YouTube sensation Bhuvan Bam bares it all in the session titled, Broadcasting Your Mind – How to Win the Internet. Those living under the rock won’t know that Bam won the internet with his popular YouTube channel BB Ki Vines. Now they know!
The 24-year-old YouTube star crossed the 10-million subscribers mark just last week. Bhuvan began ‘broadcasting his mind’ at the age of 21.
Whoa! The Insider brings you all the dope on what he said!
The Beginning of BB KI VINES
I was playing in a restaurant before BB Ki Vines happened. My music went on on the side. I first made a video when there were floods in Jammu. A reporter asked a woman, ‘Your child is lost. How do you feel?’ I was surprised. I made a satirical on video and it went viral.
The ratio of people on my Facebook page was 9:1 – Pakstanis:Indians. There were less Indians on my page than people from Pakistan, Dubai or Bangladesh.
A video on Valentine’s Day is how I became known in India.
My parents still ask me to fill forms for bank exams. It is a struggle [convincing parents that what I am doing is successful].
TITU MAMA IN BB KI VINES
The character was very random. Back then, Sameer foodie became very famous. So I needed another character – a mama. Because every mama in the world thinks his bhanja is the best. My mama is the same as Titu mama. After the video, my mama called me up to say it was ‘jordaar’. That’s how Titu mama came into being.
ON PLUS MINUS, HIS NEW SHORT FILM
We’ve tried our best to portray the story of two individuals. Acting is something that I always wanted to do, comedy is something I love doing. It’s not as if I like only comedy. I wanted to explore. There was Divya Dutta ma’am. When the ‘lights, camera, action’ happened, I forgot my lines. She asked me to take it slowly.
YOUTUBE AS A CAREER –TIPS FOR YOUNGSTERS
It is a matter of clicking with the right kind of audience. I tell everyone, anyone’s success or growth cannot be your indicator on when you will become famous. It takes 5 hours, 5 months or 5 years to become famous, depending on the situation. Be a lamba race ka ghoda. I know how tough it is to keep patience. Your relatives will not wish you on your birthday, but they will come to taunt you. It’s better you work for yourself and work with patience. Don’t look at what others have; you will lose what you have.
RACE TO 1 CRORE SUBSCRIBERS WITH AMIT BHADANA
In our mind, there’s no race. Amit [Bhadana] and I are friends. You cannot match two different poles. The content is different. After I reached 1 million subscribers, that was enough for me. I forgot about the numbers. I concentrated on work. The ones who should be bothered about numbers are the ones who are on the other side of the computer screen. You have no time to think about what others are saying.
EARNING MONEY FROM YOUTUBE
If there are views, there is money. The kind of condition YouTube India is in, there is no money. The only money we earn is from brands who have integrations with us. YouTube in India is at 1.5 paisa per some views. Unless and until you are making videos every day and each video is crossing 10 million views, only then you can earn your pocket money.
HOW TO MAKE THE AUDIENCE CLICK
I kept it real. I did not try to do anything fancy. There are 127 videos, all within those four walls. I love it when people send me photos of renovated walls – they have renovated it and made it to resemble my walls. Clicking with the audience is important. They need to relate to you.
So there you have it from Bhuvan Bam’s BB mind how to make it big – by keeping it real! We couldn’t agree more!