Today we’d like to introduce you to Matthew Kuchar.
Matthew, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I first found out about posting on YouTube when I was 8 years old. My brother, Myles who is 2 years older than me and I were messing around filming goofy videos on my cousin’s laptop and instead of clicking save he accidentally clicked a button that said “Export”. I then saw the YouTube logo and my face lit up like a firework. I started to freak out constantly questioning Myles if we can post our video to YouTube. We then made an account and clicked post, I remember staring at the screen till it said “upload completed” I rewatched the video a bunch of times thinking with excitement that everyone’s gonna watch my video then went back to filming random goofy videos and messing around with the edits. A couple of years go by and My mom gets an Apple laptop from work. I then started to use her laptop to film my videos and edit them on iMovie. At the time I was transferring middle schools and had a friend named Mitchell who I met in elementary school transfer schools with me. He introduced me to one of his friends named Gabe Flomo who was one of my first and still best friends till this day, Gabe helped my social ball rolling then I branched off easily making more friends because I was a very social kid. As I started to post more videos on YouTube people started to find out and I slowly started to become known as that kid Matt who makes YouTube videos in middle school, I was having an amazing time in middle school by just being myself with lots of energy having no worry in the world & not caring about anyone’s opinions.
A couple years later I started my freshman year of High School, I slowed down making YouTube videos because of homework, other hobbies and started to let insecurities get to me. I’d post a video here and there throughout high school but I would always feel judged when I would post and let the small things get to me which led me to stop posting for a while. During my Sophomore year, I got into a beautiful relationship that lasted a couple of years but eventually ended because she had experienced college before me and feelings were lost down the road. For a year or so, I felt lost and confused but at the same time started to develop a strong passion and understanding of what self love is.
After high school, I started making YouTube videos again but experimenting with my channel making different types of content and understanding what analytics are. I heavily focused on what brought my channel the most attention which is not bad but I let a lot of it get to my head trying to prove to myself and to others who were doubting me that I could never make it on YouTube and school is the only source of success. Continuously getting burnt out and realizing that I’m only making content for other people led me back to being confused and not being purely happy with myself and the content I produce. I tried to create a short fix to all of this by filming videos only I enjoy but I’d catch myself time and time watching/ stressing about my view count in a toxic manner (still posting videos for other people).
Over these past 2 years of my life being 22 and 23, I have matured quite a bit, learning lots of lessons from taking blame for my own actions, managing being burned out better, understanding my ins and outs and most importantly trying to become my middle school self again. I recently moved into a 1 bedroom apartment alone and am learning more and more everyday about myself, life lessons I can conquer and the type of content I want to produce that makes me purely happy again. I am very excited for my channel to grow and build a strong community to grown with me.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Starting YouTube was not an easy thing at all I had struggled with multiple battles throughout my journey. One of my bigger battles I had to face was understanding not everyone will enjoy your craft as much as you do and people are going to judge you no matter what. After many years of trying to understand that, I was also gaining confidence with being in front of a camera talking to myself in public, mentally trying to shut everyone out around me and ignoring weird looks I may get from people who don’t understand. Another challenge that isn’t easy is brainstorming for ideas, as a smaller channel Its important to hop on things that are trending and hot, coming up with good ideas that will help grow your channel but at the same time finding that balance of enjoying what you create without getting burned out.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a content creator I create various types of videos, reaction, trendy, entertainment but more specifically vlogging my life, taking you with me through my journey of trying to stretch myself out as much as possible as a person while inspiring others that they do the same also showcasing it in a very entertaining way. I’m mostly proud of my confidence, drive and ability to push myself out of my comfort zone proving that I don’t limit myself and showing others that there is no difference between them & I and that they can do it as well. What sets me aside from others is my drive once again, transparently and passion to become the best version of myself for myself.
In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
I really envision myself growing my audience and creating my brand even bigger and collaborating with other brands that match my niche & message. I can see my content bending down to the road as I fully understand and have a stronger grasp where I would love to guild my channel and audience to a message bigger than to “just to be the best version of yourself”. I would love my brand to speak volumes & inspire. I see myself creating merchandise down the road and possibly building my own business and collaborating with other businesses.
- Email: Matthew.Kuchar29@gmail.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattykuch/?hl=en
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattykuch
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Mr100Guy
- Other: https://www.tiktok.com/@mattykuch