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YouTube Video Essays are a Cash Cow. Why Are You Not Making Them?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Soggy, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Soggy

    Soggy Regular Member

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    Super Eyepatch Wolf knows it. He has a video essay channel that focuses on anime and was able to quit his job due to it.



    He makes videos like:

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    Why You Should Watch: Cowboy Bebop

    Then there's people who work with real movies. Like the youtube channel "Lessons from the Screenplay"


    And on and on.

    The fantastic thing about these channels is that on many of the videos, depending on how long the clips of the content they use are, they don't get picked up automatically for copyright.

    I'll repeat that.

    You can dance around automatic copyright detection, and monetize these videos.

    In the case of The Dark Knight (which DID get caught by copyright) you have:

    1. A built in audience
    2. EXTREMELY high retention - people love to watch these video essays and if you start one you're not likely to put it down
    3. Viral-ready content (people love sharing them too)
    4. High subscriber jumps with each video.
    5. LONGER VIDEOS - 10-50 minutes! That's a LOT of money made per video.


    It's not hard to see how these video essays can be extremely lucrative. I made a thread about making $100-200 a day on YouTube and people were asking me how I did it. I wasn't exactly doing these, but now I'm about to jump off and start a video essay channel. You guys should too.

    If you're able to make an argument, which is all these really are, you can do this.
     
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  2. renepaolo27

    renepaolo27 Junior Member

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    This looks cool. I'm gonna try it with other niche. :)
     
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    romeoicq Junior Member

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    great tip ,!!
     
  4. mynameisfrankenstein

    mynameisfrankenstein Regular Member

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    These take a long time and require intelligence, personality, creativity and editing skills. Great investment.

    Do them about hot topics:

     
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    mynameisfrankenstein Regular Member

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    i had an idea, you can often find indepth analysis of movies in forums and on review blogs. you can take these and turn them into a minimally edited voice over. its too bad imdb is shutting down its message board, you could find hundreds of video ideas from there.
     
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    The only problem I see here is the video creation part, I have also seen many videos being copied and still they have not been banned.