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15 Aug 2018

Why YN Dollars Should Be Rewarded To YN's Who Make Videos

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I have noted the hard work of a few YN’s as they made informative, high quality numismatic videos for the ANA blog and for the world to see. I thought I could make an article to help them receive YN dollars for their hard work. So here is my idea for the YN videos being worthy of YN dollars, enjoy!

So I was wondering what the guidelines for an educational numismatic video would be to earn YN dollars. I was thinking that the ANA's YN program could institute a minimal length requirement of a video to 5 or 10 minutes, depending on their preferences. Also, I thought they could review the quality of the videos on a case by case basis so that no low-quality videos are being put out there just to earn YN dollars. As for the amount of YN dollars earned for the educational numismatic videos, I would draw a comparison to the video being like a "numismatic talk to the world" accessible on Money.org and YouTube. That would lead me to suggest a 50 YN dollar amount for each video for reasons below. I have seen some other YN's coin YouTube channels and the numbers were great. Some had hundreds of views and subscribers, but one in particular had over a thousand and on one video had over 14 thousand views! That would be a lot of exposure to the ANA and Money.org as well. Compare hundreds to even thousands of people watching these educational numismatic videos to the small number of active people on the Money.org blog. With that said the ANA should require a ANA promo at the beginning of each video so that you guys are getting that media exposure I'm talking about to hundreds and even thousands of people each video. With extra media exposure from these videos, the 50 YN dollar incentive should be enough to get YN's working hard to make educational, quality, numismatic-related videos for the numismatic community to enjoy.

In short:

-5 or 10 minute videos minimum length

-Quality and YN dollars handed out determined on case by case basis.

-Must have an ANA promo in the video

-Media exposure is key

-50 YN dollars per video

 I hope this will help the ANA out in some way, shape or form in making only educational, quality, numismatic-related videos worthy of YN dollars. I appreciate all the ANA and its members do to help out the YN community learn their way through the numismatic world.


So YN’s, what do you think about making YN videos available to receive YN dollars? Would more YN’s make videos if they could receive YN dollars? Non-YN’s what are your thoughts? Comment below!


Comments

I just started and wanted to know what the easiest way to get YN dollars

I just started and wanted to know what the easiest way to get YN dollars

Mike

Level 7

I know your talking about yn's making these videos. They can't upload pictures. This is fair? To those who have the equipment to those who know what there doing this is not a fair playing field for those who don't. But it's fair for those like yourself and others. The last three mornings I have received emails. Now I said earlier promote donations. Do you know what they said? I wasn't going to tell you. But your persistent in this. This is a summery of what they said. No more coins from me. What else do they want. How much money do they want for free coins. Wait till they get to 19 and have to use real money. I paid real money for these coin and donate them for this worthy cause. It's getting out of hand. There dictating how many points and dollars they get. This is for fun. What about the ANA don't they have any idea what this would cost. Sounds to me they don't care.. That's a summery of six now i have received. I know if more had my email there would be more. I'm sorry they think like this I told them it's an idea that's all. Who knows what will work and what won't. They won't budge. I told you the business aspect I never said don't stop thinking of more ideas. I help many yn's they complain how some have one much money. I personally can see this ending . We don't need bad reviews from people who donate. The more they read the more response I and others receive. There is an auction very month an this seriously what more do you need think about those emails. We're going the wrong way. Sam not need this I'm sure when he gets back there will be a few emails to him and phone calls. Save this it's worth it no the yn's don't do all the work. As one yn said let's get the ANA tech's on this. Bad quote. Buts that's the thinking that will end this. I pray it doesn't happen. You ever notice how many leave the site after the auction? That's when they should be staying to learn. Take care lots of luck Mike.

Mike

Level 7

Ok if you make a video how are you going to let us know? Easy a one line blog. There are dollars there and then dollars for a video. What about the kids that can't make them. What about them? Is that fair to everyone. No. Not at all. So the older yn's get all the money and the kids that don't know how to set this all up or have the equipment are out. That is not fair to everyone. It's not a fair playing field. So others who can do this will take advantage and the others lose out. What if you were one of those kids how would you feel?. Not to good I didn't think so. Come up with an idea that's fair to everyone all.

Kepi

Level 6

Interesting ideas! Get busy kids! ; )

Longstrider

Level 6

I have to agree with Mike. It comes down to $$$$. As you stated, they would all have to be reviewed by an ANA guy. $$$.. Goodd idea though. Bring it up to you ANA Y.N. guy!!

"SUN"

Level 6

If you get YN dollars for a blog. a video should earn you some money, also.

ZanzibarCoins

Level 4

That's a great idea. I was really bummed when they cut the blog articles from 50 YN dollars an article to only 25 YN dollars and then they said that you can only submit two a week. I mean, I get that they put the limit on how many a week because they probably get swamped with articles near the auction, but still, they could up that level to four a week, and they could still make it 50 YN dollars an article. I mean, I do research for every blog post I do, and they also have to be over 450 words long, so it's not like you're getting YN dollars for tiny, one or two paragraph blogs either. So, and I don't want to make anyone feel bad, and I don't want to sound ungrateful either, I'm really thankful for all that they do for us YNs, but I'm homeschooled, so blog posts is like one of only three ways that I can really earn YN dollars, so I feel like I'm doing all this research and writing and all that, and then I only get a small amount of YN dollars for all my hard work. And I barely have any time to go on the ANA during the school year, so I try to write a lot of blogs and such during the summer, but I'm only getting "paid" for two a week?! And only 25 YN dollars instead of 50?! It gets kind of annoying, if you know what I mean. Hopefully they could review and fix this problem. I hope that didn't sound too bad. :)

Mike

Level 7

But the ANA has to do all the work and that takes people and people get paid. Have you ever been to a board meeting.? One that deals with next years operating budget. Each department fights for money to run there department. You have to account for every dollar and where it's going it's no joke and very hard. To you it's just lets make a video . To the ANA it's how much in manpower. How much is the overtime budget for. Did you go over budget last year. Or my favorite were sorry we have to cut your department for the next year. It happens this is a charity there life depends on donations and I don't mean coins. Great idea yes but for event action there is a reaction. It's going to cost money. And you don't understand they will have to hire people people have health benefits they have to be paid. Do you know health insurance is going up at an alarming rate . I know it doesn't sound good but it's not me it's a business. Scholarships security wear is the money coming from? I'm not knocking any ideas or people but there are two sides. It cost thousands just to make a catalog. Did you know that put it on line more servers more money keep at it but like i said I'm always for improving but look at the whole picture. To broadcast that for hours last year cost big money. Keep coming with the ideas don't give up. I got two emails what else do they want. I didnt answer it. I'm pro auction. Mike.

Jonas's Coins

Level 5

I have a coin related YT Channel,I like the idea of YN dollars for videos. But I agree with mike that it would be a lot of reviewing. It takes a long time make a quality video that’s 10 minutes long. If you edit like me, It might take 2 hours just to make a 10 minute video.

Jonas's Coins

Level 5

I made a 11 minute video promoting the YN Auction a week ago. It is about how to sign up.

That's why it would be worth 50 YN dollars instead of 25 for articles. Also I said 5 or 10, so maybe it should be 5 minutes. Thanks for the input!

Jonas's Coins

Level 5

I have a coin related YT Channel,I like the idea of YN dollars for videos. But I agree with mike that it would be a lot of reviewing.

For anyone who is confused this has nothing to do with the YN auction. Thanks for reading:)

Mike

Level 7

I believe more should be done to get donations to get coins. These videos would have to be reviewed for accuracy history and not copied from books but original material. Some kids cant even get pictures up for a blog. And they want to. The ANA has magazines they can write in but videos your talking alot of time and effort and staff. What if they get fifty. Who's going to do this reviewing. If it was to be done I would find a way to do it here. You tube has a bunch of self made experts who show million dollar cents and how to make rings and how to clean coins. You talking alot of money the ANA would not be able to afford a staff for this. I admire your thinking but look from both sides five to ten minutes You will be taking people away from other jobs. Everything cost money. I just received a donation letter in the mail. They need it. For auctions like this. Keep thinking anything can be improved but money is the key. It would have to be proposed at a budget meeting the year before and voted on by the board. I give you credit keep it up. Just remember they just can't snap there fingers and have this done. You doing great I can't argue that at all. Mike

I am talking about the YN's making videos for YN dollars. Not the ANA making videos, the YN's doing it, like a video-blog Mike.

I think this would be a great idea. Maybe because of this they will do this, you should write to Sam, he might give it to the tech guys to see what they can do.

I would like to make videos about like the new coins I found or bought and other money related facts and give the ANA some internet action. But my favorite idea of yours is the amount of YN dollars you get being based off of the quality of your price.

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