His wife is very supportive of his career choice. He is regularly in contact with his parents and other extended family members.
As a teen, he enjoyed watching Rob & Big on TV. His favorite catch phrase was ‘Do You Work?’ and he would always say it to his friends. One day, one of his friends asked him, ‘Do you work?’ and he responded, ‘that’s basically all I do.’ And so, his username was born.
BasicallyIDoWrk first started playing video games on a played a Super Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) when his dad passed in on to him. He often played Pokémon: Blue Version on his Gameboy Color as a child and still has his original game cartridge.
He started uploading videos to his YouTube channel in 2011, because he was only working part-time as a balloon artist and had a lot of free time. He also wanted to provide proof to those who claimed that he and his teammates were cheating in CoD, that this was not the case. He therefore decided to try creating videos to see whether he could make a living from it. However, his videos didn’t really gain attention until he met fellow up-and-comer YouTube star @H2ODelirious in 2012 and began producing YouTube content of their gameplays once or twice a week.
BasicallyIDoWrk has ~220 subscribers. This would earn him a monthly income of around $550, excluding additional revenue from merchandise sales, sponsorships, tips and advertising revenue.
He doesn’t have a set schedule.