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It's actually a Google Chrome extension that I have! It's just called Tags for Youtube. Otherwise, if you don't have it downloaded, you can right click on any video, hit "view page source", and then search for "keywords" using Command F, then go down to the second result, and it'll show you all the tags It'll look something like this: (It won't let me put this under spoiler for some weird reason??? So sorry about that)
Hello, yes, I love looking at Youtubers' earnings and calculating them using the current ad rev rates, so give me a quick sec (please keep in mind, though, that a majority of ads have different price points-- it's super, super volatile, so it'll be just a ballpark estimate. Ads depend on views, click through rates, watch time, etc.) In April (aka March 15-April 15), she made about $1300 USD, looking at ad rates for that month and her views, which was 1.2 million. Although she had more views than normal this month, which I'll talk about in a sec. She's definitely earning a lot less right now, though (April 15 - May 15), due to the pandemic, in comparison to other months. Youtubers have been reporting (depending on the Youtuber themself) about a 60-80% decrease in Adsense rev since the pandemic started (this is because companies are pulling their advertising funds, so it may get even lower within the next few months). This means that she could only be making $520 USD a month with a 60% decrease (of $1300 USD, which does seem above average for her, keep in mind) or even less than that (if she keeps to her normal views, which is around like 800,000 per month). Because she's making so little, she could be overcompensating by posting those really provocative thumbnails and click bait videos, in attempts to get more views and make up for lost earnings (or this could just be her next step towards whatever the hell she's trying to turn into). Anyways, hope this made sense. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to nerd out lol
Big eww at the "lick your screen for me". I feel like that's particularly insensitive right now because of the current pandemic. Like, barely anyone cleans their phone screens so it's probably full of bacteria and sounds like an easy way to get sick. I don't she probably is too dumb to link the two, but please DO NOT lick your phone screen
Okay, I won't lie, I'm a huge, huge Alex fan. Like I have seen every single one of her videos and I love her. But oh my god I hate her new editor. I'm trying to watch the new video and the weird sound effects and random close ups are so annoying. Please, please go back to how your videos are normally edited. I'm struggling trying to watch this one
I lived in South Kensington two semesters ago for school, and it was odd because I could recognize exactly where they were in every video and post and whatever. I was only there for a semester and knew generally where they lived (not the exact apartment number but you get my point) and I'm absolutely horrible with directions. If I can find them, literally anyone can.
Holy crap... so I'm watching the "I spent $900 at ASOS video" and uhh UHHH I know it's from 2018, but she's so aggressive in it. Like she looks so pissed off and her attitude is so rude. Did anyone on the forum discuss this video? I don't remember seeing it on here, but I think it's worth a watch. Favorite quote from the video: "Is that just ASOS being a douchebag and marking up the price?" 17:41 Like, I understand having a bad day, but that's so unprofessional...
She's done giveaways in the past, but I don't know if viewers ever actually received the items. I remember specifically watching one video where she gave away like "kawaii bandaids" to one person and a unicorn pencil case to another-- both of which probably only costed a couple of dollars. And then a while back she did a "subscribers pick my outfits" video and the sub with the winning outfit (which would be decided after the video aired via IG poll) won that outfit, but again, I don't know how that ended and who won and if they ever got the items. Anyhow, I completely agree. She should donate, giveaway, or even maybe sell her clothes on poshmark at a discount like loads of other fashion Youtubers do.
I was watching some older videos, and I really want to talk about the "I wore Yesstyle for a week video" She like... does nothing all week. She has no job to go to and she never once mentions having to work. Does she even work anymore? Or is Youtube her income now? I remember her mentioning that she worked in advertising and did photography on the side, but from this video and all of her vacation videos, it honestly seems like she has no job anymore. Anyhow, in this video she goes to the mall MULTIPLE TIMES in the span of only a few days, each time spending copious amounts of money on frivolous things. She constantly goes out to eat, goes to expensive events and restaurants, gets her nails done or hair styled, etc. How does she afford this lifestyle? I know a lot of her clothes are sponsored and she makes commission off of affiliate sales, but she still spends hundreds of dollars a week of her own money going out and shopping. What does her husband do for a living? There's no way Youtube alone covers a new house + bills, groceries, necessities, and her shopping addiction. Another point I wanted to mention is that she gets drunk in this video. Like. Really. Really. Drunk. I feel like her videos are really popular with kids and high schoolers since they're fast fashion based, which is super trendy with that age group. Posting a video of her drink with 400,000 views is so insanely irresponsible. Why would you even include that in the video? It makes you look so bad and a kid could see this and assume it's okay to drink because their role model is doing it on Youtube. Another point: Alex has a video editor now? Starting after this video (which was April, 2019) she hired on a video editor. Which does what, exactly? Free up more of her time to waste money? More time to go on vacation? Last point: She's constantly filming everything. She's in shot which means she's making her friends and husband film for her. She even films when she goes to people's houses for events or when they did that painting event thing for a friend's party. There's a time and place for everything. And filming inside someone's house or at their party is super disrespectful. I really hope she got permission to film first and everyone was genuinely okay with it. I get wanting to film and make videos, but constantly having to film and take photos of this girl must be extremely taxing and straining on plenty of her relationships.
She said in the video that children's clothes off of Wish are normally higher quality than adults' clothes (her rationale was that Wish has no problem ripping off adults, but when it comes to the kids, that's where the game stops. It's unfair to sell children bad quality products. It was a super strange explanation ngl). She also really liked the color and style and apparently couldn't find an adult sweater like the kid's one, so she decided to gamble on it. Idk the whole thing was weird, but I know a lot, a lot of people who thrift kid's clothes and wear them, so I didn't think too much of it?
Okay, I'm listening to the video right now, and I guess, as someone else with anxiety and depression, this hits really close to home for me. I worked three jobs while volunteering and taking classes and doing Youtube (on a much smaller scale, though). Like, I know how that feels on a personal level to have things be so busy you can't breathe and function. It all comes crashing down and it suffocated you, and you break. And sometimes you just need to spend a few weeks not doing anything. Here's the thing, I really like Julia. I didn't at the beginning because I don't like things that are overly sexual, but I really like her fashion videos and story times, and the more I watch her older videos, the more I like her. She does shady things, sure, and I hate Eileen, but generally speaking, I think she's a good kid who is just a little lost right now. I think this video is incredibly genuine (I won't be able to finish it as I'm about to walk into class) so far. She looks down most of the time, she's not dressed up, her voice chokes up, and she sounds like she's on the verge of tears. I normally don't fall for videos like this, but I can't help but to emphasize with her and wish her the best. She seems to genuinely be in a really, really bad place, and I hope she gets the help she needs.