*Read to the end for details on my upcoming giveaways!*

YouTube recently announced upcoming changes to the YouTube Partner Program (YPP). In YouTube’s apparent attempt to crack down on the “bad actors” and spam accounts “from harming the inspiring and original creators around the world who make their living on YouTube,” YouTube will be increasing the requirements needed to monetize your account – in other words, you will now need at least 4000 hours of watch time in a 12 month period, and 1000 subscribers.

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YouTube claims this will help them to better determine who positively contributes to the YouTube creator community, and who is posting inappropriate/spam content and taking revenue away from the serious creators.

This change was reportedly sparked by the recent Jake Paul scandal in which he despicably posted a vlog including footage of him in Aokigahara Forest (a forest notoriously known as the “Suicide Forest.) This footage included him and his friends joking, laughing, and filming the dead body of a suicide victim. You can read about that here. This caused an uproar amongst the internet, content creators, and social media influencers. Thousands of people made responses and contacted YouTube requesting retribution for Logan Paul, especially in regards to this new YouTube update.

 

YouTube said they would be updating their policies to better reflect their values and maintain integrity. While that is respectable in theory, the way they did it is absolutely ridiculous. Not only was Logan Paul not suspended from YouTube or had his videos demonetized, he actually gained a huge amount of followers – not to mention revenue. Basically,  problematic public figures like Logan Paul won’t be affected by these changes, because he has such a huge following. Instead, microbloggers like myself are the ones who will be negatively affected by this.

“Microbloggers” refers to bloggers or content creators with a smaller following -typically a few thousand followers or less. 

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These changes mean that in less than 30 days, I will lose access to all the monetization features and Youtube Partner Program features – unless I reach 1000 followers. 

I’ve always believed creating content shouldn’t be just about followers. I’ve always felt weird or in-genuine asking people to follow me. I make content because I love to do it, and hope that one day enough people will see and (hopefully) enjoy what I post so that I can turn this into a career. Writing, photography, makeup, and creating videos are my greatest passions. To be able to turn my passion into a career I love is the ultimate dream.

Sadly, this dream is now much less attainable. While the revenue I’ve generated previously has been very minimal, it was slowly growing and I was finally starting to feel like my hard work might pay off and bring me a step closer to my goal – a feeling which I’m sure many other bloggers can relate to.

While I can see the positive effects from this change, it isn’t without negative effects. Unfortunately this means small bloggers like myself will have to work even harder to gain exposure in hopes of generating any income, as we now won’t be able to generate any revenue unless we reach the new requirements.

So what are us small bloggers to do? Keep working our butts off, of course! Don’t let these changes dishearten and deter you from striving towards your goal. Now more than ever, it’s so important for us small bloggers to support one another – share each other’s posts, follow each other, and help promote one another.

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In an attempt to prevent myself from losing my YouTube partnership, I’ve decided that now is a perfect time to give back. To do the giveaways I’ve been meaning to do for months but never got around to. A perk of working in the beauty industry is I get a lot of free product – product which I’ll never use and quite frankly just don’t need. I’d much rather give these products to someone who needs them and will enjoy them!

During the next month, I will be doing 4 different giveaways! To enter, all you have to do is be subscribed to me on YouTube and following me on Instagram! I’ll post the full details in my next post – make sure to stay tuned for that!

 

I’ve accumulated a few goodies recently, and thought they would be perfect for a back to school giveaway! When I was in school, I didn’t have a lot of extra disposable income to afford much makeup. I know how stressful school can be, so I wanted to show my appreciation and hopefully help make a student’s (or anyone who doesn’t have a lot of disposable income for makeup) life just a bit easier!

You can enter easily here! 

 

Back To School Makeup Giveaway

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One winner will receive:

Enter to win a bag full of makeup goodies valued at nearly $100! One winner will receive:

-NYX Contour Kit

-Covergirl TruNaked Nudes Palette

-NYX set of 3 Butterglosses in “Apple Strudel,” “Eclair,” and “Cherry Pie”

-Covergirl TruNaked Waterproof eyeliner duo in “Cashmere/Espresso”

-Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in “Brownish Black”

-NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in “#07 Satin Ribbon”

-NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in “Perfect Red”

-Essence 2in1 Eyeshadow & Liner in “Peach Perfect”

-Mini Hair Kit including hair ties, bobby pins, elastics, headband, clip

Rules:

  1. Must be following myself and Beauty Webber Greens on Instagram
  2. Must be subscribed to my Youtube Channel
  3. Spam accounts or giveaway only accounts will be disqualified

There are a ton of other ways you can enter through the link, such as following me on Facebook, Snapchat, Pinterest, and more!

 

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Time for another giveaway! I wanted to do a fun makeup giveaway for Summer, so I’m giving away a goodie bag full of Covergirl, L’Oreal, NYX, Annabelle, Revlon, and more!

To enter, you must be following my Instagram, Beauty Webber Greens Instagram, and be subscribed to my youtube channel! It’s open internationally, and will run from May 12th until June 1st – I will contact the winner by June 3rd!

You can enter easily here: https://gleam.io/fb/T7as9

The winner will receive:

-Covergirl Lashblast 24 Hr Mascara

-Sonia Kashuk Mattifying Primer

-Sonia Kashuk Foundation Stick

-NYC Eyeliner Duet

-L’Oreal Brow Artist Pencil

-NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil “Slate”

-NYX Nude on Nude Eye & Lip Palette

-Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm #105 “Demure”

-Covergirl Outlast Lipstick “Red Rogue”

-Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick #415 “Pink In the Afternoon”

-Annabelle Instaglam Kajal Eyeliner Duo

If you want extra chances to win, there are a ton more ways to enter! Make sure to join me in social media to stay up to date on all my future giveaways!

Social media links:

Facebook

Instagram

Youtube

 

 

Today’s post is something a little different and something I’ve been eagerly awaiting for months! I collaborated with my best friend- and fellow blogger – Claudia Norris! We decided to do a Kat Von D Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway, and a tutorial for each palette! We really wanted to do this as a fun thank-you to all of our lovely followers!

Two lucky winners will receive a full size, brand new Kat Von D Eyeshadow Palette! I will be giving away the Shade & Light Eye Palette, and Claudia is giving away the Monarch Eyeshadow palette!

Make sure to check out Claudia’s video here! 

The details: 

The easiest way to enter is through this link here (it walks you through all the details and instructions, as well as extra entries!) If you’re on a mobile device, this is a mobile-friendly link! 

Enter here: KVD Eyeshadow Pallets Giveaway

To enter, the 3 things you must do are:

1. Be subscribed to both of us on youtube!

  • You can find my channel here, and
  • Claudia’s channel here! 

2. Be following both of us on Instagram:

3. Like our Facebook pages:

The giveaway will run from April 8th until April 29th, and the winners will be contacted on May 2nd! Since there are 2 palettes to choose from, the first winner to respond back will get their first pick!

There are also a ton of options for extra entries if you’d like a better chance of winning, all of which are listed in the Gleam link here! 

Make sure to leave us a comment on our videos to let us know that you’ve entered! Good luck everyone!

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Clarins has an exciting lineup of launches for Spring 2016! I recently attended their training and Spring launch event, and wanted to share with you all! (I’m also giving away these 2 new products!!) 

Click here to enter my giveaway! There are a ton of different ways you can enter. The giveaway is open worldwide, and open from February 12th 2016 until February 26th, 2016.

2 of the biggest launches for Spring 2016 are the new Mission Perfection Serum, and additions to the Multi Active line!

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