Lots of people make a decent living on YouTube, I do not make nothing! In fact 25000 subs, 18 million views over a four years has paid me less than £200. Why? I believe if I were making videos of me playing and promoting computer games, spewing anti Islamic and anti Christian bullshit or make up tutorials I would have been paid the $13000 YouTube’s own stats showed me I earned two years ago.
Why should you give a fuck that Google are ripping off people like me? Simple answer really.
Google refusing to pay me simply because they dislike the political messages in my videos shows that Google are against freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom in general. I don’t care how big Google are they should still have no right in financially starving bloggers, video makers and vloggers.
As well as financial attacks Google are also hiding videos in the dark depths of YouTube, I have had many subscribers from different locations informing me that videos are not working in their countries despite YouTube showing me the videos are available worldwide or just blocked in Germany.
YouTube is also removing views from view counts for example I have seen videos that have seen my videos have 600 views one day the next they have had 550. YouTube view counts are blatantly manipulated in fact they are complete BULLSHIT. They do not even bother to clean up the mess it leaves on your stats which means your stats show complete nonsense, my one video had more views from one single link than Google counted for all views.
GOOGLE’s ILLEGAL, UNFAIR, OPPRESSIVE ATTACK ON ME!
After nearly six years of uploading videos on to YouTube (first videos were pretty pointless) my channel has gained nearly 25000 subscribers, 17 million views and has been watch for over 70 million hours worldwide since September 2012! Does this make my YouTube channel a success? Yes, in terms of views and overall reception but financially, I have not had so much success. 197 USD YouTube reckon I have earned over the six year period, WTF is that? Google/YouTube can take their $197 and shove it up their tight, greedy, corrupt corporate asses.
Their own stats once acknowledged they owed me 13000 USD only for the $13000 to suddenly disappear. I have written letters, sent emails to every Google contact address I can find including YouTube “help” which is about as helpful as a lump on your balls! YouTube have always placed ads on my work and I know that advertising on YouTube is expensive so YouTube/Google are making a killing on my work, when I am relying on working tax credits.
I believe this exposes the greed and parasitic behavior that people have come to hate about these leeches and when I say leeches I mean corporations in general. As well as not paying me for my videos, Google have also removed videos under false claims, all of my videos removed have since been put back on to YouTube because in the vast majority of cases I have won appeals based on the grounds that the claims were false! I believe that in some cases these claims on YouTube videos are attempts of political censorship but most of the time they are just greedy businesses wanting to make money from other peoples work, these businesses usually back down if you appeal as in most cases they have no legal right to the videos they claim they own. Despite this they can still put your channel in bad standing and this can remove features from your channel.
The choice of music in my videos has cost me dearly as background music is often used by YouTube as an excuse to not pay one penny to the video-maker. But I believe what has cost me the most is the wrong videos, with the wrong messages and the greed of the parasite corporations that are sucking the internet dry.