Friday, January 25, 2013

Meet Ragenineteen, our winner of the Next Up Europe 2012

We always try to find new ways to help our creators grow on YouTube. The YouTube NextUp is a program that help our creators succeed in YouTube by sharing their knowledge and expertise with each other, collaborate in many creative ways and create great quality content. This year, we selected 25 Winners across 8 European countries, and a few weeks ago, we held the NextUp Creator Camp in the YouTube Space London! Today, we’re looking at one of our UK NextUp winners success story and share their tips and best practices.

Please tell us a bit about yourself. What is your name, your channel name? Where are you from, your fanbase?

Hello. My name is Jamie. I am known as RageNineteen on youtube thanks to Battlefield 2142. I started my YouTube career by animating asdfmovie3. I've since branched out into live action sketches. Recently I began releasing content far too regularly and as such have decided to focus on longer more detailed animations rather than short jokes.

Please explain your channel. What's the story behind your channel? How did you come up with your channel concept?

My channel is Ragenineteen. I chose that name because I was young and stupid and obsessed with a game called Battlefield 2142 in which i gave myself the handle 'Ragenineteen' because I was nineteen and angry. I've always loved cartoons and animation, It's actually one of the 3 things I am good at, the other two being Sport Fishing and rescuing trapped dogs.

YouTube Partnership:
Please share your experience of being a YouTube partner. How has being a YouTube partner helped/changed your business and personal life? Were there any surprises? What are your plans for the future of your channel and YouTube partnership?

Being a Youtube partner has allowed me to move to London and live with the people I used to stare at on the internet every day. It's a frightening stalker's dream come true.

How do you define success? How did you become successful on YouTube? What were your goals for your channel, and how did you achieve them? What would you recommend to newbie partners to be successful on YouTube?

Success is doing what you love and being able to make a living off of it. Having the best friends in the world to share your success helps as well. If you're a newbie just keep doing it and try to collaborate with as many people as you can.

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