I am studying to become a professional actress at the moment.

I have a bunch of friends (who are not actors, but more entertainers) who are YouTube partners are making quite a good amount of money. I am seriously considering starting a YouTube channel, in the hopes of making some revenue off of it. It is a great creative outlet.

My only concern is that it may affect my chance of getting acting jobs in the future. If all goes well and I become a successful well-known YouTuber, will casting directors be less likely to consider me for a role? or more likely for getting my face and name out there?

Darren Criss was found off of YouTube, but he was also in online plays. If I was just being an entertainer, it seems to be a bit different.

I really need some advice.