Payment for popular YT video?

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  1. the_randomizer
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    So, I got this email, regarding a very popular video on my YouTube channel about that happy baby fox running around? Somehow, I got a ridiculous number of views, and today, I received an email with the following text:


    Is this legit, should I follow up? I could definitely use the extra money and all that, but I don't want something horrific to happen. Advice? I thought it was a joke too, but it might be legit, I don't know.
     


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    Looks like scam, trash this asap.
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Yeah, I mean, I get that certain people get monetized for videos, and while that'd be nice (and impossible, my other videos don't get over 1 million views), so it seems fishy.
     
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    not only that, but their ads running on your video? They most likely are going to not pay you, and grab all the cash from their content.
     
  5. brickmii82

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    Can you email YouTube to verify its authenticity?
     
  6. jefffisher

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    i think it's legit but if they are offering you $550 for the video it's probably worth more than that. hasn't youtube been paying you for it?
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Nope, this is the first time I've gotten an offer on this particular video, at least, I don't know how monetization works for things like this.

    How can I go about doing that?

    No ads right now, no, something about this does seem off.
     
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    I get paid $6.59 (*.7 for partnership take, and then *.98 for paypal fees, so a total of $4.52074) for 6,264 views, so you might be able to use that ratio to determine how much the video is worth based on its number of views. just throwing something out there, this may or may not be relevent
     
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    you should monetize it i'm pretty sure youtube pays like $1000 for per million views you'd have $2k by now
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    No idea, really, not sure why i haven't been approached by this earlier.
    Hmm, maybe, still, no idea if this email is legit.
     
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    It could be, idk
     
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    1k per million :unsure:
     
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    I need to somehow find out.

    Yeah, no idea why they approached now and not earlier, heck, yes, I did consider monetizing videos, but all others never get to that level.
     
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    can u link ur video
     
  15. the_randomizer
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Here's the video in question

     
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    I think it sounds dodgy, I wouldn't respond back and if they keep emailing you then well it's mostly a scam.
     
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    They only emailed that one time, I haven't replied to her email yet, but I do admit having some extra money would be nice, but still..
     
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    Don't fell for it. It's obviously a bait
     
  19. the_randomizer
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    And it's a shame that it is, but I guess that I was never meant to get any kind of monetizing on my videos, given very few reach more than 100 views. Heck, it's the reason why I've considered let's play videos, but even those don't do well.
     
  20. sarkwalvein

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    Talk with google and monetize the video and we in gbatemp will probably keep giving views to it, watching through all the ads for the goodness of your pocket. No sarcasm.

    I would give you a couple more views, that video is beautiful.
     
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