UPDATE: JULY 11th 2019
After 18 months, over 500 videos and thousands of hours effort, It is with a sad heart that I have to finally admit that while I love doing what I do, it may not be able to support my meager lifestyle on it’s own.
At least not for the time being.
I believe there has never been a better time in history for a journalist focused on exposing the truth. Unfortunately, there has never been a worse time to get paid for it.
The support I have received in the last 18 months has blown me away. I am truly thankful for it, and cherish every penny that my Patrons and supporters send.
However, unless my financial situation changes dramatically within the next 4-6 weeks, I will have no choice but to scale back work on my YouTube channel, and spend time pursuing another form of revenue stream to keep the wolf from the door.
As it stands right now, after 18 months of hard work, I am thousands of pounds worse off than when I started – And when I started out, my financial situation was dire to say the least.
I have been struggling in the last few months to even pay my rent, which has led to arrears and official action against me that has, to be honest, been affecting my state of mind.
This cannot continue.
All of my revenue streams combined at this moment add up to an income of less than £3 per hour when my time is evaluated. The situation really is that bad.
For the longest time last year and at the start of this year, my income was gradually increasing along with my channel and subscribers, and I had hoped that by now I would comfortably have my head above water.
However, in the last few months my progress has stalled.
Videos are no longer getting any “secondary pick-up” by the YouTube algorithm. This means that while my subscribers view my videos and enjoy them, with excellent like/dislike ratios and average percentage viewed, they no longer find their way into YouTube recommended videos and get far less “auto-plays.”
My subscriber count has been the same now for several weeks, and my views per day have halved. My video’s exposure to new eyes has been restricted massively.
It is of no coincidence, at least to me, that this constriction of traffic has coincided with me receiving correspondence with Julian Assange.
Honestly, I believe this has had a massive effect.
Not something I can prove, of course, and even if I did I am sure Google would just ignore any complaint or proof, anyway – They did last year when I proved they were funneling traffic to MSNBC, CNN and Fox, doubling the traffic to the MSM channels overnight following their algorithm change in January 2018.
The deck is stacked against independent media. We face increased difficulties every day just trying to get our content in front of people, let alone getting paid for it.
Over 90% of my funding is through donations from you, my audience. I appreciate every single penny and honestly cannot express my gratitude to my supporters enough. There have been many times I have been moved to tears by your acts of generosity and support.
I have to be realistic, though. I cannot continue to do this full time if I cannot pay for basic amenities. I am putting my mental health at risk by doing so.
With this in mind, unless my income dramatically increases within the next 6 weeks, I will have no choice but to halve my output and pursue another avenue of work.
I hate the thought of this, and hate having to go public with such personal information, but have no other choice – I cannot continue this full-time if I cannot pay for basics.
I hope you, my subscribers, supporters and patrons, understand I’ve gone as far as I can do on the support I have received so far, making many sacrifices along the way.
Please don’t take this post to mean I am quitting. I’m not. I promise that I will continue in my attempts to give you the truth on matters of importance – I’m just making you all aware I won’t be able to do this full-time as things stand for much longer.
I hope you all understand.
Thank you for your continued support, which never ceases to amaze me. I’m truly grateful.
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There has never been a better time in history for a journalist focused primarily on the truth, or a media outlet which seeks to expose lies and government corruption, than right now. Unfortunately, there has never been a worse time to get paid for it.
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The fourth estate is dead. Our Western media, for the most part, now only exists to serve power and promote it’s agenda, rather than hold it accountable. They are derelict in their duties, and the very fabric of democracy, and indeed humanity, is now at a very real risk if this problem is not addressed.
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