Success on YouTube DOES NOT Mean a Life of Poverty - THE BEST YouTube Advice You Need Hear
In case you missed it, major “news” websites, Like Bloomberg and The Next Web published articles, basically stating that even if you’re successful on YouTube, you’re still looking at the hard truth of being poor as sh**.
Even worse -- is that I saw some of the big YouTubers sharing these article and saying that it’s true. Let me be clear, to the websites writing these articles, and to the YouTubers who are spreading it -- f**k off.
There’s a huge difference between being a “YouTuber” and building a brand. Because I’ll tell you this, the creators that understand business, aren’t poor on YouTube.
Stop asking “why aren’t I making money yet” Stop asking “why aren’t people subscribing to me” or “why don’t i get views” because guess what? I’ll tell you why, because it’s not about you. Instead, you need to ask yourself questions, like why should anyone give a single sh** about the videos you upload?
That’s a real question. You can’t just make a video and expect subscribers and money just because you hit the upload button. That’s not how it works. People’s time is valuable. Why should they spend 5-10 minutes watching one of your videos? Do you DESERVE their time?
Once you answer that question, the “why” question, your mindset will shift and things will start to work out. You have to offer something. You have to give some sort of value. Whether you’re teaching people something, helping them with something, or just makin em laugh for a few minutes.
Your “why” is important. What do YOU have, that the others don’t? If you don’t know that question yet, you’re not ready to make money. Just keep uploading, keep trying, and keep learning. Don’t listen to these stupid articles that tell you to give up, and just have fun.
Realize that YouTube doesn’t owe you anything. YouTube didn’t hire you, they didn’t ask for you to work on YouTube. You just woke up one day and decided to make a thing, and just because you made a thing, isn’t good enough.
You chose to do this -- and it’s not just about uploading videos. It’s about building a brand. YouTube is just the platform you’re using to make that happen. Because if you wanna just be a YouTuber, then one day, when YouTube dies, so does your career.
Don’t think like a YouTuber. Think like someone that owns a damn business. You have to diversify your income. You can’t just hope that all your wildest dreams come true through JUST YouTube ad revenue alone. Sure, that happens for some people that are bringing in 20 million+ views , but are you bringing in 20 million views? Then sit down, and listen.
Currently we have 55,000 subscribers, compared to a lot of other channels, that ain’t a lot. But I guarantee you, we’re doing better, financially, than a lot of the bigger guys. I don’t care if they have 100K subscribers, or even a million - and its because a lot of are still sitting on the toilet, waiting for their YouTube money. Regardless of subscriber numbers, this is our full time job.
The real reason bigger YouTubers still can’t make enough money, or enough to pay rent (Bloomberg), is because they're dumb.
Those are the YouTubers that grew their subscriber numbers and grew their view numbers and didn’t realize they threw themselves into the seat of running a business.
They built the business, but they’re still sitting in a lonely cubical of their own office, as an employee waiting for a paycheck without realizing they ain’t the employee. They should be in the CEO office, doing CEO sh**.
Don’t let it happen by accident. Be intentional about everything you do. Diversify your income. Make it so that at the end of the month, you’re getting YouTube ad revenue, you’re getting money from brand deals, you’re getting money from selling t-shirts, you’re getting money from affiliate marketing, you’re getting money from Patreon - I don’t care.
Take control and monetize your community in your own way, because no one else will do it for you. If you don’t show up to work, nothing happens. And your job as doesn’t stop when you hit that upload button.
I don’t care if you have 1,000 subscribers or 100,000, once you realize you’re in control. Everything changes. You built something out of nothing, give yourself some credit, and get creative. Your audience is listening. You can monetize your content in any way that you want.
These stupid mainstream websites are terrified. Because they ARE depending on page views and ad revenue. If they weren’t they wouldn’t make ridiculous clickbair headlines like ‘Success’ on YouTube Still Means a Life of Poverty.
Use headlines like that to kick some serious ass. Don’t quit and give up your dreams just because some sh**head told you to in a sh** article they wrote for their sh** website.
Oh, and to Bloomberg and The Next Web - f*** you.