Hey, if you want to keep skipping the gym and binge watching Netflix, that’s fine with us. When it comes to your YouTube channel, though, New Year’s resolutions are always a good idea. After all, it is your business. Here are some ideas to consider this year and some YouTubers who are doing things right!
- Stick to a schedule
Whether subscribing to a magazine, newspaper or Birchbox, you expect to receive it on a consistent basis, right? Think of your YouTube channel in a similar way. Our favorite fashion and home design guru, Carly Cristman, brings us something to enjoy every Thursday…in neutrals of course. We also love YouTube veterans Noah, Jonah and Emma from KittiesMama who keep us smiling four days a week on their main channel, and we still can’t get enough. Sticking to a schedule gives your subscribers something to look forward to and sets expectations to hold yourself accountable for.
- Get more sleep and outsource your work
It’s five in the morning – are you still editing? If you have reached a point where juggling the demands of a growing YouTube channel has become too much, consider hiring an editor or assistant – it’s a write-off. Alleviating yourself from time consuming tasks like editing can allow you to focus your energy on other projects that will further your business.
- Utilize multiple channels
If you have more to say, say it! iJustine, Sky Does Minecraft and CuteGirlsHairstyles know how to flood our feed with awesome content that engages a huge range of audiences. From Black Ops and Minecraft to mom hacks, beauty, braids and all things random, these Tubers are building their brands and creating multiple revenue streams for themselves.
Your channel is killing it and you’re growing like crazy. Now what? Well, it may be time to step up your game. Depending on your annual income, you could just be throwing money away to the IRS. Incorporation could offer substantial tax savings that otherwise would not be available to you if you continued as a sole proprietor. Check out our blog on incorporation to see if you’re ready!
- Make quarterly estimates
If you’re in the U.S., no matter who you are or what your job is, you’re paying taxes. Trust us, the IRS does not discriminate! Make some sound financial decisions this year and look into making quarterly payments to the government; you’re going to save yourself some major headaches and major dollars come tax season.
If you are a YouTuber looking to put some of these resolutions into place, give us a call at (949) 215- 9900