I started on 9th of May 2017. I have more than 1 year on YouTube. I am making animated History-Educational Videos and I achieved more than 25k Subscribers. It's good, but it could have been better, and it will be! What I learned in this 14 months? Well here are some real facts, not tips: From May 2017 to March 2018. I got only 2K subscribers, in 10 months. Not after 4 more months from March to July, I got 25k Subscribers! Do you want this? Do you want to be an youtuber? A big one? Well you are gonna be discouraged ! You will lose your motivation few times a day, you will not feel to make videos! You will think you are working for nothing. (No one is watching/subscribing, no money are coming from this work) Your motivation will go down, you will start to not believe! You will succeed only of you love what you do, and only if you will fight yourself, over and over and over again. This loop will not end. KEEP GOING! KEEP GOING AS DARK AS IT GETS, AS DIFFICULT AS IT GETS, KEEP GOING! Most people stop! Most people will end working from 9 to 17, 5 days a week, for the rest of their live. I didn't want that. Now the channel is still small, and I earning good money, I have to keep going too, there is no limit. I am the limit. In your case, you are the limit. It won't happen in 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 1 year maybe. But I swear to you, if you don't do gaming (this is my personal opinion, i don't think gaming can win), if you work your a** off for 18 months. Minimum 2 Hours /day! Something will came out from this. I bet many of you are not from the US or UK. If you are not, and you are doing content in english probably the $MONEY will be something for you. For me, this channel is a heaven, it's a job, it'a a place from where i am getting good money for my country, and I am almost making a living. YouTube in my opinion is the most challenging and most rewarding thing you can do on the internet. I know it's hard, but do it for 18 months, for 1 and a half year, constantly, and see what you get, what you can lose? TIME? You are already losing it on phone/partying/gossip/TV and many other *****. This is not a motivational speech ! It's just what I felt during this 14 months, making my 121 videos, if I wasted your time, I am sorry, I just wanted you to know all that! The thing that motivates me to work as often as i can is this : "If there are people more stupid that me in this world who have achieved great great success, I am sure I can do at least 10% of what they did" Have a nice day, pal !