YouTube’s iJustine Gives Tips On How To Be A Web-Celeb [VIDEO]

June 7, 2010 12:45 pm

Our camera’s caught up with YouTube sensation, iJustine, on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards, as she revealed her thoughts on her rising success and advice to those who want to pursue a career like hers.

iJustine has been working hard posting YouTube videos for years now, but she says that part of the reason she’s been at it so adamantly is because of her lack of friendships as a kid. “Honestly it’s the interaction between with everyone online like I love connecting with people, I love talking with people and it’s kind of funny because I grew up in the middle of nowhere so I didn’t have any friends that lived close to me, so as soon as the Internet came out I was like this is amazing,” she told us.

For those who want to follow in her footsteps she recommends you, “be honest and open with your audience and just be real people love to watch real people…and be passionate, passion is definitely the key.”

Right now she’s “working on a few things but my main focus is just making good YouTube videos and having a good time and bringing my audience along for the ride.”

The ride has been a long one she explains, “It’s been hard at first, I mean I quit my job and I was like, ‘I want to be doing this stuff online full time,’ and now three years later I feel confident that this is the way to go.”

Among her favorite YouTube channels are “Rhett and Link.” “They make amazing music videos with all original content and they are hilarious,” she says.

As for being in the coveted position of being added by @iJustine on twitter, she encourages, “send me a good tweet!”