11 Legit Struggles Only YouTubers Have To Deal With

24 February 2017, 15:50 | Updated: 6 November 2017, 09:40

We the Unicorns

By Charleyy Hodson

It's way tougher than you think.

Whilst being a YouTuber is one of the most popular career goals for children in recent years, it comes with far more struggles than you might think. From video editing to self-doubt, being a content creator for a global (and free) audience comes with far more difficulties than you would expect, so today we've rounded up some of the most common problems YouTubers face on a daily basis.

We're about to get real in here... so hold tight.



Editing videos in Final Cut is waaaaaay more complex than the good ol' days of Microsoft Movie Maker.


With millions of subscribers, being a YouTuber can still feel like the loneliest job in the world.


Thumbnails, whilst they may be beautiful/clickbaity as well, are an art form in themselves. They represent the whole channel and must be taken v seriously.


Take it from Elvis the Alien; being a YouTuber is "the most stressful job" he's ever had. It's not all Try Not To Laugh challenges and Twitter DMs.


It's tough being the creator, star and editor of your own work - you can be too self-critical!


You all knew this was coming... but the comments are the worst. When you open yourself up to the internet, they won't hesitate to open up to you.


Even though your channel is your own, sometimes the urge to ask your fans for permission to create videos you think will be a good idea is something you can't fight for long.


What's worst is that sometimes you have to apologise for spending time with your family instead of uploading videos for people.


When you're a daily vlogger, how can you possibly decide what to put in and take out?! In the end you get a two hour vlog that people will just want to skip because of the "boring parts".


Confidence in front of the general public to whip out the camera is one of the main struggles when it comes to being a YouTuber.


If you're not creating a personalised thumbnail, then hunting down a perfectly crisp screenshot of your daily vlog is even more difficult.


But what do you think? Are we missing anything off this list? Let us know in the comments below.