You can have your TV or online channel for free. Gatekeepers have died and gone. Nobody can stop you from having your own show.
Mark Angel comedy was doing skits and looking for TV stations to air them. The stations were asking for money to put them on air. Out of frustration, he started putting them on YouTube. Before long the channel gathered millions of subscribers. The skits went viral all over the world. They know Emmanuela all over the world, even in China. Instead of paying TV station to show it, they are paid by YouTube.
You only need Gmail account to open your channel on YouTube. And you might have been using Gmail already.
YouTube is not the only one in the game. There are Vimeo, Metacafe, Veoh, The Internet Archive, Crackle, Screen Junkies, MySpace, The Open Video Project. These are ready to receive your videos.
You don’t even need a special camera to film your show. Your smartphone will do the job. We have seen an entire movie shot with iPhone 6. Woli Arole uses his smartphone and selfie stick to record his skits. He is now doing shows all over the world.
Justin Bieber was discovered through Youtube. Watch one of his videos singing Aretha Franklin respect.
Whatever talent you have don’t bury it. Show it to the world via Youtube.
Are you an actor? Do your skits and put it online. Are you a preacher? Preach the word and put it online. You have a big platform that is not limited to your locality. The whole wide world is right in front of you.
People might not understand your language but when your video is good the audience won’t mind. Despacito by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee is the most viewed video on YouTube, with over 3.6 billion views as of September 6, 2017, yet I don’t understand what he is singing about. That is the power of social media
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