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NOTABLE! One of my youtube videos is currently going viral, the "scale" effect is powerful indeed.

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I'm seeing more people posting earning from YouTube despite the fact that there is a clause in YouTube Terms and Conditions that prohibits talking about how much a YouTuber makes from ad revenue (unless it has been removed, unlikely though).

People in the past have been wary of discussing it as their channel potentially could be shut down. However I guess they see others have openly discussed it and not got closed down (yet) so they have taken the risk themselves to improve their viewing figures.

The problem is these video earnings will vary enormously depending on who is posting them. It is not that they are lying, it's just that YouTube ad revenue varies greatly depending on the niche they are in. This makes a lot of sense if you think about it as the ads are targeted and there is less profit available targeting people interested in, say, recycling soda cans compared to people interested in learning to trade futures or invest in property.

I follow a couple of people in the UK cabinet making field (a fairly low ad revenue niche).

They both have similar YouTube channels, so I guess they started following each other, started up a dialogue and came up with the idea to start a podcast together where they just chat for an hour or so over skype (they live about 300 miles from each other).

Sounds boring and they didn't know if it had legs so took a gamble and committed to doing 10 'shows' last year. The response however was strong enough that they are into season 4 now.

They have Amazon links for most of the products they use and recommend. Patreon channels for both YouTube channels and the Podcast channel (they are now releasing a fortnightly Patreon only Podcast). They also have a small selection of merchandise, so basically everything you said. They also post regularly to Instagram and Twitter. On top of that they also have built up enough momentum to have a show sponsor which might not bring in lots of money but adds to the bottom line.

I came across both when they were running at less than 10k subscribers and it has been interesting watching their progress over a couple of year or so.

They only have 100k followers between them (split 60/40) but the one is now about to go full time on YouTube (60k followers). The other is reducing the amount of paid work he does.

Neither is making a fortune but having the diversity has helped create multiple income streams. That diversification has also created a larger internet footprint which has got them noticed more so now they are becoming minor celeb's in their field. Being invited to invitation only events here and abroad. Asked to do radio spots etc. which all helps improve the footprint further which adds to the momentum and so bottom line.

It's like building with Lego.

@luniac Congratulations. You are in a very popular niche so hopefully there is still plenty of mileage to come from it. I watched your video and found it strangely hypnotic (even though I don't get the fascination of the game itself).

I'd really be looking at ways to capitalise off it to maximise on building your audience. A YouTube audience is very much like an email list in as much as the bigger the list the more revenue you get back when you feed it content.

I'd certainly pin a call to action at the top asking people to subscribe. I take it you can't edit the video to add a call to action at the end?

Look forward to seeing you hit new heights.
Yea i got lucky and happened to edit that video so perfectly with perfect music that it's catchy.
Right now i just pinned a comment acknowledging the 10 Mil views, ima just leave that for now.

You could at least put some affili link in the description, amazon affili link to the game or whatever?
lol i dont know man i like the clean look, no crazy links and stuff.
maybe sometime in the future.
 

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You could at least put some affili link in the description, amazon affili link to the game or whatever?
Ha. Something like "This is the gaming mouse I use."
 

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Try and daisy chain your videos too? So the viral one leads to another one, leads to another one, etc. If you get folks to binge watch your channel then the YT algo should notice.

(Ahem... this is all theory to me - I've not implemented yet.)
 
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Try and daisy chain your videos too? So the viral one leads to another one, leads to another one, etc. If you get folks to binge watch your channel then the YT algo should notice.

(Ahem... this is all theory to me - I've not implemented yet.)
That's exactly what i did in a loop, i even made a little notepad notes to keep track:
The left video goes to the right video, bottom to top

Paper.io 2 HOW TO WIN! Paper.io 2 INSTANT WIN!
Agar.io IS BROKEN! (CHEAP TEAMS) Paper.io 2 HOW TO WIN!
Paper.io 2 | Giant Pizza Slices 100% Agar.io IS BROKEN! (CHEAP TEAMS)
Hole.io 41 KILLS! Paper.io 2 | Giant Pizza Slices 100%
Agar.io THIS IS MADNESS!!! Hole.io 41 KILLS!
Agar.io Battle Royal WIN! Agar.io THIS IS MADNESS!!!
Paper.io 2 INSTANT WIN! Agar.io Battle Royal WIN!

I think the majority of traffic dies down by the third video
so far none of my new ones went viral like the original but its ok, based on analytics they do get suggested a tiny bit so i am getting little bits of traffic to them.
 

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That's exactly what i did in a loop, i even made a little notepad notes to keep track:
The left video goes to the right video, bottom to top

Paper.io 2 HOW TO WIN! Paper.io 2 INSTANT WIN!
Agar.io IS BROKEN! (CHEAP TEAMS) Paper.io 2 HOW TO WIN!
Paper.io 2 | Giant Pizza Slices 100% Agar.io IS BROKEN! (CHEAP TEAMS)
Hole.io 41 KILLS! Paper.io 2 | Giant Pizza Slices 100%
Agar.io THIS IS MADNESS!!! Hole.io 41 KILLS!
Agar.io Battle Royal WIN! Agar.io THIS IS MADNESS!!!
Paper.io 2 INSTANT WIN! Agar.io Battle Royal WIN!

I think the majority of traffic dies down by the third video
so far none of my new ones went viral like the original but its ok, based on analytics they do get suggested a tiny bit so i am getting little bits of traffic to them.
Even if the new videos don't go viral, they will get more traffic through your viral one (people watching the viral video and watching the other ones after). You've got the snowball rolling already, keep pushing!
 

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I’d have thought that figuring out the algorithm and then feeding it is exactly what the YouTube growth guys are doing?
True, however once they get too close, Youtube changes it (they are owned by Google after all! :happy: )

Which is why @luniac's video went viral after so long, a little tweak in the algo and bang whole new audience, front page etc.
 

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I've had a gaming related youtube channel since Jun 1, 2015.
Until literally a week or so ago i couldn't even pass 40 subscribers with over 100 videos that i've gradually posted over the years.

and then BOOM, a single 3 minute video started getting traction.
Now barely a week later the video just broke 300k views and i just broke 1000 subscribers, with no signs of stopping yet.

Now I haven't made any money or anything, but i think this is a cool showcase of the power of SCALE. its a powerful force indeed ;)

Check this glorious graph: 13937% lol
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Sounds cool - I've thought about doing some gaming videos, but I'm not hardcore enough of a gamer for it to be viable.

I'm curious, was there any specific technique you used to get it viral? Such as putting out a video on a game which is trending on search engines?
 
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Sounds cool - I've thought about doing some gaming videos, but I'm not hardcore enough of a gamer for it to be viable.

I'm curious, was there any specific technique you used to get it viral? Such as putting out a video on a game which is trending on search engines?
it was trending but i had no idea.

The gameplay is also very impressive, i was able to win in a really cool way so that's a BIG reason it went viral.

Its like if someone plays Call of Duty and posts a video 50 kills 0 deaths, you know that's gonna get a ton of views cause its very impressive.

I've been gaming since 4 years old lol so im pretty good.
 

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I make games too actually, and was thinking of making some tutorials maybe, we'll see.
Damn, you've brought back the spark of wanting to make games again :)
 

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I've had a gaming related youtube channel since Jun 1, 2015.
Until literally a week or so ago i couldn't even pass 40 subscribers with over 100 videos that i've gradually posted over the years.

and then BOOM, a single 3 minute video started getting traction.
Now barely a week later the video just broke 300k views and i just broke 1000 subscribers, with no signs of stopping yet.

Now I haven't made any money or anything, but i think this is a cool showcase of the power of SCALE. its a powerful force indeed ;)

Check this glorious graph: 13937% lol
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Great Luniac,

Can you please give a link to this video?

One of my companies is about training and coaching on gaming youth. Also wrote a book about it, wich is doing well in the Netherlands and Belgium.

I will follow your work
 

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lol youtube just sent me this, feels good fam.
and its all mainly from 1 single video LOL
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Awesome stuff! First time seeing this thread. Do you have a Facebook page for your brand? If you can beef up the video to 3 minutes and get 10k likes, you can start monetizing there also. Do you stream on any platform?
 
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Great Luniac,

Can you please give a link to this video?

One of my companies is about training and coaching on gaming youth. Also wrote a book about it, wich is doing well in the Netherlands and Belgium.

I will follow your work
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvJJbc5mNQo


Awesome stuff! First time seeing this thread. Do you have a Facebook page for your brand? If you can beef up the video to 3 minutes and get 10k likes, you can start monetizing there also. Do you stream on any platform?
i share youtube links to facebook. I'm not looking to monetize on facebook though.
Youtube is more fun lol
at least until we all get banned!
 

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