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Whitehat YouTube Journey To 100,000 Subscribers

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by avilux, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. avilux

    avilux Regular Member

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    I've posted earlier in the journey lol... like literally on the front page you can find out. First post even....

    "I have opened my channel nearly a year ago, on February 4th, 2016. I did not however post my first video until March 19th. And between that time and the very beginning of summer I did not market my channel nor even post consistently."

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  2. avilux

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    Update #8

    I have multiple videos scheduled ahead for the next couple of days, but have decided that the last one I will make tonight will address the disorganization on my channel. Apart from me stating my political beliefs here and there and being a cunt, it's absolute chaos right now. I upload daily at 11am CST, but it's like you don't know what to expect. As a friend said, it's kind of like walking into Micky D's expecting a POSSIBILITY of fries, but really you have just as good of a chance getting sushi or pizza. Long term I can't limit myself, but it's too early right now to start a cult-like personality. So what I have to do is organize it more, so that I do have 3 days where I do a niche specific video (won't reveal what niche it is, but it doesn't pay good CPMs lets just say that.. it just gets views), and the other one will be for storytimes (as I have a lot of crazy stuff still to tell). And it'll go half and half, up until Sunday where I'll be allowed to post whatever I want.

    That's MOST LIKELY the future schedule. Still debating over it. Still trying to figure out what would be the best way to achieve my long term goal. I've discussed a bit with the influencer, and all is well. I've paid him and the video will be going up on Monday :) Really excited! Other than that, I've caught up with all comments and am trying to go ham as I'm beginning to use Twitter now, so got a lot of hashtags I have to ride and people I gotta engage with :D

    Combined with my gaming channel, I might be looking at $300 this month from Adsense. That's like half of what I'll need to survive in Poland lol.

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  4. avilux

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    Update #9

    I was working on my channel today and was able to make a few videos more for the scheduling ahead of time. Just one more hard day like this to go (and that'll be Monday). Tomorrow I'm taking a bit of a break.

    I'm happy with my progress and have decided to start Amazon Affiliate linking in all my videos. So far 40 clicks, so excited to see what results I'll have tomorrow or Monday! With the other affiliate stuff I did, so far I got 7 sales (right under $20) and about $30-40 worth of commissions from another site. While I'm in California, I might discuss YouTube with my friend's brother as he has time and money and is interested in starting up something. He turned a NSFW Affiliate site into a $300-500 a day machine in less than 2 years with good SEO. To be quite honest, I'm not sure how many things I'd like to take on at once.. but it's always good to have more and more motivation. Just talking is enough to get you going. I'm connecting with more and more people on Skype and YouTube and Twitter lately. I feel good, as networking is key for this stuff! The more people you know, the better ;)

    There is no way you won't see my name and know my brand next year. I was learning more Photoshop today and absolutely love it. My Twitter and Instagrams are coming along nicely. Also I helped my friend start her YouTube career today. She's a few years younger than me and has a 5 figure IG account with very loyal fans. I think she's going to definitely be rich and famous before she finishes high school :) Also trying to help out a few more friends with their channels. The more you surround yourself with this stuff, the more you get excited and it just drives you like crazy.

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  5. bennyorozco

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    Good luck! Following jorney!
     
  6. avilux

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    Update #10

    Sorry guys for missing yesterday, but it's been a little hectic lately. I'm heading out on my roadtrip to Cali in the next couple of minutes, couldn't get everything done.. buttttt, I got the next week scheduled up and ready to go. I also decided to work with the influencer to delay the video promotion up until later into the week. With that + my marketing over the next couple of days (when I get to Cali and have free time, I'll be focusing solely on engaging with comments + Twitter and posting on Reddit). I'll make a bunch of videos outside too, so I'll be stocked up for when I come back.

    When I do, I'm going to start 2 videos every single day to increase growth. I've also just helped my friend start her channel just an hour ago and she already is approaching 30 subscribers. I think she'll hit 100 by the end of tonight (she's getting her 45K IG followers slowly but steadily engaged with her other platforms) and she could be a great collab partner in the future. Also I've set up a bunch of collabs for when I come back. Things are moving!

    And last but not least, I've become an Amazon Affiliate. 3 sales so far! I decided to stop the giveaways in a few days to save money as they don't seem to be helping THAT much. They helped a little bit, but eh screw it. Things are going smoothly though. March will definitely be a crazy month. There's no way I'm not hitting 10K.

    I'm not sure If I'll have internet tomorrow for an update, but hey, the journey's good so far.

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    Is that your goal? Making enough off YouTube that you can move to Poland and survive off that income?

    Only asking because that goal is pretty similar to mine.

    Very impressive thread you've got here, and I can tell you're driven by how consistent and thorough your updates are. Keep up the good work!
     
  8. Turhan

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    Hey op
    Is twitter really that great for growing on YouTube?
    How many clicks do you get to your YouTube vids from twitter?
     
  9. avilux

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    Well it's a short-term goal, but yeah I'll be able to save up a bunch of money when I live in Poland for a year or two. Mid-term goal is 100K subs and then $100K ;) And long-term goal is just fame. I like money and power, but fame is the most important thing to me
     
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    Hey I think I found your username on youtube: (Mod Edit: "Personal" Info Removed)
     
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    Your avatar is very appropriate haha

    I like your ambitions, good luck! Keep us posted.
     
  12. avilux

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    Thank you :) #theworldisyours

    On BHW people don't link really, so if you could change or delete your post that'd be great. Also lol all the letters are capitalized ;) and yeah, someone on BHW took the name and got it banned before I even realized it

    It's not that great unless you make it great. And virtually none at the moment, it's more so long-term thinking. I have an OG username that has so many possibilities. I've been offered already multiple times $x,xxx but I still haven't been sold yet. Not sure exactly what I'll do with it, but most likely in a year or two it could be generating a lot of clicks just based on the name going viral most likely
     
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  13. avilux

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    Update #11

    Well, I'm back from Cali and it was wonderful. I can't wait to live there one day, but I'd have to be making at least high 6 figures to really experience the life. I'm beginning 2 daily uploads on the channel starting tomorrow, and have everything nearly set up. I'm approaching 7,000 subscribers and am slowly responding back to all the comments that have been just sitting there, nearly done though!

    On the road trip it took me a while to relax, but when I did, I finally took it to the max. Now it's time to just work and grind hard to the max every single day until I can afford my own team to take a bit of the load off ;)

    Time to crush it, since my revenues and views dropped a bit but whatever. I'll make up for it all

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  14. MIHVLOG

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    Hey,

    Very motivating - I just pinned this to my browser :)

    I have a similar goal as you - running a white hat channel I am at around 3500 subs and close to 400.000 views.
    Can you elaborate more on which providers you use for reddit upvotes and how you pick your subreddits to post to.

    I also have a vlogging channel paired with "Hero Videos" every once in a while in a nice niche.

    Best of luck to you
     
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  15. avilux

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    What do you mean by hero videos? Like gopro hero or...? Congrats on the numbers.

    And I use upvote.club in addition to sending links to friends to upvote. Sometimes I use a second and third account as well. I don't really use upvote.club much anymore since it is $1 per post (it's pretty cheap, but honestly I don't rely much on Reddit traffic anymore.. although maybe I should pump up those numbers again soon). I just pick relevant niches and subniches. There's a subreddit for everything.
     
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    Update #12

    Tomorrow is basically the day I'll try and promote on Reddit again. Because it's been like 2 weeks since I posted anything on there at all, and even longer since I went full out on there. And falling to 13K realtime views is quite horrible, so I'm excited to get that started!

    Heading off to bed now, and might wake up with a nice cool 7,000 subscribers :) Approaching 1.2M total views. I have begun the 2 daily uploads.

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  17. verilix

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    I wish I could get a video to go viral on /r/videos lmao. Would set me up for pretty much ever!
     
  18. MIHVLOG

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    It basically means a video I step out of my regular vlog style with to rake in a new audience :)

    Like instead of vlogging in my niche I will make a tutorial video about my niche
     
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  19. avilux

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    Update #13

    HEY HEY, it's been a while. I thought I'd never return to BHW for like the 37th time again lol.. oh well. Here we are. I can't promise I'll continue with this journey, so you'll just have to see. Actions speak louder than words. Sorry mates.

    I've been extremely depressed and stressed out. Let's start with all the cons: I still live with my parents, I fell off my diet HARD and gained another 13-14lbs of fat within the past month, I went from NoFap cycles (anywhere from 3 days to 2-3 weeks) to jacking off multiple times a day, I stopped meditating, I stopped reading, I started sleeping more, and getting up in the morning requires a whole procedure. Basically I feel like death and want to put on a happy face but that's just not possible. My adsense earnings dropped INSANELY. First off, with Google's reaction to the whole ad boycott my earnings went down to about 15-20% of what they were before. On top of that, one of my most viewed AND my highest paying video got demonetized with no option to appeal.. EVEN THOUGH IT GOT ACCEPTED AFTER THE FIRST APPEAL. YouTube forcefully did this to a lot of YouTube channels... even the biggest guys were hit. PewDiePie fell out of the premium ad programs. I now make about $1-2 daily from ads and then around $1 from YT red. Also for any donations, Google takes a nice cut from $50 donations (thank you to my very generous supporters). It's safe to say Adsense is NOT stable and won't be anytime soon. I'm expecting my channel to be demonetized... basically my videos are green for ads, yet not ads are playing. Even non-controversial political and news channels with hundreds of thousands of subscribers were affected BIG TIME. Entire channels were blacklisted. A guy with 350K+ subs made 17 cents total off of nearly half a million views in ONE DAY.

    Thankfully this will all end this next week (other than the earnings going to crap lol). I moved my plane ticket to Poland up by more than a whole month, so now it's finally all happening Wednesday night. I should be moved in by Friday to my new place. I got an apartment with furniture for a cheap price ($250 or so monthly) from a cousin of mine, relatively close to the capital. All I've ever wanted was to just have my own place. This is the fifth and final time I'm moving out from my parents' place. It's pathetic and I feel old as fuck (I'm 19, I should've focused 110% on having money a year before I'd have turned into an adult), considering I wasted 2-3 good years of my life with depression. Part of the blame will go on all the negativity surrounding me, however a major part is just the way I'm reacting to everything.

    I'd like to shut myself away from the whole world in my "bunker". I'm scared of being broke, so I can never allow that to happen again. Currently I have a couple hundred bucks in my bank account, but with the next paychecks I should be sitting around $2,000 in the middle of next month with all bills paid for. It's good enough for a few months + any earnings that will come in starting May and moving forward might help me make August paid for too. The month I'm really worried about though is September. Last year I was pretty broke in September. This year, if I'm broke in September I'm literally fucked. The best thing I can do at that point is make a sob story video on my channel and beg for money, which could work for another month's worth of rent but yeah.. that'd be shitty.

    Anyways, I'm planning to live off of $500 a month. I included the gym into this since I need to get back into the habit of spending a few hours exercising.

    Last month I made nearly $700 in revenue. Unfortunately out of that, only around $350 or so was profit. I'm really hoping to be making $550+ each month come June-July because I need to save up anything over $500 for emergencies.

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    Last month was amazing because of a shoutout that turned out well. The $320 shoutout was a wonderful investment that triggered a huge wave of views and subs. The snowball fell down the mountain and created an avalanche which helped me get to 10K much faster. I got featured on multiple pages and sites that had millions of fans, so that's where the huge spikes come from. Included into the SO I always helped with some reddit promos.

    I'm extremely grateful to be nearly at 11,000 subscribers now and I'm amazed at how amazing my audience is. I'm getting overwhelmed with comments/messages and just overall support. I have nearly $100 each month from Patreon supporters (it'll be $106 as soon as one of the patrons figures out why his card got denied, I believe him), I got about $50 from both Amazon affiliates and another affiliate source. Out of the $540 "adsense" dollars, a large chunk of that was from livestream donations. I have multiple donors who gave $10, $20 and even $50. Unfortunately as mentioned above, google takes a large cut of the donations (30-40%, varies) so I might just set up a Paypal + BTC donation. I'd like to start a website but with the latest updates to CPMs dropping and ads not being shown on my channel, I might just put that on hold.

    I don't trust Adsense, so honestly the best thing I can expect is to make 5x more over on YouNow through livestreams. I just need to get partnered. I'll apply for a second time when I have 5,000 followers and I'm level 50 or 51. Currently I'm approaching 550 followers and I'm level 21. If I could get paid through YouNow I'd be all good for paying bills and saving money. That's one of my major goals right now + of course growing the channel. If I grow the channel, I'm able to get more followers on YouNow so honestly YT will always come first.

    Other than that, I'm approaching 350 followers on both my Twitter and Instagram, so that's cool. I started another Massroots account and manually followed nearly 16,000 followers. I got the WORST followback rate, 3-4 days later now we're approaching 300... lol... but it's something. I already got a few new subscribers from Massroots so I'll continue spending a few minutes on there every single day. Also I started my last and final IG accounts. If nothing comes out of them, whatever, but it'd be cool to make $5 a month from SO in the future from them or something. I have a sfw BDSM account and Luxury Car page, both with hundreds of followers so far. OOOOO, and how could I forget... my secondary channel has over 300 subscribers now. I upload daily on there too. Small clips.

    Here's basically what I do: 2 videos daily on main channel, 1 small clip daily on my secondary, I respond to all comments and messages (or at least I try to get to like 95%+), livestream once through YouTube and then livestream once more through YouNow. I have finished my first collab am working on my second one, and am trying to setup more.
     
  20. avilux

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    Update #14

    I'm switching from full-time work to part-time work on the channel. As much as it pains me to say this, I just don't believe in Adsense and won't believe it will come back anytime soon. I've been grinding hard on the livestreams (did a 6 hour streak yesterday) in addition to my videos, but before I'm partnered on YouNow it'll be quite some time. I don't want to trust any networks and give too much of my power away.

    I'm going to be searching for work now. I'm going to make it my job to find a job. I need at least another $400 per month to finally remove the stress off, but $500-600 would be better. BTW, IF ANYONE READING THIS NEEDS HELP WITH IM OR ANYTHING ONLINE, PLEASE DROP ME A MESSAGE :)

    It's time to hustle and put my dreams on hold for a little. If anybody's in a similar situation, just remember that cash is king. Work hard.

    Of course I'm not going to stop daily videos, but this has obviously been a blow.

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