SimplyAnayah is not your average high school student. In addition to school, she runs an active YouTube channel with over 11K subscribers. After homework and on the weekends, you can find her replying to comments (and being super sweet to her subscribers!) and editing videos. Anayah’s beauty routines, DIYs, and life hacks make her channel a great resource for getting through high school.
We talked to Anayah about her journey and what YouTube means to her for this week’s Community Spotlight.
Starting my YouTube career while young has given me an advantage because I have had time to figure out my editing style, what programs and softwares I do like and what kind of equipment I should use, such as: cameras, lighting etc, but there is such amazing competition in the YouTube world and I have a lot to learn.
Are your friends jealous of your YouTube career?
My friends are not necessarily jealous of my YouTube career, they are rather for supportive and interested in the craft of YouTubing. I have inspired some of my friends and even family members to start YouTube channels because they find it very cool.
You just broke 10K subscribers – how does it feel?
The fact that I hit 10K subscribers just mind blows my mind, I think it’s so crazy that people from all around the world enjoy seeing my put on makeup or do DIYs while I make sarcastic and witty jokes. I can’t believe I have so many supporters and I can’t wait to see what is in store for me while pursuing my YouTube career. I just wish I could personally thank every single one of them because they are all amazing.
If we were to ask your subscribers why they subscribe to your channel, what do you think they would say?
I think my subscribers are subscribed to my channel is because I am somewhat relatable and real. Instead of trying to be the stereotypical beauty guru, I just accepted that I needed to be myself (which is sarcastic but nice). I’m not super positive all the time, and I think that shows my supporters that even though life may be hard sometimes everything will turn out amazing in the end. You don’t have to be super positive and happy all the time, it’s okay to be upset or sad, you just need to know when to snap out of it and pick yourself back up again.
What are your plans for 2016?
My plan for 2016 is to definitely improve the production of my videos by spicing my videos up with the editing and reaching my goal of 50K subscribers by being unique with my editing and personality.
What’s your key to growing your channel?
The key to growing your channel is to be yourself and try your best. You want to give your videos 110% because it’s super important as it shows your supporters that you care. I like the saying “quality over quantity.” It’s ok if you don’t have many subscribers, but you should still make sure your video quality and production is amazing because others will notice that you put a little more effort into your videos.
How has YouTube changed your life?
YouTube has changed my life because now I am able to reach a wide variety of different people from all around the world. That is so exciting and super cool because I would have never thought that 10,000 people would enjoy my videos in such a small amount of time. I am about to connect with these people, and it feels like I know everyone one of my subscribers that comment because we are able to have a conversation.
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