Kali Spiers

RVE 0058: How to Start and Monetize a YouTube Channel from Scratch

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Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Kali from The Freedom Theory on Youtube.  Kali and her husband Josh have been RVing for 2 years now in their fifth wheel.  During this time, she has published hundreds of travel vlogs and gained over 2 million views.  

A few things we talk about on this episode:

  • How to use “How to” videos to increase your Youtube views
  • Monetization on Youtube – Best practices for ads and sponsorships
  • How to create content strategies – frequency, topics, and keywords
  • Creating film worthy moments in your life
  • How to leverage Youtube SEO – keywords, descriptions, thumbnails, and titles

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Today’s episode is sponsored by CoPilot

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Quotes from this episode:

“I love editing videos and I love the community.  I made friends with people all over the world.  The community is just so much fun and that is what keeps me going, knowing that I give value to people.”

“Just start with your cell phone and start talking to the camera.  Talk like you’re talking to your best friend or talk like you’re telling your mom what is going on that day.”

“The more you do something, the better you’re going to get.  The videos I make now are so vastly different than I first made.”

“Your story is unique to you and that is what will make you different.”

“Start with what inspires you and then find your own style from there.”

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3 Responses

  • Hi Heath,

    I just heard your podcast regarding YouTube. I had a thought that you should simply load up your old Podcasts as new videos for a channel. You can put a screenshot in of your graphic and just let the audio roll for the 50 minutes or so. Many people already do this with audio interviews. It can be a successful format. It gives people another avenue to find your work. They may not necessarily be looking for Podcasts, but they are browsing YouTube to find entrepreneurial ideas. It could be monetized for a little bit of extra money.

    • I really like this idea Keith and it was something I had considered but just never pulled the trigger. Thanks for the extra nudge.

      • It’s more work, but you might find it more successful to cut up the podcast and do short videos on individual sections. For example, her discussion on monetization could be its own short video. The easier way would be to just run the entire interview as one long video with clickable links in the description to each separate topic.

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