What do Grumpy Cat, Cute Puppies and Youtube Marketers have in common?

Hello YouTube Star, Last week, I shared some of my favorite secrets to getting thousands of views on YouTube. If you missed that post, you can find it here.  Today, I want to share three more tips that  grew my YouTube audience and exploded my business. I can tell you there is a science and…

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The Single Most Important Video Tactic That Boosts My Views On YouTube

When You Create a Video for YouTube, Give Your Viewers Direction In our last blog post, I really wanted you to take action.  Create a video that has a clear story line and offers value that commands and keeps people’s interest.  Today’s tip is short but don’t think it is unimportant. It is probably the…

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Why this Video Has Over 2,000,000 (yes, million) Views

Hi YouTube Marketers,   It’s almost September. Where did the summer go?   I’m still getting settled here in New York City.  While I await furniture delivery, I’m soaking up the last bit of summer in the city that never sleeps.  I’m also working on an exciting new course that will teach you everything I know…

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Mid-Year Reflection and Goal Setting July 2016

Reflecting on Business and Lifestyle in the First Half of the Year – 2016 The year started in Mexico, dancing with two of my girl friends who I met several years ago when we were all teaching English in Japan. We all went our separate ways, but stayed in touch. Amy had planned to go to…

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YouTube Director Program Review

YouTube Reaches out to Small Businesses with New Director On-Site The night before my presentation on YouTube marketing for an entrepreneur conference, I Googled “YouTube” to see if there was anything new and noteworthy to tell my audience. That was mid-June and YouTube had just officially released this newest program to support video creators. I honestly…

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Why it’s Easier than You Think to Start Your Own Business Online

The most difficult part of starting a business online is not what you’d think. Many people think you need a degree in Computer Science, investors, and to be part of a startup company. That could be true for some. However, in my case and in many people I see around me, you just need to…

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40-Day Free Social Media and Email Marketing Timeline for a Launch

A little background: Last year I organized a joint-venture project with a group of 7 online English teachers including myself and we did a week-long fire sale (a fire sale is a short time and low price) at EnglishPowerPack.com. The sale did really well with just 4 weeks of preparation (about $45,000 in 7 days).…

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What Really Happened to Me in 2015 – How I Went from Fired and Evicted to Running a Business with Four Employees in 10 Months

  Let me explain the situation at the beginning of the year.   I was working at the best job I’d ever had: the best pay I’d had as an English teacher, a year contract for full-time work, and a job title I could be proud of: English Lecturer at a university in Tokyo.  …

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What is the best camera and microphone for making YouTube and online course videos?

  I’ve built a business from making videos for YouTube and for online courses. The funny thing is, I have no background in audio or video, so it’s always been a struggle to find the perfect setup for me to deliver my message. After several years, I’ve found a pretty good setup that’ll fit a…

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Review of Why Spanish is Easy by Benny Lewis

Speaking Spanish is one of the great loves of my life, even though I could only enjoy fluency after years of frustration. It’s the same experience Benny Lewis describes in his guide Why Spanish is Easy. Benny writes like a cool TA I wish I had had in my university Spanish classes. He tosses the…

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