Being a YouTuber seems to be one of the popular and sought-after professions nowadays, especially when we talk about the younger generations who seem to look at people such as PewDiePie as their idols.
However, although this is something that’s extremely attractive and appealing when you first think about it, being a YouTuber is actually not that easy. We don’t want to discourage you, we’re just going to state some obvious fact about your YouTube career that you might want to know before getting involved.
This article is written with the purpose of teaching, so if you want to learn more, feel free to continue reading until the end. Without further ado, here’s everything that you need to know about YouTube.
Starting your career – Unique Content
First of all, you’ll need a unique idea for a channel, especially if you really plan on making this your main job. The reason for this is that there are already so many channels out there about basically everything, so if you really want to stand out, both your idea and content needs to be unique.
Being a YouTuber requires a certain amount of gear, which includes cameras (obviously), tripods for a stable shot, soundboards (optional), professional video editing software with someone who knows how to work with it and many other things. The point is that you can’t just go out of your home and record with your smartphone, because that’s not going to look like professional content.
Using YouTube Revenue Calculator
Before even beginning to start a career on YouTube, you’ll need to make sure if it’s actually worth it. Especially if you have an already paying job that you want to ditch in order to start making YouTube videos. Here’s a simple way to do it.
Find a YouTube channel that is really similar to what you want to do, and open up one of their most viewed videos. Upon doing that, check out NoxInfluencer, and try to estimate the money that you could be earning if your video happens to get as many views. If you happen to see a number that’s much larger than your already existing job, and you’re sure that you can achieve the same amount of success as the channel that you’re viewing, you should go for it.
A successful YouTube career will require many years of patience, hard work and lots of dedication. Let’s take PewDiePie as an example once more. He started out by playing indie horror games such as the earliest versions of Amnesia and Penumbra, which got him a little recognition that was required to kick-start his career. He then had to make content for at least eight more years before finally getting to the spot where he is right now. Yes, at the end it is extremely worth it since Felix is known to be a multi-millionaire just from YouTube money, but in order to get there, you’ll have to really, and we mean really work hard. If you do manage to stay persistent though, there’s nothing that can stop you.