| 2:55 pm on Oct 6, 2011 (gmt 0)|
We have been invited to have ads on a few of our accounts. They have a modest amount of traffic (~80,000 views) but none of them has ever made a dime.
| 9:09 pm on Oct 6, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Thanks Travelin cat, so what motivates so many people to create so many videos? Now in the billions as I understand...
| 9:15 pm on Oct 6, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Well, many do make money. But I'm thinking you need to have hundreds of thousands of views per video to make any real money.
| 10:18 pm on Oct 6, 2011 (gmt 0)|
topics are also important
| 8:18 am on Oct 7, 2011 (gmt 0)|
what kind of numbers would you expect if the video received 500 visitors a day?
| 10:17 am on Oct 7, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Zip. Or near zip.
Been there, done that and had one that hit 2.3M (million) views and was just enough to feed four at a restaurant above McD but well below Gordon Ramsey.
That was the high point... after viral disappeared... NOTHING.
| 11:03 am on Oct 7, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I can honestly say I have never, ever, clicked on an ad or followed a link out of Youtube. Even the videos that I think are fantastic I can rarely remember who made it or what channel it is from. Although there is one exception, good old Khan Academy (I love the way he distills and simplifies a traditionally complex subject). There are just too many highly relevant options. I'm imagining the future of youtube lies in the classroom...
I am still trying to get to the bottom of what motivates 'so many' people in some cases - create a myriad of videos...?
| 1:19 pm on Oct 7, 2011 (gmt 0)|
What motivates people is that in many cases the videos are the adverts. YouTube and other video sites are awash with book and film trailers and other promotional material.