Is it too late to start a YouTube channel in 2024?
Written by: Dexxter ClarkAbsolutely not!
2024 is perfect to start a new YouTube channel.
In this article I tell you exactly why.
You might think that YouTube is over saturated with creators.
That is not the case.
Yes, there are more YouTube creators than ever before.
But there are also more viewers than ever before.
YouTube has been growing steadily over the last few years.
It is one of the most visited websites on the internet worldwide.
YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, owned by the largest search engine in the world (Google), which in their turn is one of the biggest tech companies in the world.
In America computers with a stable broadband connection are common.
But a lot of countries in the world are just catching up with their internet devices and internet connection and are only now able to stream videos.
Is it a good idea to start a YouTube channel in 2020?You actually have an advantage if you start out in 2024, compared to a few years ago.
When you start now, you are able to spy on big YouTube channels and see what they are doing and learn from their mistakes.
There are also YouTube channels and blogs (you are reading one of them) that teach you exactly how to do YouTube.
The big channels were also the first to bump into the early adopter hurdles.
YouTube has ironed the kinks out over the years.
Your YouTube creator experience and the experience of the viewers is more smoother than ever before.
Quality of content is more important than ever before.
Things like click bait and spam are not an issue anymore.
More important than everything else, you can earn money with YouTube.
Since 2007 you can earn money with YouTube ads.
On top of that you are also able to sell your products and services via the platform.
There are more (financial) opportunities than ever before.
2024 is perfect to startPeople tend to procrastinate: tomorrow, next week, next month … and before you know it, you have blown out an extra birthday candle.
My advice: just start!
Not next week, or next month: today!
Starting NOW is more important than starting perfectly.
I think it’s better to start with YouTube then to read all the information there is to know.
Knowing too much can paralyze you, as well as knowing too little.
They say: “ignorance is bliss”.
I think that is also true for YouTube,
When you start with YouTube, you’ll automatically start wondering things.
Then you can search for information about that specific topic.
Even if you would read everything there is to know about YouTube, you still have to figure out your own preferred way of working.
The only way to find out …. is to start with YouTube.
You have an advantageYouTube is hard and most people quit before they even had any form of success.
99% of people don’t make it to the 10,000 subscriber mark.
You have an advantage if you are the one that pushes through.
Also, you can spy and see what the big channels are doing.
The early adopters a couple of year back, had to figure stuff out.
Now we have blogs(!!) and YouTube channels that tell you exactly how to do it.
What is holding you back?Let me talk you through some possible fears you might have
The comment section?That was one of my fears, the comment section.
People like to tell you that you are wrong, even if you aren’t.
I can sugar coat it, and say it won’t happen, but it will.
I’ve written an article on how to cope with haters on YouTube.
In this article I’ll tell you the tricks that helped me create a thicker skin over the years.
Showing your face on camera?Well, you don’t have to.
There are lots of channels where the creator doesn’t show his (or her) face, even big channels.
I’m thinking of LGR, Nostalgia Nerd, Daniel Ibbertson. Splash Wave/Strafefox, GameHut and hunderds of others I can’t even remember the name from.
But when you do show your face, you are able connect better with your audience.
People just like to see each other in the eye to gain trust.
This is especially important when you try to build a brand.
You can always start without showing your face in your first videos and in later videos you show it.
If you think you can’t talk into the camera, how do you expect to learn if you don’t?
Yes those first videos maybe bad.
But everyones first videos are bad.
Look at the biggest YouTube creators, their first videos suck.
You only learn by doing it.
Performance anxiety?I get it, it can be pretty intimidating.
YouTube is pretty personal and you expose yourself to the whole world.
But remind yourself of this: failing is an important part of learning.
You will make mistakes if you start with YouTube.
Making mistakes is not a bad thing if you learn from it.
Making mistakes is the best way to learn.
Don’t have the proper equipment?A lot of starting creators don’t have the proper equipment.
There is no shame in that.
In fact, most of the big YouTube creators started out with our mobile phone and webcam in their living room.
This is exactly what I recommend you to do: start with your phone and edit with free software that comes with your computer (iMovie, Movie Maker).
If you want to know more, I will go into more detail in my article about beginner YouTube equipment.
Lack of knowledge?If that is the case, then you are here at the right address.
This website is filled to the brim with free knowledge about starting a YouTube channel.
Let me give you some recommendations for articles to read.
- How to make a YouTube video
- How long should YouTube videos be
- How long does it take for a video to get views
- Video structure of a YouTube video
- How long does it take to get 1000 subscribers
- YouTube tips to get help you grow
Trouble finding a good name or topic?You need to pick a topic that fits you, because it is easier to make content if you like the topic.
Let me help you with my article about the perfect YouTube channel ideas.
You can also try the Channel Name Generator on this site.
Trouble with finding a good name?That should be absolutely no hurdle to start.
You can pick a name and change the name later.
Starting is far more important than picking a good name right off the bat.
Check out my article with tips for picking a good name, it is filled with ideas and inspiration for different niches.
Don’t know where to begin?If you want a little bit more guidance than a free blog, you can check out my book: “What big tubers don’t tell you about starting a YouTube channel”.
I’ve compiled my years of experience on YouTube in one handy place in a step-by-step guide.
In 100+ pages I’ll tell you everything you need to know about channel topics, content research, equipment, earning money, algorithms and promotion to skyrocket your growth on YouTube.
You can download a free sample to see if you like it.
If you don’t want to go through the trouble of reading an e-book, you can also book a coaching call with me.
We’ll do it together.
Click here to find out more about my services.
Conclusion2024 is perfect year to start a YouTube channel.
The longer your wait, the harder it will get for yourself.
It is better to have tried and failed, than never tried at all.
This is your time, this is your moment, grab it!
When you are serious about YouTube and want to take it to the next level, take a look at my video training program: Viral Strategy.
The program takes you step-by-step through the process of getting views, subscribers and going viral.
For new creators I included a module that guides you step-by-step through the process of starting, creating and setting up a YouTube channel.