The qualitative difference between social media sites for small business growth

There is a qualitative difference between social media sites when you are looking to generate leads and clients. My experience is that YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn are the best sites when it comes to lead and client generation. I have grown a massive following in a short space of time on TikTok but the platform… Continue reading The qualitative difference between social media sites for small business growth

2,000,000 views on my YouTube channel

2,000,000 views. I was chuffed to receive notification from YouTube that my little YouTube channel had now reached a milestone of 2 million views of my videos. When I started the channel back in 2011, I never thought about 2 million views, or any other milestone like that. It has been easily one of the… Continue reading 2,000,000 views on my YouTube channel

I reached 14,002 YouTube subscribers yesterday

I am chuffed that I have now reached 14,002 YouTube subscribers on my YouTube channel. You might, if you did not know better, see this as some sort of vanity metric. Something with which to stroke the ego. But I know the value and power of YouTube for my business. I have seen it repeatedly… Continue reading I reached 14,002 YouTube subscribers yesterday

Why I won’t be starting a podcast

Podcasts and podcasting are all the rage nowadays. But I won’t be starting one, even though I have been requested to do so by subscribers to my YouTube channel. One of the big advantages of podcasting is the ease with which you can set one up. At a minimum you could actually create one with… Continue reading Why I won’t be starting a podcast

My YouTube comments publishing dilemma-publish everything or censor?

I never expected my YouTube channel would give me a glimpse into a particular type of world: the world of conspiracies, misinformation, disinformation, far right activity, straightforward lies, delusion, and more. But that is what has happened. I see it in the comments section of certain videos which appear to attract commenters with a degree… Continue reading My YouTube comments publishing dilemma-publish everything or censor?

10,000 YouTube subscribers-was it worth it? What have I gained?

10,000 YouTube subscribers. It’s hard to believe. I received notification in the early hours this morning that I had reached 10,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel. It is especially difficult to believe,  when I look back to the first video I uploaded to YouTube. That was on St. Patrick’s day, 2011, nearly ten years ago.… Continue reading 10,000 YouTube subscribers-was it worth it? What have I gained?

Why I Am Ignoring the Findings of My Own Poll Results

I am ignoring the findings of my own poll, carried out on my YouTube channel, and am catering for the minority view, not the majority. The easiest thing to do is to follow the majority, do the popular thing, take the path of least resistance, and cater for the masses. I polled my YouTube subscribers… Continue reading Why I Am Ignoring the Findings of My Own Poll Results

Live Streams on YouTube-My Observations on My 1st Two Live Streams

I did my first YouTube live stream at the weekend just passed, on Easter Monday at 12 noon. I have previously written about doing my first live stream but that one did not actually feature me, and I was not on camera at all. It was just a test or dry run to see how… Continue reading Live Streams on YouTube-My Observations on My 1st Two Live Streams

I Did My First YouTube Live Stream This Morning

I did my first YouTube Live Stream this morning, Easter Sunday 12 April 2020. It is something that I have begun to turn over in my mind, lately, because I think it has great potential from a business perspective. But this morning I just turned the camera on and set it up on a little… Continue reading I Did My First YouTube Live Stream This Morning

Why I Won’t Be Seeking Perfection With My Videos

Listened to a podcast this morning about how to get your videos discovered on YouTube. It was an excellent look into how you can improve the likelihood of having your videos featured more by YouTube. This will depend on the length of time your video is watched by viewers, expressed as a percentage of the… Continue reading Why I Won’t Be Seeking Perfection With My Videos