Would love to hear your honest thoughts on the membership options…especially if something doesn’t make sense or looks off. You can message me if you find something like that.
WHAT YOU CAN GET WITH A MEMBERSHIP:
*Stickers, coffee mugs, t-shirts (at no extra cost depending on membership level starting at $2/month)
**Behind the Scenes updates and member posts. (a lot of the stuff doesn’t make it past my editors cuts…)
***Episode Travel Guides! (particularly proud of this one) These are interactive maps that can take you to the locations we filmed at. These took (and will take) a lot of work so access depends on membership level….BUT THE FIRST 5 ARE FREE.
Even more surprising we were able to monetize in barely 4 months!
To be honest…our 10th video on that channel got “picked up by the algorithm” and that got us to the required 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time required. It took me a little while to get in to the YouTube partner program so we have only technically been monetized since July/August timeframe.
Why Start a Podcast?
I was listening to the YouTube Creator’s Hub Podcast a couple weeks ago and Dusty Porter, the host, had a guest on that is big in the podcast industry and he was talking about how those who run a YouTube channel already have everything it takes to podcast.
They understand audio, storytelling, and the digital medium. And it’s a lot less work to produce a 20-30 minute podcast than it is to make a good video of the same length. (trust me…as someone who makes 12-15 minute videos every week…podcasting is WAY easier)
So this podcast fit right in line with what we are trying to do with the Walk With History YouTube channel…but in a different medium.
We have already done the research (as our podcasts will be in depth looks at our videos)
Barrier to entry is VERY low for podcasting
Audio is the focus…which I’d say is a bit easier than video
Podcasting is only going to grow and not even close to saturated right now
Pretty exciting huh?
Curious on how to start a Podcast or YouTube channel?
Drop me a comment below! I’d be excited to write more about everything I have learned. 😁
Remember how I wrote about this brand new music service (Uppbeat) that has royalty music for places like YouTube? Well one of the things I wrote there was that I had applied for their sponsorship program to see if I could get a free year of premium from them.
Well to my great surprise they said yes! They agreed to give me a year of Premium if I made a video talking about the service. I actually had some fun making this video…even though I think it could have been 3 minutes vice 5 min (they required 5 minutes).
I guess you never know what you will get unless you ask!
So far, it’s a pretty great site for what you can get for free and for how inexpensive the premium price is.
I’ve found that their way of keeping copyright strikes off a video doesn’t work smoothly just yet…but if you dispute it, it gets cleared pretty quickly. (I can tell they’re sprinting to smooth things out and add features right now)
They haven’t approved my affiliate request with them yet. But you should check them out anyways…especially if you are always on the hunt for royalty free music for videos.
I wish this site had been around when I started my YouTube channel a couple years back…would have saved me hours of searching for good, free music.
Peter McKinnon actually watched this video and loved it so much he made his own reaction video to it…
If you follow Peter, or YouTubers like him, then you should ABSOLUTELY go and subscribe to Sam Newton. I would describe his as a sort of Jon Stewart of YouTubers…a YouTuber poking fun at the clichés of being a YouTuber. However, his skill level with his videos and storytelling is easily on par with the big names.