Alright. Let me start off by saying I don’t know what category to put this in, so if a mod has any thoughts on what category it should be in, please move it.
Ok. So I’ve wanted to say this for a while, but haven’t wanted to be the guy who gets all negative and stuff in these forums, but I have seen some other people try To approach this topic more recently so I decided what the hell. I might as well post my thoughts on it too.
So I see a bunch of people who want to become big on V2, and YouTube some too, and then be famous and get rich off of it. I don’t know if your parents ever told you about the percent of highschool athletes who go on to play that sport in college (forgot the numbers but it was small) and from those college athletes the people who go on to become professional athletes (also very low). And these professionals are paid a bunch because there are not many who can do what they do. That’s why they are paid so much and are famous for doing whatever it is they do (sports or actors or other stuff). I don’t want to be the bad guy here, but the amount of people I see in the forums waiting for V2 to come out so they can “make it big” and be rich and famous is very disproportionate. I honestly don’t see it happening for all of you guys (no offense). Like if you guys do gain a huge following on V2 I’ll be happy for you, but I think a lot of people are over hyping themselves up from the beginning. And by doing this, I think most of these people will be disappointed because they won’t make it big. Like same thing with YouTube when they changed who could make money off videos. Seemed like a bunch of people were pissed, here in the forums, about that.
Back on the OG Vine, everybody used it, but merely as a social way. Then when it “died” the first time back in like 2012(?) a majority of the users hopped off the app. This was when all the famous Viners started making good quality content. And then when people saw this content and decided to go back to Vine, was when the artist became famous and started making money off of their Vines. I feel like since then, everybody has wanted to become famous on some app so they could be rich.
I’ve seen people post things about how they are trying to make like $8 on a YouTube video but needed ideas. I truly don’t want this to sound as bad as it’s going to sound, but if you’re that pressed for cash, maybe get a job??? Like you can definitely make more money working a minimum wage job doing that then try to do the $8 YouTube video. The job is more work, but it’s guaranteed and more money. I’m sorry. I just don’t think that it’s reasonable to think that everybody in these forums who is trying to become the next Paul brother or Lele Pons (using them as examples because everyone knows them and I think they are making a good amount of money now) is going to be successful. If that’s the sole reason for you being on this app, I’m sorry, but there’s a very good chance that that isn’t going to happen. If it does, good. Great for you. But I just want people to think about the possibility that it just might not work out for them.
Sorry this was so long.
Also. If there were any spelling/grammar mistakes. My bad. It’s 3am here, and when I’m tired I use the period way too much.
And uh. Oh yeah. Since it is kinda late, I might’ve forgot to mention stuff so this could seem weird, or something may not be explained enough or how I would’ve liked it to be explained. But yeah.