How I Got Started on YouTube (the untold story)

Hello friend,

How are you doing? I want to share a little background story with you, and hopefully you’ll find it funny or interesting or maybe even inspiring…

Most of the time, I never talk about the first time I actually used YouTube as a creator. The first time I ever posted on YouTube wasn’t on my English learning channel. It was on under another channel name (Genki Gabi) and I posted a couple of videos I made during my first experience teaching abroad in Japan in 2005. One of the videos shows lunchtime at the high school where I was an Assistant Language Teacher, and the other video shows scenes from the “Naked Festival” (No, not really naked, but almost! And NO I am not in it, I am BEHIND the camera for both of these videos!).

It was just an experiment and I never did anything else with that channel, but it introduced me to using YouTube. Six years later, I felt comfortable enough to post my English learning videos on a new channel — Go Natural English.

When I posted my very very first videos on YouTube, it was just for fun. When I posted my first English tutorials for Go Natural English, it was just to help my classroom students. I learned as I went, and the dots sure connected into something much bigger than I could’ve ever imagined back in 2005.

As Steve Jobs said in his famous speech at Stanford (one of my favorites), you have to believe the dots will connect. ​​

So, what’s my point? Well, I would like to encourage you to just keep trying new technologies, keep creating, invest in your education and training, and believe in yourself and that the dots will connect.

And if you have ambitions to create your own online business, I want you to know that you don’t have to figure everything out on your own. I’m here to help you connect those dots faster. I am offering the first YouTube Marketing Master Class training this fall, starting in October.

Click Here to Apply. 

Since this is the first training of it’s kind, I will be working closely with participants to make it tailored to your needs. I look forward to learning more about you, your challenges and how I can help you on the application.

Talk to you soon,