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« on: January 09, 2019, 16:30 »
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Hello,

For those interested I have stared my youtube channel. I have been living on stock video for 9 years now and want to try my hand at something new. I have a Winner & Loser series "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r19J4kHCYik&t=43s" weekly plus a lot of tips on how I survive as a stock video artist. Would love if you are interested to subscribe :-)  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwoU327B927MD49NNf16gxw/videos?view_as=subscriber


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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 17:06 »
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Very useful, thanks for sharing!

« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 19:04 »
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Thanks! doing my best to make a useful channel. It is no different then shooting stock you just keep at it and do your best, time will be the judge.

« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 04:37 »
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Thank you.
Love the videos and information.
Subscribed! :)

« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 07:16 »
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Thank-you so much!!

wds

« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 11:05 »
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Interesting! It sounds like everything you recommend applies to stills as well. How do you compare shooting stock stills vs. video in terms of effort, cost, and return?

« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 13:10 »
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Video is definitely harder to get right but if you are good in photo you can pick up video as well. Just like any new skill it takes a little elbow grease

« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 16:21 »
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Hey John, congrats! Informative and nicely done!
Seems like starting YouTube channels is some kind of a trend now, cause I started mine today :) In similar manner I tried to figure out how much money one can realistically make in this industry: https://youtu.be/YuBLhfuxDdo
Anyways, best wishes with your channel, subscribed! :)

« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 18:14 »
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Thanks, I will now check out yours  ;)

« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2019, 18:16 »
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Love your first video and just subscribed!

« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 19:26 »
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Hello,

For those interested I have stared my youtube channel. I have been living on stock video for 9 years now and want to try my hand at something new. I have a Winner & Loser series "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r19J4kHCYik&t=43s" weekly plus a lot of tips on how I survive as a stock video artist. Would love if you are interested to subscribe :-)  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwoU327B927MD49NNf16gxw/videos?view_as=subscriber
Hi guys I am subscriber to booth channel from you https://www.youtube.com/dashboard?o=U I already follow John and I really appreciate your work from both of you and sharing your experience. I am not YT expert but love learn from fellow photographer, videographer and other stock surveyors. Good luck and many new ideas.

« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2019, 02:27 »
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This is very interesting Jeff,
I subscribed and watched of couple of videos, bu there are plenty of others I want to watch.
I have a YT channel myself, so I know how much time and effort it takes

« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2019, 06:40 »
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Thank-you!! I do know the only way to succeed in any market is to provide value. That is what I am trying to do.

« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2019, 13:31 »
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Cool stuff. I've been following your channel since you started it. It's always interesting to see someone else's perspective on the stock footage industry.

« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2019, 15:18 »
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I somehow missed your first announcement here. Glad the thread continued, as it came into my RSS feed again.  I liked it quite a bit, and have subscribed. 

And I must admit I expected you would say that mountain top run was a winner.  Surprised to hear it was a loser.

« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2019, 15:58 »
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Thanks, I hope to teach and inspire with this channel! Appreciate  and support.

« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2019, 16:19 »
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That looks great! I look forward to seeing more. Very helpful, thank you very much!


« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2019, 19:48 »
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Thank you so much for the positive feedback. Working hard on it!

« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2019, 22:08 »
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I have a question.

Since you are a very productive video producer, this somewhat deviation to YouTube worries me a bit - does it mean that you are seeking a new direction? Like you and others said, it takes a lot of energy and efforts to make a good YouTube video. Your clips will have to be watched for over 4000 hours and by 1000 subscribers in order to be entitled to make advertising money. I could be wrong with these numbers, correct me if I am wrong.

Well, I haven't sold anything from SS for 1.5 months, which is a bit unusual. No sales from P5 in January.

I hope it's just because of the holidays and not a trend.

« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2019, 05:16 »
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Advertising is only one of many options if a goal is to monetize one's channel. There are many options and ways to go. Working on referrals, selling products directly, also sites like https://www.patreon.com/ become more and more popular, etc. I believe it really depends on content and target audience, as generic banner advertising could work with only very big viewership.

« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2019, 15:11 »
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Great questions! And no need to be worried I started the channel as a way to challenge myself to produce better stock on my own. I also know that to be successful on any platform you have to provide value so that is what I am trying to do. I would also like to build a large community where I can have a voice and fight for the artist! The only way to get attention from the big players is to have have something of value that people like. I don't plan on stopping producing stock anytime soon! Youtube may or may not offer any financial benefit to me time will tell. I also have a passion for business and enjoy photography so really it is just another creative outlet for me.

« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2019, 16:06 »
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Thanks for sharing. Very good and well done videos. Subscribed.

« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2019, 16:33 »
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Thanks for the sub. and kind words!

« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2019, 12:53 »
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Interesting channel. Not manychannels or people  on stock footage on Youtube, so good luck, and make many videos! hope you to post useful info and insights. If I may comment on Patreon, it might not be indicated for stock contributors as long as you already sell your work, plus that pledjes on patreon mean free stuff for patrons. Then you will have either start making private videos either giving away footage?. Youtube is oversaturated and pays little for most channels as a perweonal comment I would never count ad revenue or patreon or affiliate links as a side income nowadays.... :)

« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2019, 13:29 »
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Thanks for the kind words, not doing this for money now as I know to count on YT would not be wise! I am trying to build a community a big one for stock/video/Photo and business. I have a passion for all three so that is what my channel is about posted at the top. The idea of winner or loser series since I have been at this for years is what stated me on deciding to go forward with this channel. Thanks for your advice and support!

PS, In the future I do plan to use the Live SuperChat feature to answer questions on my stock career.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2019, 14:03 by jjneff »


 

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