in front of primo content. Thank goodness for ad blocker smile.gif

QUOTE (Mertay @ May 29 2019, 06:10 PM) *
For the last 2-3 weeks I noticed they starting pushing advertising in their videos much more aggressively. I guess money got thinner from clicks and likely some will be phased out soon.

Posted by: Adam May 30 2019, 09:41 AM

Two of my friends are Youtubers and they both say that ad income is hilarious. I know one of them gets paid by his own sponsors but I'm not sure about the other one. But what I mean is: Youtuber who gets hundreds or few thousands of views won't earn that much and it's very easy to get demonetized anyway. Someone who gets tens/hundreds of thousands or millions of views will earn more, obviously, but someone who made this far will have a stable income from their sponsors. If anything, Twitch streamers have it much easier if they set up things properly.

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi May 30 2019, 02:40 PM

I've been receiving many Youtube invitations for some kind of premium version... It seems that they want to become some kind of Spotify. This won't be positive for content creators at all, don't you think so?

Posted by: Adam May 30 2019, 02:56 PM

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 30 2019, 02:40 PM) *
I've been receiving many Youtube invitations for some kind of premium version... It seems that they want to become some kind of Spotify. This won't be positive for content creators at all, don't you think so?

They are trying to improve the platform for sure but they shouldn't jump into multiple things at once. Their tools for streaming are horrible for some time now (compared to Twitch, for example) and now they are aiming to create Spotify-like thing? This does sound bad!

Posted by: Todd Simpson May 30 2019, 09:45 PM

Correct. I was a "youtube partner" for many years and the income was very very low. Maybe a feww hundred bucks per year. In order to make any significant money you need millions of views each month. Now that youtube has demonitized millions of accounts in order to charge more to advertisers essentiallly, it's not a great platform for content creators in terms of earning money. Patreon and other platforms are far better imho. For people who are monetized, youtube tries to force you to put in pre and post roll ads. You have to turn them off manually when you upload a video.

QUOTE (Adam @ May 30 2019, 04:41 AM) *
Two of my friends are Youtubers and they both say that ad income is hilarious. I know one of them gets paid by his own sponsors but I'm not sure about the other one. But what I mean is: Youtuber who gets hundreds or few thousands of views won't earn that much and it's very easy to get demonetized anyway. Someone who gets tens/hundreds of thousands or millions of views will earn more, obviously, but someone who made this far will have a stable income from their sponsors. If anything, Twitch streamers have it much easier if they set up things properly.


Agreed. It's youtube trying to charge money for access to what people are accustomed to getting for free by adding some content and calling it "premium". Getting people to pay for something they consider a free resource is seldom a workable approach. It's like trying to get most folks to pay for music these days. Almost useless.
Todd
QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 30 2019, 09:40 AM) *
I've been receiving many Youtube invitations for some kind of premium version... It seems that they want to become some kind of Spotify. This won't be positive for content creators at all, don't you think so?

Posted by: Adam May 30 2019, 11:01 PM

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 30 2019, 09:45 PM) *
Correct. I was a "youtube partner" for many years and the income was very very low. Maybe a feww hundred bucks per year. In order to make any significant money you need millions of views each month. Now that youtube has demonitized millions of accounts in order to charge more to advertisers essentiallly, it's not a great platform for content creators in terms of earning money. Patreon and other platforms are far better imho. For people who are monetized, youtube tries to force you to put in pre and post roll ads. You have to turn them off manually when you upload a video.


Agreed. It's youtube trying to charge money for access to what people are accustomed to getting for free by adding some content and calling it "premium". Getting people to pay for something they consider a free resource is seldom a workable approach. It's like trying to get most folks to pay for music these days. Almost useless.
Todd

I would still say YT is great for promoting your work because it's one of the most popular and easily-accessible media. It's always nice to have multiple independent sources of passive income, so it's just the question of how much work does it take and is it worth. But still, some people post their videos and have a third-party sponsors supporting them, others post videos and link their websites in it with courses, tabs, etc. The YT's ads revenue might be profitable with either of those but as a stand-alone thing probably not so much. I see how time-consuming is putting together my bits for the Bootcamp and I'm just cutting the raw vids there.

Posted by: Todd Simpson May 31 2019, 03:56 AM

Agreed smile.gif It's the most widely used video platform on the planet so it's really the best choice to try to get ones self out there. I've been on youtube since it started and it's been a great way to lead to other things. I've been able to get wads of free gear by gaining a decent sized audience and leveraging that with vendors.

It is a big time suck though to make slick videos and post often. Most of the bigger brand guys (ola/fluff/etc.) post about 3 times a week, every single week. Try doing that for a few months. It can create serious burnout. I'm amazed at their ability to be so consistent.

QUOTE (Adam @ May 30 2019, 06:01 PM) *
I would still say YT is great for promoting your work because it's one of the most popular and easily-accessible media. It's always nice to have multiple independent sources of passive income, so it's just the question of how much work does it take and is it worth. But still, some people post their videos and have a third-party sponsors supporting them, others post videos and link their websites in it with courses, tabs, etc. The YT's ads revenue might be profitable with either of those but as a stand-alone thing probably not so much. I see how time-consuming is putting together my bits for the Bootcamp and I'm just cutting the raw vids there.

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