I Tried YouTube Automation for 100 days
In the fast-paced world of online content creation, the allure of making money through YouTube automation is undeniable. For the last 100 days, I embarked on a journey to test the waters of this intriguing side hustle by starting a faceless YouTube channel. In this article, I'll provide an honest review of my experience, reveal how much money I made, and help you decide if this could be a viable source of income for you. There's other YouTube channels that claim substantial earnings, from a few hundred to even tens of thousands of dollars every month, using YouTube automation. Let's dive into my journey, where I didn't hold back on anything and shared the whole process.
Background: To ensure maximum automation and minimum effort on our part, we aimed to outsource various aspects of video production. From scripting and visuals to voiceovers, background music, and video editing, we sought to eliminate our workload entirely. Additionally, we decided to focus on the finance niche, given our prior experience in creating such content. While some channels rely on AI websites for YouTube automation, we opted for a different approach, hiring freelancers on Fiverr to create our faceless videos.
Videos #1: The $50 Budget: Our first foray into YouTube automation involved a $50 budget for two videos. The promise was enticing: engaging scripts, voiceovers, two HD videos, premium stock footage, thumbnails, and copyright music—all designed to make viral content. However, the results were far from impressive. The videos, focused on topics like the origins of Standard Oil and airline class economics, failed to gain significant views, with limited engagement and an unsatisfactory like ratio.
Videos #2: The $150 Budget: We decided to up the ante and invest $150 for a more extensive YouTube automation service, expecting better results. This time, the freelancer claimed to have five years of experience in YouTube automation and video editing. The results were a mixed bag. While one video performed exceedingly well, accumulating over 32,000 views, the other, centered on Radio Shack, barely gained any traction. This outcome highlighted the unpredictability of YouTube success.
Videos #3: The $250 Budget: Our highest budget investment, at $250, involved a freelancer with a 4.9 out of 5 rating, promising a comprehensive YouTube automation service. This package included scriptwriting, voiceovers, visuals, thumbnails, channel setup, niche research, video intro and outro, SEO optimization, and banner and logo design. Despite our high expectations, these videos did not perform as well as anticipated and ranked as the lowest-performing among all our purchased content.
Videos #4: Bonus Round: Motivated by one video's success, we decided to double down and buy four more videos from the same freelancer. While these videos performed decently, none of them achieved the same level of success as our medium-budget content.
Key Findings: Despite not achieving viral status, this experiment was far from a failure. Based on potential ad revenue, we estimated that the channel could make about $45 per video on average. With regular uploads, the channel could continue to grow, garnering more subscribers and views, thereby increasing its earnings over time.
In conclusion, YouTube automation can be a plausible side hustle if you're willing to commit to it. The key is perseverance and a willingness to learn and adapt. Whether you're creating a faceless channel or putting your face in front of the camera, consistency and patience are the ultimate keys to success. The channel is still live, and its videos are public, so you can use it as a case study to see which types of content performed better than others.
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In the world of YouTube, success may not come overnight, but with determination, you can build a profitable channel. This is Kevin, your financial tutor, signing off. Peace!
Check out the YouTube automation channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@Biz_Journey