YouTube musical sensation Lindsey Stirling said she credits "being different" when it comes to her large following and success of her viral videos.
"The thing is, [being different] that's why people come to my channel," Stirling said in a Skype interview with "Good Morning America" co-anchor Rebecca Jarvis during "GMA's" 40 for 40 live stream event, commemorating the show's 40th anniversary. "That’s why they come...where else will you see a dancing electro-violinist?
"My viewers love to see something unique," she said.
Stirling, who reportedly made $6 million last year, opened up to Jarvis that it wasn't an easy road getting to where she is today -- saying that at one time, her parents couldn't afford both dance and violin lessons for her as a child.
"Working hard for something makes you appreciate it more," Stirling said. "I knew that if I stopped practicing, I'd lose my lessons."
Stirling said she hopes her experience motivates young artists who aspire a similar success.
"Life is kind and it will give you a chance," she said.