Everyone keeps telling me “you shouldn’t do it for fame”.
When they talk about starting and building a YT channel or blog or any kind of social media platform “you shouldn’t do it for money or fame”.
And that seems to be the best advice they give and everyone stands up and cheers.
Why else would you do it?
And what are they doing? Exactly that!
Here are some good reasons for why you should want fame.
I will use myself as an example:
My dream is to publish books and create art. Say I’ve finished a book or a painting. What do I do next? If I want to get it out of my house, selling it is a good option.
Tell me, how TF am I going to sell something to someone when they know nothing about me or the product? Explain.
Would you buy a product before you know it exists? How does that work? When do you buy a product? Usually, after you know it exists, that’s how it works in reality-land. What are the products you buy the most? The famous ones!!! The ones that are well known for providing exactly what you are looking for.
To sell a product successfully you need to know about Marketing. What is marketing? GETTING SOMETHING FAMOUS!!!!!!!!!!!
If you want to sell something without getting famous, you’ve already failed and I don’t know why you would even bother.
Even Banksy is famous. Who the hell is Banksy? I don’t know! No-one does! That’s the point of Banksy! And yet he is famous! Even trying to be anonymous and ‘anti-fame’ will get you famous if you want to put something out there.
To all those hipsters who follow all the latest ‘underground anti-fame’ stuff, sitting on your high-horse, looking down your snotty nose at everyone even slightly interested in ‘fame’: just WTF are you doing? How do you even know about that ‘underground’ stuff? Because it’s bloody famous for being underground!!! And thus you have contributed to the concept of fame.
If you honestly believe you can completely escape fame by doing this, you are delusional.
If you honestly believe you can churn out work and get some views etc without needing fame to get you those views, you are delusional.
Even if you don’t want views or subs or follows or likes, you still want to get your message out there, don’t you?
And how will you do that?
First, by getting eyeballs and earholes onto your message.
And what form does that take?
Views, likes, follows and subs.
So what is all that called?
That’s called fame, honeybun.
If you honestly believe that fame and getting your message out there have to be completely separate, you are delusional.
If you’re not doing YT/blogging/influencing to get famous, maybe you shouldn’t be doing YT/blogging/influencing.