|Posted by Johnny Geib on December 27, 2014 at 2:55 AM|
Well, I have learned a lot during the last few months as I attempted to launch a "Videos For Sale" site to generate some revenue for upgrades to my video equipment for better quality videos. What I discovered is that once you offer so much for free it becomes expected and very difficult to get people to pay for what they have been receiving for free for so long.
Patreon and Pivotshare were HUGE failures for me and even when I posted a Youtube video explaining my motives and desires to do this all full time, the accusations of being a sell-out and money hungry were quite surprising. No matter where I put these 4 new videos or how much I advertised them, no supporters to Patreon and no sales on Pivotshare. Needless to say I was disappointed as well as surprised and can only assume that I lack a certain quality in what I do to make a living at it. Even those that were positive and supportive about my endeavor did not purchase or sign up as a supporter and that, to me, was very telling.
So I pulled everything down and the videos I tried to sell are now getting dozens of views and positive comments on Youtube. Go figure. So my backup plan is to at least monetize these videos through Youtube and try to put that small amount towards improvements.
And the part of me that wants to continue helping where I can and offering assistance to those that need it, is only disappointed because I can still only do this part time and not assist more people that really want help.