I am a new youtuber, I do different makeup tutorials. I also love singing and I am a graduate of multimedia arts. I feel like youtube is something that I feel I can do all the things that interests me, although I still do not have enough subscribers yet, it makes me feel happy, I look at it as an accomplishment even though I only have few views hehe
getting nice comments is fantastic, but on that special rare occasion you'll get that one commenter, who will write a whole sincere paragraph praising your work, and I feel like I'm floating on air for the rest of the week seriously, for all the trolls and haters out there, there's way more nice people, that know just how to make your day
Ahh for me it's just being able to show most of my videos to everybody. I've gotten a lot of freelance jobs just because of my Youtube channel and how it showcases my work. =] I couldn't imagine not having it.
If I would be making money with it, then that would probably be the main joy. Since I'm a very long way from that, at the moment it's the little things that bring joy. A nice comment, an increase in viewers and subscribers and seeing my work improve. Well, at least I think it's improving
Personally? The interaction with people that have the same interests. The ultimate master plan was to make it a significant side gig, but it never got beyond the hobby level (aka it costs me money to do this thing, a legitimate side gig would be profitable).