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YouTube Growth, Business Tips and Growing as an Entrepreneur - Helping you grow your brand on all social media from YouTube to Instagram. In this podcast UK Based YouTube Certified Expert Alan Spicer shares the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, offering advice based on personal experiences, failures and successes that rocked his personal and business development over the years.

More about Alan - https://alanspicer.com/who-is-alan/

ASK QUESTIONS on Twitter with #StartCreatingPodcast and get your name mentioned on the show!

Start Creating Podcast Alan Spicer

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YouTube Growth, Business Tips and Growing as an Entrepreneur - Helping you grow your brand on all social media from YouTube to Instagram. In this podcast UK Based YouTube Certified Expert Alan Spicer shares the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, offering advice based on personal experiences, failures and successes that rocked his personal and business development over the years.

More about Alan - https://alanspicer.com/who-is-alan/

ASK QUESTIONS on Twitter with #StartCreatingPodcast and get your name mentioned on the show!

    WHY? What is your WHY? (ep 048)

    WHY? What is your WHY? (ep 048)

    Why do you make YouTube videos? Why should people subscribe to you over anybody else? Why do you make the videos you do? Why sport, why not comedy? Why beauty, why not DIY? What makes you want to be a YouTuber.

    It is very import for you to figure out the WHY in your content. Did you start YouTube for the money? Are you hoping for YouTube Fame? Are you making videos to help people learn? Maybe you want to make people laugh.

    The WHY is important!

    I don't care if you are here for fame and money as long as you understand that is WHY you are here and you work towards that. If you are going to start a YouTube channel the WHY can be your guiding light and the reason to make content, even when no one has found you yet.

    We can grow together, We can learn together... Start Creating!

    Who Is Alan Spicer? - https://alanspicer.com/who-is-alan/


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    • 6 min
    10 Working From Home Life Hacks (ep 047)

    10 Working From Home Life Hacks (ep 047)

    10 Work from home tips to make working from home in 2020 with remote working easier and more productive. When i started I needed tips for working from home to fight off boredom and distractions so here are some working from home tips to make sure you get the most out of your time and to master your work - wfh.

    Need a more in-depth guide to working from home, including direct examples and tips? Check out my blog - https://alanspicer.com/how-to-work-from-home-for-beginners-10-life-changing-tips/

    We can grow together, We can learn together... Start Creating!

    Who Is Alan Spicer? - https://alanspicer.com/who-is-alan/




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    • 9 min
    How To Work From Home for Beginners (20 Tips) - (ep 046)

    How To Work From Home for Beginners (20 Tips) - (ep 046)

    It's time to work from home 2020. I work at home as freelancer working remotely from my own home. Work at home jobs are not as easy as some people think so here are my tips for people with work at home jobs 2020 and how to fine or make your own work from home jobs during this very testing time.

    Working at home online has been a real life line for me over the years. Being your own boss and keeping your own time comes with its own pitfalls. Today I am going to share with you my productivity tips for working from home as a freelancer entrepreneur or while on lockdown.

    It's time for some working from home tips!

    We can grow together, We can learn together... Start Creating!

    Who Is Alan Spicer? - https://alanspicer.com/who-is-alan/




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    • 23 min
    Passive Income for Beginners - $5000 in 12 Months (ep 045)

    Passive Income for Beginners - $5000 in 12 Months (ep 045)

    Smart Passive Income Tips that helped me makeover $5000 in "passive income" with affiliate links, marketing, advertising and more in the last 12 months. These smart money tactics can help you make money online with affiliate marketing 2020.

    Easy money and passive income 2020 is a lie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSC1Dp6Qrfk - I even made a video to rant about how the idea of relaxing on the beach with a martini and your ipad is complete BS, BUT hard work and laying the foundations and build up an automated income that make residual income and helps you earn while you sleep.

    For more info on investing, dividend stocks, real estate and savings check out @Graham Stephan  and @Andrei Jikh 

    We can grow together, We can learn together... Start Creating!

    Who Is Alan Spicer? - https://alanspicer.com/who-is-alan/


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    • 13 min
    Increase Your CPM Adsense Earnings on Youtube (ep 044)

    Increase Your CPM Adsense Earnings on Youtube (ep 044)

    How to increase your adsense cpm ads rate and earn more money on YouTube - YouTube adverts can earn you a little extra money on the side, but did you know it can be affected by what you talk about, how many adverts you show and what niche you are in?! 

    How To Improve YouTube CPM Rate and Make More Money on YouTube Adsense

    1 - Evaluate your existing videos - Dive into your channel analytics and look at what currently gets you your best CPM (cost per thousand views). This will help you understand what topics on youtube channel make you the best money and attract the best adverts. You can then double down on those topics, making more of them to boost overall CPM income.

    2 -  Make Longer Videos - You can boost your video CPM by adding more adverts into longer videos. Videos over 10 minutes long on YouTube can have adverts at the start, the end and as many as you want in the middle called "mid-rolls". These can help multiply the money you can make from a single video. Imagine you get $5 per 1000 views for 1 advert and you add 4 more, that is 5x$5 so $25 per 1000 views, a huge jump in CPM rate.

    3 - Difference Niches Have Different CPM Rates - This is a lesson I learnt myself the hard way. You could have an entertainment channel with a broad audience getting millions of views but if your niche is not advertiser friendly, or is too broad it might have a hugely negative effect on the overall CPM of your content. However, if you target set niches you can boost your income. Business, Money, Entrepreneurship, Real Estate and other "high end" niches attract higher paid adverts and therefore higher CPMs. Kids content, pranks, jokes, etc offer a wider reach but normally means easier to buy ads against as there are so many people making that content and less valuable transactions connected to it.

    4 - Stop Swearing! - Yes this myth is true! YouTube will listen and transcribe your content and there is statistics that show your channel and video income can and will be negatively affected by cussing/swearing. When advertisers select what channel "buckets" they want to spend money on, you swearing might make you "less desirable" vs someone who has identical content with more family friendly language in their videos.

    5 - Make Money Blogging - If you have your content why not blog those videos onto a website and link that to adsense to maximise the income. I have 500ish videos on my channel and over time I have been slowly adding them to my website blog. This can help build search traffic, drive more people to the video and your channel but also gives you a chance to serve more adverts to the viewers. This means not only can you get in-video adverts but banner ads as well.


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    • 9 min
    Why You NEED To Work for FREE!! (RANT) (ep 043)

    Why You NEED To Work for FREE!! (RANT) (ep 043)

    Should I Work For FREE? Can working for free to grow a business work? Never work for free? Or can working for free be your side hustle? I am a firm believer that working for free can be the key to your future and a great way to start a business but you need to understand its a long term game not a short term play for leverage.


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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

GenXBrat ,

Learn a ton AND laugh!!

I’ve only listened to the first one because he just got started, but if it’s ANYWHERE as good at his YouTube channel, I will definitely be coming back for every episode. Alan teaches in a really simple manner, AND he’ll make you laugh!

Update: 22 episodes in and I’m still listening (and learning) every week!

KrazyCritterGAMES ,

Has me looking forward to Tuesdays

Love his vids, now I can listen to him at work 👍

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