Robert, since this is so important to support your efforts, it might be helpful if we had step by step instructions on how to get this set up like you need us to do. Some of us may not be as computer savvy as we would like (me included) ,and we want to make sure that we support your efforts as much as possible. Having access to these videos is a real benefit to us all that may not be as mechanically gifted as some of our counterparts. Thank you for your support.
Thank for taking the time to check out my videos!
You will always (unless Google changes something) be able to view my YouTube channel's videos with or without being subscribed to my YouTube channel.
All you'll need to do is click on the link for a particular video and that should take you to the video viewer on the YouTube website and it will play that video. You can then view any other video on my channel as well.
The ssrfanatic.com website was displaying a YouTube player within the post for the video on this site, but due to some recent change to the ssrfanatic.com website it stopped presenting that video viewer within the threads on this site. I've already reported that bug to the admins of this site and they are looking into it.
What does subscribing to my channel do for my channel:
Google / YouTube allows a channel to be monetized (capable of displaying ads during video playback) after a channel has reached a couple of minimum thresholds:
4000 watch hours (within the previous 12 months)
Once a YouTube channel reaches those minimums, the channel owner applies to be monetized. Once approved, the videos are allowed to present ads during video playback.
Google splits the revenue for the ads with the channel's owner. This is how the channel's owner can begin to make money from videos on their channel.
Of course, the channel owner has to be making video content people want to watch. The channel has to maintain the monetization minimums to remain monetized going forward.
How to subscribe to the RetroCarGuy530 LLC YouTube channel:
YouTube: Subscribe to the RetroCarGuy530 YouTube channel
Click on this link to go to my YouTube channel and have YouTube website present a popup panel that asks: "Are you sure you want to subscribe to RetroCarGuy530?
If you already have a "Google" account all you have to do at this point is click on the "SUBSCRIBE" link on the page. (see attached photo)
If you're not signed in or don't have a Google account, you'll be presented with "Sign In" page from Google. (see attached photo)
If you have a Google account, simply sign in at this point.
If you don't have a Google account, you would click on the "Create account" link on that page. You'll then be presented with a "Create your Google Account" page where you enter in some info to create your new Google account. (see attached photo)
Once you're signed into your existing or new Google account you should be taken to my channel again (I believe). If it doesn't ask you to confirm the subscription to my channel, you can click on the link on this page again or click on the red "SUBSCRIBE" button(s) on my YouTube channel's page.
There is no cost to obtain the Google account nor is there any cost to subscribe to my YouTube channel!
I really wish there was a way to subscribe without a Google account, but I understand that Google has to track the items you as a viewer subscribe to, watch and your preferences for your YouTube viewing.
If my YouTube channel reaches the minimum monetization requirements, the video playback will get a bit more annoying to the viewers since ads will be presented during the video playback.
It should never cost you any money to watch my Chevy SSR videos!
If you've read this far into this post, thank you for your support!