How to Be a Confident YouTuber

For a lot of people, putting themselves out there on the Internet, and especially YouTube, can be difficult. When you click record, you just know thousands of eyes could be watching you.

That’s why confidence is one of the most important things to have when making YouTube videos. However, it’s easier said than done, so here are a few ways you can build your confidence on YouTube.

1. Don’t be afraid of hate and judgement.

Any YouTuber can tell you that hate and judgement are just a part of the Internet, but that’s ok. Everyone has to face it, but the important part is that you don’t let that stop you from making the videos you want to make. It’s no different than going up on a stage to speak in public, judgement is part of any time you put yourself in front of people.

Lots of YouTubers are great at forgetting their fear of judgement. Look to someone like Ethan Klein from h3h3productions. His videos are completely absurd, but he manages to do them regardless of any fear of being judged.

2. Pep yourself up.

A good way to get in a confident mindset before beginning recording is to give yourself somewhat of a pep talk. Tell yourself about how excited you are to do this. Listen to some of your workout or running music. Watch or read something that gets you inspired. Anything will work, and it will be different for every person.

Another good example is to record in a place that is very comfortable for you. Also, wear clothes that you are confident in.

3. Have a goal and be prepared.

A surefire way to make yourself feel unsure is to be unprepared. If you are recording a video outside in the morning, then the night before, you should write out a quick outline of what you want to cover. When it comes time to record, you’ll already know what you have to talk about, and you will be much less likely to panic. Furthermore, have a clear goal for each video, even if that goal is as vague as talking about your week.

YouTuber “LifewithMaka” shows us a few great ways to plan out your videos.

4. Be passionate about what you are doing.

If you aren’t passionate about your videos, then it will be a lot harder to muster that confidence. In the case of YouTube, it’s definitely not the best idea to “fake it till you make it.” Find a topic that you really love and focus on that. Don’t pretend to like to vlog or pretend you like to review products if that’s not your thing.

This “School of Life” video of Ken Robinson’s speech on passion is a great watch for any content creator.

Confidence isn’t something that is easy to come by, but it’s not impossible either. These four methods are great ways to get yourself pumped up to make videos on YouTube.

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Sean Harris is a writer in the midwest US who plans on majoring in computer science or physics at college. He enjoys listening to music, blogging, and reading.

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