Carey Martell

Musings on YouTube, SEO and Social Media

‘Stunt Lightsaber Combat for Beginners’ Now Available

My newest book, ‘Stunt Lightsaber Combat for Beginners: The Unofficial Guide to Dueling Like a Jedi‘ launched the other day and already it’s been well received. The Facebook Page for the book, Lightsaber Combat, has gained over 640 followers and 38,000+ post impressions within the first 24 hours. This is certainly one of my most unusual textbooks; the majority of my work is focused on social media marketing and business strategy, but like anyone else I have hobbies and interests that lay


‘Facebook Marketing: Guide to Strategies That Don’t Suck’ Now Available on Kindle

Hey, all. Been pretty busy with a variety of projects and totally forgot I published a new book on the 22nd. I’ve blogged about Facebook related subjects before but never put together a comprehensive guide to growing an audience with the platform. Now I have and the book is titled Facebook Marketing: Guide to Strategies That Don’t Suck. Book Description: Facebook is a relatively new platform but its influence cannot be denied; currently Facebook has 1.55 billion active users from


Now Available! Ultimate Instagram Book: How to Growth Hack 1,000 Likes in 90 Days

I’ve been writing a storm on my laptop these past few weeks and now I am happy to announce yet another book. This book is on the subject of using the social network app Instagram and how to grow a larger audience with it. Instagram can be a powerful weapon in your online social media marketing arsenal and with so many people using it nowadays from all ages and backgrounds, it really has a vast potential to help you reach


Good Games to Play for Your First Gaming YouTube Video

When you are first starting out with your gaming YouTube channel you might wonder what game you should choose first. If your goal is to build a channel where you will have an audience of people regularly watching your gameplay there are several things to consider. Interest: Very popular games are the best to play. While a lesser known title would allow you to dominate the search results for the game the truth is because few people are interested in


‘YouTube Sponsorships: How Creators Like You Can Fund Your Channel’ Now Available on Amazon Kindle

Today I release yet another book for the Amazon Kindle marketplace, YouTube Sponsorships: How Creators Like You Can Fund Your Channel. This straight-forward guide details the method behind how to identify, approach and pitch brand sponsors to secure deals for your YouTube channel. Each year companies spend $17 Billion on sponsorships. This is an ideal source of funding to tap into for any YouTube creator. However, many video bloggers simply have no idea what a good sponsorship deal is. They


Fan Page Robot Review: The Memejacking Social Media Tool That Works!

What Is Fan Page Robot: A Review Fan Page Robot is designed to make it easy to find high-quality images to share on your Facebook and Twitter accounts. The cloud-based software also helps you find the hashtags that will get your page additional views from people performing searches on these platforms. The service costs only $9 a month as a regularly occurring subscription (same price as a Pro tier Hootsuite account). I have been using Fan Page Robot for the


How to Write a Good Pitch for a TV Show : Ghostbusters 3 Example

Having Trouble Writing a Good TV Pitch? You’re Not Alone During my time as Vice President of the Thunder TV division at Thunder Digital Media I listened to a lot of pitches for films and shows. While much of the material was created by YouTubers and indie film producers, there was some material produced by seasoned industry pros that I found to be just……well, not good would be the nicest way to put it. Laughably bad would be my honest


‘The Lean Channel: YouTube for Entrepreneurs’ Book Now Available

One of the most popular articles on my blog is my guide for creating a YouTube gaming channel. Considering this, several months ago I started writing a detailed book that explains how to build a business around a YouTube channel. The result is The Lean Channel: YouTube for Entrepreneurs. The book is basically an expanded version of the blog article, with information not covered in the article. You can order the book off Amazon, as a Kindle eBook or the


Top 10 Ways to Doom Your Own Startup

By this point in my life I’ve had a lot of experience with startups. I’ve started several companies which had successes and failures, and I’ve been part of startups created by others. I’ve even done a fair amount of consulting to other people’s companies. Consistently I’ve noticed 10 things that will doom a startup to failure, and I’d like to share this list with others in the hopes these common mistakes can be avoided. #1: Mismanage your Resources With a


How to Create a Successful Facebook Fan Page Audience

The way you think about Facebook is probably wrong. This flawed thought process is holding you back. Facebook is *not* your personal diary, something to be kept hidden from all except close friends and family. Facebook is a distribution system to push messages to a list of people who are interested in you as an individual. It’s very similar to a mailing list. Once you accept that, you can use Facebook super successfully to drive traffic to anything you want. There


A Prophecy For What The Film industry Will Be in 2020

There is a tendency in business to, once you’ve found a model that works, stay the course and not become distracted chasing trends. FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith once said: “In business, the big thing is making sure the big thing stays the big thing.” I think that is a generally good idea, but sometimes the market truly is shifting in a way that forces a dramatic change in the business model. I think that time is upon us for


The Big List of Sites to Submit Your YouTube Videos

A Simple Tactic on How tо Get More YouTube Views You’ve just posted your recent YouTube video masterpiece. You’re super excited about how this creation you’ve worked so hard to make is now ready for the world, and you wait in anticipation for legions of people to comment telling you how great your video is…. …Except you don’t get more than a few dozen views. After three days. You’ve thrown a party, but nobody is showing up. That’s depressing, I know. But