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TragedyandHope Startup

Hello Everyone,

It's been a very long time since I have posted here and just as long since I have created a video. After almost losing my account at the beginning of the year and having two of my most popular videos removed I was almost ready to give up on my channel.

But then I saw the response that people had to my going away and I was truly blown away by the amount of people who wanted me to return to video making, I never realized so many people cared. It actually amazes me..

After seeing just how much my channel has taken off in the last year I have realized that TragedyandHope has the potential to grow into something much larger..

I know that TragedyandHope can be taken much further than it is now. With the right financial backing I will have almost any footage at my disposal, making my videos much more professional, engaging and overall visually pleasing to the viewer, allowing my videos to reach a larger audience than ever before while staying within the copyright laws.

I believe in some things happening for a reason, and I believe that almost losing my account to copyright was so that I would move into creating videos in a much more professional manner. I am also hoping to grow TragedyandHope into something more than just a YouTube channel and I believe that with the right amount of money, this can be achieved and I can continue my passion.

So I have started an official TragedyandHope startup campaign too get Tragedyandhope headed in the direction I have always wanted. I do not want to be one to ask for money, it is the last thing I want to do.. As I do not have a lot myself, being a 20 year old University Student. But I believe that this is the right path and that this will help the message I am trying to promote grow into something monumental.


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Michael Nystrom's picture

Best of luck with the project

I just contributed a little toward your goal. I have always enjoyed your videos, and the positive messages that you choose to showcase.

What was incredible to me was when a friend of mine - who's not associated with this website - showed me a video that blew me away, and it was one of yours! It was an Alan Watts video, talking about work, and money. I looked through your gallery of uploads, but didn't see it. Maybe that was one of the ones that got taken down?

At any rate, I'm certain that your video was an inspiration, and and important step towards my friend eventually quitting his job. I wrote about him here: A friend of mine just quit his job.

Your videos have millions of views. You have no idea how far your inspiration can spread. See here for an example: Domino! (Thanks to chris cudnoski for posting that.)

BTW, in your comment below you mentioned www.tragedyandhope.com. Is that your website as well, or are you affiliated with it?

Thank you for your support of Ron Paul back in the day. It is nice to see you continue to grow.

Also, since you have over 30,000 subscribers, you should make a video request. I'm sure you'll fill your coffer (and more) in no time.

Best of luck and keep us posted!

He's the man.

Thanks Michael! Yes

Thanks Michael!

Yes unfortunately "What if money was no object?" was taken down. But I am currently working on a remastered version that will consist of entirely purchased footage it is my hope that with this money I can finally finish it. And also continue making others, I think this is the right path to take now, if I am to take TragedyandHope further.

And I am not affiliated with that website and am aware that they do some great work also.

Yeah that sounds like a great idea!

Thanks again, it inspires me so much to have the creator of such a fantastic website commenting about my channel. I have always looked up to to you.

Best of luck with your future.



Michael Nystrom's picture

Also - You can monetize your videos with Adsense

I don't know much about it, since I don't make videos myself. But I believe it is possible. I know it doesn't pay much - maybe $1 per 1,000 views? That is just a wild guess. I have no idea.

But at any rate, for 1,000,000 views, that would (might) be the $1,000 that you're looking for. The nice thing is with your inventory building up, you can build on a steady stream of income over time.

The startup campaign is great, but you also have to think about a way to stay sustainable over time.

Best of luck again and thank you.

He's the man.
DJP333's picture


I have always enjoyed your videos. Keep it up!

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

Tragedy and Hope dot com has been active for years


You have heard of them, haven't you ? They have explored many subjects that would likely be of great interest to people here on the DP website.