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Motorbike On-Board Videos - Viable and Profitable Idea?

Discussion in 'Video Production' started by SantaInThailand, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. SantaInThailand

    SantaInThailand Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm a total newb to YT apart of some failed attempts with videos + CPA. I started thinking this week that I should make high quality videos instead for fun. I was thinking about buying a nice motorbike with a GoPro and start making on-board videos. Are these guys making decent profits on YouTube?

    I notice there are several people who are recording all their riding and then they upload videos on YT on a regular basis, or make compilations of crazy shit they see on the roads :D some of them have pretty high views and a high number of subscribers for their channels. Are these guys banking? At least the niche is pretty targeted.

    I live in Bangkok and there aren't too many existing bike videos plus the stuff you see here on the roads would definitely entertain people more than videos from e.g. London, which seem to be very popular. I'm thinking of making money with AdSense as usual and maybe some aff links for bike related products in the descriptions.

    Do you think this is a viable idea for some extra income? The bottom line is I'd be doing it because I love riding bikes and it would be fun to do.
     
  2. ChanzGrande

    ChanzGrande Elite Member

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    Yes it's a viable idea in my opinion. With the added benefit of your love for the craft you are sure to profit if you put in the work building your crowd.
     
  3. MisterF

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    If you have a bike / moped, then do it as a bit of fun / hobby. Seeing the family of 5 or 6 all on the same bike is an eyeopener, with the young kid in the wicker basket.

    Treat it as a bit of fun and it might bring you a little extra in.
     
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    I do not think it is very good idea that you make serious money with this but after reading your bottom LINE,I will say just do because you will enjoy and love it then make money easily with fun.
     
  5. jamesxL

    jamesxL Newbie

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    Don't do something because of money, if you don't enjoy riding/vlogging you will probably give up after 2-3 months. Building a channel may take months/years to become so profitable you no longer have to work.