Please tell us a bit about yourself. What is your name, your channel name? Where are you from, your fanbase?
My name is Rinus Dijkstra, I am a singer from Drachten, in the North of Holland. My channel is called Rinuszingt. Deborah, my girlfriend, is the woman dancing in the latest videos. First, I was only famous in the region where I live, then the entire Dutch population checked my videos, and now I've made a video with Don Diablo & Diplo, so now I'm famous worldwide.
Please tell us how it all started. How and when did you start creating videos? When did you decide to be active on YouTube and become a partner? What was your first video on YouTube?
It all started two years ago. When my song 'Hey Marlous' was popular on YouTube, I became famous. Maybe it was because of the great styling, maybe because of the beautiful lyrics (hey Marlous, I want to shower with you) or maybe because of my great singing skills, but everybody was talking about the video. Just four months ago, I started the 'Rinuszingt' channel. Since YouTube videos are the most important part of my career, I wanted my own channel.
Please explain your channel. What's the story behind your channel? How did you come up with your channel concept?
The concept is simple: my own official music videos. Not a concept I had to think about for years. Sometimes, the best things in life are simple.
Please share your experience of being a YouTube partner. How has being a YouTube partner helped/changed your business and personal life? Were there any surprises? What are your plans for the future of your channel and YouTube partnership?
Being a partner made it easier to regulate the videos. It's really important now that everything is OK. My fans are really waiting for the new videos. My career depends on the YouTube videos. And the future? Life is a big surprise to me. Let's make it a YouTube roller coaster.
How do you define success? How did you become successful on YouTube? What were your goals for your channel, and how did you achieve them? What would you recommend to newbie partners to be successful on YouTube?
Success is waking up smiling every day. I have millions of people watching my YouTube videos. And every morning, the viewing numbers increase. So, cheers!
Being successful is only possible when you stay close to yourself. Show who you really are on YouTube.
Please tell us what inspires you. Do you have a particular creative aesthetic? Are there other YouTube channels you watch, creators you admire?
The creativity is all natural to me. Especially, Deborah's creativity is endless. There's nobody like us.
Anything you want the YouTube audience to know about you, your channel, or being a YouTube Partner?
Always be prepared. We might do something unexpected.
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