I don’t know about you, but I’ve wanted to be a YouTube bear for a pretty long time. I started watching YouTube back in high school and then in college.
And I just thought that being a YouTube war looked like such a fun and interesting job to have, especially because I was aware that some YouTube gurus actually made money with their channels and it was their job.
It wasn’t just a hobby. So I always wanted to do this, but I had a problem. And that was basically that I didn’t think I was cool enough to be a YouTube bride.
I think my life was interesting enough. And so for a long time, I didn’t start my channel.
Then finally, a few years ago, about five years ago now, I started a channel and it was just as awful as I thought it was going to be. I was super awkward on camera. My video production quality was horrible.
Just everything was uncomfortable about it. I stuck with it, though, kind of I wasn’t very consistent, but I continued to post videos every month and I had a few.
Take off is a really interesting experience. Eventually, though, I ended up canceling that channel because it wasn’t about a topic that I was continuing to be really interested in or that I felt deserved.
Putting a lot of time into talking about. And then two years ago, I started this channel and I was able to use everything that I’ve learned building the first channel in starting this channel.
So this channel took off a lot faster. And it’s been so interesting to just go from someone who didn’t think anyone would ever be interested into having more and more people watch.
And as the months went on, after I started this channel, my subscriber base started to grow about three months in. I hit a thousand subscribers. And then from there, my subscriber base started doubling every single month to four months at two thousand and five months.
I had four thousand. At six months, I had eight thousand. And from there I got about eight to ten thousand new subscribers every month. So it wasn’t very long before I hit 100000 subscribers, in fact, 15 months into starting this channel.
I hit 100000 subscribers. And that was a goal that I never thought I would hit. And I think that you’re probably aware that there is something that is normally supposed to happen when you hit 100000 subscribers, and that is that you’re supposed to get that coveted silver play button. But you guys might have noticed that.
There is no silver play button around here, so basically what happened is after I hit one hundred thousand, I thought that maybe which is show up in the mail.
I didn’t know exactly how that worked, but that’s what I assumed would happen. I mean, after all, YouTube does have my address, but it didn’t. And so after a few months of waiting, I did some research.
And what I learned was that it could take a few months before YouTube realized you had one hundred thousand and actually reached out to you. So I just kept patiently waiting.
And as the months went on, I started becoming less and less confident that it was actually ever going to show up. And a year after I hit one hundred thousand, I pretty much just gave up hope. And I decided it didn’t really matter.
It’s not a big deal. I mean, silver play button. Yeah. It’s just not that important. What is important is that all of you guys are supporting my channel and that I’m able to support you by making to help you and entertain you in different ways.
So I’m really, really thankful for that. But here’s what did end up happening about a month ago, someone from YouTube reached out to me.
And the first I was really excited and I thought, oh, I’m finally going to get my play button.
It was actually just someone from YouTube who works with the YouTube partners, and they were reaching out to me to talk to me about my content strategy.
So it’s been really nice working with this girl from YouTube and she’s actually been really helpful. But after working with her a couple times, I mentioned to her that I hadn’t gotten my play about me yet.
And I was wondering if maybe if she could mention that to someone who might be able to help me out with that. And she assured me that she would.
However, I still don’t hear anything until. Oh, wait. Hang on, guys. Just a minute. I’ll be back.
Guys, it’s finally here. I really cannot believe that I finally have gotten this package from YouTube.
After waiting for it for so long, I just completely did not expect to get it at all at this point. But now it’s finally here.
So let’s open it up and see what it looks like. And then I’ll tell you a little bit more about the process of what it took to actually get YouTube to finally send me this award.
There it is. It is bigger than I thought it would be, actually.
Better late than never, right, guys? So I’m going to have to find a spot up here somewhere on the shelves for this to go.
But right now, I just wanted to tell you guys a little bit about how I managed to finally get this. So, like I said, someone from YouTube reached out to me and they were just trying to help me with my channel in general.
They’ve been assigned to my channel. But when I got the chance to talk to them and I mentioned to them that I hadn’t gotten this award, what they connected me with was the YouTube creator support.
So there’s a few different ways that you can contact YouTube, but you need to contact YouTube creator support. And I will leave a link. I’ll leave their email address below.
You need to get hold of them because maybe you have the same problem. I did. But basically, in order to get the silver play button,
Send them an email. Let them know that you have reached that milestone.
They then send you a form for you to fill out online. You need to give them your address and a little bit more personal information. And then not too long later, just a couple weeks later, they will send you in the mail. The play button.
So I don’t know if you guys are working on building YouTube channels yourself. This applies to you.
If you do have a YouTube channel, then post a comment down below. Tell me what your YouTube channel is about.
Because I wouldn’t love to cheer you on as you are working on building your channel for yourself. Thank you guys so much for making this happen because it obviously never, ever would have happened without you guys.
The only reason that I have this channel that I do is because of you. The only reason I’ve been able to get this play button or to be able to reach the people around the world that I’ve been able to is because of your support, your comments, your views.
And that just means so, so much to me. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here. Thank you for making this happen. I can’t say thank you enough if you’re new here. Well, welcome.
This is an interesting time for you to happen across my channel.
Because I make two videos every single week, and I would love to have you join me for the next one. Thank you all again so much. Can’t say thank you enough.
If you’d liked it, hit that like one to let me know. Leave me a comment down below to let me know where you are in your YouTube journey if you have Tanyalee yourself. And until next time, stay focused.