Just launched a new YouTube channel with 4 new videos on day one. 2 days in, most videos have zero impressions, thus zero views. Only 1 view for all 4 videos... What am I missing? - high video production ✔️ - eye-catching thumbnails ✔️ - curiosity headlines ✔️ - keyword optimization ✔️ (tubebuddy and vidiq) - channel optimization ✔️ (tubebuddy and vidiq) - targeted niche ✔️ Any ideas would be appreciated. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfHcxG4DCur-q33STAFI01Q
I think most channels don't get a lot upfront but I watched 30 seconds of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUhm-xYtAiU and while it was high quality and you were good on camera, I had no idea what the video was going to be about.
I've been running my web design business for about 7 years now. I bought the domain when I was 18, but I wouldn't say I've been taking it too seriously until about a couple years ago. I was in university for most of that time. About a year ago, I think I was partly inspired by this group to start creating a course. It's crazy to see how far it's come from the rough drafts I had, but I also wish I had opted for a smaller course scope to start out with. I made a lot of mistakes over this process, but that's probably been my biggest. The course centers around using Squarespace to make a strong website for service-based business owners - but it expanded to include ChatGPT and Midjourney for website content, SEO and Copywriting advice as well as AI tools that help you do those, and some other things including offer creation. When creating it, I envisioned in my mind the middle-aged small business owners in my networking group that I've been a part of for 4 years, and thought about how if they don't get tech-savvy, their businesses will just cease to exist in 5-10 years. They have to learn the fundamentals, and then hire someone to execute on those fundamentals (and I have a video on how to hire a good freelancer on Upwork). Us small business owners need to upgrade our understanding of technology in order to stay competitive in this digital transition period, and I hope I can play a small but significant role in this 'fight' over this decade. Money-wise, I don't know if this course was worth it - time will tell. I certainly put in a lot of work time wise and at least $3000 money-wise in VA costs, and I could have been doing a lot more pressing work such as getting clients and upgrading systems in my business. What was worthwhile about this course - is a couple things: 1) Forced me to solidify my understanding of many rarely-used components of my service that I can now comfortably include in a holistic product. For example - using ChatGPT for content is huge, because getting text from clients has and always will be the no.1 sticking point for web designers. Sure, they still need to give input, but I can literally get on a zoom call with them, ask them questions, otter.ai transcribes it, and then ChatGPT puts together a 80% finished draft that I then edit. That's one of dozens of little examples of how this course improved my thinking of the systems behind my business. Sure, people can pay $119 to get a lot of the secrets/systems info- but they can also pay us $5000 to do it for them and this course is a key step behind consistently delivering $5000 websites that knock the socks off of clients (10x value)
Hey Sythesizers, I havent been too active since joining but hoping to change that now. Excited to be here! To kick things off I wanted to share my current content multiplication process. Really curious to know how everyone approaches taking long form content and breaking it down into mid/short form video and text posts. What Tools? Hacks? Tips? have you discovered. Tools I use: - Notion - Adobe Premier Pro - Davinci Resolve - Descript - AutoPod - Canva - ChatGPT/Claude - Sked Social Below is my current process for podcast episodes. Long Form Video 1. Shoot long form episode 2. In Premier Pro I use AutoPod to do a rough cut. Export AAF file. 3. Import AAF to Davinci for final edit and color grade. 4. While in Davinci I take still images from the episode to use for Thumbnail and covers on IG/YT 5. Export Final Episode 6. While episode is exporting, create YT Thumbnail in Canva (Templated) 7. Import Final episode into Descript to produce transcription 8. Feed full transcript into ChatGPT to generate a YouTube Description. 9. Schedule episode to YT Short Form Video 1. Feed full transcript from Descript into ChatGPT to find notable quotes. I use these as a starting point to create shorts. These quotes can also double as X/threads post 2. Search for each quote in Descript and move into their own compositions 3. Use Descript to remove filler words, shorten gaps and fine tune to perfection. 4. In Descript I apply a template with color adjustments and caption styles and vertical crop. 5. Create IG/YT Short Thumbnail in Canva (Templated) 6. Add cover as first frame for each short. 7. Export shorts 8. Using the transcripts, use ChatGPT to produce a caption for each short. 9. Schedule shorts/reels/tiktoks Long Form Written: 1. Feed full transcript into ChatGPT to generate a blog article for website and LinkedIn Article Post 2. Feed full transcript into ChatGPT to generate a 2-3 threaded posts 3. Schedule posts Short Form Written 1. Feed full transcript into ChatGPT to as many tweets as possible. 2. Review tweets for quality, eliminate sub par content. 3. Schedule posts
Here's a video that shows you how you MIGHT build your own system to optimize your YouTube workflow. I cover some of the tools I'm using (Airtable, Zapier, Frame(dot)io and Google Drive). Also—how you might handle planning content, thumbnails, repurposing the long-form videos into shorts. And also how to streamline working with your team, providing feedback, approvals, etc. And then finally, publishing that content. If you're interested in seeing the possibilities check out the video → https://youtu.be/QM-KvpKy56I
Not many people know this, but I actually almost partnered with Alex Hormozi. You can hear my story (and the three things that Alex knows about money that you probably don't) here: https://youtu.be/jEnbQE2u9VM Or you can download a searchable database of every video, interview, TikTok, and tweet that Alex has put out by clicking here. I believe this database can change lives, and I hope you find value in it.
https://youtu.be/Uk5Pxemj6Fc Two comments: 1. If you know a big creator who makes great content but isn't making as much money as they deserve, please put me in contact with them. I'm happy to help them for free. This is fun 2. The 10x Wealth Rule is true
Here's what the journey ahead looks like: Step 1: Make your first piece of content Step 2: Get in the habit of creating Step 3: Make your first dollar Step 4: Get 10,000 followers Step 5: Make $10,000/month Step 6: Financial freedom A note about habits: Reaching all six steps is possible, but it's a long road ahead. If you're only creating content for views, followers, or money, then you probably won't make it. In the beginning, you won't get those things. So you'll quit. The solution is to fall in love with creating. To create out of intrinsic motivation. Because you enjoy it. And just the process of creating helps you. A note about money: Money is important. But I don't think it's our end goal here. Content is growing exponentially. Our attention is limited. The role of the synthesizer becomes more important every single day. Our end goal is to commit to solving the 'disjointed knowledge problem' full-time. Now that's a meaningful goal. A note about $10,000/month: It is possible to earn much more than this through synthesizing, but this is roughly the point where your happiness stops increasing as you earn more. A note about Financial Freedom: The goal isn't to sit on a beach and drink cocktails. The goal is to use this freedom to make art. To create something beautiful for the other people on earth. At this point significant impact can be made. A note about "Celebrations": This community has exceeded my expectations in terms of energy and aliveness. I didn't quite realise how strongly being synthesizers would resonate with you guys. Thank you, sincerely, for your response. I've added a "celebrations" post category. I think this will add to the energy of the group. Whenever you hit part of the roadmap, make a post! We will keep track of how many people are at each level. Also feel free to post other celebrations not on the roadmap. Final notes: This roadmap is definitely not final. If you see any problems with it, comment below. If you can think of anything you think should be added, comment below.
Belief and commitment are two keys to content creation -- the rest happens as quickly as you make it happen. But without belief and commitment you'll start and stop and it'll effect the results and ability to get better -- and you risk quitting.
A list of resources you have been searching for as a content creator: Thumbnails: Thumbnail tester - it shows you how your thumbnail and title will look like in the recommended feed Thumbs Up - it shows how your thumbnail will look on different devices Remove.bg - removes backgrounds on photos, so you can make cool thumbnails Canva - A free way to create thumbnails Luminar Ai - Transform boring photos to thumbnails that pop Photoshop - If Canva is not enough, and you want something more powerful @Jay Alto - a creator focused on teaching YouTubers how to create thumbnails his Twitter and Discord server is a must-follow for every content creator also his free resources such as the Thumbnail Guide and the Red Arrow pack Thumbnail Colors - learn about the color combinations that the most viral thumbnails have Jay - Thumbnail designer ------------------------------- Music and Sound Effects: Streambeats - free music (mostly lofi) by Harris Heller Uppbeat.io - free music for every genre, you must credit the author and you limited to 10 downloads per month Audiolibrary - free music, you have to give credit to the author Epidemic Sounds - The most quality music on the market but you can only use the music till you have a subscription Artlist - also a premium music service, you can use the music forever, but you have to pay upfront for a yearly subscription
I'm creating my structural engineering course. It will be on a paid platform. I was thinking about uploading some videos of the first module on my channel. I think it's not a problem, as I'm reusing some of my old videos in the course.
Hey guys, I've only just joined this school just feeling my way around but as per the road map. I have made many pieces of content, I have made substantially more than £1 but not much and I got to 1,000 subscribers about a yearish ago now but I'm actually on 1550 now. Would have been nice to be able to share this as it happened but I didn't know such a place existed for fellow like minded individuals.
(If you're serious about growing your YouTube channel, you need to read this) CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS POST INSTEAD OF READING (RECOMMENDED) 10mins on 2x speed CHAPTER 1: HUMANS ARE DELUSIONAL It’s true. Whether we like it or not, we all believe things that aren’t true. And this makes it really hard to make progress. For example, it’s impossible to make more money if your beliefs about how to make more money do not align with the way the world works. The reason for this is because your actions follow your beliefs. So if you believe you can grow your business through X, but X isn’t how you actually grow your business. Then no matter how hard you try you will be stuck. Some call these beliefs Crony Beliefs. And they explain why so many humans get stuck making little progress. Even though they keep taking action, their beliefs don’t change, so their actions remain the same, and their results stagnate. You see, the universe does not care about the way you think the world works, or the way you wish the world works. It just works the way it works. End of. Period. No arguments. And if you can’t align your beliefs with the way it actually works, then you won’t be able to operate within its boundaries to get results. CHAPTER 2: WHY YOUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL ISN’T GROWING QUICKLY When it comes to growing your YouTube channel, one of those beliefs is “to grow your YouTube channel you just need to be consistent”. If that were true, how would you explain the dozens of people in this community who have uploaded one video per week for years and still don’t have a sizeable audience? There’s nothing more frustrating than knowing the power of YouTube, but no matter how hard you try your videos don’t get the reach you think they deserve. I expand on this here and here
Hey Guys, Doing a video this coming week on ways Caleb Ralston (head of content with the Hormozi team) could strategically organize his content and automate workflow to scale Hormozi Media, and Alex and Leila's channels. Would love any feedback you have on these thumbs. 🙏
Hey guys I built a end to end video on how to build a fully automated organic sales funnel on Skool. I break down... — Setting up your social media to link to a lead magnet — Using Zapier and email to deliver a free course — Getting people into your community — Using ThriveCart & Zapier to convert free members into paid (automatically) Let me know if you have any questions.
I'm not there yet but I'm noticing that there seems to be an unsustainable level of cost increase in North America and I know many of you are operating your businesses from around the globe. So I am thinking about it for the near future. Wanted to ask, which cities/countries would you recommend for someone looking to be a digital nomad? I'm coming at this from these primary parameters (not necessarily in this order) : 1) Cost of living 2) Public Safety 3) High-Speed Internet 4) Language Barrier 5) Quality of Life (access to organic/grass-fed food, gyms, health, and wellness-oriented features)
First stab at making a compelling thumb/title. Would love some feedback on it. How can I make it better? (context: travel vlog) UPDATE: Added another version, shorter title and different text in thumb. UPDATE: New title variation.
200k+ impressions 🚀 & 6.9k engagements 🔥 since last year on linkLinkedIn! 😍 consistency is definitely essential people! check out the full stats here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/salimalbitar_200k-impressions-69k-engagements-activity-7085247747041239041-WHNA?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop and let me know if you have any questions about Linkedin! ❤️
So i'm quite happy with the thumbnails ive made so far (id still appreciate criticism for these), but my main problem is i want another type of thumbnail. so the type of thumbnail i have shown, is just a simple glow on photoshop. What other thumbnail types can i use as a reference for my videos, which are mainly self improvement. thanks 👍😁
Hello! I'm trying to build better solutions for creators who want more distribution. And I thought, why not do synthesizing as a service? For example, if a creator has 1hr podcast, I consume it and I can create at least 4 pieces of content (written) from it. Then these 4 can be repurposed into different formats such as IG carousels, LinkedIn articles, Twitter threads, Meta's Threads, the base for their newsletter, etc. And if any of these small snippets get more reach then we could also make a long-form on just that small snippet. My questions: - Are there any agencies that are doing this? - In this age of short-form video content, do you think it'll be helpful? - Would you be interested in collaborating on this project with me? Let me know your thoughts on this. Cheers, Vasanthan
I just watched the new Colin and Samir video titled 'Why MrBeast should sell his channel' about Fractional Ownership. I can recommend the video for all creators interested in new and creative ways to monetise, and I can recommend their whole channel for when you're looking for a good mix of entertainment, but still on topic to the creator economy. I liked the video for two reasons. First, it got me thinking about ways we can all collaborate together on one project as a community. I'm still in the really early days with this thought, and I have no idea how it would pan out in reality, but I think something really fun and rewarding could happen with the most active members of this community. The newsletter is step 1 on this process. Second, it taught me a lesson about thumbnails and titles. If I had to summarise YouTube success in a few words it would be this: Make videos people want. In Colin and Samir's example, not many people think they want to watch videos about Fractional Ownership, but lots of people want to watch videos about MrBeast. I think I need to do a better job at tailoring my videos to be more aligned with what people want. I recently recorded a video about 'How To Be Consistent', but I think it would do even better if it was titled something like 'How Is Ali Abdaal / Graham Stephan So Consistent!?" Same contents, but framed in a way that people want. So a really important question for us all to ask is: what content to people want? Where is attention? I made a list: 1. Big YouTubers 2. Celebrities / Actors / Movies 3. Web 3 / Crypto 4. Politics 5. News I'm wondering what would happen if 95% of videos I made had a theme related to the above. Charisma on Command grew their channel using Celebrity clickbait, but I don't watch any movies/know about celebrities. Web3 could definitely fit into the occasional piece of my content. E.g. Web3 for content creators, or if I'm making a video about staying focused, I can use Web3 as an example of a distraction that eats attention.
Hi everywone! I'm planning to grow a Skool Group as funnel to my Front-end course (99€/month) I like Kollege Group format (La grange), with a free weekly call to give value to members and then ascend them to other payment programs. I have 2 questions for you: 1. There is a way - in skool - to give access classroom only to paid members? 2. Do you think it's better separate the Free Group from the Payment Group? Thank you everyone will take the time to respond or like this post 🙏
I think I found the cheapest way to transcribe videos automatically. Better than Descript and another platform Trint (if you've heard of them). You can watch the video below for more details but if you want to skip it, check out OpenAI's Whisper. It works really well. It's very simple and integrates with Zapier. As I said, if you want more details check out the video below. It has one drawback and I talk about how to get over it in the video. Here is the video → https://youtu.be/RohUi40_QBA
I don’t know a single person that wants to be on the content creation hamster wheel. But if you want to help people and make an impact content is a necessary evil right now (and that won’t change in the near future). But I haven’t yet heard one person tell me they dream of building content machines all day long. Well except me haha 😁 But I do it because it's a fun technical challenge, and it makes my life easier as a creator. Building my own machine has allowed me to go from struggling—to distributing 100+ pieces of content across multiple platforms per week (with a tiny team). In the journey I’ve built automation and workflows that target the key areas of the content creation process: — Planning — Creation — Post-production (repurposing) — Posting — Analytics And team communication. Today I’ll cover planning. Planning is a key piece of the puzzle because: a) This is the time when we can meet as a team to view the analytics and performance of previous content to make better content. And… b) This is the time we can set ourselves up for success and begin to organize ourselves for the coming week of recording, post-producing, and posting content. So how can we make that process easier? — Using automation to copy a script template with your common outline for a YouTube video or Podcast. — Creating all the folders (containers) to store all the recorded and edited content (with links to everything) When you automate these actions, you reduce the friction of creating content. No one wants to go hiking with rocks in their shoes, so I took the same approach to content planning and removed all the repetitive tasks that get in people’s way. I cover all of this in a lot more detail in a recent YouTube video that you can watch. I plan to cover the other parts of the process in future videos. Let me know if you have any questions or requests for helpful content. Have a good one!
@Darren and Samantha George here is part 2 and 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAFPDm0zzgQ&t=0s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b31c9rU0KOs&t=0s and then also a simplified system I created https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAuwe0KcUxc&
E.G. - lawn mowers - leaf blowers - loud roommates (music, etc.) - loud neighbors (music, etc.) - noisy traffic - construction - A/C - fans - heaters Just some common things when trying to record raw media for videos or podcasts, I assume --- just surprised it doesn't come up that often! Maybe the last 3 are cancellable with audio techniques. I've lived in quite a few places, and other than living alone in new buildings with a lot of soundproofing or careful cooperation / scheduling around others, I've personally never found it possible to escape from these sorts of things entirely when recording anything. Currently in a nice neighborhood... but boy do neighbors 𝙇𝙊𝙑𝙀 keeping their yards looking perfect... what seems like every day of the week (probably hear landscaping equipment almost every day). I've also wondered how musicians deal with the opposite problem... often annoying others without a lot of soundproofing or distance from others (right?). ____ Best thing I can think of is to get done what you can recording / sound-wise when you can, and the rest of the time is for non-recording parts of the process.
Remember how I closed that 300k deal? That involves hanging around with the CEO of the company, an 8-figure entrepreneur. He's a beast. Part of my role is hiring A-Players to scale his YouTube. So I was on a de-briefing call to talk about who I thought was one of our ‘best candidates’. “That candidate is weak, Andrew. They’re weak because they don’t have the proper speech patterns.” Proper speech patterns? WTF. Our call ended before I was able to dig deeper… I couldn’t stop thinking about what he said. I NEED to know the answer. I want to be an A-Player. And I know you are who you surround yourself with, so I NEED to be able to SPOT A-Players. So right when our next call started, I asked him what speech pattern do A-players possess? He paused. Thought for 10 seconds. “It’s just about being concise. That’s the differentiator between an A-player and everyone else.” And it made so much sense to me… Rambling is an indicator of poor, unclear thoughts. Clear thinking leads to clear speaking. C-players are unclear. A-players are concise.
Naval Ravikant has released a new social media app. It's clubhouse, but a-sync. Kind of like Whatsapp voice messages in a group chat. It's an opportunity on a new platform to grow an audience. An opportunity to get cutting edge insights on fascinating topics like AI, the future of work, and philosophy. And an opportunity to make connections with people normally impossible to access. I've been given access to five single-use codes to invite people to the app. And I've decided to give access to the top 5 people on the leaderboard access. Check DMs. @Corey Bennett Boardman @Fedor Favorsky @Owen Sheasby @Benedek Santa @Shivam Jha Drop a GIF if one of these people has added value to you in one way to show appreciation. I will give access to more people as soon as I can! PS: Long-time no speak. I've been busy. Working hard. Learning lots. Will share at some point. Hope you're well.
I built a 1.9M subscribers YouTube channel in a country with only 6.8M people & created an incredibly devoted fanbase. Here is how you can do it too: 1. Identifying your audience: Looking at your demographics is not enough! You need to know exactly: • What are their passions? • How do they spend their free time? • What interests them? • What makes them choose to watch you over other creators? Create a list of bullet points outlining the characteristics of an average person from your audience, the longer - the better. Identifying your audience is crucial to determine things like: ideas, editing style, and how you communicate in videos - major mistakes creators make. 2. Daily uploads: Most niches can't do this, however I managed to do the following: Since 2016, I've posted daily videos (gaming/reaction) at 8 PM to connect with my viewers and build a strong fan base. Consistency in my schedule has made it a part of their daily routine, forming a strong bond that almost feels like a real friendship. 3. Build a strong fan base: Many creators are unaware of the "average views per viewer" metric, which measures the strength of your fanbase in sense. For the past 28 days, my average was 24.5, an impressive number to strive for if you run a personality-based channel. To build a strong community that keeps coming back, you need to consistently deliver on what your audience wants and expects with every single upload, without exception. Having 2/3 underperforming videos in a row can cause a decrease in views for subsequent videos. This is because the audience may have been unsatisfied with the previous ones and are choosing to watch fewer new uploads as a result. My goal is to maintain consistent views. These are some of the key points, let me know if you want to see more!