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What are my options for my completely automated YouTube channel?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Solixy, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. Solixy

    Solixy Newbie

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    Here's my current situation:

    I have a completely automated Reddit TTS YouTube channel. The backend of the channel took about 3-4 months of development and handles every aspect of video creation right down to generating my own clickbait thumbnail. Basically, this channel will continue to render and upload new content so long as the machine the videos render off of is functional. My channel, in my opinion, is consistent with or better than the top Reddit TTS channels currently creating content.

    I plan to keep this channel active until the Reddit servers themselves go down whether I actually make any money off the channel or not. However, that doesn't mean that I'm not looking to profit at all. My questions are:

    • Do I have any chance at all of monetizing this channel through the YouTube Partnership Program? I know some of the big channels are still currently monetized but I suspect they are very old accounts that pass the monetization check years ago.
    • Do I have any chance at all of monetizing this channel through affiliate links and company partnerships? I understand that many companies don't have much desire to work with a channel that has no personality and as a result, I'm not sure if my channel would be a good fit for the higher value affiliates.
    • Are there any other methods of monetization I'm unfamiliar with that could help bring some profit to the channel?


    Also, I recently spent some time developing the interface of the project to allow for me to spin up more channels super quickly. I've been looking into re-uploading as of recent and have currently built out enough tooling and functionality to be able to start a new automated YouTube channel that mirrors a target channel in about 20 minutes (Which is basically all spent getting API credentials). While the overall process is done, I still need to work on 'masking' the videos to avoid copyright claims, strikes and content ID detection which will take quite a bit more testing. My questions for this are:

    • Is YouTube reuploading worth it? I suspect the answer is no if the person has to do the work themselves, but since it's automated, would it be worth it to just give it a bunch of different niches to target and see what sticks?
    • Would re-uploading as a method to achieve monetization for the channel work? I've been toying around with the idea of 'farming' monetized channels by re-uploading content and then when monetization is achieved switch over to uploading Reddit TTS content


    I'm not too knowledgeable in this space so I greatly appreciate the help and guidance you guys can provide me with! Thank you!
     
  2. haal

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    Check out this thread: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/20mil-views-per-month-demonetized-how-do-i-make-money.1181279/

    It explains a lot of loopholes and other ways to monetize your channel.
     
  3. porewezifa

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    Hi good sir. Could you explain me how this kind of channel works?

    What do you do exactly?
     
  4. Solixy

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    The point of the project was originally to see if I could programmatically generate the Reddit TTS videos on YouTube. That part took me a month or two for a fully functional build that supports multiple subreddits, post types, comment types, etc... After that, I implemented programmatic thumbnail generation in the style of the top Reddit TTS channels. Finally, all that was left was implementing some functionality to automatically generate video metadata (video description, tags, publish date, etc...) and upload the videos through the YouTube API.

    I’m at the point where the only real technical interaction I have with channel is titling the video. Depending on the subreddit, I can generate around 30 10-20 min Reddit TTS videos every day and whatever videos have been titled are also uploaded directly to the channel with a publish date of 8-12 hours after the previous upload. This generation process is on a schedule and takes place nightly. I currently have videos scheduled to be uploaded everyday through Mid-February.

    Hopefully that was a solid enough explanation, do you have any other questions about it?
     
  5. FatBee

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    Why i think that you used the opensource script which went public 2 months ago?

    you are asking too many questions that are = the reason that bot went public.

    let me guess danielMlG?
     
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    looks like its game over for that content.

    with COPPA and ALSO anti "edgy" content guideliness demonetizing stuff, I wonder what the fuck are we supposed to create anymore.
     
  7. Solixy

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    I am aware of what project you are referring to. I am, however, using my own solution written from scratch that is more complete and churns out a far more "professional" video (If you can even call Reddit TTS videos professional). I built it for the challenge without fully researching the potential outlets for monetary gain and am only now looking into monetization opportunities. I am using Amazon Polly for the TTS.

    I just finished the implementation for fully automated TikTok compilations (Hashtag/user/song -> YouTube with no human intervention) as well so I'll be launching that channel within the next day or so.

    I can spin up new automated channels within an hour depending on the content source so my aim right now is mostly to build channels up in subs and watch time and see where I can go from there.
     
  8. Cyberars

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    Good luck with the project OP, but note that you can't join the YPP with content like that, they made it clear:

    but if you pass the issues of managing multiple YT account, mass uploads and mass promotion, you can still profit, if you use affiliate offers etc.
     
  9. haal

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    I would recommend you to use the Daniel UK voice. Why? I have done my research and there is a community of people that likes it and they down vote every TTS video that isn't using it.
    The most import thing is to have a good clickbait title and thumbnail. It has to look like the ones of the other TTS channels so you can get into the recommendation list of those other reddit TTS videos.

    If you want to get monetized I would recommend you to do r/askreddit and r/AMA videos, not r/proRevenge or r/nosleep.
    Because the author of those stories are organized into a community called r/SleeplessWatchdogs and if they see your video using their story they are going to massively report it for copyright infringement and your channel might even get banned.

    It is still possible to join the YPP especially with the help of a MCN, but I would hurry up. The good days are counted.
     
  10. haal

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    I would also heavily recommend you to try different strategies on each of your channel.
    - One where you do nothing to promote
    - One where you buy fake engagement using the microjob technique as described here: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/method-boost-youtube-videos-with-micro-job-websites-cheaper-faster.1179353/
    - One where you just buy fake likes
    And so on...

    Then share the results here of course! As the content of the channels will be very similar it will be a good way to know what works best!
     
  11. Solixy

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    r/sleeplesswatchdogs is a very interesting subreddit! I'll keep that in mind to make sure that I try to stay under their radar. Ironically I tried posting from the r/prorevenge a couple times and the videos did horribly so I stopped. I have also been greatly considering switching to the DanielMLG voice for quite some time. It's pretty split in terms of comments I get on the matter. Some people tell me they love the voice and others will say it's worse than anything they've ever heard before. Also, do you have any information on how exactly I would go about joining an MCN? I'm really quite unknowledgeable in this space so I greatly appreciate your help! Thank you!
     
  12. haal

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    Well, don't try to join the YPP on your own. Wait until a MCN contacts you. Make sure to show your email in the about tab. Also beware of scammers (people that pretend they are a MCN but are not) they will try to steal your account.
     
  13. Solixy

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    I can definitely start doing that! I haven't actually started another Reddit Channel yet as I've been heavily focusing on developing the backend of the project. Also, in regards to my previous comment, I can give credit to each and every person involved in the video(post/comment authors) in the description too which would take me maybe 20 minutes to implement so I'll probably start doing that too.
    The TikTok API I'm currently utilizing is broken so I'm probably going to have to write my own or wait for it to be fixed before start uploading to that channel. I'll keep you guys updated on the progress!

    Interesting, okay that makes sense! I appreciate the help!

    PM me
     
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  14. porewezifa

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    Do you plan on putting your work on github?

    I like this kind of project, couple years ago I did one to record highlights in dota games and post... But youtube terminated my channel =(
     
  15. Solixy

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    I have no current plans to open source to project for the foreseeable future. If you’re looking for something similar, the user HA6Bots has a Reddit-to-YouTube TTS generator on GitHub. That one, however, still requires a fair bit of effort like making your own thumbnails and manually reviewing comments. I haven’t looked through the processes he took all too much but I’d imagine it’s still a solid resource to use.

    And sorry to hear that, what was the reasoning behind the termination?
     
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    1. Write a CPA offer in the description?
    2. Add amazon links in the description.
    3. Add cards to offers.
     
  17. porewezifa

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    I'm from brazil so reddit is not popular here, but I'll look that project and search for another good source that can replace reddit here...

    I don't even remember the reason youtube gave me... some generic shit about not following the guidelines.

    now i'm planning another form to automatic generate videos to monetize somehow
     
  18. Solixy

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    The hard part is finding a high-value source of content that isn't exhaustive, meaning sources that are ever-growing and won't run out of content any time soon. Reddit, Tik Tok, and Twitch, for example, are really good sources in that respect but you'll still have to (probably) nail down a niche within them to grow based on my understanding. Once you get that, concatenating the content into long-form videos is actually super easy. For a rather rudimentary example of how concatenating Tik Toks are done, take a look at the user DavidTeather's GitHub project TikTokBot. Hopefully, that should provide a bit more help in video generation.
     
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    If you want to monetize your videos via Content ID, please send me a DM. I can help you with that!
     
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    simply promote some offers