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It`s complicated

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by ravaell, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. ravaell

    ravaell Regular Member

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    I always thought that quick money is not an option, so I said to myself first I gotta make it real to earn. I know it might sound weird.

    So I thought what else brings more money than music? Original music singed live with just a guitar in front of the camera with a white background and a nice voice.

    And I started my promotion, the only easy way to gain REAL and only REAL views for me was to send a lot of DMs to people using JustUnfollow I had TwtDominator for following/unfollowin, I`m sending around 120-180 DMs a day.

    I gained so far in 3 weeks only 280 views 18 likes no dislikes [so far] 9 subscribers and about 3 shares on Twitter. And my video already ranks better than all my other older videos with 2000 views and 1500 views [which were fake]

    My questions are:
    1. How long/how many views it`ll take for my video to start gain views by itself ?
    2. Do u know any places besides G+, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Reddit which I already tried?
    3. What else would u recommend me to do?
     
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  3. ravaell

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    Thanks. But uploading the BEST content would mean a lot of work AND A LOT of money for equipment and a lot of other stuff. In order for someone to watch it all over again u need to make something commercial something professional. I cannot ! All I can do is to ask people to watch my video.

    I got engagement as I said a couple of shares, subscribers, likes. I actually keep in touch with a few people so I can ask what they think every time I post a new video.
     
  4. ravaell

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    Any other methods would be greatly appreciated ! Also tips, advice, EVERYTHING !
     
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    I dont think music is a good way to make money. Unless you are really talented its hard to stick out of the mass.
     
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  6. Tommy Lawrence

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    I don't want to discourage you or anything, BUT in order to make big bucks from YouTube Adsense your videos must be watched many thousands of times (milles) per day. Most partners earn anywhere between $0.30 to $2.50 CPM (cost per thousand views). Therefore, significant Adsense revenue is more or less for the extremely lucky, or the rich who can invest in promoting their videos on YouTube through ads.
    Personally, I think it's a lot easier to make money on YouTube through affiliate marketing, CPA offers and PPD.
     
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    G+, Twitter and Facebook are still the best for traffic. Others do not give you any significant traffic
     
  8. ravaell

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    Thanks, just to point out im only 16 years old looking good [not bragging] so thats a + for me as a singer. Not really trying to make loads of money as I still got my parents to support me financially, I just need to start slow and build up a fan base it can take a couple of years its not THAT important to me, just so I know IT IS going somewhere and I`m not just waiting for NOTHING.
     
  9. ravaell

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    Yeah they are. Twitter still is the only way I gain traffic, but when u don`t have ANY people to share the video with its pretty useless and to make fans its again a lot of work PLUS, we all know Facebook is NEVER going to let you reach all your page fans if u don`t pay them the big bux. I got 4000 real people and I only manage to get 20-30 likes 50 on pictures and stuff but links.. hell no 3 or 5 likes. useless if u ask me.

    Twitter its really the best in my opinion, I send out a tweet and it gets sent to ALL my followers if it gets seen it only depends on how many people is every guy following. DMs really work for me at least, girls keep sayin im cute and stuff subscribing to my channel liking my videos its really great. I guess in this game your image matters a lot and after that your voice.
     
  10. Tommy Lawrence

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    Before I talk any further, are you a chic or a dude?
     
  11. ravaell

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    lol, i am a dude
     
  12. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    You need to be targeting the tweens. Nobody older will take you seriously as a Musician/Singer.
    You need loads of fake social accounts that target the pre-teen market (female).
    From these fake female accounts just promote/post status updates saying that you just found this cute boy signing.
    You need to think like a 9 year old girl and hang out online where 9 year old girls hang out.
    Be careful, you might end up on a register.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tween_(demographic)
     
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  13. ravaell

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    Currently I am targeting Bieber`s fans because we are of a close age and because I also have covers of his music [gets all the girls] it seems asians and indian girls work the best so far, no questions asked just "OMG YOU ARE SO CUTE I LOVE YOUR SONG " type of thing, even though YouTube says 12 of my likes come from USA [24 in total] I already got REAL accounts mentinoning my username on Twitter saying cute and stuff like that which helps me a lot cuz I retweet some of those for other people to see I got "fans"

    As for the Google Adsense thats not the idea.. I know Ill need millions to make a couple of hundreds but if I can get the attention of some record company im all set. It was always about how many people will listen to this guy and how much money will he bring us for a record label not necessarily the talent, even though talent matters its the look it matters more. At least thats what I learned since I started singing.

    Thanks for the answer btw.