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Google Handing Out Six Figure Paychecks to Basement Auteurs
$20k Per Month for YouTube Videos About Your Cat?
martinibuster




msg:3804868
 4:10 am on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Article in the NYTimes [nytimes.com] about basement auteurs making serious money with their content by partnering with Google. This guy [youtube.com] makes $20,000 per month creating content for YouTube. His most popular video is home made video, literally in his home, about his cat [youtube.com].

Well... what do you think?

 

IanCP




msg:3804904
 5:28 am on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Well of course now days I'd believe almost anything is possible.

Why anyone would watch YouTube is totally beyond my comprehension, Australian morning TV news networks "must" include the obligatory news clip of the day.

Do teenagers rule?

Why don't people get a real life?

Good luck to the person concerned but it's a sad indictment of how far society had disintergrated when trivia becomes important.

Or is it? Seems I remember olden day news reels from the 1930's era with stupidity which cheered people up.

Maybe I'm just too old, cranky and live too far in the past.

netchicken1




msg:3804958
 7:28 am on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

You can't blame the guy for making a success of himself. Hes got talent, imagination, and a new industry. Good on him.

jetteroheller




msg:3804968
 7:59 am on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

I just got yesterday a new SEO client

"design shop for cats"

IanCP




msg:3804970
 8:01 am on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Following on from my previous post:

A main stream Australian TV network [Ch 7] just aired at [08:45 Z] a short shot of an Asian fellow loading his head up with bricks.

This is dumb TV, even dumber because people actually believe it is real, I have sufficient experience in the construction industry to know that was physically impossible. Kids watching don't know that.

Now whether main stream TV or the YouTubes, it needs to be stamped out and I don't care who is making money off it.

This is not censorship, what next? Some dumb kids getting 15 seconds of fame by putting shotguns in their mouths?

Surely anyone with half a passing brain must realise limits.

mike73




msg:3804994
 8:37 am on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

IanCP, if you don't like it, don't watch it. It's that simple.

netmeg




msg:3805279
 5:02 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hey! I've got a cat! I've got a basement, too! Got a camcorder I almost never use. Hmmm...

LifeinAsia




msg:3805294
 5:22 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

I've got a cat I hardly ever use...

gouri




msg:3805330
 6:08 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

I didn't know that much could be made on Youtube. I am happy for the individual mentioned in the article.

martinibuster




msg:3805339
 6:22 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

It's not just cats. People are making commentaries, reviews, and news segments and attracting audiences that way. In other words, you don't have to make a website to make AdSense money. You can make video programs.

httpwebwitch




msg:3805340
 6:24 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have 2 cats I'll rent out to anyone who wants them. Best offer.

maximillianos




msg:3805343
 6:30 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Didn't we all start out as basement amateurs? I've since moved up to my living room/office now... ;-)

LifeinAsia




msg:3805365
 6:48 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Didn't we all start out as basement amateurs?

We don't have basements in California. We have to start in garages.

signor_john




msg:3805371
 6:50 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

I didn't have a basement or a garage when I started out. (My first published short story was written in a cheap New York hotel room.)

Anyway, more power to this guy. If he can make $20,000 a month from cat videos--at least until the next big thing comes along--he's got my admiration.

netmeg




msg:3805375
 6:54 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

I helped my 15 year old godson take out a domain the other day; he and his best friend have an idea for a video site that as far as we can tell, will be fairly unique and I told him I'd help him get started. I'll send him this article (with some caveats) that should get him motivated to get going on it.

travelin cat




msg:3805396
 7:25 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

We have a friend that is pulling down enormous numbers each month from his niche videos. No cats, dogs or any other cutesy stuff. Just informative videos that people want to see.

JS_Harris




msg:3805402
 7:29 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Catchy tune, a video title that starts with "the" and ends with "song", something goofy, a popular subject... 20 grand a month huh?

No thanks but I didn't realize that you tube video owners got income from youtube, is there an ad revenue sharing platform or something?

incrediBILL




msg:3805424
 7:46 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

If Google will pay us all Ad$en$e for making crap sites that clutter the web why not pay someone money that's actually entertaining?

dailypress




msg:3805427
 7:50 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

I heard about him on the radio in CT while driving down to NYC.
They were joking around saying: What the buck? Six Figures from YouTube?

weeks




msg:3805516
 9:07 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have 2 cats I'll rent out to anyone who wants them. Best offer.

I'll PAY for someone to take my black cat.
Somewhat serious thread in danger of going to heck

nomis5




msg:3805519
 9:11 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

So how is the money made? He publishes his funny vidoes on YouTube, but where is the Adsense connection? I'm an innocent as far as this is concerned, no idea at all.

But i have a two month old kitten so it sort of caught my attention! And yes, they rip your home to shreds far more effectively than an out of control combine harvester.

martinibuster




msg:3805527
 9:22 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

They show ads on the lower part of the video. There's an inch-high ad on the screen that slides up and stays there unless the viewer clicks to close it. Revenue is split with Google.

weeks




msg:3805566
 9:58 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Google doesn't "hand out" checks. You have to earn them on the web, as people on this board well know. You have to have the numbers and the right audience, both.

It's the toughest way to make it in media. (Again, as the people here know.)

dailypress




msg:3805586
 10:15 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Google doesn't "hand out" checks. You have to earn them on the web
I absolutely agree. Good for him...although I find it interesting how people like his videos....
LifeinAsia




msg:3805610
 10:36 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Google doesn't "hand out" checks. You have to earn them on the web

If you flash a subliminal "click on my ads" message in the video, it would definitely be against the ToS, but would anyone ever find out...

JS_Harris




msg:3805636
 11:25 pm on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Martinibuster
They show ads on the lower part of the video. There's an inch-high ad on the screen that slides up and stays there unless the viewer clicks to close it. Revenue is split with Google.

He's making 20 grand a month while getting only a portion of the penny clicks on a site where blindness to the ads is huge?

Now i'm impressed... (or am I about to cry?)

ispy




msg:3805678
 12:18 am on Dec 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

His videos are beyond stupid. But whatever works I guess.

I personally think live cam feeds aka lifecasting will overtake premade videos in the future. I am expecting to see YouTube incorporate these at some point.

martinibuster




msg:3805679
 12:24 am on Dec 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

>>>while getting only a portion of the penny clicks

I'm pretty sure those are CPM ads.

HRoth




msg:3805699
 1:15 am on Dec 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

I don't think watching Youtube makes you a clod. I watch it, and I have a PhD in Russian lit and am a former professor who used to do ghostwriting for a living. I think that pretty much certifies me as not being a clod, lol. And you know what I watch? Videos about cats. I have even watched this particular video, although I stopped it partway through because I thought it was boring. But that's where I saw the funniest video I have ever seen, an animation about a guy's cat waking him up. Now THAT guy deserves to get rich.

Cats are a popular topic there. Ditto dogs ("talking" dogs esp.). They are amusing and cute. Every single moment of the day does not have to be filled with Bakhtinian analyses of Dostoevsky's novelistic discourse.:)

I have also watched videos about my niche market there that were serious. There are all kinds of things there, just like the rest of the internet.

I was wondering about the ads. I noticed them last time I was watching videos about mambo music, heh. I have five cats, but I don't think they are ready for the small screen.

gabby




msg:3805778
 4:09 am on Dec 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

Not amateur -- A definition

au⋅teur
   
A filmmaker whose individual style and complete control over all elements of production give a film its personal and unique stamp.

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