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YouTube sponsorship?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by FiendRiver, Jan 6, 2017.

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  1. FiendRiver666

    FiendRiver666 Active Member

    Hey. Been wondering how I can get my YouTube channel (FiendRiver) sponsored by RAZER.
    Is there a thing I have to do first or what?
    What exactly is the process?
  2. Lafar

    Lafar Well-Known Member

  3. Yousif47

    Yousif47 Active Member

    Wow I never knew that
    Razer is truely the best
    they for sure support gamers, I love you Razer
  4. pillowism

    pillowism Active Member

    When you only have 68 subs on youtube
  5. DragoNate

    DragoNate Active Member

    Honestly, I've tried applying to that thing about 6 times now. The last time being the 28th of December. The last time was also the only time I got anything saying something like "You should get a response within 7-10 business days."
    Still nothing -.-
    It's more than a little upsetting.
  6. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    He has more videos than subs...
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  7. MayhemK

    MayhemK Active Member

    Everybody has to start somewhere. I have a YouTube channel I've been trying to get rolling and only have 17 subs, but I have over 50 videos. I think 68 subs is a good start.
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  8. DragoNate

    DragoNate Active Member

    You do have to start somewhere :) Personally, I think people/companies and such should look more at the quality instead of just numbers. Numbers mean nothing. numbers can be faked. Quality? Most often genuine.
  9. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    I disagree, numbers are a performance metric, they demonstrate that not only are your videos of a decent quality but also and more importantly that you are gaining traction with your target audience.
  10. DragoNate

    DragoNate Active Member

    But what about when you look at a person's YouTube channel and you see 10,000 (ten thousand) subscribers, but an average of MAYBE 100 views per video? Aside from 1 or 2 every month that have a couple thousand.
    I know of about 3 channels right now, that I won't mention out of respect, that have ~60-~400 subscribers and half their videos have No Views. 0. There's a few that have up to 10 views, but 10 is rare. 1 or 2 videos in a month or 2's time have over 20 views.
    That means they have all these subscribers, and literally no one is watching.
    Like I said, numbers can be faked. There's lots of bot accounts, bot subscribers, people who buy subscribers. It means nothing.
  11. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    You are correct and it certainly is not the only metric, there are quite a few such as average views, average comment engagement etc. However, it is normally a good quick indicator of a channels activity, while sub 50k subscriber channels may have bought subscribers, one you reach the mark of 250k+ their bought subs become less relevant as the channel grows because real users will engage with the channel.
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  12. DragoNate

    DragoNate Active Member

    That's true.
    I also honestly think that more attention and more help should be given to smaller guys. Currently, according to society, a person doesn't matter until they have some kind of authority or are large enough to have a say. I hate it. I understand it, to some extent, but just because you're bigger, doesn't mean you're better.
    There are "smaller guys" in the world that have better ideas, better attitudes and who work harder than the guys on top. I'm not talking only about YouTube, though YouTube is a prime example. They do nothing to help "promote" the smaller channels and get them seen, except minimally by other small channels. The big channels are always on trending, always recommended, always shared on social media.

    Sorry for my little rant there :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
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  13. Remamian

    Remamian Well-Known Member

    To those complaining about numbers, as @Overtask has said they are very important.

    Look at it this way (theoretical)

    Razer supports YouTuber A, gives them a mouse and keyboard valued at 200$ in total.
    Razer supports YouTuber B, gives them a mouse and keyboard valued at 200$ in total.

    YouTuber A has 70 subscribers, with an average view rate of 10 per video. This is 15 people that see a razer product. If, lets say, the % is 1 in 100 (which is actually pretty high) that someone buys a product they see on a youtube channel. Then it will take 10+ videos that the youtuber will have to release before razer see's any return on their investment. And that purchase doesn't even cover the cost of what they gave the youtuber. It may take 3-4 purchases before they see a profit.

    YouTuber B has 1000 subscribers, with an average view rate of 110 per video. If we go after the previous %, then each video that the youtuber releases is going to get razer a sale.​

    So yea, its not about razer being nice, razer giving out free stuff, or razor supporting social media stuffs. Its about advertising and good business. If you cant supply razer with sales, then they likely wont support that channel.
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  14. DragoNate

    DragoNate Active Member

    I just want to say that I agree and that my only issue with numbers is that they can be faked. I was never intending to say that this is about free stuff or anything. Just simply that numbers can be faked.
    Especially on YouTube, there are people out there who buy subscribers, buy views, buy likes and even buy comments. Even if they don't "buy" these things, they can still all be faked.
    My point is you can't just look at a channel, see a number, then go "Yeah, sure, we'll sponsor you" Or "Nope, sorry."
    Also, quality is important too. As I said previously about big vs small, just because you only have 10 subscribers, doesn't mean your videos are low quality. Just because you have 1,000,000 subscribers, doesn't mean your videos are high quality.
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  15. Remamian

    Remamian Well-Known Member

    I'm sure razer actually looks at content on each person that asks for sponsorship, and its not so much about quality. I'm sure if razer thought they could get sales off a 2 second video made in MS Paint, recorded on a 1 megapixel camera held wrong.. they would sponsor them.

    I'm also guessing that the reason razer takes so long to get back is they have a small team and far too many applications to go through. If they have to run figures, watch all the videos, read various comments, etc to decipher if the person is going to be a good fit for razer brand, and represent it properly... then that means it wont be a quick process.
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  16. MayhemK

    MayhemK Active Member

    I guess I never realized that Razer would do that to try to get some more sales. But I guess I should have. I doubt I'll ever gain enough ground to be able to be sponsored, but then again I'm not trying to be the next million sub account.
  17. DragoNate

    DragoNate Active Member

    That is true.
    My question is:
    How do they know anything about me when I apply and literally the only thing it asks for is name, email, country? They can't possible know what my channel is like, about, or the statistics of it with only that information. And it didn't ask for channel name. It said name.
    Second question:
    If they can't guarantee a response within a certain time frame, why do they promise one when you apply? I got a poop-up saying 7-10 business days. It's now been 11 business days and over 2 weeks again.
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  18. Remamian

    Remamian Well-Known Member

    When I filled out one it asked for my channels (not just youtube) and its been 5 months without an answer back for me. Maybe its something they are in the midst of changing? Perhaps a new policy or new way to submit it?
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  19. DragoNate

    DragoNate Active Member

    I don't know. All I know is I've found 2 different places to sign up. One with many things to fill out, but it wouldn't let me submit. And the other that only asks for name, email, country.
    I don't know what's going on, but I would love to know.
    John1223 likes this.
  20. Dat1Fish

    Dat1Fish Active Member

    lmao, all of you people not getting response, i got a response like literally 5 mins after I applied...

    and I was just a channel with 900subs and 200k views and like 10 videos.

    i think these numbers don't matter massively, it's what you say that counts. Hope this helps to all the people that haven't got a response yet.

    also you don't actually get sponsored until you get 250k subs, right you are just on their list of the people that will help them. at the start, you just get a 25% off promo code for the Razer Siren and Ripsaw, i already had the Razer Siren, so i had no use for it, and gave it away when I hit 1000 subs.
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