Subpocalypse on YouTube! | Podmas Day 14

It started as a tweet, a notice from Team YouTube about a subscriber cleanup process and a link to an article about what was happening. You could see the panic start to sink in for some folks, “Why is this happening? Where are my people going? How do I fix this?” questions started showing up online and the term and hashtag #subpocalypse started trending on Twitter. 

Today we are tackling the subject head on, what it means to have a spam subscriber clean up, what can you expect over what time frame,  and if you should be scared. 

Inevitably, it always pops up on any video you see, something along the lines of “Sub4Sub” and “Any small youtubers want to support each other?” The “support” is just an promise of a new subscriber, one who will never watch your videos and engage with your content but you don’t care as long as you see the numbers tick upwards on social blade counters. 

According to this article from youtube, Sub4Sub is actually a Terms of Service violation and could potentially get your channel terminated yet you see it time and time again. I don’t want anything like this to happen to you so lets talk about what is happening. I hope that this helps clarify YouTube’s stance on this subject. 

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See you all tomorrow, 
-Shelly



Thumb #NailIt From Here on Out! | Podmas Day 11


Thumb #NailIt From Here on Out! | Podmas Day 11

Today we’re talking Thumbnails and my general guidelines I’ve picked up from attending presentations at VidSummit and VidCon, learned inside of FaceBook Groups and picked up over my years on the platform. I hope you find it helpful, and it you don’t, it was that guys idea over there not mine! 😉

Let me know what you’re rules of thumbnail making might be, I’d love to hear and thanks for tuning in to another episode of Podmas!  

Click the link if you want to get some help with your thumbnails from Roberto Blake’s YouTube Starter Kit

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-Shelly

It takes a Village | Podmas Day 10

It takes a Village | Podmas Day 10
Ever wonder why the creator you follow online that has millions of subscribers seems to live the picture perfect life? Why they always have an aesthetically pleasing Instagram feed and get to rub elbows on red carpets with celebrities you’ve always wanted to meet? Ever wonder why they are constantly on the branding of some company and launching new amazing merchandise and makeup lines when you are just wishing someone from a PR company would know who the heck you are? 

There is a very good reason for all of this, and I’m going to let you in on the secret that a lot of them don’t want to tell you. The truth is they have a team, sometimes enough to fill a bus with of people who are helping to feed the machine. Let’s briefly talk about the members of an entourage that you might come across and why you should NOT feel bad about where you are currently when you don’t have this army of people in your life too. 

I hope this gives you a little perspective and helps you realize that it sometimes take an entire team to do what you are handling currently all by yourself. It’s all about scale. In the words of Kris Jenner: “You’re doing great sweetie!”

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See you all tomorrow!
-Shelly

Relax, Don’t Do It, When it Comes to Certain Music! | Podmas Day 9

Relax, Don’t Do It, When it Comes to Certain Music! | Podmas Episode 9

Do you hear what I hear? It’s the sound of illegal songs all across the interwebz…people, this is a rookie mistake. Yes, I understand you love Ariana Grande, I do too, but when it comes to using music that you’re not supposed to? Please don’t just say Thank You, Next.Worried about where to find copyright free music for your online videos? Let’s talk about a few places that you CAN get music that is allowed in your online videos. I hope this helps you out.

Today we are talking about:

YouTube Audio Library

Epidemic Sound

SoundCloud

AudioHero

Use code “ShellySaves” for 10 FREE SONGS!
*Not an affiliate code, I receive nothing for this, just a free code for you! This video is not sponsored by AudioHero but I do use them personally and wanted to share this great resource with you for making videos.

You can search AudioHero’s library of over 250,000 tracks by genre, mood, BPMs and download your choice of MP3, AIFF, or WAV formats. AudioHero owns the copyright for all their music and their tracks can be used anywhere you make and publish online videos.

Also note, that if you have any paid level of service of TubeBuddy, you can get 10 Free downloads per month with your membership.

Here’s the video where I talk about Audio Hero:

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-Shelly

How to Save 1 Hour Every Week! Time Management Tips | Podmas Day 8

How to Save 1 Hour Every Week! Time Management Tips | Podmas Day 8

Time, we all need more of it but what if I told you that I could find a way to give it to you? Today I’ve got some tips that help save me time each week and that I feel could help you too. Some of these are super simple, but super simple things tend to work most often, am I right? I believe that by implementing some of these tips you could save yourself an hour every week when it comes to your video creation process. I’d love to hear from you if you try any of these ideas and if it did save you time!

If you have ideas on how best to get back your time, please drop a comment, I’d love to hear them. If you’re enjoying this podcast please consider leaving a 5 ☆ review on your favorite listening platform, it will help others find the podcast. See you all tomorrow for Podmas Day 9!

-Shelly

Why You Still Need a Website in 2019! | Podmas Day 7

Why You Still Need a Website in 2019! | Podmas Day 7

One bonus reason amongst all the ones you will hear in today’s podcast? So you can read my podcast show notes! I know a lot of people would tell you that in this day an age having your own slice of digital real estate is no longer essential. Today I’m here to give you some insight into why I personally feel that it is still advantageous for one to have a website. I hope you find it helpful, let me know if you would want content on YouTube focusing on some of these details like how to set up a site and what not.

After fighting with my current website tonight for over 3 hours (believe me, the irony of this is not lost on me, but my patience sure is) I don’t have the energy to write an entire essay spelling out each point, so for today’s podmas episode, you’re just gonna have to listen to me!

Hope you all are having a better day online than I am. Sending good vibes to all of you out there, all half a dozen of you. 😉

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See you all tomorrow!
-Shelly

Subscriber Counts Don’t Matter! Interview with Eugene Capon | Podmas Day 6

Subscriber Counts Don’t Matter! Interview with Eugene Capon | Podmas Day 6

I know that title may stir up some debate but today I want to dispel the incorrect assumption that unless you have a ton of subs, you can never make a living on YouTube. I was lucky enough to interview my friend, fellow 2 time Seattle YouTube Day panelist and VR Evangelist, Eugene Capon from Capon Studio.

We started talking about the YouTube demonetization that happened earlier this year, the effect it had on the community and ways that he has managed to build a full time career as a creator online. Eugene has a wealth of knowledge and I hope that you will enjoy this episode.

*Side note: This is the first time I have ever tried to record a conversation that was held via Skype to edit in my audio interface. I ran into some technical difficulties so I apologize that I wasn’t able to fully separate the audio where both of us are speaking to edit out things that were happening at the same time. There may be some parts that aren’t as pleasing to the ear as usual. I will try to improve this for future recordings. Thanks!

If you want to connect with Eugene Capon find him online here:

Twitter

FaceBook

YouTube

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-Shelly

Ways to Make Money on YouTube | Podmas Day 5

Ways to Make Money on YouTube | Podmas Day 5

I know that inevitably when the conversation turns to money 2 things happen a lot:
1. Someone has to shout or is at least thinking in their head “SHOW ME THE MONEY!!”
2. When you ask people about money, some of them will go radio silent. As if, they really don’t want to share their secrets with you.

I’m not like that, I’m gonna give you everything I’ve got, and you can do with it whatever you will. I can’t make you do something, only you can, when you finally feel compelled to take action. Today we are tackling different ways to make money online or as a content creator. Is this list all inclusive? Nope! So if you have additional ideas or ways you’re making money, I’d love to have you share with the community and start a conversation.

Here are a list of some resources that you can check out to help you make more money online:

Use MagicLinks to create links for products you are showcasing.

Use TubeBuddy to save time and slay your SEO game.

Use EBates to get cashback on your online purchases.

Make your own merch with TeeSpring online!

Check out Merch by Amazon

Create an online course to teach others with a site like Teachable.

Create a profile and connect with brands at FameBit.

☕️Buy me a cup of coffee as a one time show of support! Check out this site to set up your site too!
Also check out sites like Patreon.

Shop iPhone cellphone cases from Kimbyr.com and use code Shelly15 to save 15% off your purchase!
(Not an affilliate link, just sharing the Shelly Savings with you!)

Check out my list of ways to save money online. I made a whole list for you!

Feel free to join my FaceBook group if you’re interested in continuing your journey from Brand New to Branded Business.

If you have resources that have really helped you and you would recommend, please leave a comment and share it with me!
Also, if you’re enjoying this series, please leave a ☆☆☆☆ review (5 Star) on your favorite listening platform I would really appreciate it!

See you all tomorrow!
-Shelly

 

How to Come Up with Video Ideas | Podmas Day 4

How to Come Up with Video Ideas | Podmas Day 4

If you’ve ever wanted to create videos online, eventually you will come up against “creatorBlock”. Not being sure what to make videos on and may feeling under pressure to find a topic just to create “something”. Well, today I want to share some ideas for what to do or where to look when it comes to coming up with ideas.

Here are a few sites that you can visit, and the rest is explained in this episode.

TubeBuddy

Answer the Public

Keywords Everywhere

Feel free to join my FaceBook group if you’re interested in continuing your journey from Brand New to Branded Business.

If you have resources that have really helped you and you would recommend, please leave a comment and share it with me!
Also, if you’re enjoying this series, please leave a ☆☆☆☆ review (5 Star) on your favorite listening platform I would really appreciate it!

See you all tomorrow!
-Shelly

8 Channels You Should Be Checking Out if You Want to be a YouTuber | Podmas Day 3

8 Channels You Should Be Checking Out if You Want to be a YouTuber | Podmas Day 3

Day 3 is here and I want to share with you a list of 8 YouTube Channels that I have found helpful on my journey to becoming a better Video Creator.

Video Influencers

Nick Nimmin

Roberto Blake

Creator Insider

Dee Nimmin

Amy Landino

Sunny Lenarduzzi

Gary Vaynerchuk

*TubeBuddy

Feel free to join my FaceBook group if you’re interested in continuing your journey from Brand New to Branded Business.

If you have creators/channels that have really helped you and you would recommend, please leave a comment and share it with me!
Also, if you’re enjoying this series, please leave a ☆☆☆☆ review (5 Star) on your favorite listening platform I would really appreciate it!

See you all tomorrow!
-Shelly