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TEM 57: Lauren Pierce on Building a Popular YouTube Channel, Knowing When to Quit and Teaching Herself How to Code

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TEM 57: Lauren Pierce on Building a Popular YouTube Channel, Knowing When to Quit and Teaching Herself How to Code

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TEM 57: Lauren Pierce on Building a Popular YouTube Channel, Knowing When to Quit and Teaching Herself How to Code

Lauren Pierce is a professional bass player, teacher and entrepreneur.

Topics Covered:

  • How she went from only being accepted to one music school to being a professional bass player
  • Why she changed course multiple times before she even finished school
  • How isolation after school and a lack of anyone to perform for inspired her to start her incredibly popular YouTube Channel
  • How she always jumps in head first whenever she tackles any new project
  • What she learned by having a less-than-ideal first video shoot
  • How she went from being terrified of video editing to loving it
  • How you don't know what you don't know when you are first embarking on a new task
  • How her online content directly led to her getting an agent
  • How she built her Skype lesson studio
  • What went into deciding to go with a membership-based model for online lessons
  • Why she joined Codecademy and learned how to code
  • Being willing to email Wordpress support 10x a day until she understood everything
  • How all failures are a learning opportunity
  • When to quit and when not to quit
  • How she prioritizes things

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Favorite Quote:

"The work never stops. You just get better at opening those doors."

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