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YouTube Q&A (Ep. 4)

With Thomas recently hitting the 2,000,000 follower mark on YouTube, we decided to go through some questions from a few of them.

Recently, Thomas hit the 2,000,000 follower mark on YouTube! To celebrate this uncommon occurrence, I thought it’d be cool to do a Q&A of sorts with a bunch of YouTube-related questions from all of you. Many of these answers might prove useful to you, particularly if you’re looking to start a YouTube channel of your own. If you do, good luck, and I hope I picked a question that you’ve been wondering about yourself!

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Other things we mentioned in this episode:

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  • 0:00:00 – Intro
  • 0:08:12 – Best analytics to keep track of
  • 0:19:20 – How often should you upload videos
  • 0:28:48 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:31:02 – Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:32:49 – How often should you upload videos (continued)
  • 0:36:32 – How to find your first followers
  • 0:45:54 – Which gear did I start with
  • 0:54:48 – What software to edit videos with
  • 1:00:52 – Staying organized
  • 1:06:34 – Getting the confidence to start
  • 1:14:03 – Unexpected difficulties
  • 1:19:32 – Biggest misconceptions
  • 1:23:07 – Which factor helped me succeed
  • 1:24:22 – Balancing a channel with a job or school
  • 1:32:13 – Dealing with negative comments
  • 1:33:20 – Showing or not showing your face
  • 1:41:30 – Conclusion

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