YouTube’s NEW Copyright Match Tool (How To Report Stolen Videos)

Wow, I just discovered that 8 channels have stolen the content from my YouTube channel. They found my original content and re-uploaded it to their own channels.

Now, that really sucks.

Fortunately, I received access to YouTube’s new copyright match tool. It finds full re-uploads of your original videos on other people’s channels. Once a match has been identified, I can review it then choose which action I want to take.

Watch the video below to see if your channel is eligible for the YouTube copyright match tool and how to use it to report stolen video content at the click of a button.

Eligibility.
Here’s what YouTube says….”At this time, we’re rolling this tool out to a subset of channels in the YouTube Partner Program as a small pilot, with plans to offer it more broadly over time. If you’re not currently a member of the YouTube Partner Program, you won’t be able to gain access to this tool.”

For a channel to meet the requirements of the YouTube Partner Program, you need to have 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in the past 12 months before your channel can be reviewed.

Fortunately, I recently received an email about YouTube’s copyright match tool. It says that “we’ll automatically find content on YouTube that matches your own. You simply review the matches and choose your next step.”

YouTube's new copyright match tool

The first step is to create and upload your video to YouTube.
The second step is we’ll let you know when we find copies of your content. The third step is review matches and take action.

Watch the video above to see how the YouTube Copyright Match Tool works more deeply on my own channel.

Matching videos refers to the names of the videos that use my content. There’s a second line that shows which video of mine the content came from.

The total views shows how many times real viewers have watched the matching video.

The date refers to when the matching video was published or uploaded.

Channel refers to the name of the channel that uploaded the matching video and also shows how many people subscribe to that channel.

The set match shows the amount of matching content and shows how much of the video contains my content. If it’s 100%, it’s an exact match.

Frame shows the thumbnails from the matching video. The frames help identify the content that’s the same as my content.

Actions show what you can do. I can request video removal, I can contact the channel owner, or I can move it to an archive.

I click request video removal, then it says one match selected. If I click request video removal, then a box comes up, then I just going to enter the details of my copyright removal request, and this will be reviewed before YouTube takes any action. I have to fill out the form and just click submit. After you’ve submitted the removal request, keep it on in your email because YouTube may want more information from you.

Here are a few important things to keep in mind.
1. Before you submit a removal request, make sure the video is not protected by fair use.

2. It might be just a small channel so they may not know what they’re doing. In that case, it may not be worth of time and a hassle to submit a removal request, and you want to be fair to new creators. Instead of getting YouTube to send them a takedown notice, you can simply contact the channel owner and ask them to remove your video.

3. Don’t abuse the copyright removal process. Just because YouTube found the video that matches your content, it doesn’t guarantee copyright infringement. Make sure you review the video first before submitting a takedown request.

Let me ask you a question….
Do you want to know how to get 1,000 YouTube subscribers fast? If that’s a yes, watch my next video. You’ll learn how to grow your audience on YouTube that loves your content.

Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

How To Get 1000 YouTube Subscribers FAST in 2019

Getting your first 1000 subscribers on YouTube is like preparing a rocket to go to the moon. You need a lot of preparation and a lot of fuel.

In the video below, I show how to get 1000 YouTube subscribers FAST in 2019, 2020 and beyond so you can grow an audience that loves your content.

Stay tuned till the end of the video to find out the one thing that you should absolutely avoid when you’re trying to get 1000 subscribers.

Why is it so important to get 1000 subscribers on your channel?

1. Join the YouTube Partner Program. I
f you meet the requirements of the YouTube Partner Program of 1000 subscribers and 4000 watchers in the past 12 months, you can monetize your channel. When your channel has been enabled for monetization, you can begin showing ad banners on YouTube videos and generating income. This is great because you’re getting paid for your creative efforts.

2. Foundation for growth of your channel.
Getting your first 1000 subscribers is usually the hardest part of growing a YouTube channel. It’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t see a lot of people subscribing to your first few videos.

Here are the steps to get 1000 YouTube subscribers fast in 2019, 2020

1. Know your target audience.
If you want to grow your channel fast, make videos that your audience wants to watch and that you enjoy making. If you create videos that you just enjoy but don’t take into account the wants, needs, and desires of the audience, your channel is not going to grow fast.

In my case, I’m my own target audience so it’s easy to figure out what my target audience likes. My audience typically has the same questions as I have.

Some of the best ways to tap into your target audience is to visit groups, forums, live streams, and even visit the comments on other people’s videos. You’ll soon notice the same types of questions that people are asking in your niche.

2. Keyword research.
Research keywords is another great way to tap into your target audience because you’re discovering keyword phrases that people are actively searching on in YouTube and Google.

When you target the right keywords, your videos can show up in YouTube search, Google search, and YouTube’s suggested videos.

Click here if you want to learn how to do correct keyword research for YouTube videos using free and paid research tools.

3. Create an engaging video.
If you’re just starting off on YouTube, I highly recommend keeping your videos short to just a few minutes because you haven’t built up an audience yet on your channel.

One of the top ranking factors on YouTube is watch time. This means if you can keep people watching all the way through your video or watching successive videos, YouTube will promote your video on other people’s channels.

Therefore, the first 10 or 15 seconds of your video has to grab people’s attention. You can do this by asking a question, doing something entertaining, or teasing people about what’s going to come at the end of your video. Make sure your main content dives deeper into what you presented in your introduction.

End your video with a strong call-to-action by asking people to subscribe and give them a reason to subscribe. You can also ask people to subscribe at the beginning of a video, but make sure you give them a strong reason to subscribe to your channel.

To keep people’s attention throughout the video, you can ask questions, add b-roll, transitions, and graphics.

The most important aspect of creating an engaging video is to present content that people want to watch. If you present solutions to their burning problems, you’ll gain a subscriber.

4. Optimize YouTube channel.
Make it easy for first-time visitors to subscribe to your channel. You can do this by adding a subscribe watermark across all the videos on your channel.

Another way to gain subscribers fast is to optimize your about page.

Make sure you outline the benefits of subscribing to your channel in the description on your about page. End your summary by asking visitors to subscribe and include a subscribe link.

Another way is to add a subscribe link to your channel banner. You can add this when you’re optimizing your about page. You can add up to five links on your channel banner.

Another way to gain subscribers fast on your channel homepage is to create a channel trailer. Create a one to three-minute video that outlines the benefits of subscribing to your channel. When your channel trailer video ends, YouTube automatically shows a subscribe button.

5. Optimize YouTube videos.
As I mentioned before, add a subscriber watermark across all the videos on YouTube channel. After you’ve uploaded a video, make sure you’ve optimized your title, description, and tags with the keyword phrase that you targeted in step two.

It begins with an attractive thumbnail because this the first thing that visitor see in the search engines.

The second most important feature is your title. Make sure you optimize your title both for the search engines and for your viewers. To do this, include your main keyword phrase that you researched at the beginning and include an emotional trigger that motivates viewers to click on your video.

Include a subscribe link in the description of all the videos on your channel. Visitors often read the description while watching the video. You can also put a subscribe link at the top of the comments, so when people go to make a comment, they’ll see your subscribe link.

Power Tip
Reply to the comment left by your viewers. Often visitors have questions in the comments, so you can reply by redirecting them to another video that answers their question. In that video, you’ll ask them to subscribe.

Most visitors don’t subscribe just by watching one video, but if they watch success of videos in a row, they’ll be more inclined to subscribe to your channel. Therefore, make it easy for them by including a link in your description and also in the cards of your videos.

6. Promotion.
After you’ve uploaded and published a video, your work has just begun. If you want to get more people to subscribe to your channel, you have to expose your video to different audiences. You can do this by submitting your video to different social media sites. Just click the share icon under the video and submit it to the social media sites you see listed there.

If you have a website or a blog, embed it on your blog.

You can also upload a transcript of your video content, so people who can’t hear well or have a sound turned off can read the closed captions on your video.

7. Check your traffic sources.
If you study your traffic sources in YouTube Analytics, you can identify those videos which are getting the most views and subscribers. Instead of creating more videos on content that doesn’t resonate with your audience, create more videos on the videos that are performing well. If you discover videos that are ranking well and get lots of views and subscribers, create more of those types of videos.

Bonus Tip. -Be Consistent.
When you’re trying to get your first 1000 subscribers, you want to upload videos on a regular schedule. If you only upload once a week, you’ll only have 52 videos by the end of the year. However, if you upload twice a week, you’ll have twice the number of videos on your channel.

This will dramatically increase the number of people that want to subscribe to your channel.

What’s the one thing you should absolutely avoid when you’re trying to get 1000 subscribers on your YouTube channel?

The one thing you should avoid is asking sub for sub. When someone asks you to subscribe to their channel because they subscribed to yours, they’re not really interested in your content. It also goes against YouTube’s rules and can result in the termination of your channel.

Let me ask you an important question. Do you want to rank your video on the first page of YouTube so that you can generate views and subscribers 24/7, year after year? If that’s a yes, watch my next video. You’ll discover how to get YouTube to promote your videos for free.

Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

Best Stock Video Footage Sites (free and paid)

One of the most effective ways to keep people watching  your YouTube videos all the way through, is to reset the attention of your viewers by adding stock video footage. In the video below you’ll discover the 10 best stock video footage sites including free and paid options so you won’t have to go on location and film studio quality video clips to add to your videos.

One of the top ranking factors for getting your videos recommended by YouTube is watch time. This means if you can keep at least 50% of your viewers watching to the end of your video, youtube will recommend your video on the right side of the video page you’re watching or the videos that appear after a video has finished playing.

Adding a stock video clip at strategic points in your video, helps reset the attention of your viewers and inspires them to keep watching.

Here are 10 best stock video footage sites

1. Pexels.
https://videos.pexels.com/
This is one of the bigger sites for free stock videos. You can just enter a keyword on the search box, look on the popular videos, popular searches or new free videos. It also has free stock photos shared by talented photographers. The license says that all videos are all licensed under Creative Commons Zero license which means that you can edit or change the videos and use them free for personal and even for commercial projects. All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source, so that attribution is not required.

2. Stock footage 4 free.
https://www.stockfootageforfree.com/
Stock footage 4 free as professionals called it Stop footage and video. It says that our footage comes with a royalty-free license allowing you to use it in all types of productions for worldwide distribution. It also has a search box and you’ve got a whole bunch of categories here on the right.

One of the frequently asked questions is, “Am I allowed to use your footage for a commercial purpose?” Their answer is, yes, you are permitted by our license agreement to use our footage commercially as long as you are adding substantial value to the footage.

If I use your footage, do I have to give you credit? Their answer is, no, you do not. If you’d like to, you may, but it is not required in our license agreement.

3. Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/en/videos/
Pixabay has over 1.6 million royalty-free stock photos and videos shared by the community. It also got a great search box. It could be searched for stunning free videos. It got photos, illustrations, vector graphics and videos and more.

At the bottom of the page it says, all contents are released under the Pixabay license which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist, even for commercial purposes.

4. Covver
https://coverr.co/
Cover is another great free stock video footage site where you can search for free to use videos.

According to their license, all videos published on Covver can be used for free. You can use them for commercial purposes and non-commercial purposes. You don’t have to ask for permission from or provide credit to the videographer or Covver.co. Although, it is appreciated when possible.

5. Videvo.
https://www.videvo.net/
Videvo contains thousands of free stock videos, motion graphics, music tracks, and sound effects all in one place. You can enter a keyword and click the drop-down for the kind of video footage that you wish, your footage, motion graphics, music, sound effects, and a premium collection. Here’s more popular videos, recent stock video and motion graphic.

Down the bottom here it says, when you download royalty-free content from Videvo, you can use that content as many times as you like and in as many projects as you like forever. There’s also no need to give credit to the artist in your final production.

Here it says, each clip is displayed on the clip download page on the top section on the right-hand side of the video player. On this example, this video clip has a Creative Commons license which you can use it for all projects and medium. When you use a site just make sure that you check the license before you download the video clip.

6. Videzzy.
https://www.videezy.com/
Videzzy has free HD stock footage and 4k videos. You can browse by newest or browse by category. Here you got some popular new video footage, valentines day footage, after effects templates. Let’s search “cats”, at the top here it got sponsored videos by Shutterstock. You don’t want to choose those because you will be paying for the clips.

Over here on the left, you can swap by best match, newest, file type, license type. If you want to get free clips, I will go for Creative Commons. Just click on one of these videos you will see the license info under the clip. Creative Commons buying, you’re free to use this file however you want, but you must provide proper attribution according to the Creative Commons guidelines. Just make sure you check the license before downloading any video clips from the site. Use the Creative Commons license so you can just give attribution.

7. Pond5.
https://www.pond5.com/stock-video-footage/1/.html#1/18447/pricelt:0
Pond5 is mostly a paid site for getting royalty-free stock video footage. It also contains free stock video footage. Just make sure that you always check the license.

8. Motion Places.
https://www.motionplaces.com/
Motion Places is a great place to get free stock video footage from many different places like New York City, Los Angeles, London et cetera. On the license and terms page, it says, footage are provided under a royalty-free license. We retain the copyright, you cant re-sell the footage or make it available for download. If you are using free clips, you must credit Motion Places as a footage source and link to www.motionplaces.com.

If you download any footage from Motion Places make sure you give credit to Motion Places.

9. Splitshire.
http://www.splitshire.com
Splitshire primarily contains drone footage of beautiful outdoor scenes and you can download them by clicking on the title below each video. Let’s check out a sample drone footage of this fly over sea at sunset. I just click on the link at the bottom of the video and here’s the video, fly over sea at sunset. Scroll down and here’s its got download fly over sea at sunset. Just click on that. Here it is, I can just save it to my desktop.

Let’s check out the license. Here’s how you can use Splitshire free stock photos on your website, advertising, image placeholders, template, social media, magazines, book covers, music artworks, software applications, personal and commercial works.

What you can’t do with Splitshire photos or videos?
It’s not allowed on projects that have inappropriate content such as violence, racism, discrimination, prejudice or intolerance towards any individual or group.

8. Motion Places.
Motion Places is a great place to get free stock video footage from many different places like New York City, Los Angeles, London et cetera.

On the license and terms page, it says, footage are provided under a royalty-free license. We retain the copyright, you cant re-sell the footage or make it available for download. If you are using free clips, you must credit Motion Places as a footage source and link to www.motionplaces.com. If you download any footage from Motion Places make sure you give credit to Motion Places.

9. Splitshire.
http://www.splitshire.com
Splitshire primarily contains drone footage of beautiful outdoor scenes and you can download them by clicking on the title below each video. Let’s check out a sample drone footage of this fly over sea at sunset. I just click on the link at the bottom of the video and here’s the video, fly over sea at sunset. Scroll down and here’s its got download fly over sea at sunset. Just click on that. Here it is, I can just save it to my desktop. Let’s check out the license.

Here’s how you can use Splitshire free stock photos on your website, advertising, image placeholders, template, social media, magazines, book covers, music artworks, software applications, personal and commercial works. What you can’t do with Splitshire photos or videos, it’s not allowed on projects that have inappropriate content such as violence, racism, discrimination, prejudice or intolerance towards any individual or group.

10. Video Blocks.
http://videoblocks.com/isitebuild_1217
This is a low-cost subscription service that gives you unlimited stock video footage. You get a video footage, motion backgrounds, and after-effect templates.

Here’s a short story I’ve put together just using free stock video footage. When I run outside every day, I take in the beauty of nature and suck up its energy. Sometimes I encounter majestic deer, ducks paddling peacefully across the lake, birds flying gracefully through the air. When I get back from my run, I’m fully energized and ready to get back to work.

Now it’s your turn to tell a story using these video clips from the 10 best stock video footage sites.

One of the biggest problems Youtubers have is getting their videos ranked in the search engines. If you want to discover how to rank your videos on the first page of Youtube, watch my next video. You will also learn how to rank one video from multiple keyword phrases. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the next video.

Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

How To Legally Download A Video From YouTube

YouTube makes it easy to share your own videos or other people’s videos, but when it comes to downloading videos you have to follow YouTube’s rules. In the video below, I explain what rules you need to follow to download videos from YouTube, how to download a video from your own YouTube channel, and how to legally download other people’s YouTube videos. Watch to the end of the video to find out where you can download free music, free images, and free video clips, to use in your videos.

Why would you want to download a video from YouTube?

Perhaps you want to store it on the computer so you can watch it later. Perhaps you’re on a plane and you don’t want to pay for internet access.

Let’s first take a look about downloading videos from YouTube

According to YouTube’s terms of service. Let’s go to YouTube terms of service and look under the section 4C. 4C says, “You agree not to access content through any technology or means other than the video playback pages of the service itself, the embeddable player, or other explicitly authorized means YouTube may designate.

5B, under Use of Content says, “Content is provided to you as is. You may access content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the service and as permitted under these terms of service. You shall not download any content unless you see a download or similar link displayed by YouTube on the service for that content. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of YouTube or the respective licenses of the content. YouTube and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the service and the content.

The bottom line is, you can’t download any video on YouTube that you don’t own and use it for yourself. You have to get written permission from YouTube, or permission from the owners of the content. All content online is copyright protected. That’s why YouTube recently clamped down on duplicate content.

Click here to learn more about the rules concerning duplicate content on YouTube.

Here’s how to easily download a video from your own YouTube channel.

Go to YouTube Studio dashboard, click on videos, check the box next to the video that you wish to download, click on the three dots that says options, click download.

Now it’s downloading the video to my Mac. Click save, and here’s a downloaded MP4 video saved to my desktop.

That’s all there is to it.

How can you legally download other people’s videos from YouTube so you can watch them on your computer?

You can do this legally by getting a one-month free trial from YouTube Premium, or pay $11.99/month. You’re going to enjoy ad-free YouTube wherever you sign in, on your mobile device, desktop or enabled TV.

Download and go means you can save videos when you’re low on data or can’t get online.

Background play is where your video plays uninterrupted in the background, even when you open another app.

YouTube Music Premium is where you can explore the world of music ad-free, offline, and with the screen locked. It’s available on mobile and desktop.

YouTube Originals is where you can play all kinds of movies from award-winning actors and watch them on all your devices.

Let me ask you an important question, when do you download videos from YouTube and what do you use them for? Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them, and I’m sure others would too.

How do I get permission to use somebody else’s content in my video?

If you plan to use copyright-protected material in your video, you need to get the owner’s permission. YouTube can’t grant these rights to you. If you want to add background music or sound effects to your video, just use YouTube’s audio library, all the music in there is free to use. If you want to add free video clips to YouTube videos, you go to free stock video footage sites, like Pexels or Stock Footage 4 Free (no attribution required)

Just make sure you check the licenses before downloading the video clips.

If you want to download unlimited royalty-free stock video footage, check out Video Blocks. You don’t have to worry about copyright issues, and you get studio quality video clips. If you want to watch my review of Video Blocks, click here

Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

YouTube Rank Checker Online – How To Check YouTube Video Ranking Position (free & paid options)

Do you spend a lot of time checking the rankings of your YouTube videos?

Manually checking rankings on YouTube wastes a lot of time. In the video below you’ll discover 5 YouTube video rank checker tools that include free and paid options and will save you a ton of time.

If you rank your videos on the first page of the YouTube Search results, you’ll be able to generate traffic, leads and sales 24/7, year after year. Not all your videos will get high rankings therefore you need to constantly track your rankings so you can improve them.

Here are 5 ways to check your YouTube video ranking positions.

1. Manual is a free method wastes a lot of time.
If you enter “how to get fit” in the YouTube search box, you’ll see a list of videos ranked on the first page. These are ranked according to my personal browsing behavior. If you use Incognito mode, which means it’s not based upon your personal browser behavior, you’ll get ranking results that are not based on your browsing behavior.

To use incognito mode, go to “File” in Chrome, the click on “new Incognito mode window”. In the search box, enter “how to get fit“. Click “Search” and then you will see that the search results are a little bit different. The first two results are the same, but the third result is different. If you check your rankings manually, it’s better to use Incognito mode from your browser to get the true rankings.

2. YTRank
If I go to ytrank.net, insert my URL, and insert the keyword that I wish to rank for, “how to translate videos” then click “Find rank”. I can see that my video ranks on Page 1, Position 1.

If I check the same keyword phrase in Incognito mode, “how to translate videos” I can see that my videos rank number one on Page 1 of YouTube also, so YTRank checks out.

3. VidIQ
This is a free Chrome extension which also allows you to check the rankings of your YouTube videos. It does a lot more, but let me show you how to check the rankings using VidIQ.

If I choose my video how to translate YouTube videos, then click “Edit video” all the blue icons show the rankings for all the keyword phrases of my tags.

Click here to download the free Chrome extension VidIQ.

4. TubeBuddy
This is also a free Chrome extension. According to the pricing page on the video SEO tools, you need to upgrade to the Pro version and to check the rankings for keyword phrases in the tags.

To check the rankings of one of my videos, just go to the Video manager and select the video you wish to check the rankings for and click “Edit”. All the green icons symbolize the rankings for these particular keyword phrases that I’ve used in my tags. You can see I’ve got multiple rankings for multiple keyword phrases for this specific video.

Click here, if you want to learn more about TubeBuddy.

5. EZ Video Ranks software
The great benefit of using this software is that you can check the rankings of all the videos on your channel or your competitors’ channels in YouTube Search, Google search, and even Google Videos.

Let me show you what it can do. Here’s the home page of EZ Video Ranks.

  • You can load in any channel URL and receive ranking positions in Google, Google Videos, and YouTube.
  • It has automatic scanning for reporting. There’s no manual keyword input. It exports results via email to show progress to your clients.
  • It’s web based so you don’t have to install anything. Here’s some different testimonies.
  • Here’s a video that I created that shows how it works. Here’s an example of a weekly report I receive via email every week. As you can see, it’s got the video ID, the keyword, the YouTube rank, Google rank, and Google Videos rank. Here’s a quick look inside the software. You’re at your dashboard, you’re at channels. You can add a channel. You can add a competitor’s channel. You can check individual videos or you can add videos and bulk. You got Reports, so you can Schedule Email report or View Scheduled Email reports.

Here you can see a list of all my videos and the rankings. You got the Video, the Keyword, Google Rank, Google Videos Rank, YouTube Rank, Last Check, and the Actions. You can also copy them, download them as a CSV, an Excel, as a PDF, or print them.

Here are some important things to keep in mind regarding the rankings of your YouTube videos.

1. Your rankings will fluctuate. When you first publish a video on YouTube, the rankings will bounce around for a few days before it reaches its final ranking position.

2. Not all your YouTube videos are going to achieve first paid rankings. If you’re in a very competitive niche, it’s going to be hard to rank your videos on the first page of YouTube. The best way to achieve first page rankings in a competitive niche is to find less competitive keywords.

Check the link in the cart to watch my video on how to find low competition keywords.

3. YouTube rankings will differ from Google rankings. Not all your YouTube videos are going to rank in YouTube search and Google. Most of them will appear on YouTube search, but some of them will also get rankings in Google. This is great because Google is a top search engine and YouTube is a second large search engine.

If you achieve this, you get a lot of traffic to your videos.

Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

How Do YouTubers Make Money Without Ads (and make it faster)

Are you frustrated that you’re unable to generate adsense income from YouTube videos because you don’t meet the requirements of the YouTube partner program in the past 12 months of 4,000 watch hours and 1000 subscribers?

Don’t worry because in the video below I’ll show you 7 ways how YouTubers make money without ads. You’ll not only make more money but you’ll make it faster!

1. Affiliate Marketing
This is probably one of the popular ways to generate revenue from your YouTube channel without Adsense ads. Typically you signup for an affiliate program related to your niche and then you can make a 30%, 50% or more commission. Examples of affiliate programs you can sign up for are Amazon Associates, ClickBank, JVzoo, Walmart, etcetera.

2. Sell your own products and services.
The beauty about selling your own products and services is that you make 100% commissions, the downside is that you have to create the product and all the marketing materials. Another great benefit of selling your own products is that you can get affiliates to promote your product.

You also don’t need a ton of subscribers for your YouTube channel, for example, to sell a 100 page eBook called Tube Boot Camp, that’s a comprehensive YouTube marketing guide. I also sell a video ads course at mastervideoads.com.

3. Consulting
This is where you can offer one-on-one help for your expert services. If you have a skill or area of expertise, you can offer it to your viewers.

4. Video services.
You spend a lot of time creating, editing and optimizing videos as well as creating graphics for your YouTube thumbnails. You can offer video marketing services to local businesses by helping them set up a YouTube channel, creating videos and creating graphics for their thumbnails. For example, I sometimes create review videos for local businesses.

5. Brand deals and sponsorships.
Brands often pay you to do a review about their product or service. They want to expose their product to your audience. For example, I did a review video for Videoblocks and got paid hundreds of dollars.

6. Crowdfunding
This is where viewers might pay you in return for offering valuable content. An example of this service is Patreon.

A good example of a person using this service is Peter Hollens. Here you can see his different tiered memberships.

7. Generate leads or build an email list
Five million videos are watched on YouTube every day so it gets a ton of traffic. By having a YouTube channel and creating lots of videos, you can siphon off that traffic to build an email list. The way to do this is to offer something for free in exchange for contact information, you can then send a series of email follow-up messages via order responder. You can then recommend your products and services that will offer solutions to their problems.

Now you know 7ways how YouTubers make money without ads.

Let me ask you an important question…how are you currently making money from your YouTube videos? Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

How To Make Your YouTube Video Rank Higher & Get On The 1st Page of YouTube Search

Do you spend hours or days creating and publishing videos, then discover they’re nowhere to be found in the search engines? It can be very depressing when it feels like you wasted your time.

In the video below you’ll discover how to make your YouTube video rank higher so it’ll appear on the first page of YouTube Search.

Let’s look at a couple of examples of channels where the videos got first page rankings on YouTube.

Here’s Mary Anglin’s real estate channel that got first page rankings for the term, “Getting top dollar for your home.” It currently receives a search volume of 30 searches per month, and a cost per click of $6.25 according to the free Chrome extension Keywords Everywhere.

Clink here to watch my interview with Mary on how he she ranked her YouTube videos.

Here are the 5 steps to make your YouTube video rank higher….

Step 1.
Identify the root keyword phrase you want to rank for.


Here’s another example where I targeted the keyword phrase, “How to translate YouTube videos.” As you can see, it ranked for multiple keyword phrases. The root keyword phrase I targeted was, “How to translate YouTube videos,” which according to the Chrome extension Keywords Everywhere, gets a thousand searches per month. Some of the related keyword phrases include, “How to translate videos into English,” “How to translate a YouTube video into other language,” “Translate videos online,” etcetera.

How do you quickly find these associated keyword phrases to rank for?

I use the Keyword Planner tool in the free Chrome extension TubeBuddy.

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If you click on the Tube Buddy keyword explorer tool, and enter the main keyword phrase, “How to translate YouTube videos.” immediately it shows all suggestions as if I was typing the same phrase into the YouTube search box, click explore (see video).

As you can see, the overall unweighted score is very poor. The unrated score refers to how good this keyword is to target based on the search volume and competition. Weighted refers to how good this keyword is to target for your specific channel based on search volume, competition, relevancy and how you compare to others currently ranking in search. You need to upgrade to the pro license of TubeBuddy to get this feature.

If I click on weighted I can see that the keyword score is still very bad. Let’s check an associated keyword phrase. Let’s try, “How to translate YouTube videos to English.” Immediately I can see that the weighted score is very good, 65 out of a 100. It says that the score above is specific to your channel based on how many views your videos tend to get, and your chances of ranking in these search results. It says that the search volume is moderate, the competition is very low, optimization strength very low, total number of search results is 3.34 million. If I click on the unweighted score it also says it’s very good, 54 out of a 100, so it’s not bad. I can also click on results.

All right, one of my videos is already got the top rankings for that keyword phrase. I can also score down and check the competition. Here’s another one of mine. I can also check what’s trending by clicking on the trending tab. There’s nothing trending, so let’s look at the historical data. I can see there’s been quite a bit of traffic in the last few months. If I click on map I can see the regions where this video has been searched from, mostly it’s United States and India. The bit about this keyword explorer tool from TubeBuddy is that it can quickly find the keyword phrases that I wish to rank for, for future videos. I can create and rank new videos for these associated keyword phrases. It sure saves a lot of the time, and you can do it too.

Step 3.
Make sure your videos are highly relevant.

You want to place yourself in the mind of a viewer that are searching for a solution to the problem that they may have. Ideally, they want to find the most relevant information and YouTube wants to serve that relevant information to them. Therefore the more relevant the content of your video is, the higher probability it will rank on the first page of YouTube.

Here are some tips to make your videos highly relevant.
* Make sure your video content expands on the title that you’ve researched. * Make sure your video is engaging for your viewers by giving them the content that they wish to watch.
* Say the actual title in your video. Ideally mention it at the beginning of your video then expand upon it throughout the video.
* Create an eye-catching thumbnail. The thumbnail is going to be what wins the first click. If viewers don’t click on your thumbnail they’re not going to watch your video.
* Craft a catchy title; add the keyword phrase that you researched in the title description and tags of your video. This will help satisfy the search engines. You might also want to add some extra words to your title to satisfy your viewer’s curiosity.

For example when I wanted to target the keyword phrase, “YouTube brand account“, I title my video, “YouTube brand account versus personal”, which is best?” People are searching for the keyword phrase, “YouTube brand account” and “YouTube brand account versus personal.“. “Which is best?” adds some curiosity to the title.

Add the title of your videos and associated keyword phrases in the description of your video. Do the same for your tags. Add your main keyword phrase to the first tag, then associated keyword phrases to the other tags.

If you follow all these steps you’ll make your videos highly relevant to the search engines as well as to your viewers.

Step 4
Create an official playlist.
After publishing your video, add it to an official playlist. YouTube will feature or recommend the videos and official playlist based upon the viewers browsing behavior. This is different to a regular playlist where YouTube doesn’t recommend the videos and net playlist.

When you’ve added your videos to an official playlist make sure your link to that playlist and the cards and in-screens of your related videos. This will help viewers to binge watch your videos, and extend the watching time on the YouTube channel.

Since watch time is one of the main ranking factors in YouTube, your video have a high probability of also showing up in YouTube suggest videos. These are the videos that YouTube recommends on the right side of the video watch page.

Step 5,
Do more of what works.
When you notice that your videos get first-page ranking on YouTube and appears on the right side of a watch page, on the recommended videos create more of them.

Instead of targeting the same keyword phrase, create videos based upon associating keyword phrases.

If you follow this process you’ll rank for more keyword phrases on the first page of the YouTube search results.

Here are some important things to keep in mind.
* Monitor your stats and YouTube analytics.
* Go to your traffic sources report and see which videos are getting the most traffic.
* Go to your subscriber’s report and see which videos are attracting the most subscribers.
* Look for the videos that get the highest click-through rate, highest watch time, highest order into attention, and highest percentage of recommendations.

If you do this you’ll quickly discover the videos that are performing the best on your channel.

Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

How To Rank For Multiple Keywords On YouTube

Let me ask you a question, do you prefer your video to rank for one keyword or multiple keywords?

Watch the video above to see a video ranking for multiple keywords. It sure beats ranking your YouTube video for only one keyword phrase.

How do you do it?

Step 1.
Create a list of multiple keyword phrases. The key is to find keyword phrases that don’t have too much competition, so it’ll be easier to rank for. The search engines are getting pretty smart these days. The old days of just stuffing the same keyword phrase under your tags over and over again have disappeared. The new way of doing keyword research is based upon user intent.

For example, the keyword phrase that I chose to title my video for was YouTube brand account versus personal. I currently rank number two for that phrase, but I rank for different keyword phrases based upon the searcher’s intent.

For example, I rank number six for YouTube brand account. I rank number three for YouTube brand account versus regular. I rank number three for what is YouTube brand account. I rank number five for brand account YouTube. I rank number nine for YouTube brand account benefits. You can see I rank for multiple keyword phrases based upon the searcher’s intent.

You can quickly find these associated keyword phrases by using a free chrome extension TubeBuddy.

Click here to watch my review of TubeBuddy

If you upgrade to the paid option, which has many more features, you’ll be able to get 20% off if you use the promo code Hermansbuddy. Another great benefit of TubeBuddy is you can see the rankings for multiple keywords in your tags.

Here are some other tools you can use to find associated keyword phrases for YouTube videos.
* Answerthepublic.com. This will show you the questions people are entering into the search box to find solutions to their problems.

* LSIGraph. This is a free online tool that generates semantic long tail keyword phrases. YouTube suggests and Google suggests. Enter a keyword phrase in the YouTube or Goggle search box, you’ll get a bunch of suggested keyword phrases.

Here are some other tools you can use to find associated keyword phrases for YouTube videos.
* Answerthepublic.com. This will show you the questions people are entering into the search box to find solutions to their problems.

* LSIGraph. This is a free online tool that generates semantic long tail keyword phrases.

YouTube suggests and Google suggests. Enter a keyword phrase in the YouTube or Goggle search box, and you’ll get a bunch of suggested keyword phrases.

Step two
Plan a series of related videos. Instead of thinking about a solo video that will get a little bit of traffic, why not think of a series of videos that are all tied together. When someone watches one video in a playlist, they’ll see the related videos and go deeper into the content.

Since one of the top ranking factors of YouTube is watch time, if people watch more of your videos, your videos will have a greater chance of ranking in the search engines. After you’ve published these videos, add them to an official playlist, which we will talk about later.

Step three
Create a well-optimized engaging video. The goal of your video should to keep people watching as long as possible. If you can get viewers to watch the first 15 seconds of your video, it’s more likely they’ll watch the rest of the video. In order to do that, you have to grab their attention. You can ask a question, do something entertaining, or tease them at the beginning of your video about what’s coming up at the end of the video. Your main content should expand on the introduction of your video.

End your video with a strong call-to-action such as linking to the next video in your series. After you’ve created your video, place your main keyword phrase in the title description and tags of your video.

Also include the associated keyword phrases that you researched in the description and tags of your video. This will make your video highly relevant to the search engines.

Step four
Add the video to an official playlist. Adding your video to an official playlist allows other videos in the playlist to be featured and recommended when someone is watching a video in that playlist.

YouTube uses information to modify how the videos are presented and discovered. After you’ve published the video, add that video to the playlist within the next one or two days. Make sure that after you’ve published your video, link to the playlist in your cards and in-screens. So if somebody is watching your video, they’ll be more inclined to select another video in the series in that playlist.

Step five
Check your rankings. The beautiful thing about TubeBuddy, is you can check multiple keyword rankings and the tags of your videos. You can also check the rankings of your competitors’ tags.

Here are some of the important things to keep in mind.

  1. Rankings take time. Sometimes your video might rank right away like in a live stream, but then drop out of the search engines after a few days. Be patient because YouTube is trying to sort out where it should rank that video permanently in the search engines. Some times it takes a few weeks, a few months, and even it can happen after a few years.
  2. Not every video will rank for multiple keywords. A video that ranks for multiple keywords will get you much more traffic than a video that just ranks for one keyword. It’s worthwhile to add related keyword phrases to your description and tags.
  3. Move a high performing video to the top of your playlist. If you see a video that is performing well in your playlist, move it to the top of your playlist. To do this, hover over the three dots on the left side of your video and slide it to the top.
  4. Move a high performing playlist to the top of your channel homepage. If a playlist is getting a lot of traffic, it makes sense to move it to the top of your channel homepage. It will be more visible if you move it to the top of your channel homepage and your viewers will be more motivated to check out more information.
  5. Pin your playlist to the top of your comments. When viewers go to comment on your video, they’ll see your pinned comment containing your playlist link, at the top of your comments. Out of curiosity, they’ll check out your playlist which gives you more watch time.

Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel For Beginners

Making money on YouTube requires creativity, hard work and the ability to consistently generate video content that people want to watch. In the video, below I want to share with you how to monetize your YouTube channel for beginners.

Let me know in the comments below how you are currently generating revenue from your YouTube channel.

Why monetize your YouTube channel?

1. Support the costs of running your channel.

If you want to grow your YouTube channel, you want to constantly improve the gear that you have to create videos. It could be a new microphone, a new camera, video editing software, et cetera.

2. Pay the bills.
Creating, optimizing, editing and promoting videos takes a lot of time. If you have a full-time job, you’ll probably do it in your spare time. In the beginning, a channel could help pay some bills but in the long-term, you can make it into a full-time income and replace the job that you currently have. Number three, freedom.

I enjoy the freedom of creating and publishing videos because I can generate passive income from my YouTube channel.

Why use YouTube?
* YouTube gets five billion views per day.
* It’s the second largest search engine on the net after Google.
* Your videos can convert views into paying customers.

Here are top 5 ways to monetize your YouTube channel even if you’re just starting out or you have an existing channel.

1. AdSense Ads.
These are ads that play before your video starts playing. Advertisers pay to have their videos displayed on your video. The revenue that you receive by displaying the ad on your video is shared with YouTube. It’s about a 50-50 split. For example, a thousand views might earn you $1. You need to get a ton of views on your videos to generate a little bit of revenue.

In order to display these AdSense ads on your videos, you need to be a member of the YouTube Partner Program. The requirements to join the YouTube Partner Program is 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time in the past 12 months. This is equal to 240,000 minutes in 12 months.

Once you meet those requirements, your channel will be reviewed by YouTube. If you haven’t violated any of YouTube’s policies or received a strike on your channel in the last three months, there’s a great probability your channel will be accepted.

2. Channel memberships.
Channel memberships allow viewers to subscribe to your channel for a recurring monthly fee. This is usually $4.99 per month. In return, you can give members perks like badges, emojis and other offers that they wouldn’t receive normally.

If a channel has channel memberships activated, you’ll see a join icon below their video. You’ll also see the join below the channel banner. Here’s an example of what you’ll see when you click the join icon.

What are the requirements to activate channel memberships?

  • Your channel must have more than 30,000 subscribers.
  • You must be a member of YouTube Partner Program.
  • You must be over 18 years old. You must be located in one of these available locations. You must have zero strikes on your channel.

3. Super Chat.
This is where viewers can purchase chat messages during a live stream. When you purchase a Super Chat during a live stream, your message will be highlighted in the chat stream.

Your message will be highlighted with different colors depending on the amount of the Super Chat.

The Super Chat message will stay pinned to the top of the chat stream depending on the amount that you contributed.

Here’s an example of a highlighted message on the chat stream from somebody that purchased a Super Chat.

super chat

What are the eligibility requirements to enable Super Chat?
Your channel must be monetized. That means you must be a member of the YouTube Partner Program.

  • Your channel must have over 1,000 subscribers.
  • You must be over 18.
  • You must be located on one of the available locations.

4. Sell merchandise.
You can sell branded items to your fans like T-shirts or mugs by displaying merchandise products under your videos. The websites that you use to sell your merchandise must be approved by YouTube.

What are the eligibility requirements?
In order to sell merchandise from your YouTube channel, you must meet these minimum requirements.
* You must be a member of the YouTube Partner Program.
* You must have more than 10,000 subscribers.
* You must have no community guideline strikes.

Here’s an example of a channel selling T-shirts.

5. Crowd Funding.
Crowd Funding is a way of supporting your channel through donations from your viewers. Previously, I’ve mentioned the example of channel memberships through making a recurring donation of $4.99 per month. You can link to a crowd funding site from your videos on YouTube as long as it’s on the approved sites listed on YouTube. In order to do this, you must meet the requirements of being a member of the YouTube Partner Program. Her

If you don’t meet the requirements of the YouTube Partner Program, a great alternative is Patreon.

Patreon allows you to have a direct relationship with your fans in exchange for recurring revenue. Here are some examples of Patreon creators. The beauty about Patreon is that you have a load of transparent fees. You keep 90% in Patreon only keeps 5% for transaction fees.

Some of the benefits include:
* You retain full control, you own your content.
* You can focus on creating while Patreon takes care of all the payments and questions.

Here are some important tips to keep in mind for YouTube monetization.

  1. Build and engage audience first. Focus on increasing your views and subscribers before you think about monetizing your channel.
  2.  Create great content. If you solve people’s problems in your videos and create great content that people want to watch, your channel will definitely grow.
  3. Create multiple revenue streams. Instead of focusing on one revenue stream, think about multiple revenue streams. You might get a little income from revenue stream but if you combine it with other streams, then you’ll increase your income.
  4. Determine how much money you want to make. Set a goal of how much money you want to make from your channel and how much time you want to invest. When you set a deadline for yourself, it’s easier to achieve your goal.

What if you don’t meet the requirements of any of these monetization options?

No worries. Just watch my next video on how to generate revenue from your channel without 4,000 hours and 1,000 subscribers. You won’t even have to join the YouTube Partner Program. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the next video.

Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page ebook at TubeBootCamp.com

How To Make A Successful YouTube Channel For Beginners

Building a successful YouTube channel is a great way to generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot for your business or for your products. It’s not just about gaining views and subscribers.

On this beautiful snowy day (watch the video above), I’m going to show you the 10 steps on how to make a successful YouTube channel for beginners. You’ll discover that YouTube is not just about gaining views and subscribers but building assets for a lifetime.

Here are the 10 steps to make a successful YouTube channel.
1. Define your purpose.
If you don’t have a clear purpose for your channel, you’re not going to be successful. Your purpose could be to make money. Your purpose could be to generate revenue so you can pay your bills. It could be to generate leads for local businesses. Perhaps you want to start a consulting business. You may want to generate leads and sales by promoting your own products and affiliate products. Maybe you want to impact people’s lives by sharing a hobby you’re passionate about.

Let me know in the comments below what the purpose of your channel is.

2. Choose a niche you’re passionate about.
If you don’t choose a niche that you’re passionate about, it’ll be difficult to keep going when the going gets tough. There’s going to be times for when you’re not motivated or inspired to publish a new video, but if you have a deep reason why you’re doing it, then it’ll be easier to keep going.

A big question you should ask yourself is, what kind of value am I going to give to my target audience?

When you clearly define your target audience and help solve their problems, people are going to watch your videos. A great way to choose a niche that you’re passionate about is just entering your main keyword in the YouTube search box. It’ll give you a bunch of suggestions of different topics.

Another idea is to use the free Chrome extension, TubeBuddy. If you use the keyword explorer tool in TubeBuddy you’ll get a bunch of suggestions. You’ll also be able to see the keyword trends for a particular keyword phrase, as well as researching the competition. It’s a great time-saver for researching topics for YouTube channels.

3. Create a unique value proposition.
A unique value proposition is what makes your channel stand out from others. Instead of trying to do the same thing as all your competitors are doing, try to do something different that is unique to yourself. Try to come up with one sentence that defines your channel.

For example for my channel, I say, “I help people grow an audience on YouTube so they can generate traffic, leads, and sales on autopilot.

On my channel banner, I have a tagline that says, “Grow your audience with video.”

Click here to learn how to create a unique
value proposition for your channel.

4. Design professional channel art.
This also helps with channel branding. You can design a professional channel banner, a channel icon, channel trailer, video thumbnails, branded intro for your videos, perhaps a custom end screen and a website that you can associate with your channel. Ideally, your branding should be congruent so when people see your thumbnail, they immediately associate it with your channel.

5. Organize your channel homepage.
Your channel homepage is like the front page of a website. You only have a few seconds to make an impression upon your viewers so they’ll be motivated to subscribe to your channel. If you’re not a graphic designer, then hire somebody on Fiverr or Upwork to design your channel banner and your thumbnails. Your thumbnails are the first things people see about your video in the search engines. Your channel banner is the first thing people see when they land on your channel homepage. You’ve got about five seconds to make an impression.

You also want to include a channel trailer of one to three minutes that summarizes the content of your channel. When people see your banner and watch channel trailer, they’ll be motivated to subscribe. For the rest of your homepage, you should create sections that contain playlists. Each section should contain a different playlist, so when someone sees your channel homepage, they can dive deeper into your content. You also want to create a good description on your about page. A lot of people will check out the about page to find out what your channel’s all about. Instead of just talking about yourself, mention the benefits to your viewers.

After you’ve mentioned the benefits, then you can introduce yourself and end with a strong call-to-action, like subscribe to your channel.

Another thing to do is to include your channel keywords in your description. This helps the discoverability of your channel in the search engines.

6. Keyword research.
Instead of thinking about one video, think about creating a series of videos that you can put in a playlist. This means that instead of somebody watching just the single video, they can watch several videos in a row.

Keep in mind, one of the main ranking factors of YouTube is watch time. The longer you can keep people watching your videos, the higher the probability of your videos appearing in search and suggested videos.

A free tool you can use for keyword research is the YouTube suggestion box. Just enter the main keyword in the YouTube search box, and you’ll get a bunch of suggestions. Make a list of all suggestions in a Google Doc so you can go back to them when you get stuck for video ideas.

You can also use TubeBuddy, which I mentioned before, which is a free Chrome extension. It’ll save you a ton of time doing keyword research because it’ll give you a bunch of suggestions, it’ll show you the trends, and also show your competitors.

Click here to watch my review of TubeBuddy.

Another great tool is answerthepublic.com. This will show you all the questions that people are entering into Google Search about your particular niche.

Instead of guessing the questions that people are asking about your niche, you’ve got a tool that shows you exactly the kind of searches that people are doing. If you install the Chrome extension keywords everywhere, it’ll also show you the search volume.

Another great point about TubeBuddy is it’ll give you a keyword score so you can quickly identify if a keyword phrase is worth going after. This will save you a lot of time creating videos that never rank and how to get any views or subscribers.

I highly recommend installing TubeBuddy to speed up your keyword research. My face is getting frozen.

7. Structure your videos for maximum engagement.
If you’re just starting out creating videos, I highly recommend creating a script for your first video. This will help you to stay on track and stop waffling through your videos. I typically write out several scripts at once so I can batch record my videos. Instead of filming one video, I can save time by filming several videos at once.

If you’re just starting out creating your channel and creating videos, you don’t need expensive gear, just start with what you got. Then when you can afford it, you can upgrade.

For example, I create most of my videos for the last few years just using my iPhone. It’s only recently that I upgraded to a Canon camera. If you don’t have a phone, you can just purchase a webcam for about $50. It’s a great way to just get going.

When you structure your videos, make sure you have a strong hook at the beginning, because you only got a few seconds to grab viewers attention. Expand on that hook by delivering great value throughout your video, then end with a strong call-to-action.

If you follow this structure, you’ll be on your way to grow in a successful YouTube channel. When you batch record several videos in a row, you can also batch edit your videos. I typically edit my videos on time blocks so I don’t get too tired. I might spend a couple hours in the morning, one in the afternoon, and then a couple hours at night.

According to YouTube, your goal should be to keep your audience retention as close to 100% as possible. This means that your viewers are watching your videos all the way through. I typically try to shoot for at least 50% audience retention rate.

Videos that have consistent high audience retention will show up in YouTube search and YouTube suggested videos, so try to improve one thing in each video you publish.

8. Video optimization.
Your goal with optimization is to keep your viewer watching all the way through your videos. It starts with a great thumbnail and title. If you can get a viewer to click on your thumbnail, then they will be more inclined to watch your video. Add the keyword phrase that you research in our earlier step to the title, description, and tags of your video. Make sure you also add cards and end screens that link to a playlist so you can keep people watching more of your videos.

Another great idea is to pin one of the videos that’s in your playlist to the top of your comments. When people go to comment on your video, they’ll see your pinned comment.

Click here to download a checklist on the steps on
how to optimize your YouTube videos

9. Video promotion.
Use the share icons under your video to promote your video to social media sites. If you have an email list, promote it to your email list. If you have a website, embed it on your website.

The more places you can promote your video, the more chances you have of attracting a large audience.

10. Track video performance.
You want to keep an eye on how your videos are doing by going into YouTube analytics. If you get a high click-through rate on your thumbnails and a high watch time on your videos, your videos will do well in the search engines and you’ll get a lot of traffic. Try to work on increasing these metrics in each video you produce.

Here are some important things to keep in mind.
1. Be consistent.

At least upload a new video every week. If you can do more than that, that’s great.

2. Reply to all comments.
If people made the effort to reply to a comment, then you should reply to their comment.

3. Think of a series of videos.
Instead of coming up with a script for just one video, create several scripts for several videos to save you from getting stuck with video ideas and keep you on schedule.

4. Link to a playlist instead of one video.
When you link to a playlist, people will be more inclined to watch a series of videos instead of just one video. The longer somebody stays watching your video on YouTube, the more inclined your videos will rank in the search engines.

5. YouTube is a marathon not a sprint.
It’s very rare that a video is going to get thousands of views right out of the gate. Therefore, be patient and keep a consistent upload schedule.

Bonus tip.
Have fun!

If you’re not having fun creating videos like I am out in the snow here, then you’ll soon give up. Try creating different types of videos to see which one resonates with your audience.

Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page ebook at TubeBootCamp.com