WATCH: YouTuber Bethany Mota On How To Break The Internet

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Wanna do YouTube videos? How cute!

YouTube stars don’t get much more successful than Bethany Mota. She’s the queen of the DIY video and also found the time to interview Barak Obama- talk about interview goals. Here, ahead of the release of her debut book, Make your Mind Up, Bethany talks us through what it takes to be the USA’s number one female YouTuber…

1. It’s Cool To Be Clueless

‘When I got into YouTube which was 8 years ago now, it was crazy, I was thirteen and had no idea what I was doing and that’s the point. I didn’t know what I was getting into. I didn’t know that success could come out of it and I didn’t know that I could make anything out of it. I didn’t realize it could be a career at that time because also eight years ago YouTube people didn’t really see it that way, it was like “Aww its so cute you make YouTube videos!”’

2. Don’t Rely On Numbers

‘Don’t say, “I want this many subscribers or this amount of views and I want all of this success and I’m going into it without intention”. Because when that doesn’t happen quickly for you then you are going to be disappointed, then you are gonna give up and then its gonna feel like chore.’

3. You Are Your Own Competition

‘I see myself and my past videos as my competition, so I always wanna do better than I have in the past.’

4. Never Give Up

‘I tried to make macaroons and I literally was up for almost two days straight. Like in the kitchen, trying to make these and then I was still on camera like “Oh, so easy!”’


5. Shake Off Nerves Even When Faced With Obama

‘Oh my God, I’ve never been so nervous in my life. I didn’t know what it was like to get so nervous that your lips shake until then and if you watch the video back I am literally holding my hands to stop myself shaking! The day before the actual interview with the president we had a fake interview with a fake Obama.’


6. Seek Some Self Help

Speaking about her new book, ‘its also very heavy as far as inspirational motivational things go. I personally myself love self-help books. I have so many. Like all I read is self-help and self-improvement and so I wanna make sure that was a big part of this book.’

7. Screw The Haters

‘Honestly, sometimes someone will say something like that one thing that I’m already feeling I’m like “yeah, I know!” I once replied to one person who continuously kept sending me negative messages and she replied apologizing saying it wasn’t about me, it was about her going through bad stuff in her life.’

'Make Your Mind Up' by Bethany Mota will be avaliable from 9th March 2017.

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