There is so much that goes on behind the scenes of being a YouTuber. I'd be happy to provide insight of how I go about making my videos and how I see social media impacting our future.
Here is my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdC0An4ZPNr_YiFiYoVbwaw
I love your content!... But without trying to sound like a dick... is the voice an act? Sorry if this sounded really mean. I'm just wondering if it is an act or not.
I emphasize my voice to sound as clear as possible for non-native english speakers. Someone made that complaint a few years ago and it made sense. They said I didn't speak clear enough.
Do you never get sick? You would think your voice would sound different when you are sick, however you always sound the same
The last time I got sick was about 2 years ago. I've been very fortunate or I just have a good immune system. No idea! I do worry about that!
Did you struggle to find an audience when you first started? Or did it happen quickly?
Daily Dose grew very slowly. At around 10,000 subscribers my video of the voice actor of Spongebob swearing exploded with 2 million views in like a month. I actually gave up on the channel, but 2 months later that video took off so I jumped back on!
Where do you get your clips from mostly? Alot of the clips you use I've seen on reddit before, but do you also use clips that are directly sent to you?
I use a lot of clips that are sent directly to me. The fanbase typically sends me videos of their pets or something nature related.
Has a comment ever bothered you?
yes, the ones that say that I steal videos which 100% not the case. I need to ask for permission and make sure proper papers are signed. The licensing process is not fun. I buy a few videos per episode from licensing companies.
What do you do to relieve stress?
nature walks. I totally love nature. I'm obsessed with bees. When they are pollinating flowers, they literally do not care that you exist. You can poke them and they won't do anything. They are simply too busy to care.
Would you have imagined your self in this position years ago, or did you have different plans?
Never did I ever imagine this. Never haha. I had no idea what I was doing with my life a few years ago. I was simply an office drone working at a bank.
How are you doing?
I used to watch your Black Ops 2 story time/commentary videos back in the day with Sir NOSAJ.
Glad to see that you’ve made a great channel for yourself. Best wishes to you.
thank you! Thanks for watching for so long!
How long does it take to get permission for each clip?
It depends on how long it takes for the person to respond. The other day I actually had someone respond to an email I sent 2 years ago! it was the record-breaking rock skipping video I posted about 2 weeks ago!
My SO asks: are you married?
UPDATE: I have asked very few AMA questions over the years, so of course the first one I get an answer for is my GF wanting to see if the DDOI dude is available.....
How do you find your content. Do people submit it?
A lot of people submit videos! I think I get at least 40 submissions every day! I typically find my videos on Instagram! But I will search all over Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Greetings from Germany, How does it feel to have viewers from all over the world and to make so many people's day's just that much better?
It's super cool. I try to make my videos so that anyone from any part of the world can enjoy and understand!
What was your main motivation to start your YouTube channel?
Back in 2015, I was looking at YouTube and saw so many awful, low quality videos getting millions of views. I thought to myself, what if someone actually made some high quality videos that anyone can enjoy?
Do you ever get recognized because of your voice?
only one time. I was getting my haircut and the woman said she recognized it and said her son always plays my videos!
Please may we have more bloopers? It may just me but bloopers everywhere once in a while just make a good laugh.
Btw, great job on the videos!
bloopers come naturally! Can't be forced. Haven't had any good ones in a while.
Love your videos! I think I remember one where you featured a clip of your own cat - am I right? If so, how is the cat doing?
my cat died about 1.5 years ago. I miss her but thank you!
Would you feel guilty if you click baited your audience for once?
I would never do that. That's a good way to destroy trust in your audience.
How are you? And how is everyone?
I'm ok. 2020 has actually been the most challenging and difficult year of my life. I'm searching for the path of true happiness and I still have not found it yet.
How do you decide what content should go in which video? And which content should be the thumbnail?
I typically have a pretty good feel for what types of videos and thumbnails will attract the most attention and typically go with that video.
Did you ever think you could make a career from YouTube when you first started?
Never. I just made the videos for fun when I first started.
Do you re-record the intro and outro every time or do you just reuse audio?
I re-use the audio for the intro only. That's it!
Whats your goal when you make videos?
I want those 3 minutes and 20-ish seconds to be the best 3 minutes and 20-ish seconds of your life!
Didn't you use to make COD videos or something a long time ago?
yes! Sir NOSAJ is my youtube channel for that
do you ever reuse clips? how do you keep track if you dont
I don't re-use any clips. I have pretty good memory and I think I have only re-used a clip once or twice.
Why do you emphasize YOUR?
because that's the most important part of the catch phrase. It's about you, the viewer.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
hopefully living in a log cabin in the woods of Montana
how do you get your microphone audio sound so good?
I'm not sure! I use a $50 blue yeti microphone
Hi daily dose, i just wanted to thank you for always making my grandmother happy with your videos, she loved them. Please look at this post 🙏❤️https://www.reddit.com/r/dailydoseofinternet/comments/i7sd81/thank_you_daily_dose_of_internet_my_grandmother/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
How long does it take for you to make one DDOI?
Editing is about 4 hours. Looking for videos about 12 hours.
who was your biggest inspiration that ultimately started your drive for youtube?
Selling hot dogs to international celebrity.
I really like your content and would appreciate if you would comment back! :) Also, (this may have been answered) why is there a Viral Hog thing at the bottom of the clips?
crediting the licensing company I got the video from
how long did it take you to realize you were relevant?
I'm really not relevant, my YouTube channel is. Thank you though!
What are your thoughts on twitch streamers reacting to your content?
I love it!
Monster energy drink or Doritos?
I don't eat junk food like ever. Very rare. But yes doritos.
What’s the story behind the logo?
I made it myself and thought it looked cool
The Video clips you've uploaded, most come from which countries?
How is it so easy to find so interesting stuff for people to enjoy?
I have a pretty good feel for knowing what people will like. Sometimes there's a video that's super popular and I don't think it's funny or interesting at all, but I still share it because, for whatever reason, other people seem to really like it!
Do you watch other people’s videos on YouTube?
Lazarbeam, Fresh, and Dunkey mostly.
I have several questions. 1. What pets do you have? 2. Has a fan ever recognized you in real life? 3. What was the best animal encounter you ever had? 4. What was the best place you have ever traveled to? 5. What kind of video games do you play, and if so, do you plan on streaming someday? 6. Who was the creepiest person you've ever met?
Also, I know a channel called "Wildlife Behind Our Home in Hendersonville, NC", and I was thinking that some videos/clips of that channel could be put in your videos. You could bring more attention to that channel as well.
What has been your biggest issue with YouTube thus far?
I used to have a lot of problems with YouTube and used to get very angry with them, but then I realized I just didn't understand the legal side of things. It makes sense why they do many things. I guess the biggest problem is that people can't get paid for making covers of songs. Artists should be able to get paid for their work.
I know that you take a lot of time to properly licence videos, but how often do you end up paying for clips? When you do pay, about how much does it cost? Is it a flat fee, or based on the number of veiws you get?
(I know all of the answered are "it depends" but on average.)
Also, and I know that it's not polite to ask this (and you don't have to answer), but how much do you make per video?
videos cost anywhere between $50 and $500. I usually buy a few videos per episode.
You have been pumping out quality content consistently, aside from the change from daily uploads to every other day uploads...
How do you do it? Do you ever run out of videos? Do you have clips stored for the next episode and the episode after that?
I never run out of videos and I never will. The internet is massive. There's a lot more than Instagram and Tik Tok out there.
Do you ever struggle to find good clips, because it seems like you put out a good video 2-3 times a week?
Sometimes it can be hard, but that's usually my fault because I was too busy to search.
How come you sound so nice? Hope your doing well bro
I want to be nice. There's too much negativity and wasted aggression on the internet.
I’m actually about to start a YouTube channel of animation tutorials but I’m really nervous about being on camera since I’m so used to being behind the scenes in production. I want to stand out and use my personality onscreen, but I’m nervous!
Would you say it’s super important to be on camera if you’re doing tutorials/screen share for software/content?
it's not important, but could be helpful for grabbing the viewer's attention.
What inspired you to make this type of content?
too many bad videos on YouTube. I knew I could make better videos than other larger YouTubers.
i’ve been watching you since Dec 22 2018 or 2017 i can’t remember but i remember going back to your channel and seeing all your old videos gone why did you delete them?
I used to watch your fortnite videos on your other channel back in 2018 but I forgot what was the name of that channel??
Why are you posting your videos that late?
3pm Chicago time is late? Sure if you are in Europe, but majority of my viewers are in the USA.
what do you think of the british east india company?
are they still in business? I don't know anything about them other than they were the richest company ever. Is that right?
What kind of music do you like?
I like every genre of music. Every genre is good depending on the situation or mood.
I like M83 and Hans Zimmer!
There is absolutley no swearing in my videos. Perhaps they were really old videos?
When you watch your own videos do you hate the sound of your own voice? I can’t get through posting things because I feel that my voice is bad.
I hate my regular voice but love my acting voice on YouTube...so no I don't cringe haha
I discovered your channel through twitch, awesome work ! Do you make best of ? Let’s say best of 2019 . If not, have you thought about it ?
I already did best of the internet for 2019. I'm excited to make another for 2020!
What gave you the idea to make these short videos and how do you choose which ones to put in?
The attention span of people is getting horter shorter. So my videos are very short to handle that!
Do you ever feel like a parasite for clipping other peoples work or vids and compiling it into content for your channel?
never because I am buying videos and getting permission.
Are you a consumer if YouTube content yourself?
If so, which is likely, what are some of your favourite channels?
Dunkey, Lazarbeam, Fresh
Out of all the doses of internet you've shared, which ones have stuck with you the most?
Do you ever consider leaving youtube, if so why?
How do you get your information?
my goal is to eventually completley remove myself from the internet except for like Instagram so I can share nature pictures and videos. That won't happen for a very very long time.
What is the longest you had to wait to get permission from an owner of some video to share that video. Does anyone refuse being in Daily Dose of Internet?
About 2 years was the longest and yes people say no all the time. Usually they are doctors.
I’ve been watching your clips for a long time, I always find them really interesting. But anyways:
1: favorite color?
2: what is your favorite video you’ve made?
Midnight blue and I'm not sure, I have so many. I really don't remember!
Do you know if any of your compilations made a video gain enough traction to make that YouTuber more popular?
100% yes. I get messages from people after i share their video thanking me for sharing their video to such a large audience.
Has there ever been a video that you REALLY wanted to put up but couldn’t for one reason or another?
All the time. Every day. Usually it's because someone gets hurt or it's a super dangerous stunt or it's not kid-friendly
Do you know what happened to those videos that were deleted a few years back?
copyright issues. They are old videos that I made just for fun and didn't get permission for. They weren't deleted. Just made private.
Are you the only person behind the channel? Or do you have multiple people working to sort through videos and edit them?
I am the only person working on the channel, but I do have a few companies I work with!
Where did you learn to edit and do you watch anime?
I learned from YouTube videos and no I don't!
Will you ever officially upload daily?
no, unless I want to destroy my mental health lol.
Why is it called daily dose of internet but you don't upload daily? Plus I love u❤
I used to upload daily, but with a bigger audience, I want my videos to be extremely high quality.
Are there any videos you don't prefer?
negativity. I try to avoid negative videos. Negativity gets too much attention and drowns out the overwhelming goodness of this world.
Is is YOUR daily dose of internet? Science related? Our furry friends like dogs and cats? Or just some funny everyday stuff?
i try to give you a little bit of everything!
What was the most famous person that has recognized you?
Mr. Beast wanted to play chess with me but he hasn't responded to my DMs in a while. He's busy so I understand.
how are there so many beautiful sunsets near where you live?
There are beautiful sunsets almost everywhere, you just need to go to a high place to get a good view.
I dont know if its over already, but how do you remember every clip you have used? Do you accidentally use same clip twice sometimes?
I just have goo memory!
Hi there. Love your channel. Any tips on becoming a content creator/ Youtuber?
always ask yourself, "If I randomly found my own channel, would I subscribe?"
What is the clicking / thumping sound at the start of every one of your videos? Is it a record button?
Sony vegas glitch. I don't hear it when I'm editing.
How do you deal with copyright claims if you get them?
easy to take care of. It's almost always a mistake because I always have the proper rights to share.
Are you aware of how addictive it is to binge your videos?
no idea. I don't get to enjoy my own videos like everyone else can because I have to make them!
Why have you kept the same intro? sometimes it seems kinda bland compared to the rest of the video.
that's the point! bring us back to 2007 YouTube
How do you feel your content has changed? Have you changed the formats of videos?
format is the same, just that the quality has gone way way up.
What’s that little pop at the beginning of each intro before “hello everyone”?
it's a glitch in my editing program. I don't hear it when I edit
How much money do featured vids get?
depends on if a buyer buys the license. If the license gets bought, the submitter usually gets like $150.
Would you ever make a 8 minute long video for a special or something like that?
already did last year for 2019 and will do so again in 2020
Did you ever consider branching out into different types of daily dose. Like daily dose of reddit?
don't have the time! Would be cool tho
How many views do you currently have total?
unofficially like 3 billion, but I think I'm at 1.7 billion after removing a lot of videos
How do you feel being one of the ONLY youtubers that have never click baited their viewers?
It's cool! I want my viewers to trust me!
When do we get a proper face reveal? ... “This is the guy behind the daily dose of internet”
never, but google is your friend!
How do you know/remember which video's you have already used or not in previois video's?
I just have a good memory!
Any changes you would want to make to the channel/would consider in the future?
if it ain't broken, don't fix it.
If you didn't do YouTube, what would you be doing?
probably doing manual labor at a forest preserve or something.
how many videos have you had to take down?
A lot from when I wasn't taking my channel seriously back in the day.
Is ur actual voice like dat wen u talk normally?
no. I add emphasis to my voice to sound as clear as possible.
Do you play video games if so, which ones?
Fortnite and Madden. Don't have time to game that much.
What happened to your old videos?
copyright issues from when I wasn't taking my channel seriously.
How do people submit videos to you?
read the description of my videos!
Never heard of you, why should I and others subscribe?
If you want informative, funny, or interesting content in a quick 3 minute video featuring about 12-14 individual clips.
Do you feel YouTube is too uptight with copyright and licensing issues?
not really, only when it comes to music usage.
How do you feel being a succes on YouTube?
it's cool. I'm very blessed to be where I am.
If you could make another daily dose of.. what would it be?
Daily Dose Of Nature
What is your favorite meme?
harambe. Sorry I suck, but Harambe is the goat.
If you can have everything in the world. What will it be?
Do you prefer car or dog?
both have their advantages and disadvantages
what's your favorite genre of movie?
Anything made by Chris Nolan
bro it's really you?my man your channel is the best
Why do you have to narrate each video like we can't clearly see and hear whats happening?
"Here is a boy he bounces a ball, and bounces it, and bounces it, and bounces it, you're welcome internet"
Yeah thanks man fk what would we do without you.
I try to avoid doing that. Sorry about that.
I think you said you were from Chicago somewhere. So here's this. giordano's or lou malnati's?
I don't usually eat pizza. My favorite pizza is a local pizza up the road from where I grew up
What did you have for your lunch yesterday?
homemade fruit bars that I know how to make myself
Have you ever contemplated quitting, and if so, what exactly helped you stray away from that mindset? Not that I wish for you to quit, but I find it curious as every YouTuber seemingly goes through a rough patch.
I have no plans of quitting, but I certainly won't be doing this forever