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Hello and welcome to the world of YouTube.
Where internet money is 24/7 ESPECIALLY when it's on the world's 2nd largest search engine.

Vision:
To create 1 YouTube channel that each averages 1 million+ views per week.

Goal:
$100k/mo (combined from AdSense, physical product offers, and authority networks but mainly AdSense)

Inside here I will include:
  • What works for me
  • What doesn't and
  • What I tried
Stats:
0 subscribers
0 views
0 minutes and 0 hours worked

Check back in with me on Nov 14th, 2021 for an update... thank you :)
 
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Hello and welcome to the world of YouTube.
Where internet money is 24/7 ESPECIALLY when it's on the world's 2nd largest search engine.

Vision:
To create 1 YouTube channel that each averages 1 million+ views per week.

Goal:
$100k/mo (combined from AdSense, physical product offers, and authority networks but mainly AdSense)

Inside here I will include:
  • What works for me
  • What doesn't and
  • What I tried
Stats:
0 subscribers
0 views
0 minutes and 0 hours worked

Check back in with me on Nov 14th, 2021 for an update... thank you :)
very excited for this! I'm at 97 subs, and 20.5 hours watch Time! Best of luck to you!
 

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Just curious, have you ever tried anything like this before, or do you have any idea how you are going to get to those lofty viewing numbers?
 

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You’re going to hit those revenue goals a lot faster if you can make your own product or service to offer your audience.

Adsense should be a bonus - build the core of this around an actual business.
 
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You’re going to hit those revenue goals a lot faster if you can make your own product or service to offer your audience.

Adsense should be a bonus - build the core of this around an actual business.

I think it is really hard now a days to make a purely digital product. People seem really tired of paying for just software, but are more willing to spend money when there is a tangible product in front of them.
(I.e netflix is $8.99 a month vs Peleton is $2,500 up front plus $60 a month!)
 

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What subject matter?
 

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That would be an impressive outcome.

Looking forward to reading updates on successes and failures. This is a lofty goal for YT. As someone with a focus on “old school” businesses, I’m having a hard time grasping the “how” for you.

Good luck. Watching the thread.
 
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One tool that can help you get realistic expectations of how much the youtubers you follow are making with Adsense, is SocialBlade.

There's also Youtube Money calculators, its surely not 100% accurate of how much they all make but its good enough to give you an idea how much views are needed per days/months/year to get to certain goals, from Youtube Ad program only calculating with the CPM.

Youtube is here to stay and people from Gaming and many industries are now switching from Twitch to Youtube so its really endless possibilities.
There's a lot to learn about the Algorithm, the catchy picture, the right font to use and all the psychological aspect of how to attract people on your videos.

Like Fox says and you can see it a bit everywhere, content creators are really making most of their money on selling things, whether it is coaching, merch' etc.

Good luck !
 
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One tool that can help you get realistic expectations of how much the youtubers you follow are making with Adsense, is SocialBlade.
I agree SocialBlader is helpful in understanding Adsense revenue but don't rely on it too much. Even the top end of their estimate for my channel underestimates the true figure but a 100%-200%.

I would also recommend researching possible video topics using TubeBuddy. I've used it for a few years to research possible topics before going to the effort of making a video.

It will be interesting to watch the progress of this thread.
 

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I agree SocialBlader is helpful in understanding Adsense revenue but don't rely on it too much. Even the top end of their estimate for my channel underestimates the true figure but a 100%-200%.

I would also recommend researching possible video topics using TubeBuddy. I've used it for a few years to research possible topics before going to the effort of making a video.

It will be interesting to watch the progress of this thread.
Depends on cpm.

I do investment related theme that has 10-15 dollar of cpm and YT is paying me slightly. Higher than the upper bound projection of social blade.
 
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Depends and cpm.

I do investment related theme that has 10-15 dollar of cpm and YT is paying me slightly. Higher than the upper bound projection of social blade.
It does, you're right. I suspect my videos are targeted by software companies advertising their new products. I always have a spike in income when something new launches.
 

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conservative 5 USD per 1000 views
Target 100,000/month
5 USD 20,000,000 views per month (assuming no adblockers)
10 USD 10,000,000

I guess its possible.
 

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Good luck, though, I think it would be better to make $10k/month and have control than $100k/month and have no control.

"Hello, OP, yes, its Youtube, sorry but we've had to let you go. Yeah, your niche is no longer wanted on our platform, we recently updated our policies and we've found your channel to be in violation - sowweee about that. Buh bye,

XoXo Youtube Monkey."
 

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Good luck, though, I think it would be better to make $10k/month and have control than $100k/month and have no control.

"Hello, OP, yes, its Youtube, sorry but we've had to let you go. Yeah, your niche is no longer wanted on our platform, we recently updated our policies and we've found your channel to be in violation - sowweee about that. Buh bye,

XoXo Youtube Monkey."
"sowweee about that" ...I am crying
 
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Good luck, though, I think it would be better to make $10k/month and have control than $100k/month and have no control.

"Hello, OP, yes, its Youtube, sorry but we've had to let you go. Yeah, your niche is no longer wanted on our platform, we recently updated our policies and we've found your channel to be in violation - sowweee about that. Buh bye,

XoXo Youtube Monkey."
I would'nt be worried about this, Youtube is here to stay. But its more about 1) DMCA Regulations 2) Very limited language / vocabulary to be used safely and so if you slip 2/3 times you get striked and or can be banned. If you're an educationnal channel thats ok, if you're in the gaming or entertaining then there's a risk.

Otherwise many makes a lot of money and can be used to get financial freedom although not safe to depend on it.
 
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Good luck, though, I think it would be better to make $10k/month and have control than $100k/month and have no control.

"Hello, OP, yes, its Youtube, sorry but we've had to let you go. Yeah, your niche is no longer wanted on our platform, we recently updated our policies and we've found your channel to be in violation - sowweee about that. Buh bye,

XoXo Youtube Monkey."
Agree 100% on the control thing. As someone that’s built a channel that generates significant revenue for my business, we’re now exploring other profitable traffic sources. It’s never a good idea to have your eggs in one basket. So many companies have gone under because they relied on just SEO and then had an algorithm change, or organic traffic from facebook pages.

conservative 5 USD per 1000 views
Target 100,000/month
5 USD 20,000,000 views per month (assuming no adblockers)
10 USD 10,000,000

I guess its possible.
From Youtube Ad revenue? This is quite bullish. I’m in a very high CPM niche with $0.019 per view on average. (So $1.90 per 1000 views).
The real money from Youtube is from selling outside of the platform. Think courses, affiliates, products and services. Youtube is incredible for adding value and building trust. Leveraging the Youtube algorithm is also key. Someone watches one of my quick tutorial videos and Youtube then proceeds to blast them with all my other content because they know that the viewer fits my buyer persona and will binge my other videos. By the time the viewer comes to my site to engage my business, they’ve often watched hours of my content, built immense trust, and very little ‘sales’ is required from then on. They know we can deliver and are more interested in what the product actually is and the pricing.
 

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Agree 100% on the control thing. As someone that’s built a channel that generates significant revenue for my business, we’re now exploring other profitable traffic sources. It’s never a good idea to have your eggs in one basket. So many companies have gone under because they relied on just SEO and then had an algorithm change, or organic traffic from facebook pages.


From Youtube Ad revenue? This is quite bullish. I’m in a very high CPM niche with $0.019 per view on average. (So $1.90 per 1000 views).
The real money from Youtube is from selling outside of the platform. Think courses, affiliates, products and services. Youtube is incredible for adding value and building trust. Leveraging the Youtube algorithm is also key. Someone watches one of my quick tutorial videos and Youtube then proceeds to blast them with all my other content because they know that the viewer fits my buyer persona and will binge my other videos. By the time the viewer comes to my site to engage my business, they’ve often watched hours of my content, built immense trust, and very little ‘sales’ is required from then on. They know we can deliver and are more interested in what the product actually is and the pricing.
Your CPM seems off... Are your viewers in US?
 
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1.90 cpm is definitely low.
 

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From Youtube Ad revenue? This is quite bullish. I’m in a very high CPM niche with $0.019 per view on average. (So $1.90 per 1000 views).
I think you put the decimal point in the wrong place. I make that a $19 CPM ($0.019 x 1000) which is much more in line with mine (£17).
 

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Agree 100% on the control thing. As someone that’s built a channel that generates significant revenue for my business, we’re now exploring other profitable traffic sources. It’s never a good idea to have your eggs in one basket. So many companies have gone under because they relied on just SEO and then had an algorithm change, or organic traffic from facebook pages.


From Youtube Ad revenue? This is quite bullish. I’m in a very high CPM niche with $0.019 per view on average. (So $1.90 per 1000 views).
The real money from Youtube is from selling outside of the platform. Think courses, affiliates, products and services. Youtube is incredible for adding value and building trust. Leveraging the Youtube algorithm is also key. Someone watches one of my quick tutorial videos and Youtube then proceeds to blast them with all my other content because they know that the viewer fits my buyer persona and will binge my other videos. By the time the viewer comes to my site to engage my business, they’ve often watched hours of my content, built immense trust, and very little ‘sales’ is required from then on. They know we can deliver and are more interested in what the product actually is and the pricing.
Spot on. Most of the money is made outside the platform. Same with Instagram. People think that when you have 500k or 1 million followers you suddenly start to make millions of dollars. You obviously get approached a lot more by potential brands. But still, Instagram and YouTube are there just for traffic. You got to convert that traffic into customers somehow, otherwise you're going to make little money(or nothing at all).

Just think about the early adopters of YouTube. A name that comes to me quickly is Logan Paul. Even though I don't really like him personally, you still got to admit that this guy has talent for what he does. He went from Vine to YouTube and made a name out of himself. Just like his brother Jake.
 

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Until there is actual data to report I won't be adding any comments to this thread.

Right now I have two employees hired from onlinejobs (Philippines) to script and produce parts of each video.

I am paying about $21 - $22 per video.

Once at least 20 videos are ready to go will I begin uploading these videos (1 a day every single day - VERY crucial to this process).

From there I will share the data with you all and how I am going about getting initial views on a brand new channel.

$100,000 a month is still the goal in action.

See y'all till when videos begin to be uploaded. (a simple profit and loss too)


Just curious, have you ever tried anything like this before, or do you have any idea how you are going to get to those lofty viewing numbers?
Haven't aimed for something like this before. I have some experience in gaming algorithms and have been around the internet block and YT since a young age.

Yes quite a lofty goal for 1 channel and quite unsafe actually.

Instead this will be split across 5 - 10 channels.

You’re going to hit those revenue goals a lot faster if you can make your own product or service to offer your audience.

Adsense should be a bonus - build the core of this around an actual business.
Adsense is the initial goal.

There are channels clearing $40,000/m individually with some very simple content that's entirely outsourced and then replicating them 5x over. (duplicating the channels)

I am treating this as a content property that gets traffic so other people can pay me to advertise inside my digital property.

What subject matter?
This first channel is inside the movie industry.

I am capitalizing on what already is a massive source of organic traffic on the platform.

Good luck, though, I think it would be better to make $10k/month and have control than $100k/month and have no control.

"Hello, OP, yes, its Youtube, sorry but we've had to let you go. Yeah, your niche is no longer wanted on our platform, we recently updated our policies and we've found your channel to be in violation - sowweee about that. Buh bye,

XoXo Youtube Monkey."

10K over 10 channels is much better in the realm of safety. Which is the new plan.
 

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