Over the years I’ve written a large number of articles offering advice to YouTube creators. I thought it might be helpful to provide an easy to read list so that people can find them without needing to dig through my entire blog.
How to Build a Successful YouTube Channel – This is one of my most popular articles. The guide is focused around gaming channels but the information can apply to any channels.
The YouTube Entrepreneurs Guide to VidCon – Advice for how to make your VidCon visits very productive for growing your channel.
Understanding YouTube Audience Development – A brief guide in how to grow audiences on YouTube.
Good Games to Play for your Gaming Channel – Some helpful suggestions for those wanting to make a gaming channel.
Why All YouTubers Should Have a Mailing List – Don’t use email to communicate with your subscribers? You’re doing it wrong.
The Secret to Becoming a Successful YouTuber – A blunt truth essay on having the correct mindset for success.
The Public Domain and YouTube – Musings on one of the problems with Content ID and how it is abused.
YouTube, Censorship, Satire and Democracy – An essay I wrote on the importance of free speech and its role in the YouTube ecosystem.
The Rise of Power Up TV – This article discusses how I launched and grew my MCN in the early days.
The Challenges of Building a MCN from Scratch – More info on how I built my MCN in the early days.
Re-Designing the Power Up TV Website – Even more information on how I built my MCN.
The React World Fiasco Demonstrates the Difficulties of Launching an MCN – Musings on how even seasoned YouTube stars can sometimes not understand the market mentality.
What Happened During the First Five Months as VP of Thunder TV – A detailed list of what it is like building an MCN as a division of an existing company.
How to use Facebook Audience Insights to do Market Research – This can also be used for identifying the target audience of your channel.
How to Create a Successful Facebook Fan Page Audience – Step by step detailed guide on exactly what to do.
Pitching your Channel
Six Rules for Funding a Web Series – Some basic information on how to secure funding for your web show.
How to Write a Pitch for your TV Show – A step by step example in how to pitch your web series, film or TV show.
Top 10 Ways to Doom Your Own Startup – I believe this information applies to any business owner, even YouTube creators.
How Winning is Done – Some inspirational words that may be useful to you.
What I Learned During Austin Startup Weekend – Some useful things for any business owner.
Lessons Learned Pre-Seed as a Startup CEO – More useful advice.
What I Learned about Business from Playing MMOs – Musings on how guild management can provide useful and practical lessons.
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