Starting my Youtube channel has been one of the few good things that happened to me during the Covid19 pandemic. My Youtube content creation journey which began on the 4th June 2020, completed a month on 4th July. Woohoo to posting 5 videos so far!
Here’s what I’ve learned so far:
- I honestly thought, I would comfortably hit 100; but reached 94 subscribers by the end of the month.
Here’s the first lesson – It takes longer than expected.
Watching the subscriber count increase, is like a dopamine hit. I also understand, that 94 might seem insignificant in comparison to other channels; but I’m truly grateful to the ones who subscribed. I’m fully aware how slowly (but steadily) they came by. Thank you for joining me on this road!
- The initial subscribers always come from the people you know. If you are someone like me, who started at the bottom of the totem pole, you’ll need to convince everybody. Rest, it all gets down to your content. People might subscribe because they know you; but they’ll eventually stay for the content you produce.
- The learning curve is incredibly steep. Right from conceptualizing an idea, to scripting, shooting, editing, understanding Youtube and all its intricacies, doing outreach and more; everything will become important and a priority.
- There is no switch off mode. I upload videos every Thursday. The moment my video goes live, I thank the Universe and start thinking about the next one.
- Everything is in experiment mode. I was absolutely clueless on Day 1; but slightly better informed on Day 30. Which videos take off and which don’t, is something you have no control over.
I’m enjoying the ride so far. The constant challenge of coming up with engaging and valuable videos is a journey worth pursuing!
If you’ve made it this far, I hope you consider subscribing to my channel – hit that beautiful bright red button!