Friday, September 15, 2017

Canadian You Tuber Hits the Big Time

I like this: 

"It started out as a hobby, but Thunder Bay-born Aaron Bidochka has turned his love of remote-controlled vehicles into a full-time job."

"Bidochka — who has a background in music and film production — initially got into RC vehicles, and making videos of them, as a hobby while he worked in information technology in the oil and gas industry. However, he was laid off in 2008, Bidochka told CBC."

"So, he started making videos of RC vehicles and uploading them to YouTube for fun, but around the same time, he discovered YouTube's partner program. That allows content creators like Bidochka to earn a percentage of the revenue generated by ads that run with their videos."

"Bidochka signed up, and while earnings were slow at first, he was making a thousands a month within a couple of years, and turned it into a full-time job in 2011."

"Now, his channel has more than 1.5 million subscribers, and only about 1,000 other channels have reached the one-billion-views mark, Bidochka said."

"The one message I want to leave everybody is you don't have to do a job you don't want to do anymore," he said. "These days, there are so many things you can do to make your life better, and to really reach that passion that you have inside of you."