Do you have a YouTube channel that you want to promote? Or perhaps you have not invested much time and money into video yet, but you know the potential of video marketing and want to give it a try. Thousands of amateur video bloggers are online trying to make a name for themselves in their niche and you can, too.
Look at these ten amateur vloggers on YouTube and see how they have started with nothing and developed an empire of followers by using video on YouTube.
Lindsey Stirling is an accomplished violinist and dancer who has made a big success for herself on YouTube. She has over 9 million subscribers. She uses her YouTube channel to launch new songs and concert footage, as well as professional music videos for her music.
Though she was rejected by many of the well-known record companies, she has made a name for herself on YouTube without the help of the big labels.
Matt Mullholland does some comedy, music, and self-made comedy skits that have attracted over 172,000 subscribers. His ability to entertain and keep an audience’s attention is one reason for his rise to fame. He has no inhibitions in front of the camera and enjoys doing whatever is needed to increase audience retention.
Wilson Tech 1
Wilson Tech 1 is an amateur entertainer and entertain is what he does. He has an energetic personality and doesn’t mind acting silly in front of the camera. He lists himself on YouTube as a “comedic storyteller of current events in tech, social media, tutorials, and bizarre news.”
His real name is Lamar Wilson, and he has over 1.2 million subscribers.
The appeal of Wilson seems to be his energetic grasp on comedy in the real world and the fact that he shares ideas in technology and social media that some people find beneficial.
Mark Christopher is a self-proclaimed app developer for both the iPhone and Android platforms. He creates apps for both markets and also shows you how to create apps for yourself. He includes tips that help you to create apps that will sell on the major platforms and discusses the steps he has taken to reach the top of the charts in app development.
This is a niche-specific video blog, but he has captured the attention of almost one million people with 998,000 views and over 14,000 subscribers. The name of his channel is “Mobile Mass Appeal.”
Heather’s Entrepreneur Blog is a self-made video channel about her decision to be an entrepreneur. It is a fairly new channel, so it does not have as many views or subscribers as many of the other channels. But her channel is inspiring due to its honest approach about finding one’s way as an entrepreneur in a complex world.
Erin Henry discusses her journey as an entrepreneur and tells people how she started her business online. She has created a company and a subscription service known as “How to Be a Girl Boss and Create Your Success.” She helps female entrepreneurs to be able to start a business by learning to budget money, invest, and come up with ideas for a business launch.
She makes recommendations as to how to make money as an entrepreneur. She is known as “Girl Boss” on the YouTube platform, and she has 46,000 subscribers.
Sean William McLoughlin
Sean William McLoughlin is a 27-year-old Irish YouTube star who became popular when even more famous, PewDiePie mentioned him during one of his videos in 2013. He calls himself the “most consistently energetic video game commentator on YouTube” and focuses on video game reviews. He has 14.8 million subscribers to date, and he is still trying to figure out if it is his content or his bright green hair that does it.
Sean McLoughlin is pretty “off-the-wall” regarding his approach and comedic mannerisms, but it still shows the potential of creating a video to produce for YouTube.
Benny and Rafi Fine
Benny and Rafi Fine are two brothers who got together to create a series called ” The React Video” series. They are online producers, writers, and directors who show viral videos to different segments of people and then film their reactions.
They started out long ago when YouTube first started and are considered by some to be the first YouTube stars. They now have a full-service production company that includes TV and movie productions, too. Some believe that the most popular series that has brought the Fines the most engagement is the Kids React channel.
The pair has over 15 million subscribers.
Dude Perfect has over 20.3 million subscribers. Tyler Toney runs the channel and features trick-shots that make people think they are performing magic. Toney teamed up with his Texas A & M buddies. The Dudes stated, “Our ultimate goal is to glorify Jesus Christ in everything that we do. We want to use this platform for something much bigger than us.” They stated that they believe that God has given them the platform and that they want to use it to tell others about God’s power and greatness.
They perform amazing tricks and skills through their trick shots while offering a message of faith.
Olajide Olatunji started as an amateur blogger who played EA Sports’ video games and recording footage of himself playing and commenting on YouTube. He has an aggressive, funny nature that has captured fans around the world. He currently has over 16 million subscribers, and most of his videos have over 4 million views.
What Can We Learn from the Amateurs?
Looking at these various “amateur” video bloggers on YouTube reminds us that anyone can start with nothing and make a fortune out of it. As business owners, you know that this is true. You can tap into this potential by creating your video and uploading it to YouTube.
Everyone has to start somewhere. We can help you get started by creating a professional video for your business at animatedvideo.com.
These amateurs have certainly made a name for themselves doing what they love to do. But commenting on gaming and acting goofy is not something you want to do as a business. Still, you can get some inspiration from the way that some of them found YouTube fame and apply it to your marketing plan.
Let us help. Contact us at animatedvideo.com, and we’ll get you started on your custom-made video.
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