I have always wanted to start a YouTube channel, and that folks is exactly what I did today. There were a lot of obstacles in the way of starting this venture, the biggest being myself. I was my biggest doubter: you aren’t funny enough, you don’t even look good on camera, you sound goofy etc. Whatever reason to postpone shooting a video, I made it!
Once I finally got the confidence to get in front of the camera, I faced another challenge. Lack of content. I am on Instagram and usually post short stories about my day. The reception is great! I get a lot of good laughs and feedback which also led me to want to take the same approach on YouTube.
Not gonna work…
YouTube is just a different beast in its own. My Instagram stories are only 15/20 secs long and my audience consisted of friends who already knew me. Getting in front of a camera and trying to hold an audience for minutes was daunting. I came up with some atrocious ideas to capture an audience.
1st idea: Shoot videos shirtless because chicks love abs…. Ive since given up the THOT lifestyle and having attention taken away from my message isn’t the direction I want to go. Plus these abs aint all that lol.
2nd idea: Talk with my Nigerian accent. Basically play into what I see others doing. I’m a conversational funny, not a stand up comedian and this wasn’t playing to my strengths.
After shooting a few videos (Ill share if I feel really good one day), I threw all of the out. They were GARBAGE. I prayed to God for direction, took a shower the next day and an internal voice just said “Be yourself.”
So that what I did. I cut the camera on with no script and just spoke my mind, the same way I write my blog posts. Check out my 1st video, subscribe to my channel and follow me on Instagram!