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How do “vloggers” make money on YouTube?
Are all YouTubers rich?
No they are not. It’s like any industry, the majority earn a reasonable wage that allows them to work full time creating content but doesn’t allow them to splash out on a new car or enable them to buy a property. But then there is the minority that are very very well off, possibly have multiple properties and are financially very well off. I’d say Amelia and I are in the middle somewhere, we are very lucky to be earning enough money to work full time on our YouTube channel, but we also live rent free with our parents. So, I’d say we don’t earn enough to feel comfortable to live on our own and don’t feel that we regularly have enough money coming in to pay bills such as rent on our own either.
Why a joint YouTube channel?
How do you grow your channel?
- Create topical videos.
- Comment on other YouTubers videos to let them and other people know your channel exists.
- Use twitter to promote your video e.g. It’s valentines Day and you’ve done a video about it, tweet it out on Valentines Day with the Valentines hashtag so the world can see it and find your channel.
- Keep going, someone once told me it takes 2 years of regular uploads to grow a channel properly… and that’s exactly when our channel started to take off – coincidence? Who knows.
- Light your videos, don’t have lighting? Use window light, it’s my favourite anyway. For a video to be recommended by YouTube to other people, viewers need to watch your video for a long time (Audience retention/watch time) and the one thing that puts me off a video is it being really badly lit. So if you don’t have lighting make sure you have a window facing you!
Speak soon! -G,x