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Gauging Community Interest: 3D Animations Covering Earth Building & Permaculture Topics.

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Hello, I'm gauging community interest for short high quality 3D animations covering topics in natural building and permaculture.

[What I'm offering]
I can make 1-2 videos a week with videos being in the ranges of 1-3 minutes long. see it here:

Final video will be reuploaded on a new channel, don't subscribe to that one.

These videos can help grow interest and teach topics in natural building, alternative energy and permaculture.
I would publish these through platforms such as YouTube.

However in order to financially justify doing this I need the help of the community.

[Financial projection]
YouTube requires 4000 watch hours and 1000 subscribers in order for a channel to generate revenue off of advertisements. For 1 minute videos this equates to around 14 million views.
This means ad revenue wont be an option for quite some time.

Starting out I will have to rely on a donation support structure such as directly through PayPal or monthly through Patreon and offer behind the scenes/previews etc. to supporters.
I can begin to justify making more of these videos at $500/mo from supporters (so if 100 people support my work with $5 each month)

My concern is the size of the niche, permaculture maxes out around 100k views/downloads/searches per year, natural building is a larger audience but not by much.
If I were to try and grow the channel naturally without financial backing it would likely take years to make back any investment since YouTube is historically biased against promoting short animations.

[Permies Affiliates]

To further support myself and the community I can link to ebooks sold on permies.

Leveraging affiliate marketing my videos would act as free advertising for those selling products here on permies.com

For example let's say a video with 1 million views gets a 1% click through rate of the affiliate links and 25% of people buy a product here on permies.

that would be 2,500 sales, say that is a $20 product with a 40-60% affiliate split. I would receive $20,000 and the seller would receive $30,000.

I don't know how realistic those click through and sale rates are though, likely a bit lower than that. (And I think links expire)

[Community benefits]

-Short videos to reference/use in classrooms.
-Potential for viral media (great for sharing on social media)
-Free advertising for those selling eBooks/courses.


Would you like to see more videos like this?
Would they help you learn and share?
Would you be willing to support a project like this for the benefit of the community?
Have you done something similar, what has been your experience?
Do you have any feedback on the sample video? (I'll probably add music)
Do you have a preferred platform other than YouTube?

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