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No More Lone Wolf! My Journey to Find a Youtube Mentor

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by lucrative_92, May 16, 2017.

  1. lucrative_92

    lucrative_92 Newbie

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    Aristotle & Alexander the Great
    If you wanted to make BANK in the next couple of years with your life depending on it, would you try and do it yourself?
    Or would you piggyback off of somebody who can take you there?

    I've experimented with everything in IM for the past 1.5 years and learned a whole lot. However, I'm getting tired of spinning my wheels and not having any good tangible results. I'm going to refocus my energy on finding a good mentor to team up with -- somebody who is already making money or has a lot of traffic.

    I now believe that Youtube & social media marketing is the place to be. Making niche websites is outdated. Ecommerce has too many hangups.

    I have a sweet new PC with good hardware specs and a comfortable workspace.
    I want to focus on Special Effects using Adobe After Effects. I have a new computer with enough processing power
    to handle the software.



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    General Goals
    1. Find smaller youtube mentors with 5 - 20k subs and work my way up to larger mentors
    2. Learn their process on creating content and getting traffic
    3. Give value to mentor
    4. Learn their process so I can later teach the process


    Immediate Goals

    1. Make a list of 10 possible mentors
    A. Search youtube channels
    B. Find people on Reddit.
    2. Expand my portfolio of my own videos to demonstrate my skills (based around the content of mentors)


     
  2. UnluckyGuy

    UnluckyGuy Registered Member

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    Good luck. You may want to put some thought into your monetization, because youtube adsense revenue is really low these days, even for the big guys.
    But there are many many ways to make money out of youtube.
     
  3. lucrative_92

    lucrative_92 Newbie

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    Thanks! Adsense isn't what I'm going for, btw. I want to be able to make a free course and then a paid course for video effects & how to advertise vids to go viral.
     
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    Good luck OP
     
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    interesting, bro.
    good luck with your journey.
     
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  7. lucrative_92

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    I've been working on my vids to use as my portfolio. I have one youtube video that has almost 8000 views gained in a total of 2 days:

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    I found a reddit gif and I added special effects to it, and uploaded it to youtube. Besides the SEO used, I tracked down a Russian website that posted the my video link--hence all the quick views for a 13 second video haha.

    I also made a reddit gif post (for a different clip) that got 12.3k views. I forgot to brand that gif with a watermark for my youtube logo.

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    Additionally, made an instagram and facebook page to brand all my stuff.
     
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  8. ABCman

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    Hey Lucrative,

    I have over 100,000 youtube subscribers and I would be happy to mentor you.

    Shoot me a pm.
     
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  9. MakeGreenM8

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    Looks like you've got two possible mentors by posting this thread already OP. Sometimes it is as simple as asking to get what you want.

    I've found people will answer your questions if they are specific, directly actionable and demonstrate you've already been doing something. It displays that you are a potentially worthwhile connection for their future. Then you keep asking and helping them with little things. Before you know it you have a mentor of sorts.
     
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  10. lucrative_92

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    Wow thanks man. I'll pm. I don't have much going on yet so it might be premature for me to ask for help, but I'll keep in touch!
     
  11. lucrative_92

    lucrative_92 Newbie

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    Solid advice. +1