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Rebranding a YouTube Channel: Pros, Cons, and How-Tos

As of January 2024, my Money@30 YouTube channel is no more. Okay, so the channel I've worked for years to build up and make profitable hasn't really gone away — it just has a new name. Earlier this year, I decided to rebrand it from Money@30 (matching this site, of...
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What I Learned From Making YouTube Shorts for 30 Days in a Row

Last fall, I wrote about my experience making my very first YouTube Short. After crafting those initial few Shorts, I largely gave up on the format for whatever reason. But, when fellow creator Jeff Rose suggested a 30 Day Shorts Challenge, I decided to take him up on the idea....
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A Look at the YouTube Creator Music Platform for Song Licensing

Have you ever posted a YouTube video and then looked at your dashboard to discover that your content had been claimed due to a song you used? In some cases, these situations could mean that the copyright holder of a song you used would suddenly get part (or all) of...
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Envato Elements Review: How Does the Stock Asset Option Stack Up?

A few years ago, I discovered that incorporating stock footage into my YouTube videos made my job as video editor much easier while also adding more energy to my finished product. When I first started with stock video, I had a subscription to what was then known as Videoblocks and...
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YouTube Shorts: Creating My First Short and What I Learned

Over the course of the five years that I've been publishing content on YouTube, the platform has seen a number of changes. Yet, what is perhaps the biggest update to the site arrived stateside last year with the introduction of YouTube Shorts. Even more recently, the offering made headlines (including...

Stock Video Footage: Pros, Cons, and Options for YouTube Creators

This may shock you, but not everything you see on YouTube is 100% produced by the creator uploading the video ;)  Instead, in some cases, they may be using what's called "stock footage" to accompany their talking head clips or voiceover. So where do these creators find such clips —...
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4 Tools That Could Help "Level Up" Your YouTube Game

Amazingly, it's now been just over five years since I uploaded my first YouTube video. What's more, as I just learned by happenstance, I've apparently uploaded 200 videos to my channel. As you can probably imagine, since that first video, a lot has changed. Beyond changes to my scripting, structure,...
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How I Create My Video Reviews for YouTube

Let me cut to the chase: this week, my YouTube channel officially surpassed 10,000 subscribers. This is something I never really expected when I launched my channel a few years back and, while I'm not one to wrap my self-worth up in such metrics, I am incredibly proud of this...
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YouTuber Brand Deals: My First Sponsored Video Experience

A couple of months ago, I reached what I think is a YouTuber milestone: I completed my first brand deal. Okay, "brand deal" sounds very influencer-y, but I did make my first sponsored video. Previously, I'd made a handful of videos about products or services I'd received for free (but...
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Cameras for YouTube (2021): What I Bought and Why

It's hard to believe that I've now been creating YouTube videos for more than four years. What's even crazier is that my channel has garnered more than 1.6 million views in that time! I share this not to brag but because I honestly just learned this information. Since starting my...
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Storyblocks Video (Videoblocks) Review: An Affordable Stock Footage Option?

When I started creating videos for YouTube, I quickly fell into a format that finds me on camera to introduce a section while filling out the rest with images and clips. While this has worked well for my app reviews and other finance topics overall, there are some limitations —...
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YouTube Studio in 2021: The Latest Upload Process Updates for Creators

Just over one year ago, I wrote a post detailing some of the changes YouTube had been making to its YouTube Studio platform and how these adjustments impacted creators. Since then, the site has continued to make updates — including some that have arrived in just the past couple of...
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