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Should I be a youtuber?

I use Youtube everyday and spend hours on it #technology #college

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Tyler’s Answer

I think it depends on a few things, but I can say that personally I use Youtube for educational videos of all kinds. My home projects, tax info, I even find myself listening to college lectures for classes I never would have thought to sign up for.

I think your mission should be at the forefront of your Youtube channel. What is your "why"? What's your passion? My suggestion is to do something you are really passionate about. I just recently saw a channel that does Pokémon card reviews. The guy makes good money just review his passion. It's crazy to think about but this is his job now.

The last thing to think about was commented on already. Remember that your channel becomes and extension of you. Whatever you post will be recorded and viewable by future partners, family members and employers. I'm not suggesting you to sensor yourself during videos, only to be mindful that your thoughts are being recorded for future use. If you have a clear "why" for the channel, I don't think this will be an issue.

I'd love to hear about what you passion is, and what kind of content you'd be interested in producing. There is a vast demand for info and content.
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Nadia’s Answer

YouTube is a very lucrative business but requires a lot of passion and dedication. You will not immediately be able to monetize from it so you must be willing to put in the work before you see the returns. Also make sure your topic or ideas are ones you are knowledgeable and passion about as longevity is also key in this market.

There are a lot of videos that teach you how to start a YT channel and advice on how to be successful, I suggest you do your research first and then take it from there.
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Michele’s Answer

Yes! I would add have your career as your first priority, you have to pay the bills! Do your YouTube as a creative expression and side hustle. Have fun with it and let it fill you when other things in life are draining you. I myself have a YouTube and Tictok platform I use for just this. It would be wonderful to build it to Million(s) of followers but we must understand that it doesn't happen for everyone. Having a creative outlet will fuel you in other ways. I think its great.
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Mark’s Answer

I use YouTube for a lot of education material and how to do things. Subscribe to channels that provide you with information that your are geared towards.

For instance, I work in the technology electronic arena. I learn about technologies such as 5G, PCIe 5.0, networking protocols.

It is a good supplement to ebooks etc.
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Frank’s Answer

Hello Frankie,

As many other answers pointed out that this would be a great platform for you to get your voice out there, it is not the only option. One of the things I have always heard from content creators about YouTube is that it is a long process to make a living on it since it can take some time building a fanbase. So having YouTube on the side as additional income while you support yourself with your primary career will be important. Another thing is since you are on their platform, your business will be based around their decisions and policies which in the past some creators have said can change without notice and your videos might not be seen or show up in searches like they did before. Luckily you do have services like Patreon that will help you get funding from dedicated fans even if YouTube revenue gets tricky.
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Brett’s Answer

This would really depend on how you want to deliver content to engage your audience. What is the target group you are trying to present too? How much time are you willing to spend researching what others want to review? If you can go through and make plans for what your group or audience wants to see and has interest in it, then I would go for it. There are so many different ways to approach this topic, once you know what will work, then trial and error, along with feedback from friends and family will go a long way into how you will make content that is meaningful and makes a difference in the lives of others.
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Andrew’s Answer

Go for it! It's an amazing avenue to express yourself, but it really depends on your goals. If you're looking at YouTube as a hobby, it's a great way to share content and you get the opportunity to learn about video editing and recording. As a career, however, it can be very hard as the site has millions of creators now and it can be difficult to put your name out there. Also, there are a lot of different alternatives to YouTube, so try to see what works for you.
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Brandon’s Answer

This will depend on your passion towards your work, and the amount of time and effort you wish to have towards Youtube as a job. Simply just liking Youtube will not help when it comes to having it as a job. You will have to have a clear goal of what you wish to accomplish, for example, what is it that you want to do for videos. Educational, video gameplay, commentary? You will need to have a niche, something that makes your Youtube channel distinctively yours.

If this is just content creating videos for Youtube on your freetime like as a hobby, then it should be less stressful. It is a great way to get some creative juices out, to be able to express yourself.

But keep in mind that it isn't like it is easy to get millions of views. You will need to spend time developing your brand in order to make it that far. Even then it will still be difficult to do so. It involves passion, skill, AND luck.
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Nathan’s Answer

If you are passionate about making content on YouTube, go for it! I would chose what content you want to make and do some research on it. The most important thing in really anything you do in life is consistency. Be consistent in posting and trying your hardest to better your content. I wish you all the luck!
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Patricia’s Answer

Hi Frankie

There are a lot of good answers here.
I would say that Youtube is one of the top ways end users use to look things up and understand things. In some cases more than they Google and item they just go to Youtube to figure it out.
I use it if I am not sure how to do something or fix something and I need a visual as opposed to written instructions. If your brand is going to be entertainment or educational just make sure who your target audience is. I am sure there are videos on Youtube about how to make your own channel so take advantage of that vast platform as well.
I would also say whatever you do don't limit yourself. Most content creators post on multiple platforms to get their message out. So if you decide to do a Youtube Channel also create Tiktok & Instagram accounts/channels.
Have fun with it, so long as you are conscious of the fact that everything you put out there will be out there permanently.
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William’s Answer

This is a good question to ask before diving into it. Honestly there's no right or wrong answer. I have 3 years of experience of youtube and I can give feedback from my experience. First, you wont make any money of it. You will first have to invest some money on equipment (camera, lighting, microphone, pc, software, music, etc.). You can always just use you're phone, but as you continue to record, naturally you will want to continue to improve the quality of your recordings. Second, you should make videos of topics or things that you're actually into. My recommendation is think of something you would naturally do if youtube didn't exist/something you're passionate about. On average, every 1hour or recording will result in 1min of youtube video. This is do to getting the perfect shot/edits. Third, you can definitely make money but this a long term plan, in other words you wont get quick results. You will need to create a following, market yourself/channel to people you've never met. This is probably the hardest part but it can be done/has been done by many. It's lot of fun and I enjoy the process of meeting new people all the time. Best part is that you can do this virtually from anywhere/time with internet connection. I would recommend giving it a try but with no intentions to make money. I hope this helps a bit :)
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M’s Answer

Hi Frankie,

I think becoming a YouTuber might be a worthy endeavor as long as you keep some things in mind before deciding to begin. First, keep in mind that anything you upload to a platform like YouTube is going to be there forever. It is very hard to completely remove something from the internet once it is published. Be mindful that anything you post could show up in a search result when potential employers, colleges, etc. search your name. If they find your content questionable, this could lead them to remove you from job or university admission consideration.

Secondly, what is your goal with starting a YouTube channel? If it is simply to make content because you enjoy making content, or producing content that might help or educate others, it might be worth moving forward with this ambition. However, if your motivation is purely to have a lot of followers or something along those lines, keep in mind that that is something that is very difficult to achieve.

To conclude, consider what your goals with a YouTube channel would be. If they are centered around simply making content because you enjoy making content, I say go for it. Just remember to keep in mind that whatever you post could one day be seen by potential employers.
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Dana’s Answer

Yes! Anyone can make videos, and it's a great way to show off your creative side :) Who knows if you ever have a viral video one day! You can do it as a hobby, or if you get more serious, this can be a source of income.
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