We were hesitant to mention this one at first because we don’t want this to feel like some elaborate self-promotion scheme, but we think the idea is that this a tool made by small YouTubers for small YouTubers so talking about that fact made sense. We made this tool and we made it 100% free because we love the community and we want to do something cool for it.
Of all of our projects, our channel has been the longest running. We have been on YouTube for a little over 3 years now, and over 2 channels we’ve posted over 500 videos. We’ve had our ups and downs. We’ve experienced the times where YouTube is the only thing we can think about and the times where we don’t feel the passion, but in the end, we’ve always been small YouTubers, and we always will be at heart.
Of all of our projects, this is possibly the most interesting. During the summer of 2015, we had an idea for a tool that could help small YouTubers easily find other passionate creators to collaborate with. We went through the entire planning stage and got really excited because of all the ideas we were having, but then the summer ended and Carl went back to school, and Ben moved to Los Angeles and the project got pushed to the back.
Then a few months ago we randomly picked the project up again, refreshed our ideas and developed an actual working version. We have since released this version and saw in our first week a community of over 120 small channels form around us.
It’s really super cool and we totally didn’t expect it to work out like this.
Now, of course, SideKick is still in beta and we’re hoping to add a lot more to it to make it more functional and look much nicer. If you have any suggestions, by all means, send us an email.