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Youtube channel price for 500k subs

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by husypunter, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. husypunter

    husypunter Junior Member

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    hi,
    I am about to buy a youtube channel and i would like you guys to guide me on the negotiation and the process as I have no idea on what this channel is worth and neither do the seller. :confused:
    The statistics which i know are as follows :

    Channel age : 8 years
    total subs : 500K+
    Total public videos: 0
    Monetization status : unknown
    channel standing: unknown
    Daily subs growth: 40+

    YouTube Partner : No

    The user made the channel as a joke which coincidentally is the same name of a famous company (for obvious reasons i cant share the names and URLs) so when you search the name of the company, the first link is the channel of this guy, so I think the subscribers are all organic, as there are no videos, so what will be the point of fake subs anyway.
    The person agreed to sell the channel to me as he has no use for it and has a regular job, and he will get back to me on the price which we haven't discussed yet.

    So I'm wondering what would be the worth of this channel and how do I negotiate on this.

    secondly, what things shall i consider before and after buying the channel.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. tech4816

    tech4816 Junior Member

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    $4k is the right price.
     
  3. husypunter

    husypunter Junior Member

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    Thanks for your response, could you please tell me how did you come up with that figure ?
     
  4. zburatorul

    zburatorul Registered Member

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    The right price is the minimum you can give the seller, under the actual price which at 4k sounds about right, maybe a little lower since he has no videos uploaded.
    If you are the only person interested in buying, you can go a lot lower than $4k, I would say even under $1k if you're good at bargaining.
    By the way, a good way to know if the subs are fake is to upload a video and see how many views it gets and how fast, just make sure it's related to the channel.
     
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  5. husypunter

    husypunter Junior Member

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    Thanks for your response.
    I see, thats a very good pointer there, so is it advisable or is it a common practice to test a video upload to check the results ?
    and how to do this ? teamviewer or screenshots ?
     
  6. tech4816

    tech4816 Junior Member

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    I had sold many channels and they are sold well. Channel which I recently sold was having 40k subscribers and few videos, I sold it in $8k. You need to convince the seller that the channel which he is selling could get deleted whenever its video will become popular. Real company will sue you, tell him stories. Never go above $4k. PM me if you need help.
     
  7. tech4816

    tech4816 Junior Member

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    My friend's channel which has 4k subscriber is making $400. You can't buy channel having 500k real subscribers. I don't think that those are real subscribers. If they were he will be banking lot of money from it, above $20k per month.
     
  8. husypunter

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    any things to consider before and after buying ??
    like the accounts and passwords ?
    because the seller can always claim that their account was stolen and get it back..
    please share your experience as this is my first time.
     
  9. Dresden

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    There's always a risk involved. It depends on who you're buying the channel from.
    If you don't have a relation with the owner I'd be very cautious.
    A 500k sub channel is worth a nice amount of money, and I'm pretty sure that a real seller would have a price in mind for it.
    Saying that he doesn't know how much he wants would raise a red flag making me think that he is hoping for me to offer a bigger price than he actually expects.
    I'm not saying that the owner is a scammer, but it's better to take the skeptical approach than being in a hurry in the hopes of making a happy purchase resulting in losing a lot of money that you won't be able to dispute in the end.
    Only purchase from reputable members, check their usernames in google to see if they have scammed before, make sure they actually own the account they claim, never be in a hurry and be skeptical!
    Also keep in mind that even if the sale goes smoothly, the original owner can still claim back their account after you've put a lot of work into it.
     
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  10. xcjen

    xcjen Newbie

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    you are better off if the channel has already some videos so you can see the statistics how people watch it how much does he get in a month and so, if you just got a 500k subs they all might be bought and are fake and you probably won't get a single view on the video
     
  11. IAmNotLegend

    IAmNotLegend Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    What if the income from his video reach more than his regular job salary and then refrain from selling it to OP?
     
  12. uncommonbg

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    Belive me, the fact that the channel has no videos up is a huge factor. I highly recommend you to upload 1-2 videos to see how active are those subscribers. I had a channel with around 10k subs and when I was uploading weekly I was getting really nice views on my videos, but after some time I stopped uploading so much and the views started dropping. As I said, test the channel first, see where the traffic comes from and most importantly - will you be able to monetize the channel and eventually get back your money? There are a few things to consider before buying.
     
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  13. T0NYS

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    Yeah I assume OP should do the same thing from his side , test the waters firstly and then talk about numbers .
    Upload some decent niche-related videos, give it some days or maybe weeks and find out what will happen , once the video has some views check out the analytics tab and the views sources .