Lissa Pissa loves to eat pizza. It’s not just a catchy rhyme – it’s the truth. Lissa Pissa loves pizza so much in fact that she’ll even eat it for breakfast (#respect).
We know this because Lisa Pissa dishes up a refreshing dose of honesty when she’s sharing a “Pissa” her mind in her Facts About Me videos. She’s also not afraid to open up about her school results, tears and love for Nandos.
In her candour, Lissa Pissa has made herself a brand’s influencer marketing dream; knowing Lissa Pissa will always be open with her audience lends authenticity and weight to her influencer videos. Combined with her warm and expressive demeanour, it’s no wonder that Lissa Pissa has collaborated with major globalbrands like Uniqlo and Hermo for #MYCYBERSALE.
All this from a girl who is also studying Urban and Regional Planning. Total inspo!
SushiVid: What got you started on your YouTube journey? Who or what motivated you to start?
Lissa Pissa: I remember day dreaming in high school about becoming a YouTuber, butI never thought that I could actually become one! At that time, I watched a lot of videos from Michelle Phan and , and I told myself that if I were to have a channel, I would aspire to be a mixture of them both. Before lissa pissa was created, I actually had some videos posted on YouTube for fun but at that time I didn't take it seriously and I couldn't think of quality content to proceed with so I deleted the account. It was right after I graduated from high school, I had a long break before entering university so I told myself that if I didn't start now, then when else? So, I bought a digital camera and started putting out videos.
SushiVid: How do you juggle your work/school life with your YouTube life and uploading videos?
Lissa Pissa: I am just going to be frank, I think the reason why my channel doesn't grow as fast as my friends is because I am inconsistent with uploading videos. I am currently taking a Bachelor's Degree of Urban and Regional Planning and being a full time student with around 8 hours spent in the studio everyday while trying to be active in my residential college, and to also maintain being on Dean's list, is really a struggle. Sometimes studying I just tire myself out and a weekend of rest and quality time with family and friends are what I need, so uploading videos sometimes don't even cross my mind. However, whenever I have semester break, that's when I usually put my brain to work in uploading contents as many as I can to binge my subscribers - pity them! As much as I love making videos, I know that I always have to put my studies first. So for now, I only make videos when I have the time to.
SushiVid: Who do you look up to on YouTube? Do you have a favourite YouTuber?
I think most of my subscribers would know that my all-time inspiration is IAMKARENO. Apart from her quirky sense of style, I really am fascinated by her creativity and it really shows in every video of hers. Her editing styles and video concepts vary from time to time, you pretty much won't get tired watching her videos. She is pushing boundaries and I really want to be like that. I want to put as much thought to each video like how she does to hers, I really look up to her.
SushiVid: Do you see yourself still doing YouTube in 10 years’ time? Would you think of it as a full-time career?
Ever since I started being a YouTuber, I cannot see myself not making videos, so most probably in 10 years’ time, I will still be doing YouTube. Even though I am currently taking a professional degree, I do enjoy the thought of doing YouTube as a full time career. I believe being a YouTuber in Malaysia is an ambitious thought but it is possible. I do find the comfort of working from home and being a YouTuber fits that idea.
SushiVid: As a new and upcoming YouTuber, do you have any advice for fellow budding YouTubers who are also starting their channels?
Don't be afraid to put yourself out there and never make excuses (like you don't have the best equipment etc.) to not start your channel when you actually can! Sometimes it can be hard to put yourself out there and sometimes you get camera shy but trust me, it takes time and you will soon get the hang of it! Always experiment and try new things whether it's a genre of video or a different editing style, it will definitely make your brain juices flowing and enhance your creativity.
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