Is it Too Late to Start YouTube in 2018?

– Is it too late to start YouTube in 2018, especially with the recent policy changes, increasing competition, and the drama that’s been happening
with YouTube in the media? Well, in this video,
I’ve got some fresh stats as well as some important information that we need to consider, coming up. (upbeat music) Hey, what’s up, Sean
here with Think Media, bringing you the best tips and tools for building your influence
with online video. And on this channel, we do
a lot of tech gear reviews as well as tips and strategy
videos just like this one. So if you’re new here,
consider subscribing. So YouTube has kind of been
a roller coaster lately and if you’re watching this video, you might be kind of wondering or worried, is it even possible or worth it to start a YouTube channel this year? And there are definitely
some negative things that are worth considering, but honestly, there’s also a lot of stats and facts that are kind of being
misrepresented by a lot of people. So in this video, I actually
want to cut over to a training where we break down
some fresh YouTube stats as well as look at some of the myths that are existing right now about YouTube and determine which ones are
true and which ones are false. So let’s cut over to
the training right now and then I’ll see you after the content. So let’s cover a couple things, some need to know facts
about YouTube first and then we’ll dive into some strategies and those ways of making income. So number one is YouTube
is healthy and growing. Let’s talk about the facts. There’s a lot of drama
out there about YouTube and usually, the group
that is the loudest, it’s kind of like the squeaky wheel. YouTube is incredibly healthy. You know, not everybody’s like us. We geek out on this
stuff, you’re a creator, you’re so deep, and so
you know all the details. Keep in mind that most people on YouTube are not knowing about the policy changes, they don’t know about
algorithms, you know what I mean? They’re watching content,
they’re consuming content, and YouTube really couldn’t be healthier. You know, YouTube has 1.5
billion logged-in monthly users watching over an hour of
mobile content per day. There is so many people on this platform, one-third of the Internet, right? And just think about it. Like, you might think,
“Oh, YouTube’s crowded.” Do you know how much
1.5 billion people is? If you get a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a
fraction of one percent, you can build a full-time
income around your passion. That’s a lot of people. And there’s actually a recent article from The Huffington Post
that said the greatest surge, the greatest surge to our global economy is gonna be happening between now and 2020 and 3 to 5 billion new people
are gonna be coming online. Well, YouTube is the
dominant video platform, so there’s more people
coming to the platform. Number two, YouTube has
mainstream credibility. This is crazy. Primetime hours, meaning
like primetime TV hours, I grew up with television
and I would watch primetime. Let me know in the
comments if you remember sitting down at 7 or 8 PM watching TV. I’d watch The X-Files or
Star Trek Next Generation. Hey, you kind of know
I’m a a Trekkie, right? And I would grow up and we
would watch those things, but we’d watch them
during primetime, right? Well, now, during primetime,
the average day in the US, more 18-to-49-year-olds visit
YouTube than any TV network. So YouTube is becoming mainstream. It’s where people’s attention is going. Our culture is shifting and
people’s attention is shifting to YouTube, even away from mainstream TV. Additionally, YouTube is international. YouTube has launched local
versions in more than 88 countries, and you can navigate YouTube in a total of 76 different languages. So no matter where you are in the world, YouTube is a great platform to be building your influence and income. Additionally, YouTube is innovating and continues to innovate. So they recently launched YouTube TV as a direct competitor against
Cox and cable networks, cable-free live TV is here. They recently launched the Community tab and so they’re always updating the platform to make it better. The fifth kind of stat we need to know is that YouTube is the
second-largest website and the second-largest
search engine in the world. So Google is the largest
website in the world, YouTube is second, it’s
bigger than Facebook. And so YouTube is owned by Google, too, so when you really look at
this, you start thinking, okay, man, this is a major player, I need to be playing at
a major level on YouTube. Plus, it’s a search engine, so
you can get discovered there. But besides all of that, let’s remember this fact, YouTube is free. Let’s just take a breath for a second. I think about my grandparents,
Lowell and Martha Reed, my grandpa, they both fought in the war, World War II, airline pilots,
my grandma was a medic. I think about the world
they were living in. Eventually, my grandpa
had a dental practice and he would have to market his business. But we literally live in a world where a free platform allows anyone to upload HD video or 4K
video as much as they want to use it as an archive,
even to store video and it has the best user experience and user interface out of any platform. It plays fast on mobile,
it loads fast on TV, it’s the best video platform hands-down. And it’s free. I mean, what? Like, if we just pause, you know, it’s easy to get into the
challenges we’re facing, but can we just embrace
the reality of how amazing? Global distribution, YouTube’s
a distribution platform that you can reach your target audience on this free platform
if you put in the hustle and the work with the right strategies. But regardless of all the
good news, there’s always, you know, well what about
this, what about that? And a lot of times I hear a lot of myths and even limitations from
people, and things like this, and maybe you’ve thought
some of these things, so let’s talk about it. Number one, YouTube is too crowded. Is YouTube too crowded in 2018? And the honest answer is, sure, there are a lot of people there, but 3 to 5 billion new
people are coming online in the next two years, 3
to 5 billion new people. 1.5 billion people are already on there, you definitely wanna figure
out how to be different, but it’s not too crowded. It might feel that way,
but it’s definitely not. Well, what about money? I don’t know if I have
money to get into it. Look, YouTube’s free,
we just covered that, and all you need to get started is the smartphone that you already have. You know, well what about talent? Here’s what I love about YouTube. YouTube is not like Hollywood,
it’s incredibly different. So in Hollywood, while
maybe only the best actors and the best-looking people
and the best of the best are the ones who rise to the
top, YouTube’s different. You know this cause I think you’ve seen, we’ve all seen people from
all kinds of different walks of life, backgrounds,
styles, genders, right? And it’s not about talent, it’s about authenticity and value. If you are authentic
and you add real value, that’s what wins on YouTube. What about time? Well, you can do this in
only a few hours a week. What about connections? It’s not about connections,
it’s about content. And what about someone took my ideas? No, that just proves
that there is a market. You know, I’m from Seattle originally and now we live in Las Vegas,
and one of the companies that launched in Seattle
was called Starbucks and maybe you’ve heard of it, right? They sell coffee. Well, I remember the first Starbucks before there was global
stores around the world. And the first Starbucks
actually didn’t even sell brewed coffee, they only sold beans. They were a roastery and you
could just buy beans from them. So let me ask you this, though. When Starbucks started, was
the coffee market not crowded? Of course it was. It
was completely crowded. Seattle’s Best Coffee, Peet’s,
tons of different brands, Dunkin Donuts, other options,
but they started something and because of strategy and
because of their branding and because of a different
take on the market and because of hustle
and whatever else, right? It was crowded, and there was other people who had their ideas, but it
just proved there was a market. Why? Because lots of people drink coffee. So the market was so big.
Now, keep this in mind. 1.5 billion active users, there’s
so many people on YouTube, when you have the right
tips and strategies and you put in the hustle,
then you can reach that market. And so it’s actually good news if there’s people doing what you’re doing. And so let’s just face it, right? These are myths and they’re really not facts, they’re excuses. So let’s throw those out and recognize that YouTube is one of the best places to build your influence
and income online, period. Alright, so I hope that you
found that content valuable and actually, that was a
part of a larger training all about how to grow your influence and income on YouTube this year. So if you want to check out
a full one-hour master class with training like that,
just go to and we’ll also post a link to it in the description below
to watch that replay. Question of the day, what do
you think about the information and the stats that we
shared in this video? And do you think that it’s too late to start YouTube this year? Let me know in the comments section below. So thanks for checking out this video, subscribe for more videos just
like this, and if you want to check out the full-length
YouTube master class, just click or tap the screen right there. For another video from Think Media, just click or tap the screen right there. Until next time, Think Media
is bringing you the best tips and tools for building your
influence with online video. Keep crushing it and we will talk soon.

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100 thoughts on “Is it Too Late to Start YouTube in 2018?

  1. ⚡️ QOTD: What do you think about the YouTube statistics in this video? Do you think it's too late to start YouTube in 2018? LMK! 👇👇👇 Register for the free upcoming YouTube masterclass at ➡️ 🎥💯

  2. I want to end 2018 by making a youtube channel, so i buy cheap tripod around 7 dollars and start taking video using my phone. And there I post my first video in my youtube channel. Feel quite proud about it.

  3. How do u start a two person channel? Was it hard to build your channel when doing it with another person? Any tips? Or advice

  4. Any small channels wants to help each other grow by subscribing to each other? LETS GO COMMENT! (Must be a permanent subscriber)

  5. I just started this past December,ber 31st, 2018. I honestly don't think it too late yet! So far I'm really enjoying it!

  6. I’ll just wait for a better video platform for YouTube to rise and I’ll make my channel there because it’s obviously too late for me to start now.

  7. it's never late if you have the right motive.
    if you're in it for the money, you won't make it
    if you want to make videos just because you want to, you just might.

  8. Its never too late. I started posting a video back in 2017 without thinking any future in youtube. Then i uploaded a video about my ldr story with my husband then the ldr community noticed me. Thats the catalyst. My channel is still small but i like making videos and educating people by sharing my experiences.

  9. Lemme tell you something about youtube, your channel and your videos… if it's your passion to do it, you're going to do it and you'll be happy to do it and keep doing it. If you look at it n think of it as a market in order to get money, fame or instant success…. buy a lottery ticket instead… I know I sound like your grandparents but "back in my day" lol, youtube had channels that were channels, you uploaded videos to upload and share, not to make money for we didn't have advertisements, awards or sponsors…. nada… nothing. If you want to do it in order to do it, that's the point to do it… you want to. No other reason, excuse or concerns…. n that's it… so go out, start filming for your PASSION n have fun doing it… wish you all the best….

  10. Im loveing experience learn new things every day on YouTube I like learning how to use obs . I just started out streaming on YouTube about 4 weeks I have 44 sub but we all have to start somewhere

  11. dont waist your time people your working for nothing for years to get next to no money.
    rich kids pretending to make money from living in a camper van videos.
    all you will be doing is giving youtube free content it's slave labour
    i am a musician and i will never put my serious music on youtube never.

  12. Here in February 2019. Is it still worth it? Though, truth be told, I'd be doing it for ME. No one else, not fame, not money, just to express myself.

  13. Great video. It all boils down to the following:
    1) Provide anything of value to your niche
    2) Cotent will be king, so create good content and you will do well
    3) Analyze data to your advantage and strategize accordingly
    4) Double down on what's working and restrategize what isn't
    5) Persistence and consistency is the key to success to become a successful YouTuber

  14. The simpsons!!! We used to watch with my dad when I was a little kid….my mom was thrilled. Lol! And the block of shows for TGIF! 😂😂

  15. Hey everyone. I just starting a gaming youtube channel. Please check it out. And like & subs? I will do the same. Let us all grow our channel together. Thanks!!

  16. Who all wants to be apart of my grind on YouTube. Hit that SUBSCRIBE button and leave a COMMENT and I'll get back to you immediately! If you like vlogs and some drone action you'll love my channel!! LETS RISE TOGETHER


  17. Hey, i just wanna ask. I already have an account since 2014. But i just started uploading videos this year. Does my channel still have the chance to get monetized if ever it reaches its requirements? Thanks in advance for your response.

  18. It’s a great time to get on YouTube figure you out your passion and go for it. The only person stopping you is you just get out there and crush it and don’t stop ✋🏾 💪🏽

  19. I though it was a bad time due to all the drama is going on..but I will continue my channel it as long as I have a chance. 😀

  20. If you love gaming and want to know the bigest announcment and news of thw switch or vita then would it be verry cool if you checkout a tiny channel who trys to make good stuff 😊

  21. Hello Sean, great vidéo ! I guess It's cheering everybody up ! Thanks ! Now, sorry for asking you that question but… I live in France so I can't understand why you would move to Las Vegas for living your day to day profesionnal and personal life ? Apart be able to attend big show like NAB without travelling…

  22. Well im trying and i am not giving up…
    I actually started to upload YouTube videos at August 2017 after about a year i gained only 60 Subscriber and 6000 views in total. So i took 4 months off from YouTube and i am starting new and uploading a video once a week.
    Please help me grow!
    I am a gaming channel and i can promise you quality content to come…

  23. Think Media always posting influential content. Just started a YouTube channel last week based off his tips and already up to 25 subscribers! Doesn't take long to get set up and I hope to get to 100 Subscribers by the end of the month! Anyone wanna check it out!!!

  24. I'd rather do the best I can..I just started this year 😊 ..I can do this 🙌 anyone who's small YouTubers like me let's support each other 😊😊

  25. Amazing video. Really enjoyed you killing the “it’s too late”, “ it’s too crowded” excuses. Your Starbucks apology was great.

  26. supporting any youtubers who support me! I'm very nervous I'm getting started too late (i'm almost 22)

  27. visit my Chanel and don't forget to click the red button and we can make our Chanel grow together….

  28. It's really hard to grow. I've started my channel 5 years ago but I only became active just recently. It's really hard to get views and subscribe

  29. keep doing your thing, you have give me hope even if my channel is not doing to great as i just started , but am keeping the energy, thanks

  30. I'm just started., and I'm working as ofw , feel boring that's why I make my own channel.,.. I'm very grateful if you help me. thank you

  31. Really like this video but I feel that with the software I have at my disposal I my content would not good enough to get noticed in 2019. I remember in 2010 when Michelle Phan was making makeup tutorials on her Macbook. No bells and whistles, but I learned so much from them. Nowadays all the good YouTubers are all bells and whistles, with fancy editing and special effects. It does not help that all my interests (baking, sewing, dressmaking, voice acting, globetrotting, makeup, manicures, don't get me started) have already been done before. I do want to get started with YouTubing but knowing me I'll just create cheesy, crappy, low-quality videos that have already been done before and sink into the sediment at the bottom of the YouTube ocean

  32. As a small you tuber it's seems easy but not hahaha thanks for all good ideas maybe one day I can makes mine grow too …❤️❤️❤️

  33. It's never too late to start your channel⭐👍. Just go ahead and do it, you will never know if you could be successful unless you try 💲🏆👍. If you put effort in than you will be successful. 🤩😍🤩 I believe in you 🤳❤️

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