The Senior Tuber Community With Fran Asaro

The Charla Anderson Show | Fran Asaro | Senior Tuber


Finding the perfect blend of her love of content creation and helping those ready to share wisdom, stories, and legacy, Fran Asaro created the ‘Senior Tuber’ Community for like-minded creators to support one another.

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The Senior Tuber Community With Fran Asaro

Good, beautiful day, you beautiful, beautiful souls. This is Charla Anderson, the host of The Charla Anderson Show collector and connector of fascinating people, and everyone is fascinating, especially YOU! Thank you for joining us. I am so excited. We got Fran Asaro, my fun friend from The Senior Tuber who we will be introducing to you in just a moment on the Win Win Women platform that I love and Podetize that I love, and all these streaming services that are out there that I don’t know anything about, but they’re there.

I love to begin my little show with a 22-second mini vacation. It’s a 22-second breathing exercise. We’re going to breathe in calm for seven seconds, hold for four, and then breathe out gratitude for eleven seconds. Let’s jump into that. I’m ready. Set. Here we go. Breathe in calm for seven, hold, and release. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. Let’s do that multiple times a day with all these techy devices we so often are attached to in this frenetic world we’re in that just gets you back settled. Thank you for joining me with that.

All About Fran

Fran Asaro whom I met a few months ago now through Podetize has created a group called The Senior Tuber. It’s not necessarily about mature. It’s about people who want to go at their own pace and learn how to be a YouTuber and perhaps even make money at it. Fran Asaro is joining us from Florida and we’re going to have so much fun. She makes us laugh. I’m in a small group of YouTube creators and we laugh a lot. If you’re not having fun, what’s the point? Fran, tell me who you are in this world and a bit about what you do as well.

First of all, I want to thank you, Charla. I am so honored that you invited me here. I’ve been waiting all day like a little kid. I’m doing a bunch of stuff waiting and watching my clock to get here. I said to you I feel like this is going to be one of the warmest and most loving shows I’ve ever done because of who you are. Thank you.

No pressure.


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I just know it will be. Let’s put it that way. I’m Fran Asaro and I’m a lifelong entrepreneur, but in the past few years, I was trying to take my content creation to another level because I wasn’t doing well. Even though I was on YouTube for years, I dove in. I took academies. I learned about what I was doing, and then it was like a light bulb moment when I realized what I didn’t know was the reason that my channel wasn’t doing anything.

However, just knowing that and doing my content creating was not enough because I’ve been a life and business coach for many years now. I thought, “Why can’t I teach this to people my age?” The academy I took was amazing, but it came at me like a fire hose. I thought, “There have got to be other people that would want this at a slower pace.” I call us The Senior Tubers, but it’s for a state of mind. If you like to be learning at a slower level or more comfortable level, having fun, and not just taking notes, but having conversations that everybody can support you in, then this is what this is for. It’s to belong somewhere. That’s how it all started.

I had Theresa and Sharon and after next, Deborah. Some of the other people in our little group are a very diverse group. It was so much fun. We were on Teresa Velardi’s podcast and we had so much fun. I learned a lot about each other because of reading the whole bios and stuff that got done. I am not quitting. I am not stopping. There is no stopping me. There’s never nothing to do. People are going, “Are you busy?” I’m like, “Who’s not busy?” I don’t watch television. I don’t do games or any of that. There’s so much to learn and so much to create.

You are very passionate. We can tell that you’re passionate about what you do and what you do so well, and I agree. I don’t plan on ever retiring. I think we should do things age-appropriate. Not like we’re twenty but let’s do it where we work like we want to not like we have to until I can’t is what I plan on working to.

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Senior Tuber: I don’t ever plan to retire. I want to work until I can’t.


I don’t want a job. I did a job. I had a 34-year career. I loved it. I was a flight attendant. It was great. I wouldn’t mind that job again actually. I don’t want to punch a clock, but that doesn’t mean I’m not always working.

I can tell you’re a very busy woman.

SeniorTuber Community

How can we get involved in The Senior YouTuber Community? I know it’s on Facebook. It’s on YouTube. You can find Fran in a lot of different social media places including YouTube and Facebook. How do we join these little groups you have and even a bigger group?

I don’t want anybody to feel overwhelmed but what happened was when I started this, I wasn’t expecting the diverse interest that came about. There were some people who had no channels, and some people who were professionals. They have been doing it for years, but their channels aren’t succeeding. I didn’t want to pick one. I started this to bring people who had never had a channel, but have some interest in leaving a legacy or having their voice heard somehow entertaining or educating people.

I’ve tried to cover a wide range of opportunities for people. You can go to the Senior Tuber page. It’s a page that tells you about your options. Anything from free options with a podcast or some videos that I put up to having our group weekly meeting with our group. Also, there’s extra learning available. Plus we have private sessions if anybody needs to do that. I’ve launched where I do an optimization report. If you have a channel that’s not performing, I help you with an audit so that you know what you might be doing right and what you still need to do to have it perform better.

I’ve tried to cover the gamut and I’m still looking for other ideas. Who have I not reached? I want to reach people who have a need to either start their YouTube channel or grow it but basically, I call it optimizing and monetizing their channel. We do so much else after that but the basics are to start with optimization and monetization as a foundation.

I love your tagline, “Senior Tubers where mature people come to optimize and monetize their YouTube channels.” I think that the logo and the tagline are special. It’s very clear and you’ve got a way of teaching and you’re sometimes a little direct and a little straightforward, which why not? We don’t have time to mess around. Just tell it like it is and we don’t get offended easily. We’re not going to hurt anybody’s feelings intentionally, but you never know. I am not in this world where everybody gets offended so easily.

That’s the second time since Teresa’s call that somebody said I was very direct. I’m thinking, “I think I beat around the bush too much there.” I like to be warm and fuzzy, but I care. I look at your channel. You meet the most amazing people and you put out the most amazing work. All I think about it is the world seeing Charla. If they’re not, and anybody else, I say, “Are you doing this? Are you doing that?”

It’s because that’s what I do. I have an eye for that and I want to make sure that people know there’s maybe a little bit more they could do. I guess it could come out directly if they see that’s where my passion is. It is being there for you and pointing it out. Even in the middle of the night while you’re sleeping, I might notice something and say, “Did you see that? I think it’d be better if you do this.”



I think that’s amazing. I love it. I don’t have to question that your heart is good. There’s not even a second of questioning your intent, your heart, and your passion to get all of us in our group to do better and be better. Also, be seen out there and that’s why I’m in your group. I think I need you to do my audit. We talked and talked about some of these things and we got off our calls. I’m onto the next thing and I think about it again the next week when we’re in our meeting instead of doing it in between times.

There’s a lot to do in our world. I put out a thing yesterday on Facebook that was like, “Is anybody bored? How could you be bored in this world?” I thought about my daughter when she was in junior high or something who said she was bored. I said, “That should not be a word in the English language.” If you live in America, there is zero reason to be bored. There’s no reason. There are unlimited intriguing opportunities.

That’s how I feel.

I can’t even imagine not being bored.

Here’s the thing, Charla. When I hear people say that they don’t have time, I am exactly the same way. I kept saying, “I don’t have time. I have so many things planned,” but prioritizing what you do with that time. If you’re putting out a lot of videos, and not just you. Anybody who’s putting out a lot of videos and you’re not optimizing them, then why are you putting them out there? It’s like opening up a restaurant in your neighborhood, but not telling anybody that you’re open.

I want to make sure people let the world know you’re open because YouTube is the second-largest search engine in the world. This is your place almost for free to get everything about you out there. If you optimize it and use your best practices, you have a better chance of doing that. When I hear people say they don’t have enough time, I want to ask them if they have time to prioritize and do whatever it takes. I could use somebody to be my handholder in that. I’m not perfect at it, but that’s what I listen for. Let’s make sure the world knows about you.



That’s the whole point of YouTube. Google and YouTube are first and second owned by the same people. That’s where people are looking. I tell you, I have a friend who’s put two Apple computers together, one on the top screen and one for watching YouTube. Apple says, “You can’t do it.” She’s changed the starter on a 2006 old car because somebody’s got his key. I’m like, “Who does that,” but aren’t we grateful that we have access to that and can learn how to do it? Also, somebody takes the time to make a little video about that or about some of the most random things you would never think of.

With eight billion people, there’s somebody looking for your information and that’s part of the thing here. We all have a story. That’s why I’m here and that’s why you’re there. We all have stories to tell. We’re leaving a legacy whether we like it or not. Some of us are going to leave a more impactful legacy probably. Internet’s forever so if you put something out there, it’s pretty much going to be there.


The Charla Anderson Show | Fran Asaro | Senior Tuber


In 2009, YouTube was already three years old. They said, “Anything you ever want to know will be on YouTube.” At that point, I started becoming insatiable and said, “Let’s see. Let me test it out.” Every time I needed something, I went there first. Look how long that was. I don’t want to date this show, but that was a long time ago. Ever since then, I started becoming a creator and putting everything out there. It’s been a wonderful ride but I could see that I could have done better.

I became a YouTube partner right away. I started earning some income right away, but I didn’t have the success that I knew I could have. When I found out, that if you want to teach somebody how to hammer a nail into a wall, you want to make sure they see it. There are certain things you could do if you just make a video, but you don’t optimize it. That video as much as it’s needed, isn’t going to be seen and that’s what we want to do.

I’m not one out there asking people to join and I do believe I’ll be more confident in doing that once I feel like it’s optimized and has all those bells and whistles. I’m not putting videos out. This will be on there when it comes out and Podetize will take over and then put it out in a blog, shorts, and all different things. They do a great job. I’m allowing them to do that so I don’t get back in there and do the work. I have older videos that are still on my channel as well, but this comes out weekly.

Painting And Poetry

I think it is fun and I’m not having to do that much. This is my creation right now this little show that I have. I know you also do some things. We know in our group that there are a lot of creators and Sharon Durbin Graves was on my show. She’s a painter. She teaches acrylic painting to beginners and is amazing. She puts videos out there all the time. Her story is amazing.

Her story is what has me following her and she has an incredible role model for me when it comes to that. She’s awesome.

She had three months to live or something years ago or something and she was like, “I’ve always wanted to paint. I’m going to paint,” and painting became her healing. It seems that way, doesn’t it?

It sure does.

It’s because a lot of years later, she’s happy. She laughs all the time too.

Our funny girl.

She’s inspired you to get your easel out.


You’re going to paint. You’re a painting too. Also, I notice you’re a poet.

Yes, I am. I don’t know where you found that, but yes. I have been writing poetry since I was in fourth grade.

One is about life is like a recipe or something like that.

That one.

I found that and I don’t think I knew you were a poet. How fun is that? In fourth grade, do you remember your first one?

Yeah. It’s Love is Everything. My mother didn’t believe I wrote it because I was a fourth grader because it was about love. What does a fourth grader know about love? She and my aunt were sitting at the kitchen table and said, “Did you write this?” I said, “Yeah.” They said, “Go write us a poem.” My aunt had just had a new baby, and I wrote a poem about him. They were blown away that I wrote the poem that she framed it and kept it over his bed for many years. I started with other things like painting. So it wasn’t just poetry anymore, but it’s always in me to write.

A creator is a creator. You shared a quote. Do you want me to read it or are you going to say it?

You could read it. I think I just told you it too.

“You spent a lifetime gathering wisdom. Now, there are people who need to hear it from you.”

The important part is “from you” because if you think you have something that’s on YouTube 1,000 times, but it’s not, you are going to resonate. Your voice, your looks, and your presence are going to be something that’s going to change somebody’s life one day. Like you Charla, I’m sure there are many podcasters out there, but look at you. You’re so unique and people need to hear what you have to say that they fall in love with you. They would never know how loving a podcast could be if they didn’t see you. How you are with people and all your inspirations. That’s the thing.

If your YouTube content doesn’t reflect you, it will not resonate with anyone. Your authentic presence can change somebody’s life one day. Click To Tweet

If you’re out there being a creator or if you spent your whole life being a teacher, traveling, cooking, or whatever it is, the world needs to know. My sister wants me to have a cooking channel because I love to do vegan cooking, but I am the worst at keeping it simple. There’s usually something hanging from my hair or my clothes. They are going to call me the awkward vegan. If you saw orange peels while I was making orange juice hanging from my hair, nobody would be surprised that they would have to see that from me.

Why not? That’s hysterical. That’s funny. I have a little sticky note in my little planner calendar. It’s about writing books and it says, “People will only hear what you have to say when it comes from you.”

Thank you. I’d love to have that because I think it’s important.


I found it about the time I was writing my books. I was like, “There are some people that will only hear your story or the information they need the way you tell it.” It’s something along that line. It’s a beautiful quote and I carried it around with me. I saw the title of one of your videos, “Are you a Partner or a Fall Apart-ner?” I thought that was hysterical. It’s about taking care of yourself, right?

Yes, in life. Who are you? I’m the type that helps everybody, but this was about taking care of me. I think that’s the one you’re talking about.

It’s self-care, definitely because a cup and a saucer, if anybody is younger than a certain age, you won’t know what a saucer is but the cup and the saucer, you pour your coffee in the cup. My daddy would pour it into the saucer and sip it out to cool it down. If you keep your cup full and let it overfill and serve from the saucer, then you’re going to have a much healthier life.

We were talking about Candy Bar Hugs, my little book and there are people that don’t love themselves enough to know how to love others. Bullies are like that. There are people who don’t love themselves enough to love others. In my saying of unconditional love, unconditional forgiveness, not unconditional boundaries and the harder people are to love the more they need it.

The unlovable are the ones that test your faith and to be kind. We have someone here. How are you?

Who is it?

Is it Shawnte?

Yes. She’s another show host and one of my dearest friends. We met several years ago. Have you heard any of the other parts of the story yet?

No. I am getting a break where I can jump on.

I’m glad you’re here. That’s nice to meet you. I wanted to answer your question about that with the cup and the saucer. She just told an analogy, Shawnte, and I love that you give whatever you can give that goes over the cup, over the lid. As a business coach for many years now, one of the things I get from people is that they give too much and they want to learn how to stop giving so much. My first thing to say is, “No. You do not want to stop giving or else you’ll die.”

Do not stop giving or else you will die. However, givers must know when to stop so they will not feel depleted. Click To Tweet

Givers need to give or they’ll just feel depleted but you want to include yourself in the equation and that’s what I try to tell people. Don’t stop, but create balance. I’m going to use that with the saucer. I’m going to have to take a picture of it and that about your father too. I love that. Thank you. I have to finish that thought before I forget because I am a Senior YouTuber, Shawnte

Velcro Story

Shawnte has a show called Next Level. She is rocking it out there in the world. One more thing I want to ask you, Fran. I want to ask you to tell the Velcro story.

You have been digging deep. I’m telling you. That’s one of my favorite stories. I can’t remember where I saw it so I’m going to going to make up where I saw it. It was either an animated cartoon or a graphic that I got deeply into. Here’s a story about two men walking through a cemetery and they’re looking at tombstones. One of them looked at the other and said, “Look at that. Here lies the person who invented Velcro. Can you imagine this person, if they didn’t exist, we would never have Velcro.”

He was so excited trying to celebrate him as he should have. That was not the issue but the other man looked at him and said, “What if Velcro wasn’t the rest of his story? What if there was something more for him or maybe there was something more for him but we don’t know. We only know him as the man who invented Velcro. The thing is, “Are you doing the thing that you were called to do or just something that leads you to the thing that you’re called to do?” I always think about that because I think I do nice things and I think I live a nice life, but I always say, “Is this my purpose? Is this the thing?”

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Senior Tuber: Are you doing the thing you were called to do?


Sometimes when I want to play small, I think of that story and I say, “Yeah, this is nice, but that’s not the thing,” and that’s when The Senior Tuber came around. I was winding down a little. Not to retire, but just to work a little slower. I said, “I need to reach some people.” I didn’t want to be out in the public. I’ve already been out in the public. I said, “I need to be out there. I need to be helping people.” I put that playing small too on the shelf because of the Velcro.

I’m looking around picking and choosing little things to go on. It is certainly not deep, but something I did click on. I was like, “I want you to tell this story,” because I carried the Olympic torch. We talked about that and I was like, “If that is the highlight of my life, it’s like the winning touchdown or the prom queen in high school that they never get past that.” We know people like that’s like, “I caught the winning touchdown and I’ve never caught anything good since then.”

They talk like their best years are behind them and they’re not if they don’t want them to be. I also have a video on there. I don’t know if you saw it, but I do. It’s called Pace, Path, and Rhythm. It helps people. When you’re going through something like this, are you going at your pace, your path, and your rhythm in life? It helps you feel that you’re in your groove. For the people who don’t know if their Velcro story is the story yet or if there’s still more, you may want to look at that. It’s a short video. It’s only a few minutes long but it impacts people who might be challenged by, “Am I doing the right thing right now? Am I doing the best I can or want to?”

As one who is not slowing down, she’s got magazines and interviews. She works a full-time job. She’s amazing. I didn’t know if you had something you wanted to contribute to that. In most of my shows, we don’t always have somebody come pop in and I’m so grateful.

Yes. This is exciting.

I love that analogy and I think it’s so great. One of the reasons why I call what I do Next Level is because of that very fact. Things happen and we have a highlight point or we have a tragedy point. It seems as if people stop living at that point. They never go on to see what’s next. That’s the moment when life stops. I wanted to make sure that as things happened in my life, good and bad, I didn’t stop there. I kept going. I was intentional about taking the next step going even further and letting this point propel me to the next level.

Exactly. Thresholds are infinite. You go to each threshold, if you embrace it or even look for it. I’m going to check out your channel.

I love that Velcro. I love that it’s so beautifully put together. I personally think that we are always in search. There’s never a point. I don’t care how old you get. As long as you have breath in your body, there’s more and the adventure of life, in my opinion, what makes life worth living is finding out what that worry is. Going on that treasure hunt and finding out what else God has for me to do. What else can I do at whatever age? Can I take the ceiling off at this age? What more can I do and never stop it?

You look a little too young to be a mature Senior Tuber but some of us are looking like, “What’s next in our life?” You don’t want to stop. I know Charla never wants to stop. I never want to stop, but what’s next? Sometimes they say, that if you have a goal or you have a vision, you tend to be healthier and live longer because you have something to strive for. That’s what I was hoping that The Senior Tuber would do keep people striving for something, learning, mastering it, and mastering your YouTube channel. That’s a great feat to be doing at any age. That’s what I hoping.

I agree with you. YouTube is good because as you live and as you have experiences, you gain even more wisdom and that wisdom needs to be shared. That insight needs to be shared. I know a lot of people who get to a certain age and they get overwhelmed by the technology and they have all of this that they still want to do but the technology is too much. I like that you are challenging yourself and you’re continuing to challenge yourself to do more because that keeps you living and young. My auntie tells me all the time, that age is just the mindset because you can be 30 years old and act like you’re 70.

When I was younger, there was an actress. She’s passed since. Her name was Ruth Gordon. She wrote a book at 80 years old. She left blank pages in the book and said, “They can’t color the pages of the book, but this would be blue.” She was so playful and childlike in her acting and in her writing. I use her as a symbol for myself saying, “Am I being childlike enough?” Also, I’m a little childish, but I try to be childlike. I want to feel the best I can feel as far as vibrancy, self-expression, and energy. I think if you can tap into it, and believe me, I don’t wake up that way, but I ignite it. Who am I here? I’m here to have the best day ever. I’m here to be childlike or whatever and I put that into action every day.

Yeah. I love it.

Shawnte, you have a little childlike in there, don’t you?

I try to keep it all the time. Can nobody tell me I’m not in my early twenties? I believe in that. Those kids had me after shooting and playing Call of Duty the other week.

I’m a Destiny girl. I was a gamer. I haven’t had a playmate in a while to go play Destiny with.

I’ve never been a gamer. My whole family loves playing cards.

That’s more of my speed but I was invited to be a gamer. My Xbox One is inside and sometimes I do that but I was the one to play board games and stuff. This is what you do.

I had one of my sisters say, “Why are you always reading self-development books? Why don’t you do something fun?” I was like, “For me who is a personal development junkie, it is fun. I love that.”

My desk is my favorite place. I get to be with people all over the world and create from here. This is my hobby. It’s what I do for work. I think you’re the same way, right?

Yes, absolutely. I know Shawnte has a full-time job at legal something and she loves that. I don’t think you would do it if you didn’t enjoy a lot of it.

I’ve cut out. The first half of my life I lived it, doing things that I did not enjoy, but things that I had to do. I appreciate the wisdom. I appreciate the time spent doing them. I appreciate the learning experience. In the second half of my life, I only do the things that I enjoy doing that brings me purpose and passion, fuel me, ignite me, and keep me alive because I’ve realized that when I spend all of my time doing things that I find no love and joy in, it sucks the energy and the life out of me.

It’s all a choice. We get to choose. This is our life. We get to choose.

Getting Out Of Comfort

Yeah. I was having a conversation with a good friend of mine. One day, I woke up and I was lying in bed. I was just enjoying the luxury of my bed. God took me in that moment and I realized that the worst weapon that was ever created to use against us was the bed and the television. We never realized it because people get lost being in comfort and your bed is comfortable. It’s so easy to make the decision to stay in bed. You also have the television and you get caught up on the television. It’s so easy to lose and miss out on life staying in bed and watching the television.

Those are two weapons that were created. They should have been used to help us, but they were used against us and they became a prison. It’s so easy to miss life being in bed and watching TV, but I love God because no weapon formed against you is going to prosper so he created something else to get us out of that, to counteract that weapon that’s used against us.

When I got to thinking about it, it’s not something that you would think of as good and beneficial, but responsibility, obligation, and commitment. I had to get up and go to work. I have a job where I have responsibility. I’ve made commitments. That was enough to pull me out of what was comfortable and take me into what was next so I wouldn’t miss life and lose life lying in that comfortable place.

It’s because back in the day, they didn’t have great mattresses. They had to get up off the ground because it hurt. They were always moving, but then we got comfortable. To counter that comfort, he had to give us work. As I stepped into my office, I was like, “Instead of looking at things as ‘I got to work.’ This is my weapon. This is beneficial because this keeps me alive. This keeps me moving. This gives me life.” This counteracts depression, being stuck, and being laid up. I get to come here and I get to do this. I get to interact. It just changed the way that in that moment that revelation and in that moment reminded me.

It’s perspective. You’re saying that your perspective changed and it shifts. Shawnte had a very harsh life in certain ways every single day for how many years now? She goes to the gym in the morning. She chose. One morning you said, “I don’t feel like going. I said I’m going to go. Even if I just touch the door, I’ve been there,” and it was enough to get her out and in motion.

I applaud you.

Thank you. Can you come over?

Drag me out.

It has to be a choice.

I have a choice. I don’t do gyms. I don’t want to. I did it for a little while in my life and it’s a no. I do a Sonicare shuffle. I walk in place for two and a half minutes while I’m brushing my teeth. I do something.

Moving your body is great.

That’s the only goal.

It’s so good to see you.

Thank you.

I’m going to check out your channel. I’ll get it from Charla.

Tell them about your website.

It’s Next Level Conversations. If you go there, you can connect me all over the place. Thanks.

Bye. I love you.

It’s nice to meet you, Shawnte. Bye-Bye.

She is a doll.

She is a powerhouse. She’s got a presence. She must have a great channel.

She does. She is on Win Win Women. We met in California at the end of February of 2020. She’s local.

There are no strangers in your life. They’re all friends.

I’m a collector and connector of fascinating people, and every one is fascinating.

Exactly. I was giving you that opportunity to say it. I wanted to hear it again.

Especially YOU! I’ll add that.

I’m taking it right towards me since you said it to me.

Valuable Advice

Something she said that I thought was interesting. I remember between seventh and eighth grade, this television thing I was addicted to three soap operas and this was in the ‘60s. I literally did not think that Jessie could live without me in General Hospital. I could not go back to school. I swore I would never be addicted to television ever again. I feel like that was a huge blessing moving forward but the temptation. It’s called programming for a reason. Where are we leading? What’s your best message? What do you want to leave folks with? Our time goes fast and it’s fun and we’ve had some diverse directions, haven’t we?

It sounds like something we would do. We would go off track and have fun. You told me we never know what to expect so that’s what happened. We put it out there. What do I want people to do? I would like people to dig into themselves and say, “If I wanted to leave something with the world,” whether it’s YouTube or not, start listening to what you have inside of you.

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A lot of people don’t know that they have anything inside. What do you do well? Make a list. Keep making this list and let it inspire you to say, “I have something to offer because believe it or not, as somebody who’s been an entrepreneur my entire life, when it came down to what do I know, I didn’t have a list. I didn’t know what I knew. I could not make a list. All of a sudden, now my list is so long. I’m exhausted just thinking about all the videos I have to make.

What do I know how to do? I know how to organize or I know how to write a poem or I know how to help people through a tough situation. I’m a good listener. All those things that you think you’re taking for granted, start writing them down. Don’t let anybody see it if you don’t want to but keep making this list. One day, you might say, “I have something to offer the world.” You might do something with it. You might make a blog. You might write a book. You might come over to our group and decide you want to be a YouTube creator or at least try it or at least be a spectator like some of our people are. Don’t let everything that’s inside of you die.

We’ve been growing ourselves all these years. Leave a legacy for your family even if you’re not in public. There are ways to leave your legacy on YouTube and nobody but your family will see it. I put out a podcast about that. I created a virtual family reunion where we meet once every two months. People I haven’t seen for 30 years, people I’ve never met. We get together every two months and love all over each other. There are things you could do to get your expression out. See your family and share your gifts. Exercise whatever right you want to put out there. If you have a belief system you want to share with the world.

There’s a woman out there reading the Bible every day on YouTube and she comes up with journals. She’s got such a great channel that people are flocking to her. She’s just having fun sharing the Bible with people. There was one woman who started out with a recipe for homemade apple cider vinegar. That’s all she was doing doing some cooking stuff. Now, she’s got this whole enterprise. She has almost a million subscribers now.

You never know where it’s going to go but get your mind going and then maybe start somewhere small. Don’t expect everything’s going to grow. We have some people that grew their channels to 100 or 200 subscribers in the past year. It was amazing to them. Other people would be very impatient with that. Be patient. You never know what your pace is, but dip your toe.

Joining The Community

Dip your toe in the water. I remember you saying that. To inspire people, tell about our group, the community, and your inspiration to have them come and click on your YouTube channel and join it.

If you go to my YouTube channel, which is The Senior Tuber Community, a little video will pop up about our senior tuber circle where there are three levels of joining. The first one is the Toe Dipper. It’s $0.99 a month for people who just want to be in the loop. Maybe get some discounts and motivational tips for YouTube. There’s the group where you jumped in, which is the Creator’s Group where we meet once a week. We brainstorm and support each other.

We even have it where we can teach each other. There’s a Teach One Learn One Section, which I absolutely love because we all think we don’t have something to teach until somebody says, “Can you teach,” and then we’re all finding out that we have goals. There’s also the Learner’s Circle where anybody who wants to learn about YouTube, learn how to optimize your channel and monetize your channel. That would be the Learner’s Group and that one is $14.99 a month. The Creator’s Group is $9.99 a month.

If you want to join, check with me on Calendly. Come meet me. See if I feel right to you. Ask your questions. It’s a free call. Make an appointment and let’s meet each other. Let’s see if there’s something I can help you with. I usually help people at that time anyway. I want you to leave with good information and then choose what feels right.

It doesn’t feel pressure. You’ve got a good friend. There are a couple of people in there who don’t have a YouTube channel at all, but they’re coming to The Senior Tubers Creator’s Group religiously because we like each other because we have fun.

We’re a generous group. As we said, it’s not controversial. We’re not arguing about anything. We’re not bringing up stuff that would cause any kind of conflict. We’re here in harmony. We’re here to try to support each other and play.

Also, respect each other. That’s the piece that I think you’re saying. It’s fully respecting and loving people.

We haven’t even told the world about the group yet. We’re starting slowly. It’ll grow when I start telling people. I just want to make sure we have our foundation set and that we have a great foundation with the most amazing people who are generous, fun, and interesting.

They’re very interesting and have so many diverse gifts to share with the world. That’s a good thing too, right?

Yeah. I love that.

Closing Words

Fran, you have done amazing things. You have a final word. Did I already ask you that?

No, you keep surprising me with whatever you’re asking. Final word, let me think about that.

Strongest message maybe or your final word.

If you’re feeling resistance, everybody does. If you’re feeling like you don’t want to be on a YouTube channel because you don’t want to be seen or you think you have nothing to share. If you think that it looks good here, but not you, but something is keeping you intrigued, let’s have a conversation. I’m not going to talk you into anything, but I want you to give up the resistance because you never know what’s over that threshold.

Just play with the idea. I always tell people, “Make five little videos that nobody will ever see that’s a minute long.” See how you sound and how you like it. Hate it. You will hate it. All of a sudden, in the next round of five, you might like it and you say, “I don’t look so bad,” or, “I didn’t feel so bad,” and just play with the idea of sharing yourself with the world.



You mentioned something, in one of your videos about faceless videos. There are a lot of people that you never see their faces. They’re showing stuff. Maybe cooking or just their hands playing the music or whatever it is.

If you don’t mind, I’d like to say that some of you don’t even know that a faceless channel is a faceless channel. You don’t realize there’s nobody in the video. Now, that you’ve heard it, you might say, “There’s a faceless channel,” but here’s another thing. They’re just as successful with the right YouTuber. They’re doing the best practices in optimizing their channel, but they’re just as successful. You’re not going to reach less success because you don’t have your face on there. There are so many ways around your yeah, buts and that’s all I want to do. If after we resolve your yeah, buts and you still don’t want to that’s okay, but let’s at least address them.

You’re offering something that I think is needed and why not? Something came to mind. That little thing we talked about that I posted about being bored and all that kind of stuff. One of the first comments was, “Not me. I’m homesteading. I make apple cider vinegar,” and she had a picture of it. Another person said that he was bored and I hadn’t had a chance to reach out to him but that one post has a variety of things. I think if you’re bored, there might be depression or there might be some other causes.

What I see when you say that if you’re bored or you’re depressed or I have family members that suffer from anxiety or any kind of autoimmune system issues, there’s a channel. All you have to do is say, “I’m going to create a community out of bored people. We’re going to get together. We’re going to talk about what we do to overcome boredom. Let’s all be bored together or share quotes about boredom.”

There are so many things you can do with what you might be calling a negative situation and you can make it positive. If you are out there with anxiety, start a channel and talk about what you do know, what’s working, and what’s not working. People with anxiety will probably flock to you because they need people to share with and to be with.


The Charla Anderson Show | Fran Asaro | Senior Tuber


People need people.

There are people going through divorces and people who just lost their jobs. You can have a channel just about those things.

There are channels that are cake decorating or are making tiny little things.

It doesn’t have to be complicated. The simpler the better.

We’ll leave it with the simpler the better and just do it. How about that?

That’s probably what you wanted. All of that to say the simpler the better.

The simpler the better and have fun with us. Join the group and come on over. Have some fun. The big Facebook group though is not private.

It’s The Senior Tuber Community. That’s a toe dipper thing where you can come in and we play a little bit. We talk about some things. People can interact and you could see how we feel. It’s The Senior Tuber Community on Facebook.

I think you’re amazing, Fran, and I’ll see you on The Senior Tuber. Did you get your warm fuzzies?

I did. It’s very nice. Thank you. There was no doubt.

I love you so much and I love what you do. I’m thankful. The Charla Anderson Show is my YouTube channel. This has been a pleasure and I’m so grateful to have your company and your inspiration to me so much. We’re going to have to keep going.

I want to tell people that at noon for one hour, we meet for the Creator’s Group on Thursdays.

It’s noon Eastern Time is our little group meets.

If you want to come for the first time for free, let me know. Just mention this and we’ll let you come for free.

Fran, Thanks a billion and we’re going to have a good time. The next episode is going to be just me. I have no guest on the next episode. I’m choosing to do every fourth week a solo show. It’s Charla’s Chat so I can just talk about everything.

That is fantastic. You have so much to say. I don’t think that’s going to be a problem. You have so much wisdom. I can’t wait.

There is never nothing to say and never nothing to do. Boredom is not in our vocabulary. We love you very much and don’t forget to always choose joy.


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