Melissa Maker is the founder of Clean My Space. The youtube channel where she shows you how to clean EVERYTHING. I’ve been subscribed to Melissa Maker for quite some time. I’ve also unsubscribed once only to resubscribe. She is total proof that you can do exactly what you love. No matter how different that may be from person to person.
– Youtube ads
– Blog ads
– Amazon Affiliates
– Maker’s Cleaning Cloths (shown above, the # is the amount of towels included in each bundle:
– General Purpose Bundle $79
– Waffle Weave Bundle $79
– Ultra Plush $79
– Glass & Electronics $79
Topic of Interest
– DIY products
Melissa began March 29th, 2008 but she didn’t actually begin posting until Feb 5th, 2011. In this first video she uses a Microfiber cloth. She is in love with those things and eventually ended up making her OWN cloths! In the description she links to amazon (affiliate!) all the products involved. She stumbles over her worlds a little bit. She uses cards and at the end asks you to like, subscribe and comment.
Her 2nd video is posted the very next day. With 24 videos in her first year, she answers questions from viewers so she must have began with a blog. In this first year she plays with thumbnails as seen on the left.
Her husband Chad actually had a background in video production, graphic & web design so together they make quite the youtube dream team. In her 2nd year she doubles production & posts 46 videos.
In may of 2013 they lock in on their branding. So it took a professional graphic designer 2 years from the beginning to find the style that worked and use it consistently.
From the beginning they boosted subscribers with giveaways for 1k, 2k, 3k, 5k, 6039, 8k, 9k, 10k and then a random giveaway. After that point they must have been satisfied with the subs because they haven’t done a giveaway in a long time!
She also promoted her channel at live events.
She incorporated celebs!
And she discusses sponsored products and created her own product line.
Showing only video topics with 500k views from the beginning to today Nov 1, 2016.
It’s a surprise to all of us!