Brimming with creative ideas? Youtube is the platform for that! Tara M knew it, and started her own channel. On her channel, she creates content about a variety of subjects, including interior decorating and assorted lifestyle topics. She’s not keeping her recipe for success to herself. In our interview, she gave your fave chick Kreyolicious a preview of what she hopes to get from her career, and the Haitian-American/Filipina also had tips for those who aspire to have a career on the platform!
Kreyolicious: What advice would you give to an aspiring Youtuber?
Tara M: My advice is to not overthink it. You do not need to go out and buy expensive gear in order to start. If you want to start just start with a video that you can film on your computer. There really is no formula to gaining views and subscribers. You just have to film stuff that you are comfortable and happy filming. The right people will stumble upon your video and you can gain an organic following from people who like to just watch you on camera regardless of what you decide to film.
Kreyolicious: Are there some books that have changed your life in some way?
Tara M: As I have gotten older, I have had less and less time to read books. So to be honest, I do not at this moment have a book that changed my life. I do like reading articles here and there online. I have been meaning to make some time for more reading so if you recommend any books please let me know!
Kreyolicious: People recommend The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey and How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie a lot. Do these titles sound intriguing to you?
Tara M: I actually have heard about both those books. My brother read them and said it was one of the best books he has ever read. I actually have always been intrigued by those titles. Now that you remind me, I am definitely going to make a stop at barns and nobles and get myself a copy. I think learning about people is the root of success. Plus utilizing your day to be the most effective you can be is another key way to accomplish your goals in a faster manner. Urgency is key! Life is too short.
Kreyolicious: Where do you see your career heading?
Tara M: In 2-3 years, I see myself being a full-time digital influencer. I want to be able to make this a career so that way when I have a family one day I can run my business from home. I want to be able to work closely with big brands and also film high quality style videos on my Youtube channel.
CLICK HERE to visit Millennial lifestyle blogger Tara M’s channel on Youtube.