Updated: Jul 31
on the fast, only 2 reasons come into my mind:
GROUP 1: GET FAMOUS
GROUP 2: GET RICH
please write me if no one of this 2 main reasons applies to you. i am always very interested to expand my imagination & knowledge.
filming, creating, editing & designing every single episode of a sailing v-log takes weeks of work. additional, you have to learn and constant develop your knowledge & experience about how to create an always interesting & entertaining video for your audience. you need to know all about the technical equipment (hard & software) plus, you need to invest a few thousand dollars in the equipment: main camera, additional waterproof action cam, external microphone, laptop, editing software, batteries, data storage, tripod & online courses etc.
AND THEN? THEN WHAT ??
if you count yourself to GROUP 1: totally excited to finish another piece of your creative video art work you will directly upload the new episode on your youtube sailing channel and invest 25 US$ in google adverts to get many views plus new followers as reward for your time & money investment. additional you will share the video link on your facebook s.v.-sailing page and in the facebook sailing channel groups and spend another 25 US$ in additional advertisement and hope for even more viewers to klick on the posted video link plus many new subscribers who just newly found you and gonna follow you from now on to get more & more interesting entertainment absolutely for free & maybe, maybe one day you will even reach the 1 million subscribers club, get mentioned in a facebook sailing channel group and reach to be official named famous. but what about the financial return for your work, for your investment in equipment and what about to get rich? oh sorry, you only want to get famous.. but anyway, let`s see how to get rich with sailing videos..!?
if you count yourself to GROUP 2: if you also go „the famous way“ you gonna need round 50.000 views on your video and as your government also wants to earn a bit, better get 75.000 views to get your invested 50 US$ plus tax to pay back. that means: to reach the return on invest of zero, what is only your invested money in adverts. no return on invest of your working hours, your equipment invest or any profit to pay for a living and running the boat - and there`s definitely nothing left for additional saving to become rich one day.
BUT HOW TO EARN SOME REAL GOOD MONEY ON SAILING VIDEOS?
after becoming or already on your way to be famous, you can start a patreons channel and hope for some really rare fans who understand your situation, sympathize with you and support your project with a small monthly fee - but as nothing is for free, you need to take well care of them and keep them permanent entertained with always new exclusive private content because otherwise they`ll go somewhere more interesting and spend the monthly dollar there - or they spend the dollar for one month, consume all of your work and move on to exploit the next and the next patreon sailing account.
still most people really think everything in the internet is for free. IT IS NOT! billions of dollars got earned every month by the big players only by advertisement & for all music and movies you watch or download online you have to pay (or be forced to watch their advertisement) - so why do YOU give away your creative art work & share your private life for absolutely nothing in return ?? - yes, i understand, because you only want to get famous..
FACTS: youtube keeps 45% of every advertisement income (15 billions in 2019) without producing any content - only with providing the platform and adding advertisement to other people`s, work. every day 576.000 hours of new video content got uploaded and more than 1 billion hours got consumed by currently 1.9 billions of active youtube users.
i guess, round 2.000 sailing channels are online at the moment and the top 30 are famous and make good money to finance their lifestyle and maybe the top 10 even became rich and as long every one continue giving away his work for free, this statistic never gonna change and many stories gonna find a sad end soon because they will be forced to give up their journey because they will never gonna reach a proper income with their work for financing their liveabord sailing life.
just recently, after one year of ever day working on it and trying the „famous way“, we took off our videos from youtube and moved them to a pay per view platform and earned in 2 weeks already more money than in 1 year with our you tube channel & even got 36 US$ monthly patreons support (our first ones) plus one time donations from people who read our story and want to support our „new & brave“ way. lets see if others who want to change this exploiting system gonna follow..
FACTS: our youtube channel reached 3.615 subscribers in 12 months.
we released 12 episodes in 12 months. less successful video had 1.172 views, most successful video had 57.882 views. average view per video: 10.206 views.
READ, WHY WE WERE FORCED TO CHANGE OUR PLAN:
first we were really disappointed. today we are totally happy.
READ, WHY THIS TOPPIC IS SO IMPORTANT TO US:
WE CREATED A FREE FB-GROUP FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN AN ALTERNATIVE WAY TO MONETIZE THEIR SAILING VIDEO ART WORK:
let`s work together and change the exploitative system where we content creators work, the user consume for free but being forced watching advertisements what destroys our art and only the big companies earn the dollars.
check out the SailLiliput video on demand account:
you like what we do? how to become our patron:
or support our work directly and help us to keep our project afloat:
!BUT! not only financial support helps to keep us going. giving a “thumbs up”, leaving a comment or sharing a post also helps & motivates us a lot and does not costs you anything..!? #THANKYOU