I want to be the most successful YouTuber that has ever existed and I want that title this very minute. I'll often lie to myself and say otherwise. That I'm in the growing stage, that hussle is necessary,etc. But the truth is I'm impatient for immediate success. This is how I feel after creating content on my YouTube channel for about a year and a half, and this is how I felt after I posted my very first video.
Yes, I know it's unrealistic.
One of my early past times was perusing the early videos of some of my favorite YouTubers, the ones that were the most successful. More often than not I found that they toiled away in obscurity for years before their following grew to its current size. And this was 5-7 years ago, when the market was nowhere near as saturated as it is now.
And yet I'm still hungry. For the growth. For the audience. For the engagement.
I look at the success of black creatives like Donald Glover and Issa Rae who are so successful that people are beginning to forget...