The Reason Fans Are Unhappy With Jana Duggar's First YouTube Video

Jana Duggar quietly launched a YouTube channel recently and it has fans a bit concerned for the Counting On star.

She announced the channel on Instagram, writing, "Click the link in my bio for our family's favorite Homemade Roll recipe!" Jana added, "This recipe is tried and true! Follow it and your rolls should turn out just fine. Happy Baking!"

While most fans seemed to be excited that Jana was branching out to YouTube (she amassed more than 1,000 followers in less than a week after releasing her first video), others are pretty unhappy.

Why are fans worried about Jana Duggar?

According to The Hollywood Gossip, fans think that the video is too well polished to be a casual foray into vlogging or a spur-of-the-moment decision to share a recipe with fans as it might seem from Jana's Instagram post. The video seems professionally done, and we never see Jana's face or even hear her voice in the short clip. This is leading people to think that Jana is trying to launch her own media empire while making its start seem organic rather than a carefully orchestrated event.

If Jana is being a little deceitful in her motivations, there might be a good reason for it. As the outlet pointed out, many people think that the Duggars have been strapped for cash lately. Derick Dillard has worked as a Grubhub driver, while Jinger Duggar partnered with a donut company. Is Jana's YouTube channel an attempt to become a YouTube star to help the constantly growing Duggar family earn more cash?

Jana Duggar isn't the only Duggar on YouTube

Then again, Jana Duggar isn't the only member of the Duggar clan to have a YouTube channel. There is, of course, the official Duggar family YouTube channel, although it hasn't seen a new upload in more than a year. Jana's sister, Jill Dillard, has a family YouTube channel with her husband, Derick, that has just over 13,000 subscribers.

Another Duggar sister, Jessa Seewald, also has a YouTube channel with more than 20,000 followers. Her YouTube activity might actually be a hint that the Duggar girls really are trying to become YouTube influencers. While she has released plenty of videos over the years, most of them were about religion and spirituality — until a few weeks ago.

In January 2017, Jessa posted her final YouTube video for a while, an interview with a Christian musician. Her channel then went quiet for almost three years before she resurfaced in November 2019 with a DIY canvas print tutorial. Jessa's channel veered from a faith-based channel to an upbeat lifestyle channel that has posted not just the DIY tutorial but also a hair tutorial, parenting tips, and home organization hacks.