If I could give one piece of advice to every single person on the planet... it would be to do what you love..even if you don't make any money. I have done so many things in my life... because I loved it...and I didn't care about money....and it always got me somewhere. When I was young I never really pictured myself as the "go getter" type. But as I have gotten older, I have definitely grown into that person (which suprises me alot actually!!) Whenever I want to do something... I do it. Not for any reason but because I love it and I want to do it. For example. When I lived in Portland.. I decided I want to be a free lance makeup artist. I researched the best way to go about it, and did it. I didn't get paid a penny when I started.. but that didn't matter, because it was a hobby and I enjoyed doing it on my spare time. Eventually, as my portfolio grew, and my network started to grow... I found myself in paying positions doing makeup for all sorts of things!! Who knew!!
Art was the same thing for me. I loved doing it and didn't really care if I made money. But one day I decided I wanted to have an art show. So what did I do?? did the research and had one... then another one. I was so overjoyed with the fact that I got an art show, I didn't really care whether I got paid. But before I knew it, my art was out there, and people were paying me to paint pictures of their kids or for their kids, and I was selling at LEAST 1 piece a month!! again... who knew!
That's what brings me to YouTube. After watching a few videos here and there of makeup and fashion.. I was like... I can do that!! and decided... what the hell... I will!! :) I didn't care what anyone else thought...I just went for it. I didn't even know you could make money.. but it was SO enjoyable to me. it was seriously a hobby that I loved. I enjoyed meeting new people, and helping other girls out with anything beauty and fashion related! After making videos for a while I realized I could make it into a business... and that's what happened!! Now look at me, I'm making money for doing what I LOVE...and doing something that I would do even if I didnt make money!!!
I guess what I'm trying to say is... don't WORRY about money. Don't worry about only doing things that will make you alot of it. Do things because you love to do them. Do things that you would do whether you would get paid or not!! I have had so many experiences where everything works out... even if I never would have thought they would!! Also... don't be afraid to go out there and reach for your dreams. Do research.. ask people questions.. and you never know.. you might meet the right person and the right time that could make things happen for you!! It has for me in many different areas of my life and I couldn't be more thankful!!
Now, all I want to do is help others with their dreams. If I could give everyone a shoutout on Youtube I would ( but I cant... >_<) DONT worry about what others might think of you. Work hard at things you love..and do them FOR YOU.. don't not do them for your mom and dad, friends and family. Thats not a way to live life. :)