How to Go Full Time on YouTube - Rob Wilson's vidIQ Creator Journey

Rob Wilson helped build the vidIQ YouTube channel to 362K subscribers. Read his story about going full-time as a professional YouTuber.

Those of you who subscribe to the vidIQ YouTube channel will know Rob Wilson. He's one of the very public faces of the company, and the man behind the Channel Audits & Q&A livestreams as well as hundreds of how-to videos on a range of YouTube topics. Oh, and you can ask him anything about PewDiePie vs T Series as he's a world class expert on that topic by now.

Rob has helped build the vidIQ channel to 362K subscribers and 16.8M views with his passion as a creator. His dedication to the YouTube community is unrivaled as he strives to inform creators across the globe every week about tips, tricks, and best practices. You can take a deeper dive into Rob's story about how to go full time on YouTube here.

vidIQ's Rob Wilson: How to Go Full Time as a YouTuber

For many years, just like many of you, I made videos on YouTube in my spare time. Desperately trying to find a niche in the highly competitive tech sector. Well let's face it, every sector on YouTube is highly competitive.

Eventually I stumbled upon the topic of How to Record Your IPhone Screen. It sounds pretty mundane I know but nobody else was doing it and YouTube decided I was the authority on the subject. And my channel quadrupled in size. But in between all of this, I did one tiny tutorial on a vidIQ tool. Tweeted it out to my audience and thought nothing more of it.

Within 24 hours, the real boss of vidIQ had contacted me, loved my work, and wanted me to do more. 12 months, 50 videos and one work visa later vidIQ offered me the chance of a lifetime. To transfer my hobby, my passion, my extra money on the side into a full-time career. I thought about it for all of 2 seconds and said yes.

18 months, 250 videos, 7 conferences, 10 million views, and 300,000 subscribers later, you know what? I think I made the right choice.

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