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Searching for Audience

What Do You Want to See?

On YouTube and any other form of social media or writing-related content, the content provider must find an audience to become successful. YouTube offers analytical features for creators to use to determine the content viewers and subscribers like.

Thus comes the title, “Search for Audience” for this short blog post with an embedded YouTube Short (content less than 60-seconds). If you have a preference for the YouTube or blog content on StraightfromthePen, please do not hesitate to express your opinion. (If you DO NOT want any comment or feedback posted publicly, let me know and I won’t approve it for posting on here.)

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YouTube Success

WORKING ON BECOMING YOUTUBE STAR https://www.youtube.com/@WayneTDowdy3

In the last twenty-eight days, according to the average YOUTUBE SUCCESS rate for new YouTubers, I am beginning to shine, but am still a work-in-process.

I listened to one YouTuber who now earns a six-digit income, who said it took one year to get the first 100 Watch Hours. I feel blessed to have over 100 in the last 28-days on my main channel (@WayneTDowdy).

A.I. Bing Doesn’t Communicate Well

To verify the above statement about “average YOUTUBE SUCCESS rate for new YouTubers,” I decide to use some artificial intelligence to get an actual number, but I didn’t find what I wanted. Here is what BING says:

My Question: average time for new YouTubers to get 100 watch hours
Sent message. average time for new YouTubers to get 100 watch hours
Searching for: average time for new YouTubers to get 100 watch hours

Searching for: average time for new YouTubers to get 100 watch hours

Generating answers for you…

Hello, this is Bing. I searched the web for your query and found some relevant information.

According to one source1, to apply to the YouTube Partner Program, you’ll need to have at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of Watch Time on your channel. And even then, you need to set up an AdSense account and accept all of YouTube’s terms and conditions to move forward with the application.

Another source2 suggests that choosing a topic for your channel that is not too broad or too narrow, creating engaging content, optimizing your videos for SEO, and collaborating with other creators are some of the strategies that can help you grow your YouTube channel.

A third source3 states that the ideal watch time can vary due to a range of factors like the content type and video length. In general, they take 50-60% as a benchmark. If you get an Average View Duration of 70-80%, the video is performing well.

A fourth source4 provides some mathematical examples of how to reach the 240,000 minutes of Watch Time needed for monetization. For instance, they say that you could make 240 videos at 10 minutes long, with each getting 100 views.

I hope this information helps you with your YouTube goals.

  1. vidiq.com
  2. freecodecamp.org
  3. blusteak.com
  4. zachsnyderproductions.medium.com

At any rate, I feel I am off to a great start. One thing that caught my attention on my channel is that the listed start date is October 31, 2011, which is one of the years I was in federal prison. One of my loved ones must have used YouTube on my behalf and created the channel on that date. February 6, 2023 was the date of the first video posted (private).


In closing, I hope you will bless me by Liking, Subscribing, and Sharing my YouTube channels to help grow the channels, and in doing so, know that you are appreciated and are contributing to a worthy cause. Thank you!