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Have you ever considered to be a YouTuber?

madza profile image Madza ใƒป1 min read

In 2020 I saw a lot of dev people starting their YouTube channels and actively posting new content there.

I also compiled I list of some of my all-time favs:

Have you ever considered starting your own dev-related YouTube channel? And what are the reasons behind your decision?

If you already have one, share it in the comments!

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Henry Boisdequin

I have considered it. A month or two ago, I posted a video tutorial on my YouTube channel) I found that I prefer doing tutorials in a blog format than video (also because editing videos takes a loooooooong time).

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Madza Author

Could you share a link to your channel, would love to see what you came up with!
I feel like it's about getting used to the workflow, editing comes naturally too by the time if you do it frequently enough ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Henry Boisdequin

Here is my channel: youtube.com/channel/UCgq0Cil1meAxq.... Since I'm a swimmer, I also put some Race Reviews up there. Here is the tutorial: youtu.be/1KgN1wQQj58.

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Madza Author

I will take a look once I'm home from work ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘
Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™โค

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BeginnerCoder17

I Subed :3

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Bobby Iliev

Great discussion!

I've stared a YouTube channel last year and managed to get nearly 100k views since then ๐ŸŽ‰

However still 650 subscribers to go before I can start monetizing :D Any help will be appreciated:

youtube.com/channel/UCQWmdHTeAO0Uv...

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Ben Sinclair

Wait, do you have to have a certain number of subscribers before you can get in on the ad action? Why would they have a threshold?

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Bobby Iliev

Yep! There are 2 main requirements, here's a screenshot:

Youtube monetization requirements

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™โค

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Jesus Enmanuel De La Cruz

Here is my youtube channel: youtube.com/channel/UC-dWtb3Bz3lXZ...
I'm from Dominican Republic so my videos are in spanish(for now) but my code (variable name, functions name, classes, interfaces, etc..) is in english so I think can understand my code

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™โค

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Ian Pride

I wouldn't say I'm a YouTuber per se, but I have a channel with some content; mostly basic/random programming previews/demos and some simple old gaming stuff. No talking, sorry.

I have plenty of content to provide in a wide variety of areas, but you won't catch me talking on screen lol.

I will be adding more soon though.

Check it out @ lateralus138@videos.youtube

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™โค

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Mikael Klages

I post some of the programming projects I do to my channel sometimes, but I have to make a new one since most my subscribers are from completely unrelated stuff, so I'd be better off having it be more focused

youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSkMMtA...

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™โค

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leob

Not in a hundred years ... I could very well see myself blogging, but the idea of doing coding on Youtube, no not at all ... just give me a well-written blog post or tutorial over a Youtube video anytime.

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Leos1113

I started a youtube channel in 2020, because I am very bad explaining things and with this channel I want to improve my skill of explanation and also improve my learnings because for explaining the things you have to go deeper.

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Tim

I gave it a whack.

I'd say it's a very time consuming endeavour, compared to writing. You get a bigger boost in terms of view counts to begin with, but it then quickly tapers off to nothing as the algorithm prioritises new content, whereas with blogging I found that the views/engagement were fairly consistent week after week.

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™โค

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Alex D • Edited

I created a YouTube channel fairly recently. I focused on introductory Python concepts and coding interview problems to start, but am now moving on to incorporating AWS, which I plan to build on.

You can find my channel here youtube.com/channel/UCTebDgj-GzOh3....

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™โค

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Ben Sinclair

I don't follow particular developers on YouTube, however I do see the site itself as an amazing resource for anything technical.

If I need to know how to do something and can't find clarity from the docs or some SO answers within a couple of minutes, I often check to see whether some 12-year-old enthusiastically showing of their new knowledge can explain it to me in small words. I've learned so much that way :) Not just dev stuff, but everything from how to use vector graphics programs to how to repair dodgy plumbing.

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Aisuko

I'd like to record some interesting videos because the code is boring for others. If anyone here can share more experiences. How a developer can be a Youtuber and some tips or advice that would be good.

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Jonyk56

I've done it, got nowhere with it since I used Chromebook back then, I plan to get back into it.

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Matthieu Cneude

I did some, but I'm too busy to continue at the moment. Here it is:

youtube.com/channel/UCoJtk2M8bme9K...

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™โค

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KB

No..

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Hanna

Multiple times, but I don't have the time or resources to go through with the idea.

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BeginnerCoder17

I have thought of that when I get better at coding!