How long does it take to get a silver or gold play button on YouTube? Because creating a channel is one thing and growing it to have a big following is another. For J. Williams of @smartphoneconversations, it took him a while.
In this episode, J. Williams talks with Grant, sharing how he built the online presence for his channel @smartphoneconversations. J. WIlliams talks about retiring from his former careers in the corporate world and as a uniformed personnel and how YouTube came in between. Listen to this episode and learn how J. Williams Made Smartphone Reviews a Lucrative Business on YouTube
J. Williams aka SmartphoneConversations has 130k subscribers and 57M total views and counting. He specializes in smartphone product reviews and other new and upcoming tech devices.
2:05 How J. Williams developed his fondness for technology and gadgets
4:56 Transitioning from having a day job as uniformed personnel to a full-time YouTuber
10:35 How having no editing team work well for J. Williams
15:20 Cashflow, monetization, and sponsorships
18:23 Why you need to be prepared to hear NO from sponsors
23:35 Importance of not chasing money when you’re on YouTube
26:19 How to deal with sponsorship contracts
34:10 How does J. Williams’ experience on YouTube compare to his past careers
35:55 What happened with the Podcast J. Williams started
46:05 Why reviewing tech gadgets is fun for J. Williams
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