This week, Cory speaks to entrepreneur, actor, investor and social media creative and mogul Jake Paul, who’s well-known for founding modern-day media conglomerate TeamDom, the talent incubator Team 10, starring in Disney’s Bizaardvark, partner and co-founder of venture capital firm TGZ capital and is currently one of the biggest YouTube stars, boasting over 11.2 million subscribers and over 2.6 billion views, at only 20 years of age. In this weeks episode, Jake talks about how he first started in social media, what made him stand out, the various controversies throughout his career and what you can do to get your content seen.
Jake Paul (@JakePaul) is a 20-year-old with a massive following and influence. The actor and YouTuber has over 11.4M subscribers on YouTube and his videos have been viewed more than 2.6B times. Jake, an Ohio native, is also the founder of Team 10 and starred on Disney Channel’s Bizaardvark.
Jake’s biggest competition is his own brother Logan Paul, who has over 12.6M YouTube subscribers. The brothers have a long history of competing against each other that goes back to the first time they took their dad’s video camera when Jake was 10-years-old.
In this episode with host Cory Levy (co-founder of After School, Internapalooza), Jake shares advice for other content creators, including the importance of persevering and working harder than anyone else. “If it’s really what you want to do and it makes you happy, then you should never ever stop. Hard work beats talent 10 times over.” During this episode, Jake also talks about how he became the #1 star on YouTube, controversy, and how he deals with criticism.
Jake is still just getting started with his brand and has big plans for the future. “I feel like I have so much more to offer to the world, and so much potential and so many more ideas and creativeness.”
How Jake Paul got started as a content creator. “My dad was like, “I’m going to start filming your games for you so that you could get even better and better and better”. He got this video camera that my brother and I decided would be a good idea to take and start recording anything we’re doing around the house, our day-to-day life, comedy videos”
Jake talks about his original goal of becoming a Navy SEAL
“I know how to sell a brand and create excitement around something and so when you combine those two together, entertaining and marketing it’s like things start to go crazy”
“If it’s really what you want to do and it makes you happy, then you should never ever stop and hard work beats talent 10 times over in the space”
What has been most important to Jake Paul’s success
Jake Paul’s biggest challenge
How Jake deals with negative comments
Who Jake looks up to
“A lot of new creators become content, meaning they’re like, “Oh, I blew up and now I can chill”. I see it all the time. It’s a terrible habit and trait”
What Jake has learned from his network
“I feel like I have so much more to offer to the world, and so much potential and so many more ideas and creativeness”
What Jake wants to get better at
Jake answers “What do you think you guys did differently than those before you?”
Jake’s advice for people who want to join Team 10
Why Jake is leaving L.A.
How music is evolving into “musictainment”
Jake Paul on being a perfectionist