LaToya Forever is a creator that’s had her videos and vlogs viewed over 200,000,000 times on YouTube. She first joined YouTube in 2009, and has gone on to build a community of supportive viewers by consistently uploading quality content ever since. However, there’s a story behind every creator’s rise.
No two journeys’ of YouTube creators are ever the same, for which LaToya has a unique story of her own. She spent the past year writing “LaToya’s Life: Uncut Mishaps of a YouTube Star“, which gives an in-depth look at her hustle, approach, and pathway to building a successful online business through her YouTube channel.
As you know, we love catching up with creators in the YouTube community anytime they’re involved with something cool, so we recently had a chat with LaToya on her book:
Thanks for joining us! So, how did this all start? What inspired you to write?
First, thank you so much for always showcasing work from video creators! I thoroughly enjoy this very informative platform you guys have.
What started it all? I probably get an email or more every day from supporters who ask for advice on starting their YouTube venture and/or sharing their self-esteem concerns. Coincidently a publishing company messaged me, and I connected with them when I was in Miami, and everything after that has been history.
Like they say the stars aligned, it was meant to be. It was very challenging writing a book, as it was a new project. I just chipped at it for 9 months. I think what kept me going was the idea of knowing that my book would have an opportunity to make a difference for someone who was seeking to make a difference. I am glad to be able to share my story and provide as much tough-love advice to all the readers.
Can you tell us a bit about your book, and what readers can expect?
In my book, I take readers through the real journey of LaToya Forever. How I started looking for an outlet to express, how I dealt with naysayers, my relationship with my family, and importantly, how I developed the mindset to JUST GO and achieve what’s yours!
Readers can expect a fun yet fresh look into my life and find inspiration to ignite the fire within. I truly want my readers to take action so in this book I give them enough reasons for them to make the leap to their calling.
Is there a chapter that really stands out to you?
I think every chapter plays a major role in the overall theme of the book, but the first chapter sets the tone for the book, so I would have to say the first chapter. The first chapter is actually available for free to read, so I invite all to read it here.
How did you find the writing process?
I have never written a book. The most I have done was a 20-page eBook a few years ago. It was certainly a challenge. I had to find balance being a mother of 2, a wife, a full-time video creator with 2 active channels, and finding the time to write.
I wish I had the luxury of flying to an island resort for 2-3 months, and just being able to write while looking at the beach, but life doesn’t work like that. Also, at times, I was drained from my overall day, and I didn’t want to write, but thankfully I have a supportive family who was there to just motivate me, but also to share stories which ended up being incorporated into the book.
What’s something you enjoyed sharing in the book that readers can expect?
I enjoyed sharing stories about my family. It was definitely cool going back in memory lane and to see how things have evolved to today. Readers can expect tons of stories and motivation.
Can you tell us about any messages in your book for readers?
One message I would like to share is that people are going to judge whatever you do. If your fear is to be judged or rediculed, then the action steps in my book will help put things into perspective, so you can really prioritize what’s important to you. I also talk about developing a bulletproof mindset that helps you take massive action to achieve.
On behalf of Vlog Nation, we’d like to thank LaToya for joining us. Be sure to check out the official page for her book at LaToyaForeverBook.com
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