Surf Before You Swipe – Ur IndianConsumer
Team All India Blogging Recently had a conversation with one of most famous Indian YouTuber ‘Prasad Vedpathak’ you all know him as ‘Ur IndianConsumer’. Along with an awesome YouTuber, he is also awesome as a Human being. So let’s get an insight into Prasad’s life and know about him and his YouTube Journey.
How and when did you think of starting a YouTube channel?
“I used to watch a lot of youtube and had a channel since long but we never uploaded videos seriously. I said we as my brother Deepraj used to make videos initially and I used to be the camera person as shooting videos was my hobby. I felt I was really good at presenting and speaking in front of the camera and so tried doing it myself and it worked out. The idea of ‘Ur IndianConsumer’ was born when I saw this huge void between consumers and producers.
Our consumer courts are not able to give instant justice and in today’s internet bounded world I felt that a platform where people are united as just consumers, where they can keep their points, tag brands, share their experiences and try to get instant justice would be really helpful, so I tried making such a platform and we are getting stronger each day.
Ur IndianConsumer is a designation/Tag which all of us have by default we just needed a representative, I decided to be that person and people accepted me. If a person represents every Indian Consumer his life has to be transparent and so I post my weeks progress in the form of a Vlog every Tuesday on our channel [WTV = Weekly Tuesday Vlog] in which I have featured my complete family.
My promise of being unbiased always makes me stand out. I never did this for money, I did this so that I could make a difference and so as I always say Ur IndianConsumer is not just a youtube channel but a revolution in the making.”
How was the whole journey from a start-up YouTube channel to more than 1 lac subscribers?
“The journey was not that easy, it had lots of ups and downs but somehow deep in my heart I always knew that I would reach 1,00,000 subscribers by the end of 2016 somehow we managed to do it early and I feel really happy about it.
I feel really blessed to have a supportive wife like Deepika who believed in me when no one else did,Deepraj my brother who respected my idea and helped me always, my parents who never questioned my dreams,my in-laws who accepted me when I wasn’t even employed and most of all, all those relatives and friends who provided me products to make videos.
I always say this that I believed in myself and so I made the world believe in me. 1 lac is just the beginning ‘Ur IndianConsumer’ is a mission and we have to go a long way.”
How are the economic calculations behind a YouTube channel? Do you earn from the number of subscribers or from the sponsors only?
“You can earn in multiple ways and I have made a detailed video about it too, which is my most watched video as well here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgcpef9TdbA
To keep it simple very roughly you get 1 dollar per 1000 views [this is a very rough figure] this amount can change as per the geographical viewership. Some countries even pay 25 dollars per 1000 views.So basically youtube pays for the advertisements which google posts on your content and around it.
Youtube has a 45% share of your earnings and you get 55% of the total generated revenue [which is about 1$ per 1000 views]. The number of subscribers are the people who like your content and are your regular viewers which are very important form every content creator.
An artist can live without money but not without appreciators, that’s why we value our subscribers the most. Once you have a successful channel, then you are as good as a brand or a public figure which attracts endorsements, sponsorships and a lot of other things.”
Did you face any challenges being from “Maharashtrian” background as we have seen you talking in Marathi with your family in your vlogs?
“No, not at all. Youtube is an open platform and content posted here is seen all over the globe so I decided to select English and Hindi as my primary languages to communicate and convey my message to our Indian audience.
My mother is a primary Marathi medium teacher so I have a decent hold on Marathi as well and you can see a glimpse of it in my Vlogs, I even insert some Marathi poems in my videos here and there.”
Basically, how is a YouTube channel created and processed further? Explain from a beginner’s point of view.
“Like any other login account, you just need to create a youtube channel which is only possible via a Gmail account as google owns youtube now.
Once you are done with that you can instantly start uploading videos. If you desire to earn from it then you need to link your Google AdSense account with your youtube account which is not that difficult either.
Once your AdSense account is linked and verified advertisements will appear on your videos and that’s how you can start earning from it.
To create a successful youtube channel you need to create something which benefits a lot of people in some of the other way just like a brand.”
What is annual Income?
“As per YouTube’s policy, we youtuber’s cannot reveal that but I can tell you this that I earn enough to live a happy life and yes my needs are less.”
Share some of your personal information such as what is your educational qualification, what is your age, where do you stay, in what profession you were before YouTube etc.
“I have done Mechanical Engineering from Bharati Vidyapeeth college of engineering, Kharghar and even have a post-graduation diploma in machine designing.
I was born on 3rd June 1988 so I am 28 years old.I stay at Vidyavihar, Mumbai. Before doing youtube full time I have worked as a sales engineer in few companies, even did machine design projects as a freelancer, Tried setting up my custom gifting business and was trading in the stock market since I was 19 year old.
I used to trade in stocks when I got married and wasn’t earning much. After about 1month of our marriage I received a nice job offer as a sales engineer from Schindler Group which I rejected as I wanted to do youtube full time, only my wife Deepika supported my that decision. I have that offer letter saved as it will be a part of history some day.
More detail you can get in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dgbH_T3oxk“
“Do remember to ‘Surf Before You Swipe’ & you will surely be a part of the Indian Consumer family. Jai Hind.”-Prasad Vedpathak
So that’s it about ‘Ur IndianConsumer’. According to us, He perfectly Satisfies the quote “Don’t Underestimate the power of a Common man :)”
Team All India Blogging, wishes you more fruits of success in Future.