How can we get people to listen to our music? Is it as easy as just hiring some attractive girls to dance to my music videos? This is what I thought a little experiment would be helpful.
I was wondering after seeing so many music videos, which to me is basically like, well, I’ll just hire a pretty girl to dance to my song and that’s pretty much the whole video. So I thought, well, maybe I can do that.
I’ll go on Fiverr and hire some girls to dance to my music Did it work? What are the results of it? Let’s take a look. I think you will really love this little experiment I did.
There was a lot of interesting feedback on this experiment. These are the actual orders I placed on Fiverr.
I ordered five different girls to dance to my videos here and you can see I spent $350 on this in order to get all these videos done. I only put four of the videos up on my channel because the one video I just didn’t want to put up after seeing the results of the rest of this.
Here are the results for these four, these are the four videos that I put up here and I made an effort to diversify as much as possible.
For example, I had girls from different countries wearing different outfits singing different songs to make the best experiment possible.
Now let’s take a look at the actual results I got from that, will go with the first girl.
This was the first video I released on my channel here, “Indian Girl Dance on English EDM Song ‘BMS’“. Now, I did this with the intention to get the search results out of it, so that when someone might search for these terms, then my video would come up.
This video got 2000 views all for free on my YouTube channel, which is significantly higher than my average videos are currently getting.
Let’s take a look at the in-depth analytics on this after looking at how you can see the ratio of likes to dislikes is way worse than my normal videos. My average like-to-dislike rate is around 90% therefore this video was disliked much more than usual by my subscribers.
I’ll click on the analytics and let that load and show you some of the other videos
The second video I put out was with the girl that I thought was extremely attractive on here I’ll play a little bit of the video so you can see exactly what the video looks like here.
All right, there we go so you can get the idea.
That was the most beautiful of the girls that I thought on Fiverr as soon as I saw her profile I’m like, —Oh my god, I want to pay her to dance to my video. This is amazing.
And I was shocked at the viewer’s results.
I thought this would just be as easy in my head is okay, I’ll upload this video, and then I’ll get a bunch of views and people will like it, which may be an issue with my channel and my thinking. So this video got more dislikes in terms of the ratio than the other one.
I was shocked because I thought —This is amazing. It was only a short video and I named it again to aim at “YouTube search traffic” so we’ll take… and the comments on this video.
It was funny. “This is one of the most confusing channels I’ve seen in my life.” “This man posts the most random content”
Yes, I generally post educational tutorial videos, I did this so that I could do this video because then I’ve got this to share.
Let’s go in and hit the Analytics and we’ll look at that one in more detail.
Then this third video I put up here, Dancing Girl from Ukraine Music Video for My EDM Song Baby on Chest Hair, it was the only one of the three where monetization was limited on it which, I’m like —Why this video limited monetization instead of the other two?— The Beach Party Dance Moves #1 was not.
The video then gets significantly less views than the other videos and if you go over here, this one having the highest ratio of likes to dislikes in the negative.
We’ll look at the analytics in more detail for that.
Then if we go over to here, I thought this girl actually did the best job with the dancing itself.
She put on an awesome dance routine to the music and I thought she did the best actual dancing in terms of the dance skills.
This one got a very small amount of views compared to the others. And then again, a very high ratio of likes to dislikes. We’ll look at these in more detail.
Here’s another statistic up front that I was very interested to see the results on, is how would my listens on Spotify react to this.
Now what we do see is a spike in my listens on Spotify, which are normally a few streams a day, then there’s a big spike right when that new video comes out, which to me gives an indication that this did work somewhat to get people to go start listening to my music and you can see other spikes on these other days as the video comes out here.
However, what I’m wondering is at what cost and with this, all these subscribers in all these videos going out to 10,000+ people in the feed on YouTube and on Facebook.
At what cost did I get a relatively small amount ofpeople to go listen to my music on Spotify?
Let’s look at the analytics here and we’ll just decide this for ourselves.
- Here’s the analytics on Girl Dances in China for EosTK Music Video:
I got $1,79 in ad revenue out of this video, I lost 13 subscribers uploading a video, which to me is the indication that if you lose subscribers that’s common when you’ve got a lot of subscribers especially built over a period of time on a diverse amount of topics.
However, losing subscribers on a video to me indicates that that’s not going to help my channel grow because I essentially need to get more subscribers back in just to make up the difference and that is not likely to happen at this rate with these videos I’ve put up here.
Alright, so this one that we can look at the average watch time the watch time was longer on this one. Because the video is longer, the average person is watching 54 seconds on it.
The reach we can see is 11,000 impressions at 3% click through rate. These are key statistics on YouTube that a lot of people don’t realize, it’s the combination of impressions and click through rate that makes a difference as to how many views you get out of my channel, that makes a big difference.
Let’s take a look at these other videos and see how the analytics came out on them.
- Here is the analytics for Dancing Girl from Ukraine Music Video for My EDM Song Baby on Chest Hair:
This one lost 54 subscribers on this one video, watch time on this one 1600 views you can see the watch time less than a minute on this one. Even though this was the longest video, the average view duration was less than on the previous one we just looked at here.
But you’ll notice the click through rate is very high on this one, people deciding to click on the thumbnail, even though what they I guess didn’t end up liking the video.
You can see on YouTube the impressions on how this came in from recommending content, 5% from YouTube recommending content that means almost everyone watching from my existing audience.
If we look over here, minus 54 subscribers overall, almost all the subscribers leaving within the first 24 hours and then pretty much nothing else after that.
Then we’ll go to this one, this was my favorite, I thought this one should have maximum potential.
I thought everybody would love this girl dancing on this video for sure and apparently not.
You can look at this one for -43 subscribers in this video, this one getting the most actual or tied with the first one for the most actual views.
This one is getting some results in YouTube search which I’m really excited about, that is good. This one is getting some results from YouTube searches we can see it’s getting traffic within the last 48 hours directly on YouTube search and that is very good.
Now, at what cost though?
This one -43 subscribers, we can see it went out 17,000 impressions 6.9 click through rate that’s higher than my average video for sure, most of it in the Browse features overall.
Meaning YouTube is just showing this somewhere with an average of 38 seconds view duration on this one. But that is the best because this one was the shortest of the videos therefore that is a good statistic that we’re seeing here.
However I probably would not repeat this experiment again.
Within the first two days we lost 40 subscribers from that which is significantly more than usual. Some videos actually gained subscribers.
- This is the very first video I did, “Indian Girl Dance on English EDM Song ‘BMS’“
This one so far has the most views. 2,300 views 1.4 thousand minutes watched, this one getting a little bit of search traffic coming in still off of it, which is good.
If we look at the reach 6% click-through rate on these 18,000 impressions and this one is getting a little bit of recommendations from YouTube.
However, again the subscribers. Among all these different videos, I lost hundreds of subscribers on this one earned a combined maybe $5 in ad revenue on these if that.
Therefore, to me this experiment, massive failure.
Yet another one of my massive failed experiments here. If you want people to listen to your music videos, do not hire girls on Fiverr. And you do that just to get them to dance.
At least if you’ve got my audience, if that’s what you do all the time, that might work for you. But this is not something I do all the time. As you can see here.
I appreciate you learning about this little experiment with me, which definitely if you put together everything cost versus the results, it was not worth it at all and I appreciate you sticking with me on my YouTube channel to still be here and watching this.
I do intend to make the very best content for you and sometimes that means making something, experimenting, trying things and it’s a failure.
I think it’s really important if you do want to be successful at anything you’re doing to be willing to fail, willing to mess things up, willing to lose subscribers and just test things out. You’ll never know what might work.
Now, those music videos could get a ton of YouTube search traffic, I could get a whole bunch of subscribers out of them. There’s no telling in the long term. Rather, this will end up being a success or not, which makes it difficult to draw a final conclusion right now, these videos could go viral two years from now for no reason I can imagine.
That said, I will not be publishing any more videos like this. for the foreseeable future.
If you didn’t notice also, most of the music videos I did before this I danced in and people didn’t seem to be that enthusiastic about that either.
I’ve presented this to you, I hope it’s helpful, I’d love to read your comments and your feedback. As you can see, I feature comments from previous videos on here.
I’m grateful for the chance to help you build your YouTube channel and the best way I can do that is I’m available in my Mastermind with daily video calls, join my mastermind, let’s talk and I can help you build and grow whatever it is you’re doing.
After all, you might think well, I swear I know almost everything not to do now. It’s just that it’s the simple version. But all these different experiments and things that I do give me a lot of information and knowledge on what not to do, which at some point. You eliminate every possible thing you’re not doing and all you’re left with is what works.
Thank you for reading this. I love you! You’re awesome!
I’ll see you in the next one.