Start Creating Podcast

Start Creating Podcast

By Alan Spicer
YouTube Growth, Business Tips and Growing as an Entrepreneur - Helping you grow your brand on all social media from YouTube to Instagram. In this podcast UK Based YouTube Certified Expert Alan Spicer shares the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, offering advice based on personal experiences, failures and successes that rocked his personal and business development over the years.

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Get More Views on YouTube in 15 Seconds (ep 053)
A quick tip to answer how to get more views on YouTube in 15 Seconds. This trick will not only get you more video views but increase engagement and get you more subscribers on YouTube as well. The hook to your video is important to make people curious but also let them know you will deliver on what your title and thumbnail is promising the viewer. How To Get More Views? - The first 15 seconds of your video is the time you have to reassure your viewer that they will get what they expected from the video thumbnail or title. This might be the answer to a question, some action, or in my case normally a youtube tutorial showing them something that could get them more subscribers, add an end screen or do something cool with a youtube feature. If you can master the first 15 seconds of your video you will increase overall watch time, get more views for longer and that can also convert into more subscribers in the long run. Get more views fast but then keep them learn how to hook viewers and they will engage with you.
04:40
August 12, 2020
How To Monetize A Facebook Group (ep 052)
Need help to monetize a facebook group page? Did you know you can make money from your facebook group? Facebook has their own monetization system hidden in the facebook creator studio for pages but groups you have to be a little smarter. To make money with a facebook group you need to interact with the group itself, affiliate links, mailing lists and digital products. Today I am going to deep dive into what you can do to monetize your facebook page without adverts. How To Make Money with A Facebook Group Page - How To Monetize Your Facebook Group - How To Monetize Facebook Groups 2020 📌 75+ YouTube Thumbnail Templates for £15 - https://alanspicer.com/thumbnails Did you know you can monetize facebook pages? you can monetize facebook videos, add facebook video advert breaks and share income with facebook brand deals - https://youtu.be/RJD-DoYx74s
09:53
August 5, 2020
50+ YouTube Tips for Small YouTubers in 53 Minutes (ep 051)
YouTube Tips for Small Youtubers overload! How To Make Thumbnails? Do tags matter? Should I monetize my videos? How To grow on youtube and more. Today I sit down with @How To 9 X Your Social Media - Simon Scholes and talk all things YouTube. Simon is an OG YouTuber who has been on the platform for many years and was around when I first ventured onto YouTube in 2012(ish). Simon is a social media coach, voice over king, semi daily vlogger, father of a squeeky human, hater of postal stuff workers and publish author. Go check out SImon's channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/STOPJABBAINGON 
54:15
July 29, 2020
Too Scared To Be On Camera? (ep 050)
Too shy to be on camera? Not comfortable on camera? Not started a channel because you don't want to be seen on camera? Worried that you'll look silly? Its all in your head! The best way to get comfortable on camera is to be on camera!! Today is a clip of a coaching call I had with my client Samira Alexander. For years she has run a success for business but a fear for showing her face on camera. Before now all her videos have been overlays, meditations or camera down tutorials. In this clip I finally convince her that the power to be on camera is in her hands, and she needs to just do it! Maybe its a confidence thing? Looking to learn how to be more confident on camera? Looking to fight being camera shy? Being shy on camera is natural, all you need to learn is that you are in control of what is seen, edited and uploaded! WATCH NEXT 25 Channel Ideas without Showing Your Face - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5xJCzCkq1o How To Make Better Videos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj_VInbN318 We can grow together, We can learn together... Start Creating! Who Is Alan Spicer? - https://alanspicer.com/who-is-alan/
08:39
July 22, 2020
Start A YouTube Channel without Showing Your Face [25 Ideas] (ep 049)
How To Start A YouTube Channel without Showing Your Face 25 Ideas for people who want to start and grow a youtube channel but are still a little shy about being on camera. A vast majority of this videos b-roll came from StoryBlocks - great easy to use survive and very affordable - https://alanspicer.com/storyblocks Are you struggling to think of youtube channel ideas? To get started on YouTube you need to pick a niche and and if you dont want to show your face maybe these faceless youtube channel ideas can help you get started. We can grow together, We can learn together... Start Creating! Who Is Alan Spicer? - https://alanspicer.com/who-is-alan/
14:59
July 15, 2020
WHY? What is your WHY? (ep 048)
Why do you make YouTube videos? Why should people subscribe to you over anybody else? Why do you make the videos you do? Why sport, why not comedy? Why beauty, why not DIY? What makes you want to be a YouTuber. It is very import for you to figure out the WHY in your content. Did you start YouTube for the money? Are you hoping for YouTube Fame? Are you making videos to help people learn? Maybe you want to make people laugh. The WHY is important! I don't care if you are here for fame and money as long as you understand that is WHY you are here and you work towards that. If you are going to start a YouTube channel the WHY can be your guiding light and the reason to make content, even when no one has found you yet. We can grow together, We can learn together... Start Creating! Who Is Alan Spicer? - https://alanspicer.com/who-is-alan/
06:13
July 8, 2020
10 Working From Home Life Hacks (ep 047)
10 Work from home tips to make working from home in 2020 with remote working easier and more productive. When i started I needed tips for working from home to fight off boredom and distractions so here are some working from home tips to make sure you get the most out of your time and to master your work - wfh. Need a more in-depth guide to working from home, including direct examples and tips? Check out my blog - https://alanspicer.com/how-to-work-from-home-for-beginners-10-life-changing-tips/ We can grow together, We can learn together... Start Creating! Who Is Alan Spicer? - https://alanspicer.com/who-is-alan/
09:29
July 1, 2020
How To Work From Home for Beginners (20 Tips) - (ep 046)
It's time to work from home 2020. I work at home as freelancer working remotely from my own home. Work at home jobs are not as easy as some people think so here are my tips for people with work at home jobs 2020 and how to fine or make your own work from home jobs during this very testing time. Working at home online has been a real life line for me over the years. Being your own boss and keeping your own time comes with its own pitfalls. Today I am going to share with you my productivity tips for working from home as a freelancer entrepreneur or while on lockdown. It's time for some working from home tips! We can grow together, We can learn together... Start Creating! Who Is Alan Spicer? - https://alanspicer.com/who-is-alan/
23:50
June 24, 2020
Passive Income for Beginners - $5000 in 12 Months (ep 045)
Smart Passive Income Tips that helped me makeover $5000 in "passive income" with affiliate links, marketing, advertising and more in the last 12 months. These smart money tactics can help you make money online with affiliate marketing 2020. Easy money and passive income 2020 is a lie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSC1Dp6Qrfk - I even made a video to rant about how the idea of relaxing on the beach with a martini and your ipad is complete BS, BUT hard work and laying the foundations and build up an automated income that make residual income and helps you earn while you sleep. For more info on investing, dividend stocks, real estate and savings check out @Graham Stephan  and @Andrei Jikh  We can grow together, We can learn together... Start Creating! Who Is Alan Spicer? - https://alanspicer.com/who-is-alan/
13:36
June 17, 2020
Increase Your CPM Adsense Earnings on Youtube (ep 044)
How to increase your adsense cpm ads rate and earn more money on YouTube - YouTube adverts can earn you a little extra money on the side, but did you know it can be affected by what you talk about, how many adverts you show and what niche you are in?!  How To Improve YouTube CPM Rate and Make More Money on YouTube Adsense 1 - Evaluate your existing videos - Dive into your channel analytics and look at what currently gets you your best CPM (cost per thousand views). This will help you understand what topics on youtube channel make you the best money and attract the best adverts. You can then double down on those topics, making more of them to boost overall CPM income. 2 -  Make Longer Videos - You can boost your video CPM by adding more adverts into longer videos. Videos over 10 minutes long on YouTube can have adverts at the start, the end and as many as you want in the middle called "mid-rolls". These can help multiply the money you can make from a single video. Imagine you get $5 per 1000 views for 1 advert and you add 4 more, that is 5x$5 so $25 per 1000 views, a huge jump in CPM rate. 3 - Difference Niches Have Different CPM Rates - This is a lesson I learnt myself the hard way. You could have an entertainment channel with a broad audience getting millions of views but if your niche is not advertiser friendly, or is too broad it might have a hugely negative effect on the overall CPM of your content. However, if you target set niches you can boost your income. Business, Money, Entrepreneurship, Real Estate and other "high end" niches attract higher paid adverts and therefore higher CPMs. Kids content, pranks, jokes, etc offer a wider reach but normally means easier to buy ads against as there are so many people making that content and less valuable transactions connected to it. 4 - Stop Swearing! - Yes this myth is true! YouTube will listen and transcribe your content and there is statistics that show your channel and video income can and will be negatively affected by cussing/swearing. When advertisers select what channel "buckets" they want to spend money on, you swearing might make you "less desirable" vs someone who has identical content with more family friendly language in their videos. 5 - Make Money Blogging - If you have your content why not blog those videos onto a website and link that to adsense to maximise the income. I have 500ish videos on my channel and over time I have been slowly adding them to my website blog. This can help build search traffic, drive more people to the video and your channel but also gives you a chance to serve more adverts to the viewers. This means not only can you get in-video adverts but banner ads as well.
09:38
April 7, 2020
Why You NEED To Work for FREE!! (RANT) (ep 043)
Should I Work For FREE? Can working for free to grow a business work? Never work for free? Or can working for free be your side hustle? I am a firm believer that working for free can be the key to your future and a great way to start a business but you need to understand its a long term game not a short term play for leverage.
08:53
March 31, 2020
The ONLY Things You Need To Start A YouTube Channel (ep 042)
What things do you need to start a YouTube channel? Many people ask me how do i get started on YouTube? How do I start a YouTube channel in 2020? And I always tell them it's not about the expensive cameras and silly music or drones, it's all about the heart, passion and sometimes just a mobile phone.
10:19
March 24, 2020
10x Your Income With This ONE SIMPLE TRICK (ep 041)
Increase your income, boost cash flow and earn more money by just changing your mindset. Today I share How I 10X Income in my business by changing from hourly rate to set fee and then simply focused on getting better at my job. How To 10X Your Income - Earn More Money By Being More Efficient At Your Job When I first started in business many many moons ago I, like many of us, strived to break out of the bog standard 9 to 5 and become my own boss. I had an idea for web development and I knew I could sell but I fell into the very common mistake of pricing my work per hour rather than per project. Most people you will know have a standard clock in clock out job and they will be paid an hourly rate or salaried based on that rate. This means if you truly give 110% effort you are under valuing yourself and your potential income. Let say you say to a client you will charge them £5 per hour to make a product (could be anything - a spreadsheet, clean their house, build a teddy bear) and it takes you 2 hours, thats £10. But after 5 years of doing your job you are now and expert and can make the same bear in just half an hour... you have now short changed yourself by being too good at you job and you've earnt £2.50. Now let us try it another way - You say upfront the task will be £10. This in the first few years it does take you 2 hours to complete your goal, you have earned £5 per hour and you're happy. As the years go on you are now better at your job and can do the same task in 30 mins - now you still have £10 and the potential to make/do another 3 tasks at the same fee. Your skill, your time and your expertise has effectively given you a pay rise!  
07:03
March 17, 2020
How To Make ANYTHING Into A Business (ep 040)
(Your YouTube Side Hustle) Make your job your side hustle - Business - Its something I am amazing that many people miss, the ability to take their skills and make it into their very own side hustle by simply teaching people your job on YouTube full time! How To Start A Business - Go Full Time on YouTube. If you love your job you have the advantage that you will have already done the hard work to get better at your job. You will learn new skills, go on training courses and install knowledge in your head that others wishing to get into your industry will want to learn too. This is your chance to open a YouTube channel and teach people those skills one video at a time - make yourself the expert! 
09:23
March 10, 2020
Is VidCon London Worth It? Should You Goto To Conferences? (ep 039)
Is VidCon Worth It? Is VidCon Worth The Money? - I was invited to @VidCon London with @vidIQ - an eye opening experience that has helped me understand what I have actually been doing for the last 8 years of my life and reassuring me that there is a very large family of people that love online video as much as I do. I made sure to vlog the event so i could imortalise the wonder and awe of my first conference and I wanted to share it with you too - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKWo0GVankM&list=PL09mwoOn57VRluKGu0eCPglbIRSTP8Vm3 Side note - I would like to thank the @vidIQ team I worked directly with (Liza, Liron, Rob, Ilya) for the amazing experience, the friends, the food, the brain melting moments - and I would like to thank @Derral Eves Hank Green (@hankschannel @vlogbrothers) and Luke Owen @WrestleTalk 
11:37
March 5, 2020
Passive Income is a LIE (BUT) - (Ep 038)
Passive Income in 2020, Passive Income meaning lazy money does not exists yet it is a holy grail for some people. Make money online, passive income from youtube, and passive income from investments are the great get rich quick schemes of the internet generation but I am here to tell you honestly that PASSIVE INCOME IS A LIE. Make A Passive Income Online in 2020 - With HARD WORK! The only true "passive income business" has been seeded by hard work for years as you build up a client base or a product back catalogue. The true passive income has a foundation of 10-25 years solid graft, investing in businesses, skills, services and customer care. There is no silver bullet out there that will take you from your living room sofa to a villa in the maldives within 28 days. ► 9 Steps To Starting Your Own Business - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbPZOjIiSlU ► How I Made YouTube My Full Time Job in 3 Years - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2PH55x0X-g ► The BRUTAL Truth About YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qTmeXzmb68
09:24
February 18, 2020
The BRUTAL TRUTH about YouTube (ep 037)
There is a truth about youtube that many people might not understand. They look at the high flyers on the platform and assume it's an easy climb to easy money with no dedication. Many people still shrug their shoulders "YouTube isn't a real job" because they are not aware of the hard work it takes to carve out a little community for your own personal channel. Today I sit down and get honest and raw with you - sharing my experience of the rollercoaster that with YouTuber life. ► 5 SImple Tips To Better Videos - https://youtu.be/VhFdeot938E ► 10X Your Views with Trends - https://youtu.be/45RAOA-xLzw ► Make CLICKABLE TITLES Every Time - https://youtu.be/-q3mgkMslN0
11:15
February 11, 2020
5 LIFE CHANGING Reasons To Have A Side Hustle (ep 036)
Side Hustle can be your motivation, having an online side hustle in 2020 could be the light at the end of the tunnel for your 9-5 job or could be your future plans backup plans waiting for when you need them. Side Hustle ideas in 2020 could be your next business. I made my side hustle into a full time business and there are 5 LIFE CHANGING reasons why I think its good for YOU to have your very own side hustle for 2020. MORE BUSINESS VIDEOS FOR YOU ► How To Start A Business in 2020 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhFdeot938E ► 5 BUSINESS MISTAKES I Learned A Lot From - https://youtu.be/ni5dUudmR8w ► HOW I made YOUTUBE my FULL TIME JOB - https://youtu.be/d2PH55x0X-g
06:41
February 4, 2020
How To Start A Business Online in 2020 - 9 Steps (ep 035)
Step by Step Guide to Starting A Business Online in 2020, it might sound like a daunting task so today's video is dedicated to the 9 Steps i took to Start My YouTube Business over the last years. From side hustle to how to start a business in just 3 years, and you can do it too. My 5 BUSINESS MISTAKES - https://youtu.be/ni5dUudmR8w I Made YouTube My FULL TIME JOB in 3 Years - https://youtu.be/d2PH55x0X-g Get A FREE AUDIOBOOK of YOUR CHOICE - https://tinyurl.com/y4xfnxet I'm going to be reading a lot more in 2020 starting with @GaryVee Crush It (https://amzn.to/2sokRFH) and Crushing It (https://amzn.to/37nuByM) then pouring more into my head over the year. I want to try and read 50+ books/audiobooks using audible, I will also be revisiting John Green's (https://amzn.to/39ty14W) books in 2020 as well - if you want a free trial goto https://tinyurl.com/y4xfnxet #AlanSpicer #StartCreating #Business #Entrepreneurship #GaryVeeChallenge #YouTubeCertified #YouTubeTips #YouTubeTutorials #Tutorials #YouTube #FAQs #YouTuberProblems #HowTo #Education #Learning #Help
22:03
January 28, 2020
EXPLODE Channel Views with TRENDING TOPICS (ep 034)
To get more views on YouTube can seem like a hard task but if you chase trending topics it can 10X Your Channels Views and growth as long as you know how to follow up afterwards. Today I share with you proof that trending topical videos and offer rapid growth to grow a channel fast on YouTube and all you need to do is make sure you are prepared to react once the trend kicks in. How To Grow on YouTube with Topical Trends and News Katie Price Bankrupt, how is Katie Price's Bankruptcy going to get you views? YouTube is all about great content at the right time. Sometimes that time might be in 3 years time, so you need to make the content evergreen, like tutorials. But sometimes the content that will help you grow your channel and get more views is topical, trending news happening RIGHT NOW and you need to jump on it and make sure you get as much juice out of it as possible to grow your channels baseline.
08:32
January 21, 2020
My 5 BIGGEST MISTAKES in Business - Learn From My Fuck Ups! (ep 033)
5 MISTAKES In Business I Wish I'd Learnt From Sooner // Starting and growing a business has its up and downs I have learnt a lot from my business mistakes. In today's video I want to share with you the 5 lessons i learnt from my biggest mistakes over the years. How I Made YouTube My Full Time Job - https://youtu.be/d2PH55x0X-g I'm going to be reading a lot more starting with @GaryVee Crush It (https://amzn.to/2sokRFH) and Crushing It (https://amzn.to/37nuByM) then pouring more into my head over the year. I want to try and read 50+ books/audiobooks using audible, I will also be revisiting John Green's (https://amzn.to/39ty14W) books in 2020 as well - if you want a free trial goto https://tinyurl.com/y4xfnxet
10:28
January 14, 2020
How I Made YouTube My FULL TIME Job - From ZERO to FULL TIME in 3 Years (Ep 032)
Going full time on YouTube is the dream of many creators. Some see YouTube as a goldmine, a get rich quick scheme that anyone can easily jump on and build a brand or business. But sensible people understand that is takes time, effort, luck and A LOT of hard work to make YouTube a Full Time job. In today's video I share with you the last 3-4 years and tell you the steps I took to go from 0 subscribers to being Full Time YouTuber and business owner in 2020. Want to hear more on how I started? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9orTPdI_mA How To Go Full Time on YouTube with 3K Subs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkFPkIuBgPI
17:25
January 7, 2020
Cancel Culture and Social Media (ep 031)
My thoughts on cancel culture.
14:40
December 25, 2019
Your 2020 Hitlist (ep 030)
Do you have a Hitlist?
09:04
December 18, 2019
2019 Has Many Life Lessons For Us All & 2020 YouTube Predications (ep 029)
2019 YouTube Rewind for Content Creators - As the year comes to an end I wanted to Rewind YouTube in 2019 and relive the news, drama and issues that affected YouTube creators and throw out my predictions for 2020 - in a very waffling, ramble of a video!/podcast. #AlanSpicer #YouTubeRewind #YouTubeRewind2019 #StartCreating #YouTubeCertified #YouTubeTips #YouTubeTutorials #Tutorials #YouTube #FAQs #YouTuberProblems #HowTo #Education #Learning #Help DONATION LINK - https://streamlabs.com/alanspicer ► SUBSCRIBE FOR REGULAR YOUTUBE TIPS & TRICKS - https://goo.gl/oeZvZr ◄ ❤️ WATCH MY LATEST VIDEO - https://goo.gl/VfchGc 🔴 Listen To The Start Creating Podcast - https://anchor.fm/startcreatingpodcast ❓ ASK ME A QUESTION - https://m.me/AlanSpicerYouTube?ref=w6094971
34:07
December 11, 2019
COPPA Is Coming For You?! YouTube vs COPPA and 2020 (ep 028)
YouTube COPPA Explained! COPPA Questions? Need help with all this scary news and rules. Today I answer all your FTC YouTube and COPPA questions in a COPPA Questions Q&A. Dont get caught out, get the COPPA 2020 Law Explained.   COPPA FTC - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW PLAYLIST - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mBdrycdPvc&list=PL09mwoOn57VSeRgkmPhs86n44i3LGs7Qk
11:38
December 4, 2019
A Trip Down Memory Lane (ep 027)
This week I have travelled to see my mum for her Birthday in Kent. With this trip I also wanted to take a trip through my childhood town and relive those bitter sweet memories.
14:16
November 26, 2019
How I Got 10K Subscribers (ep 026)
How To Get 10000 Subscribers on YouTube 2020 - You can get youtube subscribers 2020 by doubling down on what already works for you and amplifying your content. It took me just over 29 months to start a youtube channel and grow it to 10K subs. Today I share with you how I did that and add some juice tips as well. How I Got 3000 Subscribers Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hacl0GWbtzw&list=PL09mwoOn57VRSFdvQgLKPW06hZsVis7fN How To Make Better Videos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P562Ocixvac&list=PL09mwoOn57VRrhPIsJd3oQM7SPgmP8ZtK How To Use A/B Thumbnail Testing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2X5s2rEYzw How To Get TubeBuddy for FREE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3o2uoE2Jdw ADD Subtitles FAST - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8F3IQJ5F0s Adobe Premiere Editing Tips - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P562Ocixvac&list=PL09mwoOn57VSfykp0UVMIc1b7Mxts2Ixa #AlanSpicer #StartCreating #YouTubeCertified #YouTubeTips #YouTubeTutorials #Tutorials #YouTube #FAQs #YouTuberProblems #HowTo #Education #Learning #Help #HowToGetSubscribers #Subscribers #GetSubscribers #YouTubeSubscribers ► SUBSCRIBE FOR REGULAR YOUTUBE TIPS & TRICKS - https://goo.gl/oeZvZr ◄ ❤️ WATCH MY LATEST VIDEO - https://goo.gl/VfchGc 🔴 Listen To The Start Creating Podcast - https://anchor.fm/startcreatingpodcast ❓ ASK ME A QUESTION - https://m.me/AlanSpicerYouTube?ref=w6094971 SUGGESTED PLAYLISTS ============================= ▶️ Top YouTube Hacks - https://goo.gl/uB89Ap ✅ How To Get More Subscribers - https://tinyurl.com/y5uzbqfs ▶️ How To Make Better Videos - https://tinyurl.com/y3uk5xqh ✅ How To Add End Screens To YouTube Videos - https://tinyurl.com/y5kunhv7 ▶️ Instagram Tips & Hack - https://goo.gl/Vi7pNc ✅ YouTube Tips 4K - https://tinyurl.com/y4sv6tkf ▶️ YouTube Motivational Rants - https://tinyurl.com/y4osqtnv IMPORTANT LINKS ============================= ✅ FREE YOUTUBE TIPS eBOOK/PDF - https://goo.gl/E1LC43 ▶️ SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ ✅ TUBEBUDDY - https://www.alanspicer.com/tubebuddy ▶️ PLACEIT - EASY YOUTUBE INTROS, END SCREENS & GRAPHICS - https://www.alanspicer.com/placeit ✅ GET ONE AUDIOBOOK FOR FREE FROM AUDIBLE - https://tinyurl.com/y4xfnxet  🔊 SUBTITLES - $10 FREE + QUICK, EASY CAPTIONING FROM REV - https://www.alanspicer.com/rev 🔴 YOUTUBE TIPS & YOUTUBER SUPPORT GROUP - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1887378077953745/  MY YOUTUBE SET UP ============================= ▶️ LIGHTING & BACK DROPS - https://amzn.to/2Hzr3N5 ✅ DAYLIGHT WHITE 5500K BULBS - https://amzn.to/2r1F0fO ▶️ 64GB MEMORY CARD - https://amzn.to/2I0YucB ✅ LOGITECH C920 1080P WEBCAM - https://amzn.to/2HyfvKi ▶️ RING LIGHT - https://amzn.to/2r61lsS ✅ BUDGET CAMERA - CANON 1300D - https://amzn.to/2r0YuBV ▶️ DREAM CAMERA - NIKON D3300 - https://amzn.to/2HZ9hnv 🔴 SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ We can grow together, We can learn together... Start Creating! ► THANKS FOR WATCHING PLEASE REMEMBER TO LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE -  https://goo.gl/oeZvZr ◄ Note - Some of my links will be affiliate marketing links. These links do not affect the price of the products or services referred to but may offer commissions that are used to help me to fund the free YouTube video tutorials on this channel - thank you for your support.
21:40
November 19, 2019
My Birthday Gift To You (ep 025)
Every year I like to set myself a goal to achieve for the next year for my birthday. A way to grow, learn skills and hold myself accountable for personal development. Now I want to give you that gift too.
15:20
November 12, 2019
Mental Health, Self Care and Instagram changes its Algorithms (ep 024)
Mental health and illness is not something you can catch like a cold. It takes some forgiveness, and self care to keep yourself healthy. Today I deep dive in to my past with depression and try to help you understand it’s ok to struggle, you are not alone. This week we also talk Instagram and it’s new algorithms. 🔴 Listen To The Start Creating Podcast - https://anchor.fm/startcreatingpodcast ❓ ASK ME A QUESTION - https://m.me/AlanSpicerYouTube?ref=w6094971 ▶️ SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ ► SUBSCRIBE FOR REGULAR YOUTUBE TIPS & TRICKS - https://goo.gl/oeZvZr ◄ ✅ FREE YOUTUBE TIPS eBOOK/PDF - https://goo.gl/E1LC43 ✅ TUBEBUDDY - https://www.alanspicer.com/tubebuddy ▶️ PLACEIT - EASY YOUTUBE INTROS, END SCREENS & GRAPHICS - https://www.alanspicer.com/placeit 🔊 SUBTITLES - $10 FREE + QUICK, EASY CAPTIONING FROM REV - https://www.alanspicer.com/rev LISTEN ON MOBILE ON YOUR FAVOURITE APP Apple iTunes Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/start-creating-podcast/id1464387178?uo=4 Google Podcasts - https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iNmQ4YjEwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/4p8OqNDnYh4KdXVlvErfYj Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/start-creating-podcast PocketCasts - https://pca.st/3ccY RadioRepublic - https://radiopublic.com/start-creating-podcast-WR91Xw Stitcher - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/start-creating-podcast THANKS FOR LISTENING - GO OUT THERE #STARTCREATING
27:39
November 5, 2019
Learn ANYTHING You Want for FREE (ep 023)
So many people overlook the greatest tool in mankind’s history - the internet. If you need to learn something, ANYTHING, it can be found on Google/YouTube. Need to develop your career? Google the info! 🔴 Listen To The Start Creating Podcast - https://anchor.fm/startcreatingpodcast ❓ ASK ME A QUESTION - https://m.me/AlanSpicerYouTube?ref=w6094971 ▶️ SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ ► SUBSCRIBE FOR REGULAR YOUTUBE TIPS & TRICKS - https://goo.gl/oeZvZr ◄ ✅ FREE YOUTUBE TIPS eBOOK/PDF - https://goo.gl/E1LC43 ✅ TUBEBUDDY - https://www.alanspicer.com/tubebuddy ▶️ PLACEIT - EASY YOUTUBE INTROS, END SCREENS & GRAPHICS - https://www.alanspicer.com/placeit 🔊 SUBTITLES - $10 FREE + QUICK, EASY CAPTIONING FROM REV - https://www.alanspicer.com/rev LISTEN ON MOBILE ON YOUR FAVOURITE APP Apple iTunes Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/start-creating-podcast/id1464387178?uo=4 Google Podcasts - https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iNmQ4YjEwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/4p8OqNDnYh4KdXVlvErfYj Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/start-creating-podcast PocketCasts - https://pca.st/3ccY RadioRepublic - https://radiopublic.com/start-creating-podcast-WR91Xw Stitcher - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/start-creating-podcast THANKS FOR LISTENING - GO OUT THERE #STARTCREATING
18:35
October 29, 2019
STOP Focusing on the NUMBERS - Grow on Social Media (ep 022)
Growing on social media can be hard but constantly staring at your numbers from hour to hour, day to day, week to week will drive you insane. Growth on YouTube just like any other social media platform comes in its peaks and troffs, its highs and lows. Some months you will make huge stride forward while other months you stay standing still or even lose ground - but that is completely normal. If you live your life by how many views, likes or shares you get on a daily basis then you will constantly be on the back foot. You need to look at it from the love of the creation side. You need to enjoy making the videos, blogs or pictures that you make. You need to full in love with the value you add to other peoples lives and enjoy the pursuit of making your content better. THIS is something you can control, you can light it better, write it better and work on improving the quality of the end product. Over time this will be reflected in the stats but you should not live by those as your guiding star. 🔴 Listen To The Start Creating Podcast - https://anchor.fm/startcreatingpodcast ❓ ASK ME A QUESTION - https://m.me/AlanSpicerYouTube?ref=w6094971 ▶️ SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ ► SUBSCRIBE FOR REGULAR YOUTUBE TIPS & TRICKS - https://goo.gl/oeZvZr ◄ ✅ FREE YOUTUBE TIPS eBOOK/PDF - https://goo.gl/E1LC43 ✅ TUBEBUDDY - https://www.alanspicer.com/tubebuddy ▶️ PLACEIT - EASY YOUTUBE INTROS, END SCREENS & GRAPHICS - https://www.alanspicer.com/placeit 🔊 SUBTITLES - $10 FREE + QUICK, EASY CAPTIONING FROM REV - https://www.alanspicer.com/rev LISTEN ON MOBILE ON YOUR FAVOURITE APP Apple iTunes Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/start-creating-podcast/id1464387178?uo=4 Google Podcasts - https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iNmQ4YjEwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/4p8OqNDnYh4KdXVlvErfYj Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/start-creating-podcast PocketCasts - https://pca.st/3ccY RadioRepublic - https://radiopublic.com/start-creating-podcast-WR91Xw Stitcher - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/start-creating-podcast THANKS FOR LISTENING - GO OUT THERE #STARTCREATING
31:12
October 22, 2019
Entertainment vs Education - Selfish vs SelfLESS Content (ep 021)
To grow on any social media network you need to be Entertaining or Educational. Even the most simple of viral videos either makes you laugh or teaches you something enough that you what to share it with a friend for some reason or another. That is the core of any successful media post. If you can pair entertainment or educational content with a SELFLESS foundation, then you have the recipe for true added value to your audience and something you can use to grow your brand, your business and build a community that will be there for you now and in the long haul. That is what I talk to you about today in the podcast. Also this week we deep dive into Facebook testing the removal of its Like feature just like they are testing with Instagram - and I tell you VERY directly why nobody cares about you or your channel. 🔴 Listen To The Start Creating Podcast - https://anchor.fm/startcreatingpodcast ❓ ASK ME A QUESTION - https://m.me/AlanSpicerYouTube?ref=w6094971 ▶️ SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ ► SUBSCRIBE FOR REGULAR YOUTUBE TIPS & TRICKS - https://goo.gl/oeZvZr ◄ ✅ FREE YOUTUBE TIPS eBOOK/PDF - https://goo.gl/E1LC43 ✅ TUBEBUDDY - https://www.alanspicer.com/tubebuddy ▶️ PLACEIT - EASY YOUTUBE INTROS, END SCREENS & GRAPHICS - https://www.alanspicer.com/placeit 🔊 SUBTITLES - $10 FREE + QUICK, EASY CAPTIONING FROM REV - https://www.alanspicer.com/rev LISTEN ON MOBILE ON YOUR FAVOURITE APP Apple iTunes Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/start-creating-podcast/id1464387178?uo=4 Google Podcasts - https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iNmQ4YjEwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/4p8OqNDnYh4KdXVlvErfYj Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/start-creating-podcast PocketCasts - https://pca.st/3ccY RadioRepublic - https://radiopublic.com/start-creating-podcast-WR91Xw Stitcher - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/start-creating-podcast THANKS FOR LISTENING - GO OUT THERE #STARTCREATING
31:18
October 15, 2019
School Isn't Everything - You Learn MORE in REAL LIFE (ep 020)
When I was at school I always tried my best and learnt what engaged me. The education system in the UK seems focused more on stats, success rates and jumping through hoops for schools rather than the understand a student has for the real world. Near the end of my main stream educational journey I lost my dad and with it my motivation to learn within a paint by numbers system. Very soon after a poor showing in my A levels I was invite to leave the Sixth Form college and I went on to find a job. It was only then that I realised how ill prepared school had made me for real life. The education system is great for the foundations of reading, writing, math, science, world history and giving you the tools understand how best you learn but for real life like money, taxes, mental health, negotiation, sales, motivation and more... it was severely lacking. Over the last 12/13 years I have been out of the educational bubble I have learnt so much more from living, trying and failing at life than I ever did jumping through the hoops that put in front of you at school. Now don't get me wrong, the educational system has its place. Some jobs NEED higher education for you to be able to enter the work force such as Teachers, Doctors, Science, technology and more but you should never seen it as a 100% blind lock that education = success because it doesn't. I failed my GCSE IT lessons through sheer boredom, I got an E in A Level IT - and yet I pay my bills and earn an okay wage from my skills learnt after school in Web Development, Social Media and Digital Media Consulting. You don't always have to mortgage your life to higher education in the hope of great life in the future. 🔴 Listen To The Start Creating Podcast - https://anchor.fm/startcreatingpodcast ❓ ASK ME A QUESTION - https://m.me/AlanSpicerYouTube?ref=w6094971 ▶️ SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT - https://goo.gl/GLMRbJ ► SUBSCRIBE FOR REGULAR YOUTUBE TIPS & TRICKS - https://goo.gl/oeZvZr ◄ ✅ FREE YOUTUBE TIPS eBOOK/PDF - https://goo.gl/E1LC43 ✅ TUBEBUDDY - https://www.alanspicer.com/tubebuddy ▶️ PLACEIT - EASY YOUTUBE INTROS, END SCREENS & GRAPHICS - https://www.alanspicer.com/placeit 🔊 SUBTITLES - $10 FREE + QUICK, EASY CAPTIONING FROM REV - https://www.alanspicer.com/rev LISTEN ON MOBILE ON YOUR FAVOURITE APP Apple iTunes Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/start-creating-podcast/id1464387178?uo=4 Google Podcasts - https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iNmQ4YjEwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/4p8OqNDnYh4KdXVlvErfYj Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/start-creating-podcast PocketCasts - https://pca.st/3ccY RadioRepublic - https://radiopublic.com/start-creating-podcast-WR91Xw Stitcher - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/start-creating-podcast THANKS FOR LISTENING - GO OUT THERE #STARTCREATING
23:33
October 8, 2019
How To Get 1 Million Views on YouTube (ep 019)
Everyone dreams of getting 1,000,000 views on YouTube but the reality isnt always a viral videos and a huge media career. Sometimes it's hundreds of videos, matching blogs, social media engagement and a lot of hard work. Today on the  podcast I talk to you about the grind to 1 Million YouTube views and how you can do it 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
19:03
October 1, 2019
How to Make Money On YouTube and Social Media (ep 018)
This week on the #StartCreatingPodcast we talk YouTube verifications, new laptops, my flu and How to make money online! 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
36:09
September 24, 2019
How To Go Viral on YouTube (ep 0017)
These days everyone is hoping for a quick fix to fame. Everyone is looking for that shortcut that will catapult them from their boring 9 to 5 grind into a YouTube, social media superstar that has products thrown at them for free, unlimited money, passive income from the fame and all because they uploaded 1 single video and went VIRAL! I'm sorry to burst your bubble but "going live" is not that easy, takes a lot of planning, even more luck and only truly lasts until people get bored of the content. You dont see the "Charlie Bit My Finger" boys doing world tours and rolling in money. Chris Crocker isnt on TV this morning still crying about the mistreatment of his favourite pop star Britney Spears.  The aim in itself is ludicrous and hugely subjective. If you have a channel with no videos, no social media reach, no advertising money and no other social media presence .... you will struggle to get your first 100 views let alone 100,000! If you have 100 videos and on average get 50 views per video, then a video that gets you 20K views over 6-8 months is you "going viral" for your baseline, and that wont make you millions. To go "viral" you need to do the leg work and build a foundation for success first, before you even stand a chance to stand out!  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
20:36
September 17, 2019
My Secret To Growing on YouTube - Make People Care About You (ep 0016)
The Secret To Growing on YouTube - I have been on YouTube for 7-8 years and for 2 1/2 of those years I have been making YouTube help tutorials and tips videos. I am about to hit 10K subscribers in the coming months and I have a secret that everyone can use to do the same. You have to make people care and offer them something worth their time. When growing on social media there are a few things to bare in mind, here is my secret formula. 1 - Lead with Value - Give them something they want. 2 - Slowly introduce personality. 3 - Be stubborn - Stick with your niche, keep going, keep investing and getting better. 4 - NEVER Give Up!
24:11
September 3, 2019
We Never Stop Learning - Life Is Non Stop Self Improvement (ep015)
The older I get the more I realise that life is a non stop opportunity to learn more about the world. In fact the older you get the more knowledge is forced into your head even if you wasn't looking to learn something new. Now I am not suggesting that you just lock yourself a way in a cave with only pot noodles and an xbox for company to avoid learning more... embrace then knowledge. I have learnt more about the world, myself, business and the inner workings of other peoples lives than I ever learnt from school or the education system. And what helped me learn so much... simply living. I can now appreciate how much my mum must've done for me when I was a little kid now that I have a step daughter of my own. All those late nights, middle of the night wake up calls. All those times she had to bite her tongue or fight the urge to slap me in the head for asking the same stupid question or doing the same thing i've been told not to do 1Million times. You learn by proxy that life wasn't truly the way you thought it was when you was young, in your teens or even then getting your first job. Now education doesn't have to come from living the patterns of life but can also come from expanding your bubble of knowledge. The more I learn, the move services I am able to offer my clients. When I first started my YouTube channel I was hoping to educate people via videos to grow their channel. I soon learned that I could also teach people 1 on 1 with reports and video calls. I learnt how to edit my videos better for clients which led to more clients wanting to work with me. Maybe you can see the cycle... even time a client asks me to learn something new, or I have to learn something to make something work... it becomes an asset and a skill I can add to my tool kit. Even this podcast was a lesson that I felt I was forced to learn - not in a bad way. I need to expand my brand and make it easier for people to find me. If its easier for you to listen to me on a podcast rather than a Youtube video, then I would be silly to shut you out and ignore your need. So, I learnt how to make podcasts and 15 weeks in... I am now making podcast for my clients.... a lesson that was very quickly and toolkit asset worth my time and money. Learning doesn't have to have an ROI of money - But if you do embrace the learning that life throws at you, you'll never be bored. 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
22:09
August 27, 2019
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 predict 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 (Ep 007)
Are you looking to Start A YouTube Channel? Maybe you wondering if a new YouTube channel could succeed. Starting A Successful YouTube Channel 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  
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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  
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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  
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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  
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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 
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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  
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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  
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