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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/

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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!

    What YouTube Channels with Over 1,000 Subscribers Have In Common (ep 087)

    What YouTube Channels with Over 1,000 Subscribers Have In Common (ep 087)

    In this episode of TubeTalk, we chat with Alan Spicer, YouTube consultant and blogger, about gaining 1,000 subscribers and beyond. His YouTube growth channel, Alan Spicer, has 34,000 subscribers. He also has thousands of subscribers on other YouTube channels, and books clients on his website, alanspicer.com

    Alan has reviewed lots of channels and has noticed a pattern with successful creators. Typically, channels with over 1,000 subscribers have three things in common.

    1. The Content Is Hyperfocused and Entertaining

    There are two ways to start a successful YouTube channel. The first option is making focused content that caters to one audience. But if you don’t know what your niche should be, you can explore different topics to see what gets more views. Be warned, though: The results for this option are unpredictable. You’re letting the numbers decide what your niche should be, even if you aren’t passionate about the topic. That’s why we recommend option one – finding a topic you love and sticking to it.

    Is your YouTube niche worth pursuing? Ask yourself three questions to find out:

    Can I talk about this topic for hours?

    Am I passionate about it?

    Are video ideas coming to me effortlessly?

    If your answer to all three questions is “yes,” you have a niche worth exploring. Whether that’s cooking, baseball highlights, makeup, or something else, embrace your newfound topic!

    Narrowing your focus is the fastest way to get 1,000 subscribers on YouTube. The deeper you dive into a subject, the better your chances of attracting like-minded viewers. If you’re a Minecraft creator, for example, viewers will subscribe to watch hundreds of gaming tutorials.

    Making how-to content is a sure-fire way to stand out on YouTube. But don’t forget to be informative and entertaining. Spicer sees this formula all the time as a YouTube consultant – and it works.

    “You can still be educational and funny,” Spicer says. “[A fencing company] was making content about ‘how to’ this and ‘how to’ that, which was great. But then they made a video that was all about a specific building material…. It’s a nice time-lapse thing, and it’s entertaining. But it still was within their focus of them telling us how to put up that fence and the specific materials you need to use.”

    Of course, the video went viral. The fencing company got views from their audience and people who enjoyed the time-lapse video.



    2. The Creator Is an Expert – or Passionate About Becoming One

    Did you know it takes some creators years to reach 1,000 YouTube subscribers? During that time, they post dozens of videos, if not hundreds.

    That’s why passion is invaluable on YouTube. If you aren’t excited about your niche, it’s hard to keep going with little to no views and subscribers. Chances are, you will lose motivation.




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    The UGLY TRUTH about MAKING MONEY on YOUTUBE (ep 086)

    The UGLY TRUTH about MAKING MONEY on YOUTUBE (ep 086)

    Making money on youtube and making money online can be the holy grail for some creators. People think that you can just start a youtube channel, work to get it monetized and then just be rolling in cash... im here to share with you the ugly truth about making money on YouTube.

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    MAKE MONEY WITH ZERO SUBS = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk6jUk_H24w


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    • 5 min
    The UGLY TRUTH about SUB BOTS and BUYING SUBSCRIBERS on YouTube (ep 085)

    The UGLY TRUTH about SUB BOTS and BUYING SUBSCRIBERS on YouTube (ep 085)

    YouTube sub bots! Some people buy subscribers to make grow their channel. Why buy subscribers? Buying cheap youtube subscribers can hurt your channel, slow your growth and even get you banned. Today we talk everything sub bot and buying subscribers on youtube.

    The UGLY TRUTH about SUB BOTS and BUYING SUBSCRIBERS on YouTube

    ⏱️TIMESTAMPS⏱️

    0:00 The UGLY TRUTH about SUB BOTS and BUYING SUBSCRIBERS on YouTube

    0:18 What are sub bots?

    1:08 The TRUTH about youtube sub bots

    WATCH NEXT

    UGLY TRUTH ABOUT YOUTUBE SHORTS = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvohr85uLrQ


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    • 4 min
    Make Money On YouTube with 0 Subscribers [FAST] (ep 084)

    Make Money On YouTube with 0 Subscribers [FAST] (ep 084)

    How To Make Money On YouTube with 0 Subscribers. You can make money online with zero youtube subs if you just think outside the box. Today I teach you how to make money online blogging, with affiliate marketing, selling digital products and more.

    ⏱️TIMESTAMPS⏱️

    0:00 Make Money On YouTube with 0 Subscribers

    0:52 Services Affiliate Links

    2:47 Direct Product Sales

    3:27 Blog Enrichment

    5:10 First Mover Product Reviews

    7:10 Niche Product Reviews

    8:26 Sell Your Expertise



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    0-1K Subs in 2 Months - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCaEHd3aP_A

    How much YouTube Pays me every month =  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36sxVsbXcyc


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    • 9 min
    How To Get Views with 0 Subscribers on YouTube (ep 083)

    How To Get Views with 0 Subscribers on YouTube (ep 083)

    You can get views with zero subscribers. You do not need subscribers to start getting views on YouTube - you just need to be active in finding your audience and helping them find you.

    WANT MORE INFO? CHECK OUT MY DEEP DIVE BLOGS - https://alanspicer.com/blog



    ⏱️TIMESTAMPS⏱️

    0:00 How to get views on YouTube with Zero Subscribers

    0:05 YouTube Shorts

    1:38 External Traffic

    2:23 Blogging



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    0-1K Subs in 2 Months - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCaEHd3aP_A


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    • 3 min
    7 BEST SIDE HUSTLES for YouTubers (ep 082)

    7 BEST SIDE HUSTLES for YouTubers (ep 082)

    Best side hustles for YouTubers looking to make a little extra money on the side with their cameras or skills that already use making videos as YouTubers. Editing, Blogging, Photography and other skills you use daily but didn't think about using to make money from.

    LOWER THIRDS FOR VIDEOS FROM UNDERDOG = https://alanspiceryt.krtra.com/t/2QkrUqwexArK

    HIRE ME FOR COACHING = https://alanspicer.com/contact

    Here are 7 side hustle ideas 2021 to help you make money online, from home and even as a teenager or student. A side hustle is any type of employment undertaken in addition to one’s full-time job. A side hustle is generally freelance or piecework in nature, providing a supplemental income. Side hustles are often things a person is passionate about, rather day a typical day job worked in order to make ends meet. What is a side hustle? 

    A side hustle is not the same as a part-time job. While a part-time job still entails someone else (your employer) calling most of the shots (including hours worked and what you’ll be paid), a side hustle gives you the freedom to decide how much you want to work and earn.

    With financial security a problem for nearly half of Americans, side hustles prove to be a viable option for many people working to get out of debt or testing the entrepreneurial waters.



    ⏱️TIMESTAMPS⏱️

    0:00 7 Side Hustles for YouTubers

    0:27 Edit Videos for Other People

    1:18 Make and sell graphics

    2:00 Write blogs - Blog Videos

    3:04 Become a photographer - Stock photo, product photography, weddings

    4:05 Teach a skill or educate people about your hobby

    5:02 Social Media posting

    5:49 Social media and comment replies



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    MAKE MONEY WITHOUT YOUTUBE ADS = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZnFLvULgYY


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Customer Reviews

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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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