Saturday, July 28, 2012

OMG! We Dicked Ourselves OVER

NEWS FLASH! We make videos about traveling and living in Costa Rica and the truth is, they're becoming fairly popular on YouTube (2000-3000 clicks a day, everyday, popular). That's a good THING and we're VERY appreciative that some folks find what we have to say useful. Thanx, but that's not the problem.

When we first started making videos we didn't have the foggiest idea of what we were doing and if you watch some of our earlier work, that is painfully clear... I still cringe. But we've learned a few things since then and really, in the last year, we think our videos are much better. But guess what, we made a HUGE mistake when we started. We used copyrighted music on some of our videos and on YouTube that's a big NO-NO. Don't get me wrong, we totally understand YouTube's position, we just thought early on that Guns and Roses, 'Welcome to the Jungle' worked, we were a little ignorant to say the least. Bottom line- we can't become YouTube 'partners', which if we were, we could generate revenue from our videos via advertisements. Did I mention that we don't make much money and every little bit helps us to continue doing what we're doing? Did I mention we have about 240 videos to date on YouTube and that number will only go UP?

So, we have to make this right- Re-do videos or buy the copyrighted 'music', which we have no problem doing but we gotta do something... do you know how hard it is to pull a video off our channel that has like 20,000 hits. Here's a recent this video, but we gotta pull it and change it...UGH!

Okay, my pity party is over, I got work to do. pura vida.

TONS of Costa Rica Travel Info and VIDEOS on our website: Travel Costa Rica NOW and if you want to visit our YouTube Channel: iCostaRica24 ENjoY!