Google now wants to begin charging people for using YouTube. What’s behind this decision is completely beyond me! YouTube has hundreds of millions of users, millions each day. These users watch anything from short snippets of cats playing to whole movies. The sad reality is that most of the content on YouTube is pure rubbish, only a small percentage is actually worth watching. All of it is funded by advertising. Google makes millions, if not billions, of dollars in profit from this. Yet they now want to implement a fee for using already ad funded service.
A word of warning for Google … people will not pay for rubbish. A fee, however small, will cause your users to look elsewhere. The very day you begin charging this fee, you will see a host of competitors popping up offering the same service … for free! And not only that, when your users disappear so will your advertisers.
Think twice before you go ahead with this!