Carey Martell

Musings on YouTube, SEO and Social Media

How I Promoted My Self-Published Book to the Top of an Amazon Bestseller List

In the past I have written about how many authors are getting bad information on how to promote a self-published book. One of my core strengths as an entrepreneur is my marketing ability. It’s taken a lot of time, but by suffering through a lot of mistakes I’ve managed to find a process that works for me. I had built the Power Up TV network using certain techniques, and I’ve also applied these techniques to the books I have written,


The Entrepreneurial Life Requires Sacrifice

Six years ago ( 2012 ) I bought new shoes. This was to replace the pair of shoes pictured above, which I had purchased when I got out of the Army in 2005. So I wore these shoes for seven years. I took a photo of these shoes before I threw them away because I wanted to remember that. I’m starting this blog post by mentioning this because I think it illustrates how little money I had in my young


Zenither Open Beta Has Launched!!!

( This is a copy of the shareholder newsletter, also available at https://www.startengine.com/martell-broadcasting-systems ) Hi all, This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. The Zenither TV Anywhere platform has now launched in open beta mode! You can download the Android app at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sciodev.zenither or watch the Free web app from the button at the top of http://www.zenither.com/ website. The iPhone / iOS app has a few more things to tidy up but we expect it to go live toward the end of this week


June Update: New Features, Our First Commercial and More!

Hi folks, I’d like to let you all know about some new exciting things that have been occurring here at MBS the past two months! Those of you following our Facebook page will know we’ve been making continual progress every day and we’re getting closer to launch, but for those who haven’t been following our page, here’s an update. 1. New offices: We’ve upgraded our offices to a location in downtown Los Angeles that is about 2,000 square feet. Our staff has settled


Reddit’s Ask Historians is a Perfect Example of the Flaws of User-Generated Content

A week ago I published an article discussing how programmatic advertising enables user-generated content platforms to earn revenue and how it’s making the world a darker place. It’s not an opinion I am alone in; former high ranking reddit employee, Dan McComas, has also written an article titled “I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place“. This post is going to illuminate another way in which user-generated content platforms like reddit make our world a


Programmatic Advertising on User-Generated Content is a Fundamentally Flawed Business Model That Makes The World Darker

YouTube, Facebook and other platforms whose core business model is to serve programmatic ads on user-generated content are making the world a darker place to live. There has been a lot of news headlines about a lot of scandals involving YouTube, Facebook and other platforms whose core business model is to serve programmatic ads on user-generated content. I find the entire situation greatly redeeming considering even back in 2013 I was talking about the problems with this business model. It’s


Zenither April Update: New GUI and Other News

Hi folks, sorry for the long radio silence. We’ve had a lot of exciting things behind the scenes here at MBS, Inc. I want to give ya’ll a quick update so you stay informed on what has occurred and what is happening. 1. New GUI: We’ve got a brand new final design for the graphical user interface for Zenither. More photos can be viewed at our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/zenitherTV 2. Patents: We’ve filed numerous patents related to the technology powering the Zenither application.


2018 Digital Nomad Go Bag and Carry on Travel Luggage Kit List

It’s strange for me to realize something. I’ve been operating as a digital nomad for the past few years while building up Martell Broadcasting Systems yet I’ve never done any specific blogs about the subject. I think I’ve learned a lot of important lessons along the way and so I want to share some of this hard-won knowledge with others. I’ve had to do a lot of long road trips, and I’ve also found myself stuck overnight at an airport


Zenither Ver.1.1 Released! We Have New Features!

Hi folks, I wanted to let everyone know the development team has been hard at work adding new features and making improvements to the Zenither site. This is possible due to the investments that folks have been making into our campaign, allowing us to keep our development team working on new stuff for Zenither. We expect to make a close soon on the funds which have currently been invested so that we may pay our developers for the work they


We’ve Launched Zenither!

The Zenither video streaming application is now live! Now you can watch videos the way you would watch traditional television shows and it is possible for anyone to create a virtual TV station and keep 100% of the ad revenue! But we’ve also opened a round of fundraising. For the next 90 days you can purchase voting shares in our company for as low as $200! Learn more https://www.startengine.com/martell-broadcasting-systems


Why the Zenither Video Streaming Platform Will Promote Free Speech

This post is about my video streaming platform Zenither. Haven’t heard about it? Check it out at http://zenither.com/ because we’re doing a launch in a week. If you think it’s cool, please sign up for our mailing list to be notified when we launch. You can see a long demo video of the app at https://www.facebook.com/zenitherTV/videos/703347069851274/ For the past few weeks I’ve been posting inspirational quotes to the Zenither Facebook Page for those following our progress. This one is perhaps among my


How Film-makers Can Use Wefunder for Equity Based Crowdfunding of Movies

Legal Disclaimer Use this article to learn more about equity based crowdfunding and what your campaign might look like. Then hire a lawyer and an accountant to further advise you. Equity based crowdfunding under the JOBS Act is available only to companies based in the United States. This guide is provided as-is, with no warranties. It is not legal advice.  The author does not take responsibility for anything that results from using this guide. About the Author Carey Martell is an


Hire Me as a Consultant for your Business!

Do you like the information you’ve been finding on my blog or reading in my books? Great! Did you know you can hire me as a consultant? You most certainly can! Check out my site http://www.startyourownmcn.com/ for details on my consultation services and rates. PS: I primarily consult companies wishing to become MCNs but my skills and knowledge can apply to any kind of business. If you think I might be a good fit for your venture feel free to reach