I’ve been outspoken about #AdPocalypse because it’s hurt me as a small YouTuber and creator. I was accepted into the YouTube Partner Program. The channel was also making a small amount of money. Even though my channel was new. I was already seeing results from the work that I was putting into the YouTube Platform. I was thinking to myself that since I was already a verified partner. That I would be grandfathered in, and wouldn’t have to worry about it.
How it Affected Me
When the #AdPocalypse hit me they demonetized my videos. I saw that I wasn’t making any money because my channel didn’t have the required 10,000 views. Since then I have reached the 1/2 way point and I’m on the downward slope to overcoming the #AdPocolypse nightmare. However, there are content creators that are still being affected by it. They are getting videos demonetized because they aren’t advertising friendly. Even though The video can be reviewed if the video can hit 1000 views in 7 days. For a larger YouTuber that isn’t hard to do, but as a small YouTuber that is extremely hard to do.
Are There Changes?
I have heard that YouTube is making changes to fix the #AdPocalypse. However, I haven’t heard or seen any changes at this point. Everything I’m hearing is content creators are still getting hit with the demonetization. I won’t know for a couple more months how it will affect my monetization. As a result, I am trying to figure out other ways to monetize my brand. I wrote my previous article Make Money As A Small YouTuber that has some of the steps I’m going through to monetize my brand. I am constantly trying to figure out what the next step is.
It’s Affecting Bigger YouTubers
One of the big YouTubers Casey Neistat has posted a few videos about the #AdPocalypse. Casey goes over his thoughts on what caused it. As well as what he thinks YouTube is doing or could do to resolve the situation.
Let me know what you think. Do you think the #AdPocolypse situation is getting better or worse? How were you affected by the #AdPocalypse, leave a comment and let me know what you think? If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me. I would be happy to help you in any way I can.