Abe Kislevitz is the Media Creator for GoPro. He is also a Tech Geek, and an Outdoor Enthusiast where he makes YouTube videos from all his travels and reached more than 18,000,000 views. Abe has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California.
In this interview, Abe shared some of his really great advice for starting YouTubers out there. Here’s what he said:
“If you’re thinking about starting a YouTube channel, or maybe you’re just learning this now, it’s definitely like figuring out what your strength is and what you have to offer to other people. I think for me, as an artist, I just felt like I could push myself to create something that I was proud of, and I was excited about. And I think that if you do something like that, and it’s high enough quality, whether it be quality storytelling or quality visuals, like YouTube, you have a number of different means of putting something out there, but it should be meaningful in some way or another.”
Definitely! Thanks Abe. We all agree that authenticity is very important. So know your strength, and create something you’re really passionate about.
For a more Established YouTubers, Abe also shared his advice for them. Here’s what he said:
“I don’t think that I have more secret sauce than anybody else that is established and doing well. One thing that I do strive to do is continually try to learn more and show that off in my work. I think it’s pretty easy to get in a stagnant path where it’s just like you are just reiterating on what you already know. And you’re just creating videos, because you’ve learned that the algorithm will just keep giving you views. But I think if you truly strive to push yourself and do something that’s new and unique, then people will latch on to that.”
That’s true. When you reached a certain point of success, it doesn’t end there. Be willing to learn more, and people will love your content even more!
Abe shared his thoughts on how he earns as a YouTuber and as a Media Creator at GoPro. Here’s what he said:
“I think anything beyond that I never really put too much focus in is probably good and bad. I probably could have monetized my website where I post blogs about how to use GoPros. And in its heyday, it was getting like a million impressions a year, and a month. And I never added ads to that website and never monetized. But I probably should, at least to just pay the GoDaddy fees, the hosting fee. And then just by the nature of how YouTube is and how it makes it so easy. And so they just were hooked up all about the monetization, but I wouldn’t say it’s anything that would support a lifestyle just because I also don’t put enough time into it.”
Before this interview ended, Abe shared his last words for us! Here’s how it goes:
“I just appreciate the time and for listening to my story. It’s a very strange path that I’ve taken. But I think what I’ve learned from my path is that I’ve always tried to do something that I’m really, really into. And I feel like every decision that I’ve made has been because I’m really passionate about the direction that I’m going. And I think that’s a lot of questions that I get is like: “Which route should I take? Should I go to college or not go to college?” And then I think just following what you are really into helps a lot, but also trying things that are new.”
Passion. We often hear that in this show because it’s true. Just be passionate enough, figure out your why, figure out your strength, and it will all be worth it! It’s okay if people are moving at a different pace than you. You will be where you are meant to be at the right time!
Abe also shared his thoughts about his experience in this show. Here’s what he said:
“I think this was really fun. I love chatting with other people that are on a kind of similar journey, I think I’d love to hear more about your journey as well along the way.”
We loved chatting with you too, Abe! It was a pleasure to hear about your journey.
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