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« on: February 09, 2020, 16:48 »
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I've been doing stock for about 15 years now. I do a lot of travel photography. I might be late to the game, but as long as I'm traveling, I decided to start shooting a youtube channel while I'm out shooting other stuff. It seems like I'm having trouble getting watch hours and subscribers. Does anyone have any experience with this, and if so, how did you get monetized?  Here's my latest video as a sample.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyotVMlqDCY


« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2020, 19:48 »
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Thank you. Great. As soon as I log in with a registered user to YouTube I subscribe. Simply, a splendid job. Something big. Thank you very much and congratulations.

« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2020, 20:28 »
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Thank you. Great. As soon as I log in with a registered user to YouTube I subscribe. Simply, a splendid job. Something big. Thank you very much and congratulations.
Thanks for subscribing. I appreciate it. Really looking for info though from people whove done this before. Always looking to put more irons in the fire.

« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2020, 13:47 »
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IMHO...looks more like a personal home video, versus something made specifically for consumption on youtube. I skimmed through it. I didn't personally find it interesting to watch. My understanding of how youtube works is your video will be tested on a select amount of people and the algorithm sees how they interact with your video. If youtube notices a high level of engagement, then that video would pop up on more people's feed, and if enough of those people engage with your video, then the algorithm would again populate your video on even more people's feed, and so forth. In addition to producing actually interesting content, there is also the art of the click bate thumbnail. No one is going to watch if they don't click. They only click if the thumbnail seems interesting. Also it seems to me, youtube isn't worth the effort unless one can generate at least hundreds of thousands of views on every video. Info on the internet says 1 million view could earn somewhere between $3-8k depending on how desirable the viewers are for advertising purposes.
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2020, 15:01 »
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Thanks. I appreciate the opinion.

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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2020, 01:26 »
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It's not a YouTube video unless you start it with "hey, what's up people, welcome back to my channel... today were going to be talking about X... so let's jump right into it!!" or something along those lines. It's the law.

Chichikov

« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2020, 02:03 »
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It's not a YouTube video unless you start it with "hey, what's up people, welcome back to my channel... today were going to be talking about X... so let's jump right into it!!" or something along those lines. It's the law.

lol

It also needs to end with "Click on the blue thumb and subscribe and don't forget to click on the bell"

« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2020, 04:10 »
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Since Youtube belongs to Google, maybe you first have to pay.

« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2020, 13:00 »
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It's not a YouTube video unless you start it with "hey, what's up people, welcome back to my channel... today were going to be talking about X... so let's jump right into it!!" or something along those lines. It's the law.
Now you guys are just messing with me.
lol

It also needs to end with "Click on the blue thumb and subscribe and don't forget to click on the bell"

georgep7

« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2020, 15:16 »
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No idea how to succeed in YT and what level  is considered "succesful".
2k views was $0,02something some years ago for Greece.
And it was a pushed full edited video embedded through most local news sites. Duh!
But for sure don't fall to the paid or "free" subscribers views and likes system.
Seems the same as stock uplaod, title description tagging ready but not really.
Too many parameters, worse algorithms than stock search, many things to dig and learn.
From intro to outro to cards, end screens, playlists, geotagging, interacting with others blah blah blah... Take note that viewer's interests and mostly viewers age is a critical factor.
You might share gorgeous travel footage or wise opinions but fake, sillyness and drama wins...

Do it for fun, if people follow, good. If not, again, it's cool. You broadcast your message.

« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2020, 21:27 »
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No idea how to succeed in YT and what level  is considered "succesful".
2k views was $0,02something some years ago for Greece.
And it was a pushed full edited video embedded through most local news sites. Duh!
But for sure don't fall to the paid or "free" subscribers views and likes system.
Seems the same as stock uplaod, title description tagging ready but not really.
Too many parameters, worse algorithms than stock search, many things to dig and learn.
From intro to outro to cards, end screens, playlists, geotagging, interacting with others blah blah blah... Take note that viewer's interests and mostly viewers age is a critical factor.
You might share gorgeous travel footage or wise opinions but fake, sillyness and drama wins...

Do it for fun, if people follow, good. If not, again, it's cool. You broadcast your message.
I think your last line is very good advice. Though I do hope to get monetized at some point.

« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2020, 01:43 »
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No idea how to succeed in YT and what level  is considered "succesful".
2k views was $0,02something some years ago for Greece.
And it was a pushed full edited video embedded through most local news sites. Duh!
But for sure don't fall to the paid or "free" subscribers views and likes system.
Seems the same as stock uplaod, title description tagging ready but not really.
Too many parameters, worse algorithms than stock search, many things to dig and learn.
From intro to outro to cards, end screens, playlists, geotagging, interacting with others blah blah blah... Take note that viewer's interests and mostly viewers age is a critical factor.
You might share gorgeous travel footage or wise opinions but fake, sillyness and drama wins...

Do it for fun, if people follow, good. If not, again, it's cool. You broadcast your message.
I think your last line is very good advice. Though I do hope to get monetized at some point.
I checked your video and I liked several things about it. You can produce really good footage and you are excellent at talking to the camera.
But you should edit it differently: the first 15 seconds of a video are by far the most important. You need to hook the viewer, or he will click away.
The hook in the video is after more than 1:30, when you start talking and explaining what the video is about.
It took me about 5 months to get monetized when I started my channel. You will get there no problem.
Don't expect t become rich quickly: YT is a loooong term game to build brick after brick. First of all you must enjoy doing it a lot.
It is interesting if you have something to sell and to promote, as YT gives a huge amount of visibility. YT money in itself is very little money, unless you have over 100,000 subs

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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2020, 06:29 »
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Hi to all of you.
I'm in the same situation as wollwerth, I'm in the microstock market since 2009 and I decided last month to create a youtube channel just to see if it could improve my earnings by promoting my work.
Here is my channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8A6Xz1YrjUrNQJPrr8C0pA [nofollow]

After some weeks I still see just a small number of visitors and just 5 subscribers.
I think I'm doing something wrong, or simply my work has no interest for the people on YT.
I'm doing it because I wanted to try, but of course I hope to have some kind of improvement about my sales (YT and microstock).
I would appreciate very much any advice from you!

« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2020, 11:52 »
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Hi to all of you.
I'm in the same situation as wollwerth, I'm in the microstock market since 2009 and I decided last month to create a youtube channel just to see if it could improve my earnings by promoting my work.
Here is my channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8A6Xz1YrjUrNQJPrr8C0pA

After some weeks I still see just a small number of visitors and just 5 subscribers.
I think I'm doing something wrong, or simply my work has no interest for the people on YT.
I'm doing it because I wanted to try, but of course I hope to have some kind of improvement about my sales (YT and microstock).
I would appreciate very much any advice from you!

People go to Youtube to either be entertained or learn something. Your video does neither. I think the question is, would you watch these videos if they were on someone else's youtube account. If you would watch endless videos like this, then there is a market, if you wouldn't watch endless videos like these there is no market.

Beyond that, there is also just being in the right time at the right place. My understanding is that 99% of videos on Youtube don't get many views. Thus the key is producing quality content to break into the 1%.

Also if you go and look up the history of uploads for popular creators, you will see a lot of them put up with low viewership for months or years on end before they broke through into being popular. Sometimes things just take time.

rinderart

« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2020, 12:16 »
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Back before YT  started. My pardner and I made really good Money from SS and their Paid Learning Channel Called "Skillfeed" We did video tutorials On Just about every Photo subject there was and since Him and I traveled a Lot doing workshops, We did them all Over the US and we were Paid By the minute and How Long people watched. It was a brilliant Idea But after about a year they took it down. We never found Out why. We did a video on everything with very cool Backgrounds all around the country.

« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2020, 12:58 »
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Back before YT  started. My pardner and I made really good Money from SS and their Paid Learning Channel Called "Skillfeed" We did video tutorials On Just about every Photo subject there was and since Him and I traveled a Lot doing workshops, We did them all Over the US and we were Paid By the minute and How Long people watched. It was a brilliant Idea But after about a year they took it down. We never found Out why. We did a video on everything with very cool Backgrounds all around the country.
I thought skillfeed was around 2013-2015, long after youtube was big?

georgep7

« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2020, 13:10 »
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Hi to all of you.
I'm in the same situation as wollwerth, I'm in the microstock market since 2009 and I decided last month to create a youtube channel just to see if it could improve my earnings by promoting my work.
Here is my channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8A6Xz1YrjUrNQJPrr8C0pA

After some weeks I still see just a small number of visitors and just 5 subscribers.
I think I'm doing something wrong, or simply my work has no interest for the people on YT.
I'm doing it because I wanted to try, but of course I hope to have some kind of improvement about my sales (YT and microstock).
I would appreciate very much any advice from you!

People go to Youtube to either be entertained or learn something. Your video does neither. I think the question is, would you watch these videos if they were on someone else's youtube account. If you would watch endless videos like this, then there is a market, if you wouldn't watch endless videos like these there is no market.

Beyond that, there is also just being in the right time at the right place. My understanding is that 99% of videos on Youtube don't get many views. Thus the key is producing quality content to break into the 1%.

Also if you go and look up the history of uploads for popular creators, you will see a lot of them put up with low viewership for months or years on end before they broke through into being popular. Sometimes things just take time.

+1000 every word was correct. Ackward but correct. But still YT is a weird place, people with insomnia just put playlists with peaceful places and calm music or plain splash waves, I remember a 10 hrs black screen video with timecode having some million views(?) or whatever. So are there other ways to enter to the "succesful" club without cheating the system? Sure. Shoutouts, payed I guess for hot youtubers. PetaPixel: PeterMackinon launced with a simple cloning photoshop tutorial that mostly was funny rather than explanatory. Nobody cares about your photography, Ted Forbes, took a huge boost from PetaPixel also. So yes, there are ways as long as you have the money or good social connections. People also like competition. Show me your images, assignments, and of course givaways :)

But, (you might reply) it supposed to be fun :(


« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2020, 19:05 »
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if you want to be successful on yt buy a go pro 4k travel round the world and act like an idiot   or casey nastand in front of your gopro camera and the numbers will come eventually
also i agree the relaxation clips help a lot and the unboxing videos
i personally liked the videos he made they can be relaxing and you see beautiful places but unfo the majority of people in planet earth want to see stories and people like casey and pwesomethin lol


 

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