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Question about a youtube account with 2.8k subs - to sell or to monetize?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by DarkAssasin, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. DarkAssasin

    DarkAssasin Newbie

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    Greetings,
    I'm not quite sure if this is the correct spot to open such a topic.

    I'm having a problem since a while. I have a youtube account with currently the following stats:
    2,852 subscribers
    4,210,948 views
    Joined Nov 28, 2011

    I made it a long time a go, I uploaded 2 videos, which went viral. I had youtube's monetizaiton program running on it with my AdSense.
    About a half an year a go my AdSense account got disabled due to invalid click activity from one of my sites and thus the monetization option for that youtube account got disabled permanently.
    A few companies contacted me to monetize my content and I tried some of my own but I never heard again from them.
    The account still generates some nice views, I can't post a picture due to BHW limitations, so here are some raw stats
    38k views for the past month, 76k minutes watched this past month, from which 50% USA, 8.5% UK, 6.6% Canada 3.6% Australia and so on.

    My question is: should I
    a) sell it, and if so - for how much or where
    b) monetize it, and if so - which partner program can I choose, which will allow me to join them in such a situation?

    The only thing I see valuable on that account is that it's old and has primary USA viewers and close to 3k viewers.
    I'm sure that someone could find use of it somehow and since my university bills are piling up I decided to ask BHW.

    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

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    What niche is it in?
     
  3. tecnocheap4u

    tecnocheap4u Junior Member

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    well with that let say, high amount of views I will try to monetize it unless you need fast money in your pocket, nevertheless both are good options but if you do it properly the best option is to start monetizing and trying to get more views-subscribers.
     
  4. Hackalogue

    Hackalogue Registered Member

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    Hmm interesting.

    1) How many views do you get a day on average? (you can use the website socialblade to track this)

    2) How much of the 4 million views are organic (non-botted, or traffic exchanged)?

    3) Did ad-sense leave any strikes on your channel? If not, then I'd recommend signing up to a partnership program.


    My Opinions

    - Don't sell the channel unless you don't have any use whatsoever for it. You may be surprised how low people will offer.
    - Depending on the content you previously uploaded, you could probably try to produce content of a similar niche.

    Partnership programs I'd recommend.

    1) TGN, more known as the Broadband TV network these days. (I'm partnered with these and they do the job well)
    2) Union for Gamers - Various sources suggest these are a strong network to sign up with. Again, not from personal experience, but I've read in sources they don't have any BS small print or lock-ins etc.
    3) Fullscreen - Again from various sources and some friends word of mouth, these are a good network to be with and have a decent CPM.
     
  5. DarkAssasin

    DarkAssasin Newbie

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    Well the videos that went viral were about Jeff Bliss, so I guess USA news is the niche.

    The thing is that I'm a student/developer and don't really have the time nor the knowledge to put in to such a project, I mean to create videos and whatnot in the news field. If I would begin to upload videos they would be gaming related (rebroadcats, gaming footage, game runs and what not).

    Hackalogue,
    The biggest issue that I'm worried about is that when I go to the monetisation tab it clearly says disabled. If I try another monetisation program how will it link to my account? Thank you for the suggestions.

    1) How many views do you get a day on average? (you can use the website socialblade to track this)
    Answer: 2k views a day based on the youtube analytics.
    I checked it now on socialblade: Total grade: C, estimated monhtly earnings: $69-$576 (ha! I wish). Views for the Last 30 Days: 27,203 ( +382.75% )

    2) How much of the 4 million views are organic (non-botted, or traffic exchanged)?
    Answer: none to my knowledge, the views are generated entirely native.

    3) Did ad-sense leave any strikes on your channel? If not, then I'd recommend signing up to a partnership program.
    Answer: I have videos marked as copyrighted but no notices and it's in a good standing. I tried to enter few programs but none of them ever replied to me.

    - Depending on the content you previously uploaded, you could probably try to produce content of a similar niche.
    Answer: That would require a bit too much work in general than what I have currently on my hands, doh if properly run it could go on for something like a TMZ channel or smth.
    And lastly, I have no idea for how much would such a channel be sold. If it's acceptable i'd rather get it off my hands since I have no use of it.
     
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  6. Hackalogue

    Hackalogue Registered Member

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    Haha no problem, I'm enjoying this discussion as I'm currently on a youtube journey myself =P

    Your monthly averages are better than mine, so you should have no problem getting partnered.

    As for your linking to monetizing question.

    -How it works is over the course of a few days you'll be sent a contract to accept, then you'll have to reply to 1 email from google/youtube. What happens is your YouTube channel gets upgraded to a partnered channel in which you get extra facilities.

    -Once this is done, when you upload videos there will be an extra tab "monetize" in which you enter your own private ID that the network give you. Doing this will enable Adverts on your video. You will also be able to add this ID to previously uploaded videos too.

    Yeah I completely understand with the work. I'm also not creating quality content like I would have once tried, simply as the niche I made videos for has rapidly declined.

    I guess you can just try to get with a good network and leach as much money as you can from your viral videos. And who knows, you may make further decision in the future if the income is pretty stable.

    One thing to avoid: you mustn't go for a tiny network, they are usually rubbish. I have a channel partnered with a no-namer network and never made a penny from it. I actually just gave the channel away to a friend and he used it to spam advertise something for about a week before just leaving it to rot away in the pits of YouTube :D
     
  7. DarkAssasin

    DarkAssasin Newbie

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    Again, thanks for your answer.
    Right now the video that generates 90% of the views is flagged as copyrighted since it's from a newstation, so no way to monetize that one :D
    I could attempt to monetize it in another way - making videos for clickbank (or locked content) or similar stuff.

    This is why I turned to BHW since I'm not sure what to do... I would gladly sell it for maybe 3k USD if someone makes an offer (or start a bidding at 500USD and see how it goes?) since I would get rid of it faster and focus on a far better option for earning money (I'm beginning to earn money from android apps which from what I saw is a lot better).