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(Video) The Reason Why You Should Start A Business Using Youtube

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My YouTube channel is 3 months old and I make more than a full-time income from it. In fact, I have an employee. I’m not the only one, either – I have friends who are making an income from it. I know 18 year olds who are making an income from it. There is nothing distinguishing any of us from you, except we started a few months earlier.

Make no mistake – YouTube is not the new television. YouTube is set to become bigger than television. It is my belief that you should join my friends and I in the revolution. Start a business on YouTube today, in fact you should’ve started it yesterday.

But not to worry – you haven’t missed the train yet, at all.

YouTube is just beginning to notice the seismic cultural potential of their platform and is investing in their growth. They’ve just opened up offices and huge professional studios in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Tokyo, and you’ll likely see more soon enough. They’ve introduced a system where you as a “YouTube Creator” can go to these studios (as long as you have 10,000 subscribers) and start making fully professional videos with YouTube’s help. They do this because they know what I know (and do you should) – YouTube is going to be the biggest video platform ever invented. Not only does everyone watch YouTube, they watch its content over and over. A video can spread virally through The Internet in seconds.

This does not happen through television or film; that would be like comparing The Internet of 1999 to The Internet of today.

YouTube has further investment in this expansion because they’ve noticed its highly profitable nature and a lot of (already) successful people are making money on it. Celebrities like Russell Brand (who shoots one video per day) and Bill Gates are active YouTube users, promoting both their work and their personal beliefs. With people at this level of notoriety, single YouTube videos are starting to reach as many (if not more) people as a TV show or film would.

So, what does it take to actually start your own YouTube business and reach a mass audience? Well, it’s not as difficult as you think.

Just a couple of years ago, it was very expensive and time-consuming to start a business using videos and video marketing. However, today all you really need is a cheap camera, a microphone, and a computer to upload your videos on. In fact, you don’t even need that much – many smartphones these days serve as good quality (720p-1080p) cameras, and even come with serviceable microphones. If you want to invest more, you can find a good DSLR camera, an affordable lens, and a decent $40 microphone for audio, much like the set up used in my videos. In short, it’s ridiculously easy to start shooting videos and thus build a company.

If you want me to really blow your mind, you don’t even need that much. One of my clients who I’m teaching to do the exact same YouTube business formula is just using his laptop. He can’t afford a camera, so he just takes his laptop outside and he starts filming himself in the park holding it in his hands!

By now you may be thinking, “Sure it’s easy to record a video or two, but what do I talk about? I don’t have any skills”. I would counter that you probably do. If you have a skill that is marketable or teachable, something along the lines of sales, fitness, self-development, or really anything that people are willing to pay for, you can teach it other people in your videos. Furthermore, if you have a skill that you can actually perform for other people (think graphic design or video editing), you can use your videos to promote your service and get clients. If you can do that much, congratulations, you have yourself a business. You have a bit of freedom in your life.

You don’t have to go to an office, you don’t have to commute through traffic jams for hours each day, you don’t have to sit in meetings with people you don’t actually like – you can work to your own schedule and build 1-on-1 relationships with people in your chosen field. You can live a life on your terms.

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If you do this, your future prospects are very bright. Almost all of the successful people I know with a lot of insight on how things are going to look in the future are heavily into the revolution taking place in Internet Marketing. But, as I said – it’s not too late. We’re just getting started here. You can do this as well.

Mark my words, when you do this, you develop skills that will never leave you. Public speaking, video editing, sales, coaching, promotion, marketing, branding – the list goes on. For anyone out there still on the fence of the power of The Internet, take solace in the fact that if you create a YouTube business and somehow someway the web becomes less relevant, you’ve developed all the skills listed and can get a job almost anywhere you like.

Yet what kind of current job can help you such a vast array of permanent skills? Many jobs simply pay you for your time, teach menial tasks like copy-pasting emails and formatting documents, and might fire you someday to start the cycle all over again.

Your YouTube company will never do that because it’s yours. Moreover, your value and influence will only increase with time. The videos you make will get views for the rest of your life. If you still to have clients 10 years from now, your videos are quite the impressive resume.

If you start today, regardless of age, in 5-6 years, you can become a world-class master at any of these skills – editing, speaking off-the-cuff, coaching, sales – you will be able to do it all. And you can earn a full-time income traveling all around the world if you want, it’s all online!

I hope I’ve made a good case. NOW is the time. Begin today, implement, learn everything you can. Remember as I said in the beginning – there’s no difference between you and me. Except that I’ve already started.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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