Les Waller's Weekly Update #10 YouTube shorts

Last Update: November 14, 2020

Howdy folks! Another week has gone by, hasn't it?

The word for the week if you are a YouTuber is, "#shorts'.

My 58 second video here got over 10K in a couple of hours, with that came 80+ hours viewing time on a 58 second video!!! I also got 7 subscribers from that video.

Unfortunately, my really small channels aren't having the same magnitude of results. The are getting more views than average but nothing like this one.

Plus, $0.05 earning on 10K views is not like a normal video where you'd earning closer to $10.00 for 10K views.

So, shorts are good for viewtime and subs but not earning money on monetized channels.

Amazon past week, a couple dollars.

Only one new post on boot camp site.

Nothing back on any of my job applications, so I applied for some more overseas jobs.

I've actually gotten requests to see if I was interested in positions in Germany; however, they would be working with a European company and that means I'd be taxes and lose the advantage I have of working as a contractor for the US.

Contacted by a couple of recruiters in the states, both in and outside of Colorado but I'm not ready to go back to the US, yet. I did reply to the ones in Colorado and let them know my situration to try to keep that door open, if needs be.

Ads on my site are underperforming so far this month but that's going to happen when we don't control the price of the ad that Google puts on our site(s). That's where affiliate marketing is better and I won't place ads on my boot camp site to keep it clean and focused on where I want the visitor to click.

I started my Whiskey Advent Calendar Tasting Series of videos. :-P

Nummy!

I might do some training here that shows how to do shorts videos, if you think it would be of any value to folks here, let me know in the comments below.

You all have a great week!

Cheers!

Les

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natasha2020 Premium
Quote: I might do some training here that shows how to do shorts videos, if you think it would be of any value to folks here, let me know in the comments below.

Yes, and thanks in advance :)
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zydegeaux Premium
I doubt if many people know much about it. Shorts was tested first only in India. I didn't even know it had been rolled out here. It's certainly worth looking at. Maybe somebody has a youtube video about using shorts. I'll let you know if I find out
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Wallerdog Premium
several YouTubers who teach youtube have already talked about it, it should be trending now... i've actually made two videos on how to make portrait videos from landscape videos using iMovie, i just need to write up an article and use snapshots from those to make training in here
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Wallerdog Premium
will do
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natasha2020 Premium
💛
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Excellent
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Wallerdog Premium
Thanks!
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Amykaza79 Premium
Cool that great right.. 😎
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Wallerdog Premium
Absolutely!
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Newme202 Premium
Brilliant Les! Nice to show your weekly consistent success! Motivating
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Wallerdog Premium
Thanks!
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zydegeaux Premium
Can you put links at the bottom of shorts videos? I think the format was set up to compete with Tik Tok so even if you don't make much from the video monetization it might still be good for generating leads
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feigner Premium
don't put anything important in the bottom quarter of the video as a subsribe and name of the channel is automatlcally put there
have fun
phil
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Wallerdog Premium
Yes, i still fill in the description, etc etc on shorts videos as it takes several days for it to pop on YouTube shorts, even then sometimes it doesn't.
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