Breaking Down Virality: How Do You Go Viral?

What’s all this with going viral?

That’s the question raised by one of our students. Because come to think of it, if you’re already making good content, getting a decent amount of views, and building up your channel, is it really so important to go viral?

Before we tackle virality and how you can go viral, we need to ask first, why do people want their posts/tweets/videos to go viral in the first place?… Keep Reading

How Much Do YouTubers Make? (Ads, Brand Deals, Merch, Donations)

Making a living as a YouTuber is still seen as a farfetched idea by some people. But nowadays, more and more have turned their channels into successful businesses. While a lot of people see a YouTube career as an unreliable source of income, it does raise the question of how much do YouTubers actually make from their channels.

A quick Google search will show us a plethora of articles ready to tell us about the richest YouTube millionaires.… Keep Reading

Not Getting Any Views? Here’s How to Become a Successful YouTuber

You’re crazy. Who would want to watch you on YouTube?

You may have heard this thrown around a lot. We’ve all seen the tremendous rise in the number of YouTube channels all vying for the attention of viewers worldwide. Some may have just started their channel and are struggling as their videos fail to get a decent number of views.

At this point, most already assume that it is too late as there are already too many YouTubers competing to get views.… Keep Reading

How to Come Up with Successful YouTube Video Ideas

What do you do when you run out of video ideas for your YouTube channel?

I’m pretty sure it involves searching online for ideas you can borrow.

But let’s face it, good ideas are hard to come by these days. Even with so many suggestions, it wouldn’t be surprising if you still didn’t know where to start.

Maybe that list of 60 YouTube video ideas just didn’t have the one you’re looking for.… Keep Reading

This is Why You Can’t Quit Your Job Yet: YouTube CPM & AdSense Explained

Shouldn’t making money on YouTube be easy?

I mean, you just let ads show on your videos and voilà, it’s money in the bank.

But do you instead end up scratching your head trying to figure out why you’re earning so little?

You’ve probably scrutinized your AdSense reports as you try to get to the bottom of what’s happening. But nothing seems to make any sense.… Keep Reading

Kevin Kelly’s 1,000 True Fans Predicted the Future of Online Business

Before we ever made a dollar as YouTube entrepreneurs, we used to think you needed an amazing, once in a lifetime idea to start a business.

And a rich uncle to “loan” you a bunch of money.

And an audience of millions to sell your product to.

It made starting a business feel so impossible.

But one day we read an article that shattered all of our preconceptions about being a creator.… Keep Reading

The Ultimate Guide to Starting A YouTube Channel

When my best friend Kong and I dropped out of college to start a YouTube channel, our friends and family thought we’d lost our minds.

I have to admit — starting a YouTube channel was Kong’s idea, and I thought it was idiotic at the time.

But after doing some research, we realized there were a ton of people who started successful YouTube channels without any experience:

No filming or editing skills.Keep Reading