11 Legit Struggles Only YouTubers Have To Deal With
24 February 2017, 15:50 | Updated: 6 November 2017, 09:40
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.
Does anyone know of any other ways to colour grade footage in FCPX other than this? I struggle to use this! It's too loose/inaccurate! x pic.twitter.com/w37kOz2rb2— Rebecca Jane Brown (@BeckieJBrown) February 5, 2017
With millions of subscribers, being a YouTuber can still feel like the loneliest job in the world.
confession: sometimes I rly struggle between feeling like an irrelevant loser or someone who has really made something out of their life.— cat (@catrific) February 11, 2017
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.
When I get back from my trip I really want to re-think my thumbnails. I've never really found my style. Who's thumbnails are your favourite?— Lily Pebbles (@lilypebbles) February 21, 2017
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.
People like to think being a YouTuber is the best job ever. It's actually the most stressful job I've ever had. I do love it though— Elvis the Alien (@ElvisTheAlienTV) February 23, 2017
It's tough being the creator, star and editor of your own work - you can be too self-critical!
Real reason I'm not making regular videos? Everything I create I absolutely hate - anyone know any ways getting round this?— Leadley (@musicalbethan) June 1, 2016
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.
highlights from the past 15 hours of my comments section pic.twitter.com/gzaog2pcz7— Lex Croucher ✨ (@lexcanroar) June 17, 2016
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.
Is it okay if I do a video on "how to" step by step make a christmas painting?— Jamie Jo (@BananaJamana) December 5, 2016
What's worst is that sometimes you have to apologise for spending time with your family instead of uploading videos for people.
Been christmas shopping with my mum! Sorry for the delay with the vlog, it's comingggg x— Alfie Deyes (@PointlessBlog) December 5, 2016
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".
The struggle of a 24 hour vlog pic.twitter.com/NIcdyVWjow— Justine Ezarik (@ijustine) January 16, 2017
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.
People who vlog/snapchat in the back of taxis - HOW DO YOU DO IT?! I'm always too embarrassed!— Katie Snooks (@KateSnooks) January 16, 2017
If you're not creating a personalised thumbnail, then hunting down a perfectly crisp screenshot of your daily vlog is even more difficult.
The struggle of trying to find a good thumbnail...— Alfie Deyes (@PointlessBlog) January 15, 2017
But what do you think? Are we missing anything off this list? Let us know in the comments below.