What You Need to Know Before Starting A YouTube Channel in 2020
My Journey Started With Booktube
Starting a YouTube channel at any point in time can be so daunting! The information you need to know about the business aspect, setting up your account, getting the permissions, figuring out what you are going to use for the equipment. . .
And the schedules!
Don't get me started.
There is all of that before even doing your first video. Gaining the confidence to speak on camera, knowing how long you need to talk for, what you should do in terms of editing, and how best to promote the video once done.
Now of course you don't have to be good at everything right away. YouTube is a constant roller coaster of change and you kind of have to roll with the punches.
With all that you need to research there are common fears and insecurities that can take place. Stop right there! Let me ease your mind a little bit.
Here is the advice I would give to. . .
Those that feel they may be too old or too young.
Age is but a number. As long as you stay true to yourself and have a passion or joy in what you do, you will be just fine and people will love you! All they want is a creator who they can relate to that is genuine and honest with them.
There is no age limit or experience level on YouTube. That is what makes it fun.
Those who do not know what to talk about.
That is completely understandable and your audience can forgive the first month or so of clumsiness. Even when you do find your supposed niche there will always be something new to learn and experience.
I have always been told by my leads at Amazon, "treat every day like day one."
It is a great philosophy to live by especially when you are dealing with a fickle career such as YouTube.
Those who do not feel like they are creative enough.
The great thing about YouTube is that you can get creative just by talking to a camera and that is it. You do not have to be the best fill in the blank. You just need to enjoy what you are doing and be respectful of the audience that surrounds you.
Those who feel like they need a bunch of fancy equipment.
But if you have a limited budget or none at all, being creative with what you have is not a bad thing. It is not necessary to the overall YouTube experience.
The BIGGEST factor I would like you to know it to just start the channel.
You will never know what you want to do with it, what heights you can get to, what you can experience until you actually start. Just turn on the camera and talk. Now there may be a few tries before the actual editing stages and final product.
That is fine.
But it is necessary if you are seriously considering doing this whole YouTube thing to just start. There will be bumps along the way. I am not promising an easy, stress-free time.
I am promising a journey that you would not have had otherwise. I hope to see you shining on that platform soon!
As always thank you so much for reading! If you would like to follow my bookish and writing journey that got me into YouTube in the first place I have the channel itself and I also wrote an article explaining what got me to love writing in the first place.