I´m not attacking you.I´m just asking for your credentials because i don´t know who you are or what you´ve done. So i don´t know what kind of value should i put on your advice. If you´ve followed your tips and achieved what you wanted to achieve, then maybe i can learn something from you. I like to learn from people who have done what i´d like to do. If i wanted to be a writer, i´d like to receive advice from a successful writer.
A lot of artists don´t have common sense. They don´t do things the way most people think they should be done. They do a lot of "don´t´s", that´s why i find it interesting to hear from people who have actually done something worth mentioning. Lessons in common sense i can receive from basically anyone. It´s "cheap" information. Anyone can regurgitate it. You´re obviously free to give advice, and i´m free to question who you are. Especially when your tutorial is presented to me as a sticky thread, wich makes it look even more important and "official".
And after reading your topic more carefully, i wouldn´t even refer to your tips as common sense anymore. Most of them are just pure theory and speculation, with nothing behind it to back them up.
Regarding the meaning of being successful on Youtube, maybe i should just quote you: "If you do want to become internet famous, and let's be honest we all have that in mind".
Vision and common sense here are two different things. Of course artists see things differently from the 'Status Quo', but basic tenets of success have always remained. Hard work, planning, and dedication are something every person who has been successful displayed.
In my previous role as a trainer, this is what I taught, and believe it or not, I was successful at that. Often the difference between daring to do something new, or being forced back into your shell, is a positive word or two. A lot of people, at least initially, who came to YouTube and the Internet in general to form a community did so because socially they are a little more introverted. Of course, once the popularity began to rise (or at least acceptance of online communities became more mainstream) more extroverted personalities began to also contribute. This is also fine, and a part of life. However, finding a sensitive balance between appeasing those 'quieter' voices online, whilst catering to the extroverted types, is quite difficult. This is a transferrable skill from leading a training or presentation, and which I attempt to do with my post. Those who need encouragement get that, and those who just want 'to get on with it' are also free to do so. There are practical and emotional applications of my post, and people take away what they need.
You are free to question me, absolutely, but don't for a moment think that because I didn't mention YouTube in every paragraph that this post is irrelevant. Yes people want to become famous, and I acknowledged that. I have the privilege of being friends with traditionally successful YouTubers, who treat their videos as a business. They have rigid planning, thematic overtones, signature branding, everything you would expect from people making a living on YouTube. Will I be successful in the same way? Who knows! Will you? I have no idea. I am presenting a way to create and structure content which has helped people in all walks of life achieve success. Professional writers have a structure, so do singers, so do editors, and so do YouTubers.
Please note that I am not an admin, or a moderator, nor do I have any official affiliation with this forum. The thread was marked as sticky by somebody who read this and thought it would be useful for people to read. If you take something from it then great, if not, then that's alright too. As for being pure theory, I completely disregard that comment. I have successfully applied techniques here when creating a lot of different items. There is one example of a video on my YouTube channel which is a product of careful planning, mixed in with hard work to get all of the shots right. Apart from that, I apply these techniques in my every day life, and most importantly ti my career. Since writing the original post, I have moved into a project management role, and there these rules apply even more, especially as I am managing several creative digital projects. These have a lot more technical complexity than creating a YouTube video, but that doesn't mean that a 'common sense' approach isn't valid, or that the level of 'hard work' is less.
As for the information being cheap, value is subjective. I am sure you will find a million posts from people who have their own methodology behind all aspects of decision making. If it is worth something to you, then it is not cheap. The people who have taken something from this thread (and I would point out that it is the majority of respondents) would disagree that it is 'cheap' information, even though to you it may be just that.