11,111 YouTube Subscribers! Funny and Educational STORY
Today my YouTube channel hit 11,111 subscribers so I wanted to share with you one funny story about growing this YouTube channel.
My Professional Videographer Friend
I have a close friend who was a professional videographer.
When I saw his videos, they looked really professional, TV quality.
I remember we talked about starting on YouTube…
He was thinking about starting too.
At some point, I started publishing some videos. The quality was literally awful. If you don’t believe me, take a look at some of the first videos on my channel.
- Grammar is bad.
- Viewers can only see my screen.
- The “message” goes slowly so the video is quite boring.
- It’s only around 5 minutes long and the watchtime is less than 2 minutes.
In short, my videos had all the reasons to NOT to get any views… Still, I started getting some views, gained me some subscribers, earned some affiliate income and even some revenue from YouTube ads.
The funniest thing is that my most-watched video (at the time as when I am writing this post) on my YouTube channel also has an awful quality.
I sometimes go and watch my old videos as a comedy because the quality was so low that it's hilarious.
The point is… You can start on YouTube without ANY videos skills even without ANY equipment as I did.
I remember that I was afraid of recording my first videos.
But over time you get more comfortable in doing that. It’s like anything in life. At first, anything new is a little bit scary.
If you are afraid or nervous about recording your first video, I love what the founder of Legendary Marketer, Dave Sharpe says,
“Just get over it. Hit record.”
No need to overcomplicate things.
Like our friend Nike says, “Just do it.”
You can always improve your videos over time (like I am doing constantly) but the most important thing is just to get started and gain momentum.
Mark Zuckerberg teaches, “Done is better than perfect.”
Do you still remember the professional videographer friend that I talked at the beginning of this story?
He is still thinking about starting on YouTube.
I have now over 11,111 subscribers when I am writing this and he still hasn't started his channel.
With his skills, he could easily stand now on over 100,000 subscribers if he would have started at the same time when I did. I really hope that he will start sooner or later...
Moral of the story:
Awesome video skills itself aren't going to make any money.
Thinking about starting isn't going to make any money.
Hitting record and just doing it will make you money and get you the results.
And after you have got started, you will improve your videos over time.
It's Your Time!
- Roope "My friend still hasn't started his YouTube channel" Kiuttu
By the way, the same principle applies to any business.
There are always people with tons of talent and skills who may not take action.
Then there are people who just take action and they get the results.
As Brian Tracy loves to say, "It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.”