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The ASMR Daily 152
Leaving The Sandbox
The good vibes emanating from Moongem’s channel are palpable, and I am glad to have discovered her prior to her “blowing up,” as it is colloquially known.
One can observe a budding entrepreneur when they observe Moongem, and I think it is important to discuss that separately from her abilities as a healer, and asmrtist.
I’ve learned a lot about hardwork over my years of traveling and writing. ‘If you build it, they will come’ is a principle we must learn to accept in business [it’s always misquoted, don’t worry]. When you build something and wait for people to show up and use the thing you built – that’s an investment. It’s a good investment if that thing you built will be able to compensate you for the time you spent building it.
How much time do you think Moongem has spent on her ASMR channel to-date? According to my brisk calculations – all the videos on her channel add up to 400.82 minutes, which is 6.68 hours. So we know that Gemma has at least 6.68 hours invested into her channel [and our relaxation!]…but it definitely took a lot longer to create all that content. She also had to set up the video [including props and outfits], she had film the video [can we really assume she does everything in one take?], she had to edit the video [stressful and time consuming], and then she had to market every video. Marketing is the fun part, because who doesn’t like interacting with their audience?
Let’s assume that for every hour of content on an individuals ASMR channel, there are 5 hours of behind the scenes work [remember that it takes longer to edit a video, than the length of the video]. So if Gemma has 6.68 hours of content, she has spent 40.08 hours building her channel. That’s not very much! The equivalent of only one American work week? Still, it’s a lot more than we see as consumers!
How many people do you know that would go to work for 40 hours and only chance getting a paycheck?
You don’t have to be money orientated to start a business, and in fact, you don’t even have to have a goal of getting paid! But, if your work pays you, then voila! You’ve got a business. Many people enjoy creating ASMR videos as a hobby, but I imagine that after a certain point the work would seem arduous without the goal of monetization. I follow over 600 asmrtists on YouTube. Not all of them will make a living off their channels, and not all of those channels are active. I’m sorry to the ones who don’t make it. Thank You to the ones who do.
Yesterday we had Nefertiti ASMR featured for our Video Of The Day, and she is another newcomer to the ASMR Community. Let’s look at her channel: she has 1,192 minutes of content available on her channel, which is 19.87 hours. Let’s multiple that by 6 and we get…119 hours [and twenty seconds]. That is the amount of time I believe Nefertiti has spent building her channel; Now! Perhaps I am wrong. Creating an hour of ASMR content might take way more than 5 hours on the back end, however I also imagine that that varies significantly from creator to creator. Nonetheless, it is a fun observation to make, especially in regards to staying motivated.
So Moongem has put forth 1/3rd of the content as Nefertiti, yet she doesn’t have 1/3 the amount of subscribers. Why is that? Well, first things first, Nefertiti speaks French, and I believe that ASMR in languages besides English is very in-demand right now. Second, subscriber growth happens exponentially! We can observe that with many different YouTubers. Each “semester” of YouTube growth [6 months] provides exponentially more than the last. Very rarely do we see YouTube channels grow at a liner rate, and when we do, it’s a bad thing. Nobody wants to receive 100 subscribers per month forever. They would rather have 5 subs the first month, 15 the second month, 55 the third month, 205 the forth month, and so on-and so on. That being said, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Moongem have a significant spike in subscribers as she exits the YouTube sandbox.
How powerful is the Google Sandbox? Well, when it comes to ASMR, those first three months are not make or break. Look at ASMR Destiny, whose channel has 582 videos, and whose content stretches back 7 years. Destiny still has not reached his zenith, but ASMR is definitely his career. If he gave up after 3 months, what would the Community look like? We will never know. That’s Destiny.
That’s Moongem! And that’s a wrap for today! Did we learn anything? I’m…not so sure about that haha. However I am confident that Moongem has a vibe which embodies the future of ASMR, and I believe that she can help you with the afflictions which plague your life, so I think you should – next time you are stressed or needing ASMR or needing to meditate – tune into Moongem and vibe out.
x. Spark Twain
Everyday Sobriety Advice
I am a recovered alcoholic/drug addict, but I am not a qualified addiction counselor. To help other alcoholics/addicts achieve sobriety, I have created the mantra’s below. Although I call them “steps,” I believe that all four mantra’s should be recited in concurrence.
When the urge to drink alcohol or use drugs comes upon you, I suggest reciting these four steps, and then implementing an activity to “kill time” until your urge to use drugs/alcohol is less intense. I suggest you use ASMR videos to “kill time”
Good luck, My Friend
Below are the steps of admittance required for using The ASMR.Community Sobriety Program [ACSP] successfully.
Step 1: “Sobriety is a choice, and it is up to me to make the right choice.”
Step 2: “Not everybody will be able to achieve sobriety, but that knowledge does not prevent my success regarding sobriety.”
Step 3: “The urge to imbibe (substances that I know will prevent my success) is finite. Sometimes the urge will exist, sometimes the urge will not exist.”
Step 4: “Sobriety is not the same for everyone. Success is.”
I believe the steps I listed above are a complete, non-exclusionary list of all mental admissions needed to achieve your goals regarding sobriety.
Everybody’s definition of sobriety is different, but everybody’s definition of success is the same.
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If you would like to learn more, make sure to read our Philosophy Of Addiction Recovery 1.
For more daily support, check out Sober James on YouTube. He does a livestream every night at 21:00 Eastern Standard Time, and his live streams are a great place to receive support, gain motivation, and listen to encouragement in regard to addiction recovery. His program is based on the Twelve Steps.
SMART Recovery is another great program for individuals who are ready to tackle their addictions.
If you are seeking spiritual guidance, I highly encourage you to check out Tarot Reader ASMR. Her name is Amalia, and she is a kind-hearted individual with a skill for bringing us closer to ourselves.
Don’t underestimate the power of Yoga! Specifically Yoga With Adriene. My shoulder is broken, and so you can do some Yoga for me too. I really wish I could…
If you are looking or more information about ASMR, I’ve found the best place to learn about the subject is ASMR University. Their information is accurate [to the best of my knowledge], and plentiful. I mostly work with the application of ASMR, but there is a whole lot more to ASMR than using it to gain sobriety or fall asleep, including the history and the science of it.
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