One of my favorite jobs/hobbies that I enjoy and can excel at, despite my visual impairment, is YouTube. This is one of the places I can express myself freely and have a genuine audience waiting for the next thing I create.
The amazing thing about this channel is it involves one of my favorite passions which is gaming. On this channel, I play some of my favorite games such as Minecraft and Roblox where I’ve managed to find sponsors of mobile games such as Raid Shadow legends to Skillshare.
Currently, this channel has over 100,000 subscribers. Excelling was no easy feat; it took years of hard work and dedication. This persistence paid off in physical form because YouTube sent me a plaque to commemorate the milestone of 100,000 subscribers.
Throughout my time making content on Youtube, I have always received multiple comments about my visual impairment asking questions like, “What’s what is wrong with your eyes?” or “Are you even looking at the camera?” Regular people might just quit after reading those mean comments. Fortunately for me, the more engagement one gets on YouTube such as comments, likes and even dislikes, YouTube wants to promote the video even more. This helped turn my dreams into a reality and I was able to make a decent amount of money off of YouTube.
I’m also able to run multiple websites related to the topic I post on YouTube that earn me passive income. Finally, I manage the content for over 40 different YouTube channels; these are all my clients.
Some people might think this is a good way to make a living, I know YouTubers that just dropped out of college when they made a substantial amount of money. For example, one of my friends going by the online name jtibbs dropped out of college with only 10,000 subscribers and he is doing fine for himself.
An even better example: one of my good friends, Chase Namic, didn’t even go to college and now is making over $100,000 every week, but I never wanted to do that. I believe college is a very important part of growing up and developing life skills, and the more knowledge I have the better I can understand my business.
Still, YouTube has also helped me see life in a different light and build lifelong connections with a lot of different content creators who have the same interest in video creation and making money online. Doing YouTube and school has never been a challenge because I have the perfect template for my recording, editing, and upload process which makes it go by much faster than usual.
I also went ahead and hired a few people to make the job easier such as a full-time editor and a graphic designer to make graphics for my channel. You are probably wondering how I am able to manage content for over 40 channels and, it is simple, I don’t I have a long list of content creators that make the content for these channels, then I send it to the client. This is called ‘drop servicing’ and it is very profitable.
Overall, YouTube has been a positive in my life and I hope to do it for years to come.
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