I have started on a project to monetize a personal development and motivational channel that I have set up. I am currently uploading motivational videos to the channel to attract subscribers and generate video views.
The Grow Your Thoughts YouTube Channel
The YouTube channel that I have created is called Grow Your Thoughts. The content of this channel will be related to everything to do with mindset transformation, personal development, success programming, wealth creation…. way to improve your lifestyle and become a better version of yourself.
Currently I have 5 videos on the channel. These are motivational videos that you can use to transform your mindset. Watch the videos to motivate yourself during workouts, projects and to create a positive mindset for the day ahead.
More videos will be added over time to build up the content. Please subscribe to Grow Your Thoughts, like, comment and share the videos with others.
1,000 Subscribers And 4,000 Hours Of Watch Time
The requirement for getting monetized for adsense on YouTube is to have over 1,000 subscribers and over 4,000 hours of watch time within a 365 days time period.
There are currently 12 subscriber to my channel and 2.5 hours of watch time over the last 365 days time period.
The channel was dormant for the majority of this time period. I have stated to upload videos during the last couple of days.
The 7 day stats will be more reflective of the channel.
I have uploaded 3 videos during the last 7 days. The channel has had 35 video views and 0.6 hours of watch time during the last 7 days.
4,000 hours of watch time is 4,000 x 60 = 240,000 minutes of watch time.
240,000 / 365 = 657.53
The channel will need to generate approximately 658 minutes of watch time daily to reach 4,000 hours of watch time in 365 days.
658 / 60 = 10.96
This works out to be around 11 hours of watch time daily. 11 hours of watch time daily looks like a monumental feat at this current stage, but it is possible to achieve.
Some of the videos will eventually start to go viral and rake up many hours of watch time. The subscriber numbers will also start to increase over time.
I will need an average of 11 x 7 = 77 hours of watch time to show up on the 7 day channel analytics report. Currently it’s showing 0.6 hours, as I have only just started on the road towards getting monetized. This looks insignificant compared to 77 hours, but as the quote by the great Lao Tzu reads “The journey of 1,000 miles starts with the first step.”
The YouTube Monetization Dream
Millions of YouTube channels are set up every year with the dream of getting them monetized. Only a select number of channels every get monetized.
Most people give up before they reach the momentum that is necessary to generate the required watch time and subscribers.
On average it takes around 12 to 24 months to get an YouTube channel monetized. Some entrepreneurs have managed to reach the monetization requirements within 6 months.
I have set a goal to get my channel monetized within 12 months, I believe this is a more realistic time frame, consider that I am still working a full-time job.
The videos on the channel are currently created using royalty free footage and motivation speech from various influential speakers.
I cannot do these speeches at this current time, as I have no track record to base myself on. I am currently unknown in the motivational speaker realm. Once the channel starts to pick up traffic and subscribers, I will add my own videos.
I am currently offering motivational videos by others to enable people to transform their mindset and enable them to reach greater heights.
The End Goal
You may be wondering why I am trying to get my YouTube channel monetized, what I will achieve by doing it.
I am looking to create a monthly passive income that will enable me to cover my living expenses. This will enable me to quit my current employment and pursue my dream of becoming a full-time student of personal development and mind science.
My journey into the field of personal development started after a really dark period in my life. A car accident back in 2003 had turned my world upside down and placed me into severe depression.
I had to live with this depression, whilst taking care of my family. I had to look as though I was completely healed, whilst the fire of depression was burning inside me.
I started to look at self-help books and audio material to try and cope with the emotions that were causing havoc within me.
These self-help material have transformed my life. I have managed to live a semi-normal life, but still the deep emotions have not completely left my mind.
I started studying everything that I could find on the subjects of mindset transformation and personal development. This has given me a new perspective in life, it is about to get better now.
I have made a decision to create a monthly passive income to enable me study these subjects on a full-time basis and pass on the knowledge to as many people as possible.
There are many great people that have influenced me via their books, audio and videos in these areas. I would like to become like them in the very near future.
I want to gather the knowledge and pass on the useful stuff to the masses. I am working towards creating a streams of passive income that will enable me to work on the things that truly light up a spark in my soul.
One day in the very near future this dream is going to become my reality. I am in the planning stage to make this happen. It will take time and effort, and I am willing to do whatever it takes to reach my goal.
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