YouTube is so addictive man. I don’t really spend much time on other platforms. YouTube allows me to: - Get inspired by other content creators - Watch interviews and podcasts of influential people - Enter rabbit holes and learn about weird/ useless things The only other platform I use is Skool since it gives me so much value
I want to thank @Owen Sheasby for having me as a guest on his show. I totally enjoyed sharing and discussing how things are evolving. Owen sets himself apart as an interviewer by truly listening and allowing the conversation to naturally flow to the next logical topic, versus feeling of hard turns by getting in the "next question." I look forward to him growing his brand and his reach. I am grateful and honored to have been a guest. Make sure to check out his show, you will not be disappointed.
This is it: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgds8r9nRu4ssnojV5v3GOQ/featured There are two Videos currently that will launch at a later time and more will come in that timeframe. More will launch before the others premiere - these are: Channel trailer, A Cover and maybe some others. It's embarassing but they will stay public. Nevertheless I have had some sense of accomplishement when I saw it posted even thought there needs to be so much work to do. Since im Germany its 8:30 a.m. for me so I have much time to do this today. The contents are for now will be Comedy, Covers and some other stuff. Thanks for all your encourgement and Critiques until now and upcoming. Best Wishes Marvin
I don't want this to sound whiny or bitchy. But I reflected quite some bit on YouTube and found something I want to share. Could be I'm wrong. The Brutality of YouTube is that there are NO LEVELS. To speak with an analogy: Imagine you are interested in Tennis and you decide to pick up a racket for the first time, to shoot some balls. And your first competitor is: ROGER FEDERER in full Wimbledon mode. That is what YouTube as a newbie feels like. You pick up your camera. Make your first video. Struggle with the editing or sound or light or the WiFi or whatever … finally you manage to put your video online … and your video goes up DIRECTLY against MrBeast or Casey Neistat or ScreenJunkies delivering their prime game. Because on YouTube we are all fighting for the SAME limited amount of attention. So there are no levels: little leagues, big leagues, pro league, etc. Understandably your own little video gets crushed by those pros and gets very little or no attention. And I think this can be very disheartening for a beginner. As I said: I don't want to bitch or moan. I don't have troubles with grinding work or brutal rejection. As an alumni of the Sam Ovens way of business, I know that brutal grind and facing massive rejection and resistance is part of the job. I'm OK with that. It's just that this is not communicated in regards to YouTube. It's mostly presented as this creative journey. But having wrong assumptions about a challenge will almost inevitably make you fail. That's why I wanted to share this here. What do you think about that? Am I missing something? Best, Carlos
As a YouTube newbie I started doing some experiments. I produced a couple of videos "from the heart". Videos I thought were interesting and I liked to watch. I released them and the response was virtually ZERO. Then I decided to switch strategies. I decided to do some YouTube Keyword research, pick a keyword I thought I could conquer and produced a video specifically for that. And low and behold: I'm getting clicks. The learning I take from this is a theory I call: YouTube Gravity. It means: If you are a big established YouTube Channel (with loads of videos, subscribers and clicks) you have "GRAVITY". This means, your audience will follow you, wherever you go. It will listen to you, whatever the topic, because they KNOW, LIKE and TRUST you. You PULL people into your world. This means you have the power to SET TRENDS. But as long as you are starting out, with a small channel, you have zero gravity. Hence YOU have to follow current trends and serve specific keywords in order to build this "Gravity". Once you are established, you can leave this path and start "producing from the heart". What do you think of this theory?
#12: @Cotton Sam - YouTube, Dealing with Negativity and Living in the Middle East Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Mf8DISqC2cfrwEjRxJphu?si=RODT2JIDQnmOjDmr47WGQA YouTube: https://youtu.be/adeXvFymEgo Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/u/4/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80YjczZmNmOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw/episode/ZDc5YTkzM2MtZTIxYy00YTYxLWJmOWEtZmRhMTAxNzcyMWI4?sa=X&ved=0CAYQuIEEahcKEwjI7KWY6KL6AhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ Other: https://linktr.ee/thesheasbypodcast
So recently I made a video called "I Changed My Past (You Can Too)" and so far it's been very well received and has my best retention ever, with almost 55% of people still watching by the end of the 6 minute video. It doesn't seem to be getting pushed that hard by the algorithm yet, however I'm holding out hope because a video I made last year called "The Truth About The Law Of Assumption" didn't rank in search until nearly 4 months after it was published. (It's thumbnail is the third picture on this post, the video is about to cross 3,000 views) Now the second thumbnail down there is the original thumbnail for the "I changed my past" video, however as Benedek pointed out, it's a little confusing and has too much going on, which is why I then created another thumbnail (The first image attached to this post), which is hopefully more clear and has less going on. When I made the change, the CTR picked up a little bit, but after a day it's gone down and stayed relatively low. Should I go back to the first thumbnail, or try and redesign the thumbnail all over again? I'm trying to rank in search for "How to change your past" or for "Neville Goddard Revision Technique". From what I've seen, thumbnails designed to rank in search tend to break the "3 element" rule, and they can have a lot more going on in them and can have a lot more text (Hence how my thumbnail on "The Truth About The Law Of Assumption" managed to rank despite breaking lots of thumbnail rules) Please give me some input and please share your thoughts on thumbnails, I feel like we can all learn a lot from this.
@Joseph Chandler @Jamie Barclay Took inspiration from Joseph's thumbnail. I think this thumbnail is simple, mysterious, and straight foreword. Even in the feed, I feel like it would catch your eye. I think the best title for this thumbnail would be: How I Changed My Past. Adds into the simple yet mysterious vibe
I just got off of a podcast recording with @Jamie Barclay We planned to do 1 hour but ran over by 45mins. I really enjoyed it and thought it was a great conversation. Then I realised I hadn’t recorded his audio. 🤦♂️ I have mixed feelings. Happy with how it went but kind of annoyed. A reminder that it will never be a perfect situation and to keep pushing regardless.
Ever since creating my YouTube channel, I have developed this habit of finding new channels and scrolling down their videos and seeing when they posted their first video. Sometimes I encounter channels that have only uploaded two weeks ago with tens of thousands of views. My heart sinks every time. I think "What is my channel missing?" or "What am I doing wrong?". I know I shouldn't compare myself, but I do it anyway. The pull is too strong. The negative thought patterns start to emerge within my mind. I pulled out my audiobook today and started listening to "Steal Like An Artist" by Austin Kleon. He mentions in one chapter that obscurity is actually a good thing. You don't want to necessarily blow up until you have good material. Having no audience allows you to freely create and experiment without the pressure of a large audience. No one is anticipating the sequel from you. I feel like this is so true. I have seen lots of musical artists that blow up too early and quickly in their careers, and they can't deliver on a good sequel because they haven't properly developed their skills. In other words, You want to blow up when you ACTUALLY have good material.
@Corey Bennett Boardman Exactly! What we are talking about here is a form of envy. I want what the other person has for myself. The best way to overcome it is by redirecting that energy towards productive habits like developing myself and my brand.
On the screenshot you can see how my community reacts to my posts. Views: 684 Likes: 44 Comments: 40 Recently I found out a concept of different levels of communication. The higher the level, the stronger the connection, the higher the engagement. Here are the levels: 1. Small talk 2. Facts and information exchange 3. Sharing opinions 4. Expressing feelings 5. Disclosing needs, necessities, wishes, dreams and desires 6. Discussing values and beliefs It's a ladder. Try to climb higher and see how your audience starts resonate with you and form a community.
I love masterminds. The best phases of my life have all been after I joined a mastermind. . - It was a mastermind that encouraged me to upload my first YouTube video (Only God knows where I’d be now if I hadn’t). - It was a mastermind that embedded in me the principles needed to grow my YouTube channel to 600,000+ subs. - And it was a mastermind that helped me how to grow from $2,000/month to $30,000/month in six months. And then later brought me all the way to financial freedom (peak $100,000/month). (I talk about these masterminds in this, and this video.) . It seems that whenever I join a good mastermind, my life has a severe upgrade. I’m not 100% sure why masterminds are so effective for me. But whatever the answer, but one thing has always been clear to me: When the time is right, I need to start a mastermind. And now is that time. . Introducing: SYNTHESIZER UNIVERSITY. Entry requirements: - You are a Consultant earning $10,000+/month - Or an Educational Content Creator with 10,000+ subscribers/followers (If you don't meet these requirements, sorry. Please read message below.) . Synthesizer University is a mastermind to help you: - Magnify your impact - Grow a large loyal audience (loosely defined at 100,000+ Subscribers/followers) - Reach Financial Freedom quicker (loosely defined as $1m cash) - And to help you build something beautiful… The internet is the canvas. You are the artist. Let's paint something magical. - By mastering the new META for the Great Online Game (the game you’re playing) . THE NEW META - The Synthesizer Model:
You guys loved the last season of free mastermind calls, so we're bringing them back. These calls are a place for Synthesizers of all skill levels to come together and make magic happen. They're great for accountability, connecting with other Synthesizers, and brainstorming how to grow. - You can find call times in the Calendar. - @Wiktor Romanowicz will be hosting again. I will not be present. This is a place for you guys to meet, not for me to get involved. - Only available for members Level 3 or above. To give us a rough indication of interest, please comment "Attending" if you're planning on coming to one of these calls.
I don't always listen to music when working. But when I do, here's what I listen to: - For focus (Naval Ravikant's playlist): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6SVaMDD8FrRHpX6QwtSfBL?si=ff49dd969f5f49e6 - For when I need a pick me up: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7vCvBNH9IhdUyaqKvsqJfr?si=34ba2586c69e4f44 - For important work: - For creative thinking: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ZDXuj4ImoQG6M7vrRuP6z?si=507e277df1924778 - For deep work: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0DVaFPiIrFjvqyHWNRwxH8?si=772552e343d247b8 - To get through boring work: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4wFRFI7LEJg20upFCyf3St?si=de94c72317ac42fc Do you listen to music when working? If yeah, what?
Andrew played a large part in inspiring me to create, but he also introduced me to Mr. Beast. This guy is totally nuts but I love him! I obsessed over him for three or four days now and wrote an article synthesizing what I took from it. Hope you like it https://medium.com/@jonathanmichaelson/i-spent-the-last-3-days-studying-mr-beast-c14c1cae10b0
If you want to be financially successful, it's not enough to just know the right things. You need to know how to behave in a way that helps you reach your goals. Financial success is not a hard science. It’s a soft skill, where how you behave is more important than what you know.
I'm going through the Curation part of the introduction, but I don't understand this point. If our attention is constant and content is being created rapidly, how does that make synthesizing more valuable? Isn't a synthesizer just adding to the already large amount of content? Is it because synthesizers condense the information? I think I'm missing something here.
Today is my birthday and I asked my community members on Telegram channel to donate me money which later will be used for advertising of the very channel. It’s 11:44, so far I made 40 dollars. Nexts step is 10’000 community members. So far it’s 668
I just finished Film Booth's Avatar Workshop and Arlin Moore's Tribe Accelerator here is what I learned: There are 3 types of creators: 80% type 1: Just makes videos that he likes and wonders why he is not getting any views 15% type 2: Asks his audience about what they want to watch, he is getting decent views, but nothing extra 5% type 3: He makes videos to a specific avatar, the creator knows better what the viewer wants than them, and the viewer feels as if every video was made just for him and thinks that the creator can read his mind. Note: If you want to join the 5% you have to have a specific avatar that you will create content for! Do you need an avatar if you make videos for your younger self and you are solving your problems? the answer is yes because you still have to specify your younger self, and maybe you want to focus only on a part of your younger self. So to answer the title, to build a tribe/community you have to build your viewer avatar, if you have one you will attract a type of people to your channel. You just have to ask would Jake (or insert your viewer avatar name) love this video? You have to keep in mind your viewer avatar every time you make your thumbnails, edit the videos, choose the titles, make inside jokes, build a product, etc. it's the foundation of everything. yesterday I talked with Jamie, and we worked on a thumbnail, and the question that came up, is that would your avatar click on it? Does he feels any emotions when he looks at the Tiktok Demon on the thumbnail, does he even loves cartoons? would it give him a nostalgic feeling and makes him curious? If the answer is yes, then the thumbnail is great, and the viewer will unreasonably feel that he has to click on the video. but if his viewer avatar hasn't read comics but only reads books and watches films, then the viewer won't feel the same connection, maybe he would click, but never would vibe with you and become a superfan
Feedback is in need and much appreciated! If you have some spare time please visit the blog and tell me: - whether you find the website appealing (colours and layout) - your thoughts about the presentation - is it clear what the blog is about? - There are currently two blog posts online - one for a brief introduction and the other is the first real topic. Please give me some feedback on how you like the content and the length of it - longer or shorter reading time? - I want to post once a week - won't make it more often, otherwise, it is going to be hard to still have a life alongside studying at med school and working ~10h a week. Also, please share everything else that comes to mind. Thank you so much! http://www.miningforgrowth.com
I think the layout looks great and I really enjoyed your "most valuable resource" post. I love the Plato quote as well. It really sets the tone of the blog. Great job on posting your first piece of content!