YouTube Starter Workshop by Matt Ragland

πŸ˜ƒ πŸ“Ή Start a YouTube channel this weekend

Starting a YouTube channel is easy. Knowing what to create, how to build an audience, connect with viewers and do it strategically is the hard part - and we haven't even talked about the technical details. What camera should I use? Is the lighting good? How do I sound? What's this do in iMovie?

Oh and let's not forget the biggest thing holding many people back... what will people think? What if I'm boring? What if no one watches it? Damn what if everyone watches it? 

The Golden Age of YouTube is now, and you're missing it

Time for some real talk. You need to get over all of that. Get over your insecurities, fears, time management issues, technical holdups, and all the other excuses.

We're living in the golden age of video. Views are up, interest is up, eyeballs are on YouTube, and thousands if not millions of people are searching for videos that you could create.

You don't even need a fancy camera to do it...
A YouTube channel is an opportunity to share your expertise, grow your profile, connect with others, and so much more. In my opinion it's the best creator platform in the world. Better by far than any other social media platform. And it's only growing in strength and viewership.

But you won't do it because "your voice sounds weird", don't have enough time, lack ideas for content, or a good enough camera. So you say. If that's really true then maybe you can't start a YouTube channel. That's ok. You can go do something else. No hard feelings :)
I get it. These challenges are very real. Here's the secret... they don't matter. As Marie Forleo says "everything is figureoutable"

I started my YouTube channel in February 2017 off a podcast I let die, an art service that didn't make any money, and a 5 year old blog that had netted me ~ 500 subscribers in that time. I didn't have a content plan, "nice" camera, or any real existing audience.

My only goal at this point was to be consistent. Didn't matter what the topic was or the video length. I was tired of half-assing things. It was time to ship.

My 11 month, 70 video, "overnight success"

And ship I did. I created 70 videos that first year... and only one surpassed 1000 views. The last one. 
More about that in minute.

I learned a lot about YouTube that year (with a few mentors that really helped my progress). I discovered there are four types of videos that can be endlessly but uniquely replicated. I realized there are four (probably more) creator archetypes to model a channel after. My eyes were opened to the importance of thumbnails, titles, and tags.

Oh that last video of 2017? It did a 1000 views in two days. Then a thousand subscribers in a month. Then 5,000 subscribers. Six months later I was at 10,000 subscribers. What changed?

πŸ”‘ The Key to YouTube Success is...

I got ultra focused on the core videos my audience was responding to. I paid attention to the data. I surveyed my subscribers. I learned what videos resonated with them and doubled down. Hard. 

Two years after the first video "blew up" I'm nearing 50,000 subscribers and looking up to 100,000. I'm still following the same principles that I worked out in 2017 and put to the test in 2018 to ramp up channel growth.

You don't need to take 11 months, you have me πŸ‘‹

Here's the good news. You don't need to take 11 months and 70 videos to figure out Youtube. I already did that for you. You don't need to be intimidated about the technical details. I'll show you how to do it all. You don't need to come up with all your ideas from scratch. I'll show you how to get all the content ideas you could ever need.

I want to be perfectly honest from the start. I can't promise you specific subscriber growth. Anyone who tells you they can is probably lying or you can't afford them. What I can promise you is that you'll leave this training with a clear plan for how you can start a channel and succeed on YouTube.

Everything I wish I knew about YouTube

I've been documenting my processes and systems on YouTube since I began and want to share all my best tips with you in a special workshop. Here's what you'll learn.

πŸ“Ή 4 Types of Videos
πŸ¦Έβ€β™€ 4 Creator Archetypes
πŸ‘‹ 4 Rs of Engagement
βŒ› Hourglass Influence
πŸ“Έ Thumbnails & Titles
πŸ› οΈ Technical How-To
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Simple Editing Tips & Tricks
😱 Complete Q&A
I expect the workshop to go at least an 60-90 minutes depending on questions. I'll answer them all. As a bonus you'll also receive my simple content planner, YouTube template for Notion, and the replay.

YouTube Starter Workshop

Starts May 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM CDT

This is the day. Don't delay. 
Start a YouTube channel this weekend and use the summer to build momentum and confidence.  Hope to see you there!

Can still purchase the workshop on-demand!