in the early Summer of 2017, my best friend and I were talking about what hobby we should find and try. He was showing me some drone videos on Youtube. The very day after, I found a Phantom4 drone in an online store and bought it. We started flying around where we live. At the beach, in the forest, the mountains. First, it was difficult to steer it. But after some hours of practice, we required the skillset to fly it well…
After some months, I meet one of Norway’s biggest Youtuber’s, He is truly a good friend mine now. I thought it was cool to know who he was. And see what he accomplished. I start sending him some pictures just for fun when I was filming. Every time I sent some pictures to him, he was so supporting and uplifting. After a while, we were starting to hang out. But we never spoke about Youtube, not quite sure why.
Summer 2018 we were hiking in the mountains, I just bought a New Drone/Mavic Pro that we were supposed to try out. We were talking about everything that day. He told me to try to sell the video clips I shoot with my drone, ”there is a big market for that on the Internet”…
But I didn’t quite believe that… it somehow sounded too good to be true? Later that day he asked me to join him at Youtube, but my response was, no. ”I don’t have the time”.
”The reason I’m saying no is that I don’t want you to be disappointed if I say yes now and 3 months later had disappointed you somehow.”
I told him that I respect you and our friendships worth more than this opportunity. When the Summer of 2018 was over, he had asked me so many times to start a channel together…
In Agust, I said yes. We can try. We found a channel name together, the name was Nature Healing Society. The first week in September we uploaded ore first music video,
my youtube partner (Big Role Model) Is a great music editor. He was and are providing me music and I make the movies in the way I that I like them. I want my own Style. Youtube is big, and we have many competitors. So we had to make excellent visual content. In the beginning, I was filming almost everything my self. But there are some stock sites on the Internet that we subscribe to and pay for licenses to use their videoes on youtube. This is called a royalty-free license.
It took us 2 months to reach Youtube Monetization Partnership access. We needed 1000 subscribers to our channel and a minimum of 4000 minutes watch time in total to join the Youtube partnership. After 4 weeks, I got a mail from Youtube statting that they had accepted our work and our channel for monetization…
I will never forget that day, that’s was very big for me and It still is today. After some months with hard work, I decided to bring in more people into the Nature Healing Society team. I didn’t have the time to edit my videos and nature clips alone… I ask a good old friend of mine to join us and she was very happy to help us! So I bought her a Gopro7 black and showed her how to film and what to record!
We were also very lucky to get in touch with two other amazing people outside of Norway that are working with us and delivers nature videos to us. Around May month in 2018 we also discussed to release a website before the Summer, I was very lucky to meet two highly-skilled computer geniuses the year before. I was asking them to help create a homepage for us. They said yes we will gladly help you, they told us that they have a supplier for eco-friendly clothing. We have discussed that idea, and find out that we would give it a try.
I sett up meeting With DHL and found a solution together. They will help us with shipping out from Norway. 10 Months after we Started NHS, many things have happened. If I look back in September last year. I had never thought all this would happen so fast. I have learned so much in so little time. I have got so many New friends through NHS. Every time when we post a new video I check my mobile many times to see how the videos are going when I am at my regular job.
When I read all the comments we get on our work, that means so much. Sometimes it can take some days before I reply to them. But I read all of them, every time. I have skipped a lot of things and sacrificed much in dedication to the last year. But if I had the opportunity to do the same one more time I would have done the same choices.
Thank you so much for this opportunity, thank you for everything my best workmate and role model. I am very proud of how far we have come and what’ve created since starting to fly the drone 10 months ago.