Wednesday 23 December 2020

My home YouTube STUDIO TOUR My lighting for Zoom & YouTube videos how to

This is my latest home YouTube home studio tour, showing how I arrange the best budget camera lighting and sound for my YouTube channel and Zoom calls. Equipment list below! 👇👇👇

My home YouTube STUDIO TOUR | My lighting for Zoom & YouTube videos how to

0:00 My home YouTube STUDIO TOUR | How to get best lighting for Zoom calls & YouTube videos 
1:14 YouTube studio tour in wooden garden office studio
1:30 My best YouTube camera: Sony ZV1 camera for vlogging
1:50 My tribute to Thames Television
2:10 Best budget lighting setup for YouTube videos and Zoom calls
2:30 Using a cheap waterproof GoPro LED light
3:15 Using LED strip lights for YouTube home studio filming
4:10 360 degree tour of the Happy Hut YouTube studio: best books for script writing LISTED BELOW
4:40 Ikea padded board for sound proofing
4:55 My best budget lapel microphone Boya BY-M1, video here: 
5:15 My Home YouTube Studio Tour influences videos: @SaraDietschy  @DSLRVideoShooter  @CaseyNeistat  Wildly Functional Studio



Hello, I've wanted to make this video for a very long time but it takes a degree of confidence to do this.
I don't even know if I'll release this but I have received a number of comments - very kind comments saying that they love how my shot looks here on YouTube and asking me how do I light my YouTube videos?

How... what lighting do I use to make my YouTube videos.
I don't think it's the best but I've been making lots and lots of little changes.
That's another reason why I've not made this video because the changes are happening all the time, so I thought in this video I'll show you everything.
I'm going to take you around... oh hello you're over there. 
I'm going to show you around the YouTube home studio and I'm going to show you some of the choices that I've made.

Maybe you'll make better choices, but this is what I've got.
It's a pretty budget setup but I'm going to walk you through some of the steps I've taken to make the picture warmer, because my videos used to look like this.

And they're good... I was happy with them, but over time I think I'm happier with how this shot looks right now.

I very rarely cut to this view where you get to see everything so I'm going to stay with this view... so if you just excuse me on this camera, camera one.
We'll come over to camera two.
Hello, ah come closer because we love you.

There you go, so this is the Happy Hut. 
This is my YouTube studio.
This is my YouTube studio setup.
Let's give you a 360 degree tour and I'm going to pick out some of the - woah, I'm tangled up.

I'm going to pick out some of the choices that I've made to try and make the the picture warmer, so the first thing right here is the first improvement was the Sony ZV1 camera or ZV 1.
I've made a number of videos about that but that has really improved the the picture quality and everything is mostly in focus now which is a huge help.

I don't know if I should show this, but this little thing on the side... 
When I was growing up, I grew up in in London and Thames Television was my local TV station.
I wanted one of these Thames Television cameras and look I've managed to get one.
I've also got an outside broadcast truck.

Again this isn't quite as good as the real thing, but anyway we're here for the lighting.
The... the first transformation was the rope lights.
I have this rope light around the room.
 I think it gives it a really nice warm glow.

I also have a couple of spotlights so there are a couple on the wall and there's this battery-operated one here just to give me a little kicker on the wall.
I really shouldn't be showing this but the one that really helps me is this one here.
It's a waterproof hand light that I got for my gopro and the way that works is I just put it there out of shot and it just brings up the armchair.
If I cut to this camera, this is what it looks like without the light.

The middle of the armchair looks a little dark so just give it a little... a little lift there.
I don't know if you can tell the difference.
I can tell the difference, so no one will ever notice that and everyone who's missed this video won't know that little secret.

Over here, let's pick up the camera again.
This is a massive change for me, I can turn this light off.
This is what the the room looks like without the light on, so it does have quite a pronounced effect.
I used to have was an LED strip behind the camera.
If I cut back to camera two I can switch it on. 
I've got a little switch there.

This... this kind of helped.
It got torn so it's supposed to be two strips there.
I don't know if I can get it going.

There, while the blue tack holds.
This used to be my lighting for some of my videos but I didn't like the lines.
It puts some white lines in my pupils and there was something that looked a bit odd and a bit off with that.
So I'll turn that off and then I bought this panel light here from a supermarket.

And it's just a domestic light but to me this feels great.
This is like a light box and I have it just off to one side, just to hit this side here and I have another lamp on this side which doesn't make that much difference.
It probably helps during the daytime more but you can see it's a bit... it's a bit too dark without it so I find it better to just have just a little bit of light there.

The hut is in a bit of a state at the moment.
The Happy Hut is a bit of a messy hut.

Let's pick out a couple of things.
On the bench behind, that I usually cover...
They're my scripts.

So I've got into a habit now of writing out bullet points in biro just to beat out some of the things that I want to cover on the videos.
That's a shot of some of my reference books for my script writing and over here I've got more LED lights.
I might put another strip at the back, but I got this from ikea.

It's going to feature on my ikea dad channel very soon.
It's a foam - sort of padded foam board that I want to use for soundproofing and I want to put that up on the on the roof around just to deaden the sound in here a bit.
I'm hoping Santa Claus is going to bring me a new lapel mic.

I love this mic it's the Boya BY-M1.
I have a whole video explaining why I love this microphone so much.
I'm going to see if I can upgrade a lapel mic just to see if the sound can be a bit better - a bit warmer?

So what do you think?
Is this helpful?
I absolutely love watching YouTube home studio tours.
I've seen my favorites are... you know... from Sara Dietschy and DSLRshooter...
And my favorite one of all is any video showing behind the scenes at Casey Neistat.

Obviously the master of the YouTube home studio tour, but if there's anything you want to see or if you can see any improvements that you would make to this setup, please leave a comment below.
It'd be lovely to hear from you, and leave a link to your home studio tours! 
I want to see your places as well.
If this video is helping why not give it a thumbs up to let me know, and obviously if you haven't subscribed yet as I experiment and tweak further.
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Monday 21 December 2020

What is my CTR? How much I make on YouTube AFTER deleting 145 videos on my channel

I deleted 145 videos from my YouTube channel - nearly half my videos! (I keep saying 146, it was 146)
Here's what happened next, and how much YouTube pays me.
Do I earn more YouTube ad revenue if I niche my channel?
What is my CTR click-through rate?

How much I make on YouTube AFTER deleting 145 videos on my channel... What is my CTR?

0:00 How much I make on YouTube AFTER deleting 146 videos on my channel
1:20 How much money to you earn each month from YouTube with 2000 subscribers?
1:55 How much revenue per watch time? What does YouTube pay me per 1000 views?
2:00 How I niche my YouTube channel. Do you earn more money?
3:55 What is my RPM? Revenue per 1000 views?
4:25 What is CTR, click through rate? What is an average CTR figure?
5:00 What is a good YouTube Average View Duration for me?
6:00 What is Key Moments For Audience Retention? What is a good drop off rate?
7:00 How does Top Geographies (where people watch my YouTube videos) affect my RPM?
9:06 My Trains and Travel channel LINK:



How much money does YouTube pay me this month: the month after I deleted 146 videos from this channel?
That's half my videos! 
I’m going to let you into my YouTube studio dashboard. We're gonna... we're gonna see everything.
I’m going to see my analytics... My Analllylllallalaaa? I’m going to see my analytics?
I’m going to show you my analytics... Google Adsense payments... my average watch time, even my click-through rates!

Yes my click-through rates and I don't even think I’m allowed to show you my CTR levels, so quick we've got to do this before they shut me down!
Hello I’m Neil Mossey, I’m a development producer helping high achieving creators and performers just like you to get ideas out of your head and out onto here on YouTube where they belong.
Especially if you have a background like me in broadcast radio or television.
Look here's some footage of me right now as station manager running my college radio station, playing the B-sides and album tracks that you just can't hear anywhere else! 

[VIDEO:] “...they'll play the b sites and album tracks that you just can't hear anywhere else.”
I don't know what it means either, so let's get into my YouTube studio and have a look at some money figures.
And look at it, it's looking lovely.

2841 subscribers, I love each and every one of you so thank you for that but we're going to click on the big fat analytics.
I can't say that word today for some reason and looking good according to the algorithm bot.
Looking good, your channel is doing pretty much as usual but I’m going to show you why it's not quite as usual in quite a major way.

But you can see I’m getting 31000 views 1.6k hours a month and my estimated revenue at the moment - I’m in the middle of December - it's looking like 274 dollars... but if I click on the revenue tab first, because I know that's... that's really what you want to see isn't it.
Have a look at these months.
A little peek... a little bit of spoiler there.
Let's cut away to explain why this month is so different.
I deleted removed or unlisted 146 videos.
Here's some footage of it running under here right now.

You know what, I think it's one of my favourite videos, but the big story this month is that I removed half of my videos.
I used to have about 306 and then I did a massive experiment where I effectively made 146 ones disappear because I want to niche this channel.
This channel it has just got so much stuff coming from all different directions, look they've got travel videos and how to's... 
I wanted to see what would happen if I removed them I wasn't expecting to remove half of the videos from my channel.
I did that at the start of October and you can see that October is pretty much the same as September, and the revenue went up!
It went up with half the videos live. 
I got 20 dollars more, I got a 10% uplift in my revenue.
Things are changing outside of my channel anyway.
I believe that revenue always goes up between September and December because there are more advertisers selling more stuff.
First up it's October and if I go to the overview I’ve got 36000 views.
I removed all the videos on the 5th of October?
There is a drop in views.
There's a really clear drop in views.

I was getting about 1400 a day, then I removed half the videos and I started getting about a thousand views per day - which I’m not complaining about - and I think they are better views and we'll drill into some more figures if niching my channel so aggressively has had some benefits to my channel.
Let's compare this to November, so my views are down 4000 in November.
The watch time has dropped ever so slightly.
Subscribers are similar but the revenue... the revenue has gone crazy!
We can see that my RPM which is revenue per mille - or revenue per thousand views overall - it's $8.71
That's usually quite good.
If I compare that with October, it's gone up over a dollar so that means I’m already making more money per thousand views which is a good thing.
So were there any downsides with removing so many videos from my channel?
Let's go back to October and I’m going to click on reach.

Now reach is where it shows my click-through rate.
Now click-through rates as you might be aware, is the percentage of impressions or basically thumbnails.
If I scroll down to the impressions funnel.
I should put an echo on that shouldn't I.
The impressions funnel! 

It sounds like something that I really do not want from my doctor... so we went from 300000 impressions to 16000 views which is a 5.4% click-through rate and the average view duration is 2 minutes 49, which is up.
It's up hugely so I think another huge benefit of niching your channel and removing poorly performing videos is that my average view duration overall went up.
It used to be around well under two and a half minutes.

Literally the very next day after I removed the videos, that went up to two minutes 49 and it's gone even higher since then.
Whether that brings me more money in the future we'll wait and see.
Let's compare this funnel with November and watch the figures jump.
The views from impressions stayed the same.
The click-through rate went up from 5.2 percent and the average view duration - look - that's gone up even higher!

I have removed half of the videos from my channel and the average time that people spend on videos has gone up quite significantly.
On the engagement tab I’m going to have to put the month in the corner.
This was October, I got 1.7k hours, 2:48 average view duration and in November the watch time stayed about the same - it's down eight percent.

The view duration has gone up.
There's a new interesting window on the analytics.
This is called “key moments for audience retention” and it shows me the videos that have had this-- the slowest drop-off.

So my amazon associates - how much I earn from amazon associates - still has 82% watching at 30 seconds.
If you want to compare my drop-offs with your drop-offs I’ve got them playing in the window now.
I’ve not seen this metric before and serves as a reminder to try and stuff as much as possible into the first 30 seconds of every video.

But I think my biggest surprise is... is my revenue each month because I was convinced that I would lose a lot of money.
And in October my revenue stayed the same and let's go down to the months.
It hasn't been going down, let's put it that way.

I really thought that by losing so many videos, that I would take a hit on the revenue so I was shocked that it stayed the same and it's going up.
And if I look at the last 28 days, we're halfway through December, my estimated revenue at the moment is $274 
274 dollars, which is kind of comparable with the last couple of months.

My top videos for the last 28 days that they're just there.
You can see the garden tools videos that I didn't delete because I’m a wuss, they've dropped because it's not summer here in the UK at the moment.
We've got “how to change your mobile phone in the UK”.

My all-time big hitter is the zoom video files.
Let's take a look at the revenue from this.
Oh my goodness, so since I’ve published this video I’ve had 25000 views.
278 dollars from one video.
Oh if only I could get one of those out every month.
That would be really helpful.

The RPM is higher than my average because I think I get a global audience for this.
Yeah look, 32% of my viewers are in the United States, so that's going to push my RPM up, and for a typical month, let's look at the last 28 days...
Yeah $64 a month. 
We'll see if that stays the same in January.
I think there's going to be a massive drop off.
And maybe you're wondering what did I do with the 146 videos?

I’ve now started up five channels, so let's take a look.
This is my regular channel that you're watching now.
The Neil Mossey channel.
I moved all of my product reviews my garden tools my how to's... 
I moved those onto my Tightwad Dad channel.
I’ll put a link up top and in the description if you want to chart the progress there.
How many have I got?
Oh it's not too bad I’ve got about 15 videos up and 9 subscribers, so that's a good experiment.
My IKEA dad channel.

Oh my goodness, I’ve got a whole video about how to set up a YouTube channel and I set up my IKEA dad channel.
I’ve made so many ikea videos in the last month, I just haven't had time to upload them.
And this is the huge downside with niching that if you do separate them onto other channels you're kind of diluting the time that you've got.
And my-- I was going to say, I was going to say my favourite channel.

I am fond of the trains channel, again I’ve got dozens of videos ready to go on this and I just haven't uploaded them yet.
So what do you think?
Was removing 146 videos a good thing or a bad thing, and is it something you're considering for your channel?

And how is your channel doing?
Please leave a comment below, I’d love to see how your channels are doing.
And if you like these videos, where I go through my analytics and share... share my financial pain with you, why not give me a thumbs up?
It will help others to find it and it will help me to... to make more of them and right now here, this is what YouTube thinks you should be watching next.

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Wednesday 16 December 2020

SONY ZV1 NIGHT SHOOT VIDEO TEST! Low light ZV-1 camera footage Watercress Line steam illuminations

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I cannot tell you how little light there was on this shoot! This is the Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line steam illuminations in Alton: bright lights in near darkness... I really wanted to try video test footage for the Sony ZV1 camera coping with perhaps the most challenging low light conditions I can think of.

SONY ZV1 NIGHT SHOOT VIDEO TEST! Low light ZV-1 camera footage Watercress Line steam illuminations

Everything is shot on intelligent auto with the in-built microphone for sound.
At times the ZV-1 night footage looks a little soft, with a few moments of focus hunting, but there was next to no light whatsoever and the camera is hand held, not on a tripod, so the footage to me is incredible.  If you're thinking of buying a Sony ZV 1 camera, this video might give you an idea of what night time video footage you might be getting straight out of the camera.

0:00 SONY ZV1 NIGHT SHOOT VIDEO TEST! Low light ZV-1 camera footage Watercress Line steam illuminations 
1:00 Steam train 53808 pulling into Alton Station platform 3
2:50 Steam engine running round to the front of the train
3:50 Steam engine pulling into the platform
5:00 Coupling up the engine to the train
5:40 LED light illuminations turned on
10:00 Modern train Class 450 pulling into the station - shot on digital zoom
12:20 Train pulling away into the night

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How to CHANGE my YouTube channel name 2021

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Sunday 13 December 2020

How to CHANGE my YouTube channel name 2021

How do I change my YouTube channel name?
What is a Google Brand Account, and how does it affect a YouTube brand channel?
If you rename your YouTube channel - leave the name in the comments below!

I rename my YouTube channel in real time, as a step-by-step tutorial - it's really easy...
And then I go on to change YouTube channel name so that the channel doesn't have a first name and last name. To do this, we need to create a Google brand account, sign out of that account, sign back into the YouTube channel we want to rename, and then move that channel to the renamed brand account.

How to CHANGE my YouTube channel name 2020

0:00 How to CHANGE my YouTube channel name 2020!
0:45 Go to YouTube Studio customization tab, choose BASIC INFO
1:38 Change YouTube channel name and channel description, click on the pen icon
2:50 How to change YouTube channel name to something other than first name and last name
3:30 How to create a YouTube channel name that's different from its Google account 
4:00 How to find your YouTube account advanced settings
4:30 How to move your YouTube channel to a brand account
7:00 What happens when you move your YouTube channel to a brand account channel - what happens to my comments?



How do I change-- I don't know why I'm shouting.
How do I change the name of my YouTube channel?
That is an excellent question and one that I hope to answer with you by actually changing the channel name of my channel right here in front of you before your very eyes in real time! 

My name is Neil Mossey, I'm a digital development producer helping high achieving creators and performers just like you.
There's a sound effect. 
A high five would be better than a dig wouldn't it? 

To get ideas out of your head and out onto here on YouTube.
We need your channel but first we need your channel name to be changed just like mine, so let's take a look at my YouTube studio.
The first thing we can do is click on the three lines here to expand our menu.
Now you should be familiar with this if you run a channel, but the section that you want is the tab down here.

It's called customization, so click on that and of course make sure that you are logged into the channel that you want to change.

You can do that up in the top right hand side here just by clicking switch accounts and then choosing the one that you want to change.
So we're in this channel here it's called "Neilnypops trains and stops" 

It seemed like an excellent name for a channel when I set this up, but we can see three tabs here under channel customization.
There's the "layout"...
There's a whole other video on this in the description: this is where you can change how your channel looks when someone goes to the home page of your channel.

The second tab is branding and this is where we can change our profile picture and select a banner image.
I've not done mine yet and that will be the subject of another video again that's down in the description.
The tab we want is basic information - "basic info", and I almost didn't find it but the place where we are going to change our channel name is here.

It's above the channel description.
Let's type something in now.
"My channel where I go for walks." 
Excellent prose, this is why I'm a development producer... 

But where do we change our channel name? 
I think it's quite hidden, even though it's really obvious and right at the top if you can see here there's a pen.
Little pen icon.
We can click on that pen or pencil, if I hover over it says "edit channel name". 

Click on that and there you go, here's the box where we put our channel name.
I'm just going to call it something slightly different.
I'm going to call it "Trains and stops with Neilnypops" and then we go up to the top right hand corner and hit publish.

And as you can see there's confirmation at the bottom: changes published.
Should we view the channel? 
Let's have a quick look at the channel.
I only have one video on here. 

I have quite a few videos to put up on this channel, but as you can see the channel name has changed so if you haven't got this box I think you'll have a box that looks like this.
Where you have two boxes.
There's a first name and a last name and that's because this YouTube channel is basically linked to the google account that created it, and the first name as you can see is great story team and I didn't put a last name in.

I didn't set it up properly.
I set it up like it's a person so it's a little bit more tricky to change this channel name.
All we can do is just change the first name and last name.

It's like a personal account and it's totally okay to change it here, so I could put "with Neil Mossey".
All that would happen here is if I save this, it would just change the name of the google account that this is linked to, so it's not quite the same as changing the channel name properly.

What we can do to help explain it better is if you click on the "learn more" there's a whole article here about managing your channel's basic information.
If I click on "change your channel name and description" you can see down here there's a basic explanation which is to use a different name on YouTube than your google account.
You can create a brand account and connect it to your channel.

So let's see if we can do that.
I'm going to do it in real time and we'll see what happens, so I'm going to click on "create a brand account" and there's an explanation here about how brand accounts work.

And I know all you wanted to do is just to change your YouTube channel name but let's go through this.
This is a good idea if you want to use a different name on YouTube and it also helps to manage multiple channels from the one google account: so there's a checklist here.
First check to see if you already have a brand account.

It takes you to this help article but that directs you to this url: and if you click "move channel to a brand account" I'll click on this. 
YouTube gives me a little map so it shows that my channel is actually connected to the same google account of the same name, and what we want to do is to move this channel to a brand channel.

But there's no brand channel for me to move it to, so the next task on the list is to go to your channel list.
There's my one channel, it's called great story team.
There are no other channels so we're gonna create a new channel and I'm gonna call this brand account name great story team then hit create.

This channel does not exist.
We know that because we have just created it.
Let's go back to the the help article.
Fill out the details to name the brand account and verify your account then click create.

Well it doesn't let me do that.
Let's go up to the top right hand corner and I've gone into studio, so this is the brand new channel.
This is my brand channel.
Okay so things went a bit weird when I hit create a new channel because it says the next step is to fill out the details to name the brand account and verify your account.

Well as you saw it just went straight to a page that said "channel does not exist" so I'm going to sign out and I'm going to sign back in as the channel that I wanted to move.

Click your profile picture and then we're going to click down here on settings, so in the left menu we're going to click on "advanced settings". 
Now we'll go down to here "move channel" 
We click to "move channel to a brand account" 
There we go.
When you create your brand account you are logged into that brand account.

You need to come out and go back to the channel that you want to move to the brand account that you've just created.
My channel now which is the great story team channel and then after the move so we're going to choose an account so I'm going to select great story team which is the brand account that we just created.

Now it's giving me a warning: Great story team is already connected to another YouTube channel.
Absolutely, do you remember it was the channel that they - that YouTube said doesn't exist.
So what it's saying is... if I move my channel to this brand account, the connected channel there will be deleted.

This must be absolutely terrifying for you if you're about to do this.
I know I'm going to be okay because it's confirming here this channel has zero subscribers no videos and no playlists.
It's just an empty shell of a channel that's just been created, so I'm going to hit delete channel and it shows you what's going to happen.

So my channel now is connected to my greatstoryteam personal account and after the move it's going to be connected to the brand account great story team.
Now the only reason I know it's different is because I have those spaces in the name for that brand account, so I'm going to hit move channel and it's asking you "are you sure you want to do this?" 

Your channel name and icon will be updated across YouTube, my channel url - because I have a personalized url - will not change.
That's good, but some content cannot be transferred.
Basically your comments cannot be moved.
I don't know what that means so I'm going to set up a little test.

I'm going to leave a comment on one of my other videos, on my other channel and we're going to see what happens to my comments... because you might have a lot of comments out there that you do not want to lose.
So I'm going to go into my own video on the Neil Mossey channel - this channel.
I'm gonna leave a comment: Do I still exist?
Wish me luck.

We'll see what happens to that comment after I've made the move.
Uh look what's happened! 
So the comment still exists but look - the avatar has completely disappeared! 
Let's click on the avatar, yeah look it's disappeared.
So I'm going to hit move channel.
Big moment.

My channel has been successfully moved, so my great story team channel that used to be the personal channel of the google account greatstoryteam has now been moved to a brand account that's called great space story space team.
It might take up to 10 minutes for updates on my account to be completed.
That's okay.
Now I would just step away from the computer for 10 minutes and let YouTube to do its thing because it is pretty terrifying when you get messages like this.

Don't create a new channel whatever you do. 
We'll just let it let it go through.
I was worried my great story team channel has one of my highest rated videos, it's this one here: how to set the clock on a Lamona oven.

As you can see I've had 223000 views, but excitingly look - that's the channel now! 
Instead of greatstoryteam, one word, it comes under great story team, three words.
I think the move has gone through successfully.
I'm just worried if I click this I'm worried it's gonna just completely wipe out my channel.
I think I've worked this out.

Because we have moved my channel greatstoryteam one word to the brand account great story team, three words, it's basically freed up a channel here.
Which we don't need.

So that this could be a brand new channel, so we don't need to "create channel" 
All we need to do is to sign in on our brand account, so I'm going to sign out.
We're going to sign back in and it asks "Do I want to use YouTube as my personal account greatstoryteam or my brand accounts great space story space team" 

Let's go for the brand account and now if I go to YouTube studio... oh there they are.
Oh my goodness that was terrifying! 
So do you see what's happened?
Because we moved that channel to this brand account, it freed up some space for a brand new YouTube channel on the place that we've moved from.

So to go into your channel that you've moved, you've got to sign out and you've got to sign back in again and choose the brand account.
And I'm going to click on "customization" and then we'll go to "basic info" and then we'll click on the pencil.
There you go.

That was so difficult, so here we can see this is where you can change your channel name now.
And it's not as "first name" "last name" like we had before.
What we have now is a big long box where you can write a title.

I don't know how long this title can be?
There we go, right so the name has to be 50 characters or less.
And that is how you change your YouTube channel name.

If you hit the subscribe button, you'll be up to date with my new experiments online and let me wreck my little experimental channels before you damage your YouTube channel.
If you want to see more about how to set up a brand account, there's this video here. 

I do a complete walkthrough on the difference between a personal account on YouTube and a brand account.
And up here is what YouTube thinks you should be watching next.
Thanks for joining me and good luck with renaming your YouTube channel.

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Sunday 29 November 2020

How much I earn from 13 AD BREAKS in ONE YouTube video - My YouTube paycheck

I put 13 AD BREAKS into one of my YouTube videos - here's what happens next and how much money I earn!
I added many mid-roll commercial breaks into the videos on my YouTube channel to experiment with how much money Google Adsense pays me for them.

There are some surprising results with the revenue I make, so keep watching after the first couple of YouTube videos...!

How much I earn from 13 AD BREAKS in ONE YouTube video! My YouTube paycheck!

0:00 How much I earn from 13 AD BREAKS in ONE YouTube video!
1:19 Tour of my YouTube Studio dashboard.
1:30 How much YouTube pays me this month: my YouTube paycheck.
1:43 What happens when I add 13 mid roll ad breaks into my YouTube video: All my YouTube revenue details explained.
4:07 What is YouTube Watch Time and Average View Duration?
4:30 How much money I make from YouTube for my Bus Blind video.
6:00 How much money YouTube pays me for my UK online postage video.
8:30 Why does Average View Duration go up with MORE ad breaks? Does Skip Ads have an effect?


Just over one month ago I made this video! 
I'm trying out an experiment where I add 13 ad breaks to one YouTube video.
There's a link to that video in the description, if you click on the "i" it should be on screen now, but don't watch that video because this is the update!


This is one month later.
What happened to the video where I added 13 ad breaks to one video?
You can skip ahead if you like but here is me adding 13 ad breaks to one video.
"Ad break!" 
"Ad break!" 
"...fits pure..." 
"Ad break!" 

Oh so we are now one month on, and oh my goodness it's now mid November.
That happened sort of around the end of the first week of October.
You're gonna see everything: I'm going to go into the analytics, you're going to see how much revenue I get now... how much I got then... 
It's a good way for you to see my analytics and all my revenue statistics and google adsense money.

Hello, by the way, my name is Neil Mossey. 
I'm a development producer helping high achieving creators and performers just like you - there goes the sound effect - to get ideas out of your head and out onto here on YouTube. 

Because we need it.
There's some horrible horrible stuff on YouTube, we really need your videos, so I do these experiments to show what it's like to be a beginner.
I'm not yet proven. 
This is how my analytics looks because I'm monetized. 

I've got over 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours, and if you're aiming to get that I hope this video helps.
I'll try and show you some statistics along the way.
You can see I'm getting 232 dollars this month, but we're going to go into the individual videos and I'll go into my Vaillant boiler video.
The video is of me reading the instruction manual for a central heating boiler.
I think in other countries you call it a furnace? 

Oh it's a very dull video and I don't expect anyone to watch it so I'm hoping that 13 ad breaks will mean that there is some extra revenue along the way.
You can see the graph violently veers upwards.
That's not because of my experiment.
That is because it's getting cold and people are looking up videos on how to set their boiler, so I'm a little bit disappointed that the graph is going up quite steadily.
Look that's me impersonating the the graph in arm form.

And it's estimating a revenue for the last month up until today of 22 dollars, and this is another reason why this is a terrible experiment: it's getting colder so more people are going to be watching anyway, but let's compare this 28 days with October.
Right so in October I got 24 dollars, which is two days extra, so it hasn't really had any effect whatsoever on my revenue.
Oh my goodness.
If I compare it with September, you can see this upswing from 47 views to 225 views.

That is literally when it got cold here in the UK, so it meant that the revenue used to be around sort of around the 20 cents per day mark and then when it got cold it's up to the one dollar a day level, so that's September.
I actually added the ad breaks on the 5th of October.

If I go to the 90 days view, I added the ad breaks here.
This was the day, so I got 58 cents that day and then for two days the revenue went down! 
I think this might be more to do with the weather in this country than me adding 13 ad breaks.
I just don't think it actually had that much effect, looking at these peaks, because it's still really bumping around somewhere between the 65 cents and 1.22 level.
So if you were expecting my revenue to just explode, it really didn't.

I think the result of this particular experiment is "inconclusive".
I'll add a inclusive graphic - a really tasteful inconclusive graphic on my face there.
Or maybe on my forehead: inconclusive.
I'm not disappointed, I'm just surprised.
I thought the revenue would go up.

Let's look at the watch time: the average view duration for this video was three minutes and four seconds in October.
It goes down a bit and let's take a look at the last 28 days. 
It's... it's still at 3:04 so if this helps: adding a load of ad breaks to my one video hasn't damaged the average view duration at all.
But all is not lost because I added more ad breaks to more videos let's take a look.

This is me adding ad breaks to my bus blind video.
This is a video that I really do not and should not have on my channel, where I build a nice picture frame for my bus destination blind.

And these are the analytics so since I publised my bus blind video I've earned $1.99 and if I click on the revenue... the revenue is growing steadily but again there's no big change after the 5th of October, which is right in the middle of that upward slope.
Let's take a look at the last 28 days and compare that with October.
So for the last 28 days I've earned 43 cents, let's compare that with September where I earned 50 cents! 

In October this video earned me 38 cents so the revenue went down quite a lot.
Well, 10 cents but proportionately it feels like a lot.
I added the extra ad breaks on the 5th of October which is here and to me it looks like I was earning more money... that's my chair, sorry.

It looks like I was earning more money before the fifth of October than afterwards! 
We can move on, going from one ad break to six ad breaks the result is inconclusive.
Or it's... it's conclusive and the revenue didn't go up at all.
Don't worry I've got another experiment.
This chair - it's honestly - it's the chair, it's not me.

This next video is me explaining to a UK audience how to buy postage online.
My biggest fear with this video is that I don't earn that much money anyway because it's for a UK specific audience and we get a much lower rpm which is revenue per mille... or revenue per thousand views.
Now I think that graph is going up just a tiny bit more steeply.
Let's go to the last 90 days.
That looks like the revenue has gone up.

If I put my marker on the fifth of October, that's when I added five ad breaks where there was only one ad break and I think the revenue there looks like it has really very much gone up.
It's kind of covering an area that looks like double the value.
If I put the marker on the fifth of October...
How weird is that! 

That the day that I added a load of ad breaks it got $1.87!
That couldn't have been from me clicking on it could it?
Which I don't do, and you... bad things will happen from YouTube if you try to click on your own videos.
That's weird isn't it?
Isn't that an uncanny coincidence that the day I added five extra ad breaks it did a crazy amount of revenue that day.

It looks like the peaks are higher after I added the extra ad breaks.
Leave a comment down below tell me what you think.
So let's compare the figures for September.
My revenue was $8.51 and then in October... $15.84 so I doubled... I doubled my money!

Now the views only went up by 500 from 1.2 to 1.7k, but the revenue went up from $8.51 to $15.84.
This is conclusive! 
I'm calling this.
The revenue definitely has doubled by adding five mid-roll ad breaks to this video.
It's definitely had a positive impact and if I look at November we're only halfway through the month.
16 dollars, and that's 28 days rather than a 30-day calendar month.

I'm definitely getting much more revenue now with five ad breaks than with one ad breaks.
I'm quite happy about that.
Let's see the effect on my watch time because if the watch time drops it might mean that that YouTube offers it to fewer people.

My average view duration is three minutes 27 seconds in October.
When I added the ad breaks it goes up a little: 3:34 - up three percent there.
For the last 28 days the average view duration is 3:38, so my average view duration has gone up.
Even though I've added five ad breaks my view duration has gone up. 

I think that bizarrely having an ad break means that a viewer has to actively click "skip ads" and I think psychologically that might not be a negative thing.
I'm wondering what if psychologically people watch longer because they are actively skipping ads? 
It's like an affirmation that "yes I want to watch this video". 
If you want to know how to actually physically add the ad breaks that video is here: where I add the 13 ad breaks.

It walks you through the entire process and if you want to follow and track some of my other YouTube experiments please hit the subscribe button.
I'm trying to get to 10000 subscribers so thanks for taking me closer, and down here is what YouTube thinks you should be watching next.

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HOW I ADD SUBTITLES my YouTube videos 2021 NEW easy fast CC closed captions | And another language

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Sunday 8 November 2020

HOW I ADD SUBTITLES my YouTube videos 2021 NEW easy fast CC closed captions | And another language

How to add subtitles or closed captions to YouTube video tutorial change or edit CC and translate YouTube video into another language automatically

How to get a transcript of my YouTube video?

Here is how I subtitle my YouTube videos in 2020 & 2021 with the NEW subtitles tab in YouTube Studio
Basically, I use YouTube's auto-generate CC closed captions to get a transcript, then I tweak that transcript to correct it.
Then it's simple to paste that into the "auto-sync" window in the subtitles tab.

If you're looking to add subtitles on screen - burnt in to the video, this isn't the right video for you: BUT you can use my method to get the TRANSCRIPT you'll need for those captions so hope this still helps!

HOW I ADD SUBTITLES my YouTube videos 2021, NEW easy fast CC closed captions! And another language!

Why make my own subtitles?
- Correct my auto-generated captions, spell my name right, remove wrong words etc.
- Helping people around the world to watch my YouTube video in different languages (via auto-translate)
- Getting a cool "Subtitles" or CC icon next to my video! 
- Plus, you know, helping people with poor hearing or people unfamiliar with my English accent.

BONUS - Also showing you HOW TO ADD SUBTITLES IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE to your YouTube video. You can use your transcript and the built-in auto-translate to run language subtitles or closed captions alongside your English video (or whatever the primary language)
CHECK IT OUT - CLICK THE COG or 3 dots on the video to see the other languages I have added to THIS VIDEO!

0:00 HOW I ADD SUBTITLES my YouTube videos 2020 2021, NEW easy fast CC closed captions! AND add another language subtitles to your English video!
0:50 How to change auto published subtitles and CC captions 2020 and 2021
1:05 How to open a transcript of the words used in my YouTube video (how to download, extract or save YouTube video subtitles and captions)
1:26 How to type in my subtitles for my YouTube video, closed captioning, CC captions
1:40 How to transcribe and my YouTube video for subtitles/CC captions and use the transcript to release as a book! PUBLISHED HERE (Paid Link)
2:30 How to edit my YouTube video subtitles or CC Closed captions
3:10 How to copy a transcript of my YouTube video into a Pages for Mac or Word document 
4:00 How to format my YouTube video subtitles or Closed Captions CC.
5:30 How to publish subtitles for my YouTube video CC captions
5:50 How to unpublish or remove YouTube subtitles and CC captions
7:05 How to add another language to my YouTube video subtitles.
7:40 How to translate my YouTube video into another language.
8:30 How to add title and description to my YouTube video in another language using

Go into your YouTube Studio dashboard, 
and in your video, click on the subtitles tab on the left hand side.
Then click on the words "DUPLICATE AND EDIT"

Which brings up a window with the transcript all in one block.  
If there are timecodes, and it's broken up, just click "EDIT AS TEXT" and this flips to the transcript in one block in the window.

If there's nothing there, its a YouTube glitch that happens from time to time, I just upload the video again and that usually triggers the subtitles which I paste over to the first video.



How do I manually add change or edit subtitles to my YouTube videos?
I’m adding closed captions to my YouTube video! 
I’m going to show you everything, step by step how we do this with the new YouTube subtitles tab for 2021.

We're gonna get through this as quickly as possible, I promise, and I’ve got time codes in the description if you want to jump ahead or re-watch any section at any time.

Hello I’m Neil Mossey, welcome back to the happy hut and as a bonus I’m going to be experimenting with adding another foreign language subtitles to this video.

If you click on the cog at the bottom of this screen or at the top right hand corner - the three dots there - you'll see how many other languages I’ve subtitled this video into, so we're gonna have a play around with that.

That's at the end of the video, but first let's dive in and get started.
This is the video that I want to subtitle or add captions to.

I haven't subtitled it yet, so obviously we will go to the bar on the left hand side and click on subtitles tab and this page opens up.
There's already one set of subtitles here and there should be a set of subtitles for your video too.
It's the automatic transcription.

There's a set of subtitles that have been auto-generated by YouTube.
We are going to use that auto-generated transcript to make our own manual subtitles so if I click on duplicate and edit - these are the subtitles.

This is the transcript that YouTube has made.
And that's fantastic because we can use this transcript for anything.
Just rip the text from the YouTube video.
I have even used my YouTube transcripts to publish a book! 

This is a chat with my dad who's a London taxi driver.
We're just talking about how hard it was to become a London taxi driver in the 1960s.

I used this system to just completely lift a transcript for free and I published it as a... as an ebook, so these transcripts are incredibly useful.

And YouTube have very kindly provided a base for my manual subtitles.
I’m not going to have to do very much typing at all which is great.

To show you how it works if I click on “assign timings” you can see that YouTube has already assigned these sentences and these words to these time codes.
So if I hit play on the video...

[AUDIO] “what happens if you put 12 ad breaks into one YouTube video and how do you even put a mid-roll ad break into a YouTube video?”
So we can see that the... the timings and the captions, they move with the video.

YouTube automatically does all of this for you.
If I wanted to change the subtitles that I hear I can do that right now.

I can just change this word to, I don't know, RAM in capitals.
You can see that the effect is instant.
I can even change that incorrect “i” to a capital “I” and it changes it instantly.

Now if I wanted to I could hit publish up here on the top right hand corner and those changes would be made.
I’m going to do a slightly bigger cleanup of these subtitles.
If I click on edit as text it flips you back to the transcript of the video.

This is pretty much everything that's said in the video.
I’m going to double click on it to highlight it and hit command c or control c - if you're on a pc - or you can right click and go for copy.

There's a really easy way to clean up this transcript.
If I right click and paste we now have the entire transcript in this word processing document.

We can correct any words that the YouTube auto-generated subtitles haven't quite got right.
And I can do this manually.
I click on edit find and replace.

I can replace every lowercase “i” - so I’ll put “find” space lowercase “i” space.
You can see them highlighted on the document.

And I want to replace that with a capital I so I’ll put a space capital I space.
If I didn't put the spaces in, it would just replace all little “i’s” with big I’s.

We don't want that.
We want the ones that are standing alone.
See it's highlighting the little “i”
I’ll hit replace and find let's change it to a big “I” - so I’ll hit replace all.

So now all the I’s are correct.
I make other changes as well.
These are just stylistic things because I need it for the transcripts that I’m going to use on my blog or my book.

If I hit tab...
That’s a bit grand isn't it! 
I haven't got a book planned! 
So I’ll change YouTube to the correct capitalization.

We can do a replace all on that.
And then the next thing I’ll do is to change the formatting, so I... I want to break things up into sentences.
You don't need to do this.

I only do it because it makes it a lot easier to put on my blog, so I’ll speed this bit up.
And there it is! 

Our completed transcript.
Now again you really don't have to do this.
I’m doing this to show you that if you wanted to format your subtitles, you can do it And then we'll copy it.

So copy and then I’m going to go back to my video on the YouTube studio dashboard.
It's here waiting for me.
I’m going to select all.

I’m going to delete these subtitles, and I’m going to paste my transcript into here so you can see this is my formatted transcript.
This is the crazy thing: if I hit assign timings it has assigned them absolutely correctly.
So if I click play here.

[AUDIO] “ making people not come to see my show. Mel Brooks you're a genius! So I’m going to hit continue here...”
And it seems to have accepted it.
It used to be that you had to wait five or ten minutes for YouTube to assign the timings.

I don't know what kind of crazy magic they did but for 2021 YouTube can automatically time out your transcript to your video.
It's amazing!

All I’ll do now is go to the top right hand corner, hit publish and it's published.
So you see that there are now two sets of subtitles.
We have the auto transcribe - the auto generated - YouTube subtitles, and we have my English subtitles.

Because the automatic ones have things that are wrong in them, I don't really want these incorrect subtitles there, so I’ll hit delete captions.
So now my captions are the only captions available.
And if I go to this video on YouTube, I’ll click on view on YouTube - here's the video.

[AUDIO] “Do you know what happens if you put 12 ad breaks into one YouTube video and how do you even put a mid-roll ad break?”
It's formatted as I want to format it.

My name is spelled correctly, so that is a win.
If I go back to the-- the transcript, you can change this at any time.
If I click on edit - you know that bit where I capitalize the ram - so I can change that back to normal and it changes it.

If I hit publish, those changes are now live on my closed captions for this video.
Stick around because I want to show you something really cool next.

But if you do have a moment to hit thumbs up or hit the subscribe button.
I’ve got loads more videos like this coming up so thank you for taking me closer to 10000 subscribers.

But we're gonna explore this button here.
Add language.

Now I had a question on my last subtitles video which was that she had made a video in English, but wanted to provide Khmer subtitles for her English video.
This new system makes it very easy to do this.
I think if I click on German and I come over here and hit add... 

I don't fully understand why I would add German subtitles manually because if you hit the cog at the bottom of a YouTube video, you can get YouTube to auto translate the subtitles anyway.
But I guess the advantage with this is that I have created a really clean grammatically correct transcript and subtitles and closed captions in English.

I’m wondering if this means that it would translate more clearly as well, but if I hit auto translate in German it has completely instantly translated my YouTube subtitles.
Great thing with this is if I hit publish, I now have German subtitles.
Albeit auto translated of my transcript.
Does that mean that this video will be bumped up the algorithm on German YouTube?

This could be really exciting if you get some kind of benefit or advantage from having subtitles in a foreign language.
Is that a good thing?

Would it mean that more people get to see your... your video.
You could even go further by adding a German title and description to your video.
And just for the fun of it - just for the experiments - I went to and I put my title in.

So if I put this on the English side and we'll change the translation to German - so if I choose German...
My schoolboy German seems to think that this is okay, so if I hit copy and put that into my title and I can even do the same with the description.

So if you have any insight to this I would love to hear from you, but this could be really exciting!
Or it could be yet another way that I wreck my YouTube channel! 
Who knows?

I hope this helps you to navigate the new subtitles tab.
I’ve got loads more YouTube walkthroughs and follow-alongs - so please hit subscribe if you want to come along with me on that journey.
And here right now is what YouTube thinks you should be watching next!

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I deleted 145 videos from my YouTube channel | HOW TO NICHE DOWN MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL?

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Wednesday 4 November 2020

I deleted 145 videos from my YouTube channel | HOW TO NICHE DOWN MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL?

Should I niche down my YouTube Channel?
Will it harm my YouTube channel to delete my YouTube videos?
Should I unlist, remove or delete my videos from YouTube search results?
What happens when you unlist a YouTube video?

How to unlist a YouTube video 2021!
I wanted to niche or pivot my YouTube channel, but I don't know whether to unlist, unpublish, remove or delete my videos... so I unlist 151 videos in real time to see what happens!  This is PART 1 of the video, PART 2 coming soon when I see the results!

I deleted 145 videos from my YouTube channel | HOW TO NICHE DOWN MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL?


What if I delete 100 channels?
What if I delete 100 videos from my YouTube channel?
Will it help my YouTube channel grow, or will it help DESTROY my YouTube channel?
I’m terrified.


My YouTube channel is beautiful and it's broken and I’m gonna fix it right now in real time in front of you.
I’m going to delete remove or unlist 100 videos.
I’ve got to do it. I’ve got to do it.
We're going to find out if this is the way to niche your YouTube channel.

Hello I’m Neil Mossey: I’m a development producer helping high achieving creators and performers just like you to get ideas out of your head and onto YouTube to make the world happier.
If you've ever wondered what is it like to have to niche your channel, this is gonna either be the way to do it or the way to very much not do this...
and it started off with this video here.

I made one video, and that one YouTube video got 200000 views.
But it was on completely the wrong channel.
It wasn't on this channel, it was on another channel.
One that I didn't want to grow.

So then I went out and I made lots and lots of YouTube videos.
How To's, reviews, clips from old VHS tapes, vlogs, unboxings, reaction videos, travel videos... I made them all, and guess what?
I got monetized! 
It wasn't much, I was only earning one or two pounds a day but actual YouTube cash was coming in to me.
Into me?
That's not... that's not right.

But actual hard cash was coming from YouTube to me and I loved it.
I went out and I made more videos.
How To's, reviews, clips from old VHS tapes, vlogs, unboxings, reaction videos, travel videos...
I made even more, and do you know what happened to me?
Yep I got demonetised.

Along with absolutely everybody else who didn't have 1000 subscribers.
YouTube took it away from me.
Google Adsense?
No. You don't get any Google Adsense, because you don't have 1000 subscribers.
I got kicked out by YouTube.

My videos are still out there but no money was coming into me, so do you know what I did?
I went out and I made more videos.
How To's, reviews, clips from old VHS tapes, vlogs, unboxings, reaction videos, travel videos...
Then I got monetized! 
I got the 1000 subscribers! 
I got 4000 hours of watch time in one year.
It was March 2020 right here on this channel.

I’ve made a whole video about it, it's on screen now and in the description but I did it I got monetized.
And then I got 2000 subscribers and that only took me six months.
I have got a really, really, big problem with my channel it cannot grow.
It can only just sort of climb up in the way that it is - which I’m very happy for - I’m very grateful for, but I know that my channel is a complete mess.

I’ve got videos like How To fix a Dyson battery or How To fix a toilet seat, and these videos do really well on search.
Thousands and thousands of viewers are coming in and watching these videos.
But I don't care about any of them.

I only did it to get the subscribers and the views and the watch time.
I want to make videos like “How To launch a brand new second YouTube channel”...
“How I structure and write story” or “how I take the text from my YouTube videos to publish ebooks”.
These are the videos that I actually want to make and I absolutely know that they will not get as many views as my other videos.

It's all sort of interconnected: when a viewer comes in for one video they might just might be more likely to watch another video and I’ve got a funny feeling that's gonna tell the YouTube algorithm that my videos are okay.
Let me show you my ranking here on 

Social blade reckons that I have 317 uploads so that's 317 videos which are public.
I’m going to reduce that number to 216 videos.
I don't know if I should be doing this.
Last month I got 32000 unique views.

The average views per viewer is 1.2 - so that 1.2 is the figure that I absolutely must increase, and the way I’m going to do it is by removing an obscene number of my videos.
These are my YouTube analytics and I know that if you have under 1 000 subscribers you're looking at this right now going: “what are you doing?!” 
“Why aren't you happy that you're getting 251 dollars every month?!”
These are my top videos.
This is the part of the analytics I want to look at because I don't want garden tools videos to be in my top 10. 

Now I can go into YouTube studio onto the videos tab and start unlisting 100 videos and if you take your cursor over to “date” and click on “date” it turns that arrow upside down and it now lists my videos from the dawn of time.
But here's the first public one: “Where baby powder goes”.
I love this video.

It's a video of... of my son doing something incredibly wrong and bad with baby powder to his little sister, and I don't care if that does damage to my channel because I’m really proud of it as a part of my channel's history.
This however, probably not so proud of - it's just a shot of Waterloo station.
I think when you start a YouTube channel - when I started a YouTube channel - I would point the camera away from me and I just film bits these bits are still on my channel.

I don't want it to be seen by anyone because those eight views are not going to lead to more views on my channel so this video's got to go.
Click on the visibility sign and we just make that “unlisted”.
That is video number one this is where the music and the montage happens!

This is actually the... my... my history on here, filming things happening in my life.
These three videos are difficult for me because I was trying to explain how a pavement was dangerous.
I uh-- I injured my mum on this kerbside that wasn't put in correctly.
Do I need that on my channel anymore?
I don't know.

This is probably the first video where I filmed myself speaking passionately about a topic and I think it was after this video that I decided that I don't want to make evidence-gathering videos ever again.
I want to make videos that help people bring good things into the world instead of finger-pointing at things that are really wrong.
I don't think I’ve explained that very well.
Pointing the finger at other people probably wasn't going to make me happy.
This was the video that made me decide I want to I want to help other people make good videos.

I’ll keep them public
This is really really difficult for me.
I’m unlisting all of these videos and these videos are - it sounds schmaltzy - but these videos are a part of me.

These videos helped me get to the 1000 subscribers I needed to become monetized.
It is going to lead to a permanent change because I’m going to set up other channels to keep these public but it will completely destroy their Google juice and remove all the comments and I’m going to have to delete them from here so it doesn't look like I’m duplicating videos on my new channels.
This is an experimental unboxing I tried where I unbox a Chinese takeaway from the supermarket. 

That will be number 30.
I love this video.
This is a this is a crow destroying a car windscreen wiper in London.
I sent it into “You've Been Framed”.
They didn't want it so that didn't earn me any money.

He jumps up onto the roof... and there you go...
It's time to unlist it
So this was again another experiment.
This is a montage of... of my mum's clothes before we before we threw them away.
She's uh is no longer with us.
I thought it would be uh a fun experiment to uh make a video of the clothes before we let go of them.

I think I’m upset because I’m actually quite happy to take this off my channel.
I don't have to take it off.
I’d quite like my kids to see that in 20 years time by accident if they're surfing through my videos.
Hello kids! 
That's nanny's clothes! 
So I’ll keep... I’ll keep it on.

It's only one video.
It can't do that much damage, can it?
This video here is my number six video.
Number six in my top ten.

In the last month it's brought in three dollars, so if I just unlist it my revenue of 250 dollars is going to go down by three or four dollars.
How do I feel about that?
That's two percent, so my revenue is going to drop.
It's definitely gonna drop even though it's only three dollars that I’m going to be missing out on.

If I have a hundred of those videos that's quite a lot of revenue that it will drop by.
I’m going to see the experiment through.
I’m hoping it will send a signal to the YouTube algorithm that my videos are more joined up.
I did it! 
I’ve unlisted 100 videos! 

I think I’m gonna keep going... I’m gonna keep going.
I've got five videos here that are very dear to my heart.
It's me talking to my dad about how he became a taxi driver in London, so he's a London cabbie.
He just retired and I asked him all about what it was like in the 1960s and how you even become a taxi driver.

That obviously has nothing to do with my core mission to help you develop ideas and make YouTube videos, but for me I think it's a really good example of How To go out into the world and find things to shoot.
So I’m going to keep this.
This sparks joy for me and taxi drivers now and again find it and send a nice message.

I used this to produce an e-book and I’ve made a video all about that in the description below, so I want it on my channel as an example for How To turn a YouTube video into your own book.
I think I’ve got a copy of it here.
Yeah I used the transcript of these five videos to turn into an ebook and... and then a paperback book.
This is just a transcript of everything that appears in the video.
That's why I’m going to keep these five videos on my channel.

I... I like these ones.
Here's another train video.
There's something really interesting here.
This has sown the... the seeds of doubt for exactly one year now.

All it is it's just a video of two trains pulling into a station.
Two Overground trains, but look down here in the comments... and I know why they left that.
YouTube offered this video, of course you're gonna leave a question mark!
That comment right there is proof that what I’m doing is the right thing.

I can now move this video to my trains and buses channel and it won't get a comment from someone leaving a question mark because it will be served to someone who wants to see videos of trains pulling into the platforms and me being late and having to run for it.
I’ve been doing this for three hours now.

Have I gone too far?
I've really gone for it.
I knew I’d take off a third of my videos but I’m now just about on the cusp of removing half of all my videos from my YouTube channel.

This is why it's tricky.
I... I got a comment on my 1000 subscribers video: they left a very kind comment to say that they actually found my channel through this video.
The original idea of making all these videos was that it would bring in tens of thousands of people and if only some of them stuck then that would be a good thing.

Here's the thing I think I will get far more subscribers from this video if this video is on a channel full of other videos about trains and buses, so I’ve got to stick with it.
I’ve... I’ve got to unlist it.
And this is where I finally niched.
I did it! 
Oh my goodness.

So that's 145 videos now do not exist.
So it's 145?
That's... that's nearly... it's not quite, but it's getting pretty close for... I’ve removed half of my videos from YouTube.

Let's go to my analytics and look at some crucial statistics, so this is literally how many times YouTube offered my thumbnails to potential viewers.
So YouTube put 363000 thumbnails out into the world and as a result of that in July my average view duration was two minutes and 34 seconds.

You can see it up here as well, so the click-through rate is 5.9 which led to 43000 views, and of those 35000 were brand new viewers, so unique viewers.
In August YouTube offered my thumbnails to 350000 people with a 5.7 click-through rate.
Again it's about 40000 views.
Here's... here are my predictions.
I think my number of views are gonna drop massively, but there are other metrics at play.

Will my click-through rate improve because I’ve stripped out all of the videos that would damage my click-through rate?
Will my watch time improve to the... the watch time pretty much every month bumps around two minutes 31.

I want to see if my view duration goes up.
And in the meantime I’ve got to make lots more of these videos, so let's take a look at my YouTube studio app.
This is what I see pretty much every day, that my watch time is about 100k minutes and my views are about 40000.

My subscribers go up by about 170 and this is my new revenue which is really good and I fear I might have damaged my revenue by doing this.
I’m going to show you the two statistics I really want to change: 
This one right here “average view duration” 

This has been creeping up by a few seconds each month and I think it's because my videos are becoming more consistent.
I want to see if my average view duration goes up.
The other really interesting metric is my watch time from subscribers.
This figure here used to be 0.1% - it's now 1.7% 
This has very very slowly been creeping up by 0.1% every month.

I think if all my videos are less random I think this figure is going to go up, and I’m hoping that that means that YouTube is going to offer my videos to more relevant people.

And finally, I’m not going to see this again until I make those videos public again, but my top videos in October are “How To recover a zoom video recording” 

That's great - that's really on message with my mission.
But “How To use a weeder” got 12000 minutes 
Uh, “How To change mobile phone companies” - I’ve left that as it is.
It's not quite relevant with making YouTube videos but it gets at 11000 minutes so I’m expecting that to go up the charts.

My Vaillant boiler where I’m reading out the manual - the instruction manual to my central heating - that hasn't been unlisted because I’m running the experiment where I have put 14 ad breaks into that one video to see what would happen if I stuff a video with mid-roll ads.
So I think that is going to go up because it's going to get colder and a lot of people are going to watch that video.

It's going to be a very very different top 5 videos that I’m going to see in one month.
This is part one of this video.
If you've reached this point in the video, please hit me up with a thumbs up - just let me know someone reached this point!

I can't quite believe I’ve just removed 150 videos from my channel.
Now more than ever if you want to support me, please hit that subscribe button!
I think you understand - I think you appreciate the severity of what I’ve just done so if you want to continue watching this car crash, please hit the subscribe button and here and leave a comment.

Say hi, it'd be lovely to hear from you if you are watching this journey and right now here is what 
YouTube thinks you should be watching next!
And and I’ll put the video - I’ll put the video to part two there.
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Can I use my SONY ZV1 in the RAIN? JJC rain cover coat to weatherproof SONY ZV 1 camera review

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Can I use my SONY ZV1 in the RAIN? JJC rain cover coat to weatherproof SONY ZV 1 camera review

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Can you use the Sony ZV-1 camera in the rain? I want a weatherproof rain cover or protective coat to use in rain, storms and bad weather. 
I'm trying out THIS: JJC RI-S weatherproof rain cover in a heavy rain storm with a BOYA BY-M1 lavalier microphone on my Sony ZV 1 camera.
In the video I'm putting on the camera and showing if it can be attached around the lens, then taking it outside in the rain to see if I can still vlog with the Sony ZV1.

Can I use my SONY ZV1 in the RAIN? JJC rain cover coat to weatherproof SONY ZV 1 camera review!


Hello I’m Neil, welcome back to the happy hut.
I know what you're thinking.


Can you use the Sony ZV1 camera or ZV-1 camera outdoors in the rain?
In bad weather? In a thunderstorm or even snow? 
I don't know but I’m about to find out because I bought this.
It's the JJC rain cover, but I’m not quite ready to try it out.

I probably need something like this?
Ahh, this is more like it, so can you use your Sony ZV 1 camera or ZV1 out in the rain or in bad weather?

What is the best waterproof jacket or weatherproof cover that you can get for your Sony ZV1 camera?
I’m using it right now: this is the JJC rain cover, I bought it on Amazon.
I’ve got a link in the description from which I earn a commission if you buy it from that link.
I’m going to show you how I put this rain jacket on, I’m going to do an unboxing.

I guess it's a bit of a review because I’m actually filming with it right now so you'll be able to see if this is something that you want to do... to... to weatherproof your Sony ZV 1 camera because I want you to see what it's like actually filming in the rain, so I’m doing a lot of talking just so you get a sense of whether or not this kind of weatherproof protection for your Sony ZV 1 is something that you might try out on your camera.
This is what comes inside the pack and then... well you get two! 
This is what comes in the pack.

It looks like a bag.
It's basically a bag with no bottom, so I’m just gonna put this over the camera.
I’m gonna wrap this around my ZV1 lens.

I’m not being paid by JJC for any of this, but I’ve got a JJC lens adapter that's stuck onto the end of the ZV1 lens.
That gives me something for this cord to wrap around and also hopefully this UV lens will sort of protect the mechanism inside.
Now what I really don't want to happen is for the camera to turn off and to retract the lens.

That's the only downside I’ve just suddenly thought about with this with this lens... that's gone! 
It's gone it's gone!
It's exactly what I want... didn't want to happen.
It's stuck halfway and there's an error message: Turn power off then on.
So it stopped itself. 

It could tell there's an obstruction.
Okay now it's back in, so turn it back on again.
And okay that works.

You can't let it turn off, otherwise it will jam up the mechanism, so what I might do is to just kind of fashion a lens hole but not obstruct it if it turns off! 
Now that I know that the camera is running, I know that the lens isn't going to retract.
So this is my Sony ZV1 or ZV-1 camera operating out in the rain, and so long as the camera is running so that the lens doesn't retract I... I didn't realize that that would be the biggest concern.

I thought my biggest concern was the camera getting wet but because I have my lens adapter and I’ve got a UV filter protecting the lens, I’ve got the rain cover just behind it - no rain seems to be leaking in.
This seems to work!
I can't believe I’ve got my Sony ZV1 - whoa!

I’ve got my Sony ZV1 out in the rain!
Let's elevate it a bit so that, oh, it's more head height.
This is a bit of a cumbersome s hoot but I think if I keep talking and filming and keep looking at each camera, you'll get a sense of what's going on, and basically I just want to keep talking to test that my Sony ZV-1 camera can actually cope with shooting in the rain, with this JJC rain cover protecting it.

So what do you think?
Is this something you would do with your Sony ZV 1?
Leave me a comment - uh - leave me a message in the comments below.

I made a whole other video about some other things I’ve used to protect my Sony ZV1 camera.
This video here is my unboxing of the... the lens adapter ring.
You basically stick it to the front of your Sony ZV1.
Also I’ve got a screen protector for the Sony ZV1 camera monitor display screen.

All of these videos by the way are in the description below.
Now I’ve been filming for about five minutes so just want to show you what I’m actually looking at.
I’ll show you how the... the ZV1 is coping.

As you can see the-- the rain jacket has kind of collected some rain, but it looks like the camera is completely protected.
The great way with this design of having the bag with no bottom is if I can actually show you - I can put my hand up inside the bag and I can make any adjustments that I need to.
I could, if I wanted to, put my hand underneath and flip the monitor.

And make any adjustments I need either with the buttons or the... the touchscreen here.
If this is something that you might like to try out for your camera, I’ll put links to the JJC Sony ZV1 camera rain jacket - this weatherproof jacket.
That link is in the description.

If you click on that, Amazon shower coins on me.
Not rain, they shower actual money on me at no extra cost to you so thanks so much if you buy stuff using those links in the description.
I’m going to keep talking now till I get absolutely drenched just for your viewing pleasure so if you give me a thumbs up, I’ll know that someone reached this point of the video.

Really appreciate you being there.
Now let's take the rain cover off.
I’ll take off the drawstring...

Great, so as you can see the main camera body is completely dry, and that's fantastic considering we are in a storm right now, so this is absolutely brilliant.
The thing to watch out for obviously is here: we don't want water to go into the camera body when the camera switches off.

Put the jacket on while you're recording so that the... the camera doesn't retract the lens. 
We really don't want to retract the lens while there's water on the barrel there.

I’m going to be really careful about drying off this exterior.
This is the part of the review or the test of the JJC rain cover I was looking forward to: the walking in the park in the very heavy rain, but I’ve got a little problem that's just occurred.

Because I’ve gone from indoors to outdoors, the lens adapter UV filter that I put on my ZV 1. Sorry I’m trying not to tread in deep mud, as you can see it's fogged up.
Basically we've had a change in temperature.

It's fogged up on the... on the inside.
I’m going to take this off now and that should be better but now my lens is completely unprotected, but if I tilt it down, the ring doesn't seem to be hitting it.
This might work if you're not going from inside to outside a lot.

Shall I give it a lick?
I don't know why I’m thinking that giving this a lick will somehow stop the fogging up?
I’m probably thinking of that moment in “Jaws” with Richard Dreyfus.
Yeah alright, I’ll give it a lick and we'll see if that stops it fogging up.

I’m cleaning it very elegantly on my jogging bottoms.
Let's put it back on see what happens.
There I know it's not ideal but I’ll keep it like this for a moment just-- 

Just to show you what it's like, what I’m doing with the sound is I’m using my Boya BY-M1 clip-on lavalier microphone.
There's a whole unboxing and audio test review video that I made in this very park.

That's on screen now and the link to that is inevitably in the description, but I am now walking around in very, very heavy rain with my JJC rain cover on my Sony ZV1 camera.
But this could be quite exciting, couldn't it? 
If you do want to go out in some extreme conditions, this seems to work quite well.
This is what I can see: this is my Sony ZV-1 camera with the JJC rain cover - rain jacket, uh protecting it.
I’ve got a really nice my favourite hand grip.

What do you think? 
It'd be great to hear from you - sorry I might need to wipe the lens.
It's really made things much worse.
What do you think?
Is this something you would use on your camera?

Leave me a comment or just say hi, it'd be great to hear from you.
All of my best budget Sony ZV 1 camera accessories are in this video here, and this is what YouTube thinks you should be watching next!
Can I go indoors now?
It's a bit cold.

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