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YouTube in April: The Grapevine Community Rewind

YouTube has over 1 BILLION users, and millions of hours of videos are watched every day. With a universe this big, it’s pretty much impossible to keep up with what’s happening all the time. Luckily, since you’re a member of Grapevine (or soon to be!), you’re a part of one of the most elite Communities on YouTube.


Members of the Grapevine accomplish huge feats every minute of every day. Each month, we put together The Grapevine Community Rewind to highlight some of our favorite moments. From blog posts to help you become a better YouTuber, to highlighting some of our favorite sponsorships, we love taking a walk down memory lane and checking out how amazing this Community of ours really is.


Check out what happened on YouTube in April:


The Grapevine Lottery: April 2016 Winners

Every month, we select 3 members of the Grapevine Community who have not only created fantastic videos, but have also been Grapevine goody two-shoes and uploaded their videos on time! Congrats to this month’s big winners:

Nikki Murphy

Melissa Emily

Cindy Batchelor

Want your chance to earn double your sponsorship fee? Check out the rules for The Grapevine Lottery here and start thinking about what you’ll do with that cash… if you follow the rules.

On the Blog:

How Much to Charge for a Video Sponsorship

Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 1.48.27 PMYour time is valuable – we get it! Figuring out how to price your time can be tough. Let us help you out with this new tutorial, including a downloadable template, that will help you determine a price that’s not only fair for you, but competitive in the marketplace.



5 Reasons Why Brands Reject Proposals

Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 11.23.36 PMDid you know only 5% of the proposals sent on Grapevine are actually approved? While knowing the vast majority of the Grapevine Community has been rejected, it still doesn’t lessen the blow. In this article we outline the 5 most common reasons why brands reject proposals, and some suggestions for how to turn those no’s into a yes, and a paycheck for you.


Community Spotlights

Each week we feature a different member of the Grapevine Community and learn about their rise to YouTube stardom. Want a chance to be featured? Email us or start up a conversation in the Grapevine Platform – we’d love to hear from you!


Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 9.56.50 AMMeet Keisha Charmaine

Keisha’s channel focusses predominantly on how she manages and maintains her enviable locs, but that doesn’t mean she stops there. She can also be found starting up discussions around social and identity issues on her channel.


Screen Shot 2016-04-07 at 1.03.54 PMMeet gahbrezzy

Looking for hauls, favorites, tutorials, unboxing videos and everything in between? Look no further, Gabby aka gahbrezzy is your girl!


Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 10.11.55 AMMeet Makeupbyamarie

Last month we shouted out Makeupbyamarie for hitting a huge milestone: 500K subscribers. Learn how she got there and what she plans to do next.


Tips from the Grapevine Community

This month’s Community Tip comes from JaaackJack, who has grown to over 250K+ subscribers with the help of collaborating with her YouTube friends. In this video, she’ll answer 3 important questions about collaborations:

  1. Why are collaborations important?
  2. How do you collaborate with other YouTubers?
  3. How do you find other YouTubers to collaborate with?


Our Picks from the Grapevine Community

April may have flown by, but there were a few videos that really caught our attention. Here are a couple of our favorite videos from last month!

Cyndee Black: How I FINALLY Cleared My Skin


MsGoldgirl: Celebrate Your Other Mother!


Amy Macedo: What’s NEW at Sephora Makeup Haul 2016


Community Highlights:

The Next Big YouTube Creator?

HUGE congrats to Tim Bryan who was selected to participate in YouTube’s NextUp Program alongside a couple other notable YouTubers we love: doyouknowellie, Cheap Lazy Vegan, Rikki Poynter, Beatbox Television, Jessica Flores, Origami Tree and Rayann410!


Tim you’re already a BIG DEAL in our eyes, but we can’t wait to see what’s next for you! 👏


Welcome to the Community: BlackNerdComedy!

Andre, the self dubbed “Black Nerd,” focusses primarily on movie reviews and unboxing videos for his subscriber base of over 500K. Whether you’re a movie aficionado or just looking for a good laugh, check out BlackNerdComedy.

Welcome to the Community Andre!


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