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YouTube Question To post, or to not to post? That is the question.

The Jungle Explorer

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Okay. I am not a huge fan of Shorts (as some of you know all too well). However, my granddaughter did something on camera that, I am sure would go viral as a short and I am tempted to post it on my channel even though it is completely out of my niche. I have already done some posting in private groups on WhatApp, and it has exploded.

So, should I post it on my channel even though it is totally out of my niche?
 

Amanda Summers

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I'm struggling with the same issue, but I think a cute kid is always a good interjection. I get so many ideas and think about making a video about it, but then think better of it. I want to put a couple of recipes up, for example. But I'm a horrible cook and it would be more of a comedy show than a cooking channel if I tried it. I just found a couple of things that work for me.
People subscribe for more of the same, not everything and anything. However, a cute kid doing something will always put a smile and that's always OK.
 

Amanda Summers

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I have another problem with this question. I have 2 travel-to-Nepal channels, very small and refusing to grow. I'm starting a crowding funder for our NGO we have registered here in Nepal. The Nepali are not so savvy about anything outside of Facebook. The funding site allows peer-to-peer fundraising so our interns and volunteers can easily share the project and any donations will come to their credit. Out of 8, only 1 or 2 of them figured it out. I think a tutorial-type video would be helpful, but I don't know about putting it on the channel. So, should I put this up on one of my channels? Maybe the one with less than 50 subs? Then I could use it to get more volunteers. A lot of people are looking to help environmental projects in Nepal even before they come and we only need fundraising now. We offer a great deal for the volunteers-free homestay and tour of Kathmandu without having to work. Good idea or not?
 
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The Jungle Explorer

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I have another problem with this question. I have 2 travel-to-Nepal channels, very small and refusing to grow. I'm starting a crowding funder for our NGO we have registered here in Nepal. The Nepali are not so savvy about anything outside of Facebook. The funding site allows peer-to-peer fundraising so our interns and volunteers can easily share the project and any donations will come to their credit. Out of 8, only 1 or 2 of them figured it out. I think a tutorial-type video would be helpful, but I don't know about putting it on the channel. So, should I put this up on one of my channels? Maybe the one with less than 50 subs? Then I could use it to get more volunteers. A lot of people are looking to help environmental projects in Nepal even before they come and we only need fundraising now. We offer a great deal for the volunteers-free homestay and tour of Kathmandu without having to work. Good idea or not?
After the Nepal earthquakes of 2015, I funded and equipped a small team of relief workers that were boots on the ground within 72-hours. The team had high medical skills and had been through my survival training, but the original organization that sponsored them would not let them use those skills to help the precious people of Nepal. Unfortunately, many of the organizations that were there to help, were content to sit around and pray for people instead of doing anything tangible. My team contacted me with the satphone I had provided to them and I told them to leave that organization and find a new one that was actually doing something. They hopped on a truck with some Rubicon volunteers and ended up signing up with the WHO, and spent the rest of their time building clinics and reestablishing vital systems to villages. Unfortunately, almost a week of precious time was lost sitting around doing nothing because of the lack of order and direction by the "Humanitarian NPOs" in Nepal. Fortunately for my team, I am a survival expert and had outfitted them with fully equipped survival packs that allowed them to be a help and not a burden on the system. My team came back from Nepal a bit upset at what they saw, which was a huge waste of resources that was spent to take care of volunteers with big hearts but no skill, and group leaders and directors that also had no clue what to do.

I think anything you can do to better train volunteers and team leaders so they can be more effective, is a really good thing. To me, this type of content is so narrow, that it deserves its own channel, unless of course, you already have a channel for your NPO. Just my opinion.
 

Jasmeen David

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go ahead post it .don't think about niche kids always doing cute things in front of camera. viewers gonna appreciate the actions of kid. i am pretty sure about it... lots of love
 

Amanda Summers

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Thank you for your work here in Nepal. I helped to build 50 shelters and rebuilt 2 village homes during that time. It was such a horrible time for the Nepalese. I am so happy living here. I never thought I could be this happy. I think I will put it on my smallest channel and talk about the project and then let viewers know they can donate or start their own campaign for us. I guess since it's about Nepal it will work.
 

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I would stop to think about if it will get you the right views. If you're getting lots of subscribers from that video, but they're not interested in the content that you make, then you've probably just hurt your channel, because YouTube will see that as your audience doesn't like your videos, and you'll get less views.
 
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The Jungle Explorer

The Jungle Explorer

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I would stop to think about if it will get you the right views. If you're getting lots of subscribers from that video, but they're not interested in the content that you make, then you've probably just hurt your channel, because YouTube will see that as your audience doesn't like your videos, and you'll get less views.
In 99.99% of the cases, you would be correct. In my case, I have almost fifteen thousand of the least loyal subscriber on YouTube. Less than 0.5% of them ever watch my videos anyway. One wonders why they even subscribe at all. The overwhelming majority of my views come from search.