Carey Martell

Musings on YouTube, SEO and Social Media

How to Promote Your Book Like an Intelligent Human Being, Unlike Lisa L. Spangenberg and MacAllister at Absolute Write Watercooler

Update: Looks like I was IP banned from the Absolute Write Watercooler, despite having a forum account with hundreds of posts and was created back in 2006. In the last post I read before the banning (and which I tried to reply to) Admin MacAllister accused me of trying to promote a book even though I never posted a link to anything! Laughable. All I did was point out how her chum was dispensing horribly incorrect advice to self-published authors


Get Your Free Sample Download – Intro to Lightsaber Combat eBook

Hello friend, Interested in learning how to duel with a lightsaber? Well, I’ve published a detailed and comprehensive guide for beginners called ‘Stunt Lightsaber Combat for Beginners: The Unofficial Guide to Dueling Like a Jedi‘ which can be purchased from Amazon for as low as $9.99 BUT perhaps you’d like a sample of the quality before you buy? I’ve put together a short 11 page guide that teaches two very basic strikes and three guard poses. This short guidebook is


‘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


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


‘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


Agile SCRUM for Film-makers: How to Produce Movies & TV Shows In Half the Time

Introduction to SCRUM for Filmmakers SCRUM is a method of agile workflow designed to empower team members to complete tasks by making decisions at the individual level. It offers a system of breaking complex tasks down into simpler tasks that, once completed, result in the complex task to be accomplished. It is called ‘SCRUM’ because the process was inspired by the way rugby teams work together during games. Though SCRUM is primarily used by software development teams, its process can


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


The Next Adventure

As of September 17th 2015, my time as the Vice President of Thunder TV has ended. I’d like to share a post mortem report about the Thunder TV division, but alas confidentiality agreements prevent me from doing so. It’s a shame because the story would make for a great startup case study. On the bright side the experiences I gained were useful. For nine months I spearheaded the transformation of Thunder Studios (a very traditional film studio focused on stage rentals)


What I Learned About Business From Playing MMORPGs

When I was 15 years old I started playing an online videogame called Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds. I’ve previously written a little about that before. What I didn’t write about was my experience with a player-ran organization within that game. The group was called Chonguns, and it was an officially recognized subpath in the game. Subpaths are similar to a guild like in other MMORPGs but with unique special abilities that can be used for roleplaying, PvE, PVP