My path to becoming a Youtuber over the next 12 months

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Hopefully this is the right place to do this.

Intro:
Am in the semi lucky position of having time on my hands for the next few months and for the first time in my life have the chance to try some things out to see if they work. I also just celebrated by 50th birthday in July and previously (many years ago) I have tried with mixed success to make money online myself.

I have the camera equipment but until now I have never had the balls to put myself out there and give this a try.

The Path:

I guess to put a specific goal on this I would like to reach 10k+ active engaged subscribers on at least one of two Youtube channels I have started. Why two? - well the first one which is called Fresh @ 50 is the video log / journal of the work I am carrying out across the board but specifically with regards to the channel which I aim to make ultimately the primary channel and this one is called The Expat Brickie.

Why The Expat Brickie - well I love Lego and building Lego sets and thought why not do what other people have done and do videos on it - so the idea is to video myself building Lego sets - its not a new idea others are doing it but its something I love doing. I will also do video news etc on new Lego sets with a view to becoming part of the partner program and potentially earning some money from this - but thats a secondary goal right now.

At the time of writing this post they have the following subscriber numbers:
Fresh @ 50 - 6 subscribers
The Expat Brickie - 1 subscriber

There are some channels in this space with big subscriber numbers so the demand is there.

On each I have posted so far at least one video - the expat brickie video was a slide show test to see how it works and I have posted a trial video plus the first video log on the other channel.

I will post again in the next couple of days on progress
#months #path #youtuber
  • Profile picture of the author andyspain
    Good morning

    Update from 05.09.22.

    As of this morning I have the following subscribers:
    Fresh@50 - 7 subscribers
    The Expat Brickie - 2 subscribers

    I have posted one further video the The Expat Brickie and tried a number of times to record a video for Fresh@50 but kept encountering technical difficulties so in the end gave up yesterday - so my plan is to record that, this morning and edit and have that live later today.

    However I have set up Hootsuite using a free trial account, linked the various social profiles I have srt up for The Expat Brickie (Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin) and set up a post schedule for this week to post to those accounts.

    On Instagram I spent some time yesterday following people and commenting and have gained some followers as a result but need to keep this work up today.

    My plan for this week is to deliver the following:

    2x videos on Fresh@50 (including the one I will record today)
    2x videos for The Expat Brickie
    2x posts on The Expat Brickie website
    Complete the posting schedule for this week and next week on Instagram and Facebook

    I feel it is too early days right now for me to set a target on new followers each week as I am still in the process of getting everything set up
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Cool to see this!

    A suggestion look up Gary Vaynerchuks Instagram $1.80 strategy. Very much what you are doing already... but its not a once in a while thing, it needs to be an every day thing.

    My mother in law in her 70's has been doing this for the past 3 years now.. I think she does 20 a day? she is approaching 100,000 followers... and each and every one of them are interested in the same thing she does.
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    • Profile picture of the author Artkantos
      This thread is amazing, it has inspired me to do the same with a Twitter account!

      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post


      My mother in law in her 70's has been doing this for the past 3 years now.. I think she does 20 a day? she is approaching 100,000 followers... and each and every one of them are interested in the same thing she does.
      Wow, your mother in law has gone to 100k followers in 3 years? Where can I learn from her haha
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      • Profile picture of the author savidge4
        Originally Posted by Artkantos View Post

        Wow, your mother in law has gone to 100k followers in 3 years? Where can I learn from her haha
        Watch the Gary Vaynerchuk video - become the mayor of photography town ( in her case ) or in the case of the Gary video he is speaking with a Real Estate Agent I believe... become the mayor.

        The content should not be about me me me all the time - look at my photos... She has some reels of "I was this many years old when I..." She is 70 plus and its just beyond funny - She travels a lot.. she shares where she is and where is good to take photos... where to go and eat... good B&B's etc... sharing her experience for a better experience for those that follow.

        She is living that Nomadic Online Life - 6 months out of the year - I giggle just writing about her... literally, if she can do it?

        PS if you think 70 yr old and technology... thats her. Right now she is in Scotland and the calls at 4am my time because she forgets on a daily basis about the 5 hour time difference to ask some absolutely lame tech question - its priceless.
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    • Profile picture of the author andyspain
      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      Cool to see this!

      A suggestion look up Gary Vaynerchuks Instagram $1.80 strategy. Very much what you are doing already... but its not a once in a while thing, it needs to be an every day thing.

      My mother in law in her 70's has been doing this for the past 3 years now.. I think she does 20 a day? she is approaching 100,000 followers... and each and every one of them are interested in the same thing she does.
      This is an amazing piece of advice thank you - I checked this out - link below from his website:
      https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/insta...usiness-brand/

      I will apply this across Instagram and Youtube each day with engagement
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      • Profile picture of the author Artkantos
        I'll check that content carefully, it's funny because it's a 5 year old piece of content but GaryV tends to focus a lot on fundamentals, so probably a lot of juice in that one!
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  • Profile picture of the author ChristopherAndreas
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    It is nice to see your updates! I wish you good luck! I am sure you can do it! Your success is quite inspirational! HOPE I CAN DO THE SAME!
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  • Profile picture of the author max5ty
    Interesting to follow this.

    Don't know if it's just my computer, but it didn't seem like the voice was in sync with the mouth moving...kind of like an old kung fu movie. Like I said, maybe it was just something with my system.

    Thanks for sharing though, and I know you'll do good
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  • Profile picture of the author andyspain
    Thank you - was the sync a problem on all the videos?
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    • Profile picture of the author max5ty
      Originally Posted by andyspain View Post

      Thank you - was the sync a problem on all the videos?
      I just watched your first one for fresh@50 and noticed it was way off.
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      • Profile picture of the author andyspain
        Originally Posted by max5ty View Post

        I just watched your first one for fresh@50 and noticed it was way off.
        Thanks for the heads up.- I will investigate further - I have been hamstrung by lack of power on my computer and it could be in the encoding its caused an issue - but thanks once again
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        • Profile picture of the author max5ty
          Originally Posted by andyspain View Post

          Thanks for the heads up.- I will investigate further - I have been hamstrung by lack of power on my computer and it could be in the encoding its caused an issue - but thanks once again
          You're doing good and you're on the right track. Just wanted to make sure you were aware of that for your future videos.

          Thanks for sharing your journey with us
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  • Profile picture of the author Wealthkey
    I love this thread. i think i will imply it with my own future social account. so clean, well done for this post
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  • Profile picture of the author andyspain
    Good morning

    So a quick update on progress so far.

    Have posted a couple more videos across both youtube profiles and have gained 1 additional subscriber on The Expat Brickie. I signed up for a subscription for VIDIQ and have implemented all the optimisation suggestions on each of the videos.

    I have been travelling for the last few days so not been able to do additional videos but what I have obtained is more Lego sets for future content.

    I have realised my computer set up (mac mini) is not suitable for video processing so have decided to document me building out a PC as part of the process so am waiting for all the parts to arrive to build out a dedicated video processing desktop PC.

    I have been doing some instagram promotion using the strategy outlined above and have been steadily building community - as with the Youtube channels I dont expect this to explode anytime soon but slow and steady is good.

    This week I will do at least 2 more videos so content is being added regularly and once the PC has been built I can really tackle this side properly.

    I am hoping once the video content quality and also velocity starts to improve that subscriber numbers will start to increase
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  • Profile picture of the author zugswang
    very interesting. I will be watching.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Any updates on how many subscribers you currently have, since the beginning?
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