For many years I have cursed my luck when it comes to making a living on line. I had a YouTube channel that earned thousands in revenue gained millions of views and thousands of subscribers. YouTube’s own stats once revealed that YouTube were going to pay me thousands of pounds for my video views. They never did, the stats simply cleared and my videos were hit with copyright laws and actions due to the music I used in the videos. From that day I literally had to start again! First I created my own music (to avoid copyright strikes) then I began to make a new catalog of videos. I try to make every obstacle they put in my way a new opportunity to do something different if it were not for YouTube acting the way they do I would have probably never started making music (using LMMS software, well recommended if you want to make music) and I loved making music.
Despite their corporate ads YouTube pay low and slow, I also sell DVDs and Downloads on Amazon its another slow supply of cash that comes in handy, Ads on my website also pay me but that barely covers the cost of maintaining and paying for the site. With these small incomes which are not enough to live on I was close to being forced to say goodbye to by blogs and finding a real job again. I was nearly made homeless and relied upon hand outs to be honest I was in a fooking mess.
Steemit and Bitcoin have not only offered an alternative income but a future and hope that is something that was dying fast on platforms such as YouTube and Facebook for many people.
The irony is that the only reason many people end up on sites like Steemit and therefore cryptocurrency is due to the actions, manipulation and greed of sites like YouTube and Facebook. YouTube and Facebook owned this market but their greed and determination to manipulate what you read and watch could just be all that a site like Steemit needs to become a huge success and maybe even one day as dominate as YouTube and Facebook are/were.
Despite my luck I have blogged or worked towards my YouTube channel and website nearly everyday for eight years. There are two things that you need in this world luck and persistence