Welcome to YouTube Millionaires, where we profile channels that have recently crossed the one million subscriber mark. There are channels crossing this threshold every week, and each has a story to tell about YouTube success. Read previous installments of YouTube Millionaires here.
No true Scotsman would ignore the ChaBoyyHD YouTube channel. There, an upbeat Scottish gamer named Cha shares his best moments from video game franchises like Grand Theft Auto and Battlefield. Cha, who is partnered with BroadbandTV, recently surpassed one million subscribers. In order to get his thoughts on his accomplishments and his overall YouTube career, we sent some questions his way. Here are his responses:
Tubefilter: How does it feel to have 1 million subscribers? What do you want to say to your fans?
ChaBoyyHD: It feels ace! Definitely worth all the hard work. To the fans and everyone involved, I want to say thank you! I could not have done this without you.
TF: What’s your favorite thing about running a YouTube gaming channel and why?
CB: I love that I can just live my normal life and upload awesome videos to YouTube. I would say my favourite part is sharing my greatest gaming moments with the people who love to watch!
TF: What’s been the best moment of your entire YouTube career?
CB: Meeting my fans who have helped to make all this happen! It’s amazing to be able to interact with people in real life who have watched my videos.
TF: How long does it take you to collect funny moments from your gaming and turn them into a video?
CB: Generally with an hour of gaming, I can produce a 6-10 minute video. We surround ourselves with comedic individuals so it doesn’t take long to get the ball rolling on some funny stuff!
TF: How does your online success affect your family life?
CB: I always make sure my family comes first. If I’m being honest, I have a small family and only a few know I have a following on YouTube.
TF: Tell us about the process behind your most popular video, the “Battlefield 3 – Everyday I’m Javelin.” How did you come up with the idea, what went into making it, etc.?
CB: I was grouping with a bunch of German dudes at the time, they came up with the idea and created the video. I take no credit in their masterpiece but I did help promote the video to get it to where it is today.
TF: You have a lot of pictures of your dog and kid on your Instagram. Do you ever plan to start doing vlogging to document your life with them?
CB: As much as I’d like to, unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll vlog my dog or child anytime soon. As much as I like watching vlogs, I think for me it’s a little too personal to show what I get up to with my family and friends in real life. Maybe one day, but for now you’ll have to continue to enjoy the pictures! 😀
TF: If you could be invited to any game developer studio to test their newest game, which company would it be and why?
CB: Rockstar Games in New York to try to convince them to get their skips on with Red Dead Redemption!
TF: What’s next for your channel? Anything fun?
CB: I have some big plans so you’re going to have to tune in to make sure you don’t miss em! 😀