How To Post YouTube Shorts

Are you ready to expose your content to an audience that has never seen your content before? 

In the video below, I’ll show you how to create, optimize, and post YouTube shorts so it grabs viewer’s attention and makes your message shine.

Does that sound like something you can use? 

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How to create a short just using your phone 
Tools you can use to edit your shorts
Ways to enhance your video to increase engagement
How to upload/schedule your Shorts video to be published

How can viewers find my Shorts?

  • Viewers can find shorts by tapping on the dedicated shorts tab at the bottom of the screen using the YouTube app. After a viewer clicks on a short, they can scroll to watch more shorts.
  • You can also discover shorts on the YouTube homepage, then scroll horizontally to view more shorts. If you click on a short, you can scroll vertically to watch more shorts.
  • If you tap on your subscriptions feed, you’ll also see shorts.
  • Shorts can also be discovered in YouTube search and Google search when people enter that search term in the search bar. 
  • Shorts will also appear on the YouTube channel homepage if you add a shorts section.
  • You can also watch shorts on your smart TVs, gaming consoles and streaming devices.
  • If you tap on your content tab in YouTube studio, you’ll notice there’s a dedicated shorts tab at the top.

How to view Shorts Analytics

If you tap on analytics, you’ll see the number of likes and subscribers in the last 28 days, how they chose to view, how many swiped away your top shorts, how viewers find your shorts, external sites, YouTube search terms, content suggesting you and playlists featuring you

If you tap on a short to view its individual analytics, you will be able to see the views, subscribers, estimated revenue, audience retention , top traffic sources, if it was shown in the feed, how many chose to view, percentage that swiped away, how viewers find the video, external sites or apps, YouTube search terms content suggesting this video and playlists featuring this short.

Here are some best practices when making your shorts so you can improve engagement and get more views.

  • The first few seconds of your short will determine if the viewer watches all the way through, therefore, create a strong hook in those first few seconds.
  • You kind of need to establish in the first two to three seconds why someone should watch this all the way till the end.
  • If you aim for a retention rate that is close to a 100% there’s a high probability your short will do well.
  • If you’re landing in like the 35 to 45 second range and driving over 90% retention, it’s pretty likely going to go somewhat viral.
  • Try to tell a story in your shorts video so it keeps views watching all the way through.
  • One thing we noticed with some of our shorts that weren’t doing as well, we were kind of delivering a lot of the information up top and then there was no reason to keep watching.
  • One way to keep viewers attention throughout your Shorts video is to use lots of B-roll every few seconds.
  • Keep in mind that your shorts loop, so pace your content accordingly and encourage replayability. 

Are shorts worth it? 

  • Currently, YouTube Shorts receives over 15 billion views per day, therefore I highly recommend going all in on Shorts.
  • You can also use shorts to promote your long form videos by editing your long form video into a short. A link to the original video will appear at the end of your short. Click here to learn how to edit a long form video into a Short.
  • You can also reply to a comment with a short, and the person that left a comment will be notified about the Short. The short will also appear in the comment. Click here to learn how to reply to a comment with a Short.
  • With shorts, you have the ability to reach new audiences that you can’t reach with long form videos because your shorts videos appear in the shorts feed when somebody’s scrolling their phone using the YouTube app. 
  • Shorts are easier and faster to make because you can just use your phone.
  • Shorts are a great way to attract a lot of views fast and grow your channel.

What if you don’t want to use a phone to make a Short…
Can you make and upload a short from your PC or laptop?
Watch this video on how to make and upload a short from your PC.

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How To REVIEW PRODUCTS On YouTube And GET PAID On Autopilot

Would you like to generate a passive income from YouTube videos, so you can get paid to support your YouTube channel?

In the video below, you’ll discover 3 different ways to get paid to review products on YouTube, how to choose the right products to review, what to say in your video review, and how to avoid common mistakes.

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  1. Review products you own or use.
    I highly recommend promoting products that you own or use so you can give feedback based upon your experience.

    For example, I did a product review video on the SwitchPod. This is because I often use it when I’m shooting videos in my studio or shooting B-roll outside.

    I did a review of the InVideo slideshow maker because I often use it for creating slideshows.

    I often promote TubeBuddy because I want to save time doing keyword research my YouTube videos.

    If you own and use the product yourself, it’s much easier to do an authentic review for your viewers.

    How can you find an affiliate product to promote for your niche? One of the best ways is to sign up for the Amazon Influencer Program. Amazon sells almost anything on the net, and once you get that affiliate link, you can promote that particular product.

    Another great benefit of using Amazon to promote your product is if somebody purchases another product on Amazon within 24 hours, you’ll get a commission from that product.

    For example, if somebody purchased a SwitchPod from your amazon link and then purchased a different product within 24 hours on Amazon, you’ll still get a commission from that product.

    If you’ve created your own product, then you can set up an affiliate program and get other people to promote your product through becoming an affiliate. They’ll get a 50% commission for promoting your product.

    Another way to find affiliate companies for a product you may be interested in promoting is to just use Google search. All you have to do is enter your main keyword into Google search, then add +affiliate.

    For example, if I enter M50 Canon camera + affiliate into Google search, immediately I’ll find a Canon Affiliate Program. Here’s one from,, and even

    Later on, I’ll show you how to write a script for your product review video so you know what to say in the video.

    If you want to promote high ticket affiliate programs so you can make a higher commission, enter high ticket affiliate programs into Google search. Select the best company that matches your niche.
  2. Sponsorships and Brand deals
    This is where a company may approach you to review their products. A paid sponsorship is where they pay you to review the product.

    How do you know how much you should charge them?
    Estimate how much you’re worth per hour, then multiply that amount by how many hours it’ll take to create the video. If you’re worth $100 per hour, and it takes eight hours to create the video, then you can charge them $800. Because the YouTube video will remain on your channel forever, you might want to add some additional costs for the longterm promotion of that particular video.

    Free Product Promotions.
    Almost every day, I get e-mails from companies to promote their product for free. They’ll send me the product for free in exchange for a product review.

    For example, I got sent this free mic, so I could do a review of it. Just keep in mind you don’t want to accept every product that your company wants you to review. Products should benefit your audience; otherwise, you might turn them off, and they won’t come back to watch more of your content.

    Connect Creators With Brands
    YouTube recently introduced BrandConnect, which is a monetization service that connects creators with brands for branded video campaigns. You get paid to include advertiser content. Currently, it’s being rolled out to select channels, and you have to be a member of the YouTube Partner Program. Click the link in the description to get an overview of the BrandConnect Program.
  3. Review and promote multiple products with an e-mail list
    The beauty of building an e-mail list from YouTube videos is so you can promote multiple products from the same list. The bigger your list, the more money you’ll make, and you can e-mail your list anytime.

    All you have to do is offer free download from YouTube videos such as a free cheat sheet, report, or video course in exchange for contact information.

    When you set up this funnel correctly, you can generate leads on autopilot. If you want to learn more about how to build an e-mail list on YouTube, click here.

Here’s how to write a product review script.

  1. Introduce the product.
    Begin your video by showing what the product does. Showing a preview of your product at the beginning of your video hooks the viewers’ attention and gets them to watch the rest of the video.
  2. List key product features.
    Emphasize all the main features of what the product does. If it’s a physical product like the SwitchPod, you can show some B-roll of you using it with your camera. If you’re reviewing a digital product, then show some screenshots of how it works.

    For instance, when a company approached me about reviewing their slideshow maker, I shot some B-roll and showed people how to make the slideshow using their software.
  3. Discuss the benefits of the product.
    Make sure you always keep the viewer in mind and outline the benefits of using a particular product.
  4. Compare the pros and cons.
    Instead of just to outline the benefits of the product, include some of the disadvantages. For example, for the SwitchPod, it doesn’t come with a ball head, so you can’t stabilize it on uneven ground.
  5. Explain its intended target.
    You want to explain who the product is for, so you’re talking to the right viewers, and they can make the right decision to get the product.
  6. Include the price and purchase information.
    If there’s different pricing options, show the advantages and disadvantages of the different pricing options, so the viewer can make the best decision to get the product or not.
  7. Give a strong call to action.
    End your video with a strong call to action to get the product. If you’re reviewing a digital product like TubeBuddy, you might promote the free trial.

    If you follow these script writing tips to do a video review of the product, you’ll have a higher probability of making a sale from the product.

Let me ask you a question…
How are you currently generating revenue from your YouTube channel?
Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them, and I’m sure others would too.

Here are some important things to keep in mind when reviewing products on YouTube.

  1. Avoid reviewing products that you don’t believe in or don’t use.
    If a company e-mails you to do a free product review, make sure that it suits the viewers of your channel. You might also warn them that you may not do a review if it doesn’t meet your expectations or it doesn’t benefit your viewers.
  2. Optimize your product review video.
    Include the product name and the title description and tags of your YouTube video. This will make it easier for your product review video to be found on the first page of YouTube search when someone submits a query in YouTube search.
  3. Add a disclaimer in the description of your YouTube video.
    If you’re selling an affiliate product, I highly recommend putting a disclaimer at the bottom of your description. You can check out the disclaimer in the description of any of my videos.
  4. Include a business e-mail on your About page.
    This will make it easy for companies to get a hold of you to review their products. As I mentioned earlier, I receive e-mails from companies almost every day to review one of their products. I only accept the ones that interest me or would be of value to my viewers. I recommend you do the same.
  5. Create a media kit.
    The main benefit of creating a media kit is that you can quickly send it to companies that approach you to do a review of their product. Click here to download a media sponsorship agreement template. When you show clear guidelines to a company to sponsor a product review video, it’s easier to negotiate a special price for your video.
  6. Be consistent
    If you want to generate more revenue from YouTube videos, make a plan to publish more product review videos.

    If you have multiple review videos that are ranked on the first page of YouTube, you’ll make more money from your channel.

    For example, I created and published product review videos several years ago, and those videos are still generating revenue to this day on autopilot. That’s an amazing return on investment for just doing the work once.

What if you don’t want to create product review videos but still want to get paid for publishing videos on YouTube?

No worries, just watch my next video for 5 ways to monetize your YouTube channel and
get paid at least $100 by YouTube every single month. Thanks for watching, and we’ll see you in the next video.

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What To Say At The Beginning Of A YouTube Video (KEEP VIEWERS WATCHING)

What should I say the beginning of a YouTube video to keep viewers

Do you want to keep people watching throughout your videos so that they
don’t miss your content? In this video.

I’m going to give you 4 tips on what to say at the beginning of your
video to keep viewers watching.

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The goal of a YouTube video is to hook your viewers in the first few seconds. If they’ve watched 15 to 30 seconds of your video they’ll more likely watch the rest of the video.

The first thing you should do is reinforce what you promised in the title and the thumbnail. Your viewers probably saw the thumbnail and read the title based on what they were searching in YouTube search, Google search or YouTube suggested videos. Therefore you want to repeat your title in the first few seconds of your video. You can say it exactly as it is in the title, or you can weave it into what you are going to be talking about.

Viewers want to know right away what your video is about and why they should keep watching to the end.

Here are 4 ideas on what to say at the beginning of your video to keep viewers watching.

  1. Ask a question.
    For example in this video I could have asked the question… “Are you struggling to keep your viewers engaged on YouTube?” When you ask a question at the beginning of your video it peaks the curiosity of the viewer to find out the answer. After you’ve asked the question, you can say something like “stay tuned to the end of the video to get the answers
  2. Show what they will receive later.
    You can do this by showing images at the beginning of the video. For example if your video is a tutorial, you can show screenshots at the beginning about what you are going to explain later.

    Teasing your viewers with images about what you are going to explain later, will keep them watching throughout your video.
  3. Tell a story.
    You know I’ve been running every day for several years but I still don’t seem to able to lose that belly fat. It seems that every time I go running, I get really hungry and eat more than I burn off…Recently I discovered the secret for losing belly fat. Keep watching throughout the video as I reveal the secret to you.”

    Notice how I shared a personal story by drawing you into the video. You can do the same by starting off your video that way.
  4. Listicle
    This is where you tell people at the start of the video, the steps they need to take to get an answer to their problem. For example I started this video by saying “I’m going to give you 4 tips on what to say at the beginning of your video so you can keep viewers watching.

    You’ve just outlined the structure of your video and they’ll keep watching to get to the last step. You can even tease them to keep watching by saying something like “I’m going to reveal my best kept secret at the end so keep watching”

Here are 3 mistakes many YouTubers make at the beginning of their
video and how to avoid them.

  1. Playing an intro bumper at the start of the video.
    Nobody really cares about your intro bumper, no matter how fancy it is. Instead you want to tell your viewers what your video is about and why they should watch it.
  2. Don’t talk about yourself.
    Many YouTubers start talking about themselves at the beginning of the video For example..”Before I get into this video, I just want to tell you about this great movie that I watched the other day.

    See how I just delayed the start of my video by talking about myself. If you make this mistake, you’ll see a sudden drop off in the first few seconds on your audience retention graph in YouTube Analytics.

    By the way, if you want to know the tips and tricks I use to keep
    viewers watching throughout the video, watch this video
  3. Lack of Energy.
    For example I could say “In this video I’m going to share with you what to say at the beginning of your video so I can keep viewers watching.”

    Notice how boring that introduction is. Keep in mind that when you’re talking on camera it’s very different to talking in person. The camera tends to take away your energy so you’ve got to raise your level of energy to get your message across to your viewers.
  4. Don’t make it complicated
    Don’t overthink what to say at the beginning of your video, so keep it simple. Your introduction should promise what they saw in your thumbnail and read in your title.

Now that you know what to say at the beginning of your youtube video,
how do you keep viewers watching throughout your video?

No worries.

View this video on how to keep your audience engaged on YouTube.

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One of the biggest problems YouTubers have is keeping their audience engaged throughout the video. If the audience leaves within the first few seconds of the video, it sends a signal to the YouTube algorithm that your audience is not interested in watching it.

In the video below, you’ll learn 10 ways to keep your audience engaged on YouTube so they become your biggest fans.

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  1. Make a video on a topic your audience is passionate about.
    In my last video, I showed you how to find your target audience on YouTube. Click here to watch that video. If you always create videos that your audience loves to watch, they’ll keep coming back for more of your content. Remember, your goal is to keep the viewers engaged throughout your video.
  2. Create a strong hook at the beginning of your video.
    If your viewers keep watching your video for at least 30 seconds, it’s more likely they’ll watch the rest of the video. In order to do that, you need to create a strong hook to keep their attention.

    Some of the ways you can do this is ask a question at the beginning, or show them what’s about to come up in the video. An example of a opening question would be, “Have you ever struggled to keep your viewers engaged on your YouTube videos? I’ve struggled with this also but today, I’m going to give you 10 tips on how to keep your viewers engaged on YouTube.

    Another way is to tease them at the beginning about what you’re going to deliver at the end of the video. Avoid creating a long introduction that’ll only distract your viewers and cause them to leave your video. One of the ways to check this is to look at your audience retention graph and see where people are dropping off in your video. If they’re dropping off at the beginning, you probably need to get rid of the intro or use a stronger hook.
  3. Make a short intro.
    This is where you can show your video bumper and tell people why they should subscribe to your channel. If you discover that viewers are leaving during your introduction by studying the audience retention graph, you might want to get rid of the introduction and go straight into the main content.
  4. Main content.
    This is where you take a deeper dive and deliver the content that you promised in the thumbnail, title, and introduction. One way to keep people engaged in your main content is to do listicles. This is where you might show how to do something in a series of steps.

    Another way to keep people engaged is to tell a story. If you can tell a moving story that evokes emotion, then the viewer is going to keep watching your video. How you deliver your content also determine if your viewers remain engaged. Try to be relaxed as you’re delivering your content, like you’re speaking to a friend over a cup of coffee.
  5. Reset the attention of your viewers.
    Most viewers have a very short attention span, so you want to reset the attention every few seconds throughout your video. You can do this by zooming and panning or changing positions like moving to one side, or moving to the other side or you can do different camera angles.

    You can also add transitions, graphics, overlay text, and ask people to like and comment on your video. I often ask a question halfway through the video like, “What do you do to keep your viewers engaged throughout your videos?” Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.”
  6. Add a strong call-to-action.
    Instead of viewers just watching one of your videos, you want them to check out a related video. You can do this by telling viewers to check out your next video in the end screen. Avoid giving too many actions in your end screen otherwise, your viewers won’t take any action at all.

    Instead of linking to a single video in your end screen, link to a video in a playlist so people binge-watch more of your videos. When you link to a video within the playlist, they’ll automatically see all the other related videos in that playlist.
  7. Add a link to your next video in the description.
    If you put a link in the first three lines of your video description, viewers can see the link while they’re watching the video. While they’re watching the video, they might want to check out the next video that they see in the description.

    You can also pin the next video that you want them to watch to the top of your comments so when people get a comment on your video, they’ll be reminded to watch the next video in the series.
  8. Reply to every comment.
    If you want to make a deeper connection with your audience and keep them coming back for more of your content, reply to every comment on the video.

    If you want to know how to create quality comments so you can connect more deeply with your viewers, click here to watch this video. Make sure you also like and heart every comment, because they will receive a notification when you heart the comments. This will also add more views to your video because they’ll be returning to answer your comments.

    A great way to keep the conversation going in your comments is by asking questions. You can also pin a great comment from your viewer to the top of your comments.
  9. Check your audience retention graph.
    Go to YouTube Analytics and check the audience retention graph for a specific video. If people are dropping off at the beginning of your video, you might want to eliminate the introduction.

    If they are dropping off halfway through the video, you might want to add a card before that drop off point.

    In the next video, try to improve your audience retention by 1%. If you get over 40%, you’re doing well. If you get 50, 60 or 70% audience retention, then YouTube will definitely be promoting your video.
  10. Add your video to an official playlist.
    If you add your videos to an official playlist, YouTube will use this information to modify how the videos are discovered or presented. Just keep in mind that the same video cannot appear in more than one series playlist.

Here’s a couple of bonus tips to get more engagement

  • Add video chapters in the description below your video.
    This helps viewers to skip to that specific part of the video that they wish to watch. I do this all the time for my live streams so viewers can skip to that section that they wish to watch and save a ton of time. If you want to know how to do this, click here to watch the video
  • Another bonus tip is to do regular uploads.
    If you publish videos on a regular timetable, your viewers will know when to expect new content from your channel. If you publish on the same day, every week, they’ll know when to check in on your channel.

    The most important thing for engagement is to create helpful, insightful, and interesting content for your viewers. If you do that, they’ll keep coming back for more of your content.

One of the biggest questions YouTubers ask, is how to find your target audience on YouTube?

No worries, just watch my next video on how to find the right audience on YouTube.

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TOP 40 MISTAKES NEW YOUTUBERS MAKE (that you probably never heard of)

If you want to drastically reduce the learning curve to be successful on YouTube, you got to stop making these big mistakes that new YouTubers make.

In the video below, you’ll discover the top YouTube mistakes that you’ve probably never even heard of. I’m going to share the most common mindset mistakes, the most common content mistakes, the most common channel mistakes, the most common filming mistakes, the most common editing mistakes, the most common optimization mistakes, the most common video promotion mistakes, and the most common monetization mistakes.

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Here are the most common mindset mistakes.

Unclear purpose.
If you’re not clear about what your channel should be about, you’ll have a hard time keeping going when the going gets tough.

Not narrowing your niche.
If you try to be all things to all people, you’re probably not going to reach many people. For example, if your niche was dog training, it’s best to niche it down to a specific breed of dog. No clear goals. You got to have specific goals each month to make progress on your channel. This could be monetary goals, subscriber goals, or generating leads.

Don’t compare your channel with other channels that are doing better.
It’s easy to get caught up in the comparison game when you’re just starting off, but you don’t want to compare the beginning of your channel with a channel that’s been going on for a number of years. It takes a lot of practice and improvement to get really good at YouTube.

Lack of consistency.
You’ve got to at least upload once a week to be consistent. If you don’t upload on a regular basis, your viewers think you’re not serious and won’t keep on coming back for more content.

Not being authentic.
If you try to copy somebody else, you’ll soon lose interest because you’re not being yourself. Instead, try to be the best version of yourself and keep on improving as you go forward. Theodore Roosevelt said, “No one cares about how much you know until they know how much you care.”

YouTube is a long game, so don’t expect your first few videos to go viral. Instead of focusing on how many views and subscribers you’re getting, focus on improving each video you upload. The views and the subscribers will later.

Here are the most Common Content mistakes.

Not creating a content calendar.
If you don’t plan out your content ahead of time, you’ll be stuck looking at a blank computer screen. Research a list of 10 to 20 topics you can create videos about so you won’t get stuck going forward.

Not creating a video series.
Instead of just thinking about one video, think about a video series because people want to binge-watch your videos if they think the topics really great to watch.

Not creating content your audience wants to watch.
One of the big ranking factors of YouTube is watch time. If you can keep people engaged throughout your video, and watching successive videos, you’ll do well on YouTube. In fact, YouTube will freely promote you in suggested videos, which are the ones that appear on the right side of the watch page and appear under the videos on the YouTube app.

Targeting the wrong keywords.
YouTube is a search engine. You want your videos to be found weeks, months, or even years later in the search engines. If you target the right keywords, your videos we found in the search engines and it would generate traffic leads in sales on autopilot over and over.

Not writing a script.
I found that if I don’t write a script, it’s easy to ramble on your videos and lose touch with the subject. Try to at least write down a few bullet points so you can stay on track.

Here are the most Common Channel mistakes.

No clear channel branding.
If you want to make your channel stand out from your competitors, you got to have your own unique channel branding.

For example, you’ve got to have a channel banner that uniquely states what your channel is all about.

You got to have a channel trailer that clearly explains why people should subscribe to your channel.

You’ve got to create an optimized description on your about page that outlines all the benefits of subscribing to your channel.

Add sections to your channel homepage containing playlists, so when people first visit your homepage, they can take a deeper dive into your content. There’s also a higher probability that they’ll subscribe to your channel.

No subscribe watermark.
Did you know you can add a subscribe watermark across all the videos on your channel and the bottom right-hand corner of the video? If you do that, there’s more chances that your viewers will subscribe or watching your video.

No channel keywords.
If you want your channel to be found in the search engines, then you’ve got to optimize your channel description with the right keywords.

Not claiming a custom URL for your channel.
If you claim a custom URL for your channel that is easy to remember, you can share it on social media sites on your website, and with your friends and family.

Wrong channel name.
You want to have a channel name that encapsulates the content that you’re producing in your videos. You want to make it easy to spell and easy to remember.

Here are the most Common Filming mistakes.

You don’t need the latest gear to get started.
Just use what you got and do the best you can. For example, in the first few years of growing my channel, I just used my iPhone. If you monetize your channel, which we’ll talk about later, then you can buy more expensive gear.

Inadequate sound.
It’s best to use an external mic than the mic that’s built into the camera. I used a very cheap mic for a few years and thought the sound was good until I upgraded and then realized that the sound was much better.

When you’re filming outside, make sure there’s no planes flying overhead because the noise will be in the video.

Inadequate lighting.
If you don’t have adequate light in your video, it’ll be very hard for people to see you. Right now, I’m just using natural daylight from outside, but if you want to control the lighting, you can just get some cheap softboxes and set it up inside your house.

Cluttered or tacky backdrop.
Make sure when you’re filming your video clean up the mess behind you. Otherwise, it’ll appear in the video. Instead of using a blank wall, you can paint the wall or use a dedicated wall hanging as the backdrop. The more interesting it is, the better.

Too much space above your head.
For example, if I shrink down like this, you can see there’s too much space above my head. It’s better to have a little bit of space just above your head instead of a lot of space. You can also use the rule of thirds, a little bit to the left a little bit to the right of the camera. If you do this, you can add text or graphics to the video screen and not block your face.

Not looking at the camera lens.
If you look off to the side like on the flip-out screen, then it’ll appear like I’m not addressing you. Make sure you look directly into the camera lens so you can connect with your audience on the other side of the lens.

Lack of confidence on camera.
Especially when you’re just starting out, you might say a lot of uhms and uhs and keep repeating yourself or rambling. The beauty of the editing process is that you can edit out all these mistakes as we’ll talk about later. The best idea is to project confidence even though you may not be confident, but you’ll get more confident with practice.

I just mentioned rambling. Remember how I told you to write a video script so you stay on track throughout your video. Remember to cut out the bits where you’re rambling in the editing process.

By the way, make sure the camera is turned on. There’s been many times I have been filming for an hour, but I forgot to turn the camera on or plug the mic in. Especially if you’re filming outside, make sure you have a battery backup and an extra card.

Here are the most Common Editing mistakes.

The biggest editing mistake is having a long intro.
Viewers are very impatient these days, so try to keep the intro short and get straight into the meat of the content. Another mistake is not resetting the attention of the viewers as they watch the video. You can reset the attention by zooming and panning, adding jump cuts, graphics, transitions, et cetera. This will help keep the viewer engaged throughout your video.

Another editing mistake is using the wrong music or too much music.
Even though music can help viewers consume your content, make sure the music fits with the content.

Another big mistake is not removing dead space.
Dead space may be where you’re rambling on a video or going off-topic. If you want to keep viewers engaged throughout your video, you’ve got to keep your editing tight. This means keeping your viewer quickly moving throughout your videos so you don’t lose them.

Another mistake is using repetitive content.
If you keep repeating the same points throughout the video, you’ll lose your viewers.

Another big mistake is not adding a call-to-action.
This can be watching the next video, getting a free download, or subscribing to your channel. Typically, I try to get viewers to watch the next video so they can binge-watch more videos from my channel.

Another thing you want to avoid is trying to make the video too long.
Some people say, make your videos 10 minutes long. If it’s too long for your viewer and you’ll lose their patience, they’ll never come back to watch more of the content. Make your videos as long as they need to be to cover your content.

Not reverse editing
This is a big mistake that I made for a long time where I waste a lot of time editing my videos. . This means I started editing the video from the beginning instead of starting from the end and working backwards. When you reverse edit, you’ll know where your last take was. This will save you a ton of time during the editing process.

Here are the most Common Optimization mistakes.

One of the biggest optimization mistakes new YouTubers make is not optimizing the title, description, tags, and thumbnail of the video.
The title, description, and thumbnail are the three most important factors for people discovering your video.

Place your most important keyword at the beginning of your title, then have a compelling phrase for your viewers at the end of the title. You want to satisfy the search engines and your viewers.

Make sure the first three lines of your description encapsulates the content of your video and also includes the keywords that you’re trying to optimize for. The rest of your description should include related videos or playlists, as well as your social media sites.

When you add tags to a video, make sure they’re relevant to the content of your video. Try to add all the relevant keyword phrases that people would search for to find your video.

Another thing I see a lot of people not doing is pinning a comment to the top of the comments.
You can add a video, playlist, or even ask a question.

Another mistake is not creating an eye-catching thumbnail.
Your thumbnail is the first thing that people see in the search engines. If people don’t click on the thumbnail, they’re not gonna watch your video and you’ve wasted all that time creating a video. Avoid repeating the title of the thumbnail, but you can use two or three words that make it curious for people to click on the thumbnail.

Another mistake is relying on search.
Most YouTube traffic comes from suggested. These are the videos that appear on the right side of the watch page and under the video on the YouTube app. If you want to get suggested traffic, which is a free promotion by YouTube, you want to make sure that your videos are engaging so people stay all the way through to watch it, and also get them to watch more videos. If you are really focusing on your target audience, they’ll keep coming back to watch more of your videos.

Another mistake is not adding cards and end screens where you’re suggesting more videos for your audience to watch.
When it comes to the end screen, link to a video or playlist that’s relevant to the video that they’ve just watched. This will increase your watch time which means more of your videos will appear in suggested videos.

Another big mistake new YouTubers make is not tracking the performance of their videos in YouTube Analytics.
Tracking click-through-rate determines how many people are clicking on your thumbnail to watch your video. Audience retention refers to how many people are actually watching your video all the way through. If you get 50% or more people watching your video all the way through, then YouTube will promote your video in the search engines.

Here are the most Common Video Promotion Mistakes.

The biggest video promotion mistakes new YouTubers make is asking sub for sub.
This is where they subscribe to your channel expecting a subscribe back to their channel. Obviously, they’re not really interested in your content and it’s against YouTube’s policies.

Similar to this is spamming groups and forums. If you join a group or forum, make sure you participate in the group and those people that are interested in your content will subscribe to your channel.

Post a link on Facebook.
If you post a YouTube link on Facebook, it’s not going to get you any traffic to YouTube. Instead, you want to post a 30-second clip of your video on Facebook and then put your link in the comments.

Not replying to comments.
YouTube is a social media platform so you want to engage with your audience in the comments. Getting likes and comments for your videos shows YouTube that there’s a lot of activity taking place on your channel.

Not repurposing your content.
Once you publish a video, your work has just begun. You want to submit your video to social media sites, embed it on your blog or website.

Not doubling down on high-performing videos.
If you find a video is getting lots of views and subscribers, you want to create more of those types of videos but approaching it from a different angle. If you do this, you can capitalize on the traffic that you initially got from that video.

Not transcribing your videos.
If you want to get more views and subscribers, you want to appeal to the hard of hearing and the people that have their sound turned off. When you transcribe your videos, captions will appear under the video. This helps people that can’t understand your accent or what you’re trying to say be able to read the captions under the video. This will help them to consume your content.

Not collaborating with like-minded creators.
If you want to expose your content to different audiences, I recommend collaborating with like-minded creators. Instead of just asking for a collaboration, make sure you offer a ton of value to that particular collaborator.

Not going live on your channel.
Going live helps you to connect with your audience, increases watch time, views, and subscribers. If you want to quickly get 4,000 watch hours, I recommend going live.

Not adding your video to a playlist.
A playlist can also rank in the search engines and they appear on your channel homepage. Add 5 or 6 videos to your playlist so people can binge-watch your videos. It’ll help them to stay longer on the YouTube platform and therefore YouTube will promote your videos. When first-time visitors see your channel homepage that contains playlists, they can take a deeper dive into your content and then they’ll be more likely to subscribe to your channel.

Here are the most Common Monetization Mistakes.

Many new YouTubers make the mistake of not generating revenue from their channel.
Maybe you want to upgrade your audio or your camera or your backdrop. That takes a bit of money. Therefore, don’t make the mistake of not monetizing your channel from the beginning. You may not be able to join the YouTube Partner Program which requires 4,000 watch hours and 1,000 subscribers, but you can definitely start promoting affiliate programs. If you have some expertise, then you can even sell your own product.

Another big mistake is reviewing products that your audience doesn’t want.
It may be great to have a new camera or a new mic, but what if your audience doesn’t like it? You don’t want to turn off your audience.

Not building an email list.
You don’t own the YouTube platform, so if something happens to your YouTube channel, you could lose all your subscribers. Therefore, it makes sense to build an email list just in case your channel gets terminated or you get three strikes and your channel’s finished. If you build an email list, then you own the email list and you can recommend your products and services plus alert your subscribers to new videos you put out.

Another big monetization mistake is trying to make money from reused content.
Some people try to bundle Creative Commons videos and try to make money from it, but YouTube usually flags reused content. If you’re going to use Creative Commons videos, try to make it unique by adding some commentary or some unique angle of your own.

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How To Avoid Burnout On YouTube And Stay Motivated

Oh no, I have to create another video, otherwise my channel will stop growing. I kind of feel anxious and overwhelmed.

What should I do?

Have you ever felt this way?

Watch the video below to get my top 7 tips on how to avoid burnout on YouTube.

Lots of YouTube creators constantly feel the pressure to upload content to the channel, otherwise they think their channel won’t grow.

Have you ever felt this way where you’ve tried to force yourself to be creative, and end up staring at a blank stream, because you couldn’t think of any content to create?

Let me know in the comments below, if you’ve ever suffered from YouTube burnout.

Here are my top 7 tips to avoid YouTube burnout.

  1. Plan ahead. Create a running list of topics in the Google spreadsheet, so you never run out of ideas and end up looking at a blank computer screen. I used to note feed to my iPhone, to jot down ideas when I’m out and about. As the ideas come to mind, I put them on my phone. This helps me to remember the ideas when I get back to my office.
  2. Batch script your videos. I typically create a script for my video, so I can stay on track with my content instead of waffling on, which causes people to leave. Instead of just thinking about one video, think about a series of videos, based on a particular scene. This makes it easier to create several scripts at once and shoot all your videos in one day.
  3. Batch shoot your videos. Instead of thinking about just shooting one video, think about shooting three or four videos in a row. This will save you a lot of time and you’ll be able to get it finished in one day. The only thing you have to keep in mind is to create several scripts. As I mentioned before, if you stick to one theme, then it’s easier to create several scripts. Another thing to keep in mind is to pick one location. It could be inside your office or it could be outside. If you’re outside, you can just change scenes between different videos If you have a script with you, then you can stay on track with your content, instead of just waffling on.
  4. Edit your videos in time blocks. You often find it gets too stressful if you try to edit your videos all in one day. Instead pick two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon and two hours at night. The important thing is to conserve your energy by doing it in time blocks. If you edit your videos throughout the week, you won’t get stressed out. Another thing to keep in mind while you’re shooting your videos is to shoot some b-roll, as well as take some pictures for your thumbnails. This will save you having to shoot some b-roll layer or take some pictures later for your thumbnails.
  5. Optimize your videos before publishing them. You can also do this in time blocks, so you don’t have to do it all at once. If you’ve edited several videos, then you have several videos to optimize. This might take time, so you might want to also do this in time blocks. Just keep in mind you’ve got to optimize your title, description, tags and thumbnail for your videos.
  6. Promote your videos to increase exposure. After you’ve published your video, your work has just begun. Make sure you promote your videos on the social media sites, your website and your email list. I find it’s best to do this within the first 24 hours, so you get that view of velocity to your videos. If you get a lot of engagement on your videos, then it’s a higher chance that YouTube will promote your videos to other people’s channels.
  7. Pace yourself. YouTube is a marathon, not a sprint. You need to prepare for the long journey. If you know you’re going to publish content several times a week, for months and years to come, then you need to take regular breaks. Take breaks throughout the day. For instance, I go for a run every day, to recharge my batteries, release stress and to get new creative ideas for future videos.

Every few months you might want to take a break, like go on vacation. For example, I recently took a 4 week vacation to New Zealand with my daughter and totally enjoyed it. It also helped to recharge my batteries, think up new creative ideas for future videos, as well as make new plans for the next quarter of the year.

If you pace yourself, you protect your sanity and be able to upload on a consistent basis. I highly recommend it.

Let me ask you a question. Do you struggle to publish videos on a regular basis? If that’s a yes, watch my next video.

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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

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.

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How To Blur Out Faces On Existing YouTube Videos

Do you want to protect the identity of someone in your video?

Perhaps you’ve created an embarrassing video clip where
you don’t want to show your face.

YouTube has a face blurring tool that enables you to blur out the faces in your videos without removing and re-uploading your videos.

Here are the steps to blur out faces in videos on YouTube:

Watch the video below..

  • Go to your video manager
  • Select the video that you wish to edit
  • Click edit
  • Click enhancements
  • Click “blurring effects”
  • Click “apply”
  • It says “automatically find and blur faces”
  • So you can see I’ve got a blurred face here
  • Here’s a Preview and here’s the Original
  • So if I move the preview window to the left it will blur ALL the faces
  • If I want to do custom blurring
  • Just uncheck “applied”
  • Click “edit”
  • Now I can just hover over the person that I wish to blur
  • The software will automatically blur out
    the person that you wish to blur
  • You can also extend the timeline if you move this slider
  • If I want to blur out another persons face I can
    select another person so I can blur out 2 people
  • If you only want to blur out the people in a
    portion of your video just move the slider here to about 10 seconds
  • Now you can see that they are blurred out up to
    10 seconds and then it’s not blurred out after 10 seconds
  • If you want to remove the blur just click
    the “X” and that will remove the blur
  • Now you’ve only got one person on the blur
    but I want to do both so I am just going to do it up to 10 seconds
  • Once you’ve done editing just click “done”

Now you have 3 choices to save the video…

  1. You can revert back to the original
  2. You can save it as a new video or
  3. You can save it as an existing video so nothing will be changed on the video except for the blurring
  • I am going to click “save” and you’ll get a pop-up saying “saving edits..we keep a version of your original video so you can undo your edits. To prevent this select cancel and then save as new video”
  • So I am just going to click “save”
  • And now you can see that it has a notice across it saying “edit in progress”
  • And if we check the video, above the video it says “Sit tight. Your video edits are being processed. Come back to this page in a little while”
  • So we’ll come back to this page in a little
    while to check out our blurred effects
  • Let’s play the video
  • You can see that the 2 faces have been blurred out in the video

Now you know how to blur out the faces in your YouTube
videos without having to remove or re-upload your videos.

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How To Poll Viewers On YouTube Using Poll Cards

poll cards

Did you ever want to add a poll to your YouTube video but
couldn’t because YouTube didn’t offer that feature?

Well, now you can poll your viewers directly in your video using poll cards.

Poll cards enable viewers to participate in multiple-choice polls directly within your videos.You can display your card at a specific time in your video and see the results in real time.

Here’s how to use cards to poll your YouTube viewers….

Watch the video below..

  • Click the profile icon
  • Click Creator Studio
  • Click the video manager
  • Select the video that wish to add a poll to
  • I’m going to select this video
  • Click edit
  • Click add a card
  • Go down to poll “encourage viewers to participate in a poll”
  • Click “create”
  • Add your poll question
  • It says “this text will also be used in the card teaser”
  • So add the teaser text
  • Poll choices…click “add another choice”
  • Click “create card”
  • Here’s the card..”what’s the biggest wave you’ve surfed..approximately 50 feet, 20 feet, 10 feet, under 5 feet
  • Adjust the start time for the teaser…so I’m going to put it at around 30 seconds
  • If you want to edit the poll just click the “Edit card” and you can just edit it there
  • If you want to remove it you just click the trash icon
  • Ok let’s check the poll
  • Go to the 30 second mark
  • Ok here’s the teaser text
  • When somebody clicks on that they’ll see the poll
  • So I’m going to select approximately 10 can see I’ve got 100%
    I select another one…100% on the other choice

How do you view the poll results?

  • Go to our cards editor
  • Click cards
  • And here it’s got the poll results
  • Click on that
  • Here’s the poll results…”what’s the biggest wave you’ve surfed?”
  • Approximately 10 feet
  • Here are 2 important things to keep in mind
    when adding poll cards to your YouTube videos…

    1. Viewers must be logged in to their YouTube account to participate in a poll. If they are logged out they’ll can be prompted to log in before they can vote.

    2. Once you delete a card you won’t be able to access the card and the votes will be lost.

    That’s it!.

    Now you know how to create, edit and remove poll cards on YouTube so you can poll your viewers.

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How To Associate Multiple Websites With Your YouTube Account

associate multiple websites with youtube Did you know that you can associate up to 1,000 sites to your YouTube account? This includes news and mobile sites. This means you can link a video to any site that you own on your YouTube account.

Most YouTubers think you can only associate one website with your YouTube account. After associating one website you can add more associated websites via Webmaster tools. When you want to link to an external website, annotations will just look at Webmaster Tools to see if the domain is allowed.

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Here are the steps to associate multiple
websites to your YouTube account:

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  • Log into your YouTube channel
  • Click on channel – Advanced
  • Scroll down to where you see associated website
  • Add a website that you own
  • Click “add”
  • It says “success”
  • I can remove the first website (URL) then add a different one(URL)
  • Click “add” again and you’ll get “success” again
  • So I’ve now associated 2 websites with my YouTube channel
  • You can add additional websites that you own (up to 1000!)

Here are 4 tips to keep in mind:

1. If you don’t see the associated website option that means that your YouTube account may not be verified or that your associated website may not be verified.

2. All websites associated with your YouTube account
can be used across multiple channels on that account.

3. You can automatically add and verify blogger sites
by enabling webmaster tools via the blogger dashboard.

4. You can use YouTube Cards to link your video to an associated website.

That’s it!

Now you know how to associate multiple websites with your YouTube account.

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