posted by Ella Wells

“Don’t feel like your worth as an artist, or as a creator, is defined by numbers on a screen.”

We all just assume that life as a YouTuber must be a dream; filming your life, travelling the world and being given amazing opportunities. But sometimes it can be difficult for creators to know how to handle their online presence and the constant pressure of creating new ideas. We’ve already spoken about how YouTube is probably be the loneliest job in the world, but a video was uploaded yesterday that we believe every YouTuber should be made to watch if they ever feel down about their content.

On Tuesday 23rd August, Mike Falzone, a YouTuber with almost 150,000 subscribers, created his own three step guide for fellow content creators who want to be happy on the Internet. The video was inspired after Mike “politely disagreed” with a fellow YouTuber who claimed on Twitter that “literally every YouTuber is convinced their channel is dying and that their content isn’t good enough”.

You can watch the full video here:

Mike, who has been on YouTube for over ten years, isn’t shy when it comes to making these advice style videos – but we feel like this one will go a long way to help other YouTubers out there who have ever fell into a rut.

Some of the points that the stand-up comedian makes doesn’t just translate to careers on YouTube, but to every day life. Simple tips such as: ‘have fun’, ‘keep busy’ and ‘do what you want to do’ make for great general rules of life. However, there were also some interesting home truths aimed at creators, with “don’t feel like your worth as an artist, or as a creator, is defined by numbers on a screen” being the main one. In the five minute video, he urged YouTubers to just make what they want to make and to just view YouTube as a platform in which they share their art.

We completely agree with everything Mike said and we really hope that other YouTubers stumble upon this video. Let us know what you think in the comments and make sure to check out our latest episode of SLAY or NAY to catch up with all of this weeks YouTube news.