Tuesday, October 19, 2010

YouTube Success - It's No Yellow Brick Road

Scott, Jeremy, How To Make Money On YouTube: Successful Stars Recommend Patience, Persistence, & Hard Work ReelSeo, October 18, 2010 (Online Video Market’s Guide Newspaper) Accessed October 19, 2010
ABC News attempts to crack the “code” to online riches via YouTube series. They give reference to many current successful “YouTube stars” with top earning content, such as Greg Benson of Mediocre Films, Jodie Rivera, and Ryan Higa of the “How to be a Ninja” series, and ask them for their advice.
Some pointers they give in the article are:

-          Work hard
-          Don’t try to succeed
o   Make a video on what your passionate about, not what is popular
-          Keep trying to build upon & top yourself
o   Take in audience feedback
-          Don’t be afraid to get creative & use the website’s tools
To be successful you got to look at it as a job. It is not an easy road to online video success says the article, but takes time, patience, effort, passion and talent, however the rewards are well worth it.

1 comment:

  1. I especially like this part: "Make a video on what you’re passionate about, not what is popular." You'll work harder and better that way. Besides, you cannot fake being passionate about what's popular if you're not.