Episode 5 // Dusty Porter & TubeBuddy

Episode 5 // Dusty Porter & TubeBuddy

We are proud to bring you this flagship episode with podcaster, YouTuber, TubeBuddy educator and voiceover artist, Dusty Porter. We talk about using the TubeBuddy browser extension to boost your channel viewers...oh and, of course, blogging and money!

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IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN...

  • Optimising your YouTube channel using TubeBuddy
  • Understanding the YouTube feed algorithm
  • Making money through your YouTube channel
  • Building your channel audience
  • Keeping motivated as a creator
  • What kinds of content works in video
  • Effectively repurposing content
  • Finding your on-camera confidence
  • Getting a good shooting and editing routine together

WOO-WOO BLOGGER CHALLENGE:

Write down the five questions that you get asked most on a daily or weekly basis. From those five, take one and build an opt-in incentive around it. Take the other four and brainstorm how you can turn those into e-mail course solutions or products for your audience.Write down the times of the week you’re the least busy. Decide how many times you will upload video episodes. Once you’ve decided this, upload consistently for 3 months, then re-evaluate. So if you decide, Mondays and Fridays, do not miss a Monday or a Friday. That’s 24 videos or more, so you’ll have plenty of experience, if nothing else! E-mail dusty@youtubecreatorshub.com to tell him how you got on.

EPISODE WISDOM:

“With YouTube, blogging as well, those videos are always working for you. That could be a potential client or customer.”

“You have to be a creator before you can think about the money. If you think about the money first and then start creating, I really think your creativity and things you are going to make as a creator, will maybe not fail but won’t be as good as they can be.”

"Making money is a skill. I don't think people are born with more money making skills than others. I think it's something you learn over time."

“As YouTubers and bloggers, if we ever want to get to a place where we want our voices to be heard, we have to be patient.”

“Be consistent with your content. If you’re not, how to do expect to grow and garner an audience if you’re releasing an episode here and there, or a video every couple of months.”

“People want me to give them the magic sauce to be successful [on YouTube]. But honestly, there is no substitute for hard work.”

“You have to understand as a creator, as a blogger. Think of it like a tree, you have the base and the roots. As the tree grows you see branches beginning to sprout. YouTube is just one of the branches, so is blogging, podcasting, social media. You have to think of your blog or brand as a tree.”

“It’s always easier to improve on something than it is to start something. You need to get out there, start uploading videos.”

Try out TubeBuddy for FREE by following this link.

TubeBuddy is not a sponsor or client of Blog Authentic, it’s just good old-fashioned fangirling right here!

Watch Dusty’s channels:

Technology Guru   

Dusty also hosts a live broadcast on TubeBuddy’s channel.

Listen to Dusty’s podcasts:

TubeBuddy Express      YouTube Creators Hub

Connect with Dusty on social media:

Facebook    Twitter  

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Minisode // Create More from Blog Authentic

Minisode // Create More from Blog Authentic

Kirby and Claire take to the beach to bring you a (windy) minisode introducing Create More, a new widget which gets bloggers paid for their content.

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In this episode, you will learn...

  • How Create More works
  • Why we created the widget and payment system
  • How subscribing or paying for blog content is a growing trend in the industry
  • What the benefits are to bloggers
  • How Create More helps bloggers increases audience loyalty
  • What perks bloggers can offer readers who subscribe

Woo-woo blogger challenge:

Think your readers won't pay for content in exchange for perks? The widget is FREE to download and there's a button to suit most blog styles and tones. Why not give it a try? Install the widget, create the perks packages and publish them on a page, promote to your email list and social media network.

Episode wisdom:

“This is a chance to create an exclusive tier in your audience of loyal readers, which can be great for brand collaborations.”

“Blog readers are ready to pay for content, it's already starting in the US.”

"It's a great way to give promotional access to small businesses."

"Readers can chip in small monthly amounts, £2 for example. But the more subscribers you get, it could roll up into a nice monthly windfall for writing your blog."

Find out more on our Create More web page.

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Episode 4 // Alexis Teichmiller - Convertkit

Episode 4 // Alexis Teichmiller - Convertkit

In this episode we are joined by Alexis Teichmiller, Affiliate Manager at ConvertKit to talk about where e-mail fits into blogging and storytelling and why bloggers need to cultivate their e-mail lists.

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In this episode, you will learn...

  • How ConvertKit works
  • Why growing an e-mail list is vital for your blogging brand
  • How bloggers are creating new revenue streams using e-mail
  • How opt-in incentives and e-mail content are changing
  • The opportunity for bloggers to spin their stories using e-mail
  • Where to start with finding your e-mail programme idea
  • How to recognise different audiences and to segment them
  • The difference between influencers and bloggers

Woo-woo blogger challenge:

Write down the five questions that you get asked most on a daily or weekly basis. From those five, take one and build an opt-in incentive around it. Take the other four and brainstorm how you can turn those into e-mail course solutions or products for your audience. 

Episode wisdom:

“Give away the 'what', charge for the 'how'.”

“Social media is rented real estate. An e-mail list is something you own and you invest time and energy into building.”

“Keep it simple. It doesn't have to be very complex, very complicated. People don't have time to sit down and read a 50-page ebook. ”

“E-mail courses have a high perceived value versus a one-time download.”

“Bloggers who use e-mail marketing earn 447% more revenue than those who don't.” [ConvertKit: State of Blogging Report]

“You do not need to have a massive list to earn a living from that list.”

“When you sign up to an e-mail list, don't you want to know when you're going to communicated with? It's like saying, 'hey do you want to go to lunch?' but not setting a time.”

"Making money is a skill. I don't think people are born with more money making skills than others. I think it's something you learn over time."

BA community can try your first month of ConvertKit FREE with Blog Authentic (worth $29). Check out the amazingness yourself here

Connect with ConvertKit on social Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Connect with Alexis on the web and social Instagram, Twitter 

Listen to Alexis's podcast

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Episode 3 // Di Coke - Compers, Contests, and getting lucky

Episode 3 // Di Coke - Compers, Contests, and getting lucky

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Kirby and Claire welcome blogger and creative "comper" Di Coke to talk everything competitions and comping for bloggers. 

In this episode, we talk about...

  • How to turn a hobby into money
  • Turning your niche into valued expertise
  • Getting creative with your online revenue streams
  • What a ‘comper’ is and how they boost website traffic
  • How bloggers can sell the benefits of giveaways to brands
  • Tips for running effective giveaways on your blog
  • What advertising codes you should be following and terms you should display for giveaways

Woo-woo blogger challenge:

Think of something you want right now; a product you admire or need. Write to the brand, to tell them what you like about their product or range. Offer a review and competition on the blog. Be sure to talk about the benefits they can expect in terms of web and social media traffic so they can how their money (and cost of prize) will be spent.

Episode wisdom:

“Don't dismiss welcoming 'compers' to your website, your regular audience is not far behind them.”

“After having my son, I realised I was so successful at my hobby, I didn’t want to go back to work.”

“People are going to blogs because they want to see real faces. They want to believe what they’re reading. It’s a crazy world out there right now with ‘alternative facts’ online. ”

“A blogger hosted competition gives a lovely introduction to a brand or product to online audiences; it's often part review, part promotion.”

“A lot of what I do is about being happy, not making lots of money. I do it, so I can be around for my son after school every day.”

“I find it fascinating in the US that there’s a lot more positive attitudes about money from females compared to the UK. They're not afraid to charge decent prices or talk about it. I’d like to see more of that happening in the blogging community over here.”

“I think building mailing lists is really important for bloggers. If anything else happens to your audience on social networks, you still have contact details for your followers.”

Further reading:

Di Coke [website and blog]

Connect with Di on social FacebookInstagram, Twitter.

The ‘Nasubi’ story.

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Episode 2 // Vienda Maria - Manifesting Money

Episode 2 // Vienda Maria - Manifesting Money

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Kirby and Claire welcome writer and creative coach Vienda Maria to reveal how she manifests money, how she helps clients and how bloggers can help themselves.

In this episode we talk about...

- What we mean by 'manifesting money' and how it helps bloggers.

- The approach and mindset for manifesting money.

- Creating a positive impact with a blog. 

- Journalling and connecting with your true self.

Woo-woo blogger challenge:

Sit down with a journal and write down the question at the top of the page, "How do I want to feel?" Ask that question in every area of your life; work, health, money, relationship, family. When you start writing out the answers to these questions, you will see where you are out of alignment and what needs to change. 

Episode wisdom:

“Getting clear on what my relationship with money is or was, was also the breakthrough to be to be able to change it and create a better relationship with it.”  

“We all are terrified we are going to be judged on our income, whether we're good humans and successful in our work. When we dig deeper we know this isn't reality, it's superficial.”

“[The judgement on our income] is one of the reasons we don't like to talk about money. Because a) we're afraid we're gonna piss people off if we're making too much money or b) we're afraid people are going to look down on us because we don't make enough money. Either way there's a huge fear.”

“When you're working as a blogger, there is this natural ebb and flow, feast or famine. You can have months where you can do great, then there's month where's you make only a little. Bloggers need to be prepared for that.”

“We have got to recognise the impact our work has, even if we're not being financially recognised.”

“Instead of feeling the need to 'create content', I'm just sharing what is happening with my life right now.”

“Learning to value yourself is probably the most challenging and rewarding thing a blogger and/ or business owner can do.”

“In order for our world to change, the economy to change, we have to change. We have to take charge of our lives. It's exciting, it's empowering and we can be the rulers of our world.”

Further reading:

Vienda Maria [website and blog]

The Heartful Biz Join Vienda's (One Time!) 2 day London Class 

Work with Vienda [mentoring for women and creative entrepreneurs]

Overcoming underearning (TM) by Barbara Stanny [reading recommendation]

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Episode 1 // Intro

Episode 1 // Intro

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Kirby and Claire kick off our podcast series by introducing Blog Authentic plus setting the scene for the show's mission and purpose.

In this episode we talk about...

- Blog Authentic and how the company came about.

- Our ethos for our blogger community and the industry. 

- Why we must talk more openly money to make more money.

- Our personal history with money and why transparency is important to BA.

- How bloggers can understand their value to brands. 

Crunchy woo-woo challenge:

Reflect on your relationship with money over the years and where you would like to be. Do you know what hourly rate you want to earn? Have a look at what you're spending your time on, what you get paid and average out the hours to get a proper idea of your hourly rate. It may surprise you! 

Episode wisdom:

“We help our community of bloggers to understand their value within the industry.”  

“Blog Authentic support bloggers to grow their careers professionally. Our community will change the industry from the inside out.”

“Blog Authentic don’t think it’s fair that the content creators aren’t getting a fair slice of the campaign budget.”

“Bloggers must remember that the communities they have spent time building, with high level, good quality engagement are extremely valuable to brands.”

“If we are having open discussions about money, then the topic becomes less taboo and we can make the changes to our earnings.”

“The BA Certification is about bringing standards to the industry but self-regulated standards, where bloggers and brands decide together what is best practice.”

“Our podcast aims to inspire bloggers to believe in their worth and pitch confidently to brands on projects.”

“The best piece of advice I was ever given was by my grandmother, who lived through WW2. - Bluff your way into a job and just learn quickly.”

“It’s the most amazing feeling when someone buys your creative ideas. It’s a real buzz.”

“We need to move away from the idea that money gives us status and start measuring our worth with what we achieve with our work or families.”

“When we telephoned our blogger community, some were surprised as no outreach people had ever called them before.”

“Bloggers who work with brands are service providers and should therefore be treated professionally.”

Further reading:

Convertkit's State of the Blogging Industry Report [helpful for understanding your value as a blogger]

BlogLovin' Global Power of Influencers Report [essential reading for brands to understand how to work with influencers]

Kirby Amour blog [Kirby's blogging voice]

Sailing Soon blog [Kirby's YouTube]

BrightonMums blog [Claire's blogging voice]

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