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Old 02-16-2016, 12:08 PM
 
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What is it like having a Youtube channel? How do you make money having one? What are the pitfalls a "Youtuber" has to look out for?
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Old 02-16-2016, 01:02 PM
 
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I don't have a Youtube channel but I expect it's sort of like having a channel on a local public television channel.

Some folks are daring like to be known and some folks are cowards and prefer anonymity. Count me in the last group.
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Old 02-16-2016, 02:58 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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What is it like having a Youtube channel?
For me, it is great, I use it to post videos I have created, mostly family, vacation and local events...
Signing up is free...

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How do you make money having one?
I don't know. I have not signed up for that portion.

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What are the pitfalls a "Youtuber" has to look out for?
For me, there have not been any pitfalls. The account I started in 2006 has been free, reliable and issue free.

My channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Ponchodebcan/featured


What were your plans to use YouTube for?
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Old 02-16-2016, 03:52 PM
 
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Anyone can have a YouTube channel but if you want to be successful you need to be young (under 24 preferably), you need to be a pretty girl, and you need a FABULOUS white smile! A few folks can break away from the mold a little as I've seen older and average looking vloggers. Most of the successful boy bloggers are either psuedo bro/hipster or they don't really show their face much. If you were born before 1986 or 1985, you may want to reconsider YouTube vlogging because most of the successful vloggers relate to Millennials or Gen Z.

Fortunately, YouTube Vlogs are an overhyped trend, and will soon go the way of the now defunct blog.
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Old 02-16-2016, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Whittier
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I get lumped in with Millennials (although I consider myself Gen X) and I really don't understand a lot of the YouTube personalities.

About 7 years ago, my friends and I were going to put up a comedy series (actually funny) scripted content out on YouTube but didn't. It took a lot of effort even though it didn't go anywhere.

Its one of those things that if you have to ask, you're already behind the curve.
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Old 02-17-2016, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I have a You Tube channel, but hardly use it. I've got two videos on there. One pertains to a youth program that my old place of employment has, and the other one is about my son's first every haircut. I have thought about creating a weekly/semi-monthly program either about computer related stuff, or about my favorite sports team (give you a hint, look at my username,) but I haven't had the time or the energy (small kids really wears you out!)

Now, I am NOT a millennial, but I would have to disagree that you have to be in your twenties to be successful. You just have to have a great idea that catches on, and be willing to put forth the time and effort. Sure, to be a video blogger, you can't look hideous, but unless you're whole purpose of your vblog is to show off your muscles or your melons, you can be average/decent looking if your channel is not about you, but about a topic you love. I.E., maybe you love reviewing cars. If your reviews are interesting and I get to see every detail of the car, I don't care what you look like, I'm looking at the car.
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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How do you make money having one?
Ads. You start a channel. Sign up for Adsense. You start getting paid. It's really that simple.
The hard part...getting views. You won't make anything worth the effort until you get into 100's of 1,000's of
views.

Freddie Wong makes a good living:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpasSV_mw2o

And form the "Why didn't I think of that" room:
The most insane YT story you've probably never heard is about Disney Collector.
Making millions with videos like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaCK-BfqYdQ
28 million views on that one...

The highest YouTube earner of 2014 made nearly $5 million just by opening Disney toy packages | Fusion
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:19 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I have thought about creating a weekly/semi-monthly program either about computer related stuff, or about my favorite sports team (give you a hint, look at my username,) but I haven't had the time or the energy (small kids really wears you out!)
The advantages of having grand-kids and great-grand-kids is you turn them back in to the parents when your done
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:25 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Interesting... I could not watch the entire video.. Her voice got to me, but hey, I guess that's a 29 million dollar voice?
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Old 02-17-2016, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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The advantages of having grand-kids and great-grand-kids is you turn them back in to the parents when your done
Yeah, I have a loooooooooooooooooong ways to go on that one!
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