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  1. Skinnylatte

    Skinnylatte Youtube, blogging, web design, cash back

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    Hi, I sort of thought that if they get uploaded at peak times, then they would appear in feeds when most people were on line, but I could be wrong. I never thought about it much before so it's all bit experimental. I will try a little earlier tomorrow and see what happens. 23% of my audience is from the US and only 4.3% from the UK, and weirdly only 0.8% of my views are from current subscribers. I have searched what to do about this, apparently 10-15% is normal, but have so far drawn a blank. I know my BF recieves a notification when ever I load something new to that's working. Most of the traffic I get is suggested content by YT.
    I haven't loaded anything today, I've got video fatigue! I'm waiting for some new music to be finished. I have videos scheduled up until the end of this week, so when I get back to it I will be working for next weeks uploads. Tonight I'm going to do some trawing around optimising content and increasing views
     
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    Wow, that's a really low % for UK viewers.
     
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    Skinnylatte Youtube, blogging, web design, cash back

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    It is, but that's just the way it went, so I write content for the US now, ie color not colour!

    Day 8
    Today I posted 4 videos, all how to draw birthday related stuff, very low views to start, it'll be interesting to see how it works out, I think this is a slow burn. I have a couple of successful how to videos, How to say happy birthday in hawaiian for example has 78,000 views and grossed $192 since it went live in 2012, only $32 a year, but it only cost me $5. Also the only video I've ever featured in, $236 since upload in 2010. I can't watch it, it's so embarassing, but was free at least!

    I've ordered a 'how to sing happy birthday in spanish', and lovely birthday instrumental was delivered yesterday which I've used in the drawing videos and called birthday rhapsody

    Tomorrow I will go back to the 1 post a day, I think around 2pm seems a good time, but I'm going to play around with that. I've got a cute puppy video scheduled for tomorrow.

    Despite my run of daily postings, 8 days now, I've not seen much of an increase in $$$, but my views were up 5% over the last week.

    Here's one of the how to videos. The theme was taken from my number 1 video right now. Purchased from my favorite site for $5. The guy is a student in Vietnam and asked if I had a boyfriend :eek:

     
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    Skinnylatte Youtube, blogging, web design, cash back

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    Sorry for all the posts! But I was up late last night and had a bit of an epiphany :cool:
    I had a little message from Youtube asking if I wanted to do a poll, not putting too much thought into it I asked the community what kind of video I shoudl make next. A cute one, a love one, a talking animal one or a funny one. Over 50 people replied so far - wow how did that happen? So I went back to my key word list to find that there are loads of funny birthday key phrases that I've never even used. So I've learned 2 things....

    1. There is a youtube community out there that I've never posted anything to before (I just load videos!) now I have found the community tab, and I can talk to people and get their opinions yay
    2. I should focus on funny stuff

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    My keyword list has been sorted into best to worse, and I'm going to start at the top and work down. I will do one key word a week, creating videos and website content side by side, linking both. In fact I'm going to do a 12 month plan today.

    I'm glad I decided to do this challenge, it has really focused my efforts

    Gosh I really need to give up the day job to focus on this :p
     
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    With all you have going on, I'm surprised you have a Day Job! Are you still jet-setting around the world?

    I only found The Money Shed because of a post of yours over on the green place. I was reading your story on there and at some point you mentioned over here and I joined here. I was only a 'reader' over there, here I join and I post.

    Your youtube shinanigans really is fantastic. You took an idea and its worked really well.

    Congratulations to you!
     
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    As someone to took the jump and reduced their days at work to build and grow TMS are you maybe slightly apprehensive about doing this because your money making relies on a 3rd party platform that you don't own or have full control of and COULD pull the plug on your channel or stop ads at any point?

    That would be my concern anyway lol
     
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    Just another point as well
    I was watching a youtube vid by a guy called Drift0r - He makes very indepth call of duty videos and he explained that he lost 80% of his revenue in the last 12 months due to not covering the latest iteration of Call of Duty last year. 80% if a pretty big chunk so it seems it's REALLY important to give your audience what they want 100% of the time if possible no matter how trapped you might feel creativity wise.
     
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    Skinnylatte Youtube, blogging, web design, cash back

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    I surprise myself sometimes too lol. I still do post on the green site, but mostly personal and money related stuff, not business. I'm glad you joined here :)
    Yes I still do travel the world, but not as much in this job I've had for the past year. I am working my notice in this job too, and the next one I start in January will allow me to sleep in my own bed every night, can't wait. :D
     
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    Skinnylatte Youtube, blogging, web design, cash back

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    You are so so right! I will not be giving up the day job, as you say it only takes google algorithms to change, I get a couple of copyright strikes or lose my adsense account or something and then it's all gone. I am planning an early retirement from this though, by paying off the mortgage, building up a decent pension and developing multiple income streams. I would love to be retired by 55, but 60 is more likely.
     
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    I'd say @Skinnylatte 's audience is very different. Currently, doing her own thing, she's getting $600-900 dollars a month. I'd guess 5% of her videos earn her 95% of her revenue. I think the way she SL is going about it is quite sensible and people aren't greedily consuming the latest videos. Doing 1 video that suddenly takes off (1million views plus) probably has a greater impact than trying to get every video to 10k views.

    Although I know nothing about this kind of thing, so the above is just based on my opinion, and no facts. :D
     
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    Skinnylatte Youtube, blogging, web design, cash back

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    Thank you, very relevant information. Now I've found where my community hang out (80 votes on my poll now) I can talk to them and see what they would like to see. So I've just posted todays video and asked if anyone thinks it's funny !!!
     
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    Skinnylatte Youtube, blogging, web design, cash back

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    Yes the 5% is probably about right, and sometimes videos just aren't popular any more, they seem to have a definitive life, so you have to keep creating new stuff, and hope that a few of them take off, while the rest contribute to a decent baseline. The below shot is the life of a video I uploaded in 2011, it has contributed very nicely in the past, but hardly anything now, so I keep going and hope each upload is going to be the 'next big thing'. The mantra seems to be keep going and give them what they want (both the audience and the search engines). Working out what they want is the key. And this is the same whether it's a youtube channel, website, blog, forum or whatever.

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    What I think is great about Youtube is that even if it is pence, it is passive income. Which is the aim of all bloggers on here! :D

    Keep up the great work.

    :)
     
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    Skinnylatte Youtube, blogging, web design, cash back

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    Soooooo, what's been happening.....

    I've not got 141 votes on my poll. and everyone still wants to see funny videos. 9 people liked my post asking 'do you think this video is funny?' But not one person commented :confused:

    I'm not a comedian, I can never remember jokes and have quite a dry sense of humour, so maing funny videos for a mass audience mainly US based is a challenge for me!

    I've got a few ideas in the pipeline. SOme one has just done me the most gorgeous unicorn video, I can't wait to show you when I've got the music done too

    So do you think this is funny?
     
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    I don't find it funny but I'm not your target market :)

    to give you an idea, I tried to do something funny before but never got the momentum behind it to actually build upon it.

     
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    Skinnylatte Youtube, blogging, web design, cash back

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    hahaha, well it's funnier that my puppy video, did you do that with Crazytalk?

    Unfunny puppy video, which was free to make, (as I reused an old voice over and did the animation myself), has grossed $1.25 since upload 3 days ago, so I'm happy about that, if I had 500 videos grossing £0.30 a day I may just think about taking a career break!!

    I am really loving my next video, I think it's quite funny, and cute at the same time. Its concept was inspired by a very famous video, so I'm hoping there's no copyright issues. It'sonly the concept I copied and I've given all due credit within the video so I'm hoping all will be well. This video cost $45 in total to make, which included the music and animation. The target keyword phrase is 'funny birthday wishes'

    On day 12 of my November upload challenge and all going well so far. Since my epiphany the other day, rather than just making anything random that came into my head, I am now working to a targeted keyword list to keep me on track. I knew this anyway, over time though I think you forget the important stuff, so it's good to refocus.

    Revenue for November so far is $452 (x£34 a day)

     
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    Yeah. I bought it a few years ago. I should really get the latest version as they keep emailing me special offers.

    My parents have new dogs that would make great stars of new videos! I think having varied voice actors would certainly help. Your videos always look ace :) Keep up the good work.
     
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    Skinnylatte Youtube, blogging, web design, cash back

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    Happy Tuesday :)

    I thought unicorn might have gone viral by now, but it's hardly got any views! :( I've put it on instagram with a link and as a comment in the Youtube community.

    October's Adsense has been calulated and the amount pending payment next week is £1069.13, which is the first time I've broken the £1000 barrier for a long long time. To celebrate I purchased a new laptop charger as I keep leaving at OHs, so now I have one in each house ;)

    One interesting thing I have done today is applied to be a Youtube Ambassador in my area. It would be cool to meet others that do this and to arange some events and group training. As a bronze subscriber I can apply for this. To get to silver and get my own partner manager (woohoo) I need 100000+ subscribers, another 52142. At the current rate that'll take me 22 months - I wonder if I can do this by the end of next year :cool:

    I'll be spending some time looking around the creator hub for extra tips!
     
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    That can be the way it is sometimes. Sometimes content you think will 'pop' just doesn't. I would say that if you think that the content is going to go viral keep at it a bit longer. It may be just that video that didn't take off but another one of the same topic would.
     
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    I think it's really difficult to guess what's going to go viral and what isn't, that's fit the public to decide. I think it can be down to luck as well. I agree with Jon's suggestion, unicorns are popular at the moment so it's worth doing another similar video.

    Well done for breaking the £1k barrier!
     

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