DAY 11: How To Get Started On YouTube and Make Money in 2021

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Adrian Brambila
8 min readMar 26, 2021


Is it possible to become a YouTuber from scratch in one year and make a full time living? In this post, we’ll break down what being a YouTuber really means and how you can successfully be one.

If you just started following me, you probably know that I’m a guy who lives in a van and teaches people how to make money online. But for the people who really know my background, my story looks a little different. They know that I actually started out on YouTube teaching others how to dance!

Now, if you’re somebody who watched a dance tutorial of mine in the last week and are now reading this post, I apologize. I have aged 10 years and completely flipped what my content is about. Sorry, I won’t be making any dance tutorials soon.

In case you are that person, here are some dance moves so you don’t feel too disappointed…

In my heyday I was making about two to three dance tutorials a week. I think today I have over 300 videos on my channel dedicated to dance. I created so many because I really wanted to be a YouTuber!

Sadly, the money never came; I couldn’t make money just off of the ads alone. Looking back, I’m extremely grateful for this problem because it got me to where I am today! I learned to diversify my income no matter what I was doing. Making all my money from one source (like normal people) was too risky for me, and it should be for you too.

I became burnt out on creating dance tutorials and receiving no income so I took a break. I put my YouTube career on pause for years and focused my energy elsewhere. Anyhow, to make a long story short, I’m back! Thanks to a TikTok video and some encouraging words from Ryan Pineda, I hope to make this year the best one yet for my channel!

YouTube is one of the only platforms that pays you for your content. However, as I said before, I was previously stuck in a head space that YouTube just wasn’t right for me. That’s…



Adrian Brambila

Made $1M in a Year from Side Hustles Ex-Pro dancer (T-Pain, Step Up 3)