Hi Guys, i recently got the chance of interviewing Nadine Sykora, a youtube travel vlogger currently in new zealand working and having fun at the same time.
Check out the interview.
Hey Nadine, How are you doing? Great to have you on YHP
Hey! Thanks so much for having me on here
Can you kindly give us some background information about yourself?
Well, to put it short I’m a 22 year old video content creator on YouTube! I’ve been producing short silly videos for about 3 years now. My content ranges anywhere from short skits and parodies, to travel vlogs and warcraft videos.
How did you get involved in vlogging? Dint you feel a bit shy or scared about putting yourself out there?
Well, I stumbled upon it one day while surfing the internet and just thought to myself, “hey, I could do that!.” So I bought a webcam and started doing just that. As for being scared, I wasn’t intimated until I started receiving my first hate comments.
Those comments are hard to not take personally when you first start. As for shy, I’ve never been shy about my videos, maybe while filming, but defiantly not while posting.
What are you looking to go into from your YouTube vlogging?
It is hard to say because every year YouTube changes into something completely different, and you say you would like to go one direction one year, and then the next year a whole lot of different doors open up and suddenly your looking forward to something else. You just have to have an optimistic outlook and be able to adapt to change.
You're currently in New Zealand working or should I say enjoying yourself, how did it all happen? Getting a job where you can do what you enjoy?
Well I recent graduated University last summer and I decide that since I had never done any pervious traveling before now was a perfect time to go since I had no previous commitments. So I signed up with SWAP, which is a working holiday visa program that allows me to legally work and travel as much as I want for a year in New Zealand. (that was the country I picked)
You have the #1 Most Subscribed Channel in New Zealand. What did it take for you to get to this point?
A lot of commitment. People don’t realize it but to have even a semi decent YouTube channel, you have to constantly be putting out new content and always be keeping up with the latest trends. It’s a lot of upkeep, but if you really enjoy what your doing, you don’t usually mind.
Have your videos gotten you into any trouble? If so, how?
None of my video have gotten me into trouble. I’m a very clean and safe person with my videos :P Haha, that’s probably a lame answer.
How do you cope with rude comments and negative feedbacks on YouTube?
It’s really tough when you are in a bad mood or if your feeling down to NOT let the negative comments get to you. As much as I like to say just ignore them, I am only human and when you are constantly being told all these negative things about you, it’s really hard to not let it get to you. I try to just step away from the computer and deal with the comments when I’m in a better mood.
As a YouTuber, how do you earn your income from YouTube as well?
Like all partners, we earn ad revenue sharing income, so it’s a percentage of the ad impressions Google puts on our videos. As well as, there are also other contracts that come in so you can make money from those.
What has been your most memorable moment so far?
My most memorable moment so far filming would probably have to be my Miley Cyrus video parody I did, where I ended up running around Auckland, New Zealand dressed in a chicken suit and jumping into a fountain. Haha, that was a crazy filming day.
What should we be expecting from you in the future?
Everything, the future is such a wide open canvas right now, I would like to tell you where my videos are going but the truth is, YouTube and I change so often, after only a few months I could be doing something completely different. What I can tell you is that I hope to be doing YouTube videos for a long time still.
What tips can you give you others outside looking up to you or advice in getting involved in the industry?
YouTube takes time and patience, things don’t happen overnight and therefore you have to be very passionate about what you do. Practice makes perfect, even with YouTube, overtime your videos and you will mature and you’ll be able to grasp more about what it is your really good at and succeed at making those types of videos.
Thanks Nadine for doing this, will be waiting for some postcards :)