How long it takes for Content Creator to grow their channel?
Basically, you can search for tons of videos on YouTube and those YouTubers will tell you their journey and advice to build your channel. But, my content here is more general and I did not talk about any specific platform like YouTube. I just want to share my thought on my opinion that as a Content Creator, how long it takes to grow the channel to let said 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours video watched.
For discussion's sake, let's take YouTube as a benchmark, and their monetization qualification is mentioned above. 4,000 hours is equal to 240,000 minutes. Just assuming you made a video that is 5 minutes long, you need to watch it 48,000 times to complete this requirement. Let me make it more simple which is you need to watch the video for 166.67 days! That is with the assumption you have 1 subscriber and the person watches the video every day for 24 hours for the next 166 days.
Ok. I am lost here because the calculation will become more complicated when you factor in the growth rate of your subscriber, the minutes each person will watch, and the drop-out rate.
So, tell me, how long do I need to wait in order to monetize my YouTuber channel? My best guess, 1 year will be an average. If you are any celebrities or you have a huge network of friends, then, maybe in a few months or days. I am talking about growing the subscriber to reach the 1,000 marks only. For 4,000 hours view, it still needs to take some time. My best guess is still a few months.
Today I saw an article that inspires me which is regarding a person name Siswanto from Indonesia.