Are you a college student looking for a way to make money and some fame too while you’re at it? It’s possible to become rich and famous with just a video camera and some gumption thanks to YouTube.
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Many regular people have become overnight sensations on the popular video site by posting videos of themselves singing, putting on makeup or simply being silly. Individuals with popular channels with a large number of subscribers even have the opportunity to become YouTube Partners and receive payments for ads displayed around their video. Ready to be discovered? Here are a few ideas to help you reach superstardom.
Let Your Voice Be Heard
Your singing voice that is. If you can’t make it to the next American Idol audition there is always YouTube. Did you know that a few talented individuals have even signed record deals as a result of posting homemade videos of them singing? The most famous example is Justin Bieber; his channel received millions of views and resulted in him getting signed to mega star Usher’s label. Stars aren’t just made in the U.S; Dutch singer Esmee Denters attracted so much interest with her videos that she was signed with Justin Timberlake’s label. If you think you’ve got a golden voice, why not shoot a vid and upload it? You might be the next mega star!
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A Knack For Beauty
Do you have a passion for makeup? Can you totally transform yourself with makeup? Beauty is a massive niche on YouTube; some individuals specialize in beauty reviews while others will post complete tutorials. Some of YouTube’s gurus have achieved international fame and fortune. Michelle Pham’s videos have received millions of visitors. Her cousin Tamang Phan is also a star in her own right and has been featured on Fox 11 News for her popular channel which shows her transforming herself to different celebrities such as Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie and even rap star Drake with makeup. Some of the transformations are simply astounding and have to be seen to be believed.
Be A Funny Man Or Woman
Have a knack for performing? Are you naturally funny? Comedy channels are extremely popular. One good example of a successful comedy channel is that of college students Ryan Higa; his channel currently boasts of five million subscribers. Many of his videos are comedy sketches with titles such as “How To Be Gangster” and “How To Be Emo”. Some of his sketches feature other individuals but the majority are solo efforts.
YouTube users with popular channels may have the opportunity to become partners and earn revenue from ads shown during their videos. As a matter of fact, popular YouTube stars Michelle Phan and Ryan Higa are both students currently enrolled in college.
About the author : Written by Patricia James who works at http://www.trident.edu/academics.