Wanted to share a small win with all of you.
About four months ago I started a Youtube channel on making things using no-code tools: https://www.youtube.com/c/MakeSomethingwithRomy/.
Two weeks ago it helped me land my first paying gig! Atto, a VC firm asked me to join them as a no-code EIR for their current batch.
When I told people I started a Youtube channel, the first reaction was usually why?! Concerns I got was: Youtube is notoriously slow to monetize, monetization starts at 1000 subs. On average it takes 22 months to reach 1000 subs - it's really hard. And even then Youtube will not be able to pay your bills till at least 100k subs.
I knew I wanted to do videos for a couple of reasons. I wanted to show my process of creation and video is more effective to convey than writing. Second, it was scary but also really exciting to do it. I was ok with it being a long term thing (almost everything is a long term thing). They were right in that I was unlikely going to money off Youtube for a long time but didn't know that you can from other places.
Finally, all I did was share my work on Twitter mostly and the founder of the firm, Kate found me through there. Don't hesitate to put your work out, you never know what opportunities it may bring you!