One thing that stops most peoples’ success online when creating an online business, is procrastination and finding every excuse under the sun to not get anything done.
However, this is what draws the line between the successors and the failures.
The ones getting out of a slump and putting in the action sees results for their efforts.
On the other hand, those that make excuses to not be productive live a mediocre life.
I’m here to teach you how to become a more productive YouTuber so you can finally start seeing the results you’re after.
1. Create a Daily Highlight
A daily highlight, in a nut shell, is the single most important thing that you want to get done today.
Mine is creating at least 1 article for my biggest blog.
Anything after that is a bonus, such as working out.
Having a daily highlight allows you to focus on the most important thing to get you closer to your goals.
I’ve been using this method for about 5 years (since I started an online business actually) and it’s worked wonders for me.
2. Enjoy the Process
Too many people forget that the journey is more rewarding than the destination.
This is almost always the case with everything in life.
Every time I’ve worked hard at something and seen the end result, it’s like “okay, this is great and I’ve worked so hard to get here, but what’s next”.
Then you have to chase new goals to enjoy the process again.
Don’t get me wrong, when you reach your destination it is an amazing feeling, but enjoying the process makes it that much better.
Plus it’s a lot easier to stick to something when you enjoy doing it.
3. Film Multiple Videos in One Sitting
This is a productivity hack that earned me $17,000 from my first blog.
I was a content-creating machine when I first started blogging, writing multiple articles at once and scheduling them throughout the week.
That way when I was too busy and had to skip a day or two, I had backups that would publish on autopilot.
You’re putting in the work now in case you can’t get to it later on.
Plus it’s a lot easier to keep momentum going than it is to find motivation.
And that brings me to my next point, tricking your mind.
4. Tell Yourself You’ll Only Do It For 20 Minutes
Anyone has 20 minutes free time, most people have hours each day of free time, but completely waste it scrolling through social media.
However, one of my biggest tips that gets me up and writing content for my blogs is telling myself that I’ll write 500 words today and that’s it.
Our natural instinct as human beings will kick in.
Humans like completing things, so writing 500 words turns to 1000, and before I know it I’ve completed the whole article.
This works for anything in life, even creating YouTube videos.
You can tell yourself you’ll work for 20 minutes, but momentum will kick in and you’d have completed an easy 1 – 2 hours.
5. Create a System You Can Stick To
A system can change your life completely.
A system is basically an outline of what you need to get done in order to reach your goals.
Day 1 – Sit down for a couple hours and film 4 videos
Day 2 – Edit 1 video, post it
Day 3 – Edit the 2nd video, schedule it for the end of the week
Day 4 – Edit the third video, schedule it for the beginning of next week
So on, and so forth. Anything along these lines is a life changing habit you need to adopt.
That’s just an example of a system you can create.
But as a YouTuber, you need to be posting at least 1 video per week for long-term growth.
It’s possible to become a sensation overnight, but the chances of that happening are incredibly slim.
You’re far more likely to gain success by creating consistent videos on a weekly basis and sticking it out for at least 2 years.
That is far better than trying to create something to go viral, because virality is a game of chance more than anything else.
6. Dedicate 1 Day a Week Researching Topic Ideas
I’ll tell you the one thing that stops me from writing on my blogs, and that is not having anything to write about.
That means I have to think of something without any of my creative juices flowing, which is going to take up even more time, time that could be used writing content!
So now I dedicate at least 1 day per week researching topic ideas, writing them down and coming back to that list when I’m about to write for the day.
Since I write at least 1 blog post per day, if I discover 14 topic ideas, I’m set for at least 2 weeks.
Again, this is a productivity tip I’ve been doing since the beginning of my blogging venture and now I literally have hundreds of topic ideas.
I have zero excuse not to write. If I don’t, it’s out of pure laziness.
Pro tip: Be a topic-generating machine. When you’re not working on your business, make the conscious effort to write down a topic idea that you come across rather than trying to remember it later on.
How Often Should You Create Videos?
The biggest factors to determine whether you will see success or not is mostly consistency quality over a long period of time.
1 video per week is an attainable goal for most people trying out the YouTube game.
Although more is definitely better so long as you can stick to a schedule you can handle.
So as a rule of thumb, aim for 1 video per week minimum.
And if you want to gain success much faster, double up to 2 videos per week.
With the right titles, thumbnails, and niche, you can be looking at 100,000 subscribers in 2 years.
It’s a Snowball Effect
The growth happens in the long-term AFTER your channel gets noticed and picked up by viewers.
Posting 100 videos in 1 month doesn’t mean 100,000 subscribers automatically.
However, post 100 videos in 1 month and you’ll see that 100,000 subscribers after 2 years.
That’s the reality of YouTube and other online businesses, even blogging.
The YouTube algorithm needs time to see what your page is about, how often you can provide valuable content to your audience, your engagement rate, and every other factor.
Sometimes you can be doing everything right and all you need is time.
Just like blogging, I could write 100 articles in 30 days, but Google needs time to pick up the article, see what it’s about, place it in a ranking, see how it performs, then either move it up or down in the SERPS.
Some articles can take a couple of days to rank on the first page, others can take months.
Well it’s the same with YouTube.
Treat It as A Job
YouTube is a full-time job even for those that look like they’re living their best life.
Sure they are, and some of them even make 6-7 figures per year.
But that 10 – 20 minute video has another 8 hours put into it.
Filming, editing, taking pictures, getting angles, choosing a catchy title, creating thumbnails, descriptions, all of these take up extra time.
Switch your mindset from “I want to become a famous YouTuber and get rich”, to “I want to create a YouTube channel, provide valuable content about a field I’m knowledgeable in, and get better at creating videos every week”.
Then you can start to see immense growth in your online business and the success you’re striving for.
Do You Need YouTube Training?
YouTube is getting harder and harder for the simple reason that everyone’s trying to become an overnight sensation.
There’s also a huge learning curve.
And when doing it by yourself, it can take 2 years to learn the basics, whereas a YouTube training program can minimize that time to 1 year.
A YouTube training program is not mandatory, but it will definitely put you ahead of all other newcomers and even bigger YouTubers ahead of you.
There are many training programs out there, some costing thousands of dollars.
The one I recommend is called Awesome Creator Academy which only costs $99.
Try Your Hand at the Blogging Game
I’ve mentioned many times that I prefer blogging over YouTubing.
That’s because there’s less work required, and you can earn money much faster.
Broke Influencers is only 8 months old and already earns me $500 per month with 144 articles.
The training program I use is called Wealthy Affiliate and they have a free trial for anyone that’s interested in becoming a full-time blogger.
Well that concludes this article.
If you have any questions or concerns, please leave them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you asap 🙂