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By Alan Spicer
Helping you grow your brand on all social media from YouTube to Instagram. Weekly YouTube & Social News, Growth Tips, Personal Stories, and direct honest advice from YOUR YouTube Certified Expert - Alan Spicer.

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The Future of YouTube & Why You Need To Give Yourself 5 Minutes (ep 014)
Sometimes I find myself just sat in silence enjoying the calm. I don't mean meditate, I just mean that 5 minutes of calm before the storm has to start again. Have you ever just sat there for 5 minutes and enjoyed the silence - no tv, no podcast, no audiobook, no toddlers, no partners, nothing to do for just 5 minutes of brain relaxing space with the madness of every day life. I am a firm believer that from time to time you need to just STOP and enjoy the bubble of nothing. Also in this weeks podcast I share my thoughts and feelings on where YouTube have been for the last 1-2 years and where I predicat it will go in the coming weeks, months and years in the future.  TWEET ME YOUR QUESTIONS USING #STARTCREATINGPODCAST - GET YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED ON THE PODCAST!! Need help is getting started on YouTube - Download my FREE 10 Tips For New YouTubers eBook - https://www.alanspicer.com/ebook Want more Alan Spicer in your life? - Check out my YouTube Channel - http://www.YouTube.com/AlanSpicer Suggested YouTube & Podcast Equipment - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ Looking to work with me? Sponsorship or Consulting - Alan@AlanSpicer.com  
32:48
August 20, 2019
Step Outside Your Comfort Zone - How To Learn New Life Skills (ep 013)
Sometime you have to push yourself and step outside your normal routine to test yourself. How do you know if you could deal with a situation if you've never done so yourself. This could be a new skill, a new job role, a new piece of software or a new chore. That new piece of software maybe harder use but might be more efficient when you finally master it. Pushing yourself out of your bubble to socialise within your industry might be the key to that lead or client sale you needed to keep your company alive or help it grow. This week I have been forced to learn new skills for my video editing by a client - something I might admit was needed to do so, and helps me learn new skills or tools to improve my own works. I also had to become full and only adult in the household this week as my other half went into hospital and I had to learn her half of our life, and learn how to be a stay at home carer - the organisation of how to get a 3 year old to nursery mixed with how to lift and clean someone after surgery. Step outside your bubble and learn a new life sill.
10:21
August 13, 2019
Back Up Plans (ep 012)
DO YOU HAVE A BACK UP PLAN? - Today I share with you the importance of being self aware and having a back up plan in cases of problems. In my own personal life this week I am facing life challenges that you could never guess or even plan for but if you plan for a long term safety net for the unknown.... it makes it a little easier.
16:55
August 6, 2019
How To Be Self Employed - The Hard Lessons You Learn When Your Are Your Own Boss (e011)
Are you dreaming about shaking of the shackles of the 9to5 grind and becoming your won boss? Have you handed in your notice and just settled down to your first week of work? or are you wondering if its he right move for you, this podcast is for you. Today I deep dive into the hardships that come with going freelance/self employed and the things you might not have considered would be a hurdle in your new adventure.    TWEET ME YOUR QUESTIONS USING #STARTCREATINGPODCAST - GET YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED ON THE PODCAST!! Need help is getting started on YouTube - Download my FREE 10 Tips For New YouTubers eBook - https://www.alanspicer.com/ebook Want more Alan Spicer in your life? - Check out my YouTube Channel - http://www.YouTube.com/AlanSpicer Suggested YouTube & Podcast Equipment - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ Looking to work with me? Sponsorship or Consulting - Alan@AlanSpicer.com  
56:20
July 30, 2019
How To Avoid Burn Out - Life, Work & YouTube (Ep 010)
BURN OUT! As the weather heats up in the UK I want to talk to you about mental overheating rather than physical. Mental health when it comes to life, work and YouTube can be the making or breaking of you. I know from personal experience how hard it can be to balance life, building a business, creating regular content for a YouTube channel and maintaining a healthy mental outlook on life. A few years ago I found myself under a dark cloud mentally. A combination of failing business, poor health, failed personal relationships and other factors led me to fighting my own mental health battle. I don't think that we talk about mental health enough these days and that leads to people over working, over thinking and burning out. When it comes to personal factors I beg you to take time for yourself. Dedicate 5-10 mins a day if you can to just have some head space. What helps recharge you? Is it a walk on a canal? Is it saving the world in some computer game? Reading? Writing? Whatever you feel  helps you turn your brain off for just a few minutes a day, then do it. For YouTube creators I suggest you buy yourself time with bulk recording. I know it might be hard to find the first hour or 2 to do this but it will help you. Instead of panicking that you need to make a video every day or every other day,  assess is you are over publishing. Then use that 1-2 hours slot you can beg, steal or borrow on the weekend to record 5-10 videos. These 10 videos you can then drip feed out 2 a week for 5 weeks and then within that 5 weeks bulk record again. What this does is gives you breathing room. No longer are you making a video every day panicking that you don't have an idea for a video or that you're running late. You now have 5 weeks to plan video ideas and videos in the bank to publish for week to come. Most importantly whether its YouTube, life or work.... be kind to yourself. Give yourself time to power down for just a few minutes or go for a walk for some fresh air. Look after your mental health and it will look after you too.   TWEET ME YOUR QUESTIONS USING #STARTCREATINGPODCAST - GET YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED ON THE PODCAST!! Need help is getting started on YouTube - Download my FREE 10 Tips For New YouTubers eBook - https://www.alanspicer.com/ebook Want more Alan Spicer in your life? - Check out my YouTube Channel - http://www.YouTube.com/AlanSpicer Suggested YouTube & Podcast Equipment - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ Looking to work with me? Sponsorship or Consulting - Alan@AlanSpicer.com  
17:07
July 23, 2019
How To Set Yourself Goals and Achieve Them (Ep 009)
I noted in my last podcast that you have more time that you realise. Now it's time to make the most of that time by setting yourself goals you want to achieve and doing the hard work to achieve them! The best way to achieve your long term goal is understand WHAT you want to achieve and WHY you want it. Will it help you? Will it help your business? Is it good for your mental health? Will is lay a solid foundation for your future? Once you know the WHAT and WHY you need to look hard and deep into the HOW. What is your goal? And be honest with yourself on what you would need to have in place in year 5 to achieve that. Write it down, rip it apart and make a play on all the tiny little steps you will need to take and micro milestones you will need to achieve in week 1, month 1 and year 1 to achieve this. Build one step at a time, and you will get there.  TWEET ME YOUR QUESTIONS USING #STARTCREATINGPODCAST - GET YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED ON THE PODCAST!! Need help is getting started on YouTube - Download my FREE 10 Tips For New YouTubers eBook - https://www.alanspicer.com/ebook Want more Alan Spicer in your life? - Check out my YouTube Channel - http://www.YouTube.com/AlanSpicer Suggested YouTube & Podcast Equipment - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ Looking to work with me? Sponsorship or Consulting - Alan@AlanSpicer.com  
32:42
July 16, 2019
Time Is On Your Side (Ep 008)
Learn 2 things, Patience and Motivation - The older I get the more I realise how much of a rush I was in my 20's. You have more time at hand than you think. When I was so eager to "seek the great perhaps" that I packed up my life on a whim and moved 300ish miles to live in Huddersfield. Although this is now something that I dearly love, it was something that 26 year old me didnt think through properly. In my mid 20's I had just started my first business and I thought I was going to be a wild success. I hadn't factored in the hard work and grind needed to sustain a business let alone grow one. Roll forward 10 years and I this year I turn 35 years old. That first business failed and I had to go back to a "normal job" for 2-3 years, had to pay off a large amount of business debt from the first business and FINALLY learnt my lesson that there is no need to rush. I am 2 years into my YouTube Consulting business with a much more stable base, putting in MUCH more hard work to expand network reach and brand awareness. Now what made the difference here? Time! At 25 you have much more time than you realise. You may want to grow a business and be a massive success in 2 years but you need to remember that life is a marathon and you should play that in your favour. If you dedicate 1-2 years to learning your craft, talking to people within your desired niche or industry, learn from their experience and you wont regret it. I started and failed a business, repaid the debt, started a second business and im still only 35! "Only 35" - I know that sounds old to you teenagers, i used to think the same, but in this modern day world we have 70+  years at least to live and 35 is barely half time. If i work full tilt for 5 years I will still only be 40, and 40 is not the end of life either. Give yourself time,  remove that pressure and build something with patience and hard work - rather than fear, speed and get rich quick schemes. TWEET ME YOUR QUESTIONS USING #STARTCREATINGPODCAST - GET YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED ON THE PODCAST!! Need help is getting started on YouTube - Download my FREE 10 Tips For New YouTubers eBook - https://www.alanspicer.com/ebook Want more Alan Spicer in your life? - Check out my YouTube Channel - http://www.YouTube.com/AlanSpicer Suggested YouTube & Podcast Equipment - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ Looking to work with me? Sponsorship or Consulting - Alan@AlanSpicer.com  
28:23
July 9, 2019
How To Start A YouTube Channel in 2019 (Ep 007)
Are you looking to Start A YouTube Channel? Maybe you wondering if a new YouTube channel could succeed in 2019. Starting A Successful YouTube Channel in 2019 and starting it from zero is all about foundation, planning and hard work - but you CAN succeed with time and patience. Today in I deep dive into every fine detail you need to consider when starting a YouTube channel from scratch. I give you an update on my personal health. I ramble about the difference in YouTube seasonal CPM rates and why they will be like a roller coaster for the next 12 months. This weeks throw back clip is How To Grow on YouTube with How To's. TWEET ME YOUR QUESTIONS USING #STARTCREATINGPODCAST - GET YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED ON THE PODCAST!! Need help is getting started on YouTube - Download my FREE 10 Tips For New YouTubers eBook - https://www.alanspicer.com/ebook Want more Alan Spicer in your life? - Check out my YouTube Channel - http://www.YouTube.com/AlanSpicer Suggested YouTube & Podcast Equipment - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ Looking to work with me? Sponsorship or Consulting - Alan@AlanSpicer.com  
46:16
July 2, 2019
You're Doing It Wrong! (ep 006)
"I've been on YouTube/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram for 5 years and I've never earnt a dime!" - Jeff "How come I was here first and XYZ is doing better than me?" - Barry Jeff/Barry, you haven't done the leg work to learn the platform and grow. Anyone can do it if they have the right INTENT, CONTENT and HUSTLE! Social media is not an easy game to play let alone win. So it's time you smartened up and realised it not a lazy get out of jail free care to be first and longest anymore.  TWEET ME YOUR QUESTIONS USING #STARTCREATINGPODCAST - GET YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED ON THE PODCAST!! Need help is getting started on YouTube - Download my FREE 10 Tips For New YouTubers eBook - https://www.alanspicer.com/ebook Want more Alan Spicer in your life? - Check out my YouTube Channel - http://www.YouTube.com/AlanSpicer Suggested YouTube & Podcast Equipment - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ Looking to work with me? Sponsorship or Consulting - Alan@AlanSpicer.com  
40:38
June 25, 2019
Grow on YouTube with a Niche (ep 005)
Growing on YouTube takes time, dedication and a hyper focused niche. You might love creating YouTube videos and been trying to grow your YouTube channel for years by throwing unlimited content at the channel but in a scattershot manner. Imagine you have a YouTube channel you want to grow in 2019 and you upload sports videos, food videos, child care videos, wrestling videos and then some car repair videos - how is your audience going to describe your channel to a friend? How are they to know what you will upload for them to watch next week? That is where the power of a niche comes in. I have made 300+ YouTube tutorials on my YouTube channel nearly 2 years. During this time I have niched down into helping people grow their channel and learn the features and functionality that YouTube has to offer. This means that when someone arrives on my channel they know exactly what I will teach them and what I will keep teaching them today, tomorrow, next week, next month and for years to come. This makes you known for your field and niche and grows your brand and recognition.... and trust. Trust will win you business, trust will win you subscribers, trust will grow an audience on YouTube.  TWEET ME YOUR QUESTIONS USING #STARTCREATINGPODCAST - GET YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED ON THE PODCAST!! Need help is getting started on YouTube - Download my FREE 10 Tips For New YouTubers eBook - https://www.alanspicer.com/ebook Want more Alan Spicer in your life? - Check out my YouTube Channel - http://www.YouTube.com/AlanSpicer Suggested YouTube & Podcast Equipment - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ Looking to work with me? Sponsorship or Consulting - Alan@AlanSpicer.com  
43:13
June 18, 2019
Make The Content You Love To Make (ep 004)
Long term growth on any social media platform is hard and will take a long time to seed a foundation. This tends to be the reason many creators burn out and give up on their goals. If you are creating content just to hit a demographic or to chase trends then it can get soulless, it can get hard and it can become a chore rather than a passion. HOWEVER, you can avoid this pitfall from day one if you make your channel, your social media content or your foundation about something that you love. Have you ever been around a Star Wars fan that loves it soooooo much that they just wont shut up about it? Imagine how much content they can make talking about their favourite franchise without feeling it's a chore. Use that passion as the fuel that fires your brand and pushes you to make content for weeks, months, and even years into the future. TWEET ME YOUR QUESTIONS USING #STARTCREATINGPODCAST - GET YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED ON THE PODCAST!! Need help is getting started on YouTube - Download my FREE 10 Tips For New YouTubers eBook - https://www.alanspicer.com/ebook Want more Alan Spicer in your life? - Check out my YouTube Channel - http://www.YouTube.com/AlanSpicer Suggested YouTube & Podcast Equipment - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ Looking to work with me? Sponsorship or Consulting - Alan@AlanSpicer.com  
29:36
June 11, 2019
How To Get 6000 Subscribers on YouTube in Less Than 2 Years (ep 003)
I uploaded my first YouTube Tutorial video to YouTube in July 2017. In less than 2 years I have been able to grow my channel in a brand new niche from 0 subscribers to over 6300, and today I share with you my thoughts on how. In this weeks podcast I share with you my tips on How To Get 6000 Subscribers on YouTube in Less Than 2 Years.  TWEET ME YOUR QUESTIONS USING #STARTCREATINGPODCAST - GET YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED ON THE PODCAST!! Need help is getting started on YouTube - Download my FREE 10 Tips For New YouTubers eBook - https://www.alanspicer.com/ebook Want more Alan Spicer in your life? - Check out my YouTube Channel - http://www.YouTube.com/AlanSpicer Suggested YouTube & Podcast Equipment - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ Looking to work with me? Sponsorship or Consulting - Alan@AlanSpicer.com  
45:23
June 4, 2019
Grow On Multiple Social Media Platforms - How & Why (ep 002)
 Social media is the beast that runs our life these days. If you have a business, if you want suggestions of a good restaurant, keep up to date with friends, share your good or bad news... then you are likely to do it on a social media platform to maximize the impact is has. Maybe you are like me and you've got to that age where all of your friends are getting married, having babies or sharing 8million holiday photos - so you'll now understand the reach of social networks and social media. How does this affect you, your brand to expand your business on grow on YouTube? - GOOD QUESTION! Social media platforms all have their own USP (unique selling point) or feature. Maybe you are great at building a community in a facebook group, promoting yourself on your Facebook page, sharing a stunning image on Instagram, entertaining people with stories or educating people on YouTube. They all have something you need to be using to grow your social media reach. As of right now (May 2019) I have 6000 subscribers on YouTube and a very engaged active audience that likes to comment, reply and share my videos. If I can amplify their excitement and drive onto Twitter, Instagram and Facebook I can use that to get their friends, family, employees and bosses to see my content and subscribe themselves.... or better still, reach out and work with me as a client. Ok great... I've amplified that passion and I grow to 50,000 subscribers or even 100,000 but only ever make content and interact on YouTube? What happens if that social media platform dies or that account gets blocked or hacked? How will you reach that audience now? Weird analogy moment - If you ONLY play in one playing field and the next morning its ripped up and houses are built on it.... you'll have lost it all in the blink of an eye. But if you play in EVERY football pitch, sand box, and bouncy castle.... you'll always have new friends to play with. TWEET ME YOUR QUESTIONS USING #STARTCREATINGPODCAST - GET YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED ON THE PODCAST!! Need help is getting started on YouTube - Download my FREE 10 Tips For New YouTubers eBook - https://www.alanspicer.com/ebook Want more Alan Spicer in your life? - Check out my YouTube Channel - http://www.YouTube.com/AlanSpicer Suggested YouTube & Podcast Equipment - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ Looking to work with me? Sponsorship or Consulting - Alan@AlanSpicer.com 
30:14
May 28, 2019
From Teenage Wrestling Fan to Full Time Youtuber - My YouTube Life Story (Ep 001)
Everyone has a creation story, every business starts from day one and today in Episode 1 of the start creating podcast I share with you how being a HUGE pro wrestling fan led me to being a Full Time YouTuber 12+ years later. This is the first of hopefully many many more Start Creating Podcast episodes to come.  TWEET ME YOUR QUESTIONS USING #STARTCREATINGPODCAST - GET YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED ON THE PODCAST!! Need help is getting started on YouTube - Download my FREE 10 Tips For New YouTubers eBook - https://www.alanspicer.com/ebook Want more Alan Spicer in your life? - Check out my YouTube Channel - http://www.YouTube.com/AlanSpicer Suggested YouTube & Podcast Equipment - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ Looking to work with me? Sponsorship or Consulting - Alan@AlanSpicer.com  
31:27
May 23, 2019
Start Creating Podcast - Trailer
We are just getting ready to launch the Start Creating Podcast! A weekly (hopefully) podcast dedicated to all things social media. Hosted by YOUR YouTube Certified Expert, Alan Spicer. Check out http://www.youtube.com/AlanSpicer for more helpful YouTube tips and tricks.  TWEET ME YOUR QUESTIONS USING #STARTCREATINGPODCAST - GET YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED ON THE PODCAST!! Need help is getting started on YouTube - Download my FREE 10 Tips For New YouTubers eBook - https://www.alanspicer.com/ebook Want more Alan Spicer in your life? - Check out my YouTube Channel - http://www.YouTube.com/AlanSpicer Suggested YouTube & Podcast Equipment - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ Looking to work with me? Sponsorship or Consulting - Alan@AlanSpicer.com  
00:47
May 17, 2019
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