Dear Scandinavian Airlines,
My name is Daniel. I am a 20 year old Norwegian and I live in Bergen. I am sending you this open letter to ask for a trip to visit the United States of America this Easters.
I am in a long distance relationship and I really want to see my girlfriend again before the summer. I am currently in my last semester in high school and so this would be my only option to travel until late June. I have flown with you 16 times in a row now the past 1.5 years with great satisfaction. I know 4 months will go by, we will make it. No question.
At the same time, the value and appreciation I would get from a trip now, is the reason why I am reaching out. The YouTube channel this video is uploaded to is over 4 years old. Through my videos I have helped and entertained over 100’000 people. Over the course of these years I have never asked my audience for money to pay for anything. I sold my video games and what I had of value to buy my computer and needed equipment.
I believe strongly in bringing my audience value, always, and let opportunities and benefits come second. I will never partner with anyone who would want me to move away from my values. While being focused on my studies, it’s difficult to save up money for further education as well as travelling.
I like your company and would like to recommend people to fly with you in the future. To explore the world. And meet new, important people in their lives.
Daniel Hammer, A True Traveler
Pinned comment on the video:
I’m aware of Scandinavian Airlines’ strict policies they adopted in 2013 to prevent corruption and bribery. Due to this, I was not actually going to make this video. Writing this “letter” was a way for me to process my feelings of being so far away from my loved one. Yesterday, I wanted to read it up to my girlfriend to let her know how was feeling and she had tears in her eyes when I was done reading. She said it was because she miss me deeply. I had initially thought that if I was to make a video of this letter that I made, I would ask her about it first and hear what she thought of the idea. After I read it to her yesterday she said it wouldn’t do any harm to try.
I wanted to include my audience in this story, which is why I decided to make it a video like this, instead of sending a letter directly. It is also 5 weeks away and formal communication tend to take a long time. Including my audience in the process is what felt to me as the right thing to do, if I am ever to work together with Scandinavian Airlines or any other company in the future for that matter.
Anti-bribery policy https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sponsorship-requests/
Ask to pay (raise money) vs. give the option to support is not the same.
Whether or not people want to support me through services like Patreon is totally optional and it would not have any impact in my ability to continue with content creation. The $5000 I spent on equipment, $100 every month spent on services and software and the hundreds and hundreds of hours that has been put into this channel is rarely, if ever mentioned. This is a subtlety that I hope you are able to identify.
A special thanks to Fabster Cola and Bendu from our Discord server NPC HQ for helping with translating this video to Dutch and Spanish respectively.
If you want to know more about what the rose means you can have a look at this Instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BehdL0oAkd_/?taken-by=nirthpanter
I'm passing 10'000 Subscribers on my nirthpanter YouTube channel today. I started at 0 Subscribers November 2013.
Bring value to your audience and good will come out of that. I am excited that I've been able to help and entertain so many people the past +4 years. In fact, the channel has been viewed by more people than I will ever meet in person for my whole life. That is crazy to me. It was almost exact at the same time: 10000 Subscribers and 4M total channel views. Hard work an dedication, combined with the intent to bring your audience value is the way to go.
I've added a screenshot of my 2nd channel. I intend to share experiences, thoughts and other things I would not do elsewhere across my profiles. The pretty colors are actually a picture of a sunset my girlfriend saw in the US. I asked if I could use it as my Channel Art and I'm happy I could use it like this.
The funny thing is that I don't feel I've even started. What I like a lot is to make videos that can help people somehow or teach them something useful. I really like video editing and at this point in time I rarely play around in Adobe Premiere Pro, which is the video editing software I use. I look forward to 2018. I hope GAME FREAK will be happy with the game they are developing for the Nintendo Switch and that I can continue to making useful video guides on YouTube.
I plan on completely redo the whole strategy. That I will make video guides like I've done in the past won't change. I would like to be more consistent with expanding my BEST VIDEOS playlist and also with the livestreams. I feel bad for the lack of effort I've put into my Patreon page and am working on how to fix that.
Thank you for reading,
I've secretly been waiting and been really excited for the day I would buy an upgraded licence for TubeBuddy and today was that day! I thank @robertoblake for the discount code: robertosbuddy to let me get TubeBuddy at a 20% discount!
TubeBuddy is a tool that I will have a lot of use in. I already use it to research future video topics and decide what the best tags for my videos can be. The reason why I waited to buy a STAR LICENCE before now is that I haven't had that much use of the BULK EDITING features that it offers. Now as I want to spend more time making how to videos this is essential for making it possible for me to produce videos faster.
TubeBuddy recently made an affiliate program for its services and by clicking the image below you will make use of my affiliate link: https://www.tubebuddy.com/npc
I am a YouTube enthusiast. I like learning everything there is to know about the platform and that is why I have decided to start bloging about it I'd like to write about changes when I see them and I would also like to share my knowledge on different things about the platform in the shape of YouTube tips. These you can find under the category 'YouTube Tips'.
These days YouTube is rolling out a lot of changes as you may know. You can have a look at their page here summing everything up if you'd like! Youtube changes
These changes include:
- Night Mode (FINALLY)
- New design on channel home pages
- New design on video watch page
- On mobile you will now see a "Suggested channels" tab
- And more!
They also changed their logo, which was explianed to be more practical across their platforms.
Thank you for reading!
Daniel out ^-^
Economy student at NHH and content creator on YouTube. I am currently learning Japanese. I am a big fan of Gary Vaynerchuk, Jordan B. Peterson and Pokémon.