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This is really cool, thank you! I've been following this for a few months and I'm launching a youtube weekly series tomorrow, in my own niche, it's been great to see what you're doing.
Also my mom worked at that factory from your last video!
I did! I don't know if it is the same company still there but she worked there before she joined the military.wow thats cool! haha Did you show her?
Let me know if you need any input or help. The channel hasn't been too busy last few weeks but there is a lot going on behind the scenes.
I did! I don't know if it is the same company still there but she worked there before she joined the military.
I was going to PM you but it appears maybe I'm not cool enough to have access, so let me know if you want to discuss off-thread, but one thing I'm struggling with is personal brand vs professional brand. I believe you changed the name of your YT channel awhile back to your business, has that helped? My business niche is personal finance, particularly for millennials and usually featuring a lot of CATS! (I'm very google-able). I'll be doing a lot of personal finance instructional videos with cats.
But I also have a fair amount of folks that follow my personal brand due to personal data tracking/design work I do and I plan to do more videos showing that work off through vlog-styble videos, since quantified self is very light on youtube. I have a channel for myself and a channel for my business, and I'm struggling with how to structure video uploads between the two. Just run two channels and possibly split the subs? Do everything on my personal channel?
(Also I know some very big youtubers - like people with 3.1 million subs - through a nonprofit I'm on the board of - so I'm hoping once I get rolling to see if I can interview some of them to get the channel moving.)
I feel like most people's audio and video either:
Yours seems to fluctuate. Better some days, worse others, almost random.
- Stays consistent
- Gets better over time
Your travel stuff is shot beautifully, but there the audio is inconsistent. I found myself having to turn up and down my computer with each video.
I think you need to invest in a SYSTEM of doing things the same way every day to avoid the problem.
It's a shame to have a mic cover your face, and for you to not even get the full benefit. Sometimes it sounds like you forgot to plug that mic in and are working off of camera audio.
- What audio processing are you doing?
- What db level are you trying to shoot for with your audio?
- Do you know how to use Adobe Audition? (If not I can show you some easy tricks)
Great timely thread, Rob.
I go way back with video production, but haven't been involved with it in a while. I've long thought that it might be a good marketing channel for me.
I'm a bit worried about how much Control Youtube can have over video distribution. But, I don't plan to go into business as a video blogger, and I do plan to have other non-video marketing channels and to also use Vimeo. (How much bigger is Youtube than Vimeo? Am I right that Vimeo is the #2 video sharing site?)
Maybe I don't need to worry too much about Youtube's giant Control in this area. I do want to try to use videos to get subscribers onto a mailing list. This would mean I could still reach at least a percentage of viewers, even if Youtube shuts me down for some weird reason.
I'd like to be able to include videos, along with web sites, as part of a comprehensive marketing package for clients as well as for myself. I also see offering training programs on video, as part of my future career. All that would be using video skills I already have.
Oh I see you already mentioned this: "Hopefully in the future I can offer web, video, photos, branding, and also some copywriting." That's my goal too, a more comprehensive marketing agency.
I also put a drone camera on my long-term shopping list.
I decided to try out Youtube in a low-stress way, where it doesn't hurt me if I get it wrong.
This will be my first experience publishing videos onto Youtube. I want to learn how to get traffic and make friends, fans, and subscribers with a new channel for free.
My theme will be some silly, wacky stuff for entertainment only. This first batch of clips are parody edits of a popular TV show, which has hardly any parodies. (I've often enjoyed well done parody edits of other popular shows.) This way, there's no pressure on me. If other people like the parodies, I'll make some new friends and get to demonstrate a sense of humor with whimsical editing. If it seems that there's a lot of enthusiasm for my silly ideas, I guess adding a pass-the-hat Patreon link would be the way to monetize them.
If nobody likes the parodies, that's okay. They'll be up under a pen name anyway!
There's a chance my parodies could be tossed out with a copyright claim. But for this show, lots of people are putting up commentary/reaction videos that stay up for years. It seems the only thing that gets wiped out is if people have more than a few minutes of footage straight from the show. Individual scenes seem to be allowed. I think I'm on the safe side here.
Second theme or channel will be point of view driving around some pretty countryside and interesting cityscapes. Pretty much unedited dashcam footage plus some royalty-free background music. Not sure if I should put those on the same channel or give them their own channel.
Last week I downloaded Davinci Resolve, and made some parody rough drafts I like. I want to tighten up the timing a bit. I also want to fix a few glitches where I forgot to carry over the audio of someone we only occasionally see speaking. I expect I'll be able to do that this week, create a Youtube account and channel, and upload my clips.
Once I see what works and what doesn't work, I'll create a new channel with my own name, and put up business related content.
Should I share my results here, or put them in a different thread?
Why can be that? I'll try to provide a theory in another post. Not to create a cliffhanger, but because I can't attach more images to this post
I had to get some new usernames on Fb and twitter but I think it reads a lot better now.
The plan for March is to run a 20 part mini series on a lot of beginner questions and concerns. Make it really simple for people to get their first sale and get going.
For anyone who reads this. If you don't know how to turn it on or want to write the subtitles, just send me a pm and I'll be more than happy to help you out!
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I was making quite a few mistakes with how I was using YouTube tags. I had a lot of general tags on videos thinking that would help. So in the video above I had tags like "travel" "vlog" "georgia". Totally pointless since it doesn't rank and its a waste of potential tags that can rank.
If you are uploading videos try have a super focused video idea with highly linked tags for it to rank well.
I want to know who's going to CREATE the next Youtube? Isn't that the point of FastLane Millionaire - to be in total control and own the process?
hey fox, can you recommend some of this courses/free tutorials you utilized in your process?
Finally got a new video up...
This one is more for my newsletter but I will be curious to see what the watch time is like. Its 32 minutes long so if its engaging Youtube will give that a massive boost.
Just after investing in quite a bit of lighting and camera gear. I won't be able to use it till I get to Kiev mid next month but it should pay off in production quality. When I get it all I will post up a video.
Kinda getting the hang of YouTube SEO now - this is the ranking on the video above which should go up more over the next few days:
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