Carey Martell

Musings on YouTube, SEO and Social Media

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


Quick Guide to YouTube Channel Growth

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. YouTube Specific 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. Lean Channel Supplements – This


How to Use Facebook Audience Insights to Perform Market Research For Your Startup

Many people have heard that Facebook is a useful way for brands to directly connect to potential customers, but they may not know why. The reason is simple to understand: Facebook has built its business on data, and it uses information about its users to sell advertisements. Users willingly give Facebook access into their personalities and habits. Facebook uses that knowledge to decide what products are most likely to appeal to different kinds of users to when serving ads for


How to Start Your Own YouTube Network: An Insider’s Guide – Now Available!

As the founder of a successful YouTube multi-network (which sold last year to a film studio) I am often asked to consult for companies that want to understand how to launch their own networks. I’m generally happy to share my knowledge and assist, but sometimes people can’t afford my consultation fees. I’m reluctant to offer free advice because explaining how multi-channel networks work and how to start one from scratch is a very time consuming process, and I just don’t


TubeMeet – A Social Network for YouTube Creators to Find Collabs

I always thought a social network service that helped YouTubers find other local creators near them would be a good idea. So let’s give this a shot! I just setup TubeMeet, which allows you to connect your FB account. It will help introduce you to other people in your area that have shared interests, such as YouTube and types of videos you make. It’s brand new so I hope people join! https://tubemeet.mightybell.com Update 8/26/2018: TubeMeet was an interesting experiment but


The Fine Bros. / React World Fiasco Demonstrates The Difficulties of Launching an MCN

As reported on by many sources such as Inc. , TubeFilter and many others, the internet is at war with the Fine Bros. and their new MCN ‘React World’. The main issue is the Fine Bros. have trademarked the word ‘React’ and announced that YouTubers who joined their network would be able to license their show format. One of my best friends, Eric Perez (known as 8-Bit Eric on YouTube ) has been at the center of the controversy. For


Peak at ‘The Lean Channel : YouTube For Entrepreneurs’ printed book

Hey all, I thought I would share some of photos of the printed copy of ‘The Lean Channel: YouTube for Entrepreneurs‘ book.   As you can see, the book is a high quality print with full color images. I have laid the book out as a textbook because I believe it can be valuable for college courses such as Web Video (a fairly standard multi-media course). As mentioned before the book can be ordered from the website at Martell Books.


‘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