Over the last few years, it has become harder and harder to keep my Photoshop & Lightroom training free of charge. As more people enter the online video world, and as platforms like YouTube focus more on larger content creators with advertising money, the little people (me) start to feel the pain. Views aren’t what they used to be, and revenue, well, you can imagine which direction that’s going, as well.
I have tried many different solutions to try to keep the bills paid. Premium content was ignored, paid courses were given the cold shoulder, and donations were slim. As this is what I do for a living, I’m approaching the point where I may not have a choice but to move all my content to a paid subscription.
Aren’t You a YouTube Partner?
I certainly am, and have been since 2008. The problem, as I mentioned above, is that as large companies buy up the top spots around YouTube, my content drops in rankings, receiving less views, and less revenue. It also doesn’t help that there are a ton more Photoshop educators uploading content every day.
To give you a bit of perspective, back in 2008/2009, my videos were receiving well over 80,000 views per day on average. Today, I’m lucky to hit 15,000. While I can’t discuss specifics about revenue, it’s going in the same direction.
Donate with PayPal!
If you’d like to help keep my content free, the best method of donation is PayPal! Below, you’ll find single donation options, as well as an option to set up a monthly contribution.
Whether you choose to donate or not, thank you for continuing to watch my content. Hopefully I can keep releasing free training for years to come!