My name is Alexander Obitz and I’m about to tell YOU how it is to be a YouTuber and what kind of mind-set you need to have before getting yourself into the YouTube world if you in the long term want to have great success with your YouTube channel, getting a lot of likes, comments & subscribers. And if you don’t want any of this and simply are here because you want to read a blog, then this might also be interesting for you to hear. I’m so delighted to do this short blog and get the opportunity to work with Guru + Go.
We see it every day. Millions of people start their own YouTube channel and begin their YouTube journey. New faces appear in the YouTube data base and new talents are created. All with the same dream of either entertain people and themselves, to get to work with something, keeping themselves away from the “real world”, where nobody can tell them what to do and they can become their own boss, with a great, convenient YouTube system in their back, following them every step of the way. Or because they like many others want to dig for the great gold of becoming a famous celebrity on YouTube with a 5+ million subscribers, that automatically provides them enough money, to stop their normal habits, quit their jobs, so they can start a new life. Some are lucky and get an easy start, others have to struggle very hard just to get the first few subscribers, but they all have the same thing in common; they all start with one video.
Probably by now you’re thinking “why should I listen to this guy, he only got a few subscribers. I might not seem to be a person with a lot of knowledge of this specific topic, because of the fact, that I just got started myself and haven’t been doing a YouTube channel for more than 1½ month, with only 800 subscribers. But I did what I’m about to tell you now that gives me that experience: when I got the idea of becoming a YouTube, I didn’t just ran over to my computer and signed up a account, no – I studied the YouTube culture, watched a lot of YouTube videos, tutorials to get into the whole YouTube-thing, so I could mingle, with the YouTube atmosphere, on the site. I’m not saying that I put on a roll or a sort of character or even copied one of the famous you tubers, but I got into the YouTube life. So even before I started doing YouTube, I did watch YouTube for more than 2 years, following all the important events, discussions and updates on what’s going on with the YouTube society. And why am I telling you this? Because many don’t think of this and just start uploading videos as soon as they get an idea.
People usually think that they can get on YouTube, upload a few videos and then just get rich like Pewdiepie, Nigahiga, Jenna Marbles, Smosh, KSI, Markiplier, etc. But only a few people understands the true meaning of being a YouTuber, it is very hard work and you have to commit yourself to the YouTube community 100%, if you want to deal with the big guys. It’s not something you “just do”. You have to struggle, you have to work hard and upload videos at least once a week. Consistency, ladies and gentlemen is the key word here.
To get back to the first video again and why it is so important to underline the importance of your first video, is that, this is your “welcome video”, this is the gate, this is the video, where you introduce yourself to the YouTube community and your future audience. It might sound tuff, but this is the moment where your audience decides whether to be a part of your channel and follow you or not. You got to have a plan and maybe you already have been planning the first two weeks of your YouTube life. You want to make sure that you have all the videos ready, so you just can tell your audience when the next video will appear on the channel, simply by clicking “save”, because you already did the idea-process, the filming and the editing. If you thought all these things through before you start your YouTube channel, you’re already way ahead of many others. This is a brief introduction to what The life of a You Tuber truly means, but if you want to hear more, then I would be more than happy to continuing the writing on where to go from here and maybe do a video about this.