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11 Things Every Aspiring YouTube Personality Needs To Know

Ever wondered what it takes to be a YouTube star? YouTube sensation and entertainer Tyler Oakley is here to show you how!

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1. Give it time.

You won’t build an audience right away.

2. Be yourself.

Followers can tell when you’re being inauthentic.

3. Don’t over-edit yourself.

Trying to reach perfection can be scary.

4. Interact with your audience.

Create a dialogue so they feel a connection.

5. Collaborate with other YouTubers.

You double your audience reach.

6. No subject is off-limits...

You can talk about anything you want.

7. ...BUT make sure you’re comfortable with the content.

Remember -- you’re putting it out there for everyone to see, including your parents.

8. You can read your comments...

...but forget the negatives ones immediately!

9. Lighting! Lighting! Lighting!

You don’t need a fancy set, but you do need good lighting and sound.

10. Keep it short and sweet.

No one has a long attention span these days.

11. Create a schedule.

That way, your audience always knows when to expect your next video.

Images Dan Blaushild / © BuzzFeed.

For more tips on how to make it big on YouTube and how to do it by being yourself, check out Tyler's YouTube channel.

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