Establishing a career through YouTube. Impossible now?
Those of you who frequent the video sharing site YouTube may know that recently it has suffered what is being called the "Ad-pocalypse." For those unaware, the gist of it is that after a good bit of controversy, many advertisers have pulled out of the advertising program on YouTube. As a result, hundreds of content creators experienced massive drops in revenue and have been finding it difficult to make a living through the video sharing platform.
Because of the situation, many experienced YouTubers claim that starting a channel and monetizing it under YouTube's current condition is not only extremely difficult, but almost impossible. This can be incredibly disheartening to anyone who may have aspired to start their own channel, and perhaps even make a living there. Needless to say, I'm one of those people.
My question is, do you yourself own a YouTube channel? If so, what is your channel about and have you been able to establish a living off of it, or is it simply a hobby for now? I'd love to hear your stories and experiences!