Yes, it is true, boy wonder has started his own YouTube channel!
He has been talking about this for a while and I have had my reservations - you know, with the internet being a big scary place. So I had a good think and decided that with some guidelines in place it would be OK.
He wanted to start the channel for a couple of reasons:
First, he thought it would be fun. Fun, I am down with that and we came up with the idea of food tasting because he LOVES trying new foods and sometimes (I wish I had videoed them all!) his reaction is hysterical.
Second, he wants to learn how to make money! Again, seems like a reasonable request for a 10 year old. Since selling cookies or doing a lemonade stand really isn't the done thing here, in fact I don't ever recall ever seeing kids trying to make money here! An alternative idea was needed.
Third, he thought it would be good for picky eaters to see that trying new foods can be fun, even if they taste horrid. He can't get his head around friends that won't try foods!
Now, I have no idea whether this little venture of his will ever make any money, he doesn't have a product (as of yet) so it will only be from ads shown on the video and you need a decent amount of traffic to make that happen. So we are embarking on a learning a new set of skills, together we are learning the tricks of the trade and we will see where this takes us!
The rules we have in place...
1. He only uses his nickname online (as you know I have been doing this for years)
2. He never shares where we live other than in Japan
3. All comments will be moderated by me (if anything mean or nasty is said, they will have to deal with mama bear!)
4. If it stops being fun, we stop doing it.
5. I have the right to amend the rules if I see the need to do so (hahaha need the clause in there!)
Here are the first couple of episodes, it will make his day if you click through to You Tube and subscribe, give him and thumbs up or even leave him a lovely comment! (on youtube not here!) Ta.
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