Is Youtube too saturated to really be successful now?

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Has Youtube gotten to the point where there are far too many people starting channels that you really don't have a shot of making it?

Also, do you think there are any new social media sites similar to Youtube that are growing and could compete with Youtube in the future? I'm thinking it might be better to build a presence on a new site, rather than trying to be successful in the huge ocean that is Youtube.
 
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Can try for Facebook's video stuff if you want to start somewhere new(ish if you dont count FB as being old since it's already existing).

I think that you can grow here if you want to, but you nee the right approach and right mindset. If there are 1000 pizzerias in your town, you probably shouldn't open one up, right?

Instead, you find that there's no pizzerias that serve all natural, gluten-free paleo stuff. Well, that's called a NICHE that can be filled in an otherwise saturated market.

If you have any business know-how, you can still grow. I've been inconsistent as all hell over the last 2 years, but I hit 100 subs in less than 45 days in gaming because of a niche. I've grown around 200 subs since January (I believe, may be a tad off) after 5 months or so of absence due to a niche, again within gaming as a whole.

Back to the pizzeria, lets say there are 10,000 pizzerias in your town instead. 1,000 are gluten-free paleo healthy pizza places. BUT, only 5 are full of gorgeous women who dress scandalously, BOOM, NICHE! People would shop there because of that (sorry ladies, I don't advocate this but it happens).

Now, lastly, keep in mind that is has to be something people still go after. Take that above example, 1,000 are gluten-free paleo healthy pizza places. BUT, only YOU have the scandalously dressed over-aged men. Again, no offense is meant toward anyone that wants to do this in their own life, but as a business, people probably won't shop there due to that. NICHE, but not a NICHE people want.
 

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I have around 10,000 subs. The views can be kind of hit or miss. It's a gaming/comedy channel. A big, new game comes out and I think, "I should play this because it'll be popular." Then, the videos views are really low. I think it might be because people that sub to me are also subbed to Jacksepticeye, Markiplier, Pewdiepie, and a few other very big gamers. The subs spend more of their time just regularly tuning into the bigger youtubers because they have become a part of their daily entertainment and lives.
 
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I think you can become a thing anywhere. I think of YouTube as an application. In order to beat the competition you need to stand out and be unique in order to get attention
 
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It is very saturated AT THE MOMENT. And I say this because over the next decades (if youtube is up that long) the youtubers who are successful now will slowly stop making videos, allowing us, the next generation of youtubers, and the generations to come, to take over. It will be decades of successful youtubers in each generation.
 

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I think Youtube is a little saturated but I believe it's still possible to become successful if you work hard at your channel and put forth good effort.
 
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