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Here’re five reasons on why you should not start a YouTube channel.
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Reason #1 – You Want Money Fast
The first thing that you need to understand when starting YouTube channel that you may want money fast. But the thing is that fast money is not always going to happen when it comes to YouTube.
You need to start thinking about your YouTube channel like a business and less like a get-rich-quick scheme. That’s because a lot of people do.
You could use YouTube like a side hustle, make a little bit cash here and there, but it’s not a get-rich-quick scheme. That’s what I want you to understand.
It’s not just about putting up YouTube videos and making $2,000-$5,000 video like you might’ve seen. And that’s all great emotionally. You might’ve seen those things and some people have had some great success stories.
But that’s not the majority. That is a few outliers here and there. And it’s made to attract you to watch some of those videos. The real deal is that it’s not fast money.
It’s thinking about it like a business and making it work for you.
Reason #2 – You Don’t See the Big Picture
We look at the big picture is the long-term. It’s just like many people don’t see that YouTube is part of your business. It’s all about seeing the growth potential.
Maybe you just want to start a YouTube channel. But you need to see it in the big picture – one year down the road, seven years down the road, 10 years down the road.
How does it play in to your business and your life? Are you going to promote products and services with your YouTube channel. You might make a YouTube channel just about your daily life. But in that case, what products and services can you promote from that?
You have to think about that in play. If you’re tax accountant and you make YouTube videos to help people understand the taxes better, now you can offer your tax services to people.
YouTube should be used as a tool for business. And very few people become successful from YouTube just from solely making YouTube videos.
Reason #3 – Not Committed
People just are not committed. They are not committed to sustaining their commitment to making videos every single week or every single month.
They make a few videos. They start YouTube channel and they drop it off just like many other things.
- Do you drop most things that you start?
- Do you have a commitment problem?
If you do it, you probably don’t want to start a YouTube channel. Take a look at some of the latest activities that you’ve done. Have you tried to lose weight and did you stop exercising?
All those things are commitment problems and they are signs that chances are probably that you’re not going to be successful with this as well. You have to be committed because you have to see the long term with YouTube and you have to be able to stick with it for a long period of time to see those results.
If you’re not committed, you won’t see those results. That’s because they don’t come quick. It’s not instant, as we mentioned before.
Reason #4 – Know Your Audience
If you’re making random videos and it’s a whole different type of audience you have to think about it in a focused and targeted way. If you’re not doing it in a focused and targeted way then your audiences can be all over the place.
And you have to understand your audience because it’s like your best friend. Eventually you can sell them a product or service. If you’re talking to photographers you need to use the language that photographers use.
If you’re speaking to people who are looking to save a little bit of money from grocery shopping, then you’re catering towards people who are trying to save money for either their emergency fund or build their nest egg.
Everybody’s a little different and you have to know and understand your audience. That’s because eventually as you promote product, services or create a product or service for them then you have to focus and tailor to them.
Many people when they start YouTube channel, they do a little this and little that. And that is not bad for experimentation, but it’s not going to get you honed and focused and targeted on your direct audience that you’re really trying to cater and target.
Reason #5 – Do You Have The Skills?
Do you have the skill set? Do you have the desire to learn?
Here’re some things you need to understand:
- basic design
- making a thumbnail
- working with people
Even if you can’t do the design work and if you can’t understand the keywords, you need to be able to hire people that can do those things.
You need to learn to work with them. If you don’t know how to do that, if you don’t know how to make those things happen and work in the synergy behind it, then you don’t have the skill sets to make it happen.
Can you get the skill set?
Yes, but you need to be able to have growth and desire to learn.
Those are some of the big things and key factors that you need to take into account when starting a YouTube channel.
If you don’t have these things or you’re not willing to go out and get these things or you’re not willing to see things from another perspective, your YouTube channel will probably fail.
When it comes to YouTube channel look at it more like a business.
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