I start on YouTube as a viewer, I didn’t make an account until I saw a video that I really want to comment on. I then had my first problem, I didn’t know what I should call my channel. It took me around an hour to make awesome account name, but then I though what would sound cool but people would be able to give me a nick name out of thus I decided on imjeffy98.
About a week later one of my school friends told me that he had a YouTube channel, so I subbed to him. He then sent me a message asking me if I wanted to play a little game. He wanted to see who could get the most views in 6 months, we decide on a $50 bet. The problem was he had a 50000 view head start. I honestly though I couldn’t beat him.
I uploaded my first video which was a stick pivot video. That got about 50 views. Then latter another bunch of my friends were playing on a site where you coached you own AFL team. I took a couple of screen shots and uploaded it the video. The video got about 4000 views in total. But I did receive a lot of hate from people (they thought their team was better than mine).
I then decided to download a screen recorder and started recording flash games, the first few games got around 100 views on each video, I then came across a flash game called Pokémon Tower Defence. The first video I made of the game got about 20000 views. I then realised that the game updates weekly. So I thought to myself “this could be my big break.” I then uploaded a few more videos, then I made another video about it and that received over 50000 views.
Before I knew it, I was beating my friends within the space of 2 months. I continued making videos about the game. I ended up winning the bet by over 100000 views and I was $50 richer. I then thought to myself “what am I going to do with my channel?” I had put in a huge effort into my channel. Then I decided to keep making videos and finish the flash game as the updates came. The game eventually finished.
I then heard about being partnered by networks. I always thought that to be partnered with a network you had to be contacted by them. I was researching over the internet about which networks would be a good place to join. I then came across TGN I applied and was accepted within 15 minutes. I filled out the contract and all the other fancy stuff. And then I joined the forums. The community was really friendly.
After long period of waiting I was eventually partnered in June. I am still active on the forums and have helped a number of people with small issues.
Thanks for reading.
How I started on YouTube
Blog entry posted by imjeffy98, Jul 11, 2012.