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More than $100K from one Youtube video

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Autumn, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    via Youtube partnership. Sometimes I think I'm in the wrong business. Fucking wankers.

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    Damn lets all make videos of shit that makes you say "awwwww". We'll be hitting 100k in no time.
     
  3. oOULTiMATE KhANOo

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    :eek: looooool... $100k... xD!!! I agree Autumn.. very depressing stuff for people who bust their asses off lol.. :rolleyes:
     
  4. creditandgolfse

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    money just dropped in their laps... thats a nice amount for one video
     
  5. bluehat23

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    380 million views. human nature is fucked up
     
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    Is anybody else kind of baffled they only made $100k off of this? I feel like if this fell into anybody with a profit seeking mentality, they would be able to spin this into much more than $100k
     
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    I still kick myself for not monetizing my video with almost 2M views. That would have been a couple thousand $. At least I learned how to make videos go viral.
     
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    $100k? Bullshit, with 380M views I'm 100% sure they made more than 100k.
     
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    Yes that's what I was thinking. When I imagine that I made over $50,000 with a video that had only 300k+ Views then they really did something wrong lol
     
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    holy fkk these people crazy with money
     
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    100K? From 850,000,000+ MILLION VIEWS????!!

    If that's true, that's the most interesting, hilarious and saddest thing I've ever heard in my life.

    I have multiple videos with cumulatively less than 1 million views that have made me over 100k. That's just with Clickbank. My local accounts have less than 200,000 views and I've made 3xs that amount (this was over the course of 3.5 years).

    I couldn't view the link for some reason (it redirected me to the homepage) but I checked their YT account and they have almost 1 billion views.

    This should fully prove to any marketer that random, untargeted viral marketing is not profitable by any means. Actually, scratch that. This should prove that YOUTUBE PARTNERSHIP is >>>NOT PROFITABLE by any means.

    You can make just as much money by ranking for targeted terms that get 1/1000th the amount of traffic. Anyone who's jealous of these people... I'm sorry but I feel very bad for you.
     
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    The old days usual mail order 1 to 2 percent response rate
     
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    You know that this thread was posted back in 2011, it was some family crap video which I'm sure wasn't made to be viral and they were not clickbank marketers back in the day, right?
    It's been 4 years so I'm pretty sure they've made way more and monetized this in many different ways even if they haven't used the full potential.
     
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    That's honestly horrible for a video which is near 1 billion views. Gangam style made near a million from hitting 1 billion and poor charlie got barely anything for the amount of fame it got. Maybe it was because Charlie was posted years ago.
     
  15. Capo Dei Capi

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    Unless you can create massive amounts of videos for very little money and the time it takes to make the videos isn't long then youtube partnership isn't worth it other than recouping some of the costs and maybe getting a profit. The main purpose should be marketing other items.

    When Michael Jackson made Thriller(music video) over 3 decades ago it wasn't to earn money from being played on MTV and other tv networks at the time, it was to help increase sales of his latest album which were starting to go down.

    And making "novelty" videos for youtube to try to get many views can eventually stop working like in the case of both Lady Gaga and Psy.
     
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    If you were selling a $10 item, all you would need is a 1% conversion rate from 1 million views to earn $100k.
     
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    Really yah but depend on your selling ..
     
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    That's what I've been trying to tell marketers for years.

    I see so many people come on this forum who are tech geniuses. People with minds like engineers. I knew 1 girl who use to work for one of the most popular retention view services on this forum. She was a brilliant coder. She would code the scripts that generated the views (right up until YT started cracking down).

    When I heard both who she was working for and how much she was making I wanted to cry. It was one of the most popular sellers but she was barely making shit. And she had a mind like a nobel prize winning mathematician.

    But guess what? It didn't matter 1 little bit.

    She was just one of many people I've met throughout the years who's proven (to me) that marketing is 90% psychology, linguistics, persuasion and 10% technology.

    I've seen so many great ideas over the years go completely overlooked cause the creator didn't know a thing about basic human psychology. They had no idea how to communicate that idea to the masses. While I've seen people create the most basic, generic, remixed garbage and go on to make A LOT of money. Like my brothers friend who invented the plastic, snapping "Paint Brush Cover". Went on Shark Tank, sealed the deal, now his family is neck deep in cash.

    I myself, have sold some of the shittiest CB products you can imagine. Some with 34% conversion rates. Complete and utter trash. But as long as you can make people believe it is gold, they will buy buy buy.

    Even our local business. The most legit business I run. It's robbery. We subcontract work to a crew that will do it for $1,500-$3,000 then mark up the price to $6,000-$15,000. Sometimes more. With extremely low overheads. Marketing = selling = language = persuasion = money.

    THINK ABOUT THIS. We have an entire subculture, a society of engineers who sit around PLANNING AND PLOTTING how to >>INJECT GARBAGE into their products.

    I've recommended to marketers before that they find the SHITTIEST PRODUCT they can find, then simply work on SELLING IT to people.

    Why? Because people don't seem to understand that GARBAGE can make you RICH. Just look at electronics. Do you think most electronics are made out of high quality components? NO. There are people who sit around planning how they can make SHIT BREAK.

    Go buy a rubber plunger from Home Depot for $5. The rubber that plunger is made of, chemical engineers have figured out how to make it break after a certain level of exposure to water.

    Planned obsolescence aka garbage injecting is a profitable business. I can write a book about this 1 topic. Your screens, your mouse pads, your batteries, your chargers.... the goddamn planes we fly in. If a plane crashes over China right now people are gonna come running out, start stealing parts then figure out a way to sell those parts to the same person who knows he shouldn't be buying them. But hell, if he can make enough money, it's worth a flight or 2 going down lol.

    This is the "real marketing 101". Make sure your planes crash. Your cars. Your computers. Everything. You got some oil fracking to do? Great! Dump as much lead, uranium and mercury as you fuckn can in your neighbors backyard. As long as you can get rich and move who really cares who dies?

    -BB

    ps. I'm not advocating people actually kill anyone. Not unless it's worth a few billion and you can buy out a few key senators.
     
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  20. wottoinc

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    Thank you for your words i will try my best .