WHEN Mandurah YouTuber Aaron Weal (26) isn’t working 44 hours a week at his full time job, live streaming 28 hours a week online with his subscribers, or filming and editing up to 20 hours a week for his channel – he really enjoys going out on the course at Mandurah Country Club with his five-year-old son Adam.
Golf, as well as being his passion, gives him plenty of opportunities to create more vlogs for his online fans.
“I began my YouTube channel Azza two years ago as a gamer and then I began creating vlogs to interest myself and my subscribers,’’ he said.
“I enjoy the thrill of live streaming and the creativity of making vlogs.
“I started vlogging to capture my children growing; I can always go back in years to come and watch their first time trick or treating or riding a bike.
“I re-invested most of my first year’s earnings on YouTube to buy good quality video and camera gear and it paid off really well.”
Aaron has just cracked 2,000,000 views online – a very respectable target for any YouTuber – and is closing in on 25,000 subscribers this month.
His fans are local, national and international – and Aaron plays Call of Duty Black Ops 4 with his subscribers up to six nights a week.
Aaron says being a successful YouTuber began with a commitment.
“It doesn’t happen overnight – you have to work at the communication with your subscribers and ensure there’s constant engagement and I get a lot of support from my fianc and my children.
“They understand that Dad’s other job pays for family holidays, presents and things like golf that we couldn’t afford if it was just my income.”
Aaron’s advice to would-be YouTubers is to remember Rome wasn’t built overnight, to always be humble and appreciate the fact that one takes the time out of their day to watch the content you create.