Unless your’e a YouTube geek like I am, you probably won’t know that things have been changing a lot in the background over the last three months. As a YouTube partner, I earn a share of advertising revenue for my videos. The more viewers, the more I earn.
Although, on the face of it, what I do on YouTube is exactly what they want to promote, the new algorithm, that chooses suggested videos that appear alongside the video you’re watching, has not been too kind to me.
I’ve been racking my brains and studying my statistics trying to work out where the problem is and I think I’ve finally got it down to the fact that my drawing videos are far too random and are appealing to a far too diverse audience.
The defeatist voice in me says, “packit all in, don’t waste any more time on it.” Luckily, the positive voice in me has said, “work out what the problem is, work out where to go and move on!”
And that’s what I’m doing. I could probably do quite well just doing explained and military vehicle drawing videos but that’s not really me and I’m only doing it for the money and there are people who do much better than me.
I do believe in following your heart and my heart really lies in children’s books. I know there is a large audience out there who will be interested in stories, others will be interested in the illustrations side and others will be interested in my self publishing journey in the wild West world of acts and e-book’s.
I’m going to make videos following how I plan sketch and make the books and books for online printing and delivery using pencil, paper, watercolour, crayons and a whole gamut of software suites.
It’s going to be a very interesting journey from me and I hope this could be an interesting journey for you. Make sure you are subscribed on you Tube and make sure you are subscribed for my newsletter as well. Here is a video with a bit more explanation of where I stand at the moment. http://youtu.be/ADQ07IA78Xc