So You Wanna Start An Automotive YouTube Channel? – Here's My Story



I’ve had so many people ask me how I got started on YouTube. Also I get asked all the time for advice on starting your very own YouTube Channel. Figured I’d make a quick video giving my experience and hopefully help some of you “take the plunge”. This YouTube channel has been absolutely life changing for myself, I encourage all of you to take the first step and start a channel today.

This is a different style of video for the channel so let me know if you liked it. I’d love to make a few more video’s on the subject if that’s something y’all would find interesting.

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31 thoughts on “So You Wanna Start An Automotive YouTube Channel? – Here's My Story

  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    Thanks, Dan! As an old (63) hot rodder, been thinking for some time about doing this. Have a body and paint background, with metalwork being my passion. Have an old (50) chevy pick up, thought about documenting it on You Tube, think I will, thanks! Brian, aka Karno, or Reverend Karno!

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    I would like to see a video on Murs car collection or projects keep up the good work

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    Dan your honesty and matter of fact attitude is great. Would you share what kind of day job you have

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    Like the fact that you were open enough to take the time and talk about your YouTube experience. I subscribed to your channel a little while ago. I like what your doing on your channel. Although I don't always agree about how you do things sometimes but I seldomly leave comments but when I do I generally leave a positive comment yes im one of those older guys that watch your videos and am a gearhead myself and have spent my whole career as a mechanic. Been thinking about starting my own YouTube channel but the time it takes up like you said is what limits me from doing it. Good luck and keep the content coming 👍👍

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    I`ve watched a bunch of your vids.
    I always like them.
    I`ve noticed you`re pretty straight forward, matter of fact & occasionally a tiny amount of dry humor seeps through.
    I`ve never heard you curse nor have I seen you with a beer can.
    I grew up around the stuff you do & in spite of being female have some skills myself.
    In fact, my 3rd car, when I was 15, was a five/seven. A 210, 2dr post car.
    It looked just about like Dani`s.
    It had sat in a garage for years, but I put 5 gal of fresh gas, a battery & 2 tires on it & drove it home for $35 dollars in the early 70`s.
    (The other tires went flat on the way home & had to go grab a couple more spares)
    Eventually it got a 283 Vette motor & 4speed.
    Then I fell in love with a 68 Charger R/T 440 so the Chevy had to go!
    My 1st car was a Plymouth Savoy…I think it was a 1950 & I drove it on the farm in Minnesota when I was 11.
    (My Grandma talked with an accent very similar to yours, don`cha know?)
    So, I hope you don`t mind my smart alecky comments. It`s all just good fun & me trying to be supportive.
    I think you are both VERY SPECIAL & no, I`m not making a "short bus" reference!
    (Okay, so I just did, eh?)
    I`m just going to advise you, for what it`s worth, about body work.
    So, it`s not for everybody & I understand you saying you`re not too into it.
    It`s more of a necessary evil in your case.
    Still, you might like it better, or hate it less, if you became better at it, not that you`re bad at it.
    (There`s Youtube videos about it, eh?)
    Maybe watch them in your "spare" time after you finish reading my book here?
    …but you could spend less time (& munny) making less mess & dust to achieve the same
    (or better) result, by spreading less filler & using a cheese grater before it completely hardens.
    Also use a guide coat of a darker primer to find low spots.
    Less primer, filler, less dust, less electricity, time, muscle/effort & clean up.
    It`s like keeping money in your pocket & you will literally $ave HOUR$ too!
    How do you like getting body work advice from a Grandma?
    Luv Ya, MEAN IT!

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    GDAY DAN,an excellent concisely explained workings of an YouTube channel, but as a 55 yr old tradesman with 40 yes experience in the mechanical trade,there is some advice I've noted,there are 3 things you never loan,or they come ba?ck fuc###,1!= your chainsaw,2= your car trailer or 3= your wife/girlfriend?

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    You say that you not very skilled, but I’d respectfully disagree. You have a ton a great content and your vids are entertaining and informative. You and Danni are a down to earth couple doing what you love. You inspire people to get into their own projects and for that you deserve a huge pat on the back. Keep doing great stuff while you enjoy it.

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    I think it’s pretty awesome that you are very encouraging to everyone else to take the jump and start a channel. I also think it’s great that your real motivation is to get other people involved in saving old cars and hot rods! You are correct that they aren’t going to be around forever. Wish they all could be saved! New cars have some cool features but they just don’t have that character.

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    I hope you prosper more in the future with all of this, what got me hooked on your channel is, here is a guy in his two car garage churning out cool cars. That's real world. No big bucks budget, just hard work and dedication. Thanks for doing this for all of us blue collar workers. I appreciate kicking back and watching your channel.

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    Dan, as you mentioned in this video you have a lot of " older guys " that watch and subscribe to the channel. I think the reason is this, Most of these older guys also worked on these tri 5 cars too, and even back in the '70s these cars were considered old. Also, the fact that you look like us when we were young Long hair, and working in a small garage with minimal tools Even though by yesterdays standards you have a lot of fancy tools…lol

    You do remind me of myself back in the day-long hair and all. I think in my opinion you should keep working on these cars because your audience will stay interested in this content. If you go to motorcycles or something

    other than hot rods you may lose some of this niche. Good luck and keep on keeping on…

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    only saw your chan today for th first time .. thanks for this .. you remind of me and my mate when younger mucking around in the garage doing up our cars .. and thats why you appeal to so many .. also like how you explain what your going to do then show it done . keep being yourself and making cool cars

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    Thanks for the video. My concern is that I'm so boring there wouldn't be enough content lol. Also to be able to afford materials/ parts to make the content would be months apart. So I'm still on the fence but the advice will help greatly.

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    Recently stumbled onto your channel good honest stuff keep er comin bud besides who doesn't love a tri 5 chevy 👍

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    very helpful video bro. I needed this question answered and you laid it out there for me.

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    I think the reason your Youtube channel works is that you are an everyday "Average Joe" like the most of us that is working on projects trying to figure out how to do MORE with less access to expensive tools or services. Also, you are showing people how to build functional cars that are NOT OVERLY done up car show Queens that can be driven and also a safe,sound vehicle at the same time. ( Chassis,steering,and brake systems are CRUTIAL !!!! ) I have owned a few of both kinds,but it is much more fun to get something running and driving on a minimum budget most days. I am working on another square body Chev right now as I type this myself.

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    I love the channel, and your open no fuss manner is warming. Started watching the channel with the 57 blue Chevy … really enjoy following the projects from start to finish, that’s what is so cool… really fascinating about the time and effort the channel takes.. cheers

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    I have the same love and passion you have for car's eat drink sleep but I lack the support and zero freinds so that's my down fall but I'm not giving up….

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    Thanks for the tips. I made one video and 1 video slideshow and realized how much time it takes to edit and upload on an old laptop so i kinda gave up. I got a new computer that should speed that up but my 58 chevy project is nearly done so im not sure if ill get back into it or not. Im a remodeler by trade so that was another avenue i considered filming but havent been to serious. I do enjoy relaxing after work watching guys like you bust their knuckles instead. Keep it up youre on a roll!

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    I truly love watching your videos ,you have great content and I've learned alot .
    I just wish I had the money to buy and a place to build something .
    I'm 61 disabled ,my issue is that I don't have enough strength to do alot of stuff like wrenching because of my back and other issues .
    I build model cars

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    Very interesting video, thanks for the information. Just curious, does You Tube pay more money when people like the videos or put comments in the videos? Just wondering if I take the time to put in comments, does that help you make more money?

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  • February 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm
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    Dan I appreciate every video you guys publish. It's great to see to see all the badass hotrod on the channel! Keep up the great work!

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