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Anyone making money from a Youtube channel?


Kirk W

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I know people who make money on their uTube channels but they already had followers before they started their channels. Their popularity then increased to include more and more followers. Bob Wells, of Cheap RV Living, is a good example of one who did this. He has now started a charity called Home on Wheels Alliance which outfits cheap RVs for people who would otherwise become homeless. I have no affiliation with them other than being an enthusiastic supporter. https://homesonwheelsalliance.org

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I think you can make some, but unless you basically make it your "full" time job you will not see very much income.  

How the system works now vs even 5 years ago is very different.  If you are not constantly putting out content, and quality content on at least a weekly basis it will be hard to get enough people engaged to make money.  

I think if you want to do it for fun and you end up collecting a few $$$ in the process that would be a win.

 

 

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 You need to have a minimum of 1000 subscribers and 4000 watched hours in a 12 month period to even start getting monetized. I have watched a bunch of information video's on doing this, lots of into out there and I in fact started a channel but man to really do it I think would be a long road unless you really have a god camera presence and character "which I don't". Creating good eye catching thumb nails, coming up with good topics, making a schedule to upload quality video's (unless you put one out on a regular basis it will never get off the ground" taking the time to take the footage and to really edit a video, well my hat is off to the people that make a video look good. 

 Heck we have spent countless hours keeping a blog over the last 8 years "which is ok because I enjoy it" and have a ok sized following and a good amount of views every time I do a update and I asked our followers or the people that even read and are not subscribed to just at least subscribe to my YouTube channel to help grab hold in the  YouTube algorithms so YouTube would start promoting my channel to a wider audience but you would think I was charging a fee to subscribe LOL!!! 

 But good luck if you do follow the YouTube path and let me know if you start one, I will support fellow RVers.     

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Did I read somewhere that 800 youtubes are uploaded every minute? Some folks are making millions. Like the kid that opens toys on camera. He was the highest money maker a few years ago. $17m a year iof I remember right, Check out Will Prowse on his solar and lithium battery channel. From living in an old van in California to two huge houses and a fleet of sports cars......In just a few years.....Yup, it can be done. But it ain't easy...

 

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Yup, I've dabbled in YouTube for some extra cash. It's been a rollercoaster, but totally worth it! One thing I stumbled upon was playing games on Cash App to win some quick bucks. I remember one time, I was low on funds for groceries. I gave it a shot and ended up winning enough to cover my bill. It was a pleasant surprise! Just goes to show, sometimes a fun game like the games to win money on Cash App can turn into a little financial boost when you least expect it.

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If anyone is serious about trying to do YouTube, you should watch this short video.  This guy is really good and makes a good living doing it.  He pretty much spells it out what it takes to make it big time.  I read somewhere that he makes $1.86 for every 1,000 views of one of his videos.         Marques Brownlee

Here's all his videos, in case you're interested.       https://www.youtube.com/@mkbhd/videos

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I like step 2: 

Step 2: Make your channel successful enough that it meets the YouTube Partner Program requirements

To join the program, you need a minimum of 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in the previous 12 months."

Like that's an easy thing to do.

I have been creating YouTube content for myself and clients for 8 years and have never achieved these numbers. I have to admit, it has not been my primary focus. The YouTube Channels have been of youth sports and promotional videos posted to YouTube just to get a YouTube address that will enable republishing a video in other social media platforms and so I can use an iframe embed on websites. 

But would love to know how people get videos to be watched by so many people? 

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1 hour ago, Diana Wilson said:

But would love to know how people get videos to be watched by so many people? 

It takes time and effort. Blogs are often entry points. You get an audience by offering something people want. Once you get enough viewers there you start posting videos on your blog. Eventually you transition to mostly videos. But, all that takes time and effort which few people are willing to give in today's instant world.

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