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Thursday, April 29, 2010

YouTube Partner (VIDEO)

"They [The Grateful Dead] founded a profitable merchandising division and, peace and love notwithstanding, did not hesitate to sue those who violated their copyrights. But they weren’t greedy, and they adapted well. They famously permitted fans to tape their shows, ceding a major revenue source in potential record sales. According to Barnes, the decision was not entirely selfless: it reflected a shrewd assessment that tape sharing would widen their audience, a ban would be unenforceable, and anyone inclined to tape a show would probably spend money elsewhere, such as on merchandise or tickets. " - Management Secrets of the Grateful Dead by Joshua Green, appearing at 'The Atlantic'

YouTube has acted as a wonderful 'marketing tool' for my blog here, and getting my message out there. With 300 + videos however, I wasn't generating any revenue from this marketing tool. It was rather pleasing to see that after some time, my application for YouTube partnership was approved today.

In addition to the positive aspect of garnering a bit of ad revenue for myself, this also brings benefits to my loyal YouTube subscriber base ...

(Video Included. If you're seeing this entry elsewhere and cannot play the video? Click this link to go to the exact video entry ...)

I think it's rather ironic, that the first video that I made after I made partner was only 7 minutes long ....

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Note: This is not an investment or trading recommendation. The losses in trading can be very real, and depending on the investment vehicle, can exceed your initial investment. I am not a licensed trading or investment adviser, or financial planner. But I do have over 13 years of experience in trading and investing in these markets. The Challenge accounts are run for the education of other traders who should make their own decisions based off their own research, and tolerance for risk.

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