Harry Jaggard is a popular travel YouTuber.
He has more than 700 thousand subscribers on his eponymous YouTube channel.
Harry Jaggard was born on 4 December 1997.
He hails from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom and grew up here.
At a young age, Harry wanted to grow up to become self-employed and didn’t like having a traditional job with a boss; later, he realized this dream, as he became a content creator.
He has a brother.
Education & career-
From 2009 to 2016, Harry did his schooling from Princethorpe College, a Catholic school in Warwickshire.
Then, in 2016, he joined University of the West of England, Bristol to study Business Management.
Harry graduated in 2019 with a 2:1 grade.
At 18, he was living in a small remote village and needed a car, but his parents couldn’t afford it; so, he decided to get a job and save up for a car.
So, in September 2014, Harry started working as a Sales Assistant at Waitrose & Partners in Stratford-upon-Avon; he worked here until August 2015.
While working here, he saved up for a car and bought one but unfortunately crashed and totaled it in the first couple of weeks.
From June 2017 to May 2018, Harry worked as a Sales Assistant at Stratford Garden Centre Limited.
From May 2019 to March 2021, he worked at Slam Transport in Coventry; here, he initially worked as Financial Administrator and then, worked as Operations Administrator.
Becoming a freelance videographer & discovering YouTube-
Harry hated his job and didn’t want to do it all his life; so, during COVID-19, he moved to Dubai and became a freelance videographer.
Initially, he wasn’t the greatest videographer and didn’t have the clients; so, he sent Direct Messages to a hundred fitness personal trainers on Instagram and offered to shoot them a video for free.
Around ten personal trainers responded to Harry’s offer, and he started working for them; eventually, he started charging them; he also worked with Jofra Archer, an English cricketer.
As he fell in love with videography and became a freelance videographer, in March 2021, he quit his job of Operations Administrator.
At that time, Harry started posting movies and music comparison videos and funny videos on TikTok; his videos started performing well.
While in Dubai, he came across the TikTok videos of Mac Candee, who is also a popular YouTuber and has more than half-a-million subscribers on his channel, ‘World Nomac.’
Harry connected with Mac and befriended him; Mac explained to him about YouTube and its working mechanism.
At that time, Mac was on a trip to Pakistan, and he invited him to join his trip.
As Harry always loved to travel, he agreed for the trip.
Initially, they travelled to Jordan followed by Pakistan.
His YouTube channel; becoming successful-
He started seriously working on his channel only during his trip to Jordan and Pakistan in November 2021.
Harry’s videos of Pakistan started becoming popular; and within ten days of uploading on YouTube, he became monetized.
At that time, he started vlogging daily; likewise, he daily published videos for 10 months onto his channel except on the days when he didn’t have Wi-Fi in the mountains of Northern Pakistan.
Harry’s YouTuber friends, Mac Candee of ‘World Nomac,’ Luke Damant of ‘Travel with Luke Damant,’ and Ali of ‘Go With Ali,’ mentored him with YouTube.
Initially, he wasn’t a proficient YouTuber, but as he daily vlogged for 10 months and published hundreds of videos, he became a proficient YouTuber; this exemplifies quality follows quantity.
His inspirations & gear-
Harry’s inspirations for YouTube are his YouTuber friends; Benjamin Rich of ‘bald and bankrupt,’ and James Stephen Donaldson of ‘MrBeast;’ he followed many suggestions of James to become a successful YouTuber.
Hitting 100 thousand subscribers on YouTube gave him the confidence to become a full-time YouTuber.
As of July 2023, Harry has 726K subscribers on his eponymous YouTube channel and has 208K subscribers on his second YouTube channel, ‘Harry Jaggard Unfiltered.’
And he has 1.6M followers on his Facebook page and 93.1K followers on Instagram.
Harry earns from a variety of sources like advertisements and ‘Super Thanks’ on his YouTube videos, sponsorships, and affiliate marketing; he also accepts donations on PayPal and Patreon.
He also has a website.
Previously, Harry used to offer consultancy for aspiring YouTubers.
He has a couple of employees, a full-time editor, and a personal assistant.
He recommends using either Adobe Photoshop or Canva for designing YouTube thumbnails.
Harry loves flying drones and DJI Mini is his favourite one; he crashed his drone on his first Pakistan trip.
He travelled to many countries like Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, India, etc.
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