I made my First $ with Youtube !

Last Update: August 07, 2016

Hey guys !

Ok don't get too excited, I only have 38 subscribers and around 562 views (with 6 videos) and my earnings are only 21 cents lol. BUT, it's a start and if you know me you know how enthusiastic I am all the time lol =)

I created a channel one year ago but only had a couple videos uploaded and I was too shy and not confident enough at the time to create more videos... So I forgot about the channel and developed my main website instead (which has been great all the same!).

And then, not too long ago I decided to roll up my sleeves and start creating tutorials for WA members.

I had an epiphany lol.

If I can create tutorials here, I can create youtube videos! Of course makeup tutorials are a bit more tricky lol and they require you to show your face (damn) but... that's how it all started! I might not have got back to my dream job if it wasn't for WA

So I just wanted to share my excitement with you (yes, about the 21 almost inexistant earned cents ^^) and thank all of you who subscribed to my channel. You can't imagine how much it has meant to me and how motivating it has been! =D


Anyway, if you're like me and you have a passion, don't let anything or anyone (especially yourself lol) stop you!

Cheers =)

Sarah

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CDukes Premium
Got to celebrate each and every milestone! Congratulations!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Absolutely! Every small step matters =) thank you !
Best wishes
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Leody Premium
Hey Sarah, do you have any tutorials on filming a good video for youtube?

I'm thinking of starting out on a workout channel and of course a channel to do some intro for my money making site.
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TheOldSilly Premium
There should be lots of help in the archives here. Ask the question in the query bar at the top of the page.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hey Leo !
I have not made a tutorial (yet) on filming a good video for youtube... probably because I don't know yet if I'm any good ahah
I wouldn't want people to follow my example if it's bad lol

But I have been learning a lot over the last 6 months so I might help you with what I do know and the mistakes that I've made

Send me a private message with any question that you have and I'll get back to you !
Cheers =)
Sarah
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rexwee Premium
I just started in WA. Do they teach us how to make money on youtube as well?
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hey Rex !
Welcome to WA =) here you will mostly learn about websites and how to create content and monetize it. However you will find thousands of training by Kyle & Carson and by more awesome members.
Type 'youtube' or any keyword in the search bar and you should find a training or tutorial or blog on how to make money on youtube!
I will consider creating a tutorial myself
Cheers =)
Sarha
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rexwee Premium
Thank you so much!

Rex
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BelieveItYes Premium
You are most welcome! =)
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Sunniee Premium
Very exciting and thank you for sharing Sarah!

YES, YES, YES!!! - "don't let anything or anyone...stop you!"

Gotta believe it!!!

Be well & take care,

Sunnie
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you for the encouraging words Sunnie! I am still very excited about my channel =D. I get more views, more subscribers... I'm adding content regularly and having a blast!!!!
Take care too
Sarah
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RickElm Premium
Great job Sarah! Keep up the great videos and success will be yours in no time!!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you so much!!! I am having a lot of fun with this channel, which is already a huge success to me... if I happen to get more subscribers and to earn from it, it will be a dream come true! =)
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Marcus1978 Premium
Well done!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks! =)
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FilichiaT Premium
This is really great and one must really have that confidence to make videos.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Or be reckless =)
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Belldew Premium
I love this idea! I've always flirted with the idea of youtube, but was too shy. Now I have a decent mic and more confidence. I'd love to hear how you made it through the nervousness to get in front of that camera!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Hmmmm lol that's an excellent question...

how do I make it? I eeem...

I am still a little bit nervous in front of the camera but not as much as one year ago. When I created this channel one year ago and made my first video I sort of panicked and froze to the spot. I thought "omg I can't do this! what if they hate me? what if they make fun of me?". And that's how I simply abandoned my channel and my passion =/

One year later I realized I had gained experience and knowledge at WA : I could build websites, I could sell stuff online and I could make tutorials. I could even make people laugh sometimes ^^ So I thought it was time I rolled up my sleeves and achieved my dream : being a makeup artist.

I sometimes eeem and hem and blaaaaah or just won't make any sense when I talk in front of the camera lol... but you know what, I'll just laugh at myself and keep going. Most of the time I even keep my "fails" while editing the video because they're part of me. I think I'm clumsy, spontaneous and I don't want to pretend to be someone else lol... so if I drop things and swear or go eeem or bla because I can't find a word in English, I just let go and laugh at the camera lol....

It's ok to be shy, it's human. Just don't let it stop you from achieving your dreams. Many of the big youtubers out there were extremely shy when they made their first video... you should watch their very first video lol, it is sometimes very cute and impressive how far they have gone. I think practice makes perfect and you shouldn't worry about not doing everything perfect right away

Cheers =)
Sarah
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Belldew Premium
Oh thank you so much for that detailed 'walkthrough'! I agree, worrying about being perfect isn't as important as giving things a shot in the first place. I wish you all the luck on your channel and site!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you very much, I wish you the same =)
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MyraBeth Premium
Actually, you don't have to show your face during the whole video. You can write text for the screen and just read the text for your viewers. Perhaps just show your face at the beginning of the video. People learn better when they can read and listen. So, there are different ways to make youtube videos than just sitting in front of the camera. You can use diagrams, photos, a white board, cartoons, your cat :) Well, maybe not your cat. But there are creative ways to make youtube videos.
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Jim-Bo Premium
She's got a very pretty face, though! If I were Sarah, I wouldn't be camera shy.
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BelieveItYes Premium
You are absolutely right =) I am still playing around the camera and trying to figure out what works best for me... I think I like showing the final results at the beginning of the video, then a fast forward tutorial with music over and annotations to help the viewers understand what I'm doing, then a goodbye message with voice over. I don't like talking so much but I get so many people telling me "oh sarah you are funny, do talk" that I'm not sure yet. I might do a voice over video every now and then but most my videos will be with music and text because it's more like me I guess
But thanks for the suggestions, they are very interesting and I'm sure they'll also help others here =)
Cheers
Sarah
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BelieveItYes Premium
lol Jim-Bo =) and yet, I'm camera shy but I'm getting more comfortable with it and thinking "oh what the heck, it's just a camera, it's just people... be yourself!"
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benandnili Premium
How awesome!!!
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BelieveItYes Premium
=D
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samirn Premium
Wow... Thank you for sharing :)
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BelieveItYes Premium
=) sure ! thanks for stopping by!
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JonStevens Premium
Well done, congratulations!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you! :)
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LisaFranks Premium
Congratulations, Sarah! Any $, £, €, etc... IS big deal! Keep up the great work!
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BelieveItYes Premium
I agree =) Every little thing matters
Thanks!
Blessings
Sarah
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JewelCarol Premium
Hey Sarah dear, you are so cute, congrats my dear!! ;))
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BelieveItYes Premium
lol thanks xoxo
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JewelCarol Premium
You must be busy, my dear, I didn't receive yr reply to my PM, lol. ;))
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BelieveItYes Premium
well i just did ahah gotta run now !!! sorry for the late reply, I thought I had gotten back to you already O.o. I need to sleep more at night lol my memories is playing tricks on me!!!
xoxo
Sarah
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JewelCarol Premium
Hahaha.. Thank you my dear, but yr memory won't be as bad as mine, lol. Will read yr pm soon, take care and don't be too hard on yourself, ok? xoxo :))
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MKearns Premium
If you do U-tube like you do make up Sarah. It will be one successful production indeed!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Aaaaw thanks, I will just be myself and do my best =)
thank you for the kind words of encouragement!
Cheers
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HutchNZ Premium
Love it! You are moving towards your passion with the skills you are getting through WA, and a definite increase in confidence by the looks of things.
Well done Sarah.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks ! =) I think I just needed time (17 months lol) to learn from WA and to get feedback from the community... and now I'm ready to fly with my own wings! =D
Thanks again, cheers
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ValerieJoy Premium
Congratulations Sarah :)
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you! =)
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AllanSiegel Premium
Kudos on all your efforts. I sense that you'll be rewarded beyond your wildest imaginations. My daughter (who is not a part of WA) does something similar with her makeup business, and in just a short period of time she attained a healthy part-time income while raising her 3 kids (with one more due in October). You can do the same with the passion and drive that you have. I'll be checking out some of your tutorials in areas where I can use your expertise.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Wow congratulations on your daughter! I wonder if I have seen her channel before? What's her name on youtube? I'll follow her =)
I believe passion is the key. If you are passionate and true to yourself, nothing can stop you.
Thanks for the kind words of support, I really appreciate it!
Sarah
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Cherish7 Premium
Congratulations Sarah. You go girl!!!
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BelieveItYes Premium
thanks!!!! =)
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T1967 Premium
Congratulations :-))
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BelieveItYes Premium
thank you! =)
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T1967 Premium
You are welcome honey :-)) go you !!
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Stride1 Premium
WOW! your optimism and enthusiasm is quite infectious! I tap into it. Congrats hun and keep doing what you know how to do best!
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BelieveItYes Premium
tap into it all you want, my optimism is so high that it won't let me sleep at night ahah
Thanks a lot, take care
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DPolny Premium
That is fantastic, Sarah!! I'm so excited for you :) This is just the beginning, too...you're on your way!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you so much, it means a lot to me!
Take care
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DPolny Premium
I also subscribed to your channel...you go girl!! Show them what you're made of :)
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BelieveItYes Premium
thank you.... <3
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DPolny Premium
Yw :)
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Bravissima ;)
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BelieveItYes Premium
grazie mille ! =)
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MPollock Premium
Congrats, that is how it starts.
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BelieveItYes Premium
may you be right! =) thanks!
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LAUGHsMILES Premium
ALL AROUND HAND CLAPS!!
snap two times.
all around hand claps.
snap four times.
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BelieveItYes Premium
=D thanks!
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Jpowell1278 Premium
Congratulations.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you! =)
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Mirka1 Premium
Congratulations :)
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks! :)
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JosephSeely Premium
Congrats! Stay positive! GET PUMPED!!!
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BelieveItYes Premium
I don't know what 'get pumped' means but I like your enthusiasm!!! lol thanks =)
Sarah
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MiriamPia Premium
OK. Let us know in another year whether you are earning a lot more or if that was as good as it gets.
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BelieveItYes Premium
lol
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bluelemon Premium
Thank you for your post. Yes, I will let myself stop me from my dream.
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VinceHuynh Premium
Great motivation Sarah! Keep up the good work.
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NathalieJG Premium
Sounds good. Keep going.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks! =D
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Mike-Writes Premium
Congratulations Sarah. You're on your way! :)
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BelieveItYes Premium
It won't hurt to believe I am =) thanks
Sarah
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Jim-Bo Premium
Was it easy to monetize your channel? Lots of hoops to jump through?
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BelieveItYes Premium
Yes very easy actually. I just made sure I didn't use any song that wasn't allowed by youtube. I made everything else myself and didn't use any image that wasn't copyright free either

Initially one of my videos couldn't be monetized because I had used a song by Linkin Park so I just removed it and put a song that was approved by youtube lol
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Jim-Bo Premium
so what about my Bob the Bear videos? lol

can I monetize that channel?

here's an example

https://goo.gl/v0uQvo

Don't forget to like, subscribe! lol kidding!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Well yeah lol Bob the Bear can be monetized, if you're not using any material that has a copyright. Why not monetize it? It doesn't cost anything and the more views you get the more clicks and $$ from the ads..
Just subscribed lol. Did YOU subscribe to my channel??? lol jk
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Jim-Bo Premium
I did subscribe, like and comment on your videos...the 2 videos that were there at the time...in your makeup tutorials.
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BelieveItYes Premium
you're awesome =) I was only kidding, you don't have to subscribe if you don't want to ^^
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Jim-Bo Premium
I subscribed about 2 weeks ago!

Just try stoppin' me!

:)
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BelieveItYes Premium
lol
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stevecox Premium
Congratulations Sarah. IT IS A START !
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks Steve! :)
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Backontrack Premium
.21 more than you earned last week. It's a start. And you can look forward to more and a progressive increase. Congrats!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Absolutely! and hopefully less than I will earn next month =D
Cheers
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justrite616 Premium
Wow. I'm happy for you. Any amount profit is still a profit.
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BelieveItYes Premium
You are right =) I am as excited as if I had won the lottery lol
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Triblu Premium
Wow Sarah, thank YOU for a very inspirational message. You've earn waaaaay more with your YouTube channel than I have. Two thumbs up for you girl :-)) keep up the great work!

Trish
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you for the kind words, I appreciate it! what's your channel url? let me know if you need one more subscriber =)
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Triblu Premium
I'm still working on developing my site(s).
Had a chore trying to find a niche ... then ended up finding TWO. LOL ain't that the way. ;-)

Thanks,
Trish
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TonyMonzon Premium
Congratz Sarah, that's just the beginning. Keep on plugin away!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you! =) Will do my best
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Bea40 Premium
That's awesome Sarah, even with 21 cents, there's a special excitement that you feel... See you wouldn't have made that first sale if you didn't, put that video up ... Good work... Bea
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BelieveItYes Premium
You are so right. Now I just need to make hundreds of videos ^^
Thanks for the support
xoxo
Sarah
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Bea40 Premium
Your most welcome sarah
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luhall Premium
That's awesome Sarah! It may be small now, but it will grow. You have great passion and talent!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you so much.... it means a lot to me!
Blessings
Sarah
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CLapi Premium
Congrats
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks! =)
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Keza Premium
That's awesome stuff :-)
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BelieveItYes Premium
=D
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Sabusan Premium
Congrats.Really good advice also. I find I have to get through my own personal barriers more often than not. It's hard but worth it.
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BelieveItYes Premium
It's definitely worth it. You should give it a try =)
Thanks for stopping by!
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debrakirk Premium
So pleased for you! keep it up
Deb
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you very much! =)
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Steve Premium
Fantastic! Really happy for you! Keep it up!
All the best
Steve
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks Steve =)
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ArtP1 Premium
Great job Sarah....keep up the good work I hope earnings get a whole lot bigger.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks, I'll make sure they do... after all, a youtube channel works the same as a website right? Create content, get traffic, make money lol.
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Loes Premium
Very nice:) I clicked and liked all your vids!
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BelieveItYes Premium
lol Loes, you are a doll, thank you <3
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annash Premium
Good news Sarah, thanks for sharing:)
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks for stopping by !
All the best
Sarah
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Marilynm1 Premium
Well done Sarah! Keep going.
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BelieveItYes Premium
thank you! =)
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Kti Premium
Congratulations Sarah
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks! =)
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TropicQueen Premium
Fantastic - Well done Sarah!!
Onwards and Upwards to more sales and internet success!
All the best
cheers Debbie
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BelieveItYes Premium
=D thank you! the same to you !
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lenead Premium
Wow-that's great Sarah!! Very encouraging to hear of your success. I will be checking out your videos....

Arlene
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BelieveItYes Premium
=) thanks !
All the best to you
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NRosales Premium
Congratulations!!! It does make a huge difference in our feeling if you know that someone has an interest in what you're doing. Wish you more luck.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Absolutely, thanks! =)
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Fenix2016 Premium
Congratulations! I remember having watched a video tutorial of yours here in WA and I thought you had a great voice. Don't be too shy, you got talent for this. Congrats on your first sale!
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BelieveItYes Premium
aaaw thanks =) it means a lot to me! I will not give up this time, I'll do this until I'm too wrinkled to put makeup on my face lol
Cheers
Sarah
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nobell Premium
Well done Sarah.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you! =)
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MudreM Premium
Well done. A nice start for sure. Keep going and report manifold earnings in a few months.
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BelieveItYes Premium
=D sounds good to me! thanks!
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AHohaia Premium
Great stuff . I am going to subscribe . I like your tutorial about 2 min make up. As for myself I haven't got a you tube channel yet ; my son has one and he is pretty funny .
Best ,
Anke
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BelieveItYes Premium
lol the 2 minutes challenge was absolutely stressful. I tried doing my makeup in one minute but almost had a stroke ^^
thanks!
What's your son's channel?
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AHohaia Premium
I am glad you survived. lol. My son's channel is called Maverickraz . He is eleven years old and loves it.
Looking forward to your next tutorials!!!
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johnwai Premium
Hi Sarah,

That is good news and work well done.

Almost catching up to 50 cent :D

That's for the share.

-John,
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rabivens Premium
Awesome Sarah
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BelieveItYes Premium
=D thanks!
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AlexEvans Premium
Congratulations Sarah sounds like you are going well and having fun doing it.
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BelieveItYes Premium
I am ahah =) thanks!
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jakobia Premium
Great work
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you very much! =)
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JudeP Premium
It's a step in the right direction :)
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BelieveItYes Premium
I like to think so =) thanks!
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MAHlR Premium
That's great Sarah, thanks for sharing. You didn't mention your youtube channel, so what is it call? so us unsubscribes can subscribe to you and support you :)
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BelieveItYes Premium
I didn't want to spam lol. But here's my channel if you want to subscribe =) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpVZPdYPkw47GLBKf6wCIAA
thanks a lot, I appreciate it! Let me know if you want me to subscribe to yours (if you have one)
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MAHlR Premium
Wowza, you surprised me, you've got some great content, I can see you going big on it, it's definitely a step in the right direction!

Now it's all about consistency for you :)
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ricardo1 Premium
Sarah, I'm happy for you. It's a start and will grow to the abundance that you are seeking. Congratulations!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you Ricardo, I appreciate the words of support and encouragement! =)
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hendralukman Premium
Congratulations! Thank you.This will help uplifting my spirit.
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks and you're welcome! =)
All the best
Sarah
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LizPB Premium
That's great! Congrats!! We all have to get out of our comfort zone to be able to kick some butt ;-)
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks and yes, you are absolutely right. The best things often occur when you get out of your comfort zone. It's not easy, it takes time and it's scary... but once you're out there, you are free !
Cheers
Sarah
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tyrellch Premium
It's great what WA brings out us, the dormant gems below the surface that we have always had but didn't enough picks and shovels to dig through. WA is the excavator. I am glad you have reached the seams of your gold reserves.

Just keep digging
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BelieveItYes Premium
wow that is so true, WA is an awesome place that motivates, encourages, loves and brings the best out of people
Thanks for the kind words
Blessings
Sarah
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Brandy-W Premium
Excellent job!
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks! =) I'm super excited lol
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JerryHuang Premium
Awesome! Keep up the good work Sarah :)
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BelieveItYes Premium
=D Will do ! thanks!
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Ultimateless Premium
Well done...at least you are on track with this!
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BelieveItYes Premium
yeah! =) on track and having a lot of fun. Even if this never makes me rich, at least I'll be doing something that feels like fun and not like a job
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Ultimateless Premium
Getting rich is only a matter of time with consistency with what you are doing.....multiply your efforts by 100 and then 1,000 and then 10,000...this is how it will grow for you....
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BelieveItYes Premium
thanks for the motivation! =)
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