S4E10: YouTube Is HARD


After paying for so many YouTube courses that claim to tell you how to make YouTube so easy and watching so many content creation videos from other content creators, I have learned it isn’t easy. There are things that you can do to make it easier but it never becomes “easy”. In this episode we talk about why YouTube is hard and why it should be hard. Then we talk about lessons I have learned from all of these sources to help you make your YouTube journey easier. 

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” —William James

The moral of the story is don’t give up. Keep trying. Find your voice, learn the skills, hit that record or go live button on your webcam, cell phone, crazy expensive mirrorless camera with your Wal-Mart Ring light or the super crazy expensive light some YouTuber did a review about and you are spending grocery money or rent money to buy it because magically this has to be the magic that will make your video go viral or you are like me and you want to make evergreen content that folks will be watching long after you are dead. Insert inspiration quotes here.


“Everything that’s broken was beautiful at one time. And our mistakes make us better people.” —Jamie Hoang

 BTW, I am not giving up. I will celebrate my One Year of Lives April 13 and I intend to be here next year and the year after and you might as well hit that darn subscribe button because I am going to keep trying until I make the video you want to watch. Oh and hit that like button too, it makes YouTube think you love me as much as I love you guys.

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” —Theodore Roosevelt


Christian | Father | Tech Evangelist | Author | Public Speaker | Future TEDx speaker |WordPress Aficionado * I am the author of "WordPress: Setup to Website". I love all things tech and gadgets and I probably have an opinion about it which some people seek out. Follow @aroyrichardson