April (also known as wannamakeup on YouTube) is pretty inspirational. Her 6K subscribers love her passion for makeup, and her channel is growing fast. We talked to April about her subscribers and balancing YouTube with being a mom to two kids in this week’s Grapevine Community Spotlight!
Wow! Thank you! Mauve is the word these days! I love that I can find it everywhere right now. Lipsticks, eyeshadows, blushes…if its mauve, I’m using it!
What inspired you to get into YouTube?
I had watched YouTube for over 5 years and I my passion in life has always been makeup. No one in my life is as crazy about makeup and I felt like I was going crazy not getting to talk about it, I started my channel to find people with the same passion. People that I could relate to.
How do you get ideas for videos?
I have a list a mile long of ideas. I do anything that comes to my head and I get GREAT ideas from my subscribers!
What kind of relationship do you have with your subscribers?
They are seriously my friends! I look forward to talking to them, I smile when they comment or send me a message. They have brought so much joy and love to my life, I’m so grateful!
You’re a mom- how does YouTube fit into your life and schedule?
My boys are 7 & 12, for the last 12 years my hobby was being a mom. I devoted 100% of my time to them and I woke up one day and they had a life. They had friends and sleepovers and they’re into sports. I decided I needed to make time for myself. So I film 1-2 times a week when they are at school or when they are away visiting grandparents. They will always be #1 but its important to make time for your own passions and not lose sight of what makes you happy.
What would you say to someone thinking of starting a YouTube channel?
It’s harder than you think but the most rewarding thing Ive ever done for myself. Make sure you have quality videos, you upload regularly and do something you are passionate about. Be yourself!
What are your plans for 2016? Where is your channel headed?
In 2016 I hope to hit 10,000 subscribers and make this circle of friends even bigger!
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