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Old 04-15-2020, 11:51 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 04-16-2020, 12:20 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I watched the make $269,000 a year working only 900 hours you linked. There are massive problems with his plan. The biggest:

1. You can go from 0 to 300 of these a year
2. Each gig will only take 3 hours of your time
3. You can sell this package for $900

The reality is more like: You can buy a $5000 camera, hustle to get maybe one gig a week, you will need take time from your real job to do this because realtors show houses on the weekends and you want to do these scans in the daytime so the house doesn't look like a cave. Also you will need to drop everything you are doing when you land a gig because every homeowner expect their property to be listed in a day. You will be lucky to sell this package for $300 - $400 so after 2-3 years you will have paid of the $5000 camera that he recommended you buy on a credit card. The idea that you can sell still photos of the house for $300 and a 6 second drone video for $200 is nuts.

However "Buy this $5,000 camera on a credit card and break even in 3 years of working 1 day a week doesn't generate the clicks.



Does he have a $5,000 camera? He says he does but he could just as easily borrowed it for a day to shoot the video. That stuff happens all the time. 10 years ago back when I was a Product Manager for a line of utility vehicles we would loan them out to sportsman shows free of charge with the stipulation that a couple of good shots make it into the final video. The name of the game is product placement.


A quick search say 50,000 youtube views are worth about $71. This page says he averaged 97K views per video and did 55 videos in the last month. $140 per video x 55 videos = $7,700 a month. Not bad but also not the $269,000 he says he could make working only 900 hours a year doing 3D house scans.

https://hypeauditor.com/youtube/kevi...UA/?source=imh




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That sounds reasonable.
Only time the "as seen on tv" hype might come any where close to being met might be if you live in a super hot real estate area like san Francisco or any market where people are so desperate they will buy a house with out looking at it in person.
This would require you be the go to drone guy for several realtors.
But then when the toilet flushes on that market you will be broke for up to several years.
I think those insane high numbers came from what the producer of one of those HGTV shows payed a drone person. The drone guy probably took dozens of pics and several videos to land the unusually rare $900 payout.
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Maybe it is possible in California. That state is full of lunatics!
Kevin has posted 50 videos in 14 days, but he cannot show houses, go on tour, etc.

People must really be bored, his worst video of those fifty has 7,500 views. The second-worst has 38,000, his most recent has 266,000 (about a new stimulus bill promising $2,000 a month. The news gave me the same story hours later), and his best video in the last two weeks has 444,000 views ("Act Fast: All 12 Ways to Get Free Money from the... [we will never know, but most people like free money!]")

His best video is two years old and has 892,000 views: "Grant Cardone & Cardone Capital Exposed."

People love exposed videos. Someone shared Meet Kevin exposed or something.

Somehow that Free Money video from two weeks ago is his sixth-most-popular, which confuses me, because it has more views than #4 and #5.

A video I shared here about remodeling a kitchen for $643 has 397,000 views.

Hey, his reaction video to his friend Graham being on CNBC's Millennial Money hit 215,782 views!

When I saw it it was a day or two old and had ten or fifteen thousand views, but Graham's video about being on CNBC had fifty or seventy-five thousand. Now it has 300,000.

He has commented that he and Graham will make videos about the same topics and Graham always gets more views, but he has almost five times as many subscribers.

I do not remember the last time that I watched one of Graham's videos.

September 12th, 2018:
18,094 views.
April 3rd, 2019:
6,427,047 views.
He says that this quickly paid for the car and brought tons of extra views to his other videos.
September 16th, 2019:
537,180 views.

It looks like Graham's recent videos are similar, the current state of stocks, real estate, and stimulus bills.



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You could make millions buying scratch-off lottery tickets, as long as every one you buy is a winner.
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Actually, statistics say (and have been verified) that a $100,000 purchase of randomized lottery tickets will suffice.
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All that I am finding so far is that Mr. Beast made three videos where he bought thirty, fifty, and a hundred thousand dollars on lottery tickets "and won." Everything else is state lotteries promises becoming rich beyond the dreams of avarice except:
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Since only six out of every 100,000 tickets yield a prize between $1,000 and $5,000
So, spend $100,000, and win back six to thirty thousand dollars.

What if I spend a million dollars on lottery tickets?!
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In 1991, James "Whitey" Bulger, a notorious South Boston mob boss currently on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list¬—he's thought to be the inspiration for the Frank Costello character in The Departed¬—and three others cashed in a winning lottery ticket worth $14.3 million. He collected more than $350,000 before his indictment.
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if organized crime had a system that could identify winning tickets more than 65 percent of the time, then the state-run lottery could be turned into a profitable form of money laundering.
All of this seems to be based on finding cashiers that would exchange unscratched tickets. This story is about a statistician that received a few lottery tickets as a joke and he was able to recognize winners 90% of the time. He claims that he was excited about the challenge and he calculated that he could earn $600 an hour, but that was less than he earned as a statistician, and would require him going to every convenience store in the area and spending hours staring at tickets [before exchanging losing cards].

He mentioned that a computer setup could be faster. Buy thousands of cards, scan them with a computer, separate the winners from the losers, exchange the losers, and redeem the winners.

Weirdly, they concluded that this means the lottery isn't in a state of "So you're saying there's a chance," it was rigged against you by people smarter than you.

Wait, so your chances go from one in a million to one in two million and the problem is people figuring out how to increase the odds against you, not them always being against you? Cracking the Scratch Lottery Code
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If charging money for the information to make money is a scam, than this must be super questionable!

The 10 best side hustles to start that will earn you 6 figures or more, and how to get them off the ground quickly from experts who have done it: Bi Prime
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Maybe I should post videos of me taking apart stuff with a hammer.
I bought a no bs M203, might be able to do something cool with that.
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Taking things apart with an M-203 is a lot more fun to watch than taking things apart with a hammer.

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