College Graduate Becomes "The Completionist": Building Business as a YouTube Video Gamer

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Entrepreneurial YouTube video gamer prepares to launch new interactive blog

Entrepreneur, Jirard Khalil, has jump-started his career as a video gamer, connecting with followers each Monday and Thursday via his YouTube channel show, The Completionist. To date, The Completionist has experienced over 1.6 million total views and 30,000 subscribers. Khalil is now preparing to launch an additional blog and forum,, a structured channel that will allow users to share original art, web shows and music.

Using technology to build his budding business, Khalil completes a game from beginning to end and discusses tactics, secrets and incentives in each episode. Khalil has completed 30 different games, and gained 45,000 hits on the first day. Each gaming episode requires six days of work per week, including writing, recording and editing of footage. Greg Wilmot, Khalil’s co-host who is not an avid gamer, provides funny commentary during each episode and created a spin-off show, The Mediocre-ist.

An extension of The Completionist, will allow users to create and share content within a creative infrastructure. Aside from providing video game reviews and news, Khalil envisions a tightly-knit online community that will freely share material and communicate in a positive manner.

The Completionist is growing rapidly and has garnered a loyal fan base that determines which game will be played next. Khalil has partnered with blogging websites, such as Screw Attack, Normal Boots and G2P0 Gaming, and has teamed up with YouTube Network Maker Studio's The Game Station.

In addition to the blog, Khalil plans to develop secondary YouTube channels that will provide additional gaming-related content each week.

For more information, visit or Follow The Completionist on Twitter @JKCompletesIt


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