This is my favourite smoothie recipe for my Nutribullet blender. I'll walk you through my favourite fruit and vegetable ingredients: melon, apple juice, seeds, blueberries, raspberries and ginger. And best of all, it's banana-free! That's right, a smoothie without banana. But there is carrot, and sometimes a mushroom. Really zingy and delicious.
How much does YouTube pay me for a video with 100K views?!
I go through all my YouTube Studio metrics for a video which has suddenly hit 100000 views in only a few months: revenue, money per 1000 views, CTR (click through rate), RPM (revenue per mille or 1 thousand views) and earnings for my whole YouTube channel. I also share how to look up how much I earn from each country on YouTube.
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This is going to be a long and chatty video where I go through how much YouTube pays me for this video that's got 100,000 views. I made this video exactly three months ago today, and it's just gone crazy! It's pulling in two to three thousand views per day, which for me is, I mean, it's viral! And I'm very aware that this could end instantly, so I want to capture my happiness and my joy while it's still happening. But more importantly, I want to share this with you to show you what happens when a video takes off and gets 100,000 views.
I'm going to show you everything, like I always do on these videos, so as many metrics as possible and statistics and click-through rates... But the focus on this video is the money.
And I'm going to compare it with another video on my other channel that also took off about the same time on the same trajectory but then suddenly stops. Look at this nice Peak that started going up, and then it just dropped. And I'm worried that's exactly what's going to happen with this star performing video.
Hello, my name's Neil Mossey. I'm a development producer helping High achieving creators and performers just like you - high five - don't leave me hanging, to get your ideas out onto here on YouTube to make the world Happy. The idea of this channel is that I'm sharing my Journey on YouTube and sharing tips and tricks that have helped me on my YouTube channel to see if they can help you. But I'm in completely new territory with this... because usually my videos get about 600 to 1000 views per day.
About three months ago, I saw this problem on Facebook. Someone was talking about how they were running out of space on Google storage, and I had a workaround for it. So I thought, why not share it on this channel, and I made this video about how to reduce the file sizes of your photos and videos on Google storage or Google Drive. I promise I'm going to show you how much money YouTube has paid me for this, but let me quickly show you a thing called Impressions, which is the number of thumbnails for this video that YouTube has served. And it's served in three months, 1.3 million impressions, and the click-through rate... So that is the percentage of people who have clicked on the thumbnail is 6.6%. But something really weird happened around here. Can you see this, this crater, this drop here? I'm sharing this in case this happens for one of your videos that takes off, so it peaks around here, uh, 50,000 thumbnails that it's offered on YouTube for people to click on the video, and then it plummets. And it really plummets, uh, on the 28th of January. And you can see it kind of dips there, and if I look at the views, the views do exactly the same thing. So they crater in exactly the same shape. But what's really strange is the click-through rate. For, we're talking about the 28th of January, the click-through rate goes up! So instead of cratering, it actually does a hump and goes all the way up to 8.3 percent. So at the time when the views and the impressions drop, the click-through rate actually went up, which to me suggests that the YouTube algorithm is trying out on other people, and it actually found a better fit because more people clicked on the thumbnail to watch the video. You don't want to see this, you want to see the money. Let's click the revenue tab.
I'm gonna blur out the money. How much do you think I got for 100,000 views? Here we go, hold your breath.
$526 that this video has earned in the last 90 days. Let's go for the lifetime. $527, I left one dollar off the table. Let me go back to the 90 days because you'll be able to see how much I've earned each day. To start the beginning, when it was released, the video was doing about 30 cents a day. Then after Christmas, it just rocketed. Maybe it's because people are in the new year or after the Christmas holidays. They want to sort their phone out, you know, they've got some time on their hands. It just really took off and it didn't stop. If I compare this with the views, you can see it's a really similar picture. So we have this really big peak here, the trough, and then a lower peak.
Let's go back to the money again. It kind of goes up to the peak. The most it earned in one day was $17.80, and then it dropped again, and then it's gone back up again. This performance dwarfs all of the other 250 videos that I have on my channel combined. They do not get as many views or revenue as this one video. And it really does your head in because obviously, I'm delighted. I'm absolutely cockahoop!
I’m over the moon that one video can pull in $500 in a couple of months. I mean, it's absolutely fantastic, but it does this thing to you, and you've probably had this with your videos, where you think, "I only need five other videos like that, and I can go full-time on YouTube." It's taken me 250 videos to actually hit this one video that has knocked it out of the park.
So what I'm learning from this, I think, is that I'm getting better at YouTube? Maybe my decision to niche the channel, this video, this topic isn't really in my niche. It's sort of related to making videos, but not much. I think this video topic of Google storage is more global. It's something that lots of people are looking up. YouTube's done something really annoying with the studio metrics and figures here, and that is to remove a figure called RPM. So every time I look at my videos and share them with you, the playlist for those videos, by the way, is down in the description. Usually, I'm able to tell you how much I earn per 1,000 views, how many dollars per 1,000 views, YouTube payment. We've now got that in a little box down here, the last 90 days. That's pretty much for the lifetime of the video. I'm earning $4.53 for every 1,000 views. If I click on "see more," I'm going to click on RPM to see how the RPM has fluctuated. So at the start, the RPM, by the way, is the number of dollars per 1,000 views. It's called revenue per mille. It's using a very fancy Latin word because the advertising industry uses that, and I always mock it every time we bring it up. But the RPM, like four days in, was at $12 per thousand views, and then it kind of bumps along. We're kind of averaging at $4.50 per 1,000 views in the last seven days. That's overall, so in the last week, the RPM is nearer $4.59. It's still doing pretty much the same, isn't it?
Let me compare this with another video that, around the same time at Christmas, it took off and I got really excited because I thought I had two channels bringing in lots of revenue. This video here is about how our walls are leaking and it's just a vlog of me during vlogmas trying to waterproof the house. I released this video and look, it just went boom with the views. In one day, first day was 38 views, next day 285, 433. It hit a thousand views in three days which again was phenomenal for either channel. And with the revenue, the revenue suddenly went up astronomically in two days. I know it doesn't look like much, 50 cents a day, but you know that's 15 a month which for one video is really good for me. But let me show you what happened. I'll show you the whole month. It just drops like a stone and it stayed there ever since. Look, so the views went up fantastic, we're on our way and then it just plummeted. I have no idea why it did that. If I look in the reach, the impressions do the same thing, the click-through rate does the same thing. It's so cruel. It's so cool for the last 90 days for that video. It looks even more bizarre, look at that big lump in the middle of nowhere, the obelisk . And the same with the revenue. I really honestly thought this video was going to take off. So you really can't predict what YouTube is going to do with your video. I don't know what's going to happen now because I would be very comfortable with this one video just bringing in quietly ten dollars a day. That would be wonderful. I'm going to quickly click all of the tabs in case you're interested. In case you want to compare it with your examples, here's the reach with the impressions, the thumbnails, click-through rates, views, and unique viewers. Those are new viewers to the channel. The engagement, three minutes 34 is high for this channel because I do a lot of how-tos, so people tend to watch for a short time per video. The audience, this is interesting, there's a split on the age and gender demographics and the geographies, now this flicks, this does flick around. So for 90 days, India has 26% of my views, the United States has 21%. Interestingly, I'm from the UK, I have a UK voice, but only 4% of my views are from the United Kingdom, which is good because the United Kingdom does not pay so much as the United States. India pays even less. So let's show what this geography is like for the last seven days and see how it compares. So we'll go from 90 days to seven days, and it's still India, still India at the top and United States. Let's try 28 days. So this video is doing really well in India. Hello India, if you're watching this because of this video, it's really good to have you here, and hi if you're from the United States. Bring your friends because the US views pay so much more than most other countries. If I go into the countries, should we put the revenue? Let's see if I can put estimated revenue. Yeah, there we go. Okay, so here's the breakdown of how much each country brings in. So we've got the views on the right-hand side and the money that each country brings in. I'll scroll down. United States, with 2,600 views, has brought in forty dollars the last seven days. Let's do the lifetime. Let's do the lifetime, so in total of 25,000 views from the US, that's brought in 347. My next best audience, although I've only had nearly 5,000 views, that's really thirteen thirty-seven dollars. Canada and Australia tend to pay more than the UK, but I've had fewer views from those territories, and India with a whopping 30,000 views. So that's more than the 25,000 from the US, has brought in 24 dollars. I still love to have you here, my audience in India. It's so good to see you say hi in the comments because, uh, you send the friendliest messages as well. I really appreciate it. YouTube does a strange thing though, because there are more views from India than the US, and it brings in less than a tenth of the money as the US audience. If this video is helping, thanks so much for hitting the thumbs up or the Subscribe button, or maybe even both. It's really awesome because it helps me to keep this channel going. And you might like these videos here, all about how much money I earn on a month by month basis here on YouTube. Can you please help my dad get to 1 million subscribers? Just click on his face. Thanks bye. Can we have dinner now?
How do you get a job for your teenage kids? The Ultimate Father-Son Bonding Activity: Helping him deliver leaflets and destroying my hand. My son has a leaflet round, so I went out with him to chat and try to help... but I think I got in the way of his deliveries. Together, we learn about hard work and making a living as we deliver Chinese restaurant menus, leaflets, and local magazines through the doors. Follow our journey as we're getting paid, while sharing our struggles and triumphs in working together as Dad and son. If you're interested in teaching your child about financial literacy, generating revenue and earning money, this is the perfect video for you! We only got yelled at once. Find out how much cash it actually earns.
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Yeah... so I don't know how to start this video.
This is the dad delivers Vlog where... uh we're trying...
Yeah, right, what?
I don't get it?
Literally, you're delivering stuff.
Oh yeah! No, we ARE delivering - this really is Dad Celivers where uh we try something new to make your family happy and today we're making our family Happy by delivering some leaflets!
And getting paid 8p a magazine.
I'm gonna try and take you on this journey with us just to show you what it's like.
I, uh, did my... cut my thumbnail... no my fingernail in the letterbox.
It's uh quite easy to do.
How about you rip it off?
What's the what's the hardest part of doing this job?
Just having to walk all the way to every single house and individually putting it... risking your fingers...
Yep I've cut my finger all the time because of the paper as well, it hurts.
Yeah paper cuts... paper cuts is a thing!
Just throw me... you need some now?
Just throw me one.
Do you need these as well?
I need two.
That's not two.
Hey have any of these said we're not supposed to deliver?
I didn't even check the list. Oh! I didn't even check the list.
What do you mean?
Well it's on the list - which ones not to deliver to.
Ah, just do it as usual.
So you don't like the paper cuts, or the long walks, or the long walks or the fresh air!
And no I like that, but yeah you know the little um things on the brushes?
Oh the brushes inside the letter boxes.
Yeah they're a bit of a pain.
Did you do that one?
I did it.
I did it.
Oh, you did it.
Did you ever have a pager?
I did! Oh - I loved it. I absolutely loved it.
People really like it still
Do you think if I made them a thing again people would buy it?
Who did you page?
Well I used it for work when I was at CNN. What's great was they call you...
So um it meant that you could choose who you spoke to.
It's not like now where you've got to like completely keep looking at your phone for every single half message and post.
At least with a pager you knew that someone really wanted to get in touch with you.
Which was kind of nice.
I just threw it in and it... I knew that letterbox was weak so I literally just pushed it through and it all went through.
Ah that’s good. Here, take all of them.
You get paged?!
What are the good things about doing this?
Huh, what are the good things?
8p per magazine obviously...
I've done it again!
Which one are you doing?
The walking, the fresh air... that's good.
What else? Is that it? Yeah.
Dad why don't we have a ring?
Why don't we have what?
Yeah I don't... I don't want to be looking at everyone who visits our... our home.
Do you know what I think people do with the ring door cameras?
I think they record the person's face who's at the door...
And then they do a reverse Google image search to see who they are.
That's why I've...
But you’re bald so it’d come up with anything.
It could come up with...
Like that footballer...
Like the footballer or the bloke off of EastEnders.
Forgotten his name!
Do you know what would literally make me quit?
If those things were um if this whole thing was symmetrical...
What and you just had to do one long street?
For 470 homes?
Yeah that would suck. It does break it up a bit I suppose, isn't it?
Having your fingers snapped by the letterboxes.
What I like about this round...
Is that we're helping to spread the message of our favourite Chinese restaurant.
I don’t want it to go out of business.
I like it, but...
Yeah! I don't like Chinese food.
I don't think Covid was too kind to...
They've got weird tasting vegetables and they ruin it with sauce.
Oh right, what Chinese?!
How could you say such a thing!
You take that one I'll take this one.
Why, because it's got a Tesla?
Yeah - you want the Tesla.
You could buy one of those if you had a million Subs.
You could buy two.
We just got yelled at for the first time, haven’t we?
Uh, oh yeah!
He sort of ran out and sort of went... “OI! Don't want these !”
And he sort of pushed them back in my hand. What do you think about that?
I completely understand his...
He took it too wrong.
I did that... it's a shame that we had that one yell right at the end.
So is there anything you want to ask me?
Uh, oh, did you do anything like this?
I did! I had a paper round.
Of course you did.
And it really sucked because I had the situation you're in, where I knew it was getting really bad rates. I had like really heavy newspapers. This was in the decade where Rupert Murdoch made the newspapers huge!
And on a Sunday it was like each newspaper cost about half a kilogram - weighed about half a kilogram.
How many did you have to do?
I had to do, like... I think about 75 of them? Okay. They were ridiculous.
Still that's quite bad...
So I had enough - so this is what was painful.
I had enough. I did it for a few months!
And I went to the newsagent, said I've had enough. And he said would you take like 50% more money?
And I thought “well you could have like offered that earlier!”
And that's what taught me that, don't take what you're offered, because it's always going to be bad.
Yeah and if they really really want you then you can ask what you want...
Exactly, well exactly, exactly!
And then he doubled the rate! He doubled the money! And that really made me angry! You got more money?
I didn't do it, no I didn't do it. I stopped doing it, because I thought well...
You could have done that earlier.
I think you taught that man a lesson!
Well you're right! What sort of lesson, by working for little money and then leaving!
But it did teach me to not worry about asking for more, if you're being paid by the hour, or by the day, or by the leaflet.
Oh what would you rather have?
Would you rather be paid a thousand pounds every day, yeah?
Or half a mil every year?
Yeah - but like do you know, I mean like you cannot... you're only paid at the end of the year. Yeah.
What would you do?
What's the choice?
Yeah, no... I think... I think I'd really enjoy that year, looking forward to it.
But I'd be worried - I'd be secretly worried that I wouldn't actually get the money.
Ah. I wouldn't... No, you would get the money.
So when you first got this job, we thought that you'd be getting 10p...
I thought literally... I thought because that's what it said!
Yeah, well it did yeah!
But they... they only meant that for one month and then the other rate that they didn't tell us about was that it's actually...
They didn't tell us that.
It’s 7p. Because they didn't put the word 7p anywhere
Right... right and then they increased it to 8p again without telling you, but you thought you were doing 10 per leaflet.
Exactly! Where's my 2p?!
So how do you... how do you feel about all of that now?
Do you want to do this for another month? Or is this the last month?
I don't know because first off I literally... I would be fine if I was just being paid 10p a round.
Will you be okay with that?
Yeah 10 or 11p.
But knowing that it could be 10p and it isn't 10p...
That's not good. That’s annoying.
Is spoiling it.
I hate that.
Yeah but it racks up to like... yeah yeah no no no I know, I know!
I'm just saying that the small difference means a lot.
I mean there's like the whole 10 quid! Yeah.
And also they didn't pay me properly the first time!
I've just noticed that all the cars are driving really slowly because I'm holding a camera up and wearing a high vis vest!
Transform Your Living Room with the ultimate Ikea sofa that turns into a double bed. Filmed 2020!
Putting this Ikea sofa bed together, took a while... so sharing it as a how to assemble Ikea Gronlid 2-seater sofa-bed... our couch that folds out into a bed. I share how we put this together, complete with cushions, mattress and sofa cover.
Watch me build an Ikea Gronlid sofa-bed with a malfors sofabed mattress, which turns from a 2-seater sofa into a comfortable double bed. Follow along with my step-by-step instructions and learn how to assemble the frame, put on the arms and mattress, and iron the dark grey washable covers. Whether you have limited space or overnight guests, this is the perfect solution for your home. Upgrade your home with the best fold out 2-seater couch that turns into a bed.
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This is the mattress, and then there are two main sections that come in boxes... they come up to my stomach!
So then there are two Gronlid bases, and then the covers come in two boxes so this big cover. And I don't know why, when we ordered these separately... I don't know how that can cost 40 pounds for delivery, but it does.
“I want to be the cameraman!”
Hang on, no, I need... I need it up high.
“Then I can stand on a stool!”
So I have no idea where to start with any of this.
I guess I'm gonna have to open one of these first.
A or B?
A or B, comment down below!
And this is what the Smedsbyn base looks like.
It's the Ikea scissors!
Oh! You’re supposed to have your boyfriend help you, by lifting it clear so you can do the bolts.
Next we take this spare slat. As we take this over here.
Fold this down and bring the net over the Bar. Ow! I'm going to put this on.
And then these two screws, and then we'll fix the net down over the strut.
It's a bit difficult getting from side to side!
Now next is the mattress!
So now I get to fold it back up into itself to put the covers and cushions on next.
So this goes... so you lift this up.
Whoa it works! So next come the Gronlid covers
I love ironing.
It is me doing it!
Okay next bit is this cover
Yes so it's done!
Erm, except the arms!
That was hard!
If I fold this back - put the seat cushions on.
This is the Gronlid, the Gronlid sofa bed.
I need to film some shots of this before, you know, the kids spill something all over it.
Oh man what do you think?
And if you have any questions, put them in the... in the comments below - be great to hear from you.
Just say hi - just to know that somebody reached this point in the video, would mean a lot to me. And good luck with your Ikea Gronlid sofa bed.
I hope you have many happy nights on it.
I'm gonna sleep on it like this I think.
Can you please help my dad get to 1 million subscribers just click on his face thanks bye! Can we have dinner now?
YouTube themselves dropped this advice on THUMBNAILS into my YouTube Studio app, and sharing their tips and advice with you step by step. I also cover what I currently use to make thumbnails with all the links below!
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Hello welcome back to the Happy Hut. I'm Neil and there is something very wrong with the planet if the United Kingdom could look like this in the middle of November!
I think I'll... I'll leave a link to the Carbon Almanac in the corner.
But the other impending doom that you and I have got is our next thumbnail!
Do you hate making thumbnails? I do... sorry I don't want to crush this little... I've got this little mushroom that's growing out of the table here, and I know that if I put my elbow down... it's gonna wreck it. I should just get rid of it.
I don't want to touch it.
You and I hate making thumbnails and I think the YouTube studio app sensed this, because... let me put it up on screen now.
Maybe I should reframe the camera?
I've got my phone on the side of the screen here.
On the analytics tab on the YouTube studio app, look!
I got this odd tablet saying “Top tips for thumbnails” so I clicked on it and a lovely refreshing message I... I think I was aware of this but it's always good to get a reminder:
“Thumbnails help viewers choose you, let's see how your thumbnails are doing”
So I thought I'd share this... this wisdom with you directly from the YouTube app and we'll work through this together.
“These thumbnails are working well” it says, so these three thumbnails... I don't think these are my greatest hits uh, so I don't know how they've arrived at these three thumbnails. I guess they've based it on click-through rate. And I'm a bit wary of click-through rate.
Click-through rate is the percentage of viewers who click on the thumbnail. So if YouTube shows your thumbnails 100 times and 10 people click on those thumbnails, then your click-through rate is 10 percent.
The thing is though, I have absolutely no control over where YouTube shows my thumbnails. The thumbnails are called Impressions on your analytics, and sometimes the Impressions will just suddenly go up... or what I've got at the moment on one of my channels is that the Impressions dropped... but interestingly the click-through rate stayed the same. In fact I think... I think it's increased slightly.
Now I have no control over YouTube doing this A/B testing over time, so to become obsessed with my click-through rate, I think, is a bad idea... so apparently these thumbnails are doing good at the moment.
“Here's how to give your thumbnails every chance to smile”
I do appreciate these little uh slideshows.
“Make sure that they're clear and easy to read”
Now I'd like to think that these thumbnails were chosen algorithmically to... to help inspire me but actually they're just my last nine thumbnails. But anyway it says “thumbnails change sizes on different devices, so use high resolution images and text”
“Stand out next to other thumbnails. Your thumbnails should preview your videos and Spark curiosity”
“Always remember to find your style. Familiar colours, faces and fonts help viewers return to your channel.”
“Keep it simple. Bold colours and designs are catchy but too much is overwhelming” and “Target your audience. Match designs to your viewers preferences and familiarity with you.”
Now I don't know how... how do you make your thumbnails?
Leave me a comment below let me know how you're getting on with... with the whole thumbnail business.
There are three really great places to make thumbnails if you're looking.
Now I'm no fan of Adobe because they charged me for a Year's subscription when I wanted a month... and then just billed me anyway when I cancelled it.
So it's always good to get something free from Adobe, and this is called Adobe Express.
I use Adobe Express purely for removing background images. They've got like a remove background tool. It's incredible.
And then I export that foreground image with the background removed and I'll put that into my keynote - which is what I use.
I'll show you that in a second. The other great place that all vloggers and YouTubers seem to go is canva. And I've used canva. I like to edit my pictures locally so I use a thing called Keynote which is on the Mac, and it's the free PowerPoint presentation app. What's brilliant with keynote is... apart from it being free and available on any Mac device... All the images, all the slides are 16x9 and it's the same shape as the video. It's the same shape as the thumbnail that YouTube wants.
It's incredible. It's so easy to just move text around and import images and it comes free. I think it's on the iPhone. It's definitely on the iPad and any Mac.
That's what I've been using and I think my thumbnails have been getting better.
That's why I wanted to make this video, to try and encourage you to shake things up a bit with... with your thumbnails.
But what do you use?
Leave a comment below, I'd love to hear some more places for making thumbnails. And this YouTube slideshow ends with a link to this video which is a tutorial about titles and thumbnails. It's about seven minutes long - it helps inspire to make more.
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Hello, this is the Dad Delivers vlog where we try new things to make your family happy and the new thing today is this. It's a Benchmarx kitchen. I'm in my sister's house. You said that it's quite difficult to find Benchmarx kitchens.
This one, because it's a new colour, Driftwood Blue. And on their site it looks really blue but it's come out more grey here, which is what we were after. The cupboards are called Cambridge and the colour is Driftwood Blue. Oh Driftwood Blue: You said it's really difficult to find things online for Driftwood Blue.
Now it looks like I'm really hogging the camera because you're not that keen to actually be on camera. I don't want to be on camera.
Yeah, you don't want to be on camera.
So I'll just do all the talking.
And look, I'll show you some photos before.
My sister's given me these pictures.
This is how the kitchen looked before.
So this is what it looks like now. It's like a through way from the door, whereas before there was an island that kind of obstructed the door, didn't it?
You sort of walked in and it was there already. Let me show you the other side.
And you've kept the layout the same.
We moved, yeah, pretty much. We moved the doorway, I mean we, our brilliant builders, moved the doorway to the left a bit.
The back bit hasn't been done yet. That'll be made into a utility room next month.
This is a bit of kitchen, a bit of kitchen inspo.
So obviously it's not finished yet, but you're going to have a different floor?
Yeah, probably some sort of oak vinyl. Kind of similar to this colour?
Yeah, a bit darker.
And you were telling me about the sink. I like your organizer there.
But the sink, you've got...
Is it? Franke tap.
That's from Amazon.
I'll put a link in the description.
So we don't know how to pronounce it, Franke or Franke, do you remember me?
Tap. I love this tap, Baz, because...
It's really nice and sturdy.
I hate our new kitchen tap.
It's like this but smaller, and we thought smaller would be nicer, but it just means you've got to constantly lean over to get to the tap.
Whereas this one, if you're planning a kitchen, make sure that the tap comes at least half... halfway, otherwise you're going to get a bad back stretching over, trust me. And you'll also end up splashing the back as well. This is a nice sink?
Your builder said not many people go for the Franke taps.
No, he said Frankie used to just be really... the price was so ridiculously high that you wouldn't get them in normal kitchens, but they've obviously brought the prices down a bit now to make them... I think that was 200 quid from Screwfix.
Okay, so I like that. It's got hot and cold...
And the sink is Benchmarx, and it's abode? Abode brand. Benchmarks supply a lot of stuff to Wickes, so almost everything you see in here you'll see similar in Wickes.
Both Benchmarx and Wickes do this sort of worktop. It's acrylic.
Let's talk about the counter. So acrylic counter worktop.
So it's a similar price to stone, but you're more guaranteed a smoother colour.
Like we chose white and it's consistently white all the way through.
And you can cut on it, spill bolognese on it, all that sort of thing, and it wipes down fine.
So you're worried with stone that the colour would be really super inconsistent, at least with this, you know what you're getting.
Interesting. Yeah, we went the opposite. We went for this design that we didn't know how it was going to look in the end. So I guess that's one of your choices.
The other design choice that you have, again, is the thickness. You've gone for a really elegant...
That's the acrylic ones. They're all like this. They're really thin.
And then your builder, it comes very straight, and then your builder can use his special machine to cut it at whatever angle you want, like rounded or a bit more shapely.
I love, I love her injured hand as well. That's really good.
That should be the thumbnail.
And the... And the handles... The handles here, if I could go up here, it'd be a lot easier, wouldn't it? The handles, these are the ones you've chosen.
Everything you see here, you can get from Benchmarx or Wickes.
So Benchmarx, is Benchmarx the same as Wickes, do you think?
Similar, so... Well, actually, no, not the same, because that came from Screwfix, but actually, they might not have this particular style of cupboard in Wickes.
This might be specific to Benchmarks. So, a lot of things like the handles and the worktop...
Yeah. And sorry for the noise in the background, we've got a tumble dryer going nuts. And the oven, how are you finding the oven? We've got an AEG top oven and a bottom oven and you've got...
We're not sure what we've got.
It's not a second oven, it's a microwave and a grill.
And I haven't read the instructions yet so I don't know if it's an oven as well
oh it's a microwave combi oven okay so I think it might be a microwave and an oven and a grill
And will you... will you use this as your main microwave?
Yes. Do you think okay and then you've gone for the oven down here main oven now that's not fair!
That's not fair because with our AEG oven - they gave us like one of these
oh did this come with all three?
We got all... that's ours... yeah it came with the probe, the three drawers, no two metal drawers, and the roasting slash grill.
That's great, that's fantastic... maybe they've listened to all the complaints because um some ovens they literally just come with one of these which is really mean
yeah especially as we had the two ovens!
You haven't regretted this?
This is a good oven?
We haven't worked out... but it seems to be... it's got lots of instructions about baking which I don't do... but if you like cakes it's got some... well at the bottom that you pour a bit of water in and then it's got some special settling...
It's got a well?
That adds moisture: it's got a little dip to put water in... put water in!
It's to create moisture and humidity in your cooking to make very moist cakes I think
but I don't bake so I didn't pay much attention to that bit...
yeah and you've got some Thunderbird style numbering for the shelves - that's handy
Again we haven't got any of this - that's really good!
The buttons are really nice as well because usually they're a bit plasticky but they feel...
What bothers my husband - yeah - he spent ages making sure that we got a top thing and a bottom thing that matched
And the colour is very slightly different on that clock to that clock which I never would have noticed! It was the first thing he noticed!
AND you've actually got two clocks there which would also be irritating if... but yeah yeah look!
They're about 30 seconds out from each other I think.
Yeah that's a bit strange isn't it because if you're going for a combi or if you're going for two ovens... why why would you duplicate...
yeah same brand... why duplicate the... so these are all things that you might want to take into consideration when you are designing your kitchen.
Oh our builder did this nice thing here, against the chimney breast - yeah - because we couldn't knock it out.
I've got a mini cupboard - yeah - a little larder. Our ketchup cupboard!
Ketchup cupboard! Ah that's brilliant now you've got an oil cupboard... oh that's really sweet.
That'd be like having wine bottles but bottles of oil... that's fantastic yeah
That's an amazing idea can you see the elixir up there
AND my husband had an amazing idea, can you see the Alexa up there?
There's an Alexa up there? Yeah, look at that! He asked the builder to put a single socket right at the top... so we don't have to drag the wire down the cupboards.
Yeah because choosing where to put the power sockets is... is horrendous because you don't... you don't know whether you're going to go for too much... too many or too few and what you've done which is nice...
I'll go to one of these! I don't... yeah i've not seen these
I think he got them from B&Q
Look at that - it's a USB-C - or possibly screwfix - right - I can't remember where they're from - so it's got USB-C built-in, which... you're watching this in the future where this might be normal - but that's a new feature
Well, you WILL be watching... by definition, you're going to be watching this in the future! Uh so you've gone for two power sockets on this side and two on this side - USB - and one at the top - Alexa port, that's fantastic!
The first time in 8 years we've now got a hob where we don't need to use a match!
This... this is the hob that you've gone for: it's AEG and ahhh...
I've got it straight from their website.
That looks fantastic and you went for gas rather than induction?
Yes because... I just like gas where you can go straight from high to low - yeah -
and I've heard people say that although inductions say that they do that, they're not super good at going straight from - yeah - really hot to - yeah - a really slow simmer
Yeah the other thing we've got with an induction hob is that if your pots aren't completely 100% smooth and clean... you just need like one little scratch or dent and it just... it just really grinds the the induction surface... so ours is all scratched up after a year but this? You can just thonk the... thonk the pots down, turn it on instantly although who knows how long we'll have the gas!
Well yeah obviously lots of reasons why it might not be a great idea to go for it but right now I'm really happy with our gas hob!
Oh that's great and the splashbacks aren't up yet. What do you think they're gonna go for?
No, they're over two weeks. They're gonna be glass, matte, I think they're called white marble and again you can get them from Benchmarx or Wickes.
It's called white Carrara. What's white Carrara? Sorry it's my kids looting your kitchen. What's it called? AluSplash, that's it. The brand is AluSplash. Alu Splash. White Carrara. White Carrara? It sounds like a car. It does and Benchmarx also call it white Carrara
and Wickes call it white marble. It's all the same thing, it's glass but it's matte... the one we've chosen... so the whole thing will be matte. These drawers look great. Nice soft close drawers underneath. Oh yeah the cupboards and drawers are soft close.
But you can get it all the way right under the hob which is really good.
Look at that. I didn't think you'd be able to do that.
We've got really tall cupboards and we've gone three high with the shelves rather than the two levels we had before.
Oh let's go for lighting.
Oh we already had these so just daylight bulbs.
I think they're from B&Q.
And you've designed the whole kitchen around these shades.
Well we did. That was the only bit that we decided to keep and it was just lucky that we chose a kitchen that's the same colour as the light shades!
Yeah I think it's great. It's a really nice colour, Driftwood Blue because it's the sort of colour where you can't quite decide if it's blue or grey.
I quite like that.
I like that it's come out a lot more grey than blue, and it looks the same sort of shade in the daylight as it does now with the... with the lights on.
Well thank you for showing us around your kitchen because you said that there are no or hardly any Benchmarx... Not with this colour because it's new.
Yeah with this colour.
Yeah. So I hope that's helpful and I hope you've enjoyed this little nose around my sister's kitchen. I am calling this a Dad Delivers SUCCESS!
This is great isn't it? Doing it with... as a vertical video. I've not done this before to this extent. I think down here is where the video is going to appear. Right down there is what YouTube thinks you want to see next!
How do you download ALL of your Google Photos and Videos?
I share how to download individual photos and videos from Google Photos, as well as in bulk and by day or date... But this isn't great for downloading the entire contents of all our photos and videos from Google for backing up or saving to a different storage. If you're facing the Google Drive storage full problem, there's a way to backup your Google photos by downloading them using Google Takeaway.
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0:38 How to download photos and videos from Google photos: problem
1:33 How to download all my Google Photos and videos at once, using Google Takeout in one go
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How do we download all our photos and videos from Google photos?
Like me, you might have hit your free 15GB storage limit on Google and want to download them... so you can delete your photos and videos to free up that storage and get your Google account working again. Or you might just want to back up your photos and videos to store them somewhere else, like your laptop or these hard drives!
Hello I'm Neil, welcome back to the Happy Hut.
You and I are going to download to keep forever every photo and video Google has ever stored on us.
First let's go into Google Photos and I'll show you the problem with downloading this way.
This is my Google photos account and say I want to download this photo of my bench.
I just click on the tick in the corner to select it... or I can select a few pictures... or even the tick next to the day to select ALL the photos for that day.
Then we'll go up to the top of the Google photos page: we have these icons.
But we want THIS menu button with the three dots, which brings up these options.
Obviously we want to download, and that starts the download to wherever we want to save them.
So if I click on “Show in Finder”, those photos have been downloaded here as a zip file, so I'll unzip them and there they are.
But this is a terrible way to download all our pictures and videos.
It would mean a lot of clicking and ticking to get everything.
Instead, we are going to go here: takeout.google.com
Google Takeout is the place where we can download all of our data that Google holds on us.
Don’t forget to double check on the top right hand corner that you're logged in on the right Google account. Just click on this Avatar here.
This is just a little bit terrifying because this is the list of all the Google products storing my data. We've got Fit and podcasts... Gmail... and all of them are ticked for download.
We just want Google Photos so let's deselect all those check boxes and thankfully it's in alphabetical order, so go back down to Google photos. There it is, and we'll tick that box and that highlights these windows here.
It shows the formats that you can download in.
You can also select individual albums but we want to export everything so we'll just leave everything ticked.
Now we can scroll down and click on “next step” and this brings up some options for the download. So I'm going to choose to “send download link via email”.
I want to export it once, and I want to export it as a zip file.
You can also choose the size of chunks that you download your information in.
I'm going to click on 10GB and now we can go down to the button here: “Create Export” and that shows us that the export’s in progress. Now the friendly message here reminds us that this process can take a long time. Let's do a time jump!
Well I wasn't expecting this! It took about one minute. I've got this email here: “Your Google data is ready to download”. That was so fast! Let's click on “Download your files” and it might need to check your password but it brings us to “Manage your exports”. And I can now click on this button down here, and we are now downloading this file down in the corner.
Let's open up the folder, and there is incredibly all of our photos and videos.
We can obviously store these wherever we like, forever!
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The ultimate bathroom upgrade: transforming our toothbrush and sink area with the IKEA Brogrund bathroom shelf! How do you put up an IKEA Brogrund bathroom glass shelf? We've been using an IKEA Mosslanda picture shelf in the bathroom, which was great at first. But over time the water from the toothbrushes sink in and destroy it. So we've gone for a stylish metal and glass proper IKEA bathroom shelf... but it means installing it. So I show you how to measure, level and drill the shelf above our bathroom sink.
0:00 Best IKEA bathroom glass shelf? Brogrund toothbrush shelf
1:48 How to put up IKEA Brogrund bathroom glass shelf assembly instructions
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Ikea bathroom shelf!
How do you put up an Ikea bathroom shelf?
The Brogrund bathroom shelf
Hello my name's Neil - I'm an Ikea dad what... aren't we all?
I try to encourage myself to get things out of boxes and uh to to actually put things up
so the way I'm doing that is to do it on camera, which sort of makes it harder.
But at least I know that I might be helping something else with my struggle with the putting up of the Ikea things.
Today we're going to be putting up this! It is the Brogrund bathroom shelf but the great thing is it replaces another Ikea product that was never intended to be put in the bathroom by Ikea.
Let me show you this, is actually the Mosslanda art shelf.
You’re supposed to put pictures on this... Not toothbrushes and toothpaste and other things that I've removed.
It served us really well for... for five pounds or I think it's five dollars it’s... it's lasted sort of okay.
The trouble is, because it's made of this kind of MDF... it doesn't cope very well with the pounding that it takes from me and my family with our regular toothbrushing.
So we're gonna remove these and I think Mrs Ikeadad is going to be very happy that we are going to remove the picture shelf that was never meant for use in bathrooms.
This is where I've stored my Ikea bathroom shelf: on top of my Godmorgon bathroom storage cabinet. Hey would you like a look inside?
The video is not supposed to be about the Godmorgon bathroom storage cabinet: it's lovely.
We've had this for about five years. It was really difficult to put up...
My first step is of course the coffee... cup of coffee. I should get some branded mugs shouldn't I?
I've got the screwdriver finally so now we can undo this.
I'm gonna do it one-handed so I won't be able to catch it when it falls... down it comes...
So it's down.
I think the family are going to be really happy about this going.
Look at the state of it! Oh my goodness. Next we can delicately unbox the Brogrund bathroom cabinet... you know bathroom shelf it's not a cabinet.
Be careful! You've gotta be careful because there is glass in this.
It comes wrapped. You get a metal like bar thing that holds the... the glass shelf.
To show you some of the detail here: look at tha,t so this feels really solid.
This feels much better obviously than my five dollar picture shelf.
So if I measure and find the midpoint... oh why is this so hard?!
Half of 77 quick! 33.5... no it's it's 38.5
I'm gonna need to hold these up because if I made them flush with the tile... it wouldn't allow for space between the plates and the edge of the cabinet shelf holder.
Drill a hole there and a hole there.
Time for drilling. I'm gonna go for a number six drill bit to fit this raw plug but I'm going to get a smaller drill bit to start with... just to get a pilot hole just so that... because it's a lot easier to be a bit more accurate with this, and to actually make the hole.
And then I'll make it bigger with the proper number six.
Ah it didn't go quite as straight as I've hoped.
Here’s the moment of truth to see if these fit in the holes... yes number one... yes number two... I was worried about that one... yes to number three fantastic!
And final one oh please be a winner here we go... number four dammit! There's some brick dust inside oh no...
Number four please please please...
I wouldn't usually do this but I think it would help to clean up the mess so that the Shelf can actually sit neatly on the tiles there.
Yeah both plates are up. Let me put the camera up here.
The next thing we've got to whoa!
You have to hook it over the the metal plates.
Now there is some flexibility in the Shelf to bend it ever so slightly so now both of those are in that's it!
It's up! It feels really solid, that's good. It was a bit of a pain but it doesn't feel like it's going to fall off the wall.
We now get the Allen key and we'll tighten up those screws at the bottom of each side of the Ikea Brogrund shelf and it's on... it's fixed so next one I've still got some battery left.
I unwrapped the glass Shelf so I put the curved side front and it just sits on the pegs.
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