I feel like ''GAAAH'' and ''BAAAH''.
Reblogged from projared  158 notes
Have you ever thought that sometimes YT is more than making the best quality videos that you can, and more about the people that you know? Not to implicate anything about you, just that as a smaller YouTuber I've seen people grow in subs the more they've gotten chummier with people who are 'bigger' than them. Maybe I'm just jealous because I'm nowhere near as good as networking as some people, so I was curious if you've had any kind of experience or advice on the matter, as you're pretty honest.
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spacehamsterg:


Youtube has changed a lot in the past few years. It’s going to get harder and harder for people to get noticed the longer they wait to get started. Of course it helps to know someone who is already established that you can collaborate with, it’s proving to those guys that you are capable though. I pretty rarely collaborate unless it’s with PBG or Brutalmoose, but they’re also my good friends in real life now, and I live with one of them. I would never collaborate with someone who has two videos and is telling me they really want to be “Youtube Famous” or that they really want Youtube to be their job. I ignore messages like that immediately most of the time. I’d have to go to their channel and see that they’ve been doing it for a while, and I want to see a clear and distinct skill progression going on. I was building my channel for nearly a year and a half before Hidden Block started to form, I didn’t collaborate with anyone until about the two-year to two-and a half year mark - and then my biggest collaborations happened at the same time when I had PBG guest on a video and also did a voiceover for Shane on Did You Know Gaming which created a lot of exposure all at once, probably before I was even ready for it to be honest. So, it has to do with a lot of things. It’s not just about knowing people, but they have to know that you mean serious business because they don’t want to waste their time. To get far on Youtube you’re playing the LONG game. You are investing YEARS. Unless you’re the anomaly who gets a big hit and explodes. The best advice I can give is to never stop improving yourself and your content, if people like you and your personality they will subscribe and stick around. Think of Youtube like a snowball, the bigger you get the easier it is to get bigger and keep growing rapidly. You know how long it took me to get my first thousand subs? I think about 6 months. Now I get hundreds on any given day, or even thousands in a single day when I upload a new video or collaborate with someone. That would not be happening if I never invested the time to get to where I was. Youtube is a full-time job, even more than that sometimes. I myself work six days a week (and i’ve been doing that for 3 years with no vacation), granted I don’t work the entire time on my channel, but that’s not the point… the point i’m trying to reach is that even if people collaborate to get views it doesn’t mean they aren’t working hard, Youtube isn’t going to be one of those things where you can just throw some crap up every day and hope to get subscribers and hold people’s attention anymore, unless you’re already insanely established online. It takes a lot of work, time, patience and creativity.

koloromuj:

Don’t you hate it when big companies have the same idea as you so when they post theirs it makes yours look like an rip-off???  OH COME ON!! So i did this Ahri print about TWO month ago for FANEXPO in Toronto, had it with me at Anime Weekend Atlanta and everything… and yesterday Riot leaked their new Ahri splashart and just happened to look JUST like the one i did? urghhhhhh!!! What are the odds right. And dammit now this print is gonna probably rot  -__-

koloromuj:

Don’t you hate it when big companies have the same idea as you so when they post theirs it makes yours look like an rip-off???  OH COME ON!! So i did this Ahri print about TWO month ago for FANEXPO in Toronto, had it with me at Anime Weekend Atlanta and everything… and yesterday Riot leaked their new Ahri splashart and just happened to look JUST like the one i did? urghhhhhh!!! What are the odds right. And dammit now this print is gonna probably rot  -__-