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My twist on Youtube and content locking, free script

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by dannyhw, May 21, 2014.

  1. dannyhw

    dannyhw Senior Member

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    So the script is running free and hosted, but the locker is just a mock/placeholder so you can see how it functions right now. Once you guys help me figure out which way to go with that you'll all just be able to generate links with your codes and use it however you want.

    So it's no secret that you can upload music to YT and have it stick, but I haven't heard of a good, scalable way to monetize it. What I did was create a dynamic landing page you can use to create no effort "Download MP3" links for the description. You just pass the video ID in the URL (I'll be creating a way to bulk update a whole channel) and what you get is this:

    http://video-to-mp3.toolsbydanny.com/download.php?v=BbkcWo5I_A8

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    This functions like a file locker, but you don't actually have to upload or manage any MP3 files. What you're locking is a way for the user to snatch what he wants from YT, so it's all on him. Notice the video has around 350,000 views and has been up for 3 years. How many downloads could that one video have brought in?

    I already have a script that will bulk download vids, then reskin them with a custom cover image. I'll probably add upload/link update functionality and give that away on here to see how it goes. It's just command line and works with a file of search terms.

    The people I'm really really interested in are the ones who already have these videos getting traffic with no money. I'm basically going to be skimming a little bit(5%?) for creating and running this, but I might add another tier for people who can bring on youtubers who might not be monetizing at all.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. anfyd

    anfyd Regular Member

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    That is an awesome idea.
    I was in that niche and usually monetized my videos by linking to the Album on Amazon via a referral link.

    Really like the design and the interface is very user-friendly, too.
    Can't wait for this to be finished :)
     
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  3. dannyhw

    dannyhw Senior Member

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    Thanks man, that's actually just plain old bootstrap and angular. I'm terrible on the front end but those two make it so easy
     
  4. emptyzero

    emptyzero Regular Member

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    nice idea, i found one of my vids got ( 1 m view ) so i activated yt ads on it.. getting like 3 $ / day from that video.
     
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    smartie19889 Newbie

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    Great idea, looks cool!
     
  6. nikiobicata

    nikiobicata Regular Member

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    Hey op, are you going to use something like this website to convert the Youtube videos to mp3 :

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    [URL]http://www.youtube-mp3.org/[/URL]
    Or your script will do this?