After 2 years and 75 000 upload views, YouTube monetized my One Hundred Jobs YouTube channel as part of their new monetization program. I was shocked that they finally extended the offer; it means that I can finally make ad revenue on all of my vlog episodes!
It's slightly overwhelming, though, because I spent hours this weekend reviewing my old content (how far I've come!) and filling out copyright info for over 100 videos. I will also be seeding my banked content on sites like Reddit and Buzzfeed soon, in hopes of getting a new influx of traffic and now valuable views.
Confession: I'm especially anxious because the new monetization option makes me want to immediately release a bigger, better second season of OneHundredJobs. I want Google to become one of my bigger clients and I want to be YouTube famous (the new fame!!!!!). Getting monetized brings me closer to that goal, which is an accomplishment I should be proud of after years of hard work and commitment to the unclear path.
IN OTHER JOBS:
I still do not have 1000 fans for Job 28, as arbitrary as some could argue the number/challenge to be, but I'm creating a "Psychology of Like" video next week that will hopefully push me into the completion zone. For Job 89, Mobovivo locked down the next two weeks to finish my voiceover work for them, so I am considering Job 89 complete. As for Job 99 and Job 100, I met with a Canadian stamp expert last week who thinks that my Canadian stamps are worth nothing (which I already knew) and who referred me to an American stamp appraiser. It looks like I will likely make more money selling stamps on E-bay individually than through a dealer, a task that I will undertake in the upcoming weeks.
Finally, for Job 100, I have sold over $1000 of Twitter advertising on MillionDollarTwitPage. Early adopters like the discount fashion and lifestyle retalier Dinstinct, InfoSecurity.pro pro Todd Plesco and the amazing Italian beer Birra Moretti all purchased squares. Remember, it's only as little as $100 to buy Twitter advertising for 7 years and be a part of our new vlog, which we intend to do interesting things with:
The 100th job setback I alluded to last week: our first sponsor, who shall remain nameless, deceived us and pulled out of the MillionDollarTwitpage project without paying for her month of ads, so I had to reedit the first episode of the MillionDollarTwitPage vlog and revise our sponsorship pitch package. However, her unethical behaviour did not kill our commitment to the project and I will continue to sell squares and create YouTube promotional content for the businesses who buy in for as long as there are spaces remaining. It's my job.
Before retirement, the jobs never end!