I cannot believe the first month of 2018 is almost done already and I have a HUGE announcement to make. I AM OFFICIALLY LAUNCHING MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL! Why now? Why chose 2018 to launch a Youtube channel? Well, let me share with you 5 of my reasons for finally taking a chance on Youtube.
Reason #1: I have been obsessed with Youtube since its beginning.
I have been a fan of Youtube and have watched how Youtube has grown into such an incredible platform since its beginning. I still remember working at my 9-5 corporate job and watching tons of youtube videos during lunch break and asking myself, “Why can’t I do what they do?”.
Reason #2: I have hit my 10K followers on Instagram.
I finally can say that I have hit my original goal of hitting my first 10K followers on Instagram. You have no idea how grateful I am to be able to receive this kind of love and support from everyone on Instagram. I finally felt like I have accomplished something with the Lipstick & Muffin Girl’s brand and that I can now branch out and grow. If you asked me before my Instagram hitting 10K followers to start a Youtube channel, I would totally be so scared of that idea.
I believe in building one thing and build a strong foundation before we can grow and spread our wings. So now that my Instagram has been getting quite a bit of success, I think I have gained more confidence to tackle a new platform.
Reason #3: I want to get out of my comfort zone.
It is quite funny when people think I started my blog or my Instagram because I figured I could be making a lot of money with it. The truth is, I had no idea what I was doing when I first started my blog or my Instagram. I think I figured things out in the process. However, I started my first and second blog and now this one simply because I wanted to get out of my comfort zone.
I was scared to write in English and did not believe that I would even get readers because English is not my first language. Blogging has pushed me to get over my fear of English and opened my door to a lot of opportunities and connected me to a whole new world that I didn’t think I was able to get to.
Now, when it comes to Youtube, I decided to finally start my Youtube channel in 2018 is because I want to get over my next fear, which is public speaking.
Reason #4: I want to grow my potentials.
Throughout the past 3 years of building my personal brand as an entrepreneur and as a business owner, I learned that until you try something you have never done before, you will never know what potentials you can unlock. I know its already 2018 and starting a Youtube channel might not be something that sounds exciting to other people anymore. However, to me at least, I am super excited for this new journey and I cannot wait to open my eyes to a whole new world of creativity, personal growth and possibilities.
Reason #5: I want to make an impact.
One of my goals for 2018 is to actually start something that can make an impact in someone’s life. It could either be a blog post, an Instagram story or a Youtube video. I just want to be me, do me and relate to the rest of the world out there and I believe that youtube can really help me reach a further audience base.
As you could have guessed, my very first Youtube video is a beauty related topic one. It has always been my dream since I first saw Michelle Phan doing her very first beauty tutorial. Now that I can check off the list, I want to know what you would want to see on my Youtube channel, what I can improve on and how we can even collaborate.
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That is it for my first 2018 achievement, what about you?