Jimmy Fallon kills it. This we know. He sings; he dances; he plays games; he’s the best. But the real secret to his success? YouTube.
When celebrities sing karaoke for him, people watch. And if you have a hidden talent (even if it’s just giving really great relationship advice), the same may happen for you.
Here to help: YouTube’s new NYC studio.
It’s 20,000 square feet of sets, soundstages, lights, cameras, microphones and post-production equipment you can use for free. (In Chelsea, no less.) Only thing...it takes a bit of navigating to make your way to reservation status.
For newbies Attend workshops at the space to learn everything from building an audience to developing a creative strategy. (You can also brush up on these skills at home or in the office.) Then produce, produce, produce and network, network, network. There are regular happy hours (open to anyone) where you can meet fellow industry folks and kick-start collaborations that will also grow your subscriber lists.
For seasoned creators Once you’re at 5,000 followers, you can start reserving the studio spaces and equipment for shoots. Just like the Internet’s favorite: George Takei.