Have you ever thought about creating a YouTube channel but you don't know where to start?
Are you scared of sharing your story online?
Do you have a passion that you want to share but you don't know how?
YouTube is a powerful platform that allows creators to share their story with the world... but if you've never made a video before (especially one to post online for everyone to see), it can be really scary and confusing to start. I know because that's how it felt when I started from ZERO.
Over 300 videos, 500,000 channel views, and 5,200 subscribers later, I feel like a YOUTUBE HERO. But it's not because of these numbers.
When I first started my journey as a YouTube creator, my main goal was not 1 million subscribers or 1 million views.
My goal was to understand how I could use YouTube to share my story as an aspiring entrepreneur and make videos that taught people about digital literacy. My goal was to feel confident in a process that effectively took my video ideas all the way through recording, editing, and uploading. My goal was to create a platform for like-minded people to share experiences, get resources, and be inspired.
Now, I can proudly say that I've achieved these goals.
"First of all, I first caught your vlogs since the beginning of this year and there were so many different things that I was drawn to: your dedication, your drive to succeed, your willingness to take risks, your honesty and openness, your passion for creativity, and most of all, I was drawn to someone who I felt genuinely had a good heart and is truly selfless. I'm impressed with the fact that you truly take the time to interact with viewers, knowing that you can maybe inspire them, or put out content that they can relate to."
"I love this video! past few days have been terrible for me. After watching this I feel so much better."
"I just discovered you at 4 in the morning thinking about how to start my business. Thank you so much heather.
"I wanted to write this really long comment about how inspiring and how much I connected with this video. So instead I will just say thank you."
"Geez, I need to listen to you every day of my life. You say everything I need to hear!"
"Thanks for this video! There are so many things that I could relate to and I can only imagine that others that are in the same situation will find comfort and connection just as I did when I watched the video.
"You are one awesome entrepreneur, and you will 'not' make it, you 'are' making it, moment by moment - enjoy the process!!"
"Hey 👋 I just subscribed to your channel you have inspired me beyond measure."
"Watching you endure the same struggles for a while gave me hope"
"You're so much more than a vlogger. You're an artist with definite skills that shows us the world from your perspective. Thanks so much for being who you are."
When I first started, I didn't actually think about getting to a point where I would get comments like these. I was still trying to wrap my head around how to make a YouTube Video.
My videos have been watched for over 1,850,000 minutes.
Today, my channel is at a point where my subscribers and views increase every single day. My channel has also become my main source of income. Most importantly, I'm proud to say that my content has inspired other creators to share their story and spark their potential by creating YouTube videos.
"I guess you could say I was a passive user when it came to digital and social media. As a non-profit marketing director, I use it in my professional life. In my personal life, I occasionally snap photos of food and write reviews about restaurants I visit.
It wasn’t until Heather and Sharespark Media opened my eyes to all of the untapped potential that I was holding onto. I didn’t have the right understanding of the powerful tools at my disposal. But going through the resources that Sharespark Media provides changed all of that for me.
Through Sharespark Media, I learned how to stay ahead of all of the new updates to social media. I learned how to create a video, edit it, and optimize it so friends and complete strangers can watch me eat or cook on #YouTube. I learned how to hear or watch myself on camera without cringing.
But the greatest benefit I have found is this surge of creative energy in my life now. My confidence has also increased—I am no longer afraid of putting myself out there. It is more than learning these new skills and concepts with technology—that will always be around. Heather and Sharespark Media helped me realize that we can all be creators of digital media to share what’s most important to us with the world."
James Le, Vlogger
I went from ZERO to YOUTUBE HERO and through this course,
I'll teach you how YOU could do the same.
In eight modules, I'll show you exactly how to build a thriving YouTube channel.
Even if you've never created a YouTube video, this course will show you my exact process. I'll share what I've seen success with and other tips, tricks, and tactics so you can create a channel and be
a YOUTUBE HERO!
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I was working at a school for grades 5-12 when I became increasingly aware of a divide between those who understood digital media’s potential for connection, communication, and collaboration, and those who did not. Being born in 1985, I grew up alongside the internet and I used communication technology throughout my 10 year marketing & communications career. It became clear to me that the key to success in an ever digitally connected world is digital literacy. So in April 2016, I quit my job to start Sharespark Media, the movement to educate and empower people to utilize digital media to achieve meaningful goals. I also decided to document my journey through vlogs on YouTube.
Creating digital media and sharing my story online empowered me to discover my voice, explore my passion, and connect with others in ways that nothing else ever had. YouTube and other platforms allowed me to combine my passion, interests, and expertise to create my full time job of helping people achieve their goals.
Through Sharespark Media and Zero to YouTube Hero, I hope to teach as many people as possible how they can utilize digital media to share their stories and spark their potential.
With Special Guest Instructor
I teach/coordinate a high school digital media pathway and make YouTube videos. From the time I first held an 8mm camcorder at 4 years old, making movies became a passion. From the time I entered my kindergarten classroom at 5 years old, teaching became a passion. Fortunately for me, these two paths merged in the form of digital media career technical education.
I firmly believe that digital media literacy is just as important as reading and writing. The Institute of Media Production Arts and Creative Technology (IMPACT) at Indio High School is a 4 year career technical education (CTE) pathway that develops student skills in the areas of filmmaking, graphic design, audio production, broadcast, animation, and leadership in preparation for postsecondary education and careers in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment industry sector. Most importantly, it teaches students to communicate, collaborate and think critically.
As for me, my YouTube Channel, The Enthusiasm Project, allows me to constantly expand my own skills and be creative while exploring my myriad hobbies and interests. Creating a YouTube channel is one of the most rewarding things I've ever done, and even if you're starting from zero, I promise that you have what it takes to become a YouTube Hero. I'm here to help guide you through the process as someone who is still relatively new to the world of being a YouTube Creator myself.