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post #1 of 80 Old 02-11-2018, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody else have their own YouTube channel?

A while back a friend of mine talked me into starting a YouTube channel because he was also doing one. Both of our channels are mainly DIY channels, though mine is more automotive and small equipment oriented and his was dealing with home stuff along with photography. We were both basically just seeing how many views we would get and if we'd hit the threshold needed to monetize the accounts, etc...

Not long after, YouTube changed their policy and now requires 1000 subscribers in addition to the view and watch minute requirements, which basically made it a lot harder to get there. My friend got rid of his, but I figured I'd just keep mine and leave the videos up and maybe make some more, just not at the pace that I was. If I get there, great, if not, hopefully the videos are useful for people.

So, anyone else have their own channel? If so, post it up for us to see.

Here's mine.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs-...AMKJk168A6LuJg

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Re: Anybody else have their own YouTube channel?

Yeah I have one haven't had much time to post stuff recently but I intend to post more once I get into the gardening season and when I start the tear down and rebuild of my 89' John Deere 332.

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Yeah I have one haven't had much time to post stuff recently but I intend to post more once I get into the gardening season and when I start the tear down and rebuild of my 89' John Deere 332.

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC3DBBNGN-dR85C6N7rdsoeg
Nice, I just subscribed. I'll be looking forward to that tear down and rebuild. That's what I'm hoping to do in the next several months...pick up some sort of project that I can document on the channel. It can be a lot of work to make some of the videos, but I think it's fun and if it helps people out I'm all for it.

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Re: Anybody else have their own YouTube channel?

I have a Youtube channel and the new requirements for monetization are going to eliminate most people posting videos. I only have a several videos of my homemade tractor posted but I have made a few dollars with over 900,000 views and 720 subscribers. I am far short of minutes viewed and subscribers to be eligible for monetization, 1000 subscribers and 240,000 minutes viewed per year.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPG..._as=subscriber

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I have a Youtube channel and the new requirements for monetization are going to eliminate most people posting videos. I only have a several videos of my homemade tractor posted but I have made a few dollars with over 900,000 views and 720 subscribers. I am far short of minutes viewed and subscribers to be eligible for monetization, 1000 subscribers and 240,000 minutes viewed per year.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPG..._as=subscriber
Aren't you already grandfather'd in if you were already monetized?

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Re: Anybody else have their own YouTube channel?

No! You need to meet the new requirements or monetization stops.

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No! You need to meet the new requirements or monetization stops.
Wow, I didn't realize that. My friend has a coworker that has a channel and the way he described it, he was still ok since he'd be monetized quite a while ago.

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Here is a link to new rules.
https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/16/yo...ghtens-rukles/

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I wasn't aware that they were going to axe channels that were already meeting the old requirements.

The requirements I find most daunting are the subscribers and watch hours. I have a whopping 3 subscribers at this point, and 60 hours of watch time in the two months I've been doing this. At that pace, you're talking only 360 watch hours in a year unless it picks up.

I'm not really sure what Google is trying to go for here. A lot of the channels I watch that currently have ads in them are small time channels that still have a ton of useful info, kinda of what I was going for with my own channel. I think a lot of people watch these videos, many of which are short, but helpful videos. Personally, I think they're eliminating a segment of advertising that would be worth it for them to keep.

Like I said, I plan to keep making videos, especially once I get a dedicated project so I can document it. If I meet the requirements, great. If not, then I guess I won't be making any money from YouTube, which won't cause me to lose my shirt or anything.

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A while back a friend of mine talked me into starting a YouTube channel because he was also doing one. Both of our channels are mainly DIY channels, though mine is more automotive and small equipment oriented and his was dealing with home stuff along with photography. We were both basically just seeing how many views we would get and if we'd hit the threshold needed to monetize the accounts, etc...

Not long after, YouTube changed their policy and now requires 1000 subscribers in addition to the view and watch minute requirements, which basically made it a lot harder to get there. My friend got rid of his, but I figured I'd just keep mine and leave the videos up and maybe make some more, just not at the pace that I was. If I get there, great, if not, hopefully the videos are useful for people.

So, anyone else have their own channel? If so, post it up for us to see.y

Here's mine.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs-...AMKJk168A6LuJg
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Bad link.
Very odd, I thought that link worked earlier.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs-...AMKJk168A6LuJg

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Re: Anybody else have their own YouTube channel?

I have a YouTube channel and for the folks just getting into making videos and if you want to be a YouTube partner I would say it is going to take at least a year and a half before you can meet the requirement. You really have to stick to making two-three videos a week while before you can meet the requirements. BUT it is worth it. Even with my small channel I have met some really cool folks that I email and communicate with.

Granted I am looking at the new requirements from a backwards view since I passed 1000 subscribes and the required watch time last year. I think Google is heading in the right direction, it's not great for new creators first starting, but I think in the end it will be beneficial to creators willing to take the time and meet the new requirements.

I look at how much I learn watching YouTube videos..... a couple of my favorite channels:
Abom79 - Machining
Ron Pratt - Towing and Heavy Recovery
Onelonelyfarmer - General farm work
David Richards - 1920's steam machine shop

By having good creators like those individuals it makes YouTube a better place for entertaining and learning.

Sure the new requirements are not great for folks just starting.... but I think it is a good move in the future. Just my two cents on the matter.

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I have a YouTube channel and for the folks just getting into making videos and if you want to be a YouTube partner I would say it is going to take at least a year and a half before you can meet the requirement. You really have to stick to making two-three videos a week while before you can meet the requirements. BUT it is worth it. Even with my small channel I have met some really cool folks that I email and communicate with.

Granted I am looking at the new requirements from a backwards view since I passed 1000 subscribes and the required watch time last year. I think Google is heading in the right direction, it's not great for new creators first starting, but I think in the end it will be beneficial to creators willing to take the time and meet the new requirements.


Sure the new requirements are not great for folks just starting.... but I think it is a good move in the future. Just my two cents on the matter.
Yeah, only time will tell. I just hope it doesn't discourage too many people who have plenty to offer, even if they can't meet watch minutes or the required subscribers.

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I've thought about it. I'm always off the wall doing something different, but also because of that I have no time
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