Everything you need to grow your YouTube channel

The Ultimate YouTube Resource.

We have put together a library of our favorite resources to take you step-by-step through how to grow your YouTube channel and start earning an income from it.

How To Start Your YouTube Channel

If  haven't yet created your YouTube channel, this article is a great place to start. 


RECOMMENDED ARTICLE

How To Create A YouTube Channel

Step-by step guide on how to setup your YouTube channel from scratch. 

 

This includes how to set up a Google account, create your new YouTube channel, your YouTube banner and your channel art.

FREE EBOOK

Ways To Earn An Income From Your YouTube Channel

Download our free guide on YouTube Sales Funnels. 

 

This guide shows you the best ways you generate an income and build an online business from a new YouTube channel.

RECOMMENDED ARTICLE

Dressing For The Camera - Wistia

If the goal of your video is to engage your audience, your wardrobe choices should help you achieve that goal, not hold you back. When you look and feel great on camera, your audience will be able to focus on whatever it is you’re trying to communicate (instead of that wrinkled plaid shirt).


This quick guide from Wistia will help you look great and stand out in front of the camera


How To Get More Views on YouTube

So you’ve just created a YouTube channel and filmed a few videos, what next.  How do you get your videos ranking higher in YouTube search for your topic. YouTube is first and foremost a search engine. In fact it is the 2nd largest search engine on the Internet and it is owned by the largest, Google. 

 

However, there are other factors that will help your videos rank on YouTube and get more views and they all work together to get you the best possible results.  Here are my top resources to help you do this.


RECOMMENDED ARTICLE

3 Steps To YouTube Success

This comprehensive guide takes you through how to find the best video topics for YouTube search and introduces you to tools that will help you find the best keyword phrases.

 

In addition it shows you how to optimize your video's title, description, tags and thumbnail ensuring that people don't only find your videos, but also watch them. 

 

Finally it takes you through how to make YouTube the traffic source for your online business so you can start to earn an income from YouTube.

RECOMMENDED TOOL

VidIQ

Once you have learn't a bit about YouTube SEO, you will want to don your own research and start planning what videos to make. 

 

This is made easier using a tool like VidIQ.  The good news is that you can do this for free with VidIQ's Chrome plugin.  Here is a link to test it out.

RECOMMENDED PODCAST EPISODE

How to Create an Evergreen Lead Machine on YouTube

In this episode of Amy Porterfield's Online Marketing Made Easy Podcast, Amy talks to Sunny Lenarduzzi about how she gets people to watch her videos.  

 

Learn about converting your viewers into customers through Sunny’s H.O.T. (Hook, Outcome, Testimonial) formula. She explains how you can use this formula to tweak your video scripts to keep your viewer engaged, which will turn them into a loyal viewer, and ultimately a paying customer.

RECOMMENDED ARTICLE

YouTube Analytics: A Simple Guide To Tracking The Right Metrics

Getting to know YouTube analytics is crucial if you want to make the most of your YouTube channel. By quantifying the successes and failures of your videos, you can zero in on opportunities to provide value to your subscribers and keep them engaged.

 

In this article from HootSuite you will learn:

  • Which metrics you should prioritize in your YouTube channel analytics, and why
  • The difference between vanity metrics and actionable data
  • How to choose the right insights to inform your channel’s growth strategy

RECOMMENDED VIDEO TRAINING

How to Get More Views on YouTube (2019 YouTube Strategy Update)

In this video, YouTube expert Sean Cannell takes you through his top 5 tips on how to get more views on YouTube, including one that will 10x your views. 

 

I recommend you go through this training before you make your next video. I am 100% sure you will learn something new that will really help you increase your views.


The Key Components Of Great Videos

So you’ve just created a YouTube channel and filmed a few videos, what next.  How do you get your videos ranking higher in YouTube search for your topic. YouTube is first and foremost a search engine. In fact it is the 2nd largest search engine on the Internet and it is owned by the largest, Google. 

 

However, there are other factors that will help your videos rank on YouTube and get more views and they all work together to get you the best possible results.  Here are my top resources to help you do this.


RECOMMENDED PODCAST EPISODE

How to Set Up Your YouTube Channel to Win

How much would you love to earn your living traveling the world making videos? That’s exactly what Kristen Sarah and Nadine Sykora do every day, thanks to their incredible success as YouTube travel vloggers.  

 

Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income, interviews them to find out how it’s done, revealing everything you need to know to set up your YouTube channel.

RECOMMENDED TOOL

TubeBuddy

TubeBuddy is another YouTube plugin that can really help with optimizing your videos. It will suggest keywords to use and tell you what to do to optimize your video for YouTube.

 

You can also look at your competitors top videos and see what keywords they rack for. The good news is that you can do this for free with the TubeBuddy Chrome plugin.  Here is a link to test it out.

RECOMMENDED VIDEO TRAINING

INSTANTLY Look Natural on Video (4 Simple Hacks)

In this video, YouTube expert Sunny Lenarduzzi takes you through her top 4 tips on how to look more natural on YouTube. 

 

Learn from her experience of nearly a decade being on camera, as a TV host and a broadcast journalist.


Ways To Earn An Income From YouTube

This is probably one of the topics I get asked most about. In reality, YouTube is more than a source of entertainment or a place where you can try to become famous. It is also a great place to generate an income, if you know what you are doing.

 

There are ways to make income directly off YouTube through things like Ads, SuperChats and Patreon, but YouTube is also an excellent traffic source for an online business. Here are some ideas for you.


RECOMMENDED ARTICLE

How to Make More Than $100 on YouTube in Less Than An Hour

This article from VidIQ shows you how to make an income from Superchats on your YouTube Livestreams.

 

Don't know what Superchats are?  Well neither did I, so read the article and find out.

RECOMMENDED FREE GUIDE

How To Build An Income From Your YouTube Channel - Even If You Don't Have Your Own Products or Services To Sell

This is our free guide on ways to make an income from YouTube.  

 

Not only is it a great resource, it is also a great example of a Lead Magnet.  A Lead Magnet is something you offer to your audience in exchange for their email list. It is a great way to grow your email list and also understand what interests your audience. If you download this, I am guessing you are interested in earning and income from YouTube?


Sales Funnels

Regardless of the traffic source you choose, you need a way to get your visitors, viewers or listeners to join your email list and ultimately to buy your products and services.  That is where sales funnel comes in.

 

The good news is that they are pretty easy to build if you have the right software tools. A sales funnel usually starts with a landing page where you can present a free offer in exchange for your visitor's email address.  This offer is referred to as a leadmagnet and is typically a cheat sheet, free guide or even a mini-course.  This is followed up with a series of emails that you write to provide your audience with valuable information and eventually offer them something to purchase.

 

It is important to think about your sales funnel process before you even start creating content.


RECOMMENDED COURSE

Sales Funnel Building - Free Course

If you are new to online marketing, my free sales funnel building course is a great place to learn.

 

It takes you through step by step through how you use a sales funnel and finding your ideal customer to s complete walkthrough of how to build a sales funnel to grow your email list.

RECOMMENDED SOFTWARE PRODUCT

Kartra

I use Kartra to build most of my marketing automation.  In fact this page is built using Kartra's page builder.  

 

Kartra is the complete tool for building sales funnels.  You can use it to build landing pages, add opt-in forms, sent follow emails and even sell your product. If you are selling your own digital product, Kartra includes a membership and course hosting platform.

 

Visit my Kartra Resource Page to learn more.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS AND CHALLENGES

Lead Funnels, Funnel Scripts, Expert Secrets, One Funnel Away Challenge....

Russell Brunson is the founder and CEO of Clickfunnels. He is also an online marketing and sales funnel expert.  

 

Russell offers a wide range of books, challenges and software tools to help you learn online marketing and how to build an online income using sales funnels. 

 

Visit my Funnels Resource Page to learn more.. 


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