What do u think of the new YouTube update? From what I hear it’s threatening smaller youtubers if they don’t get to a certain amount of subs or something
From what I’ve read, it’s threatening their earning potential before hitting a sub and watch time goal. It’s yet to be determined if it’s actually going to suggest these channels less or stunt their growth.
My take on it is that it’s more good than bad. On one hand it means not every single channel can be monetised right from the get go, meaning channels that steal content or reupload horrendous stuff that doesn’t get caught by youtube (The recent reuploads of Logan Pauls video for example) won’t be monetised. Which might discourage a lot of these toxic type of channels to hold off on doing so.
On the flip side it means very small youtubers that are starting out also can’t make money from their content immediately. The thing is that if you’re passionate and serious about youtube anyway then the money didn’t mean much at that level to begin with and if you just love making content then breaking that arbitrary goal should happen naturally and quickly anyway. Most youtubers that made it big started off doing if for absolutely nothing, I personally didn’t start making any sort of money from it until I hit about 15k subs or more (which took about 1.5 years) because partnerships at that time didn’t even pay out money until you broke an earnings threshold of about $100 anyway. I did it because I wanted to and it was fun and not because I was going to earn a little bit from it.
It’s hard to really understand how much this will affect the platform right now because only time will tell and it’s also yet to be determined if this will in fact bury smaller channels who don’t get monetised or not, if it does then it’s total bullshit. That’s the part i’m curious about because then it makes growth incredibly hard. It does suck however that without monetisation you can’t do simple things like schedule videos which I feel is very unfair because that is the key element to being consistent on YT for me. EDIT: Apparently this is not true and people have told me they can schedule content even while not being monetised
I am very worried however about how this will affect smaller animation channels because hitting that watch time limit is going to be very very hard for them. Animation isn’t something you can do very consistently or frequently and this will punish that even more than YT already has. It’s a shame that watch time is such an important factor on the platform, it even bothers me seeing channels try so damn hard to hit a stupid 10 minute mark to allow them to slap a mid roll ad into their video.
Bottom line is by culling a lot of channels out of monetisation who weren’t making much anyway it enables YT to focus on monetising channels that DO need it. I’m not talking about me or even channels above 1m subs, I’m talking about channels of about 10k+ who just started full time but got hit hard by demonetisation. This change in theory should allow them to earn more money and continue doing this as their job. There are always other options to be able to monetise your content as well instead of JUST relying on YT ad revenue which is a dying form of revenue anyway.
Anyone who is thinking of starting a channel, please don’t let this discourage you. Create because you want to create and not because you were going to get some extra cash as a result. For some people that’s hard to do because money is a large incentive but passion and creativity will bring you much further in the long run and in the end enable you to potentially do this as a job. Never stop making cool shit and never let any barriers get in your way. POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE!
You don't get enough credit for Coraline, I always see Henry Selick getting the credit and many people I know didn't know it was a book until I told them. Does this bother you? I believe you should get a LOT more credit than you do!
I’m always happy when Henry Selick gets credit. Most people seem to vaguely think that Tim Burton had something to do with making it, because they half-remember the “From the Director of Nightmare Before Xmas” and think that must have been Tim.