Hello BHW! I'm AKViolet. Strapped in and ready to rock.

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  1. akviolet415

    akviolet415 Newbie

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    Sorry for the novel. I just realized I how much I wrote.

    In short: I have the skill set to produce quality video content and I wana make money.




    Here's my plan:

    Goal:
    $25/day

    Strategy:
    low-comp niche Youtube Channel with regularly updated high retention content.

    Tactics:
    • Create a simple method of vetting low-comp niches on Youtube.
    • Make my production process as lean as possible, so I can release 2-3 videos/week while minimizing quality loss.
    • Fully optimize each video for top ranks.
    • Lean analytics: know my metrics, the data, what it mean, and what to do.
    • Film. Edit. Repeat.
    • Remain motivated. Remember why I'm doing this.
    Action:
    • Lurk BHW forums for a day.
    • Give back what I can.
    • Tomorrow...Just do it.
    • Learn. Change. Act.


    My background:

    I've been making videos since I was a kid and even went to school for it.

    I've tried getting local commercial gigs, event coverage, weddings, etc. but with such a mature market I found myself severely cutting my rate to remain competitive.

    Basically: I'm tired of getting fucked. Taken advantage of. And preyed upon.

    I have a few youtube channels which I've dabbled in on and off.

    My first channel consisted of highly produced original content (think music videos/short action films a la FreddieW.) which topped off at a whopping ~300 subs before I burnt out and pursued other opportunities.

    Biggest lesson I learned was that the effort/payoff was nowhere near sustainable.

    I could spend 4+ weeks putting together actors, crew, and sigh, the cash, all pinned on the hope that money would magically appear on my Adsense.



    What I can offer the BHW members:

    I'm a video wizard. If you have a question, I'm certain I can give you a nuanced and detailed answer.

    From lighting theory to name conventions, feel free to PM me with questions.

    This is the beginning of a long uphill journey. But I'm excited to get started.
     
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    HallLiz Regular Member

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    Now that's an entrance! Which makes me think your not new here.

    Welcome and good luck. I know your going to make more then you hoped with that mind set and skill.
     
  3. akviolet415

    akviolet415 Newbie

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    Thanks HallLiz!

    annnd...you caught me. I've been lurking for a while. Just needed to kick myself in the pants to actually start.
     
  4. HallLiz

    HallLiz Regular Member

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    No worries, I lurked for almost a year and half.
    We all need to take action at some point.