"Just because it’s hard to get, doesn’t mean that’s what I’m supposed to be doing."

Eric Wen (YT: Eric Wen TW: @EricWenVlogs IG: @EricWenVlogs FB: Eric Wen Productions) is a vlogger and full-time videographer.  He’s also the co-host of The Pitter Patter Podcast with Eric and Jed.

In his last year of college, Eric dropped out of pre-med to pursue a career as a freelance videographer and content creator. Since then he’s vlogged weekly on his YouTube channel, traveled to Costa Rica for work and to learn Spanish, and makes a living doing what he loves.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • How he told his Asian parents that he was dropping out of pre-med and doing full-time videography
  • How he found his first paying clients (and how much they paid him) and how long it took him to decide and prepare to start his own business
  • How he decided to start his YouTube channel and stay consistent with weekly vlogging
  • The magic of MKBHD and why Eric watches every single MKBHD video, even though he’s not looking to buy anything
  • How he uses his friends to help him make videos that connect

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play , or on your favorite podcast platform. (I use Pocket Casts for iOS and Desktop / or Podcast Addict for free on Android).

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Selected Links from the Episode

I was like, “What would it actually look like if I made videos for money, instead of being a doctor?” — Eric Wen

People Mentioned

I like making people think about old things in a new way. — Eric Wen

Correction: In the podcast intro, I mention that Eric is a daily vlogger and that he dropped out of med school. Eric is a weekly vlogger and he dropped out of pre-med (undergraduate).