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How I made almost $1,000 from Youtube

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by DarkParagon, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. DarkParagon

    DarkParagon Registered Member

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    hey guys Darkparagon here I have been a member of the BHW community on and off for almost two years now. Since I have never really posted a proper thread. I thought it was about time I contribute to the community and post my first real meaningful thread on the topic of how I made almost $1,000 on Youtube.


    So how did I do it?

    A year or two before I made this YouTube Channel I had many others where I tried to make some $$$, buy uploading my own content such as guides for games, fails, car turbo/race compilations. But after 1 month I had 10+ videos per channel. My most viewed video had only 80 views :( After this I realized that maybe getting YouTube views and subscribers wasn't that easy. So like everything else in my life if I don't see results immediately I give up, lose motivation and move onto another method.

    6+ months down the track I decided to give YouTube another go, but I couldn't find a method which interested me. In between searching for a method/guide I was watching one of my favorite youtubers, who is now has one of the biggest channels on YouTube, while watching one of his/her videos it hit me, this is how I can make some easy money.

    Instead of uploading videos of random clips I made, why not make a YouTube channel with a name as similar to the famous youtuber as i can get. I would do this because they already had such a huge audience who know who he/she was. (e.g if the channel was called XxJohnny123 I would make a channel called XxJohny123) So when people who are subscribed to him/her would watch one of my videos they would be like "hmmm I thought I was already subscribed to him/her? argh stupid youtube!" *clicks subscribe. After I made the channel i would get the exact same profile picture and cover art. Before I could even upload my first video i had a couple subscribers!!

    Now came to the video uploading, to download his/her video in 1080 in the address bar after the http://www. i would put "ss" so if the video's url was http://www.youtube.comwatch?v=12345 I would change it to http://www.ssyoutube.comwatch?v=12345
    doing this would allow me to directly download the video in as high quality as possible, while my video was uploading i'd add the exact same description and add my own cheeky G2A ref code link in there among his/her other links such as other videos/Twitter/Facebook e.t.c. and monitise the video so I can make some cash from the ads.


    Everything was going so smoothly I was extremely happy, then I reached my first few hurdles, I noticed that the video successfully uploaded but the monitisation request was denied so the videos had no ads on it, I also noticed that the video had a HUGE amount of dislikes and only a few likes, the comment section was also filled with comments saying "Fake account" "this isnt the real channel" "scammer!!!" So I locked the video and deleted it.

    How was I going to over come this problem? if I were to change the comments to only post approved comments so I would only approve the comments from people who thought this was the real channel, then that would fix the comment/dislike problem as for the video getting rejected for having ads, this took a lot more thought and a bit of trial and error. i found that I can get around this problem but continuing to try and reupload the same video until it gets accepted on average I had to upload and delete the video 3 - 5 times, but sometimes it would work the first try :)


    after I overcame this issue i started to download heaps of his/hers videos, but wait if I mass upload 10+ videos of this person a higher percent of people are going to think the channel is fake, so I only would 1 video every couple of days, keep it locked and if needed delete and reupload until it gets accepted for ads. I was doing this for a couple of weeks then stopped for 2 months due to a holiday, came back home forgot about the channel and found it a while later to see the channel had 10k+ subs and 400k+ views, so I went back to uploading his/her videos.

    fast track to now and the channel currently has 30 videos uploaded, just under 35k subs, 2.1 million views and over $850 earned from ads not including the cash I earned from my ref link in G2A. I haven't uploaded in the past month and probably wont upload any more as I am lacking determination and looking for something else maybe bigger to get my teeth stuck into. I will just check it every now and then to see how my earnings are going,

    So there it is guys this is how I made almost $1,000 from YouTube maybe next time I log into the channel I would have passed the 4 digit mark. I hope this thread gave you guys some ideas about how you can make some extra cash on YouTube and maybe add your own secret twist to give you the upper hand.

    I have added some screenshots of the channel, since some of you will most likely think I am lying.

    thanks for reading and bye until I make another thread most likely in another 2 years time aha :cool:
     

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  2. abhi007

    abhi007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Always wanted to give video re-upload...you gave me plenty of insights...
     
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    Its great you earned well.
     
  4. quietlearner

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    Interesting idea, I'm familiar with misspelled domains but never thought about doing that on Youtube.
     
  5. asap1

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    Nice method.

    How many subs did the account you copied have?
     
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    Great method and congrats for your success but i think its a lot work/time for only $1000
     
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  7. sabamalik

    sabamalik Newbie

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    great idea to earn more from youtube
     
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    Solid method. I did something similar last year with youtube. Congratulations on your earnings and thank you for the share.
     
  9. DarkParagon

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    It didnt seem to take a long time the longest part was uploading the videos but I could just let it unpload while I do something else
     
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    Thank you for sharing but this is not a solid method. You put work into it and everyone can report you as fake and you will lost channel, money and even adsense account. I'm not even telling about problems with law. Someone can sue you. Some youtubers are crazy and have an obsession about their channels. But do what you want. Anyway, you are creative so + for you!
     
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    Nice idea. You can create a fuck tons of accounts like that and use several famous youtubers. The most timeconsuming thing would be comment filtering and video reuploading because of the monetization problem but if you were to upload only for the links in the description then it's not a problem. You could also do things like your own videos. Let's say the youtuber has videos in beauty niche then you just outsource some product review video on fiverr, tell in the video on text that you have a special quest star on your channel tonight and let him/her to review the product with your link in the description. With the subs you have you will get conversions.

    Even better, copy channels that already ARE doing product reviews/unboxings and then just change your link in description.
     
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    This is a great step-by-step guide. Thanks dude.
     
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    I think it is a great idea but no copyright?
     
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    This is blackhat as shit, so I will assume they have bought accounts with fake information to not get sued by the original youtubers. This method is why I implemented a paid re-upload system on some of my channels. It works good, extra income on the side from people wanting to also earn, and I give bounty rewards on idiots trying to cheat my system. The problem is if you can't afford to spend $25 monthly on a content license, which makes most of my licensee about 3x, then you deserve the crash and burn with a sting of failure.
     
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    Can you PM me how can I pay you for this service please.
    Thank you kind sir.
     
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    No doubt it's really a great trick.... 8 out of 10 to you mate..
     
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    How do you get that license? I want to know
     
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    This is identity theft... too much to hustle for 1k in my opinion...
     
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    This isn't identity theft and is much easier than writing articles and ranking them on google imo.
     
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    You pretend to be someone else, you steal their videos, they worked for them... not very different from e-******g...