This might be old news for most of you, but in case it’s slipped by a few of you–especially amidst the insanity of the past year–make sure you verify your YouTube account/channel.
- You can upload videos longer than 15 minutes.
- You can add custom thumbnails.
- You can live stream.
If you’re not sure how, follow this link.
206 straight episodes of his The Income Stream YouTube channel
and counting for Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income.
On the weekends, he does live reviews of websites and YouTube channels submitted by visitors.
In fact, for a more detailed, informative shortcut through this model of a consistent ‘value-added’ approach, let’s take a look at his The Income Stream Clips channel .
Following up on Side Hustle Spark 109, here are a few links to Jon Corres’ work…
5 Faceless Viral YouTube Channel Ideas YOU CAN DO
How to Find YOUR Niche on YouTube in 5 MINUTES
5 SUPER EASY Side Hustles for Teenagers Online 2019!! (Hey, if you have some kids who need to fill their time…and line their [or your!] pocketbooks!)
My thinking: Even if a video has only a few views, the value is in the ideas that resonate with you and your skills and knowledge/expertise.
Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation is back with another valuable interview.
In the interview, Jon Corres explains his ‘follow-the-YouTube algorithm/ad-monetized’ video approach.
Production cost: Approximately $100 per video.
Once established, one of his channels will make an average of $300-$400 per day.
To quote from Nick’s weekly email (Oct. 8):
As we got to talking, I realized this strategy is pretty similar to blogging and SEO.
You see what’s already performing well, and try and make something a little better.
The real wildcard when it comes to video over text, though, is the YouTube algorithm, which can push something to millions of views seemingly overnight.
(As the word cloud above tells us, one of Jon’s videos this year has 8 million views and earned $18k in 9 months. Topic: JoJo Siwa)
A few suggestions from Jon:
- Look for videos where there are more viewers than subscribers. [Baseline is 300,000 views.]
2. Keyword placement ‘shoulds’:
- In the title of the video
- Within the first line of the description for the video
- In the tags
3. When making Top Ten videos, make list items #10, #9, and #8 (i.e. the first items viewers see) captivating enough to keep viewers’ attention—–then heighten the interest level of items #2 and #1 so viewers aren’t disappointed.