I posted my first ever youtube-video on march 27 2019. Back then I knew nothing about composing a video, editing or anything about what does it on youtube. It has now been 8 months and I have a lot more knowledge about the process and I have managed to publish one video a week.
So far I have achieved the following:
- 16700 views
- 272 subscribers
- 482 watch hours
- Uploaded 35 videos
- A mention on the list of the top 20 makers on youtube: https://blog.feedspot.com/maker_youtube_channels/
My goal when starting. In fact, it wasn’t really a goal because I didn’t have any intentions with my channel so it was more of “it would be fun if” goal, was to have 100 subscribers by the end of the year. But starting now I have a couple of ideas to further make the channel better:
- Re-do the logo so that I would make sense to stamp it into leather and wood. The logo I have now is just something I made quickly and without any design in thought.
- Should I keep the name, The Swedish Maker? I am not sure.
- Better my thumbnails and my photos on Instagram to have a certain look.
- Better my editing skills through other youtubers. This is something that I really enjoy.
- Keep the fun in the process. As long as I enjoy working with it I will keep doing it. If it becomes something that I don´t feel passionate about I´ll stop. And therefore start posting every other week instead of every week. This will probably make the end result better and also keep the passion in the process.
And of course I have a list of things I want to do in the future around the youtube-channel that I need time and money to do. But for now, eight months into this adventure I am still thrilled and excited about it. And I am actually proud of myself because for once in my life I didn’t care about the quality of the product I first released back in march. I just decided to start posting and not care about the quality. And if I could give someone who have thoughts about starting a youtube channel an advice, it would be just that:
Don’t care what other people think, just do it
/The Swedish Maker