Australian YouTuber aims to go viral with trickshots

An Australian teenager who has shown off his amazing football and cricket skills on YouTube is aiming to become an online sensation.

We featured some of Jed Hockin's videos when he came to our attention after a tweet from Socceroos legend Tim Cahill.

Trickshot Youtuber Jed Hockin Jed, who lives in Queensland, has already worked with Adidas, New Balance and CAHILL+ - Cahill's own clothing brand.

Jed says he has already racked up more than 16 million views across Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Profit Accumulator managed to catch up with the 17-year-old for a chat about himself and his vids.

When did you start uploading your skills videos?

I started uploading on YouTube two years ago and Instagram about 18 months ago.

What gave you the idea to do it?

The idea came about as my passion for mainly football but also cricket and sport in general was very strong.

I wanted to do something with my skills, so I decided to put them on YouTube and Instagram where the whole world can see them.

Do you play sport for a local team?

Yes, for the last eight years I have been playing club football for a local team.

Just last season I won Best & Fairest in the Grand Final, Player of the Year in the whole competition and Player of the Year in our team.

Who are your favourite players?

I have many favourite players but it is very hard to narrow it down to one.

I would have to say Luka Modric and Paul Pogba are my top two.

I just love watching them play and they are magicians with the ball.

Is it your aim to go viral and perhaps do this for a job?

My dream would be to go viral and do this as a job!

I have learnt that this is not as easy as it sounds, but if I continue to work hard and keep posting intriguing content for my fans and the public I am sure this can be a possibility and will happen.

Already at such a young age I have racked in over 16 million views across all of social media and have built up a following of over 25,000 through my YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

How long do you videos take to make?

On most videos I spend about five to 35 minutes.

The difficulty of the trickshot will vary the time it takes to get it, eg. if it is super difficult it may take anywhere up to an hour.

But, generally, on average, it takes about five to 35 minutes.

The cricket trickshot took approx 20 minutes, I don't count how many attempts it takes as this is not very helpful.





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