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Hello? Hello. Okay. I’m just going to put on Sara into the stream. Hello. Can everyone see us? Thank you so much for joining us. So we’ve got Pablo, Justin and Evangelia. I hope I’m saying that right. Let me know if I did say that, right.
Thank you so much for joining us. So we are here live. It’s very exciting, and we are going to do something we’ve actually never done before. So we’re going to be revealing our YouTube income and answering all your burning questions about how YouTube works, how people make money with YouTube, so get excited.
And so we also have Sara on the line, and Sara is another Aussie YouTuber, and she does a lot of content around helping businesses and also other YouTubers and creators, I guess, get the best, get the most out of their content. So she helps a lot with live streaming.
She does so many live streaming on their channel, on her channel. So definitely check her out as well. And she’s also from Sydney. So that’s quite funny.
Hi, Aiden. Hi, Trang. Thank you so much for joining us. So first question, welcome, Sara. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your channel? Yeah. So thanks for that introduction, Queenie.
So like you said, I am an Australian YouTuber. Sounds really weird to say that. I’m also from Sydney as well, and I live stream about live streaming and I create a lot of content to help coaches, businesses, consultants, solopreneurs, to grow their businesses using video in particular, live streaming at the moment and have a lot of fun with it.
So, I’ve been on the platform for seriously, probably for a couple of years now and the channel just hit 20,000 subscribers a couple of days ago. So that’s really exciting. And I’m excited to be here to talk about our revenue, ’cause everyone’s always really interested on how much money we make as YouTubers, and there’s a lot to it.
So I’m excited to talk about, you know, set the expectation and reveal what it all comes down to. So I’m excited to be here, thanks for having me. It’s so good chat to you.
And you’ve got some amazing content in your channel so, I mean, who better to talk about YouTube money and YouTube monetisation, than you really. So, and I just wanted to say hello to Million Money Mindset and also Trang his asked are you a Marvel fan? Are you, Sara?
Yes, I am. I cant tell. I can tell. I’m definitely, definitely big fan. And I think that’s the beauty of YouTube is that you can kind of show up how you want to show up.
And it’s like, you know, I like Star Wars and I like Wonder Woman and I like, you know, Marvel and I like all these things and probably in a commercial television setting, they would never ever allow me to display this stuff, but this is my channel.
I can almost do what I want. So that’s what I really love about YouTube and the opportunity that it gives us as creators to show upd how we want to show up.
Yeah. Well that’s really cool. It’s very authentic. You know, you can tell you’re a huge fan. Okay. So next question. Where are all of our viewers from? I’m really curious.
So we’ve got Evangelia, Evangelia she’s up at 2:00 AM. So who else is like where’s everyone from? I would love to know. So Sara and I are both in Sydney, so it’s 10:00 AM here. I am Drinking my coffee.
So yeah, let us know. We’ve got Justin from Melbourne, we’ve got cashflow therapy from Melbourne. Pablo from Sydney as well. We’ve got money months at New York. We’ve got some Adelaide as well.
So all of these representation from Australians. Yay! People! I’m so sorry to hear about, you know, Melbourne as well. Like honestly my heart goes out to you guys. It really sucks, but at least, you know, the beauty of, I guess, living in a time like this is we have the internet to keep us entertained.
So isn’t it, isn’t it nice? It kind of feels like you could still connect with people even though can’t really go outside much. So yeah. Imagine not having the internet. Imagine like not being able to watch anything and just looking at each other. It would be so horrible!
It would be so horrible. I didn’t know how people did, like, world without the internet. I’d be so bored. And also, guess how much money we make? So we want to hear from you guys. So Sara has 20,000 subscribers.
I’ve got 3,000 subscribers being monetised per month. So I would love to know what you guys think. How much do you think that we make in a month with YouTube? And we will reveal it all shortly. So write your comments in.
I’m very interested to hear what people think that we make on YouTube. I know! I’m just going to say like, is it going to be really low? Or did I think we’re just like– sitting on an island, drinking margaritas. Now I’m curious.
So how does YouTube monetisation works, Sara? Okay. So YouTube monetisation is this interesting thing. So in order to make money from your content on YouTube, they have a criteria that you need to meet.
So you need to have at least a thousand subscribers. And you also need to have 4,000 hours of watch time within 12 months, right? And you have to be a law abiding YouTube citizen.
So you can’t like have any strikes against your channel. So you have to be, as I said, like law abiding model citizen, and after you’ve met that criteria, then YouTube allow for you to make money off the platform where your content, your video content will have ads on it and ads can appear before, during, after the actual video.
So that’s in a nutshell how it works and advertisers from companies everywhere, depending on what niche you’re in and depending on what business they are paid YouTube, certain amounts. And if your videos get ads on it, then you get a cut of that.
I believe it’s 40% or something like that. I can’t remember what the cut was. It’s not all of it. You get a cut and YouTube, takes a cut as well, but that’s essentially how it happens.
And the largest amount, I guess, and the amounts that you make varies, depending on so many factors, depending on, you know, your videos, where your videos’ viewers are, and there’s lots of factors, but that’s in a nutshell how YouTube monetisation works.
And Queenie has been phenomenal in being able to get monetised in such a short period of time, which I am always, I was always so impressed with it. But some people, you know, how long does it take to get monetised?
It really depends on so many factors, but Queenie has proven that you can do it in a relatively short period of time. So that is in a very tough, in a quick nutshell, how kind of YouTube monetisation works.
Really great explanation! Thank you so much, Sara. That’s perfect. Honestly, couldn’t have said it better myself. And we’ve got some guesses so, “Sara’s making it rain LOL”. Mitch thinks, “it’s between one and $3,000 a month”, Aiden thinks, “a thousand dollars a month”. Pablo, 500.
Black belt finance, “$5 per 1000 views”. Oh, interesting. I thought, I thought he said $5 and I was like, Oh, that would be pretty sad. Oh God. And Evangelia, she thinks I earn $500 a month and Sara, $1,000 a month.
Cash flow therapy agrees with Mitch between one and 3000 potential to make a lot more. Justin thinks, the social, okay, The social blade website says 135 for Queenie and Sara 400.
Interesting. You’r using the stats. Who’s going to be the closest? We’ll see. We will soon find out. So I wish I could probably also say that whilst we will be showing you guys our revenue, we’re not allowed to show you our CPM and that’s against YouTubes terms.
So we will show you our insight, our analytics, but we can’t show you our exact CPM because we’re not allowed to, because we don’t want YouTube or myself to get, Queenie or myself to get demonetised. So we’re playing by the rules as law abiding YouTube citizens.
Exactly, exactly. And we just have two more questions to go before we actually jump into the revenue, because I think it’s important to just understand how it all works because I didn’t know until I started YouTube. So I hope it’s helpful for you guys.
And yeah so another question, how can you get monetised on YouTube? You’ve already discussed this, but do you also have any tips on how to get monetised faster?
I think it’s a combination of creating content and being focused with your content. I see with your channel Queenie, you are extremely focused on creating content in the finance niche. And I think that’s one reason why you got monetised so quickly.
You’re able to be really consistent and provide your audience with content that they will watch, you know, video after video after video. Whereas, if you were doing a bit of finance and you were doing a bit of gardening or when you were doing a bit of travel, like that may not be so like refined and focused, but I think it’s choosing a category and pick and staying focused and creating lots of content in that actual category.
‘Cause I see lots of YouTubers when they get started, they’re so excited to be on the platform and, you know, they blog on one hand and then they talk about, you know, walking, you know, exercise on one hand and then they talk about business and it’s so sporadic and it’s like, the viewers don’t really know what the channel is about.
And YouTube doesn’t know what the channel is about in order to promote their content or surface their content in search. So I think one of the strategies to getting monetised quickly is to be focused on your content and understand like which niche you’re actually going after and correct the content on that.
So that’s probably one of the biggest strategies. And the second part, I think people are always looking for hacks. How can I get monetised quickly? And I get it because creating video is a lot of work, right.
But there’s also a component where it’s like, you just have to grind it out. You just have to create good content, keep creating it. I see people post three videos and going, “Oh, I didn’t get monetised. I don’t have any views.” it’s like, yeah, ’cause you’ve got three videos.
You need to create more. You know, you need to give YouTube the algorithm and the AI like more data in order to understand what your channel is about. So it’s all about the content at the end of the day, making really good content and being really focused and being phenomenally consistent like Queenie is.
Aw, thank you. Yeah. I totally agree. It’s it’s sometimes a bit hard because as people, we all have different interests and it’s like, you know, you might like finance, but you might like something else and you want to be like, Oh, I’m going to talk about this because I like this.
But yeah, I think when it comes to YouTube, it’s good to have your niche and what you talk about and what people know you for. And then, and then you can always start a second channel once you start building up a big audience.
So let’s get into why everybody’s here. Super exciting. Okay. So I will go first and I’m going to share my screen. I’m nervous. I haven’t done this before. I know!
I’ve never shown this before, in my few years on YouTube and now Queenie has convinced me to do it, so. Okay. Okay. So here are my analytics and I can’t go into the revenue tab because it is gonna show a CPM, I didn’t know this.
But I will never show it now that I know this. But yeah, 28 days made $378 and 42 cents, which is actually not too bad. I thought that it would be a lot less for my first month. And it’s actually been a little bit over like, yeah, I think in total it’s been like $422. So not too bad.
I’m pretty happy with that. Overall. Obviously it’s not enough to, you know– live off? Yeah, I’m not going to quit my day job. I still need to, I think, build this up. But I think, you know, for a start it’s pretty good. So who was the closest? Let’s see.
Public is pretty close, but I think he’s biased. And I think also Evangelia, Evangelia, so that’s really cool. Yay. $500 pretty close. So good job guys. So yeah. Is there anything else really to share?
Maybe Sara, you can share your YouTube income now. All right. I’ve never done this before now I’m feeling like, okay, let me see. All right. Sorry, this is always clumsy part of…
I know. I know. Is it showing my screen now? No. Oh, wait, I need to add it, sorry. Oh there we go. All right. So in the last 28 days, I made $945 and 64 cents on the channel. That was the last 28 days. And then in the last 90 days, I made $3,142.
So I think we had a couple of good guesses. It’s about a thousand a month, that it’s been for the last few months and that’s been pretty consistent for this year. So yeah, we had some pretty good close guesses.
And I’m really impressed that Queenie is making like 300-400 bucks after her first month and at 3000. So that’s really cool. And it’s, it’s such an interesting thing, right?
Because my channel just 20,000, but I know channels that are smaller than me that make more and I know channels that are larger than me that make less, so it really depends on which niche you’re in and it’s, it’s why we’re not allowed to share our CPM because there are so many variables that come into play, but we’re allowed to show, you know, how much we make, just not the CPM, actual CPM.
So yeah. Yeah. And hello, Suyen, lovely to see you. Thank you so much for jumping on. It must be really early in Malaysia, so appreciate it. But yeah, it’s so true. I think that that’s the thing with YouTube, it really depends on the content that you have and how much money you can make with it.
So I think, yeah, sometimes it can be a bit disheartening ’cause there might be some people that are making a lot more for a lot less years, but yeah, it’s very interesting. And congratulations, that’s a really decent like income and it really decent like side hustle income. Thank you.
It’s really exciting because some people are like, Oh, you only make a thousand a month. I’m like, Why? Did you make a thousand a month from like your videos? No. You know?
I’m kind of like anything that I make from the channel is a bonus. I don’t consider it, you know, like you can’t live off a thousand a month, that wouldn’t cover my house payments and like the food that I need to eat, but it’s some nice income that allows me to do other things and pursue my creative business things.
S0, yeah. Yeah, exactly. It’s a decent income for, I guess, doing something that you love because you know, the way that I see it is like, it’s really fun. We enjoy doing it.
So it doesn’t feel like work and it’s kind of like a bonus, the money. And Evangelia says, “What are we going to do with the money?” What do you personally do with your YouTube money? I’m curious.
With my YouTube money, it probably goes back into the business where, ’cause I also in addition, what a nice segue, in addition to having my YouTube channel as a revenue source, I also have my digital products. So I sell a course about live streaming and it goes back into that.
And I also have a team that helps me. So I have a team that helps me with the admin and the managing of my social media and monitoring YouTube. So it goes back into paying them and, you know, helping to grow the business as well.
So I don’t get to play, you know, have a money fight and money dance, raining money with all of it. But it does help to, you know, help me pursue and grow the business.
Yeah, absolutely same here with me. Like all the money that I make, I don’t actually spend it. I just, it goes into my business account and I just like leave it there. And if I have business purchases to make, then I just use that money for that. But then yeah, I just leave it at that because like, otherwise, I don’t know.
Yeah, you couldn’t really, I don’t know, lose your money really quickly when you start to kind of spend it. So I don’t like to spend it unless I have an actual business purchase to make.
And it’s good to just keep in there for tax purposes as well ’cause sometimes that can be a bit of a surprise when you get your tax bill for your business. That’s the other thing people don’t know.
It’s like, yes, we made 400 and a thousand dollars, but we don’t get to keep all of that. That still gets taxed. We still have to declare that as income. We still, you know, there’s no hiding that revenue.
Like we still declare that as income and pay tax on that as well. So it’s not all money dance. Yeah, exactly. Unfortunately, maybe one day. Well, it’s interesting because I’m, you know, there’s lots of, oh, is that a question?
Am I jumping the gun about different ways of making money with YouTube? Yes, let’s do that. Oh, yes sorry I got overexcited. Let’s do different ways to make money with YouTube.
And I also did want to call out a couple of the comments. So Blackbelt finance $10 to $15 per 1000 views. Very good Math. That was really quick because I haven’t even calculated that. Love that.
And Mitch, “how many hours per week do you think you’re investing into your channel?” A lot? I don’t even want to count the hours because I’m just like, oh, but at the same time I really enjoy it. So it doesn’t feel like work. Yeah, definitely. What about you?
I think it’s the same. Like I don’t want to count the hours ’cause I also have my team who help me do stuff as well. So if I have to count their hours, it probably be a little bit sad. And at that $5 an hour mark, but it’s a labor of love, right?
You get to do something that you love and you get to make money doing it as well. So that’s the upside of it all. Exactly. Exactly. And Suyen, “It’s only eight, 8:19 AM right now editing a video and it’s so nice to have great content to watch while on this figurative editing train, you ladies are doing amazing.” aw, thank you so much and you Suyen, it’s great to collab with you and lovely to meet you. Awesome content and a channel.
And cashflow therapy says, “keep it up, girls, that income amount will only keep growing in the future”. Thank you so much. We really hope so. But like we said, we enjoy it anyway. So it’s a bonus for us.
So maybe now let’s get into, what are the other ways you can make money with your YouTube channel? Because I think this is interesting ’cause it’s yes, the ad revenue is one part of it, but then there are so many other ways that you can also make money with YouTube.
So, would you like to explain, Sara? Yeah. So I think everyone gets really caught up on YouTube ad revenue, right. But as you’ve seen that, it’s not massive. And for the most part, it won’t be massive until you become a massive channel with massive viewers.
So for the rest of us, how do we actually leverage YouTube? One of the, one of the ways that I leverage YouTube is with affiliate marketing. So I, if you see on my channel, I promote and do a lot of tutorials on Canva.
And I do that because I definitely love their tool and them as a business and what they offer, but I’m also an affiliate. So I get commission based off when people sign up via my link and that’s been a really good additional revenue generator where I can drive traffic from my YouTube videos via my affiliate link. And it’s not just Canva.
So there’s lots of different software providers, Canva, and they all do it as well. Lots of different affiliate programs for both software and products that you can generate revenue from.
And I don’t have a fancy graph because I’m not allowed to go into the details of all of them all, but probably from my affiliate commissioner, that’s another thousand dollars a month, from YouTube, you know, there’s a secondary thing where people find my YouTube videos where they’re looking up a product review, they’re looking up tutorials, or they’re looking up a software review.
And then if they sign up under my link, I get a cut and it varies depending on the actual provider, but that’s been a really lucrative one, particularly in the software space. So that’s probably another revenue source that people may not be aware of, but it like, it’s definitely out there and quite easy to kind of leverage as well.
So how do you also make money from your channel, Queenie? Interesting. Yeah, I think affiliates is a great one. Same, same here with affiliates. So I only do like to talk about products that I personally use and actually believe in after doing my own research.
And I want to make sure that it’s completely authentic that I’m not just pushing some products because it has a good affiliate bonus like, it’s not like that at all, you know? I would rather not push anything if, if it was a bad product.
So yeah, like there are some good signup bonuses full 86 400 for example, is the bank that I switched to. And the bank that I like. And the great thing about it is like when my subscribers sign up, they get $20. I also get $20.
So it’s, yeah, I think it’s like a win, win situation. And there’s so many things like that as well. Like there are so many different ways that you can make money through YouTube. It’s just about being creative with it really.
A lot of other people create courses and things like that. So maybe one day in the future, something that we could do personally. And I actually, while everyone’s here, I would love to know, I was, I had this idea the other day and I was thinking, ’cause I love interviewing people, meeting new people and learning about them, how different businesses operate and I was thinking of doing some, I guess like, live events type thing. ‘Cause we’re all at home.
We, you know, we have time and it would be cool to bring up, get a few like really good speakers on like a live kind of like stream and they could present to us and things like that. Would you guys be interested in attending some of those if I were to start setting them up and creating them? Let me know in the comments.
And also like, if you are interested, who would you like me to invite on the channel as well? Because I think that I want to start doing more of these in my day job. I work in marketing, so I normally plan events anyway, like digital events.
So I think it could be a cool way to, I don’t know, yeah, engage with you guys more, provide more values. So let me know. That’s exciting. We’ve got some more questions. So, Jayden asked, “how long did it take from your first video to get monetised and how many videos did you post between then?” Do you like to go first, Sara?
So I wasn’t as diligent as Queenie. So I was probably, it was probably for me two years from when I started the channel to getting monetised, because when I first started, I posted like one video every three months. It was, you know, then I’d do a burst of four videos.
It wasn’t until I got serious about it, where I was creating content consistently that the views happened and like I met the criteria for monetisation. I’d probably say for me it was about 50 videos.
I can’t remember exactly, but it was about that 50 video mark where, you know, I was getting the views and I was getting the watch time and the traffic that monetisation happened for me. Yeah. Well I think, yeah, it’s hard sometimes like to build up that momentum and then once you kind of have all your ducks in a row and you’ve got that momentum building up and it can be a lot easier, I think.
Yeah. Thanks for sharing. For me, it took six months and I think that in that six months I was really able to refine the process and I’m also super lucky ’cause my boyfriend actually helps me. So it’s not just me. I’m not just one person doing all the YouTube stuff.
He’s also like, you know, he’s my partner in this YouTube channel. So we work on it together and he edits all of the videos. So yeah, I’m very lucky in that sense that that’s how I’m able to produce so many videos while still having a full time job.
And okay, so Mitch says, he has to go. Bye, Mitch. I’m not sure if he’s still here, but if you are, bye. And Evangelia, asks for Graham Stephan. Maybe, we’ll see. We’ll see. He’s like such a big YouTuber.
Do you know Graham Stephan? No, I don’t. No. Oh, okay. He’s like a really big finance YouTuber. Suyen says, “Sounds cool. A great event would provide massive value”. Thank you. I think, yeah, it’ll be exciting.
And Slick AU, “How did you come up with a constant stream of content, new ideas for your video? Great stream by the way”. Yeah, this one’s hard. Do you have any, an answer to this question, Sara?
I do. I get this question all the time. And I think it really comes down to being able to solve problems for your actual audience and a step before that is understanding who your nation audience is. And once you’ve done that, then you’ll see that they’ve got so many problems.
Like you, like I everyone’s got problems, 99 problems, right? And once you understand that, then creating content isn’t difficult because you can have different viewpoints, helping people solve those problems in the videos, whether it’s, you know, a review, whether it’s a strategy video, whether it’s a tutorial, that’s probably how I come up with ideas.
And then I validate it using keyword research. So whether it’s using the YouTube tools such as Tubebuddy or vidIQ and also the Google keyword planner. So I, you know, I think about the problems that my audience has and then after, after I’m able to do that, then I validate whether or not this is worth doing a video on with actual data.
So, you know, don’t make complete decisions based on emotions, use some data to back up. Yeah, that’s really cool. I think keyword research is really important and yeah, I think sometimes it can be difficult to think of new ideas, but what I’m trying to do now with the channel is I used to focus a lot on what other people are doing and I’m like, oh, this person did this, and that worked really well.
I’m going to do a similar video and then it doesn’t work because it’s not, it doesn’t really come from me. It wasn’t my idea to begin with it. So what I’ve tried to do now is I would just go through all of my previous videos and look at the ones that performed well, and then I’ll do a similar video-ish on another topic.
So yeah, in that way, it’s kind of like, like a sequel to the first video. So if my audience likes a video about, I don’t know, for example, like buying my first home, then I’m going to do another video about something else about home ownership, because I think people like that.
So I think sometimes that can be cool because there are so many different ways that you can look at, I guess, an idea or a topic, you know, and if you already kind of know what’s already working, it’s really easy to come up with ideas that are kind of like similar to the ones that you already have and no one gonna whack.
So that’s my personal thing. And yeah, so far it seems to be going pretty well. So we’ll see how we go and let me know in the comments as well, if you have any video ideas that you’d like me to do, because I would love to hear it from you.
I think it’s interesting that you say that because particularly when you’re new, you have a habit of seeing what other people in your space are doing and thinking, oh my goodness, they got so many views on that. If, you know, if I did one on that, it must do well as, you know, it must be successful as well.
And then you don’t take into the, you don’t take into account the fact that they’re a bigger channel than you and they will get views and they will get engagement differently than you as a small channel. So when you’re, when you’re just copying other people without, you know, the understanding YouTube, without understanding keywords, without understanding content, then that’s, that’s not going to lead to your success.
It really is. Stop. Keep your eyes on your own work. Just focus on your own channel. And if you keep looking at other channels, it will drive you insane because no one can figure out exactly definitively why YouTube shows views to some videos and not to others.
So I think that’s the key thing to note as well that, you know, yes, look at others for inspiration, look at others for research, but don’t get too obsessed on what others are doing and copy them. Yeah, exactly, ’cause then it’s like you’re just going to be a bad version of that channel.
Like there’s no reason for someone to watch your content because it’s just like, oh, it’s just two steps behind that other person all the time. Yeah. And David says, “Very good strategy. Youtube loves that approach”.
Thank you, David. And Anne B, “Have you considered paying for YouTube advertising to grow your channel quicker?” Have you, Sara? No, I haven’t. So this is a question I get all the time.
It’s like, oh, I really want to reach that, you know, watch time count. And that view count. Should I just throw money at it? And I think, no. I think like if you do that, you’re not actually going to get the results that you want because you, you still, you don’t go through the motions of getting clear on the content that you, that you should be creating the audience that you want to build and what your audience respond to.
So I’m kind of for new people just getting started in the space, I don’t think it’s the right thing to do. I think you need to be focusing on your content and I get this adduction of, you know, if I throw money at it, it will fix it but the truth is it won’t, it really won’t because you still won’t get that much time just because you’ve thrown views at it, money to get views on, it doesn’t mean you’ll get the watch time.
So that’s something that I don’t recommend as a strategy to grow the channel quicker. Let it be organic for YouTube.
Yeah. I agree with that as well. I think. Yeah. Especially at the beginning, but I am, well I’m in digital marketing, so I do a lot of Facebook, Instagram ads and YouTube ads sometimes.
So I do see that there could be a way to, I guess, spend a bit of money on advertising if you have like something like a clear objective or something like that. So for example, I wouldn’t post my video on YouTube just to get more views because I think like you said, like it’s not authentic. It’s not real views and like not like totally authentic, but if maybe I had something to promote, like, I don’t know, like an ebook or something like that, maybe I would consider doing Facebook, Instagram or YouTube ads or something like that to promote for a specific purpose.
Or if I maybe did my event and I wanted people to sign up to it, then maybe I would do some advertising there. So I think it can be a great way to get, build an audience, but I think, yeah, you have to be careful in the way that you do it because you don’t want it to be totally like, you know, you’re just paying for all of your views and you’re not actually getting your real data from like the people that haven’t paid to, well, haven’t paid to watch your videos.
Exactly. So, yeah. I guess we should be careful with that. Yeah. So are there any other questions from any other final tips that you’d like to share with our audience about YouTube and by the way, we’re gonna wrap up this live stream in about five minutes.
So make sure you get your questions and if you have any more questions about YouTube money, how we make money on YouTube or anything that you’d just like to ask Sara and I let us know in the comments. So yeah, any final pieces of advice to share, Sara?
I think the final piece of advice, it’s a, it’s probably the big thing is start with what you have. So a lot of times people are like, oh, I want to get started on YouTube, but I don’t know, you know what I need start with what you have.
Most people have a phone, most people will have a webcam. Don’t think it needs to be perfect. You just need to start so that you can then go on the journey of then figuring out, all right, now that I’m creating video, how do I optimise it? What content should I be creating?
So the first piece of advice is just to start. And the second piece of advice is to kind of enjoy the journey, right? Because there’s a lot of work that goes behind it. And if you’re not creating content that you enjoy doing, like why are you even doing this?
Why are you spending all this time and energy trying to grow on YouTube if you don’t enjoy it? So, you know, I think don’t lose sight of the fact that it’s meant to be fun, you know, like that’s the whole point, that’s the whole point of this YouTube system is that we get to do it our way.
So yeah, that’s probably my big piece of advice is to really enjoy the journey. Oh yeah. That’s so true. I love that. And black belt finance, I think he, he also really likes that point as well.
I think it’s so important to make videos that you’re actually passionate about and that you enjoy making, because if you’re just stuck in this rabbit hole of comparing yourself to other people, comparing your content and your grades to other people, yeah, it’s just, it’s not as fun.
So yeah, I completely agree with that point and I would love to know, oh, sorry, go on. I was going to say like, and I think like it’s a journey, right? So if you start doing videos on a topic and then you don’t enjoy it, you can always pivot. You can always change.
When I first started, I was doing a lot of like WordPress tutorials and I got to the point where I was on another channel where I was like, if I do another way WordPress tutorial, I’m going to cry. I just cannot do this anymore.
I need to, I need to do it on another area and that’s fine. That’s fine. I get to choose. I get to see what I like. And then I get to change if I want to as well. So I think, you know, just understand that you can pivot and you know, you can change around and you’re not stuck on one thing.
I’m sure Queenie won’t do it, but I’m very sure if you suddenly got sick finance, you could change to something else as well. Whether it’s on another channel or, you know, some other part that you choose to do, but you get to choose how you do this. Exactly.
Completely agree. And let us know in the comments, have you guys thought about starting a YouTube channel or do you have a YouTube channel? Because they would love to know. But I, yeah, I’m also totally agree with you on that because I think, yeah, that for me, your WordPress tutorials are probably my stock videos.
I know I like researching stocks, but sometimes if I’m just too much researching stocks, it’s really boring. And I feel like I was going to cry sometimes ’cause I’m like so many numbers. And then I realised like, why am I doing this?
I’m not having fun. Like I should just be making content that I actually enjoy. And yeah, completely agree with you there. So I think, yeah, biggest takeaway– do stuff you enjoy and it won’t feel like work and yeah.
Do you think we have any more questions? Let me just check on the live and see if there are any other ones that aren’t showing up because there’s a bit of a lag. No, I think we’re good.
So thank you so much for joining us and thank you so much for coming on to the live stream. Everybody it’s been amazing and I hope you got something out of this and thank you so much, Sara, for coming onto the channel.
Oh, I am so grateful to being, for you to, well, inviting me to be here. It was so fun and you know, first time I exposed myself, so maybe we’ll do this again. Let us know if you want us to do this again in a couple of months and show maybe other income, you know, amounts and streams.
So let us know if you want us to do this again. This would be interesting to touch base again in a couple of months. Yeah, for sure. I think like different income streams and affiliates and things like that could be interesting. And yeah.
Thank you so much for joining us, everyone. And thank you investing with Frank, Evangelia, David, Blackbelt finance. Thank you so much for sticking around. I’ll see you guys.
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