I noticed someone mentioned YouTube Red. When you're a Red subscriber you are automatically paying the ad placement when you view a channel. Interesting to note.
As for YouTube being part of sailing. I guess it goes with all of the other things that we do on our boats. I wish that there were more people taking videos of them doing those things so that those of us who enjoy watching them might learn new ways of doing things. I had a piece of gear
on the boat
that I couldn't figure out for months and only this week saw it being used as an alternative to a spinnaker
pole. I was sure glad I left it on the boat!
It's not so much about the money
(I've got a grand total of $.030) since April from YouTube. We were planning to use the money
, if enough to upgrade cameras, buy gear
for the boat, and such. It's a lot harder to get people interested enough to let the ad even play in the first place than you would think. As I said in my earlier posts if your not selling sex on your channel then you have a much smaller audience.
I can say that I've made some pretty neat friends this year sailing. Cam down in Venice for example. He cooked us an amazing dinner, helped us with a winch
handle, and has been great all around. I'd say that alone brought a much needed rest and refresh to an otherwise very taxing trip. He made a video about it and it brought a good number of people to watch some of our videos too.
Now that we're back home we want to fix things up and share that with everyone too. However, it's a very expensive endeavor and every little thing seems to cost a fortune. We've got a main to replace (Best quote on that has been $978 and a lighter fabric
than we want to go with). Peggie Hall helped us identify a head
that we've blown a flapper valve on and her advice
was spot on. It can't be fixed as there are not any parts
available and nothing new mates up to it. I verified this with Jabsco
, but she knew it before I even did my own homework. (She's got a book that I hear is well worth buying
, would use the $$ for that sort of thing too). The radio
died (yeah we can live without an am/fm radio). That's just a short list of expenses and as anyone else who has a boat knows that old saying BOAT=Bust out another thousand rings true.
I read on here about how much loathing there is for people who ask for folks to donate to their channels. How much of an impact do you really think donations are making for most people? Little to none unless your posting
half naked girls. Not everybody can just walk away from their jobs and families to go cruising on someone else's dime. I'd venture to say that very few could do that even with a huge following. It's expensive to go anywhere, even if you're only using the motor
to get into a port. You've still got to buy food
, water, fuel
, and something is going to break no matter how careful you are being.
Is there even a list here of CF Vloggers who are posting
content? I'd enjoy seeing their videos too. If you're posting them, inbox me and I'll subscribe (and let the ads play). Knowing people are enjoying your vids is incentive to make more of them.
I think I figured out it takes about 30 hours of video to get 10 seconds of useful footage. Yeah, sometimes you are engaging your audience and that can add some time that you're not changing the view every 3-6 seconds so people don't get bored to death. Something else to think about it if you have 30+ hours of video, you're going to have to watch most of it over and over while you're editing it. There will be a lot of useless shots that will end up on the cutting table that never makes it up there for people to see.
I may have already thanked the mods for letting this thread run. It's been great seeing things through some of the other posters mindsets. Thank you CF team (I know moderation is a pain in the rear).