Collaboration with more successful YouTubers is hard! Right?
YouTube is a lonely endeavor. It’s just you, a camera, and your endless waiting for a comment, a like, or even a view on your latest offering. You want to do something with another person who understands. Perhaps small like you. Perhaps larger and more experienced. But how do you do this … and is it even worth your time?
I have had the pleasure of collaborating with several other YouTubers and I would like to call out my first. Silke Schwarzkopf of 2ndAct TV initially became a sounding board and then invited me onto her show. Several times, in fact. And I have learned so much from her. Mostly that being a YouTuber doesn’t have to be lonely. So thanks Silke for being a friend!
(close up, curled up on the chair wrapped in a blanket)
YouTube is lonely. It’s just you, a camera, and the endless waiting for a comment, a like, or sometimes even a view on your latest video. You want to do something with another person who just … understands.
(shrug off blanket)
Rick Higgins here and today we’re talking about collaboration between aspiring YouTubers, like us. Some how-to, yeah. But mostly ‘why-to’. There are a lot of reasons we should collaborate with others, and you may be surprised by some of them.
- (Desk, fiddling with a camera or something) Best part first. You get to see how others are doing what you do. I was surprised.
- (Fiddling with light) It’s scary to reach out to others, esp. bigger fish. And you can either cold call or … start interacting with them first.
- (Chair with pad and pen, looking over ‘script’) Questions are also collab, it’s not just getting on someone’s show. I’ve done the reaching, and the accepting.
- (Desk, typing on laptop) It’s hard to be filmed (and edited!) by another. No control.
- (Chair) You will feel more responsibility. You need/want to be 100% your best! And when you flub (the recent story of my flubs) …
Something about reach out to me and lets help each other out. 4 subs or 40k. It’s about the craft, not the contest.
And remember to pitch the followup video Are YouTube MASTERMIND GROUPS a Waste Of Time?