YouTube Channels: Million Dollar Channels, A/B Testing, Selling Merch

“If it isn’t on YouTube, it might as well have never happened.โ€” Gordon Korman

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โ“ What You’ll Learn

  • How to grow with YouTube Shorts?
  • How to use AI to make content faster?
  • How to start a YouTube Channel?
  • How to monetize a YouTube channel?
  • How to offer value to fans?
  • What are multi-channel networks?
  • How to A/B test video titles and thumbnails? 
  • How to optimize your channel? 
  • How to boost engagement?
  • How to upsell channel memberships?
  • How to make the perfect YouTube Short?
  • What makes a great YouTube video
  • How to beat competition by niching down?
  • How are YouTube channels better than legacy media?
  • Who is building a YouTube channel in public
  • How to hack the YouTube algorithm?

๐Ÿ” Problem

We want content that fits our needs and interests.

๐Ÿ’ก Solution

YouTube channels cater to our need for new and engaging content.

๐Ÿ Players

YouTube Channels

  • Minute Physics โ€ข Teaches physics.
  • MKBHD โ€ข Tech reviews of consumer electronics.
  • No Code MBA โ€ข Tutorials on how to use no-code tools.
  • Sidemen โ€ข Challenges, sketches and gaming commentaries.
  • Xyla Foxlin โ€ข DIY videos, builds on woodwork and engineering. 
  • Traversy Media โ€ข Tutorials on web development and programming. 
  • Andrew Huang โ€ข Song challenges and tutorials on music production.
  • Amelia Dimoldenberg โ€ข Interviews with celebrities using comedy and humor.

Tools for YouTube Channels

  • Powtoon โ€ข Create videos with animated characters, templates, backgrounds, audio and more.
  • TubeBuddy โ€ข Optimize your channel to get more views and subs.
  • Descript โ€ข Write, record, transcribe, edit and share your videos.
  • vidIQ โ€ข Boost your YouTube views and subscribers.
  • Synthesia โ€ข Make AI-powered virtual avatars.
  • OpusClip โ€ข Turn long videos into viral clips.

๐Ÿ›  How to Build YouTube Channels

๐ŸŒฑ How to Grow YouTube Channels

๐Ÿ’ฐ How to Monetize YouTube Channels

๐Ÿ”ฎ Predictions

๐Ÿ˜  Haters

โ€œThe YouTube algorithm is unpredictable.”
While this is true, there are ways to stack the odds in your favor. Experiment with content, see what works and stick to it. Great content will eventually get a boost from the algorithm.

โ€œItโ€™s hard to compete with popular YouTubers.โ€
Share your personal experiences and inject your personality.

โ€œI want to start making content on YouTube, but I donโ€™t know what to talk about.โ€
What are you passionate about?What do you know a lot about? Share stories based on your experience even if youโ€™re not an expert on a topic. Show your progress learning a skill or a topic. People want authenticity more than ever.

๐Ÿ”— Links

  1. โ€‹A Doctor Turned YouTuber with 4.8M Subscribers โ€ข The thread behind this report.
  2. Building a Report on YouTube Channels โ€ข The tweet behind the report. 
  3. The Ultimate Guide to YouTube Monetization โ€ข Monetization and growth strategies.
  4. How to Grow A YouTube Channel โ€ข Beginnerโ€™s guide on how to grow a YouTube channel.

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๐Ÿ™ Thanks

Thanks to Maciej Cupial and Don Ho. We had a great time jamming on this report.

Curtis researched and wrote this report. Dru and Emin edited this report.

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