My First Video – Zoella, Tobuscus and KSI


Making your first YouTube video can be a daunting experience, and the chances are you’ll be worrying about keeping sound levels solid and shots in focus. In the end, though, you just need to make that leap. For these YouTubers, their first online video has paved the way to millions of views and a growing fan base across the world.

If you’re nervous about taking that first step towards YouTube stardom, perhaps seeing the first videos from these popular creators will give you the confidence boost you need. Read on!


Uploaded 17th December 2009

Although this may not be the first video she ever made, it’s the oldest one still available to watch on Zoella’s YouTube channel, showing the massive progress that the British star has made as a YouTuber over the years.

60 Things In My Bedroom sees the beauty vlogger share one of her first ever tag videos, which she has continued to do over the last few years.

In the video description, Zoe wrote: “I will be doing a room tour, but I had seen a few of these videos & I always love watching them, so I figured I would do one too. For some reason, although I have done everything the same way, the quality is not as good on this video, which makes me feel like a failure!”

If you want more old-school Zoella, make sure you check out The Old Days: Zoella on YouTubewhere you can see what the entertainer’s channel looked like with less than 4,000 subscribers!


Uploaded 23rd June 2006

A fresh-faced Toby Turner first appeared on YouTube over 9 years ago and to prove how old it is, the video description even has a link to Toby’s Myspace page!

What I’d do with the remote from Click was an improvised sketch and now has over 800,000 views.

Fans of Tobuscus will notice that it’s not quite the same style as his kid-friendly content that you come to expect on his channel these days, with a few swear words scattered through the video. Cheeky.


Uploaded 31st January 2010

It’s hard to believe that the first video from the world’s most popular FIFA YouTuber wasn’t actually a football video, but was actually based on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

The first video on KSI’s channel features 30 seconds of footage from a Care Package kill. The content feels pretty bare without his trademark voice-over and hilarious editing style. Another Modern Warfare video was shared just a few days later, and the channel then went quiet for over a year.

Which of these videos is your favourite? Let us know by tweeting us at @TubeChum.

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Daniel Mackrell

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Journalist. Former Winchester Student. Chelsea fan. @WINOL Alumnus. Co-editor, @TubeChum.