A young Indian quit his job and worked on his passion for traveling and bikes. Here’s the amazing story of Anurag Dobhalwho is now a famous YouTuber.
Anurag Dobhal, who is 23 years old, once had sleepless nights as he was worried about the future, but now he starts every day with excitement.
Dobhal grew up in a low-income family, and his family struggled financially throughout his childhood. Dobhaldeveloped a minor tumour in his head as a toddler, therefore he was on medicine until he was 11 years old to treat it. Because Dobhal’s medicines needed to be kept in a cold place, his father purchased a refrigerator for the first time. Anurag Dobhalbecame a teacher, when he grew up, and started his YouTube channel in 2018 for a passive income. He is from the hills, where people were unfamiliar with content makers and online platforms even three years ago.
Dobhal was doing a lot of things at the same time in 2018. After he came from college during the day, Dobhal would teach local children at his home. And at night, he would edit his motor vlogging videos. Dobhal’s artistic outlet had become mounting a camera on his helmet and speaking into it while riding to college. The most major shift occurred when India declared a state of emergency. Dobhal’s pupils were unable to attend, and even with online classes, his income was reduced to one-third of what it had been. Normally, he would make 20,000 per month, but during the lockdown, he was able to make just Rs. 7,000. On top of that, the cost of living, like always, were increasing. Dobhal asked his father to support him for a year one day last year.
He says, “I was doing a lot of things, but the end result was still poor. That’s when my father suggested I devote all of my time to this YouTube channel and see where it takes me. I wouldn’t say it happened overnight, but things did become viral on social media in a very short period of time. After a year of full-time vlogging, we’ve grown to 1.3 million subscribers on YouTube. I used to have sleepless nights worrying about the future and how I would thrive, but I am so grateful for any recognition and acceptance I received.”
Anurag Dobhal travels nearly all the time of the year. He has visited Nepal, Leh-Ladakh, Rajasthan, and will be going to Assam and Meghalaya later this month.
Dobhal says, “Even though I am virtually always on the move, I never feel tired; perhaps this is because I follow my passion, which encourages me to explore as much as possible. I’ve discovered that when a person’s finances are steady, he is in a better mental and emotional state. I now wake up every morning with a sense of anticipation. When I think back on everything I’ve been through as an individual and what my family has been through, I realise all those difficulties were worthwhile.”