I started a channel about a year ago. I had some audio quality issues and left it to site for 9 months. When I came back, I even took down some of the bad quality videos because I intend to replay the game with my new setup. To the topic at hand - how growing anything is the same. When I started over after a divorce, I was homeless and lost custody of my son. After a lengthy self loathing and depression, I got myself a job, started wholesaling real estate contracts, and got an apartment. Then I got my son. Since then, we've gotten things back that we lost including a bunch of technology. That's how I was able to start and fix a channel, and how I am able to upload regularly. I work from home thanks to a mindset that I stuck with. Consistency over time is what brings results. I did not make any money with real estate at first. I didn't even have any leads for motivated sellers. I told myself that it would work if I just kept at it. That's how I know that my YouTube channel will reach a million subs. In other words, avoid negative self talk and don't let non-existent traction stop you from building your channel. Understand that you are pushing a heavy object up a hill, and if you give up now, you may never know that you were about to be at the peak ready to snowball to easy street.