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Learn with Tim Schmoyer and other full-time YouTuber creators about how to grow a business around your online video audience. These entrepreneurs discuss topics related to their own personal YouTube channel growth and the business that surrounds the audience they've built. Listen as they discuss advanced strategies and tactics they implement to earn a full-time income from their YouTube subscribers and social media audience.
 
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Creating an emotional connection with your viewers is one of the best ways to get them to watch more, boost watch time, get them to watch more videos, subscribe, and keep coming back for more. Crafting your videos around a story is one of the best ways to do that, but it's a difficult skill to learn. Many people think they are telling a story, but …
 
Having a YouTube channel is a ton of fun, but a TON of hard work, critical thinking, and creativity. And especially if you're in a place of trying to implement new strategies, it can all become very daunting and kick your motivation and energy right in the butt. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Spend 8 weeks in a small group with Tim and his team i…
 
Black Friday is coming up soon! If you create and sell your own products on your channel, this can be a great time to increase sales as well as get new customers for future promotions. Today we'll talk through some ideas of how to incorporate your YouTube channel into that sales process next week, how to structure a sales video, follow-up, and more…
 
Being a YouTube creator can get, well, really messy really fast, especially if you’re here learning about all the new strategies that you should be incorporating into your content. It feels like there's so much to do, so many things to remember, and so many tips you have to get right if you really want to get views on your videos. If one of the tip…
 
Any successful creative or business endeavor requires hustle in order to succeed. Yet, as Tim is personally experiencing, that hustle can become unhealthy over time and leave you in a pretty bad place. So today we'll discuss Lennon's HUSTLE definition, which provides a healthier framework for evaluating our own work, both creatively and inside our …
 
Today I'm talking about a system that I often use with clients when they're curious about how they can create more content around a certain topic or product. This system is incredibly simple once you know who you're talking to, and what they need, so get your pencil out and take some notes! Want to book a consult with me or another member of the te…
 
Wow, I cannot believe how much value is packed into this single episode! It's basically a full-blown course on how find and manage brand deals for your YouTube channel. We even talk about Instagram deals, too. Chad Rader, who does 6 figure brand deals on YouTube with brands like Disney and Best Buy, reveals everything you need to know about how to …
 
Today we discuss how you can decide what video to make next so that you reach your audience better, get more views, more subscribers, and continue to grow your YouTube business. Whether it be a better streamlined process that keeps your audience engaged for the long haul or reading analytics effectively to learn what’s working and what’s not, we’ll…
 
Your channel feels like it's at a standstill. It's stuck in a rut. You put out high quality content, but just doesn’t seem to be enough. One video may do really well on the first few days but the views go down really fast too. A particular series of videos may gain a lot of views and subscribers, but the other videos don't get the same attention. A…
 
As a creator who wants to grow your channel into something that brings joy into your life and really serves your viewers well, you obviously want more subscribers. But is subscribers the thing we should really be focusing on? What happens when we don’t hit the number? What happens when you hit the number of subscribers, but your videos still aren’t…
 
Whenever it comes to growing on YouTube, it often starts out really exciting and full of hope. After creating for only a few months while seeing little to no return on your time, money, and energy invested, it can become incredibly draining. You lose your creative spark, you’re fighting yourself to figure out what to create next, and you just feel …
 
The tactics that grow your channel when it's new and small aren't necessarily the same tactics that grow your channel when it's more established. After working with hundreds of clients who have hundreds of thousands of subscribers, we broke down the top principles we see for continuing channel growth as you become more established. In this episode,…
 
Today is the recording some of highlights from a live stream I hosted on my channel where we answered questions like: - What's the best strategy for discovering what product your audience wants to buy from you? - How do you take a break from your social media business without feeling guilty or like it's going to hurt your growth? - How do you appro…
 
Growing a successful business around your YouTube audience requires a different mindset than just being a creator or an "influencer." Too many creators focus on the creator side of their business, but fail to recognize that they're actually a CEO and need to think like one in order to make money in their business. Today, Josh Zimmerman, The Creator…
 
When we evaluate our clients' videos that aren't performing well, there's several things we often see in common that are holding the video back. Fortunately, these are simple mistakes to fix if you know what to look for and what to consider as you're planning and shooting your videos. Today we'll share 5 of the most common things we see, as well as…
 
If you're a creator who shoots the video and then tries to figure out how to make it get views and subscribers on YouTube, you're doing it backwards. Videos often perform much better with some strategic planning ahead of time so you end up shooting exactly what you need to make the best video possible. CREATOR SPOTLIGHT: Remmington went through, "3…
 
Today we're talking with 7 YouTube creators about not only their best tips for growing a channel on YouTube, but we're also taking time to answer your questions so you can grow, too. Check out these creators here: - Pressure Wash Help - https://www.youtube.com/FCPWLLC - Multilingual Kids - AskTetsu - https://www.youtube.com/user/asktetsu - Nick Lit…
 
Over the past few years I've started several online businesses. Video Creators itself has earned millions of dollars on YouTube and today I want to share with you the 5 sales tactics I used that allowed me to grow the business and serve an audience of YouTube creators better than ever before. Use these 5 principles to grow your own business on YouT…
 
If you're using YouTube to grow your business or even create a business, we know you have all kinds of questions about what that looks like, what works best, and how to translate business practices to an online video format. After generating several million dollars on YouTube for my businesses, we're here to help you figure out how to do the same. …
 
When you're a smaller channel, you typically follow a growth strategy that focuses on search, keywords, and making the content as short and to-the-point as possible. While there's nothing wrong with that, you'll notice that many channels with several million subscribers do NOT do that. They're not focused on keywords and there's a lot of "unnecessa…
 
If you want to optimize your videos for growth, most people unfortunately focus primarily on the content itself: cool shots, fancy editing, and high energy. Those things can be nice, but they don't grow momentum on your channel as well as focusing on who the viewer is and what they want. Today, Liron from VidIQ joins us to talk through how we can g…
 
One creator asked us, "How do I optimize YouTube's ads to make the most money? Should I just select all the options and let YouTube pick? Should I disable certain ad formats and force others to run more? is there anything I can do to make more money from YouTube's ads on my videos?" Another creator asked us, "How do I double my channel growth with …
 
If you're a business on YouTube and are using your videos to drive traffic to your website, products, and service, there's a few myths these business creators often believe that hold them back from really seeing success on YouTube. Today, Dane Golden will join us to discuss those myths and give us practical advice for how we can overcome them and u…
 
Here at Video Creators, we receive over 100 email inquiries a day. As your channel and brand grows, it will start to feel unmanageable. But you MUST manage it for the sake of serving your audience and responding to business opportunities that arise. So here's how we manage it. This is our process and hope it helps you manage your community better, …
 
I sat down with a YouTube employee to discuss some of the things they see on their side that are mistakes that are holding creators back, what makes for a "good" video, how do we know if it's "good enough," and much more. Check out Creator Insider on YouTube for more behind-the-scenes updates from YouTube themselves: https://www.youtube.com/creator…
 
Yes, there’s all the obvious skills like video production, editing, and YouTube strategy, but today we want to go beyond that. If your goal is to make money doing what you love and you’re growing that business on YouTube, you need many more skills than video production. After over 10 years of growing online businesses and generating millions of dol…
 
This episode is more for the business minded creator -- those who plan to turn their channel into a business or people who are growing a business with their YouTube channel. At VC, about 90-some percent of our revenue is funneled through our website. It's a very critical tool for us as we generate leads with YouTube, nurture those relationships wit…
 
After working through our YouTube growth process in Video Labs for 8 weeks, these 6 creators share some of the top ideas, tips, tactics, and strategies that have helped them see their channels grow so that you can see the same thing happen on your channel. REGISTER FOR VIDEO LABS: https://videocreators.com/video-labs/ CREATORS IN THIS EPISODE - Dim…
 
Some search queries have a lot of search volume that could account for a lot of traffic on your videos, but they also tend to have a lot of competition. How do you get your videos to outrank all the competition and become the #1 video that people watch when for a particular query? Well, our approach is a bit different than most. Here's what we've f…
 
Books are an amazing resource of inexpensive, in-depth, detailed information. There's a few books that have been consistently influential in helping creators turn their channels into sustainable, full-time businesses as well as help them grow their channels' viewership. Today we'll review those books so you can be better equipped to get better resu…
 
Everyone wants their videos to be discovered on YouTube, but many are misguided when it comes to the tactics they ned to implement in order to actually rank their videos in search, suggested, and home page. In fact, the approach completely all wrong. Today, we'll share what you're likely spending your time on to get your videos to rank that you can…
 
Here at Video Creators, we have some favorite YouTube channels that we love to watch personally. Today we'll discuss the principles of what these creators do well that makes it so easy for us (and others!) to fall in love with their videos and want to watch more and more. YOUTUBE NEWS STORIES MENTIONED - Video Chapters coming to YouTube: https://yo…
 
As your channel grows and turns into a business that generates income for you and your family, it's important to not get caught working in the business. Instead, you should be working ON the business. One of the first steps a lot of creators take to solve that problem is to start hiring other people who work in the business instead. Today we'll tal…
 
As we work with YouTube creators, we hear a lot of common questions that creators want to tackle that they feel are stunting their growth. Some of them are accurate, some of them are not. So, today, we want to dive into the top questions creators ask us about building momentum on YouTube and our advice for how to break through the roadblocks and mo…
 
As many of you are ramping up your efforts on YouTube with your new-found free time and declining bank accounts, we want to help you with your questions about how to turn that around. If you have questions about growing a business or making money on YouTube, bring them to us in today's live Q&A session and we'll help you do it faster. CREATOR SPOTL…
 
If you've had some success with growth on your channel, but are still struggling with now to turn it into a business that makes money, before you jump to selling merch and setting up a Patreon account, listen to this. We'll walk you through the first steps you need to implement in order to make money on your channel that will serve your audience be…
 
As more and more people are now working from home, many are finding the transition to be more difficult than they thought. How do you work, spend time with family, and be creative all in the same space? At Video Creators, we've actually been living this lifestyle for years and today we'll share some of our best tips and ideas for how to work effici…
 
If you have more time at home and are now planning to turn your channel into a business, there's a few skills you must have in order to make it successful. Today we'll discuss what those skills are, which ones can be taught and which one's can't so you can better setup your own business launch for success. Registration for Video Labs is now open: h…
 
These creators have a lot of great ideas, tips, and pieces of advice to share with you about how they're growing their channels. It'll be a rapid-fire session from them about how they're getting results on YouTube! - Wright Near Home - https://www.youtube.com/wrightnearhome - Adulting with Money - Dan Hinz - https://www.youtube.com/adultingwithmone…
 
As your channel grows, you face new sets of challenges and obstacles. They're different from the ones you faced when growing from 0 to 10,000 subscribers and even from 10,000 to 100,000 subscribers. Today we're going to address some of those common challenges and provide some ideas on how to get past them, but mostly spend our time focused on Q&A. …
 
Being able to manage your time well is such a key part of being a successful YouTube creator. The fight for time is a never ending battle that we all face. I think at the end of the day we all just want to have peace of mind that everything that needs to get done is going to get done and that we’d just like our days to feel a little less frantic. T…
 
Today we're adding a few new segments to our podcast live stream, including a quick online video news update. Then we'll dive into our routines as full-time YouTube creators and strategists. We'll share the tips that allow us to focus on what's most important to us and what consistently produces results. NEWS STORIES MENTIONED - YouTube Classic Stu…
 
When people try to grow their YouTube channels, many of them jump straight to discoverability growth thinking that's all they need in order for their channel to grow, but you actually need to lay a foundation of some strategies that position your channel to grow much faster. We'll go over those 5 basic strategies here today. If you want to dive dee…
 
When you're trying to keep up with posting videos on a regular schedule, having a solid process in place is the key to maintaining consistency. It's also what guarantees that your videos maintain a certain level of quality, too. Today we'll run through a process you can take and use to make better videos in less time. To get notified about the upco…
 
If your YouTube channel revolves around teaching your knowledge about a topic, then creating an online course can be a great way to not only provide more value to people and serve them better, but also make some money. Today we'll talk about our process for creating an online course and tips we've learned about how to sell it. To get notified about…
 
Earning a full-time income on YouTube isn't limited to just Adsense and brand deals. Although that can work fine for some people, it's not the only way to make money on YouTube. In today's episode, I'll introduce you to two of the YouTube strategists on my team who work with our clients. They'll share stories of other ways you can earn a full-time …
 
Over the past year of live streams and YouTube videos, we've assembled some of the top questions creators ask when it comes to growing their YouTube channels. While any of these questions could be an episode all by themselves, we're going to attempt to answer 9 of the most common ones all in one episode, including: 1. How do I know if my niche is t…
 
If you're looking at your YouTube channel and thinking, "2020 is the year I'm going to make this thing grow!" then this is the episode for you. Today we're going to cover a step-by-step process that will help you launch your channel so it gets viewed by the right people, you earn subscribers, and makes money for a successful 2020. Video Labs Regist…
 
If you're working hard to grow your channel, but not getting the traction you'd like, you likely find yourself in one or more of these categories: 1. I'm not getting any views. I don't know how many times I've heard creators say, "Well, just stay consistent and eventually you'll get your break-through moment." Several years ago when a creator told …
 
Last year was a big year for Video Creators. We worked with more creators than ever before, saw more growth with our clients than ever before, and hired more and more people to keep up with the results we were getting for clients. It was fun! And we learned a lot along the way in terms of what really does matter and what really doesn't matter for g…
 
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