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Jordi
YouTube Automation Expert

Cyber Crime/Dark web

This niche was published on
Nov 17, 2023
He STOLE $600 MILLION, Then This HAPPENDS
1.3M views · 2 days ago
Cyber Crime/Dark web
Cyber Crime/Dark web
Cyber Crime/Dark web
Cyber Crime/Dark web

Why this

category
Crime
Format
Documentary
Relevance
Evergreen

niche?

DISCLAIMER: If you are a beginner, I would not recommend starting in this niche. You must have some knowledge about creating quality content or having a great team. However, if you have the experience, this is a fantastic niche with numerous opportunities, untouched topics and a strong audience. Most of the channels I found that post about these topics either don't post frequently enough or only post about them occasionally, even when they get amazing results. I believe you will be successful if you can create some quality content, post frequently, and stay in this niche so that YouTube can easily find your audience and your audience knows where to find videos about these topics.

Success chance

High

Saturation level

Low

Experience level

Advanced

Audience

analyses

Male audience
85%
0
50
100
Female audience
15%
0
50
100
Geography
  • 1. United States
  • 2. United Kingdom
  • 3. Europe

Average age
16
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45
 years
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100

AUDIENCE ANALYSIS

What does the audience like?

LIKE

Teens hacking

What is very interesting and good to know, is that the audience enjoys seeing topics about teens hacking online.

LIKE

Appreciate talent

Even though it may sound strange, there are also many comments about how they can still appreciate the hackers' talent.

LIKE

Good research

Several comments indicated that they really liked the research because it goes just a bit further than any other channel.

AUDIENCE ANALYSIS

What does the audience not like?

not like

I couldn't find anything apart from the obvious

I read through a lot of comments but couldn't find anything useful. Everyone is reacting to what's going on in the video, which is exactly what you want as a content creator.

not like
NOT LIKE

Competition

analysis

Competition ANALYSIS

These channels are showing potential for this niche.

LAST UPDATED ON 
Nov 14, 2023
STARTED AT
Aug 23, 2009
TOTAL VIEWS
34,790,885
VIDEO LENGTH
20-50 min
TOTAL VIDEOS
229 videos

Crumb

Topic analysis

Hackers Ruined Christmas For 100,000,000 People
4.1M views • 1 year ago
From Hacking $4.1 Million to Prison | The IRL Money Doubler
3.1M views • 1 year ago
He Stole $48.7 BILLION Then Dodged the FBI for Years
395K views • 1 month ago
He Stole $48.7 BILLION Then Dodged the FBI for Years
395K views • 1 month ago

This rating is based on the analysis and research we have done.

1 star = Extremely bad
2 stars = Bad
3 stars = Good, but a lot of room for improvement
4 stars = Great with some room for improvement
5 stars = Excelent, there is almost no room for improvement

Video rating

Video analysis

Do's

Click on timestamp

00:00

Clips

It's a good idea to start your videos with clips from news channels, interviews, or something similar because it shows that the story was serious enough to make the news and gets your attention.

00:31

From here, great story telling

From here, I really like the script, and what makes it interesting is that they jump from event to event, so the viewers are always getting something new, which keeps them watching. For this project, make sure to hire a great scriptwriter who understands how to tell a story.

00:31

Great research

This channel has clearly done a lot of investigating on this topic. However, creating high-quality content takes time, so you have to find a balance between uploading enough content and producing high-quality content. But always prioritize quality over quantity. If you can upload less videos but they are insane, that's fine. Finding a way to scale it is always an easier problem to fix than creating quality content.

00:37

Real proof [IMPORTANT]

This is a big reason why their videos are getting so many views. The ability to tell a story is important, but backing up your story with evidence makes your story much stronger and more interesting to watch. Forget about fancy editing effects, showing the right footage and proof that's following your voice over is one of the most important aspects of YouTube Automation, especially in this niche. Sunny V2's channel is also doing a great job on this (also the story telling part), you can learn a lot from that channel that you can apply to this niche as well. And please, don't use stock footage.

Don'ts

00:00

To many clips

I would recommend starting with clips as I mentioned in the Do's. But they used a little too many clips from various moments and that can be too overwhelming. Keep it simple.

Hackers Ruined Christmas For 100,000,000 People
4.1M views • 1 year ago

Do's

Click on timestamp

Don'ts

This rating is based on the analysis and research we have done.

1 star = Extremely bad
2 stars = Bad
3 stars = Good, but a lot of room for improvement
4 stars = Great with some room for improvement
5 stars = Excelent, there is almost no room for improvement

TITLE RATING

Title analysis

In general, I like how they structure their titles. What you frequently see in their titles is the use of numbers to make their titles more triggering. This is something you should definitely use for your own titles. Aside from that, they use some nice trigger words from which we can definitely learn.

Crumb

Used title 1

He <span class="text-color-orange">Stole</span> <span class="text-color-yellow">$3.4 BILLION</span> - But Made One <span class="text-color-orange">Mistake</span>

I like this title because the phrase 'but made one mistake' makes you wonder what that mistake was. But what makes this title more interresting is the "$3.4 BILLION" part. You can create a shock effect by using huge numbers that people can't wrap their heads around. For example, if you change the word $3.4 BILLION to $100, your entire title will be broken because the part "but made one mistake" is no longer interesting, and the entire title is going to fail as a result. So using huge numbers will either break or make your title.

Crumb

Used title 2

<span class="text-color-yellow">Hackers</span> <span class="text-color-orange">Ruined</span> Christmas For <span class="text-color-red">100,000,000 People</span>

What piques your interest in this title? Let's replace "100,000,000 people" with "10 people" and your title will be "Hackers Ruined Christmas for 10 People" Still, the words "Hackers Ruined Christmas" are interesting, but your title has lost all of its power because you changed one word. So use large numbers yet again. This can make or break your title

Crumb

Used title 3

He <span class="text-color-red">Stole</span> <span class="text-color-red">$48.7 BILLION</span> Then <span class="text-color-orange">Dodged</span> the <span class="text-color-yellow">FBI</span> for <span class="text-color-red">Years</span>

Let's put this to the test. What drives this title? Don't continue reading until you've finished this task for yourself. The answer is "$48.7 MILLION". What if you replaced "$48.7 BILLION" for "$10"? Your title will lose all of its power. So, once again, use large numbers in your titles.

Curiousity
Urgency
Titles

Good titles contain emotional trigger words that ensure that a viewer will click your video. Emotional trigger words can be divided into 3 categories:


Curiosity (Words like: Banned, Exposed, Hidden, Illegal etc.)

Urgency/Unique: (Things like: Numbers, Limited Timed, Days etc.)
Titles: (Things like: Job titles, Family relations, Famous names etc.)

Crumb

Used trigger words

  • FBI
  • Stole
  • Dodged
  • Hackers
  • Mistake
  • Most Wanted
  • Caught
  • Billion

This rating is based on the analysis and research we have done.

1 star = Extremely bad
2 stars = Bad
3 stars = Good, but a lot of room for improvement
4 stars = Great with some room for improvement
5 stars = Excelent, there is almost no room for improvement

THUMBNAIL RATING

Thumbnail analysis

Crumb

Used thumbnail 1

❌ To much text

People will only have a split second to decide if they will click on your video or not. Nobody will read that much text. So keep it short and only use 3 words and make them really big.

Crumb

Used thumbnail 2

✅ Better focus points

This is what I meant by using less text. Just three big words and making one red is great and easy to focus on. I sometimes use this trick for myself. Take a thumbnail and zoom out to 50% on a web browser for example. What catches your eye? Can you still follow your thumbnail? Or can't you barely see anything anymore? If you still can see the text and follow your thumbnail, you're on the right spot. If you can't, you need to change it to less focus points

Crumb

Used thumbnail 3

✅ Thumbnail format

This channel's thumbnail format has received millions of views, so it should work. However, I believe you can improve it, so I have done so in the "lets create your video" section.

Crumb

Used thumbnail 4

Crumb

Revenue analysis

Uploads

Because they don't upload very frequently, these numbers will not provide a good estimate or analysis. But they still get 400K views per month. Consider how much money you could make if you uploaded three or four times a week.

RPM

On the one hand, these videos are tech-related, the sponsors are VPNs, and you have a US audience, meaning that the target audience can have a high RPM of $7-9. But on the other hand, the audience may be young, and the crime genre has an RPM of around $4. These RPM numbers are also calculated on videos that are 8-12 minutes long. If you make your videos as long as the reference channel is doing, your RPM will be much higher, but you will have to pay more to your freelancers.

Monthly views
473.3K
RPM prediction
$4-9
Monthly income
$1.8K-$4.2K
Yearly income
$21K-$51K
Disclaimer:
These numbers are estimates and estimated by YouTube experts.
It is therefore not possible to derive any rights from these estimates and it is always recommended to do your own research
LAST UPDATED ON 
Nov 14, 2023
STARTED AT
Feb 24, 2016
TOTAL VIEWS
294,653
VIDEO LENGTH
20-50 min
TOTAL VIDEOS
13 videos

Code Green

Topic analyses

The Largest Hack The World Has Ever Seen - Documentary
185K views • 1 month ago
They Hacked Into Lowes Using A Pringles Can
983 views • 8 months ago
The Nerdy Hacker Who Accidentally Saved The Internet – Documentary
33K views • 7 days ago
The Stock Market CHEATED By RUSSIAN HACKERS
557 views • 8 months ago

Video rating

Video analyses

Do's

02:06

Research

The script shows that they did a lot of investigating on this topic. That's one of the main reasons I believe he gets views because I can't think of anything else positive.

Don'ts

00:15

Silence

From 00:15 to 00:27 nothing happens. No voice actor talks, only pictures are shown, and it just lasts for almost 15 seconds. You want the attention to stay as high as possible with your audience, so this is definitely not useful to put in your video.

00:00

Background music

Background music has the power to make or break a video, and this is a perfect example. This is the type of music you can use later in your video when there is a happy ending or someone has accomplished something amazing after a lot of hard work. But not at the beginning of your video.

00:25

Giving credit

Only give credits in your video when it is absolutely necessary. This article can be found on a news website, and simply mentioning (only if you want to) the article and its author in your description is enough because you aren't breaking any copyright rules. And the creator of this video chose to use 10 seconds in his introduction to this author. If you don't want a good AVD, do something like this, but it will cause a lot of people to skip or worse, leave your video.

00:35

Bad script/voice over

You can clearly hear that the voice over is reading the script and the script is really boring to listen to. This is a great example on how important it is to have a great story teller and someone who knows how to write a good story. There is to much that is going wrong here to cover. Just don't take a example out of it.

00:35

Again misplaced music

I am not attempting to be rude, but this is the type of music that bad dropshippers use in their ads selling low-quality Chinese products. Look for music that has been used in television murder mysteries. It has to create a feeling of tension along with curiosity/excitement. Background music is so important in your video that if the creator had chosen a better sound, he could have hidden the fact that his script and voice over work were bad.

00:35

Stock footage

You already know how much I dislike it when a creator uses stock footage. In this case, he tries to cover it up with effects, but you can still tell it's stock footage. Please do your best to avoid it at all costs. If you have no other option, go for it, but try to avoid making it look like stock footage.

The Largest Teen Hacking Group In The World - Documentary
46K views • 4 weeks ago

Do's

Don'ts

TITLE RATING

Title analyses

Code Green

Used Title 1

The <span class="text-color-orange">Hack</span> That Changed The Internet Was <span class="text-color-orange">Influenced<s/span> By A Stripper

This title is too long and does not trigger enough. Because it's a strange title, I'm sure some people will click on it, but you can do a much better job on this one.

Code Green

Title 2

The <span class="text-color-orange">Nerdy</span> <span class="text-color-yellow">Hacker</span> Who <span class="text-color-orange">Accidentally</span> Saved The Internet – Documentary

Based on what we have learned from our analyses, people are looking for the bad guys rather than heroes. So I would remove the "Saved Te Internet" section. Then the part "The Nerdy Hacker Who Accidentally" doesn't trigger enough. Why? Hackers already have the bias that they are nerdy, so you shouldn't surprise anyone with that. Using the word "Hacker" is a good one, and "Accidentally" is something that could work. If you do something like this you'll trigger a lot more because you surprise people with something strange: This Hacker ROBBED $13 BILLION being Homeless (no clickbait, there was a hacker who's nickname was the homeless hacker) 

Code Green

Title 3

The <span class="text-color-red">Largest</span> <span class="text-color-orange">Largest</span>Hack</span> The World Has <span class="text-color-red">Largest</span>Ever Seen</span> - Documentary

This title could definitely work if combined with a good thumbnail. There is nothing else to say here.

Curiousity
Urgency
Titles

Good titles contain emotional trigger words that ensure that a viewer will click your video. Emotional trigger words can be divided into 3 categories:


Curiosity (Words like: Banned, Exposed, Hidden, Illegal etc.)

Urgency/Unique: (Things like: Numbers, Limited Timed, Days etc.)
Titles: (Things like: Job titles, Family relations, Famous names etc.)

Code Green

Used trigger words

  • Hacked
  • NASA
  • AI Hackers
  • Cheated
  • Internet
  • The Largest Teen Hacking Group
  • The Nerdy Hacker
  • Fear
  • Stripper

THUMBNAIL RATING

Thumbnail analyses

Code Green

Used thumbnail 1

They Hacked Into Lowess Using A Pringles Can

This is an great example of a thumbnail that relies on its title to function properly. Great thumbnail in terms of design, and I understand what they were attempting. However, I believe they made it too difficult for themselves. For instance, consider the following title: He STOLE $640 BILLION or He Hacked with a PRINGLES CAN! If you use the first title as your title in combination with a different thumbnail and explain in your video that he did it with a Pringles can, I think you'll have a great story to tell. Some things trigger more strongly in a story than in a thumbnail.

Code Green

Used thumbnail 2

The Man Who Hacked NASA By Himself

Again, a thumbnail that relies entirely on its title, otherwise you don't understand anything. The title isn't bad, but the thumbnail doesn't do anything for me. I would have chosen the format described in the "lets create your video" section down below and change the title for something like this: He Hacked NASA from his Bedroom

Code Green

Used thumbnail 3

✅ Few focus points

I'm not saying this is a good thumbnail but this thumbnail is really easy to follow because there isn't much going on.

Code Green

Used thumbnail 4

Crumb

Revenue analyses

Uploads

This channel only uploads once a week at the moment and there is so much to improve. If you can manage to upload more and improve all the points, there so much more to get out of this niche.

RPM

On the one hand, these videos are tech-related, the sponsors are VPNs, and you have a US audience, meaning that the target audience can have a high RPM of $7-9. But on the other hand, the audience may be young, and the crime genre has an RPM of around $4. These RPM numbers are also calculated on videos that are 8-12 minutes long. If you make your videos as long as the reference channel is doing, your RPM will be much higher, but you will have to pay more to your freelancers.

Monthly views
267.4K
RPM prediction
$4-$9
Monthly income
$1.1K-2.4K
Yearly income
$13K-$29K
Disclaimer:
These numbers are estimates and estimated by YouTube experts.
It is therefore not possible to derive any rights from these estimates and it is always recommended to do your own research

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your video

Who is our target audience?

American Males between the age of 16 and 44 that are interrested in video documentaries between 20-50 minuten about criminal activities on the web

YOUR VIDEO

Topic example

Where to find topics?

I have found out 3 great sources where you or your team can start looking for topics:
27 Most Notorious Hacks In History

Darknet podcast This podcast is being frequently listened to by your target audience, so you can learn a lot from it, and you can also find some pretty amazing stories there. You can also download the transcript so you don't have to listen to it for hours.

Journalist Andy Greenberg Andy Greenberg is a journalist who is writing a lot of amazing stories

Google.com or ChatGPT: Look for hacking groups, hacking heist, biggest hacks ever, most notorious hackers etc.

What else

What we learned from our analyses is that we need to look for topics where you can use big numbers in your titles and find a lot of proof to use in your video analyses. Another thing to note is that every video on the Crumb channel has a face on every thumbnail, so it probably works best if you have a topic that can be linked to a face.

Topic example

The Polynetwork hack is one of the largest crypto hacks and has a fascinating story. There is a lot of information and proof in the video below that will help you create a great video. The only drawback to this story is that the hackers have not been caught and no face has been revealed, so we must be a little creative with the thumbnail.

Articles/video references

YOUR VIDEO

Title example

He STOLE $600 MILLION but Then This Happends..

Explanation

What we've learned from the channel Crumb is that starting with "He STOLE" and adding numbers like "600 Million" works really well. After that, you can do a lot of things, but I think ending with "but Then This Happends" will trigger a lot of people if combined with a great triggering thumbnail. However, you can also say, He STOLE $600 MILLION and TROLLS the FBI.

YOUR VIDEO

Thumbnail example

Searching for an image

We have to be a little creative because we have this topic has no name or face to reveal, but we also know that putting a face on a thumbnail works. So I searched Google for a picture of someone who looked like a hacker and found this one:

Format

We're going to use the same format as Crumb and tweak it here and there to make it stand out more.

YOUR VIDEO

End result

He STOLE $600 MILLION but Then This Happends..
1.3M views · 2 days ago

Black bar with text

Because we don't want to reveal that guy's face, I've added a black bar in front of his eyes. At the same time, it makes it more interesting because black bars are used for criminals. And I chose to include text in there to inform the target audience that it is about a hacker because no one recognizes his face.

Red background color

Red creates contrast with the blue details and has been used frequently for "evil" purposes. If you use blue as a background color, for example, your thumbnail will become soft and lack contrast.

Short text

People will scan your thumbnails rather than read them, so keep it to 3/4 words.

Articles/video references

YOUR VIDEO

Creating the title

YOUR VIDEO

Thumbnail example

YOUR VIDEO

End result

He STOLE $600 MILLION but Then This Happends..
1.3M views · 2 days ago

Articles/video references

YOUR VIDEO

Creating the title

YOUR VIDEO

Thumbnail example

YOUR VIDEO

End result

He STOLE $600 MILLION but Then This Happends..
1.3M views · 2 days ago

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Important note

This is one of the older niches from Faceless Niches. And because of that, we cannot guarantee that all of the data in this niche is still relevant today. You can see in the competition analyses when we updated this niche last.

Before diving into any niche on Faceless Niches, we always suggest doing your own research as well. But because this is an older niche, it is even more important to do that.