STH YouTube Channel - Yes we have one

Patrick

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Hey - shameless plug here. STH has a YouTube channel. You may have seen some of our videos in pieces. Thanks to @Patriot saying "your sound sucks" for a year or so, the sound has gotten better.

Currently on a drive to hit 3K subscribers. Not many, but some.
ServeTheHomeVideo

If you want to subscribe or want to send it to someone, feel free to pass it along. Suggestions for content are always welcome.
 

IamSpartacus

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How to videos are always welcome and often get a lot of hits. Could just make it a thing to make a video along with some of your how to articles.
 
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William

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I thought I had subbed long ago, guess I did not.
Just subbed now so your at least 1 more closer to the goal :)
 
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Patrick

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Thanks @111alan and all.

Only 5 videos published in March but it looks like we gained 2.2K subs so far. Not too bad actually. The big question is if can we hit 25K in 2020.
 
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Patrick

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There will be lots more on the STH YouTube this year.

And: 10,001 hit!
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Thanks all!
We passed 20,000 today. Not bad growth actually.

Guess is that we are going to see 25K in August. If we do, time for a new goal I guess.

If anyone is wondering, it is absolutely killer doing content for the STH main site plus an accompanying video. We made the commitment to our readers that I intend to keep, but it is not easy pushing on both the main site and doing videos.

Of course, I am totally interested in seeing what everyone at 100K subs talks about in terms of game-changing revenue. At 20K subs and doing 10K+ views pretty much every video we are making about $220-230/ mo in ad revenue. For some context, we are spending more getting basic editing on the videos done than YT revenue at this point.
 
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Patrick

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Today, another milestone. We just hit 25,000 subscribers. In the post above I thought this milestone would happen around three months after the May 24, 2020 post. Instead, it happened in only two months. Yikes.

The first post above was at 3K subs. Apparently there was a 1K sub post as well https://forums.servethehome.com/ind...ur-youtube-subscribers-milestone-today.14754/

Moral of the story:
  • I am pretty good at figuring out STH main site page views.
  • I am pretty bad at forecasting YouTube subscriber growth.
Also, revenue is WAY up now on YouTube. We are now making around $400/ mo in YT ad revenue. Still losing (a lot) money after just editing costs not including buying a massive set of nodes and supplies for things like Project TinyMiniMicro, camera equipment, or anything else.
 
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amalurk

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Are you using VidIQ or other for channel optimization? Wondering if paid version is worth it or not.
 

Patrick

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Are you using VidIQ or other for channel optimization? Wondering if paid version is worth it or not.
Yes on VidIQ paid. It adds features, however, I am not 100% sure how useful it is. 50/50 on whether I will renew it next year.