Creating and growing a YouTube channel can be incredibly overwhelming and confusing. But it can also be incredibly rewarding if you do it right.
Here are 5 episodes from the archives of the Smart Passive Income Podcast‘ that will show you what’s possible on YouTube, whether you’re an online video veteran Still thinking of starting my own channel. Learn – in their own words – some unexpected tips for success from these YouTube pros.
1. From Medical Student to Passive Income – Ali Abdaal’s Incredible Success Story and YouTube Secret (SPI 503)
Ali is a doctor and a growing YouTube star. He joins Pat to share his story and his YouTube successes, including how to build relationships, stay sane in a sea of vitriolic comments, and the importance of going behind the scenes.
Ali’s key insights to YouTube users
One of the key elements of Ali’s secret to success? Learning on the job and getting rid of his terrible first video ASAP:
Your first 50 videos are absolutely terrible , so the sooner you make your first 50 videos, the better off you will be.
Ali Abdaal, Ali Abdaal
2. How the mighty YouTuber Marques Brownlee (AKA MKBHD) grew his big brand (SPI 352)
Marques Brownlee is an absolute YouTube expert. Along with great advice on everything from creating collaborative videos to the mindset of success, Marques breaks down what it’s like to form a team, how he manages his own production workflow and how to create the following he’s built – we’re talking about 15 million plus .
Marques’ key insights for YouTube users
Part of the reason Marques was able to create such a world-class channel is that he didn’t aim to be a huge success – he just wanted to create content out of love for it :
When I started, it wasn’t a career goal, and the number of views per video and things like that didn’t necessarily matter. So I was able to decide, with or without opinions, that I would continue to make videos.
Marques Brownlee, MKBHD
3. The Right Formula for Winning on YouTube with Derral Eves (SPI 459)
YouTube Strategist Derral Eves broke his formula for success on YouTube, from researching other channels to testing titles and thumbnails, and unlocking explosive growth by mastering the algorithm.
Derral’s key insights for YouTube users
Derral wants YouTube creators everywhere to know about “Scouting and Research” The Importance of ” – Learn more about trends and video production strategies that will help your videos perform better:
For content creators to Say, probably one of the most underutilized things, they just create, they don’t really look into it to understand what’s trending out there. They always miss opportunities.
Derral Eves, Derral Eves
4. How to Build Influence YouTube Brand Tim with Tim Schmoyer (SPI 368)
Since Schmoyer started making videos in 2006, he has been getting a lot of views on YouTube. Because he learned along the way and now teaches others, YouTube is not your average search engine, it requires you to think about your audience differently. It’s all about unleashing the power of the story and making your audience feel like the protagonist.
Tim’s Key Insights for YouTubers
Tim is a storytelling video. He helps clients design powerful story-based videos by having them answer seven guiding questions first:
First, who is the character? Two, what do they want? 3. Why don’t they get what they want? 4. What is a relationship of interest? Five, who or what will help them? 6. How do they end up getting what they want? And seven more – the point of the story – how did they change?
Tim Schmoyer, Video Creator
5. Matt D’Avella’s Story and His YouTube Fame (SPI 447)
Matt is a master storyteller who was able to go from $97,000 in student loans to debt-free with a thriving YouTube channel. He explains how he found his voice in front of the camera and his process of creating videos with massive views.
Matt’s Important Insights for YouTubers
Matt’s Simple But Very Important Advice for All YouTubers ? be yourself.
Where I started to be myself on YouTube was when I stopped trying to copy others, I started saying , ‘Well, let me lean on my strengths and the things I’m really good at, let me focus more on those, and the things I love. Because I really don’t like turning on the camera and trying to improvise and try to come up with something great because the final product is not as exciting and the process is not as enjoyable.
Matt Davila,Matt Davila
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If you’ve been thinking about starting a YouTube channel but haven’t made the move, we’ve created a brand new course for you: YouTube from Scratch !
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