Tuesday, 11 August 2020

How to cope with CRITICISM on YouTube | Elle Meadows GREAT BRITISH YOUTUBERS with NEIL MOSSEY 007



How do you cope with bad comments and criticism of your videos on your YouTube channel?
@ElleMeadows has been uploading for 6 years with 55k subscribers.

My name's Neil Mossey and I help high-achieving creators and performers to make more people happy. The GREAT BRITISH YOUTUBERS PODCAST is to help you keep your YouTube channel going.

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How to cope with CRITICISM on YouTube | Elle Meadows GREAT BRITISH YOUTUBERS with NEIL MOSSEY 007



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Yeah I just don't care what other people think because it wasn't for them!
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And then just decided that like it wasn't... ohhhh,falling off my little tiny stool!

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This is the Great British Youtubers Podcast with me Neil Mossey, it's great to have you here!
Today we're going to meet Elle Meadows.
Elle has been youtubing for six years and has 55000 subscribers.
This is part two of our chat and the first part is linked in the description below.
Elle Meadows is there something that other youtubers do that you don't do?
Post regularly.

I don't post regularly anymore um...

I’m definitely like - I used to be a post weekly video kind of girl, um and then I went on hiatus and I was gonna come back and do the same thing and I tried to do the same thing for about eight weeks, um and then just decided that like it wasn't... oooh, falling off my little tiny stool! Um...
Then I decided that kind of you know the weekly schedule, the gruelling schedule really wasn't making me happy and I couldn't see it-- unless I took on I don't know like assistants.

There was no way I could do it.

Is there... is there anything that you would say to your 1000 subscriber self?

I’d probably say to my thousand subscriber self "pace yourself".
Don't put your all into every video because it's completely unsustainable - and I also say understand who you're making videos for.

I was constantly fighting against my branding which was this teen and tween sort of market persona.
I was making that content but then secretly kind of hating it and hating myself for becoming - for being that person - because it wasn't who I was.

I wish I’d realized that I was just playing a very marketable character and that the more I pushed that - the further I pushed it - the more I embraced it - the more I would be able to build a brand.
I hadn't realized that you can disconnect the person you put on youtube from yourself.

It could be more of a character as opposed-- for a lot of people the persona is just an extension or an exaggeration of themselves, whereas who I was playing which was like a very Americanized English person - it wasn't me and I could separate that.

I could see her as a character and a brand and if I’d recognised that and put more energy into refining that brand...

I don't know, I think it would have helped both my channel and my self-esteem because I would have recognised that this person wasn't me and that actually having this really strong branding is something that will really help you go far.

That's really wise Elle!
Thanks!
Should we take a break?
Do you want - should we just have a little drink?
Neil, the saddest thing is I've finished my tea!
I’d offer you some of mine!
Oh thanks!
I've got really cold dregs, we're all good.
And you too at home feel free to go, get a drink.
Join us.
I said that really creepily!
[SLURPING NOISES]

What is... I think you might have covered it beautifully right there but is there anything else that is the hardest part of being a youtuber?

Probably what goes on behind the scenes in the youtube community.
Again, I’m quite far removed from it now.

So I started hanging out with people who are actually quite a lot bigger than I was just through kind of chance meetings and chance events and I’m still friends with a few of them now or like...
if you know a lot of them I haven't seen for ages and if I bumped into them it would be absolutely fine but it's hard to know who's your friend and who's just hanging out with you because you want to take photos together and you know cross-promote your instagrams or whatever or if you only interact with someone on twitter not because you're friends but because it helps your brand to be associated with them.

I think everyone genuinely or most people genuinely want to be friends but there is always that question mark under the friendship of is this real are we friends or is this just a cross-promotion thing?

It's a weird community when the power dynamics between people and like who has the most views whose the most subscribers or whatever - like those power dynamics are everywhere and people really buy into it and it can really...

It really affected me and it can really damage your self-esteem and this whole thing at conventions was... there's always after parties and if you - I mean we're kind of talking at least 20000 subscribers here if not way more like - I was really lucky to be sort of where I was in terms of my social standing in the community at the size I was.

I really-- I actually really enjoyed that side of things like the hustle and...
because I was good at it.
But it's stressful because you feel like if you don't get into a party you're like lesser somehow, you're not worth it, and that is really representative of what your experience can be or at least what my experience was.

I think that being said I really enjoyed the majority of it.
There is just this recurring power dynamic at play and the hustle and the networking like you have to be good at networking.
You have 55,000 subscribers though, and you have 3.3 million views.

One of your videos has got 1.2 million views?
That must have felt pretty special?
Um yes I know like, it was a really slow burner uh, basically it blows up every April 1st and gets like a few hundred thousand views on April.

But I actually the first year that it happened, I didn't notice I like... because I posted it and I think it did like it was an okay video. The following year, it blew up again and I didn't notice and I was suddenly like oh why is that video got like 400000 views or that...

That was before I even had my channel monetized so it wasn't like, I missed out on so much money!
Yeah and then every year from there it's kind of like gotten a few hundred thousand views and it kind of ticks along so it's been really slow coming like - you say "I’m like oh yeah that video has got a million views!" Oh yeah? Oh yeah!

What tiny improvement would you make to youtube if you had the the power or the ability to?
A scroll function like on facebook.
When you can just scroll and it recommends you random stuff!
You don't have to pick from a list of suggested videos.

You can just scroll.
That'd be great.

If I had to change something about YouTube culture it would probably be um, that we reward - that the YouTube algorithm would lean more towards like valuable content or educational content, meaningful stuff...

I feel like something we haven't even touched on this video is like criticism?
I think criticism doesn't generally bother me.
Just because I am under no illusion that there is going to be ways that my work can be improved.
And so if you go in being like oh well this is good but it could be better... but you know it's part of a process.

This is a stepping stone towards better content.
When someone comments like "oh I didn't like this".
Firstly it's not a surprise that there was something that someone could not like.
Because you had already anticipated there being flaws.

But also, you can then sort of turn around and say like to yourself - not to them - and be like: "Yes there is inevitably this flaw in this content, but why do I care about your opinion because are you an expert?"

I think it's so much more important to value like industry professionals and your peers and people whose opinion you would value in day-to-day life, and specialists, experts like... value their opinion on what the flaws of your content might be or ways you can improve might be.

Don't necessarily care so much what just a random person thinks you could improve on or what a random person thinks like... if someone criticises me personally and say like "oh I don't like this thing about your physical appearance"

I could just be there and be like: "Okay! I mean I don't either. Or that's your opinion but don't bother me!" You know.

Or, thanks, anonymous avatar!

Yeah.
It's just that thing of like if you go in knowing that your content could be better, you could be better, basically never assume that something is perfect because FYI perfection is a myth, then it's really hard for anything to kind of catch you off guard and upset you because you're already aware of what issues there could be.

I feel like I’m at a point now where I want to make content that I would want to watch or content that I would want to show my friends, and so actually it...

I've kind of gone full circle from making content for myself to making content purely for a consumer - back to making content for myself and my friends.
And that's a place where happiness is more attainable and satisfaction is more attainable, because you're only making something for yourself.

I feel like lots of people say that and I never really grasped it until now.
Yeah I just don't care what other people think because it wasn't for them.
By all means enjoy or not and or don't enjoy this content but actually I made it for myself, or I made it for my friends to watch or I made it for my family to watch, or you know and so it isn't so important that people other people enjoy it.
Is there anything, any closing thoughts or... or anything that... that we haven't covered, that you might like to share?

I don't know about you but it really freaks me out that the most common "What I want to be when I grow up" from kids is a youtuber.
How weird is that?
It used to be like what?
A princess? An astronaut?
Now it's a youtuber?
That's crazy guys! It's crazy!

I think like as a society we need to go back to valuing quality over quantity and sort of focus on, I don't know, I’m very big on skill mastery and original thought or attempted original thought.
Creativity. Intellectualism, like-- I like to learn, I like to make, I like to grow, and I feel like with youtube being as popular as it is there is the opportunity for it to be such like a positive platform where people can learn, and share, and make and turn a profit doing that.
But there's also the risk that it can become incredibly like vapid and vacuous and I think that's something we should collectively try and avoid.

Oh! I tell you what we haven't done!
Could we pose for a thumbnail?
[Music]
[LAUGHS]
Hang on, let me take the microphone off.
[Music]
Can you come close to the camera?
[Music]
You have my permission to just put that in at the end!
And please hit the subscribe button if you want to see more Great British YouTubers.
There's a playlist and a podcast. All the links are in the description below.
I'm Neil Mossey and I'll see you on the very next Great British YouTubers.


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Sunday, 9 August 2020

MAKE THUMBNAILS for FREE on Macbook Pro with KEYNOTE | Apple Mac for YouTube 2020



Can you make YouTube thumbnails for FREE on your Macbook Pro? Yes!
I use Keynote - a free powerpoint-style program from the Apple App Store.
I show you how I make my YouTube channel thumbnails in case there's something you want to try.
Get Keynote for free here: https://www.apple.com/keynote/

MAKE THUMBNAILS for FREE on Macbook Pro with KEYNOTE | Apple Mac for YouTube 2020



0:00 MAKE THUMBNAILS for FREE on Macbook Pro with KEYNOTE
0:16 HOW TO DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE FOR FREE ON AN APPLE MACBOOK
0:32 HOW TO SET SLIDE SIZE IN APPLE KEYNOTE APP
0:50 CHOOSE PRESENTATION SLIDE STYLE IN MAC KEYNOTE PROGRAM
1:05 HOW TO SCREENGRAB A FRAME FROM MY YOUTUBE VIDEO USING QUICKTIME PLAYER
1:30 HOW TO FIND A GOOD FRAME FOR YOUTUBE VIDEO THUMBNAIL
1:55 HOW TO CAPTURE A SCREENSHOT FRAME ON MACBOOK PRO shift-cmd-5, capture selected window
2:45 HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD FRAME FOR YOUTUBE THUMBNAIL
3:10 IMPORT SCREENSHOT INTO KEYNOTE TO CREATE YOUTUBE THUMBNAIL
3:25 KEYNOTE TIPS: ZOOM OUT OF SLIDE AND MAKE PICTURE BIGGER ON SLIDE
4:30 HOW TO MAKE PICTURES LOOK BETTER IN KEYNOTE - USING ENHANCE, EXPOSURE, SATURATION https://youtu.be/VhmAS8tkF44
5:18 HOW TO SHARPEN AN IMAGE IN KEYNOTE
5:50 HOW TO ADD CLIP ART ICONS AND SHAPES IN KEYNOTE
6:15 MAKE A COLOURED BAR OR TEXT BOX IN KEYNOTE SLIDE
6:25 HOW TO ADD TEXT TO A KEYNOTE SLIDE - RESIZE, BOLD, FONT
7:08 HOW TO MOVE TEXT LAYER BACKWARD OR FORWARD IN A KEYNOTE SLIDE
7:50 SAVE OR EXPORT KEYNOTE SLIDE AS A PICTURE FILE - JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIFF

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Hello it's been a while since I've made a video like this!
this is how I make my YouTube channel video thumbnails for free on a macbook pro on keynote
this is a great system for making thumbnails really easily if you have an apple mac, here is an app or program called keynote
keynote is completely free and I'm going to show you what it can do
now keynote is the apple mac powerpoint so this is the app where you can make slides for presentations

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now really handily it makes slides in only two sizes
the first size is 4:3 - which is the shape of an old tv if you're old like me, and the other shape is wide 16:9 and that is the shape that YouTube studio wants the thumbnails to be delivered in
The first thing we need to do is to choose a presentation
I go for basic white or basic black.
Let's go for white and hit "create"
the first thing you are presented with is one slide with this kind of template
what i'm going to do is just click on each of these elements and delete them
so the next thing I do in my workflow is to choose the thumbnails to actually choose a frame I want to grab and put some text on
for that I go down to quicktime player and I open the video that I want to take screen grabs from
I'm using two fingers on the mouse pad to spin through the video and what i'm looking for is a nice shot
something that's funny maybe something like that or that or that
that's a nice shot, isn't it?
So if I wanted to grab that frame, firstly you can check either side of it if there's a better frame just use your left or right keys on your keyboard - so i'm going forward.
let's go backwards
something like that
we've chosen a nice frame that we want to use as our main thumbnail
the next thing you can do on the mac is to hold down shift command 5 and it brings up the screenshot thing
I don't know what it's called
because i'm recording this screen that's why it says stop screen recording there and I will go for "capture selected window"
it will grab that 16:9 window and then when you move the cursor onto the window it brings up a little camera icon and we'll just click that

I don't know if you could hear that, it has grabbed the shot for me and what I do is I grab a few of them like that
that's quite funny, so shift cmd 5, "capture selected window" and we just do one more shift command 5
capture selected window, so now I have a selection of pictures that I want to use for my thumbnail
Next I go to the folder where those screenshots were saved and what I like to do is to just check through them so I'll use this option and because it presents it as a smaller thumbnail it's really much easier to see which images have instant impact.
leave a comment below: which one would you choose?
would you choose one or two or three?
I have prepared this thumbnail before so i'm choosing option four which is this picture here.
the next thing we can do is to drag that screenshot into the slide
it's so easy, you just drag it from finder into the slide
there we go so I can close finder now
now if you're not familiar with keynote - and I wasn't - it took a lot of experimenting
what we can do is Zoom out because this is the exact size of the slide and I just want to be able to see the edges
let's go to 50 here as you can see it's a bit small it doesn't quite fill the frame so I'm going to grab the edge and make it big
I tend to make faces on my thumbnails super huge
you'll have your own preferences I know leave me uh comments to let me know what thumbnail tips you have
I'm gonna Zoom out even further just so I can see what I've got to play with
go really big

what I love about this system is that keynote shows your slides on the left hand side so over here you can see while you're resizing the photo you can see the effect it's having on a thumbnail and I find that really useful
see that is okay but it's not quite as impactful as that or even that
the next thing I would do is to import all the other elements that I want to to put in here so I've got a logo for the show and I'll just drag that in exactly the same way and I've jumped ahead because what I would do before adding anything else is to make this picture even more impactful
there are all kinds of tools
click on the picture on the slide and then over on the right hand side there are these tools that can help make your pictures sing
I'm going to click on image and down here can you see it says "enhance"
I'm going to hit enhance and watch what happens to Elle's face when I hit enhance
there
it's a bit warmer isn't it
there are some other tools as well on exposure you can increase that to go all the way up to 100
that's probably a bit too washed out but what I like to do is to look at the thumbnail on the top left hand corner
let's jump over there and as I bring down the exposure you can see the effect it has on the thumbnail so we put the exposure at 10 that sort of helped it and next to enhance there's this advanced button here and you have all kinds of faders to fiddle with.
I'm going to put sharpness on because this was a Zoom call so it wasn't very sharp but look what happens if I whack up the sharpness
it's about 55 maybe even 70
that to me looks so much better than the soft look at zero so I'm gonna make that really sharp so that it really pops in the thumbnail
that's great and then I'll hit enhance
the next thing you'll want to do is to add some text or an icon even
there are some things to play with on "shape"
you have all kinds of shapes so if I wanted to grab oh I don't know the toilet no let's get I don't know just say a magnet I could put a big magnet there
I don't know why

you can change the colour over here so I can make it a red magnet or an orange one
that's been really useful but the main reason that shapes are useful in keynote is that we can make a rectangle and we can make that any color you like and we could turn that into a text box
so let's put some text on
if you click on text - you can't see - it's tiny!
let's make this bigger
i'm going to click out of this text box and click back in and it brings up these dots where you can resize the text, so let's just write... I don't know... "hello"
and we want to make it bolder so select all and click on bold
and let's make it really bright - garish yellow - so you can click on text colors here
I'll go down to yellow and there are all kinds of options that you can experiment with so let's put it on the bottom, put that at the top, and we can make this coloured box bigger and reposition it
Leave a comment if you have any questions
there's just one other amazing thing that I can show you with keynote.
all of the elements that we put onto this slide you can move them forwards or backwards so if I wanted to bring this logo down and have this in front of the hello
we've got the logo selected, you can see the white dots around the edge up here on the top right hand side
we have style, image, and arrange
now with a range you can move things backwards so the logo is now behind that photo of Elle.
I can move it forwards so there it's appeared again, and move it forward again, so it's in front of the colour box but behind the text and I can hit it again to bring it all the way to the front
Or with "back" and "front", I can jump that image right to the back so it's now behind the photo
we can't see it
or all the way to the front
the only thing we have to do now is to export this thumbnail so you just go up to file - export
we're going to export it as "images" and you have all kinds of choices
jpeg png or tiff
let's do a jpeg and it's slide number one so we're going to export slide number one to one
click next
let's call it Elle thumbnail and then hit export
let's go into that folder and for some reason keynote exports images within another folder
so there's the folder there: Elle thumbnail and that jpeg is now ready to upload to your video as your thumbnail
I absolutely love this system because the video is in the same place and easy to grab and as you can see it's really easy to bounce files into and out of keynote
you just drag them in
if you've reached this point of the video and it's helped why not hit the thumbs up and if you're feeling even kinder hit the subscribe button that will really help keep me going and good luck with your thumbnails
I hate them!
I hate making them!
Can you please help my daddy get 10,000 subscribers. Just click in his face. Thanks bye!
Alright, this is gonna be the proper one, right?

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Thursday, 6 August 2020

HOW I GOT 55K SUBS: Elle Meadows GREAT BRITISH YOUTUBERS PODCAST 2020 with NEIL MOSSEY 006



NEXT PART 2 EPISODE HERE: https://youtu.be/RWXW0-X371s
How do you niche your YouTube channel?
@ElleMeadows has been uploading for 6 years with 55k subscribers.

My name's Neil Mossey and I help high-achieving creators and performers to make more people happy. The GREAT BRITISH YOUTUBERS PODCAST is to help you keep your YouTube channel going.

HOW I GOT 55K SUBS: Elle Meadows GREAT BRITISH YOUTUBERS PODCAST 2020 with NEIL MOSSEY 006



TRANSCRIPT: (CLICK PLAY ON THE VIDEO ABOVE)

Hang on I wasn't recording I just remembered.
This is the Great British Youtubers Podcast with me Neil Mossey - it's great to have you here.
Today we're going to meet Elle Meadows.
Elle has been youtubing for six years and has 55000 subscribers.
Elle Meadows!
Hello! It is I!

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This, this is slightly awkward because I feel like I'm going into our interviewer mode but we've actually worked together before haven't we?
We have indeed!
On the, the BBC Earth Kids Youtube channel.
Yep.

You were brilliant because you, you brought your dog - Frank.
You were so good that this pilot actually went out.
The, the BBC actually put the pilot out.
Which is crazy because that never happens!
You have 55000 subscribers.
I do.
Uh 3.3 million views.
Indeed.
You are so far ahead on this journey that I can only gaze from the distance!
What is your biggest tip for someone starting Youtube?
Find your niche.
A hundred percent.

Like there was a time and a place for like people chatting at a camera, and youtube was very oriented around personalities, and if you were personable and people liked you then you could get away with just doing pretty much whatever and they tune in for you.
So that was kind of what the world was like when I started my channel and whereas these days Youtube is a lot more about like niches and specialities and you can't appeal to everyone anymore.

Like you can't say, like oh I want to appeal to girls between 15 and 30 like... you have to be like i'm targeting 11 and 12 year olds who are specifically interested in this specific toy and like, you do really have to be specific these days.
And then obviously once you've kind of gained a bit of a following you can diversify and branch out but yeah knowing your niche which is like the biggest thing I'm struggling with at the moment is definitely the way to get started.
What is the struggle?

I made scripted comedy for teens and - teen and tween girls and at the time because I was like 18, 19 when it kind of like picked up pace I didn't really realize that I had fallen into that specific market in that specific niche but that was what helped me gain momentum because I was actually without realizing it appealing to a very small group of people of which there are many.
Even though that's a very small niche there's a lot of people who fall within it.

But these days I don't want to produce content for teen and tween girls.

I want to be like growing up, aging up, making comedy that I would want to watch but unfortunately there isn't so much of a market for that because I fall into a huge demographic which is just 18 to 45 or something...
or 18 to 50 is generally like I'm kind of just in adulthood now and yeah...
being funny and appealing to those people's not specific enough to really gain any traction um unless you somehow manage to create like a viral video.

I, I want to ask you so much about your journey on Youtube but can I just ask you just out the back just so we get to know you what is your favourite video on your channel?
I did a video about lgbt labels - so talking all about how like labels are just language and language can fail you when it comes to labeling yourself and talking about spectrums like versus categorization and that's probably my favourite just because it's the most meaningful and helpful and like genuinely there's a reason for it to be made that isn't just like escapism or entertainment.
But aside from that... I mean my most recent video is one i'm really proud of which is me playing loads of different characters on like zoom.
Should we spread some more love?
Yeah
Are there three youtubers, three random youtubers that you've watched this week can we go through them for like a minute?
Yes I have been binge watching Jenna Marbles and I said...
I like started saying that sentence with a really happy face and then I have just remembered why exactly I started watching loads of Jenna Marbles um because obviously she's sort of stepped away from her main channel.
Have you, I assume you've heard about this?
I've heard and I've, I've not watched.

It's basically just for anyone who missed it uh Jenna Marbles is like the something like the second biggest female youtuber on youtube, and she was like just og Youtuber gang and she stepped away from her channel because in the past she's made some uh what can be considered like offensive content, um that she is not like proud of and doesn't want to associate herself with so she stepped away and
I have to say like there's been a lot of like you know over the years there have been plenty of youtuber apologies, but she's one of the few youtubers where I've watched the video and been like "fair play!"
Like this is real, you can tell that they're actually what she really thinks and being honest and truthful and taking responsibility...
And that's, that's the minute fantastic!

Is there another youtuber that you've watched this week at random?

So I can't pronounce it because it's German I think but "In A Nutshell" or like a science channel that they do all these like animated videos explaining lots of things about science and some other things um
And I babysit some kids and I was trying to explain to them about like they were doing threats to humanity in RE, and I was showing them videos about like Chernobyl or Chernobyl and like solar flares and all these kinds of technology... artificial intelligence videos...

And I love it because it's really informative but also it's nice to be able to show the kids something that's like actually interesting - learning like interesting education...

And finally let's spread the the love for for one more youtuber?
I like Buzzfeed Unsolved maybe watched a few of those this week...
Did you say bustly when soft?
No!
Buzzfeed unsolved!

My favorite episode of buzzfeed unsolved is the goatman bridge episode so basically you've got these two chaps going to haunted places and trying to communicate with ghosts and demons and stuff and they go to this bridge in - I want to say Texas but i'm not sure.
Yeah they go to this bridge and try and communicate with the devil and it's very entertaining.
Those those are wonderful thank you.

I feel like we've got a little uh portal into your youtube brain there.
When did you know that your channel was a thing?

I started making like videos and short films when I was really young so I was about eight that's when I started learning to like edit.
So for a long time and still currently editing it's my strongest skill, um and so I was making all these videos and I was like I don't know what to do with them, what's the point?
Discovered youtube.

Grace Helbig who at the time was dailygrace was like my absolute like inspiration for my channel and so I just started posting them on my channel around 2013 and then maybe even earlier than that, 2012 - and then I made another channel which is my current channel.
And it was then when I became friends with Alexis G. Zall - who is like a big American youtuber now and at the time she had like something like 20, 20000 followers and I just like reached out to her and made her some like graphics and stuff and she gave me a shout out in exchange and then we became quite good friends and yeah.
That was kind of the point, that was how I got my first thousand subscribers, was just off her because between me sort of meeting her and her giving me a shout out in a video she'd become really close to Shane Dawson so she'd gone from 20000 subscribers to like 200000 subscribers or something crazy.

Yeah, I got my first thousand subscribers just from that one shout out and that was kind of like the push I needed to like really commit.

You just shared a really great tip there the, the life lesson which is that reaching out to someone and offering to help them brought back something disproportionate

Yeah for sure like again I feel I wonder how relevant this is these days because it's just youtube is a different ball game, and again like back then everything was personality oriented and I would, I would have encouraged like collaboration over doing what I did because I had a skill that I could essentially give away in return for exposure which is something that we don't support these days, but back when I was like 17... like it was fine so yeah, like your best bet is to collaborate with people who have a similar audience to you and are about the same size because you never know who's going to randomly blow up.

If only also to I guess improve your own skills and, and not go nuts while you're making these things by yourself?

Yes. The thing that really got to me with youtube was how time-consuming and like just genuinely grueling it is to make it's really hard and you're doing it all by yourself and I basically didn't have weekends for sort of all of my like ages 17, 18, 19 like I would go to school come back work on a video.
I wouldn't stop over the weekend I wouldn't see friends because I was just like working all the time and so if especially if you're just starting out and you have a full-time job as well it's just really hard work and you like won't see anyone.
You have to really commit if you want to do kind of the one weekly, two weekly videos, it's tough.
What kept you going through, through that time?

I was quite lucky that every time I posted a video there would be a reward so you know because I had these first thousand subscribers it kind of like set me off on like a burst and then I went to like, got to know a lot of other youtubers and just so happened that I was getting able to like go and go to conventions or then I'd like meet someone and they'd give me a shout out or I'd be in that video, and then I get a load of subscribers and like that was just kind of in a very lucky like string of events just lots of little wins and like successes that kept me like striving for the next one.
So it didn't matter that I was working seven days a week and then like full-- you know full-time education and working every spare second I had because you know every month or so I was doing something that I was like yes!
And like then I started interviewing celebrities and that was another thing that made me go like yes!

And then yeah they go to and then eventually you end up going to conventions and having friends there is just so much like reward in it but yeah if I hadn't had that like now for example when I have less engagement posting content is just kind of hard work without much reward and it's a lot harder because you have to just be able to, the reward is congratulating yourself for making something that you're proud of.

And please hit the subscribe button if you want to see more Great British YouTubers.
There's a playlist and a podcast. All the links are in the description below.
I'm Neil Mossey and I'll see you on the very next episode of Great British YouTubers.


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How to edit YouTube video AFTER UPLOADING | How to use YouTube Video Editor 2020



Can you edit a YouTube video after publishing it? YES YOU CAN!
How to edit a YouTube video after uploading it?
Here's how to use the in-built YouTube Video Editor in Studio.
If you want to remove or cut out a section of video after it has been published and set to public, here's how you can edit out your video.

How to edit YouTube video AFTER UPLOADING | How to use YouTube Video Editor 2020



0:00 Can you edit a YouTube video after uploading it?
0:26 Where to edit YouTube videos online for free
0:55 How to remove a clip from a YouTube video that is posted, published and gone live with the Studio built-in Editor.
1:17 Can I edit YouTube video after posting?
1:50 How to find the in point of a video to cut in YouTube editor
3:22 How to select the clip to edit out in YouTube Studio editor
4:30 How to move the blue lines in YouTube editor
5:00 How to adjust the edit timeline in YouTube editor
5:45 Using YouTube keyboard shortcuts to move around the video
7:00 How to set the out point of the edit in YouTube studio editor
7:40 How to take out a section of video after upload to YouTube
8:10 Preview your edit in Youtube studio editor
8:50 How to publish your edit in YouTube editor

TRANSCRIPT: (CLICK PLAY ON THE VIDEO ABOVE)

Can you edit a YouTube video after uploading it?
Yes you can!
I'm going to show you how to use the YouTube video editor.
This is the inbuilt video editor that comes inside your YouTube studio, and you get the option on every single video that you publish.
I'm going to show you how to remove a section of video from a published video on your YouTube channel.
Let's dive straight in.

THIS IS THE TRANSCRIPT - CLICK PLAY ON THE VIDEO ABOVE!

I've got YouTube studio open and on the left hand side if you click on "videos", what I'm going to do is go into the video that I want to edit.
This video here.

I made it all about what happens when you reach 1,000 subscribers and the place that we are going to edit - the section that we want to remove from this video is on the left hand side here.
Because you have details, analytics, and editor... it's the third step down.

I find it really tricky using the inbuilt video editor: it can be really laggy and you can quite easily lose your place, but I'm going to show you some workarounds to cope with trying to move around the timeline and trying to get an exact point of the section that we want to remove from this video.
We have the-- the viewer screen here so if I hit "play"...
[YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYING:] "Welcome back to the Happy Hut I'm Neil Mossey."

I'm Neil by the way, hello!
I run the Great British Youtubers podcast and it's my mission to help creators get ideas out of their heads and onto YouTube.
So that's why I'm making this video, but in this particular video it's all about what happens when you hit 1000 subscribers.
I thought when you hit a thousand subscribers Creator Academy unlocks for you and that's-- that's not true.
Creator Academy is available to anyone, so there's a section of speech that I want to take out.

It's a mistake that I don't want to be out there on YouTube.
Down here you can probably see there's a-- there's a timeline and you can move this scrubber to the section that you want to play.
You can see, there's a timecode there showing you where you are and I know it's roughly at about 8 minutes and 40 seconds.
Let's play it from here.
Now this is where the first keyboard shortcut helps.

If you hit the spacebar, it plays from that position.
[YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYING:] "...is access to Creator Academy and I think you need to hit a thousand subscribers to access this area. This is what YouTube..."
That's the section I want to remove.

The first thing we need to do is to get the playhead which is this line with the dot at the top into the right position.
So it's around 8:40, I'll just click back here.
[YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYING:] "...is access to creator Academy"

And there, that's the point, I'll hit pause now.
It's not the exact frame where the cut is going to start but don't worry we're going to finesse that in a minute.
We're going to use keyboard shortcuts to move around because it's much easier than trying to click it with your mouse.
If you want to move back five seconds there's a really handy key you can use on your keyboard: if you press the left arrow you jump back 10 seconds.

[YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYING:] "Put posts out, oh and the other toy..."
If you press the right key you jump forward 10 seconds.

[YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYING:] "access this area this is what YouTube Creator Academy" So now I'm going to jump back to roughly where I want the start point of the edit to be and also you can see here on the timecode it says 8:52:23
If I hit the left arrow it jumps back, so I'm going to hit the spacebar again to start playing. [YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYING:] "...this to creator Academy"

And I think that that is where I want the start point of my edit.

The first thing we need to do is to hit this button here next to the timecode, it says TRIM.
Let's hit trim and the playhead - the line with the dot on - is roughly where we want the edit to take place, so we're going to hit SPLIT now.

That splits the video into two.
Now we're going to open up a section - the section that we want to remove - and you can see a blue line appears, and an arrow pointing to the right.

Press the mouse button and drag that blue line to mark out the section that we want to remove.

Now again don't worry at this stage - we're going to make it absolutely frame perfect.
That section in dark grey is the section that will be cut out.
Before we finalise this, you can actually bring your cursor back to before the edit to get the playhead there and we're going to play, and it will show you what this edit will look like.

[YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYING:] "...which I wasn't really expecting is access to creator Academy and I think I'll have a look at that because I feel like my channel..."
Now we're going to finesse this because this section is far too big.
I want the cut to happen when the shot changes.

[YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYING:] "...is access to creator Academy and I've--"
So the first thing I'm going to do is Zoom in just so we can make it a bit more accurate and you've got a "zoom out" and a "zoom in" tool here, so I'm gonna click on zoom in.
Click it twice and see if that's me and I'm using my scroller to move left and right.
Let's press play from here.

[YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYING:] "...to creator Academy, and I think..."
Tight THAT'S where I want the end point of the cut to take place, and let's zoom in just a little bit more - and you can see it's just to the left of the blue line and I haven't got the playhead on the exact frame that I want the cut to take place.

This is where we're going to use another keyboard shortcut.
On the keyboard, you have a comma key and a full-stop key - or period key - forgive me I'm British.

The comma button takes the playhead back one frame at a time.

So if I hit it now it goes back a frame, and you can see it goes back a frame by looking at the timecode - you see here it says 8:46:17
When I hit comma 8:46:16 so that's 8 minutes 46 seconds and 16 frames.
I'm going to keep hitting the comma key until the shot changes.

There, my beautiful face!
That's where I want the cut to actually take place.

By the way if you hit the period key or the full stop button it goes forward a frame, so go back with comma, comma, that's where I want the cut to take place.

So now I'm going to drag the blue line back to this position because I know that it's the exact frame when I want the cut to happen, there, and I can play it through just to show you that that cut now happens at the right point.

[YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYING:] "...access to creator Academy. Might have a look at that because..."
Great, so the cut starts at the right point.

Now I'll need the end point to be changed - it's this section is far too big - it's only a few words I'm going to remove.
So I'm going to drag back the out point of the edit all the way back to here and we might need to play it a few times just to get the right out point.
Let's play this through.

[YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYING:] "...creator Academy, access this area, this is"
So again I'm now going to use the comma button to inch the playhead back one frame at a time to get the right out point.
It's on this shot change here.

There!
So after this is where I want the video to start again, I'll use the period button or the full stop button to get to that shot change.

Great, now I need to drag the second blue line up to that out point.
So let's drag it, drag it, dragging and it should snap into place.

So the section marked out in gray is the section that will be removed.
I want to play it through - it should just jump to the next correct section.

[YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYING:] "...Academy. This is what YouTube creator"
That looks good.
Let's try that again.

[YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYING:] "is access to Creator Academy. This is what YouTube Creator Academy looks like--"
That's exactly how I want the edit to look, so the next step on YouTube video editor is to actually hit the preview button and it should play through the edit a lot more smoothly for you.

[YOUTUBE VIDEO PLAYING:] "access to Creator Academy. This is what YouTube Creator Academy looks like."
That's exactly how I want the edit to look.

If the edit isn't how you want it to look, you can go back by pressing this button here: EDIT TRIM, and it brings back the blue bars and helpfully it's also zoomed out all the way again!

So if you use the "zoom in" button, it will take you to that section.
It's so clunky!
There it is.

This is how I do want it look, so I'm gonna hit "preview" and now to finalise this edit we're gonna go up and take the Save button.
Save.

Now you get a little helpful message:
"It might take a few hours for your changes to apply.

Viewers will see the current version of the video.
You won't be able to make other changes to the video."
So we're going to hit save and here - there's a message: "Video is being processed, please check back later."

It does take an hour or two to actually appear in real life, so if you have something contentious and you don't want anyone to see the video until your edit has been processed, you can always make your video "private" and keep checking back to see when the Edit has been processed and gone through and published and made live!

So does this help?
Leave me a comment!
If you want to see this video: "what happens at 1000 subscribers" there's a link

If you click on the "i" at the top of the screen or it's in the description below.
Why not click the thumbs up button to help other people to find this video and if you're feeling even kinder why not hit the subscribe button - it helps take me closer to the hallowed goal of 10,000 subscribers, and I hope that this edit works for you on the YouTube video editor, thanks for watching.
Can you please help my daddy get 10,000 subscribers just click in his face thanks bye!


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Tuesday, 28 July 2020

I QUIT YOUTUBE! Gordon Laing: GREAT BRITISH YOUTUBERS with Neil Mossey PODCAST 005

 

"I QUIT YOUTUBE!" - it's something we've all heard, but is it true? 
And how do you keep going? 
Gordon Laing has 160k subscribers and, incredibly, uploading to YouTube since 2006. 

 I'm a Development Producer helping as many people as possible get ideas out of their heads to make more people happy. I created GREAT BRITISH YOUTUBERS to help you get started and keep your YouTube channel going. 
 
I QUIT YOUTUBE! Gordon Laing: GREAT BRITISH YOUTUBERS with Neil Mossey PODCAST 005



TRANSCRIPT: (CLICK PLAY ON THE VIDEO ABOVE)

I quit!
And if this were a youtube video... I should have made a video about it!
And you would do "I" and in capital letters QUIT. QUIT.
Why I quit 
I've seen videos where people say "why I quit" and they didn't even quit.
It's they-- they talked about why they might quit or why somebody like them might have quitted or why they thought about quitting but they didn't quit!
[MUSIC]

THIS IS THE TRANSCRIPT - CLICK PLAY ON THE VIDEO ABOVE!

Are there things Gordon Laing that other youtubers do that you don't think that you would ever or you tend not to do?
Unboxing.

First of all, as a word I hate that word. Unboxing.
How can you-- that's like... I, now tell you what.
This goes back to that song "unbreak my heart" which at the time I thought that's not even a word!
How do you mean "unbreak my heart"?
How about "make me feel better"? 
"Cheer me up please"? 

Unbreak my heart?
Unbox my camera!

And that is why I gave up youtube for three years which is, which really confused the algorithm, because I was pouring my heart into these technical reviews, right?

And testing every aspect of a camera, and trying to get that across to people... and then some kid doing an unboxing video gets more views and all he's done is filmed him opening a box. 
He doesn't even test the camera or turn it on.

He just opens the box and they were getting more views.
And I was bewildered by this. 

I just couldn't understand why this was more popular and it put me off so much I thought this- this- I kind of came to terms that, that's what people wanted to see or that's what people wanted to watch on that platform and that I wasn't right for that platform.
I was just some crusty old dinosaur.

So I gave up and I went back to purely written content for three years.
It didn't close the channel obviously I left it there because it was hosting my videos that were also part of my written content, but I got a right strop over and it was unboxing that did it and I still to this day would not-- 

Now I, I love opening boxes and some of the packaging and some things you know apple products and or some high-end consumer products - it's nice.
It's nice packaging they put some thought into it, it's cool but, I guess what they're doing is a review of the packaging if i look at it that way then it's more acceptable to me.

I think it might just be the word unbox that I have a thing about.
YOU'VE done an unboxing video.
Oh yeah, I've done lots.

I unboxed a chinese takeaway uh from, from Waitrose.
You unboxed one of my t-shirts!
I did!
In a blatant attempt to get some coverage from someone else.
It was, it was to test what merch is like!
Of course it was.
But it did have the benefit of, of plugging you to my 12 subscribers at the time, that then went down to 10.

It didn't, and it didn't um get culled in the video featured by BBC news at 6pm on BBC One.

What is the hardest part of running a youtube channel?

I think the expectations that you have for its performance not being met.
And feeling disheartened by the fact that you've put this work into something that you think should be doing better and it doesn't.

It's what affects artists of all, you know, Van Gogh was frustrated that he wasn't getting enough attention.
We're all the same.

I'm not the same as Van Gogh, obviously but everyone is- everyone thinks they're better than they are maybe or that they're not being recognised for something, um frustrated that yeah, maybe I'm not as good as I think I am, or that I do-- you know that you want the videos to do better you think they deserve better and they're not doing as well as you think.

And then you see someone else who's done the similar videos, similar subjects and theirs is doing way better than yours and you think that's just not fair.
Why is that doing better than mine?

And then you look at it and you beat yourself up over, you know, is it, is it your presentation?
Is it the thing they covered?
Is it you know, is it because they've somehow got more followers?

So they get you know they've been recommended more?
You don't know what it is, but it's- that's probably the hardest thing for me of all and um you've got to kind of stop looking at it.

Stop looking at like, well you can't help it you do look at the number of views you've had, and it does you know, if you consistently get poor views and you're seeing other people doing way better than you it can put you off long term, and it did put me off.

Like I said I quit.
I quit!
And if this were a youtube video... I should have made a video about it!

And you would do "I" and in capital letters QUIT. QUIT.
Why I quit. 

I've seen videos where people say "why I quit" and they didn't even quit.
It's they-- they talked about why they might quit or why somebody like them might have quitted or why they thought about quitting but they didn't quit!

I have however started to use capitals in some of my titles, to shout.
To shout for that last bit of attention.
Please watch or I'll quit!

Gordon Laing from cameralabs thank you so much, you've been so generous with your time and literally your gigabytes because I think you know we're going to have to stitch this together now which is going to involve a massive transfer.

This video will never see the light of day because we won't be able to get the file to you.

It's true and then zoom will delete it, but before we go can you pick a favorite video idea that you haven't yet made?
Unboxing. 
And you would like to make one?

I think I should.
What if it does really well?
Maybe they should all be unboxing from now on.
Who doesn't like origami?

Boxes are nice and they've put me in a box, you see they pigeonholed me in the box so why don't I talk about boxes?
That will show them.
Could the grand reveal... "REVEALED" in capitals.
WHY I QUIT UNBOXING!

This is gold.
If you reach it to end this video this, this is the gold!
This is what you pay for!

Uh Gordon thanks so much.
You're very welcome, thank you for having me.
Should we just sit here awkwardly in this two shot? And--
How are you gonna do this? 

Are you gonna?
No.
This isn't cinematic enough! 
Let's do it in WIDESCREEN!

Like in ABBA the movie, do you remember that? 
Let's do it in widescreen!

And please hit the subscribe button if you want to see more Great British YouTubers.
There's a playlist and a podcast. All the details and links are in the description.
I'm Neil Mossey and I'll see you on the very next episode of Great British YouTubers.
[Music]

Do you want a series of reactions now?
Did you used to have to do that?
On the TV they used to ask me to do that, they'd go "can you do one more?" 
You go...

They say no, now sarcastic.
Disagree.
Incredulous.
Angry.

Those are all thumbnail pictures as well!
That's-- I know! That's what you do at the end of the video.
You record your thumbnail, but I want some text and so you have to position yourself to one side... so you can put the text here...
Why I quit unboxing! 
Oh my goodness.

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Sunday, 26 July 2020

What happens at 1000 subscribers? How much does YouTube pay? | NEIL MOSSEY YOUTUBE TIPS AND TRICKS



WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HIT 1000 SUBSCRIBERS?
I had so many questions: How long does it take to become monetized?
How much does YouTube pay at 1000 subscribers?
How do you become monetized? What do you need to do when you hit 1k subs?

In this video I walk you through everything that happened to me...
How I signed up to Google Adsense, and how much money I got for 1000 subscribers.

What happens at 1000 subscribers? How much does YouTube pay? | NEIL MOSSEY YOUTUBE TIPS AND TRICKS



0:00 What happens when you reach 1000 subscribers?
2:18 Tip - Sign up for Google Adsense now!
2:44 What do you have to do to become monetized at 1000 subscribers?
4:30 How long does it take to become monetized when you get 1000 subscribers?
4:50 How much are you paid by YouTube when you reach 1000 subs?
5:15 How much YouTube paid me for 1000 subscribers!
6:05 How to make YouTube Studio show estimated revenue in pounds or local currency.
6:39 How long after reaching 1000 subscribers are you able to go live on YouTube Studio mobile app?
7:49 When is the Community Tab enabled for posts after reaching 1k subs?
8:35 How do you access YouTube Creator Academy when you hit 1000 subs?
9:44 When are you paid your YouTube revenue by Google Adsense?
10:00 How quickly are you paid the first month you are monetized?
10:20 How much does YouTube actually pay from your estimated revenue? Is it half?
11:19 How much does YouTube pay for 46000 views?
11:19 How much does YouTube pay for 58000 playbacks?
12:05 How much does YouTube pay me per 1000 views?

TRANSCRIPT: (CLICK PLAY ON THE VIDEO ABOVE)

Hello, welcome back to the Happy Hut - I'm Neil Mossey and thanks for clicking on this video because I think I know why you're here.
I recently hit 1000 subscribers on YouTube and I'm still reeling because I wasn't quite expecting it.

THIS IS THE TRANSCRIPT - CLICK PLAY ON THE VIDEO ABOVE!

It did happen quite quickly: after two years of waiting I suddenly got a surge of subscribers and then went through that hallowed 1k mark
When I hit a thousand subscribers, I just had one question.

I looked up lots of videos like this, because I wanted to know what happens when you hit the 1,000 subscribers?
How long does it take to become monetized?
What messages do you get from YouTube?

I just didn't know anything about it.
I was also a bit worried that I wouldn't actually get monetized after a thousand subscribers, so I'm gonna walk you through all of the steps.
You and me are gonna get through this as swiftly as possible, but I know that it's going to be a long video because I'm going to show you just as many screenshots and screen grabs and screen recordings as possible.

You will actually see my analytics, my studio dashboard, and I'm going to show you all the money that came in, in that first month and second month just so you get an idea of financially what happens.

I'm going to show you my Adsense and I'm going to be making a few of these videos as well.
If you need any more details, have a look in the description because there might be one or two other videos on what happens when you hit 1000 subscribers coming up.
It was on the 10th of March this year I hit the big 1000.

I've got a screen grab here: you can see it's at 3.38 in the afternoon UK time.
It felt great.
I'd finally done it!

So let's take a look at what was going on in... in my studio dashboard at the time.
As you can see I had 1008 subscribers.
Suddenly these tabs in studio that did not work before, were suddenly unlocked... these treasures.
When you click on monetization it actually opens up the application.

I was demonetized in 2018, so step 1 and step 2 had already been completed.
That was a big relief because I didn't really want to go through setting up the link to to adsense again.

My first tip and piece of advice: I would sign up for Google Adsense ASAP.
You can sign up to Adsense right now and make sure that Google Adsense has all of your details.
There are lots of good tutorial videos on how to get the Adsense, but get the Adsense account ready now so that like me when you hit the 1,000 subscriber mark, it's-- it's just good to go.

So the only step that was left for me was this step 3 here: Get reviewed.
YouTube will review your channel to make sure that it complies with the YouTube monetization policies.

Suddenly this voice in my head is saying "what if the monetization isn't approved?!"
I've spent two years begging viewers on a video by video basis to subscribe!
What if all that work was for nothing?

And then as you can see, this at the top of the screen at 23.35, so just twenty five minutes before midnight that same day, I got this really regular notification.
Congrats! Your channel just hit its first 1000 subscribers.
But this is a big moment and when this happens to you, congratulations from... from all of us who have done this before, well done.

I thought I'd get more than just thing in my notifications feed.
They haven't even drawn the icon properly!
Look at it!

Anyway I'll take it, I'll take it.
I hit the 1000 mark there.

On the 14th of March this happened: At the top of my studio page, you know where they put the warning messages and the the alerts, I just saw this by chance.
I could have missed it so easily, it said "congratulations you have been accepted into the YouTube Partner Programme"
Some sound effects?

You can now monetize your videos and access support.
That is how I found out!
It's just a message on the screen.

Would it kill you to send a nice email or do some kind of animation or something?
I don't think YouTube realises how big a deal this is for creators to hit 1000 subscribers.
I did actually get an email much later.

"Neil Mossey, we always knew that this day would come and we hope that you did too.
You're doing amazing work and we couldn't be happier for you.
Now go and share this gif and the good news using the hashtag #1kcreator.

My YouTube life had changed.
I was monetized again.
So now you're thinking "that's great but how much money did you get for that first day?"
Let's take another look at the analytics.

This is the first month right here, welcome to my channel analytics.
You can see that in March in total I had 109,000 views.

The watch time in March alone was 5.5 thousand views.
My subscribers had gone up by 300, and this was my estimated revenue.

And what I'll do is I'll show you my Adsense to see exactly how much money that equates to.
On the first day I got fourteen cents.
I found out I think in the afternoon, so this is not even half a day's worth of money, and also I hadn't clicked monetize on the videos in my studio, in the dashboard.

So that's another tip for you: monetize.
You have to go into the video to turn on monetization for your videos.
I had about 300 videos.
I could not get them monetized quick enough, going into each and every video ticking those boxes.
The next day was a bit more healthy and I think it's probably my best day ever, but I got $7.27 for one day and if I can show you the views for that one day...

I had twelve thousand views and that brought in seven dollars twenty seven cents, and if you're watching this anywhere else in the world there is a way to get Studio to show estimated revenue in your local currency.

If you follow my cursor down to the left hand side, go all the way down to the bottom there, and there see where it says settings, click on settings and the very first option is to change currency, and if you click the pulldown menu, look at all of these different currencies... There we go the British Pound.

So when I hit save you can see $56 equates to about £47.
When I hit the 1,000 subscriber mark there were two toys: being able to stream live from my phone or mobile device, and access to the community tab.
Let's deal with the first one: streaming live from your mobile... from your cell phone.

So you can see here, this is what would happen.
You click on the the camera icon at the top of your YouTube app and you have two options: record or go live.
When you click on the go live button this error message comes up.
"Eligibility - your channel does not meet our updated eligibility requirements."
You haven't got a thousand subscribers.

"For mobile live streaming. You can still stream with your webcam or broadcasting software"
Yeah but I want to do it from my phone!
So the big question was, now I had hit a thousand subscribers would I be able to stream from my phone?
And the great news for me was yes, you can!

So when you click on that camera button after 1,000 subscribers, you get the go live option and that opens up all of the menus.
It's all fairly self-explanatory.
Of course I've not I've not done it in the three months since I've become monetised!

But it's good to have, right?
The other big toy that I wanted with 1,000 subscribers is the community tab.

I got this email on the... you can see it here... on the 19th of March - so that's about a week and a half later.
"Neil Mossey, welcome to your YouTube community tab.
Get even closer to your audience!"
No, you're okay.

Poll your viewers share pictures and more with new community posts.
I was really excited when the community tab arrived because finally, in my head, I could be like my favorite massive youtubers and spray out some community posts.

I don't think - gut instinct - I get any form of Google juice or SEO.
I don't think I get increased views from posting on the community tab.
It feels really pointless right now, but anyway so you get-- you get the ability to put posts out.

Oh and the other toy that you get which I wasn't really expecting is access to creator Academy, and I think you need to hit a thousand subscribers to access this area.
This is what YouTube creator Academy looks like.
You can see the tabs at the top here are: my Academy, catalogue, so lots of lessons in here, learning tool kits... so basics of going live, for monetization, pivoting your content.

I might have a look at that because I feel like my channel is a bit of a mishmash of different things.
Community engagement and production.
And then there are some creator resources, that opens up a new tab.

So these are blog posts and links to the YouTube creators workshops.
If any of this has been any use, please could you hit the subscribe button just to help me on my way to 10,000 subscribers and I can make a video for you all about what that is like.
1,000 isn't enough!

Two years it took me to get to this point.
It feels like another mountain to get to the 10k subs.
I got an email on the 23rd of April, so you have to wait a full calendar month before you get the email that tells you that you have some money for the first time as a monetized youtuber.

This is the email that comes in from Google Adsense: check your recent payment.
We sent a payment for your Google Adsense earnings on the 23rd of April 2020.
If I dive back into my analytics on YouTube studio the estimated revenue is $56.77 cents for my my first month.

If I click on the revenue tab, and give you a walk through my first month.
As you can see it says 26,000 monetized playbacks so I had a 109000 views but only 26,000 monetized playbacks.
Now I'm slightly confused here because I had seen on more than a few videos where creators were explaining that you only get half of this money that's quoted, and I don't think that's correct.

If I translate this into pounds see so we can compare it with the actual payments: the revenue in pounds is £47.04.
Let's take a look at my google adsense.

My earnings on YouTube came out at £45.84 pence, so if I compare that with the analytics estimate that's really close isn't it!
Look, £47.04, and I actually got £45.84
I can show that with my second month, so this is my next full month of money from being monetized.

My estimated revenue is £91.64, if I go over to Google Adsense there we go £91.62 so I'll flip back.
It's £91.64 was the estimate, the actual payment was £91.62.
So if you are wondering "do you actually get all the money quoted in the channel analytics"?

Your estimated revenue is pretty much the actual cash that you will receive from Google Adsense.
And just for completion, the third month May, was a very good month.
I had 58,000 monetized playbacks and that equals £154.74

So I don't know if this is too crude but it looks like roughly I get three pounds for every thousand monetized playbacks.
And quickly so you can make the comparison in US dollars for 58,000 monetized playbacks, I got $190, but bear in mind I'm in the UK and I think because I have quite a large proportion of views coming from the UK I think that brings down my revenue per thousand views.

I'm gonna make another video where I go into all the detail about how much money I made for the first three months.
That link will be in the description below.

If you hit the subscribe button you will be notified and obviously you know we're all in this together!
So thank you so much for being there.

If you have any questions at all leave a comment because if I can't answer it I'm sure other people in the community would love to help, and it's always great to hear from you.
It's my personal mission to help as many people as possible to express themselves on YouTube and through podcasts and ebooks.
I've put everything into one playlist "make your stuff now"

That link is over there it's at the top of the screen and is also in the description.
This video is also being released as part of Great British Youtubers: my podcast where big hitting creators - people more experienced than you and I - share their advice and experience with their YouTube journey.

If that's something you're interested in it's on your regular podcast app, and it's also on this playlist at the top of the screen now.
If you're feeling even kinder, of why not hit the thumbs up button to help other people to find this video and thanks again for subscribing.
I'll see you at 10,000 subscribers yes we can do it!

We can do it.
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Thursday, 23 July 2020

BEST TRAVEL HAIRDRYER? For bald man? BABYLISS TRAVEL PRO review unboxing first impressions



Taking a look at the best travel hairdryer we have (it's the only travel hairdryer we have).
But I'm bald so I got the kids to help review and unbox this with me for first impressions...
It's fantastic!
Really stylish, light, but feels substantial and solid.
We got this one for free from a shop but get no money for this.

If you buy one from the Amazon links here we get a small fee at no cost to you!
(Amazon UK) https://amzn.to/2PtBkkd
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BEST TRAVEL HAIRDRYER? For bald man? BABYLISS TRAVEL PRO review unboxing first impressions!



TRANSCRIPT: (CLICK PLAY ON THE VIDEO ABOVE)

So this is an unboxing I've done hair products before... er for shavers for my head but-- you should do one for your beard - no I haven't done one of those.
But, this, what's this?
This is a hair dryer Yeah it's-- It looks very nice.
It's the BaByliss Travel Pro.
"Get your book" Oh yeah-- Oh "Get Your Look!"
[Music] [Music]

THIS IS THE TRANSCRIPT - CLICK PLAY ON THE VIDEO ABOVE!

Now I'm not an expert on long hair but I'm with someone who is.
I'm hoping you can help me with this, with your expert opinion, because it's been a while since I've used a hair dryer.
So Travel Pro for professional AC motor.
Salon-quality drying with long life performance.
Line.

Compact design - lightweight and small in size for easy portability and travel
Line.
Worldwide driving - drying!

For use at home or abroad.
Hey look: This could be me!
(Laugh) Wait-- Daddy has hair!

Now we were sent this - not by Babyliss - but we were sent this to review first somewhere else not YouTube but I'm making a youtube video at the same time.

So we didn't pay for this but we're not being paid for it either so you can benefit from us having it in our house near a camera.
Power lead.
Bags.
Cardboard.

Right, this is the size of my hand.
And this is the size of the...
Look how tiny it is!
It's really tiny.
Look how big it is on there, now look how small it is.
Hey maybe I could use it to dry my nostril hair
Oh no, it burns!

It burns it burns!
TRAVEL pro.
So it's not-- it's compact.
Very well packaged.

Look you've got settings: 1, 2.
Can you see that?
[Music] [Music]
That's pretty - the back's pretty.
Yeah, I like the back.

But I prefer it bigger, you know?
You get a really generous cord.
How long's that.
About 2 metres, the cord.

[HAIRDRYER NOISE] Woah!
It feels really powerful!
Go on, go for it!
There you go.
It's a boost?

Can you blow the box over?
Go on blow the box over.
Now blow me over.

The other thing that it comes with is this nozzle attachment
Do you want to put the nozzle on?
Does it twist?
Yeah.
Oh yeah it does.
Wait.
Here we go.
Do my nostril hair?
Look at Megan Markles!
Wait no!
Let it go!
So there you go.

[Laughter Noise] [HAIRDRYER NOISE]
SO I'm not sure if this review was very helpful, but it would dry hair very quickly wouldn't it.

It feels really substantial and it's really quite powerful and we think the nozzle screws on.
Just to show you one other thing just to show you one other thing on the back there's another switch for the voltage so if you're going to a country with 120 volts you can turn this - this switch here with a coin.
I hope this unboxing and first impressions of the Babyliss Travel Pro is useful
If...
"Please leave a like if you can..."

If you've got if you've got to this point of the video thanks for watching and why not hit that thumbs up button that will really help us or even subscribe or even leave a comment to say hi what do you think is this what you're looking for?

In a travel hairdryer?
Do you wanna do the closing thing now?
Please help my daddy...
Can you please help my daddy get 1000 subscribers just click on his face, thanks bye!
How's that?

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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

How to NICHE on YouTube GORDON LAING: GREAT BRITISH YOUTUBERS with Neil Mossey PODCAST 004



NEXT PART 5 IS HERE: https://youtu.be/QNJrF3Mrclk
Gordon Laing has 160k subscribers and, incredibly, uploading to YouTube since 2006.
I'm a Development Producer helping as many people as possible get ideas out of their heads to make more people happy. I created GREAT BRITISH YOUTUBERS to help you get started and keep your YouTube channel going.

How to NICHE on YouTube GORDON LAING: GREAT BRITISH YOUTUBERS with Neil Mossey PODCAST 004



This is part 4 of this episode, PART 1 IS HERE: https://youtu.be/WVwvyVI6YBk
0:00 YouTube is a terrible way to make money!
1:10 Gordon Laing on running a photography channel.
2:40 The Great British YouTubers Podcast Drink Break. (My favourite part of the series).
3:15 Some of Gordon Laing's favourite YouTube channels, links below.
5:50 You need a narrative - how to script your YouTube video.
8:08 YouTube is part of Google and has the best search.
9:14 On the next episode of Great British YouTubers Podcast.

YouTube channels mentioned in this episode:
NEW ROCKSTARS https://www.youtube.com/user/NewMediaRockstars
CAMERA CONSPIRACIES https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwxgo62w72LxZDA1fTibdYg
DPREVIEW https://www.youtube.com/user/dpreviewcom
SHELBY CHURCH https://www.youtube.com/user/teenmakeuptips

LONG EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY: https://youtu.be/kcTAXn7LJZ4

GREAT BRITISH YOUTUBERS | YOUTUBE TIPS AND TRICKS full series playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtZM4-pHDwPmfZSonvf366y7rmJLV5dFG

Gordon's channel: https://www.youtube.com/cameralabs
Gordon's Cameralabs camera review site: https://www.cameralabs.com/

In Camera BOOK by Gordon Laing: https://amzn.to/3cFBnSD
(Amazon affiliate link)

MY CHAT WITH GORDON IN 2018: https://youtu.be/JVIyBPNa05Q


TRANSCRIPT: (CLICK PLAY ON THE VIDEO ABOVE)

I like to see some sort of some sort of plan like you've-- like you-- the YouTube creators Twitter channel frequently ask: "what would you, what do you want to make a video about?" or "what are you going to make a video about today?" Like as if you have to make a video today.
They want you to make a video today because they want you to produce content for their platform, but do you have to produce a video today?
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If you're on YouTube you're probably not going to be making much money from YouTube until you get over a million subscribers right?

At that point you're going to be able to make some decent money, you're also going to get better sponsorship and stuff like that, so that's when the money really starts coming in.

Below that you're not gonna make too much.
You'll make some money but not a massive amount.
You're gonna have to have another revenue stream as well, like I have my website as well.
YouTube is just a small part of that.

So you've got to love making those videos.
I know a lot of people go I'm... what am I going to do for job?

I'm gonna be a-- I'm gonna go on YouTube because that's an easy way to make money.
It's not. It's a terrible way to make money, especially if you're not utterly passionate about that subject because you're gonna have to talk about that subject a lot.

And you're gonna think "Ugh, do I have to do another video about cameras?"
You've gotta love that subject.
And I do!
So I'm with the kind of personality or mindset which is I'm producing the kind of content I would like to consume.

So when I review a camera that-- I'll look at it and I'll go "hey they say it's got this stabilization mode that the marketing people says is brilliant for this well I want to try it but I also want to try it while I'm jumping off a cliff towards a thing on a parachute"

Do you know what I mean, some weird combination that appeals just to my mind and I think I wonder what it would do if I did that to it?
And you get a surprising result.

Sometimes it does better than expected, sometimes it does much worse and you, then you've got a story and it's an interesting thing and that's what I-- that's what turns me on.
The kind of detail, you know "they say it does this but let's just take a closer look"

And yeah it does do really well at that, but this thing actually less so and it might be that that's the thing you want it to do and-- and you know these things are pulling against each other.
So I produce those videos and just hope that people are also interested in watching which is why I should probably very satisfied with my subscriber count because I'm not specifically targeting anyone apart from me.
Which sounds selfish or arrogant?

I produce videos that I would want to watch except they were a bit longer.
I'd like to see a short version of me... and that as Yoda says "is why you fail!"
You know, produce what people want, you know?
I'm producing BBC Four shows... No! I'm producing shows that even BBC Four would turn down because they're too long and obscure and of too limited interest.

There's a format point there actually that I wanted to introduce, you've just segued into it:
Let's take a drink!
Let's do that and, and you at home... have a drink as well.
This is the drink break.
So maybe we do this in slo-mo Peter MacKinnon style?
He's done well.
That's right so, this, this--
He likes coffee!

And if you've got to this point, hit the like button.
Let us know or say in the comment what can they say, what can we say in the comments?
What the code word?
Yeah... "In Camera"
I was going to say pineapple but..
Oh no, pineapple is better.

Actually this was the next format point: can you pick your favourite three youtubers and explain them for 15 seconds each?
Just off the top of your head...
You didn't give me any, er--
No, exactly.
This is a new question.

Gotta be off the top of your head - oh my goodness this is fraught because if you forget someone...
Okay off the top of my head.
Yeah. From this week that you happen to have watched this week... so that you have others, favorites, but these are the ones you've watched recently.

Okay I really like new rock stars - this is a huge channel. It was probably the biggest channel that I follow and what they do is really geeky in depth analysis on Easter eggs and stuff you didn't notice in sci-fi and fantasy movies. So if you into Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Marvel, they'll say look at that picture - that means that something's working in--
That's 15 seconds! That's 15 seconds brilliant. The next one 15 seconds... go!

Okay Camera Conspiracies. He reviews cameras but not as a journalist because he doesn't get sent them he's not privileged like I am he actually has to borrow them or buy them or get lent them and because he's not tied into that world he's extremely honest not that I'm dishonest but--
That's 15 seconds! Fantastic! I think, I think this format point's a bit of a winner!
This is the way - yeah, we should've started with this.

And... ahhh, yeah. Okay third youtuber that you watch a little too much of.

Okay again it's in my own industry and that's er, DP review TV because it's Chris and Jordan who used to be on the camera store. I know those guys personally, I really love them and their way of presentation. They're doing similar sort of videos to what I do, so I watch them and think how they missed out the thing I found, and then I go "No! They found the thing I missed!"
Fifteen seconds! Would you like, would you like a bonus youtuber?

Yes you Neil because I always flatter the interviewer, actually Neil, I'd watch--
Hang on, that was 3 seconds! Sorry, sorry, you broke up.
I've watched all of your videos and they're very entertaining, and I feel that you followed my advice of filming the video that no one else has done a bit too seriously... maybe you're too obscure, but I admire that and I admire that you stuck to it.

Yeah well the scary one is face mask... is my favourite to date and that that got picked up by BBC news, that was--
Yes!

I'll talk about for it-- Do you know what?
I was following your advice about long exposure photography which is-
Were you?
Yeah I took some time on it.

I planned it out, I didn't over script it, but I did structure it and I did some shooting and some editing and then went back to do some shooting again...
and that's exactly the same advice that Shelby Church proposed for how she she makes videos as well.

That, if you mix-up the scripting, the shooting the editing, you know rather than treating it as a pipeline, but you make better work...
But you're also happier doing it.

You need a narrative I think, and I'm too tied to my narrative now I realise that, but I think you do need to have-- and this is what frustrates me about a lot of TV shows is you're like-- or movie series - and you're like "you didn't plan that". "This character's just said this thing, they'd never say that thing!"

You know, or "why are they doing that, that makes no sense!" and you... I think you have to have an idea of where you're going in a video even if it's like "my goal is to make a biscuit" right?
The end to think, you should be visualizing you, with a tray of biscuits at the end maybe going [CRUNCH NOISE] "cheers readers"!

You know what I mean?
It's, you... that's the way I think about it.
Now what happens in that journey in between? Mix it up.

Play around. Have fun, and if things change? Include it!
You know if the biscuits get burnt then include it: it doesn't have to be perfect.
In fact it's better if we see the fails but, but have an idea in mind.

I see so many videos from like quite high end people, that don't do that and they still may perform well and that kind of disappoints me on a personal level.
I like to see some sort of, some sort of plan like you've-- like you-- the YouTube creators Twitter channel, and lots of Twitter channels, frequently ask: "what would you, what do you want to make a video about?" or "what are you going to make a video about today?"
Like as if you have to make a video today.

They want you to make a video today because they want you to produce content for their platform, but do you have to produce a video today?
I'm so old that I think you should only say something if you've got something worth saying!
Or something useful to add to the conversation.

Don't just, I'm not just going to record a video because I like the sound of my own voice and wanna film and do the process!
Produce stuff as often as you want so long as it, it gets across the message you want to get across and that can be as simple as you like.

It can be as short as you like. It can be as silly as you like, but do it for a reason, not just because you want to feed the beast.
That's so true - it is so true because that's what bled out with the the face mask video.
That was absolutely a subject that was really bugging me.
The best stuff absolutely comes from something that is truly bugging you and face masks were bugging me.

It was bugging me that people... it was seemed to be so anti them, so I thought it would actually help the world for me to have a go.
Even though it was just a dumb video of me copying how to make a face mask, there was a useful to humanity question underneath it all.
There is an important SEO tip there.
What search engine do most of us use?
Right.
Say it!
Google?

Therefore if you want good SEO are you going to try and continue to push your own website against every other website or are you going to post a video with a good SEO title on YouTube which Google that provider with the biggest search engine in the world uses?
How hard is it to search Facebook?
And Facebook results don't appear on Google do they?

Or at least not properly - yeah - so if you want to search for... and I've done this before.
I was like "oh I did this post on Facebook where I mentioned something and I didn't post it anywhere else" right?

So I've got to now search for it on Facebook and I couldn't find it - and that's when I thought "gosh actually the search on this is rubbish!" and I'd become too reliant on, rather than indexing things or storing things properly - on relying on search instead, but of course search will only work with what search wants to show, and search wants to show what search owns.

And if you're using Google, well Google's going to give prominent results to YouTube obviously!
Because it owns it. Also because people like consuming video as well.
And there's more of my chats with Gordon Laing from camera labs...
I quit! And if this were a YouTube video... I should have made a video about it.

And you would do "I" and in capital letters QUIT. Q-U-I-T why I quit!
I've seen videos where people say "why I quit" and they didn't even quit!
They talked about why they might quit, or why somebody like them might have quitted, or why they thought about quitting, but they didn't quit!

And please hit the subscribe button if you want to see more Great British YouTubers.
There's a playlist and a podcast. All the details and links are in the description.
I'm Neil Mossey and I'll see you on the very next episode of Great British YouTubers.
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