One of the most fascinating things I see is content agencies reaching out to me via cold email to help me create content. And video editors DMing me saying how they can make my content go viral. Sometimes I look them up only to see nothing. No content on their own channels, almost no online presence at all. (I get all sorts of other crazy offers via cold email and DMs as well but when it's related to content specifically it feels extra odd). I honestly send them all straight to spam and delete them, but that's just me. I don't have time for it. I meet all the awesome professionals and clients I need by creating content and networking on social media. Why would I (or anyone) trust you to help me get business with content when you don't use the same mechanism to grow your own business? It doesn't make sense. Is it possible to get clients with cold email? sure. Is it the best way to get clients in 2024? no. And how many people did you annoy along the way? Probably a lot. Will they remember you? Probably not because they deleted the email so fast trying to get you out of their inbox. But that's really besides the point. Warning sign #1 cold email is a bad idea. The first thing any cold email guru tells you to do, is to go signup for another email domain and to start "warming" it up so you don't destroy your real domain by sending out spam. What does it say about cold email that you need to go to such lengths to avoid detection and protect your real domain from being damaged? People don't want your cold email in their inbox. And how much time will you waste trying to craft "the perfect cold email" that .01% of the people open and respond to? Instead of priding yourself on your cold email game, pride yourself on your content game. You only have so much time to get good at something. Don't hedge your bets either, a little cold email, a little content. You'll be bad at both. Email is not a channel that people want to be interrupted on. People go to their email to get stuff they actually signed up for, and to interact with people they know.
Yeah, I keep telling clients this. They want a popup so they can get "subscribers" and then I ask them: how many email subscriptions do you subscribe to and read religously? The answer is usually 1 or zero. Depending on what you sell (muffins vs mortgage broker) people need varying amounts of "warmup" time to commit. Muffins? about 10 seconds. Mortgage broker? At least a few dozen videos with content/education. Maybe a blog post, some social posts, a half decent website, etc. Everything we do with content is driven by this simple but important concept: we do business with people we trust. Its really that simple.
@Stephen G. Pope Thanks for asking. Just random noise making on X and LinkedIn mostly. Nothing specifically built for an end goal in mind. Have done lots of low/no-code experimenting, dealing with some clients, and mostly personal health issues going on. Narrowing focus (no more building apps!), and work on just two things - coaching program for wordpress and getting seed/vc funding for vrme.ai. (and client work when required) Will figure out a content plan soon for WordPress though. Just working on syllabus and program.
Just came across a GPT built for crafting efficient Zapier workflows. He's charging money for it but I figure you can get similar results by giving GPT Zapier's documentation. P.S. I'm not affiliated with Corbin. Just thought it was an interesting find and I know you guys here use Zapier a lot.
Just came across this tool the other day and it's been extremely helpful with creating SOPs and documenting other processes throughout the businesses that I work with. Thought I'd share incase anyone else finds useful... https://www.guidde.com/
This is very exciting because it takes relatively little effort to separate yourself ALOT from the pack! Here's the shareable link to the rest of the conversation which includes the prompts I used: https://g.co/bard/share/272309ebcfc2
I got ChatGPT to write a Python script that lets you upload a video and then it: 1. Transcribes the audio 2. Extracts the image frames (at 1 fps) 3. Describes each image frame 4. Analyses both the audio transcript and the image frames Nothing revolutionary but considering that I have 0 coding experience I was pretty happy with the end result 😛 You can find the Colab file here. You can run it after making a copy of it. Hopefully some of you will find it helpful. Let me know what you think!
Muse.ai is an app I used a while back that does something similar as well - it identifies images, and clip changes. Check this out: https://muse.ai/v/VBdrD8v-President-Kennedys-Speech-at-Rice-University
I watched this Loom video.. its pretty amazing what it can do. I think it can save a lot of time if are trying to turn your YT video into articles/blogs/etc. https://swellai.com https://www.loom.com/share/9fa30cdc8a204c468f366381c6f37409?t=2
I just saw an ad on Facebook for Appsumo (saas discount site) and these three apps look pretty compelling and related to this group. So I thought of sharing here. FYI: I haven't tried any of these but the ad made these worth a deeper look. Ocoya - https://appsumo.com/products/ocoya/ Vista Social - https://appsumo.com/products/vista-social/ Bigvu - https://appsumo.com/products/bigvu/ Here is the ad: https://www.facebook.com/share/r/inizmiCfy1MTbVew/?mibextid=D5vuiz
Also, search X for "thumbnail generator ai youtube". I found a few mentioned. I haven't tried any btw. Here is one: https://viralvisionai.com/. Check out futuretools.ai and allgpts.co as well. Try the Canva GPT as well. https://chat.openai.com/g/g-alKfVrz9K-canva
Made a quick video that shows you how to create Twitter Image Carousels for LinkedIn and also Instgram right from a Google Doc. 100% automated. I show you how to create the image template in Placid and the Make(dot)com automation that turns each line in a google doc into a twitter image carousel (PDF or images). Take a look.
This is awesome! I would love to see an automation that I'm aiming to build for my mini SAAS app - TLDRthisVideo.com. What I'm looking for: when someone fills out the form on the website with a Youtube URL, use an AI API to process the captions of the video (I recently did this manually for someone and used Spext.co which was really good. Check here), and send it back to them as an email. The email will have a "Sponsored by" section above and below the email body. That will come from a hidden page on the website (public page but the URL isn't shared). Once the email is sent, post the same summary as a PDF on Twitter, and as a blog post (later IG, Tiktok, etc). If the user doesn't want this going public, they can pay a few $ during form submission (haven't built this yet) and this won't be done. I'm working on the Twitter bot as well - video are increasing on Twitter, so I want to jump in early. If someone tweets @ the bot, the bot replies back with a TLDR of the video. The website/email is Version 1.0. I'm using Wordpress and Gravity forms on the website.
This is something I've wanted to do for awhile. Using video transcripts to automatically tag all my content so I can search/find content and repurpose later. I also wanted a way to create platform specific hashtags on autopilot 🚀 There is a TON of power in this one, hope you enjoy, would love your feedback. Here is a link to the video → https://youtu.be/nYOqS7o2254
@Stephen G. Pope you need to have a look at Muse.ai. It does everything you want including transcribing and search across your content. You can launch your own search as well and it even does scene recognition. Very cool app. One thing I'm doing for a client thats an alternative to Muse: uploading to YT, adding transcriptions to an Intranet blog post, and then using WordPress + Relevanssi search plugin to search across their YT content. We are experimenting with creating tags for each blog post and using categories as well.
Mayur pointed me to this AI video service. I'm blown away. It made a cool promo video for the Kontent Engine DB, and All I did was provide this simple prompt: "I've got a new product that can organize and automate the creation, production and distribution process for a content team" Then I told the AI the audience → Marketing teams And the feel → Minimal And the platform → YouTube I also made one small tweak to the script itself (which you can modify and it will rerender the video). I had it include a more specific problem statement. The original was a little generic (I wrote this out manually in their editor). I also include the tools by name, Airtable, Zapier, Google Drive, etc. I added this manually to the script as well. I probably added 10 to 15 words. And here is the end result. I could see fine tuning it a lot. I'm not blown away by the b-roll they used, but I think with the help of a real editor to fill in the video with real footage, it could be pretty cool. It's a cool headstart on the process. The main thing I noticed was that the AI spent most of the time articulating the problems and the possibility of a better future instead of features. Which I thought was interesting. Watch and let me know what you think in the comments!
I watched @Stephen G. Pope's video and subsequently mapped out my funnel and plan in FigJam. I was wondering, can I post my map here for feedback? TLDR: I'm building a funnel for a client and they have agreed to let me market my automation agency alongside their e-book. The client wants me to create content with AI tools (checkout InVideo AI - its great). I'm using the experience for a future case study to build my own agency funnels and products - hypersocialengine.com