Thank you for wondering how your video likes/subscriptions help me to do more for you. First of all, videos that receive a lot of likes show up more often on YouTube. The more often they show up, the more ad revenue is generated. Now, I know what you’re thinking – this guy just wants to make money. Not entirely true, read on…
I have a full-time job that pays the bills and this is definitely not that. However, it’s expensive to buy the stuff needed to create new designs, review items and sometimes just have to say no or wait (my wife approves any big purchases). The more support I get from the channel, the more I can acquire new items to build, design or review. I don’t accept any free items for review from vendors, unless I specifically state in the video as such. To-date, there has only been one item that I did not personally buy myself (a USB Power Bank) and they were very kind and not pushy -that’s an immediate deal-breaker with me. This channel pays no bills and therefore no demands on my time will be accepted. My only goal is to provide my viewers with quality and un-biased information.
As far as subscribing to Wagner’s TechTalk, it shows me that you support the projects, videos and ideas that you see here. It is, of course, free for you to subscribe and just lets you keep up with new tech that I can bring to you. Several of my videos are projects that I designed myself, so you won’t see them anywhere else. I also have big plans for the future, but I’m not able to make them all happen at once due to time and costs. All projects I’ve created are free for you to download, such as OpenCADE, the Handheld Gaming Stand and others.
Along with many of these videos and projects, you’ll find links to various products. I am an associate to some those products which basically means it costs nothing extra for you. When you use the links I provide, I get a small percentage for referring you to that item. This never influences my reviews and I’m always honest about the pros/cons, even to the point of sometimes setting up custom pages to explain what does/doesn’t work well or things I personally need to figure out or get better at. This is just another way, outside of the ad revenue, to finance my crazy ideas for future projects.
So, that’s it. Liking videos, subscribing and using links to buy stuff are all ways you can help this channel. I then use that to design new stuff which I give back to you (again, all models/designs are free). Pretty simple. I’ve not made a profit yet and I don’t expect I will for the foreseeable future. In 2019 I spent well over $2,500 personally and brought in much less than half that. Just being as transparent as I can. This is a hobby for me and I appreciate any free support you’re willing to provide.