Content is important. Youtube is now, full of people trying to make it. The ratio of creators to viewers in the early years meant that anyone and anything would get a considerable amounts of views. All you had to do was make an account, film a video on your webcam and wait for the thousands to watch.
Youtubers continuing to make simple, small content based video do well only if they have acquired a large fan base following in the early years. Competition in the early years was low therefore easier to gain a following through content that was at a low quality. Zoella is successful due to her image and her appeal to her niche audience. Zoella was the lucky one and got in early, Youtubers in 2016 have to be content creators.
This blog post was inspired by YouTubers that I have come across in the past few months. For me, at 20 years old, I look for people that are going to inspire, motivate and encourage me to follow a journey. Individuals that create content that truly inspires and motivates through visual. Here are my top 5…
- Casey Neistat | Theme: Travel/ Lifestyle | Youtube: Casey Neistat
Vlogging brought to another level. Beautiful filming, beautiful location. Casey lives in New York city but is constantly jetting from one country to another. Always doing something, somewhere and seems to never sleep.
- Ben Brown | Theme: Travel/Lifestyle | Youtube: Mr Ben Brown
Ben is a typical British chap living most of his life between Cape town, South Africa and Surrey, England. Enjoyable to watch due to his down to earth nature, goes through life with a ‘can do’ attitude, nothing seems to phase him.
- Hazel Hayes | Theme: Films/Lifestyle | Youtube: Chewing Sand
An actress, film maker and a YouTuber, Hazel is pretty fabulous. A very strong lady who uploads films, vlogs and my personal favourite #TOTM (Time of the Month) vlogs. These are monthly vlogs about monthly events which are beautifully raw, beautifully filmed and beautifully truthful. An inspiring lady doing what she loves in the big city and aspiring to be only great even in the tough times.
- Jenn Im | Theme: Fashion | Youtube: ClothesEncounters
Fashion in a different way. Jen is fashion forward, trendy and cool. A pretty lady living in L.A with a positive and smiley attitude to life. Her Youtube theme is fashion but also dabbles in a lifestyle vlogging occasionally. Her content is stylish, elegant and interesting to watch. Effort and time has gone into the creation of this channel. Great to watch if you are having a bad day and want to see a smiley face.
- Louis Cole | Theme: Travel/Lifestyle | Youtube: FunForLouis
Always looking for an adventure. If you want to see parts of the world you didn’t know existed? This is your man. In a forest in New Zealand, on top of a mountain, camel riding in Morocco and constantly on a plane. His life is an adventure but Louis himself seems to be grounded and chilled. His content is always exciting and gives you a sense of motivation to see the world.
There you go! These are truly my top five individuals that motivate myself to live my journey and inspire me to dream big. Producing great content, great success and great inspiration.