Thinking Of Starting A YouTube Channel

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Lopan's Comment
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I was thinking of starting a YouTube channel where I filmed while I was driving - can set cameras to run on motion of the truck so safety is not a concern. But I was thinking I might talk politics as well as religion/ philosophy and lace it with driving tips for our 4-wheeling friends. I know I would love to have an interesting video or something to send to people where they would maybe have a chance of listening to how to drive with us big rigs on the road while being entertained with politics/ religion.

I still consider myself a "greenhorn" driver (going on only seven years), but I'm squeaky clean - no accidents no tickets - so there's at least some credibility there.....and I definitely have thoughts on politics and religion.....that's all I listen to all day!

Thoughts?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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There's no question that there's a big audience for that sort of thing. I think in the end it comes down to how interesting you are and how enjoyable you are to listen to.

There are some people that can talk about chicken noodle soup and it's just riveting! They have a fantastic voice, a magnetic personality, and they always find interesting insights.

I think the famous Paul Harvey is a great example. Anyone could just sit and listen to him all day, didn't matter what he wanted to talk about really.

One thing you might want to do is practice for a while before releasing anything publicly. Do a bunch of talks on video, listen to it, and have a few friends and family members listen to it. It takes some time to develop your voice and style. If you just go out there cold and green without any experience you might drive people away before you ever get good at it. Then again, you might be a natural. But I would work at it privately for a while first.

One last thing. I don't know if you want to do it while driving or not because of the audio quality. No one wants to listen to noisy garbage. You might try it with a noise cancelling lapel mic and see how that goes. If you can't get good audio quality then take video footage and record your talk over it at a different time in a quiet environment.

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