I did it! 1000 Youtube Subscribers in 6 Months!

Last Update: January 10, 2020

I started my Youtube Channel in Dec 2018 and probably published like 10 videos. I got a few subscribers during that month and I remember sighing and telling myself that it was going to be a long road ahead.

I really felt down at first, thinking that it was gonna take me a long time. I felt like I was starting over with a new website and I KNEW the hard work required to become successful.

I kind of let it hang, didn't really publish new videos and probably got about 12 total subscribers by end of June 2019. But something changed. I really wanted to see success on Youtube.

That's when I really resolved to take Youtube seriously. That's when I started to publish videos more consistently.

And even if I didn't work on publishing videos in the past 3 weeks because of the holidays, my subscriber count kept increasing! And now, I've fulfilled one of the requirements in order to become eligible for monetization.

That's so exciting!

But a lot of people only see the success and not the hard work behind it.

To be honest, it was a challenge. I hated listening to my own voice and recording myself. At least with my website, I enjoyed putting words on paper and typing. I still felt safe on the other side of the computer, where nobody could see or hear me.

But video was different.

I felt like I was putting myself naked to the world. Now, everybody would know me, see me, hear me. I was scared of embarassing myself.

But slowly, I came out of my shell. I became better as I practiced and I no longer felt weird listening to my voice or seeing myself in the video. I also became a bit more proficient at video editing, a skill I absolutely HAD to learn to improve my videos.

But I finally did it!

Although I met the requirements in the number of subscribers needed to become eligible for monetization, I am yet to meet the 4000 hours watch time. But just like with the subscribers, I know that if I keep working on it, that I'll meet that requirement in the coming months.

Would you be interested in me creating a tutorial within WA on starting and growing your Youtube Channel fast?

Please let me know in the comments below. I know that this is something that a lot of people struggling with are wanting to learn so I want to share everything that I know to help you grow too.

Lots of Love,


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Jazzspper Premium
I saw that you are a YouTuber and I got excited. I had to go check your channel out, very very nice. I do have a confession I always want to be a YouTuber but have never had the courage to do so. But hey keep on rocking it girl!!!
Jewelia Premium
Hi Reyhana,

Congratulations on your 1000 subscribers! Well done!
I'm currently working on my YouTube channel and would love to see your tutorial. Thank you!

But at the moment, I'm heading to your YouTube channel to add your channel another subscriber and contribute to your watch time. :)

All the best,

~ Julia
RDulloo Premium
Hello Julia, thank you so much! I still have it in my projects to do the tutorial but I was waiting on a credit to be able to buy a new laptop and due to the offices being closed because of COVID 19 it looks like I will have to wait longer.

I will still try to get to work on the tutorials though!

Thanks for subscribing. You can also send me a link of your channel in a private message and I would love to subscribe back.
Jewelia Premium
Thank you, Reyhana.
I sent you a private message.

Stay healthy,
~ Julia
TheCatherine Premium
Reyhana, well done! That's a fabulous achievement and I'm absolutely sure that before long you will reach 4000 watch hours.

Everybody who starts videos hates the sound of their own voice. Mine still makes me cringe, but fortunately, I don't have to listen to them.

I have to say I make training videos much more than I make YouTube videos you have inspired me to work on my channels more seriously
RDulloo Premium
Thank you Catherine. I'm in a little bit of a pinch since I don't have a laptop at the moment. My laptop completely broke down! Still saving a bit to be able to buy it.

Haha, yupp, I don't listen to my videos again, unless I'm editing them. And yes, I do also cringe but it helps not to look at the video at the same time... LOL

Thanks for letting me know that you're inspired and I'm happy to have caused this. You should really work on it because it really helped to boost my online business.

Good luck.
TheCatherine Premium
Well that's the top tip did look at your videos while editing them! That's worth its weight in gold. Especially me because I'm wondering why on earth I got wrinkles as well!
BobMargroff Premium
This is awesome Reyhana!! Congratulation on hitting the 1000 subscriber mark!!

To answer your question, I would be one to watch or read your tutorial. I am waiting to get more posts on my website before going to YouTube... but I am going to do it.

My daughter (10 years old) wants a YouTube channel really bad. I want to learn so that I can help her do this too. She is very spirited and I believe she would do so well.

So, as soon as you get this done, I would definitely want to take a look at it.

As always, I wish you the best!

RDulloo Premium
Thanks Bob. I really appreciate you subbing to my channel.

I will definitely be doing the tutorial now seeing as most people are for it. And I'm happy that you will be starting YT soon as it's one of the venues that will be exploding this year.

Aww! Let's make your daughter a big star! Let us know when she starts her channel so that we can sub to it and support her.

Wishing you the best as well!
BobMargroff Premium
I definitely want to make her a star... oh I would like to see my success as well... LOL!
RDulloo Premium
LOL! I have no doubt you both will get there.
BobMargroff Premium
SAWalden Premium
Way to go Reyhana!

I thoroughly enjoyed watching your channel - especially the video on how to grow your YouTube channel for free...wow.

I remember when I first started out here at WA I could count on you to teach me (the entire community) something new and it is so good to see you are still at it! This is the first I've heard about Tube Buddy and it is the next extension I'll be downloading into my browser!
I'm now truly inspired to do more with my channel (only 1 lame video so far) but I have subscribed to yours.

Thank you so much for sharing this - I am really looking forward to your tutorial!

RDulloo Premium
Thanks, Susan. :)

Thanks for subbing and watching my videos. I really appreciate it and glad that you're learning something from my channel.

TubeBuddy is definitely a big help with growing your YT channel. It will bring you to new heights.

Wishing you the best. Let us know how it pans out for you.