Welcome to VLog #7. In this video I am going to talk about Vlogging and show you the easiest way to get started Vlogging on Dtube.
Welcome to VLog #7. In this video I am going to talk about Vlogging and show you the easiest way to get started Vlogging on Dtube.
Welcome To VLog #6. In this video I am going to talk about DTube and YouTube what I think is the better option for beginner content creators.
Hey everyone, today I am going to share with you a short little guide that will help you choose a budget microphone for doing YouTube, live-streaming, and voiceover work.
For starters $100 might seem like a good chunk of money but when it comes to microphones it’s actually not that much. Good quality mics are not cheap and they can cost hundreds of dollars, but when you are just starting out a budget USB microphone can go a long way.
The nice thing about these 3 microphones that I am going to talk about is that there audio quality is very high. If you use one of these mics for your videos your voice quality will be far better then the vast majority of people online.
All of the following microphones can be purchsed on Amazon (Affiliate Link)
The first one on my list is going to be the microphone that I actually use myself. The Audio-Technica AT2020 is top of the line for its price range. If you watch any of my videos off my YouTube Channel you will see that I use my mic with a boomstand and the set-up works quite well.
This microphone is one of the more expensive options on this list and at the time I think I paid a little bit over $100 for it. I highly recommend it and when it comes down to the wire it would be a toss up between this and the Blue Yeti.
I’ve never used the Blue Yeti myself however I’ve seen countless popular streamers and YouTubers use it because the quality of the microphone is very good.
This mic is a popular option, next time you watch a video online keep an eye open for it because you will probably see it.
Overall I like the quality of this microphone and if you do choose to get the Blue Yeti you will be making a good choice.
The last USB microphone that I am going to be mentioning here is the Blue Snowball. This microphone is truly a budget mic coming in at only $50. This is the first microphone that I purchased online and I used it for a few years before I finally upgraded to the Audio-Technica AT2020.
If you are on a budget I’d definitely go with the Blue Snowball, the quality is not as good as the previous two mics but it will definitely get you started.
You can always upgrade your mic later on when you have the extra money to do so as well.
What microphone do you use? Let us know in the comment section below!
It’s that time of the month again, it’s time to take a look at the numbers and see how much passive income I was able to generate over the past 30 days. Check out my blog income report for October here.
This income report is going to be a little bit different as there are some new sources of income that I will be adding in addition to everything else that I usually do. I’ve been doing some Cryptocurrency trading and investing in bitcoin over the past 6 months which I’m going to include here as well which is something I don’t normally do.
The first source of income that we are going to be focusing on is my very own online school. Passive Income Made Easy is my own Teachable school that I launched a couple of months ago. Every month I get a few course sales and this month I added a new option for students to enroll. Along with the option of paying for courses individually, students can now enroll in a monthly subscription for only $9 a month.
I got the idea to start doing this from Phil Ebiner and after seeing the success that he was having by doing this. The results from this month have been pretty good, I’ve made around $200 in course sales as well as 3 subscription enrollments. 1 enrollment was full price while 2 were during the my Black Friday promotion I ran where I offered the first month subscription for only $1.
This might seen like a small number but remember subscriptions are reoccurring payments and they add up over time. The good thing about a low cost subscription is that it’s easily affordable and allows me to continually make a stable source of income.
I spent the vast majority of my time setting the school up, adding new courses, and promoting the subscription option. I plan on spending the majority of my time in December doing this as well.
Total income from Passive Income Made Easy: $211.
As predicted I had a pretty good month on Udemy for November. Every year Udemy runs a massive Black Friday sale where they drive a lot of revenue and students to your courses over only a couple of days. We did pretty good this month bringing $1,298.38 in total sales! I’m pretty happy with this number and love the fact that my Udemy courses continue to sell even though it’s not my main focus these days.
Because November does so well I’m expecting December to not be as good but then again January has been a pretty good month historically as well on the platform. Udemy usually runs a big promo for New Years as well.
Other than that I haven’t done much on Udemy. I did launch one course on Udemy (How To Create Your Very First Online Course) but haven’t had time to do any promotion or marketing. After the New Year I’m planning to focus more on promoting my Udemy courses once again, and I still think it’s a great place for anyone to publish a course on.
Total Income From Udemy: $1,298.38
Skillshare is another platform that I sell online courses on. I don’t publish many courses anymore and I do next to no promotion on the platform ether. Regardless, because of work I did in the past I still make income on a monthly basis.
In November I made a total of $70.59 from premium minutes watched on my courses and another $30 from referrals. I did a review of Skillshare a little while ago that continues to drive traffic and make me commissions on students signing up to the platform.
I still recommend anyone just starting out to upload any courses or videos that you can to Skillshare.
Total Income From Skillshare: $130.59
YouTube is something that I really enjoy doing, sadly this month I wasn’t able to dedicate as much time as I would have liked but still I’ve been plugging away. My Channel has been growing steadily currently at 3,451 subscribers.
If enjoy making videos then I highly recommend you make your own channel and start uploading right away! Stats from this month have been pretty similar to last month with some small increases and decreases.
Honestly as long as my subscriber base keeps growing which it has been I’m happy!
Amazon Video Direct is something I’m starting to see some potential in. Unfortunately I only have 4 videos published on the platform, perhaps I will do an experiment in the near future and start uploading more content and see how much higher I can spike my earnings…
Total Income From Youtube: $113.86
Amazon Video Direct: $0.60
My affiliate programs for the month have been a little weird. Some programs I’ve seen increases in sales and conversions while others haven’t done as well. I also haven’t been focusing on affiliate marketing as much ether with my main emphasis being on promoting my online school.
I think because everyone was working really hard for Black Friday sales overall my affiliate income is a little bit low this month.
Regardless the great thing about affiliate programs is that they are indeed a great source of passive income. I also did my first sponsored review of LiveAgent which was a nice little bit of income for the blog. If you would like me to review your product or service feel free to visit my Advertise page and get in touch.
Here are the stats from all the various programs that I am a part of:
Amazon Associates: $0.82
Impact Radius: $6
ServerPress Desktop Server: $19.00
Sponsored Reviews: $100
Total Affiliate Marketing Income: $186.22
So why not?
Because the price of bitcoin is always changing it’s hard to determine how much money I am making per month. What I decided to do is take the previous month and compare to the price of bitcoin for this month. So if we take my total amount of bitcoin I currently have which is…
If we look at the price of Bitcoin on November 1st ($6,119) we can guess that during that time I had $1259 worth of bitcoin. It’s now the beginning of December and that same bitcoin is worth $2407. I don’t do that much bitcoin or Cryptocurrency trading, there’s been a few I’ve traded and made some small gains but at the moment I’ve just held it on the exchange and have been making income off of margin lending.
Other then that there hasn’t been anything else I’ve been up to. I do want to go ahead and mention that I am going to be doing my first ever Webinar this coming Thursday on December 7th. We will be talking about affiliate marketing and how you can get started earning affiliate income from scratch.
You can sign-up by clicking here if you like.
If you are reading this and it’s too late to attend the webinar, all recordings will be available for members of Passive Income Made Easy.
To summarize up my total passive Income, I’ve made a total of $3417 and I’m pretty happy with that. My main focus for December will be doing more promotion for my online school and getting students subscribed to the payment plan.
Maybe after that we could try a case study with Amazon Video Direct or something similar?
Let me know what you guys think in the comments section below.
When I started selling courses online a few years ago one of my main goals was to diversify my income streams as much as possible.
Because then if one platform tanks, I simply move onto a different one. My income might drop a bit but at least it won’t be the end of the world.
One of my main sources of income these days is Udemy, but if Udemy disappeared tomorrow would I still be making enough money online?
Yes, because I’ve successfully diversified my income over the past year and I continue to do so till this day. It’s something that you should always be doing at least to some extent. Trust me, I learned this the hard way many years ago.
If you want more types of how to make passive income online from many different places check out this post.
The biggest end-goal for most bloggers and content creators should be selling your own products from your own sources of traffic. This way you guarantee long-term stable income that continues to grow overtime.
You can’t always control your income directly but you should try as hard as you can to make things as consistent as possible.
One of the ways I’ve been trying to do this lately is selling my own courses from my own school. I’ve had my school online for a few months now and I’ve been getting the occasional sale here and there.
About a week ago I tried creating a membership package as well to bundle all my Teachable courses online and I’ve seen good results from that so far.
If you want to sign up to my Easy Passive Income Tips School you can grab all my courses for only $9 a month by clicking here, it’s a steal of a deal!
That’s what I’ve been doing lately and it’s been working, but in order to give you a better idea of how I do this let’s talk a little bit more about whats going on behind the scenes.
I have many different platforms online from which people discover my content. I regularly post videos on YouTube, Udemy, Skillshare, and of course on this blog. The content directly helps sell my courses and products but not all people will convert this way, only a small percentage will.
Most people will convert after being exposed to your services/products many times. They might not buy today, but someone on your email list might buy your course 2 months from now.
This is why I funnel as much as my online traffic to my email list, or even my YouTube Channel or some type of subscription service so that they can continue to see my content.
When the time is right they will buy, and like I said while they are deciding if my products are right for them, they are also viewing my content, sharing my videos, and supporting me for what I do and I greatly appreciate that!
Now I do have some paid courses that go into more details about how I make my money online but this post pretty much sums everything up in a nutshell without the hard details.
For those of you who want a better explanation about the whole system try reading my post about how I made over $15,000 in my first year of selling courses online, that post really highlights my journey and where I’ve come to where I am today.
For those of you who want to get right to it, then check out my monthly subscription plan by clicking here, heck I even have some free courses on my school as well if you like.
Regardless of what you choose to do I want to once again thank you for being here today.
This post was made to give you an overview of how my system works and how easy it is to implement. The hard part is actually doing the work, but if you work hard and smart you can do it!
Got any questions about online course creation? Let me know in the comments below!
In this blog post I am going to show you the easiest and fastest way to get 100 Youtube Subscribers.
Check out the video below:
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The easiest way to start building your YouTube subscriber base is to start funneling traffic over from another platform. The platform of choice that I use is Udemy.
What you need to do is create a short video course on your topic that’s roughly around 30 minutes long. Submit your course and get it published on Udemy. Once your course is published consider getting some students by keeping it free and promoting it in relevant facebook groups.
Free courses get students very easily on Udemy so post it in as many places as you can.
Next up you will need to publish 4 educational announcements per month to your Udemy course promoting your YouTube Videos on your channel.
Pick one video for each announcement that is related to your course and at the bottom of the email include a little P.S section that links directly to your channel’s subscription link. You will need to put the following text at the end of your channel url.
As you keep building out your course and getting enrollments and doing these educational announcements you will start to build out your channel VERY quickly. I got my first 1000 subscribers or so just from doing this after a few months.
This method is easy and works well if you are starting from scratch. Later on you can also consider creating a paid version of your free Udemy course as well and earn some passive income that way!
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The following video is a review of the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920.
Overall for the price I am quite satisfied for the webcam and I think it’s great for doing YouTube videos and online streaming.
You can grab the webcam off Amazon by clicking here.
Passive income is the best type of income you can make.
Once you start earning you are guaranteed to continue to earn money time and time again as time goes on and in a lot of cases with minimal effort to maintain.
Getting to the point where you are earning a considerable amount of money from passive income is a completely different story.
It’s hard, and it takes hard work and patience but it’s not impossible…
In this blog post I am going to go over the Top 5 Ways To Make Passive Income From YouTube.
This is probably the most basic way to start making money from your YouTube Channel and it is the sole definition of passive income.
The problem however is that YouTube ad revenue isn’t going to make you a full-time income, at least not anytime soon. The vast majority of people on YouTube don’t make a ton of money from ad revenue but at the same time it does add up on a monthly basis.
My Channel with around 3,000 subscribers (at the time of writing) brings in around $100 a month from ad revenue and most of that is comming from a handful of videos that are bringing in a lot of the traffic.
This isn’t crazy money but it is money I’m guaranteed to get and it slowly has been growing over the past few months.
If you want to start earning ad revenue from YouTube then consider monetizing all of your videos to get the best result possible.
Affiliate marketing is a very popular way of making money online in general and there’s no reason why you can’t make money on YouTube with affiliate marketing as well.
One of the most common ways to start earning is to do a review of a product you are already using that is in your niche and then put an affiliate link in the description of your video. You can even double your efforts by also publishing your review video on your blog as well.
For smaller channels you need a lot of traffic in order to earn big with affiliate marketing but overtime as you create more content and do more review type videos your income will increase.
I did a review of the Team Treehouse Techdegree earlier this year and that video makes me around $50 a month in affiliate marketing. Some videos will do better than others so it can take some time to get a winner.
A great affiliate program to start off with is Amazon Associates, especially since all you have to do is refer people to Amazon and any product they buy within 24 hours will net you a commission.
I recommend you start reviewing and doing videos about products on Amazon to get start with earning affiliate income from your YouTube Channel.
Selling your own products is similar to affiliate marketing except that it involves a heck of a lot more work. The benefit however is that you will have a regular source of income and make more per sale.
I do this by referring people to my courses on Teachable and Udemy.
Most of my sales do not come from YouTube directly but instead people finding my channel, going to my blog, going through my email list, and then eventually buying.
The cool thing about YouTube is that you can still get sales from new people watching your videos. I get a handful of sales from my Udemy and my Teachable courses every month from people finding my videos online.
If you would like to get started with selling your own products I suggest you start with Online Courses.
Check out my teachable course “How To Create Your Very First Profitable Online Course” for more info.
If you are on YouTube then you are going to want to build a blog as soon as possible.
You can earn income from affiliate marketing, advertising and other opportunities from owning a blog, plus use it to get even more traffic to your online content.
A blog is literally another content platform that you can build out and get SEO traffic and help funnel content to your YouTube Channel.
Building a blog is definitely a large task and like a YouTube Channel it can take a long time before you start to see some results coming in.
At the very least I recommend that you set-up a blog and at least post your YouTube videos so that you can get more traffic pointing towards your channel.
As time goes on you can expand and work more on your blog when you feel that you need to.
If there is something on here I’d recommend you do right away above anything else that would be to start building out an email list.
Email marketing is very important and for me has been one of the best things I’ve ever done for my online business. With an email list you can market, sell, and hold onto an audience that will always be there for you.
To start you will want to link to landing pages from your Videos and YouTube Channel and start to expand your opt-ins on your blog as well.
Once you get an auto-responder series going you can also start earning when you sleep (literally). I regular add my YouTube videos to my autoresponder series as well as all my blog posts which means that when someone signs up to my email list, it does all the hard work for me.
This does take a lot of time to set-up but if you do one email per day it will start to really add up after a couple of months, especially when you start to get more people onto your list.
I personally use LeadPages integrated with Aweber to do all my email marketing.
So that’s my 5 ways that I make passive income from my YouTube Channel, let me know what you think in the comments below!