Quick backstory: I come from a debt-ridden family so I’ve seen firsthand the kind of suffering that can come from financial failures. That’s why the whole hesitation issue is a thing.
So I’ve been doing a lot of research on startups, and while its a relatively unpopular platform for a lot of people and skeptics, I think given my skill sets YouTube would be my best shot to get my first business idea going. It’s free to start, I have a decent handle on YouTube SEO and video production, and a clear picture of who my target market would be. I’ve learned a lot about YouTube growth and have a keen instinct for brand identity, so I wanted to start doing tutorials on how to grow a channel and leverage it into a source of passive income to supplement or replace your day job.
There are currently YouTube gurus doing this kind of thing, but most of their actually practical business content is paywalled behind online courses and private consulting. I want to make information like that more accessible since I had to really dig around to learn it and put the pieces together. We’re in the golden age of self-publishing, but information on how to successfully do can be difficult to find.
Here’s why I’m unsure of myself when it comes to starting. I haven’t actually grown a channel of my own, so I feel like people would think I’m talking out of my ass even though I have a lot of research backing the information I want to teach. As a full time student currently on a pre health track (somewhat of a safety net but I’m really not feeling it anymore), I understand that committing to multiple videos a week will be strenuous, and I feel like if my idea straight bombs i won’t be motivated to continue even if I am helping a handful of people. (I don’t want to jeopardize my academics if I’m not at least 75% sure of success)
Any of you guys have any insight on my situation? I really like video production but I know it’s a time commitment, and I feel like if my grades fall and this doesn’t work, I’m kinda screwed