I'm just curious and would like to know what you think about trying to start your own 'social experiment' youtube channel. To me, it really seems like one of the easiest ways to make a successful youtube channel, because it doesn't require you to have any skills in computer graphics/editing, musical skills, acting skills, speaking skills, or indepth knowledge in anything. Obviously, if you have some talents, it helps, but most of these social experiment channels just go around asking questions or setting up experiments to see how people react. In other words, the "star" is not you but the audience (the people you film). They basically do all the work for you. You just have to be there to film it, and later do minor editing to package it in a short 5 - 7 minute video. If it's this successful and this easy, why aren't more people doing it? My number one reason why I think more people aren't doing it is because in general, people are too shy or self-conscious to want to go out and interact with people and film them. The second reason would be the commitment you have to make to do this regularly, especially if you have other obligations, such as a job or family etc. Most people might not be able to find the time to go out and film. Do you have to have any sort of permit to go around interviewing people and filming them? Is there some sort of legal loopholes you have to go through before doing this? I'd also imagine you would need a decent microphone setup and camera, but really, one could probably do this on their phone camera alone. Last, I know that if the market already has a lot of competition, you need to find a niche or a marketplace that doesn't have a lot of competition. Could one simply take the model that is successful in America (for example) and then just duplicate it in another country where nobody is doing it? It seems to me that it's as easy as that, but the hardest part is getting the courage and willpower to just go and do it and put yourself out there. I just spend some time watching Jimmy Kimmel's youtube videos where he has a segment in the show and they ask kids funny questions or people in general. Obviously, Kimmel already has a platform where he can easily reach millions and get millions of views, but the content is nothing anyone else couldn't do themselves. You ask kids a question like, "do you know any naughty words?" and they will do all the work and become the stars. The videos will get 10 million+ views. These are just some observations.