Tuesday, 24 January 2017

69. Inspirational song

To kickstart the day, I tuned in to French rap/hip-hop radio Hot108. Not being a particular fan of this genre, the French language usually makes it sound plus mechant. Exactly what I need sometimes. Now, somewhere in the timeline of this super productive morning I found myself listening to the tunes of O.T. Genasis: Push it.

I’ll not go into the full details of what the song is exactly about, but with a refrain like:

Push it, push it
Push it, push it
Push it, push it
Push it, push it
Push it, push it
Push it, push it
Push it, push it
Push it, push it
Go get the money, go get the money
Go get the money, go get the money
Go get the money, go get the money
Go get the money go get the money
Push it, push it
Push it, push it
Push it, push it
Push it, push it
Push it, push it
Push it, push it
Push it, push it
Push it, push it
Go get the money, go get the money
Go get the money, go get the money
Go get the money, go get the money
Go get the money, go get the money

Spot on!

Royalties and rights of music might be a lot less than before the illegal downloads were so widely available on the internet. Still, income is income and I believe that bringing out a genuinely good song that is being played every now and again on the radio is a form of passive income. As long as there’s no need to appear in shows and live performances (otherwise it would not be passive anymore).
If radio is aimed a bit too high, let’s just go for creating original content to post on youtube. I’ve been involved in a few youtube experiments now. Without sharing my other channels here, I can give my conclusion or recommendation on Adsense:

All you need is content, as soon as you’ve reached a certain amount of uploads you’ll find that the public knows how to find you (if you put the search keys in logically). Ok, don’t expect an instant hit, this might take a couple of years even. But still, at this moment, I”ve got a more or less stable income of 1USD per month in Adsense from youtube.
  • With in total less than an hour worth of uploaded material;
  • With content that does not show my identity;
  • Without requiring any real skill;
  • Without investing money for making the content.
If I assume monetization to be a linear process: (I really would not know) in order to make 3000 USD a month, I need to multiply my uploaded content by 3000.

3000 / 24 = meaning only 125 days of non-stop broadcasting is required :).

Up next, I’m going to pitch an idea:

Short good news messages on Youtube from my followers and readers: That’s right! I’m going to set up a feel-good channel. Since already for quite a while I noticed bad news (attacks, terrorism, earthquakes, fires, etc) seems to be  broadcasted way more than good news. Think of it: when’s the last time you’ve seen good news in the news?

There’s only 2 rules:
  1. You don’t have to reveal any identity or give personal details;
  2. You start the video with: ”Hi Dutchlakehouse! My feel-good story of today is: … [ and then you share your feel good moment]”;
  3. Be nice,  follow all rules as posted by Google and relevant partners (including but not limited to Blogger, Youtube, Adsense etc.);
  4. TheDutchlakehouse gains all the rights to content send in and makes a manual selection of what is uploaded onto the channel (to make sure it really is good news!);
  5. That’s it!

Make sure you share yours today at thedutchlakehouse@gmail.com!

Have an awesome day!