I've been doing some research on my channel this morning looking for trends that might help my new channel grow faster than the AE channel. One discovery was that my second highest performing video over the last 28 days is one that I published on Sep 21. Let that sink in.
This video has never been a barn burner but it is a steady, plod along, consistent view producer. During the last 28 days it is responsible for 598 views, 45.1 hours of watch time, and brought in 6 new subscribers that are now watching my other videos. And I did not even catch a fish. I was just teaching what I would do to catch fish...
Not all that impressive on the surface, but imagine if I had 100 of these...59,800 views, 4,510 watch hours, and 600 new viewers per month. Based on some other research I've done that would be in the neighborhood of $ 4,000 per month of income, from the YT partner program alone, just from the slow and steady, plodding along videos.
My point is, don't judge anything about your YT channel too early. I'm paying attention to my current video analytics but I will not pass final judgement until a video is at least a year old. And I'm not looking at the overall channel from a business perspective until July, 2023, which will give me 2 full years of data to look at.