I have over 210.000 subs on Youtube and 325 followers on Steemit but which amount serves me better, and which platform serves you, my followers better?
As always you can watch the short video, read the blog or do both:
When it comes to deciding how 'well' I'm doing on a platform I like to look at 3 criteria; Exposure, Interaction and Earnings. To be honest I would rather not have income in the list, but hey creating content online is my full-time job so I have to earn my salary and therefore it is included.
Btw, keep in mind my piano youtube channel with over 200K subs is in a different niche than my Steemit blogs.
Whether you want to spread a message, or get leads for your sales-funnel, getting exposure on social media is essential to online entrepreneurs and companies. With exposure I mean, how many people are actually viewing your content. Let's dive straight into the numbers, on YouTube I get an average of 1300 views in the first 7 days on Steemit so far my posts have been getting over 200 views on average in 7 days most of them over 300. Keep in mind, on YouTube you may expect more views later whereas on Steemit after 7 days your blog is very far dawn on the trending pages. Yet most YouTubers see the highest number of views in the first week, depending on the niche. This is different for my niche, the piano niche :)
In the table below I show actual numbers and percentages based on followers. Example: if let's say 2000 people view my youtube videos, I will say 2000 views, 1 in 100 watches. Therefore: 200/1%
|Amount per Post in 7 Days||Youtube||Steemit|
|Likes/Votes (bot corrected)||49.5/0.02%||115/35.3%|
|Comments (bot corrected)||6.8/0.003%||29.8/9.14%|
|Earnings (bot corrected)||$1.6/$0.0000075||$25.4/$0.07|
As we can see Steemit is slaughtering YouTube even with absolute amounts, let alone the average amounts per follower. The interaction on Steemit compared to YouTube is just of the charts. 35% of my Steemit followers like my posts versus 0.02% on Youtube. 9.14% of my followers on Steemit comment, and the comments are of higher quality and longer, versus 0.003% on Youtube.
And in the earnings section I mean, come on YouTube I'm earning more than 10X more on Steemit per post, with almost 1000 times less followers. $0.07 per follower on Steemit compared to $0.0000075 per follower on YouTube.
I would rather have 500 Subs on Steemit than 500.000 on YouTube. I love the interaction here, I love the fact that I'm actually earning some money for my efforts. Most of all I love actually getting the Exposure and being able to change peoples lives for the better.