Don’t spend a lot of money when you get started. Use your phone and a gimbal for stabilization to find out if you even enjoy it. Some people find it takes to much time, energy and they don’t like the process. I would hate for you to invest a lot of money on something you hate doing.
Don’t do it for the money. Youtube is tough and it can take you years to earn your first dollar. Even now we don’t make enough to live off our YouTube channel. Well, I guess we could sit in the desert for months at a time but that is not our style!
If you are not having fun put down the camera. I do this a lot! It becomes a job and sometimes I just need a break from thinking about filming.