- Subscriber Goal
I use YouTube Shorts judiciously after posting longer form content. I will generally leave the shorts up for a few months, with the original long form video listed as the relevant video to it. I am not trying to drive shorts viewers as a rule, because even if I am pulling 5-8000 views on a short, it rarely translates to views to long form videos. Further, I don't want the bulk of my subscribers to be shorts viewers, since I will never be able to hit the monetization thresholds for shorts. I do CNC woodworking videos/tutorials, and it is a smaller niche. Hope this helps!