Being an independent artist who also makes consistent high quality video content is a balance that I think I'm still figuring out how to do properly.
It's like I wear 3 separate hats that I constantly have to change between depending on what I'm doing; like changing your work attire at 3 different jobs. They all might fall under the same umbrella of music but they all require different qualifications to pull off smoothly. I'm a one-man show most of the time so it gets a little tricky.
Honestly, sometimes I'm not really even sure how I do it because I still struggle financially.🏦
I've invested everything I own into what I do. Music is my passion but I'm not also releasing a new song every 5 minutes. I'd love to but I'm independent which means I don't always have the time and resources to. Which is where the video hat comes into play. Ad revenue on YouTube is much smaller than people think especially for a growing channel like mine.
I get comments all the time about how I should have more followers, streams, and views and it's a very nice compliment, but I'll admit I'm not entirely sure why I don't either. I work hard at what I do and I really love doing it but my bank account would also like to smile occasionally. 😭
So here's what my goals are:
🌹 I want to hit 10,000 Subscribers on Youtube by the end of the year.
🌹 I want to hit 50,000 followers on TikTok
🌹 I want to hit 500 followers on Spotify.
Following, subscribing, and sharing my content really helps the ol' algorithm send it out to more people. It helps me grow and keep producing music, videos, and other types of content as well. I don't like asking people for these things (you'd think I'd be used to it by now!) but I work really hard so I think I should stop being shy and be more confident in myself.
It's funny, when you make content online (regardless of your field) it always seems like everyone knows your biggest insecurities: your low budget, that acne scar, your camera, your fingernail color, your hair, the sound of your voice. Trolls love to bring up that stuff all the time which makes us hate ourselves and get self-conscious.
But if there's anything I've learned in my time as an online creator and musician it's that owning your biggest insecurities is the most powerful thing you can do.
And luckily as a musician, my favorite way of owning my insecurities is writing a song about it.
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