So, I want to try getting back on YouTube.
However, there are a lot of things holding me back. Considering I’m a millennial (or, at least, whatever it between millennial and gen z, I was born 1999) in a lower middle class family, it’s not like I can just purchase a high-quality camera and editing rig. I will be working minimum wage, or close to minimum wage, when I finally get hired by someone (minimum wage is $10.50/hour right now, headed to $12/hour by 2020).
Of course, I can always use WeVideo to do simple editing on my Chromebook as a short-term solution, however I would need to get an upgrade at some point. The short-term solution would be easy to do a classic gaming channel, however I want to run a tech channel, and a politics channel with Julian, plus I want to eventually move to more modern games on various consoles.
So, here’s the question:
Should I start the gaming channel and run a Patreon for growth? Should I start messing around with RPG Maker and finally release a full-fledged game? Should I do both?
I could also launch a podcast with Julian, however we were never very good at keeping something like this up. Do you think, being out of school, this would be much easier to start up? What kind of podcast should I run?
However I end up running things, growth will take a while. Patreon may end up being my main form of income for Screenbones. Should I make my first game free? Should I start with a smaller game?
These are the questions. Where do I start? Where do I go from there? What’s a reasonable plan for growth?