You don't get paid for views, you get paid for ad placements that you can convert if you are allowed to participate. Ad revenue is fighting technologies like brave browser and similar that are growing at an exponential rate.andylc wrote: ↑Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:19 amI was thinking that he should make a reasonable income from his YouTube videos, in that he has a couple hundred of them, with a sum of several million views and 50,000 or so subscribers, and for me at least I find his videos that most fun of the ‘big’ riders. But if you look at the figures it would seem that from YouTube he’s probably lucky to get a few thousand dollars a year.
It is a great shame the power that some of these platforms now have, they clearly do not distribute wealth fairly imo, and don't hesitate to do anything to increase profits.. even completely changing the business model after sellers signed up. They just seem to do what they want while people are blinded by science...
Also take into account fraud designed to please the algorithm. Paid views, comments.. etc designed to look organic, you cannot believe anything these days, in fact it is hard to get a start of social advertising media without defrauding the system. 50 000 views for $10 etc...
Then there is click fraud.. $20 billion of it.. serve up ads.. bots watch them... advertiser ends up paying for them.. YouTube Google or whoever ends up keeping their large chunk of this fraud.
Anyway.. I'll stop being boring.
Pay in kiteboarding is bad to terrible for most and I reckon it's only going to get worse as the sport fragments further into a ridiculous number of sub disciplines, more specialised equipment a d pandering to the needs of another sport ( world sailing exclusivly running kiteboarding championships with ridiculously low prize money)
It's a great opportunity though at the same time if you are lucky enough to get sponsorship. Business education/ mentoring/agent will go a long way towards more $
I have been sponsored in 2 sports and getting boxes of free stuff and small amount of $ is the most exciting thing ever doing what you love... when you are young. Then you grow up and it hits you... all the hype you thought was the real world is business and you have to have the same business head to do well as a sponsored rider.