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TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE – #STARTCREATINGPODCAST 008

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.

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MAKE CONTENT THAT YOU LOVE – #STARTCREATINGPODCAST 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.

You can find the main #podcast page here – https://anchor.fm/startcreatingpodcast

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HOW TO GET 6000 SUBSCRIBERS IN LESS THAN 2 YEARS – #STARTCREATINGPODCAST EP 003

HOW TO GET 6000 SUBSCRIBERS IN LESS THAN 2 YEARS // 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.

You can find the main #podcast page here – https://anchor.fm/startcreatingpodcast

But also available on….
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

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GROW ON MULTIPLE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS – #STARTCREATINGPODCAST EP 002

GROW ON MULTIPLE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS – #STARTCREATINGPODCAST 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.
You can find the main page here – https://anchor.fm/startcreatingpodcast
But also available on….
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
❓ ASK ME A QUESTION – https://m.me/AlanSpicerYouTube?ref=w6094971

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From Teenage Wrestling Fan to Full Time YouTube – Start Creating Podcast (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!!

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