Episodes
Coming up with a good title is HARD. They are SO important, so the pressure of making the perfect title can be paralyzing. Thumbnails get them to stop scrolling, but the title is what gets them to click. - So it HAS to be GOOD! It's vital to have a strategy for getting a good title every time. And that strategy is what we are going to talk about today. Clickable Thumbnail patterns from THE BEST on YouTube -  https://youtu.be/9-86X753aIo  Get more clicks on your thumbnails -...
Published 01/30/23
Years goals at this point. Maybe you've cheated on your diet or just feel discouraged by your progress and are ready to just give up. Because of that, we wanted to give you a game plan to help you NOT give up on your goals for YouTube in 2023.  Links in the Episode YouTube.com/TimSchmoyer  Good to Great by Jim Collins Popular YouTube metrics we think you should ignore for better YT growth   JOIN THE POD SQUAD AFTER-PARTY IN VOLLEY: We love answering questions, hearing your feedback,...
Published 01/23/23
Published 01/23/23
Did you know that 50% of all podcasts are listened to on YouTube?? It's actually the #1 way people discover new podcasts. So, are there ways to maximize YouTube for the benefit of growing your podcast? There sure is! And that's what we are talking about today.  Links in this Episode YouTube.com/podcasts   Microphone for iPhone  JOIN THE POD SQUAD AFTER-PARTY IN VOLLEY: We love answering questions, hearing your feedback, and discussing each podcast episode with you and hundreds of other...
Published 01/16/23
2022 was quite the year for YouTube. - There were 80 BILLION views on YouTube LAST MONTH ALONE. Throughout the year many things have changed for creators, but the hunger and need to hack the algorithm hasn't. Today we are going to talk about what has changed and how knowing this can set you up for success this year. Links in this Episode Creator Spotlight: https://www.youtube.com/@LearningtheHarp Mark Rober: https://www.youtube.com/@MarkRober  Casey Neistat:...
Published 01/09/23
Sometimes we get it in our heads that we need certain things to grow our channel. But honestly, there are a lot of things that contribute to channel growth that creators overlook - that are far more effective in the long run. We are going to talk about those things today.  Links in This Episode (So Many) Discovery Call: https://videocreators.com/seven-signals/discovery-call/  Viva La Dirt League: https://www.youtube.com/@VivaLaDirtLeague Ryan George: https://www.youtube.com/@RyanGeorge ...
Published 01/02/23
It is SUPER common for creators to plateau in their YouTube journey. Hitting a plateau can be very frustrating. What used to get results isn't working any more and you can't figure out why. What you really need is a proven strategy that will break that barrier and help you gain some traction, and begin to pull in a bigger audience. That's what we are going to talk about today.  Links in This Episode Creator Spotlight:  https://www.youtube.com/@AdventuresonZero  Discovery Call:...
Published 12/26/22
A few weeks ago, my team gave you all the opportunity to ask me anything and everything you want over on our YouTube Community Tab. Some of the questions were about YouTube while some of them are about parenting and my personal life. So today, I am answering all your burning questions.   Links in this Episode:  Creator Spotlight: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPt-T6kAzK4-uUJOGR37eSw  YT Community: https://www.youtube.com/@VideoCreators/community  Business Marriage Family Podcast:...
Published 12/19/22
It's a common story. You feel like you need to chase views to continue to be successful. But then, you start to lose the love for what you're doing. The passion is gone. You watch your competition and start forcing your content into what you think it needs to be. It becomes a task, which makes you forget why you started in the first place. This is a red flag, that ultimately can lead to creator burn out. Have you been there? Are you there? If so, this is for you.    Links in this episode ...
Published 12/08/22
Whether you're just starting to get an audience on YouTube or have an established channel, one of the questions creators ask us all the time is how do you monetize your audience and influence beyond adsense? And how do you do that without feeling slimy? Well we're going to dig into all of that today. Links in this Episode Creator Spotlight: https://www.youtube.com/c/JimNix  Three Bucket Strategy: https://youtu.be/5PgDUaef30Q  Darrel Eves Sub for Sub:...
Published 12/05/22
We work with tons of creators and we see this problem all the time. You feel like you made the perfect video, but it just falls flat. It was perfect! What happened?! Well, the problem is, you can be really good at getting information across without making any personal connection. And without making your viewer feel SOMETHING, they probably won't care enough to subscribe or buy something from you. In this episode, we are going to talk about how to fix that. Links in this Episode: Creator...
Published 11/28/22
A little over a year ago, YouTube released "shorts." Since then, there has been a lot of experimenting with it - YouTube included, in regards to how it effects their algorithm. Today we want to talk about not everything, but almost everything you need to know to have a successful YouTube Shorts Strategy. Links in Episode: CREATOR SPOTLIGHT, "Power for Parkinsons"  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9QTes9SMZKbSzDS-nvhr3g  Discovery Call: https://videocreatorsdiscovery.youcanbook.me  Peter...
Published 11/21/22
Why do some channels grow millions of views a month, have millons of subs, develop a die-hard following just to plateau and fall off the face of the planet? Today we will talk about the mistakes creators make that cause this and what you can do to prevent doing them. Links in this Episode Faith Womack Video Creators Discovery Call Primal Branding (affiliate) Ingrid's Channel Yes Theory Emyth (affiliate) 
Published 11/14/22
A lot of us are creating content, selling courses, making podcasts, etc which provides a lot of value to our audiences. But today I want to talk about coaching, which has a lot of benefits as well. With coaching, you can give and sell your information directly to those who want it. And you can tailor your expertise to each client and apply it exactly to their situation, helping them out so much more than posting a video. Links Mentioned in this Episode Travis Chambers on Instagram $100...
Published 11/07/22
Good content strategy on YouTube isn't about hacks and tricks. It's all about learning to think about your content the way YouTube thinks about it. When we align our content strategy with what YouTube wants to surface, it increases the likelihood that our content gets surfaced. One of the ways we can learn how YouTube thinks is to understand their story, both how and why they made certain decisions along the way. Like Comment, Subscriber: Inside YouTube's Chaotic Rise to World Domination by...
Published 10/31/22
"If you turn your play into your work, you will never have to work a day in your life." FALSE. If you turn your play into your work, eventually it becomes work. And you need to find new play. JOIN THE POD SQUAD AFTER-PARTY IN VOLLEY: We love answering questions, hearing your feedback, and discussing each podcast episode with you and hundreds of other creators in our video chat Volley space. Join us here: https://videocreators.com/podsquad LEAVE A VOICE MESSAGE: Have comments, reactions,...
Published 10/24/22
We have big goals for ourselves. As creators, we want X amount of subs and we want to make X amount of dollars in X amount of time. When we actually reach these goals, we expect this huge momentous experience. But in all reality, it can be a huge let down. Roberto Blake and I were able to sit down recently and discuss what happens when you actually get what you want on YouTube. We aren't trying to crush your dreams here, but simply put you in a better place mentally for the journey. Get...
Published 10/17/22
I don't know about you, but I find it SO frustrating to work incredibly hard on a video, upload it and get the same amount of views over and over over. In this video, we are going to talk about how to get out of the rut and grow your channel to get more views and reach more people. Brian B West Coast Swing: https://www.youtube.com/c/WestCoastSwingOnline Podcast on making personal connections: https://youtu.be/iot0VpkG47o  JOIN THE POD SQUAD AFTER-PARTY IN VOLLEY: We love answering...
Published 10/10/22
Putting out great content is only going to get you so far. Great discoverable content brings people to you. But, you really must have the "Know, Like and Trust" factor if you want to keep them around. In this video we're going to talk about advanced tips and tactics around building a die hard audience on your channel. - even if it's educational... JOIN THE POD SQUAD AFTER-PARTY IN VOLLEY: We love answering questions, hearing your feedback, and discussing each podcast episode with you and...
Published 10/03/22
Selling a business on YouTube doesn’t always seem viable. But it is possible! On this episode, we will talk about how to craft a business that could be sellable one day and the steps to take so that it can grow beyond you and be tangible and viable to someone else. 
Published 09/19/22
The title says it all! vidIQ has acquired Video Creators and I am thrilled! Here’s what this means for you and what's in the future of Video Creators as we work together to reach more people and change more lives. JOIN THE POD SQUAD AFTER-PARTY IN VOLLEY: We love answering questions, hearing your feedback, and discussing each podcast episode with you and hundreds of other creators in our video chat Volley space. Join us here: https://videocreators.com/podsquad LEAVE A VOICE MESSAGE: Have...
Published 09/09/22
YouTube doesn't rank videos because you got the right keywords crammed into the right spaces. Doing so doesn't convince YouTube that your video is worth surfacing for anyone. They look at viewer signals instead. So instead of doing keyword research, we recommend you do topic research. What's topic research? How do you research your video ideas before hitting record so that you can make a fundamentally better video? Good questions! That's what we discuss in this episode. CREATOR SPOTLIGHT:...
Published 08/29/22
What's going on when you publish a video, it flops, and then your next videos after that flop, too? Does the performance of one video on your channel impact the next? Yes and no. There's two different ways to look at this phenomenon on YouTube. One way is an algorithmic perspective in terms of what YouTube's algorithm thinks about your next video based on the videos that were published before it. The second way is an audience perspective of how they behave with future content if you publish...
Published 08/22/22