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Old 17-01-18, 12:18 PM
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YouTube toughens rules for monetisation

It is now harder to earn money on YouTube.



Read more about YouTube's new monetisation rules.

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Old 17-01-18, 12:46 PM
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Of course it is. FFS greed at it again.
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Old 17-01-18, 12:54 PM
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I actually don't mind this at all to be honest, kinda have to prove your time and dedication towards your goals as a youtuber, which also means there be more ad revenue overall for people that work at it. youtube is insanely competitive and cutting out the trash is a good thing.
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Old 17-01-18, 02:41 PM
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I actually don't mind this at all to be honest, kinda have to prove your time and dedication towards your goals as a youtuber, which also means there be more ad revenue overall for people that work at it. youtube is insanely competitive and cutting out the trash is a good thing.
I think the main issue people have with this change, I know this is my problem with it, is that they claim this change is to help "better protect creators," but guess who is hurt by these changes? If you guessed small channels you are correct.

Now what size channels are typically the ones that cause an "adpocalypse?" Oh that's right it is the larger channels with a couple million subs that tend to upload something that causes companies to pull their ads from YouTube, hurting everyone in the process, until YouTube does something, which so far tends to be something that hurts small channels.
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Old 17-01-18, 03:06 PM
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I think the main issue people have with this change, I know this is my problem with it, is that they claim this change is to help "better protect creators," but guess who is hurt by these changes? If you guessed small channels you are correct.

Now what size channels are typically the ones that cause an "adpocalypse?" Oh that's right it is the larger channels with a couple million subs that tend to upload something that causes companies to pull their ads from YouTube, hurting everyone in the process, until YouTube does something, which so far tends to be something that hurts small channels.
If what YouTube says is true, the vast majority of affected channels earn less than $100 per year, which is not enough to make a living on.

It also needs to be remembered that a lot of the adpocalypse stuff happened because news organisations started releasing stories regarding terrorist videos with coke ads. IE, small channels that didn't make any meaningful earnings that were sensationalised to force YouTube to respond and drive ads away from the platform.

Yes, big channels can be to blame as well, but these restrictions are not unmerited.
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Old 17-01-18, 05:40 PM
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There are approximately 50 million YouTube channels producing content. That means the 1% earning over $1,000 a year is about 500,000 channels... and 49.5 MILLION of the channels that produce content for YouTube earn less than that.

Now personally, I watch a lot of channels that have modest subscriber amounts (less than 100k, usually only a few hundred individuals). They still produce fantastic content but aren't getting rewarded for it because the big channels, sponsored channels and YouTube favourites dominate.

The early days of YouTube enabled creators to share their work and get noticed, but now it's incredibly hard to be seen, heard or found on YouTube.

I think it would be disrespectful to suggest that the majority of those 49.5 million channels aren't dedicated, creative or important - the ones I enjoy are very much so, and put a huge amount of effort into what they produce, without having the benefit of time, funding, privilege etc.

I think YouTube is still fixated on the biggest players and the biggest effects on itself, rather than the original thing that made it successful. As with many businesses, the essential work of the lowest ranks is invisible to the upper tiers who benefit from it.
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Old 17-01-18, 06:32 PM
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Would better all round if they just policed the content and removed the e thats there in droves
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Old 17-01-18, 06:35 PM
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I understand why they have done it, and I am affected by it as well but I really don't upload video's to make money, I have a whopping 72 subscribers, and have made a grand total of £40 from my videos, the money I have made was more of a bonus, not the reason to upload.

Do I hate this? Yes I do but I understand it.

I just have not found motivation to actually work on my channel and maybe this will help but I don't know, for me I struggle to find time to be able to create content, edit, render and upload it.

The thing that annoys me though, is that small channel's don't get any help from Youtube unless they pay to promote there content, and instead they focus on boosting the views of people with millions of sub's regardless of what the content is.

I am still going to upload, this won't stop me from uploading.
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Old 18-01-18, 11:17 AM
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It'l be interesting to see if they let all the people that have been creeping up their earnings to the "minimum allowed to withdraw" ($100) amount, that now get cut off from the income, still withdraw their money... or if it's stuck in limbo in adsense effectively forever (a platform with no way to contact them unless you're above yet another tier of requirements that aren't publicly published). So Google/YouTube has effectively just saved itself millions of payouts because they'll NEVER leave their account.

That, to me, is one of the most questionable parts of this.
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Old 18-01-18, 03:27 PM
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It'l be interesting to see if they let all the people that have been creeping up their earnings to the "minimum allowed to withdraw" ($100) amount, that now get cut off from the income, still withdraw their money... or if it's stuck in limbo in adsense effectively forever (a platform with no way to contact them unless you're above yet another tier of requirements that aren't publicly published). So Google/YouTube has effectively just saved itself millions of payouts because they'll NEVER leave their account.

That, to me, is one of the most questionable parts of this.
Apparently it will be paid out to those who are under the threshold but I cannot remember where I saw it.

I have seen one youtuber today saying they are happy this is happening because they will finally start to earn decent money from youtube, despite them getting over 100K views on each video that they upload, and they upload daily and have over 2 million subs.

It reminded me of when Linus said he couldn't afford to run "Channel Super Fun" despite having 2 other channel's, paid for content spot's and more ad's on a single video than most have on 4 or 5.

That guy lost a sub today, I don't like it when they claim to be poor but live in a mansion, and drive top of the range brand new car and wear $60,000 watches.
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