Written By: Lalo Mata
Published: March 18, 2020
One of Sacramento’s most famous youtube faces, Laura Grace, has plans to become bigger and better each year
Laura has an impressive 255,000 subscribers on youtube despite just being in high school. Being a senior in high school can be a hassle to work around school, having a social life, and all the stress that comes with it.
Having the impact she has now on the younger generation of girls is something she holds value to. As younger kids nowadays become more familiar with her work and fantasize more about becoming famous youtubers like Laura, she oftentimes is looked at as a role model and someone who could teach them.
She’s become an entrepreneur with her merchandise for fans as well as selling items and providing giveaways in the past. Gaining the amount of YouTube influence she has, Laura has worked with Sephora Collection, David’s Bridal, Princess Polly, and more. Table Rock is the lucky agency that was able to sign Laura as an influencer and even give her trips to Coachella and other fun places.
In the Sacramento community, it’s likely to hear her name when it comes to young sensations. From fans running up to her and the attention she gets in public, it’s hard to imagine that this is just the beginning to a long and successful career for Laura.
What made you become interested in vlogging your daily life?
“I’ve always had a love and passion for editing and filming videos and skits. I’ve done it pretty much my whole childhood. It was definitely a creative outlet for me so eventually I started posting my videos on YouTube.”
Starting a youtube channel can be confusing and frustrating for a lot of people, especially younger kids. It’s important to love what you do and to invest in yourself as early as you can.
At what age did you consider taking youtube seriously?
“I’d say around 14 I started taking YouTube seriously and realized this really is a business and could be something special.”
What tips would you give to people wanting to start youtube?
“Tips I would give someone starting out would be to stay cautious of what you’re doing, but don’t overthink it. The things you say or do can come back to bite you or have a negative impact on you in the future, but have fun and don’t let people's opinions ruin your new creative outlet.”
When starting a new creative outlet, it could be very easy to get caught up in the fear of judgment. Laura came from the same place in the beginning and now she is able to impact thousands of people everyday.Laura encourages everyone to take that leap of faith in what you want to do in your life and to do it as best as you can, not just a life on YouTube.
How do you balance youtube with school and social life?
“I honestly have a very hard time balancing my YouTube/school/spending time with my friends. I try to upload at least once a week; it takes a day to film and it can take anywhere from one day to three days to edit a video depending on what type of video it is. As far as school, I try to make school a priority before YouTube. And when it comes to my friends, I really try to involve them in my videos as much as possible because it makes it more fun for me. Plus I get to spend more time with them.”
People may often think that being a YouTuber can be easy work with everything else in life. Laura is one of the few in our area that has what it takes to balance everything thrown her way and looks to do it with ease.
In the future, once she’s allowed more time for her work, it’ll be exciting to see how big she will grow in her career and how many people will follow her there.
What influence do you have on younger kids?
“Most of my audience are young girls that watch my videos- anywhere from preteen to actual teenage girls. A lot of these girls look up to me, so it’s hard sometimes because as I grow older I definitely want to evolve and change up and make my videos more mature, but in the back of my mind, I have to realize the audience I have.”
As she gets ready for life after high school it could become a tough transition for her. Her audience has to evolve just as much as she does, but it’ll be fun to witness the growth in maturity that Laura brings in her future videos.
What is your long-term goal in your career?
“My long-term goal is to hopefully make a full-time career out of my YouTube channel. I have a lot of YouTube goals that I have accomplished and still would like to accomplish in the future. I feel like I have and created a very unique opportunity for myself that a lot of people don’t understand so I want to take the most advantage of it that I can”
Laura plans for a bright future in the YouTube business and the future only goes up for her. Excitement is what describes her and as the fans continue to grow, her career begins to skyrocket. To say she’s a star is an understatement, but we plan to see that star grow much bigger later on in her career.