My thoughts on the Next Gen YouTubers.

Beanbag

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Hey Guys,
I'm fairly new here so I am not to sure what to expect from posting this, but I'll give it a shot.
I have been creating/uploading various genres of content to YouTube since Early 2010. Back in the days when the YouTube Layout was fully personalized and YouTube would call channels to arrange a "Partnership".

Back then, Partnerships were such a rare and exciting thing that only the best of the best had. I have sat back and watched, changed and evolved with the YouTube Community for these years, and have noticed a strange trend happening throughout the Community. It is slowly downgrading from a Community to a sort of "One Man Army" kind of deal. I remember back when I started my first YouTube channel, with only 2 subs and 300 total views I got a shoutout from a channel with 200 subs and so on, which was and still is a massive deal to me. This grew my channel to about 50 subs which was a massive number back then.

Those were the days when your sub-count didn't matter, and you were there purely to help eachother out. Cross promotion, advertising and shout-outs were a common way of helping out your mates or even random strangers to get the recognition they deserved. When the "Big Channels" had no problems with helping out the little guys.

Now, I see channels asking for payments to even receive a subscription of this particular person. And I just don't understand why that is necessary, to this day I have no problems in subscribing to a persons channel if they have good and enjoyable content. But if I am being paid to subscribe to someone, what is the point? There is none.

I am slowly losing faith in the YouTube Community, but after spending just a few minutes on YTtalk I have seen that there is still an under-belly kind of community out there, dedicated to promoting and helping out the smaller channels.

YTtalk is going to be my biggest network now, where I know I can rely on the people I find on here to give me pure, truthful advice for my channel.

Cheers for reading this, I know it is quite a mouthful (that's what she said)
PawTayToe
 
I agree..Now Partnership is Useless . And more. What I didn't felt on being in youtube :
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If YouTube would bring them back . YouTube would be my life.
 
I agree..Now Partnership is Useless . And more. What I didn't felt on being in youtube :
Have a custom image next to subscribe button
Shop tab
Groups
More

If YouTube would bring them back . YouTube would be my life.
I completely agree with you, I remember my first partnership and I didn't care about the banner or monetization. That little icon next to the subscribe button meant the world to me. It was your own personal flavor to the YouTube Watch Page! <3
 
I absolutely agree with yu :) I think every1 shuld read this thread :D Its such a shame that these things still happen these days :'( A partnership isnt even hard to get these days :( Im also hoping that YT will be back to normal one day but i guess thats never gonna happen :/ UNLESS a miracle happens xD But ofc not ;)
 
I absolutely agree with yu :) I think every1 shuld read this thread :D Its such a shame that these things still happen these days :'(
If everyone read this thread, I would have more alerts then i would know what to do with hahaha :D But, It would be nice to let people know just how much things have changed.
 
Agree with you there, partnerships have changed so much and paying for subscribers is ridiculous personally. There also so much easier to get now, I've seen channels with 10 subs and 200 overall views get partnerships. Even if I got offered a partnership, I wouldn't take it unless I thought I had earned it and had the viewer base to warrant it.

The sad thing is, it will never be like it was. Some people see partnerships as $$$ and that's blinded them into competition between channels, making subs something sought after so much for completely the wrong reasons. :crying:
 
Agree with you there, partnerships have changed so much and paying for subscribers is ridiculous personally. There also so much easier to get now, I've seen channels with 10 subs and 200 overall views get partnerships. Even if I got offered a partnership, I wouldn't take it unless I thought I had earned it and had the viewer base to warrant it.

The sad thing is, it will never be like it was. Some people see partnerships as $$$ and that's blinded them into competition between channels, making subs something sought after so much for completely the wrong reasons. :crying:
I agree. AwesomenessTV has been the biggest player in ruining the community in my opinion. The 0 views, 0 subs thing has really affected the ego's of some of these channels..

"I have a partnership, so I'm to good to talk to you now" is a massive trend I have noticed recently.
 
Partnerships have changed; I remember when it was so hard for channels to get partnered, but when they did, it was like the greatest honour. But I think that the community will survive as long as people support each other, by doing stuff like shoutouts and collabs and being involved.

I think that there are a crapload of new tubers who are looking to get rich/famous quick and they think partnership=instant fortunes. But the channels where people are being genuine and working hard will still hopefully rise to the top, and get-rich-quick-ers will fall away as they get frustrated by having to actually work and have patience and such.

I get the most satisfaction out of youtube when I view it as a a social network and community, and joining yttalk improved my experience even more, because now I get to know even more people that make videos and work hard to share something that they are proud of. And y'all put up with my stupid questions :p
 
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