Aug. 2, 2022

Revenue Upload w/Dan Currier

Revenue Upload w/Dan Currier

Dan Currier has figured out how to make money with each video he uploads to the internet. In this episode we are going to dive into how you can do the same.  

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Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:07.280 --> 00:01:55.239 Pass what is going on everyone. Welcome back to another episode of creating daily. 2 00:01:55.799 --> 00:01:57.400 I'm your host, Billy Thorpe. If you've been here before, welcome 3 00:01:57.439 --> 00:02:00.040 back, welcome back. If you've not been here, than you are in 4 00:02:00.159 --> 00:02:04.680 for a treat. This is gonna be, I anticipate, one of my 5 00:02:04.719 --> 00:02:08.120 favorite episodes. I anticipate one of your favorite episodes, and Rafael de Fioria, 6 00:02:08.199 --> 00:02:12.240 that's already in the chat, is saying it's gonna be one of his 7 00:02:12.280 --> 00:02:15.719 favorite episodes. He's looking forward to the conversation. So Am I. I'm 8 00:02:15.759 --> 00:02:19.879 gonna Have Dan curier on in just a little bit, just a few minutes 9 00:02:19.919 --> 00:02:24.159 here, after I shout out some sponsor relationships and make sure that we are 10 00:02:24.319 --> 00:02:28.719 moving in the right direction that way. But we're gonna BE TALKING ABOUT UPLOAD 11 00:02:28.879 --> 00:02:31.240 Revenue. Now that's not my term. That's actually Dan's term, and I 12 00:02:31.319 --> 00:02:35.919 just steal stuff from other people, especially Dan, because I've been chasing around 13 00:02:35.960 --> 00:02:38.039 the Internet, I mean copying off his page, and I've been having some 14 00:02:38.080 --> 00:02:43.719 great success doing it when it comes to uploading content and making money, and 15 00:02:43.759 --> 00:02:47.199 particularly on Amazon live, which we're gonna talk about. So, speaking of 16 00:02:47.240 --> 00:02:52.080 amazonline live, I already see some people in the chat saying hey, look 17 00:02:52.120 --> 00:02:54.759 at that fancy new Mike. You can get this mic for a limited time 18 00:02:54.919 --> 00:03:00.479 over on my Amazon live page, Billy Thorpe dot live, and you can 19 00:03:00.599 --> 00:03:02.719 check it out. It is limbs it edition, brought to you by Suret, 20 00:03:02.759 --> 00:03:07.960 and this is white, new are Um color and it's the same as 21 00:03:07.960 --> 00:03:09.599 the M v seven, the black one, just in white. So I'm 22 00:03:09.680 --> 00:03:14.319 using it this week until whenever. I don't know how long, but I 23 00:03:14.360 --> 00:03:15.319 have an SM seven B. It is looking at me. It's give me 24 00:03:15.360 --> 00:03:17.840 the side. I so I might have to bring it back into the mix 25 00:03:17.879 --> 00:03:22.639 sooner than later. But before we started, want to shout out to ritual 26 00:03:22.759 --> 00:03:27.039 motion. Uh, they are a sponsor the spots, the only sponsor of 27 00:03:27.039 --> 00:03:30.520 the show, Um, official sponsor of the show, and so we really 28 00:03:30.560 --> 00:03:32.439 appreciate those guys. You can go check out my channel over there. It's 29 00:03:32.560 --> 00:03:38.479 ritual motion dot Com and they got an n f t drop in called Block 30 00:03:38.599 --> 00:03:40.599 bots. I'll jump over here real quick. Um, I don't know what's 31 00:03:40.680 --> 00:03:44.479 dropping I think this month sometime it got a little bit delay, but you 32 00:03:44.560 --> 00:03:47.520 get a black bots dot io and it's B L O C K B O 33 00:03:47.639 --> 00:03:52.479 t z dot io. And if you're into the N F T, space, 34 00:03:53.000 --> 00:03:54.800 web three, all that fun stuff, you can go over there and 35 00:03:54.879 --> 00:03:59.840 check those guys out. See Chris P Giles hanging out in the chat with 36 00:04:00.159 --> 00:04:02.159 Chris. Good to see a man. Thanks for joining. And if you 37 00:04:02.159 --> 00:04:06.400 know anybody that is into Amazon live that wants to make money as a content 38 00:04:06.479 --> 00:04:11.000 creator, didn't hit do me a favor and just freaking hit that share button, 39 00:04:11.120 --> 00:04:14.080 because Dan and I are are gonna break it. I'm not gonna break 40 00:04:14.120 --> 00:04:16.279 it down, I'm gonna I'm gonna break stuff like I just did, but 41 00:04:16.720 --> 00:04:19.480 he's gonna break it down, we're gonna talk about it and I'm gonna ask 42 00:04:19.600 --> 00:04:25.360 all the questions that I've just been thinking about for months as I look at 43 00:04:25.399 --> 00:04:29.639 his page and follow his newsletter and getting Dy, gearing up. Just sent 44 00:04:29.720 --> 00:04:32.639 my Wifa Um message and say hey, can I go to people a video 45 00:04:32.959 --> 00:04:36.480 in in September? Like I'm just chasing this dude around. Maybe a little 46 00:04:36.519 --> 00:04:41.600 bit obsessed, but whatever, it's okay. So, anyway, I don't 47 00:04:41.600 --> 00:04:44.120 think I have any more other than that. I just want to say things 48 00:04:44.160 --> 00:04:46.959 to ritual motion and you can check it out on their the channel and you 49 00:04:46.959 --> 00:04:49.600 can come over there and be a part of the the conversation as well. 50 00:04:49.680 --> 00:04:54.800 If you want to be a chat or you can come on stage similar to 51 00:04:54.920 --> 00:04:59.639 clubhouse. Um. So that is that, and now I'm gonna shut up. 52 00:05:00.160 --> 00:05:03.000 Bring on, Dan Courier. Dan, what is going on, my 53 00:05:03.079 --> 00:05:08.879 man? How's it going? I'm doing well. How about yourself? I've 54 00:05:08.879 --> 00:05:12.160 had one too many energy drinks or one too many coffees, but I'm pretty 55 00:05:12.199 --> 00:05:15.519 excited to have you on and thanks for making this happen. Man, I 56 00:05:15.560 --> 00:05:18.759 know my original schedule wasn't in your in your schedule, but we made it 57 00:05:18.800 --> 00:05:23.319 work and I really appreciate you taking time after a long day of work to 58 00:05:23.399 --> 00:05:26.759 come on and be on the show. I really appreciate that. Happy to 59 00:05:26.800 --> 00:05:30.519 be here. Awesome, man. Well do let's get let's get into this 60 00:05:30.560 --> 00:05:32.319 thing and we could talk about, you know, we could go into the 61 00:05:32.360 --> 00:05:35.279 history of Dan and how you became a creator and all that fun stuff, 62 00:05:35.720 --> 00:05:39.879 or we can talk about what we're both obsessed with, which is making money 63 00:05:39.879 --> 00:05:45.759 with video. You're pick though, I'll let you pick. Uh. You 64 00:05:45.839 --> 00:05:47.680 know what, we might as well talk about making money. That's uh, 65 00:05:47.759 --> 00:05:51.519 you know, uh. That's what upload revenue is all about, is trying 66 00:05:51.560 --> 00:05:59.680 to find effective ways to trade less time for more money. That's certainly my 67 00:05:59.720 --> 00:06:01.160 goal with all of this. Is Uh, you know, a lot of 68 00:06:01.160 --> 00:06:05.240 people will call it passive income. Um, it's uh, you know, 69 00:06:05.279 --> 00:06:10.680 working smarter rather than harder. And and not that I'm all about uh or 70 00:06:10.720 --> 00:06:15.639 I have nothing against hustle, but I think the the UH, the better 71 00:06:15.680 --> 00:06:18.680 we are at finding ways to be more efficient in making that money. It 72 00:06:18.759 --> 00:06:21.680 really frees us up to do a lot of other things, be more creative 73 00:06:23.199 --> 00:06:27.920 or just find other ways to generate revenues. So, Um, that's definitely 74 00:06:27.959 --> 00:06:30.720 a passion of mine, Um, and that's what I've been trying to do 75 00:06:30.839 --> 00:06:33.959 in the past five plus years, since I started on Youtube and and have 76 00:06:34.120 --> 00:06:38.480 really started exploring the different ways, uh, that we can all make money 77 00:06:38.480 --> 00:06:41.759 as video creators. Yeah, man, I love it and you get and 78 00:06:41.800 --> 00:06:44.920 you're definitely paving the way for, you know, for guys like me who 79 00:06:45.199 --> 00:06:49.279 I've spent a decent amount of time behind a camera producing other people's content early 80 00:06:49.360 --> 00:06:54.519 on in my you know, my twenties or whatever, and then the passion 81 00:06:54.639 --> 00:06:58.000 was always to come back and work in the media space, but I never 82 00:06:58.040 --> 00:07:00.639 could figure out how do I make money doing that? Like I can never 83 00:07:00.680 --> 00:07:02.879 figure it out unless I went and work for someone else. And now, 84 00:07:03.360 --> 00:07:08.040 you know, this opportunity, or multiple opportunities really, and we're gonna mostly 85 00:07:08.040 --> 00:07:12.120 focus on Amazon live, but there's, you know, a lot more opportunities 86 00:07:12.160 --> 00:07:15.399 now to to really make a living and do this thing, you know, 87 00:07:15.480 --> 00:07:18.439 quote unquote, full time, Um, and not have to go punch a 88 00:07:18.480 --> 00:07:21.000 time card. Not that there's anything wrong with it. I know you still 89 00:07:21.040 --> 00:07:24.399 are like yeah, dude, that I would still love doing that. So, 90 00:07:24.920 --> 00:07:28.079 Um, so we can talk about that balance as well. Do. 91 00:07:28.240 --> 00:07:31.439 So let's let's go to let's talk about Amazon live. In from your perspective, 92 00:07:31.600 --> 00:07:35.439 I don't see you going live on Amazon. I literally just see you 93 00:07:35.519 --> 00:07:39.800 uploading videos. So can you talk to me a little bit about the reason 94 00:07:39.920 --> 00:07:45.240 behind that? Yeah, so, when I first started at Amazon, Um, 95 00:07:45.279 --> 00:07:47.519 I never, uh, and I still don't, look at Amazon as 96 00:07:47.519 --> 00:07:51.600 a way to further my brand. Um, there's the term out there that 97 00:07:51.600 --> 00:07:56.040 that they use on Youtube and other places, uh, and it's it's called 98 00:07:56.079 --> 00:07:59.920 cash cow, which is kind of a totally different approach to making content. 99 00:08:00.000 --> 00:08:03.839 It. You'll see that there's you know, you you'll recognize the youtube channels 100 00:08:03.879 --> 00:08:07.519 that kind of take that approach where it's faceless. They just do fun, 101 00:08:07.639 --> 00:08:11.480 light videos with maybe, you know, pretty pictures and words over them. 102 00:08:11.600 --> 00:08:16.600 Um, you know, I think bright is one of the ones on Youtube 103 00:08:16.600 --> 00:08:20.199 that does it. Uh. And when I first started on Amazon, it 104 00:08:20.240 --> 00:08:24.079 was actually my brother who brought it to my attention. He's like, wow, 105 00:08:24.120 --> 00:08:26.480 this is super easy. You just got to get at the time it 106 00:08:26.560 --> 00:08:28.240 was ten videos you had to get approved. Do Quick, you know, 107 00:08:28.439 --> 00:08:33.080 thirty second, one minute videos on products. You get them approved and then 108 00:08:33.360 --> 00:08:35.639 your videos start appearing on the product pages. I'm like, well, that 109 00:08:35.720 --> 00:08:39.720 sounds like a pretty good deal. Uh, let's give it a try. 110 00:08:39.960 --> 00:08:43.600 So, Um, that's how we started. We were doing, we weren't 111 00:08:43.639 --> 00:08:46.639 talking. It was just music and, you know, a demonstration. Uh, 112 00:08:46.679 --> 00:08:50.279 the way that I like to refer to it as just showing people the 113 00:08:50.320 --> 00:08:54.600 product out in the wild. Uh, you're not trying to throw them a 114 00:08:54.639 --> 00:08:58.720 sales pitch. These are people who, thank you Amazon, have already gone 115 00:08:58.759 --> 00:09:01.720 through most of the Bryan by process. They've decided they want something, that 116 00:09:01.759 --> 00:09:05.320 they've searched for the product, they've landed on the final page where they can, 117 00:09:05.639 --> 00:09:09.120 you know, push the buy now button or added to their cart and 118 00:09:09.279 --> 00:09:13.440 you get to slide in there with your video and show them a sixty second 119 00:09:13.519 --> 00:09:18.440 video that may answer some last minute questions, and then you're gonna get rewarded 120 00:09:18.600 --> 00:09:22.039 with a two to four percent commission just for doing that. I mean how 121 00:09:22.120 --> 00:09:26.679 perfect of a situation is that they're generating all the traffic and you just get 122 00:09:26.759 --> 00:09:31.039 to use the skills that you've developed on some other platform, whether it be 123 00:09:31.120 --> 00:09:35.559 youtube or other video platforms, instagram, facebook, what have you, and 124 00:09:37.159 --> 00:09:41.879 you get to apply those two do kind of the least amount of work in 125 00:09:41.000 --> 00:09:45.360 terms. We already know how to make videos. All of us that are 126 00:09:45.399 --> 00:09:50.879 in content creation have probably become really familiar with buying stuff on Amazon, so 127 00:09:50.399 --> 00:09:54.879 everything else is natural. It's just, Hey, what products do I have 128 00:09:54.919 --> 00:09:58.639 available? Let me make a video about them and uh, let me, 129 00:09:58.159 --> 00:10:03.000 let me squeeze is right into the almost before the last step of that process 130 00:10:03.399 --> 00:10:05.559 and get a commission for our effort. Yeah, man, you know it 131 00:10:05.639 --> 00:10:11.960 kind of felt when Monty and Chris and I started following you and Dil caster's 132 00:10:11.279 --> 00:10:16.399 Chris Stone and and Jim. I was like, how is this? This 133 00:10:16.480 --> 00:10:20.039 feels weird, like even the first time I ever made a shoppable video, 134 00:10:20.320 --> 00:10:22.879 which is a short form video for people who are like what does that mean? 135 00:10:22.960 --> 00:10:24.519 What? You will kind of get into it. But and then I 136 00:10:24.519 --> 00:10:30.320 started the next day Saul revenue being made off of that. I was like, 137 00:10:30.840 --> 00:10:33.679 okay, this feels weird and I come from the background of sales. 138 00:10:33.679 --> 00:10:35.039 So it's almost like somebody stepped in front of you like Hey, let me 139 00:10:35.080 --> 00:10:37.080 go ahead and grab a piece of that. You know, like wait, 140 00:10:37.080 --> 00:10:39.639 wait, wait, what is happening? This doesn't make any sense to me. 141 00:10:41.200 --> 00:10:43.600 Um. So so yeah, yeah, go ahead. I was gonna 142 00:10:43.639 --> 00:10:48.279 say when you start. So I've had Amazon affiliates for probably seven years now 143 00:10:48.320 --> 00:10:56.039 through my RV channel and my youtube channel related to to Youtube. Um, 144 00:10:56.080 --> 00:10:58.960 and you know, maybe maybe on a good month, that was a hundred, 145 00:11:00.120 --> 00:11:03.120 maybe a couple of hundred dollars. And then I started doing these videos 146 00:11:03.120 --> 00:11:07.840 and as soon as the product page Um placement started up, it was like 147 00:11:07.360 --> 00:11:11.480 five ten dollars a day. I was like okay, that's something, and 148 00:11:11.519 --> 00:11:13.559 then kept putting up videos and then it was a hundred dollars a day and 149 00:11:13.799 --> 00:11:18.440 and you know, it grew from there. So it's just a matter of 150 00:11:18.000 --> 00:11:22.759 uh, seeing that opportunity and realizing it's like nothing else we've done as content 151 00:11:22.799 --> 00:11:26.840 creators, at least myself up to this point. That, yeah, I 152 00:11:26.879 --> 00:11:28.559 was all in. I'm like, we got to create a course. My 153 00:11:28.600 --> 00:11:31.600 brother was like, no, you can't create a course. We don't want 154 00:11:31.600 --> 00:11:35.240 to tell anybody about this, like Amazon is some big secret Um and, 155 00:11:35.360 --> 00:11:37.399 you know, just to a certain degree, I I kind of agreed to 156 00:11:37.600 --> 00:11:41.480 with him, but I'm like this is, you know, there's it's two, 157 00:11:41.720 --> 00:11:43.399 because there's a street. Three strikes in your out rules. So you 158 00:11:43.440 --> 00:11:46.159 need to get your videos approved to show up on the product page and if 159 00:11:46.200 --> 00:11:52.360 they don't and you try three times as far as youtube's guidelines now or Amazon's 160 00:11:52.360 --> 00:11:54.080 guidelines, you don't get to try again, so you're out. So I'm 161 00:11:54.120 --> 00:11:58.159 like there's a space here for a video or for a course to put people 162 00:11:58.200 --> 00:12:03.840 on the right path, make sure they get approved Um and then send them 163 00:12:03.840 --> 00:12:07.320 on their way to to making as much money as they possibly can on a 164 00:12:07.360 --> 00:12:11.799 monthly basis, which has just been huge for a lot of creators. Yeah, 165 00:12:11.879 --> 00:12:16.039 men, I follow a lot of people in this space and and through 166 00:12:16.120 --> 00:12:18.759 different facebook groups, and some people, you know, like just share numbers 167 00:12:18.799 --> 00:12:22.639 and I'm like what, I'm like so blown away by it, you know, 168 00:12:22.799 --> 00:12:28.039 and being an entrepreneur, being a business owner of many years and understanding 169 00:12:28.080 --> 00:12:31.440 the work that it takes to make a transaction, to make a sale, 170 00:12:31.480 --> 00:12:33.840 to build a relationship, to do all these things, and then I'm like, 171 00:12:33.879 --> 00:12:39.480 wait a second, I can share literally my opinion about a product or 172 00:12:39.519 --> 00:12:43.200 whatnot. So so you said you started going hand like uploading video. How 173 00:12:43.200 --> 00:12:45.960 many videos have you uploaded? Do you imagine? Do You keep counting or 174 00:12:45.960 --> 00:12:50.360 you just keep dropping them on there? Um, I I certainly know people 175 00:12:50.399 --> 00:12:58.759 who have blown away my total. I'm probably somewhere between maybe like three videos 176 00:12:58.759 --> 00:13:03.039 at this point, UM, but I I've heard stories of people that dropped 177 00:13:03.039 --> 00:13:05.080 like hundreds of videos a month. So that blows my mind. I can't 178 00:13:05.080 --> 00:13:11.480 even imagine, Um, what that effort looks like. But uh, it's, 179 00:13:11.960 --> 00:13:15.200 you know, some of it is is quantity, some of it is, 180 00:13:15.559 --> 00:13:20.480 you know, Um, what I would probably call a little more advanced 181 00:13:20.480 --> 00:13:24.039 strategy of really thinking about and of course, Amazon handicaps is because they don't 182 00:13:24.080 --> 00:13:28.039 give us, Um, the analytics that we really need to make informed decisions. 183 00:13:28.080 --> 00:13:31.679 So it's a lot of trial and error and trying to see, you 184 00:13:31.679 --> 00:13:35.840 know, what's actually producing for us. But Um, you know, it's 185 00:13:35.960 --> 00:13:39.879 just a matter of trying different things, trying to understand how to if you're 186 00:13:39.919 --> 00:13:43.919 only getting two to four percent, you have to know that. The you 187 00:13:43.960 --> 00:13:46.480 know, if you're selling five dollar products, you're not going to make a 188 00:13:46.480 --> 00:13:50.440 lot of money. But if you start to get into the one products, 189 00:13:50.480 --> 00:13:52.759 then there's some opportunity to make some much bigger commissions. At the same time, 190 00:13:52.759 --> 00:13:54.879 there's more risk in that, especially if you're going to go out and 191 00:13:54.879 --> 00:13:58.759 buy a product like that. So you really need to do your research and 192 00:13:58.759 --> 00:14:01.320 try to make informed decisions on the products that you buy, uh, so 193 00:14:01.399 --> 00:14:05.360 you don't take a bath and just end up with some product that you may 194 00:14:05.440 --> 00:14:09.120 or may not have wanted. Um. But you have you have to be 195 00:14:09.159 --> 00:14:13.360 able to get that revenue back and the first time we did that, uh, 196 00:14:13.399 --> 00:14:16.000 it was for a kitchen item and it was three fifty dollars. My 197 00:14:16.000 --> 00:14:20.960 wife and I did the research on it and then I keep I kept track 198 00:14:20.039 --> 00:14:24.159 of how long it would take to earn that three fifty dollars back. I 199 00:14:24.200 --> 00:14:28.360 think it took like twenty days to get that money back, and that the 200 00:14:28.639 --> 00:14:35.360 that video had gone on to earn like two so it's like, you know, 201 00:14:35.679 --> 00:14:39.399 I wish every single product could be that good. But you know, 202 00:14:39.440 --> 00:14:43.240 we certainly tried our best to to see what was going to be popular and, 203 00:14:43.639 --> 00:14:46.480 Um, you know, what was going to potentially drive us the best 204 00:14:46.559 --> 00:14:50.720 revenue, and I think that, as a tip, the three dollar range 205 00:14:50.759 --> 00:14:54.799 is kind of like a nice place to be because it's not so expensive that 206 00:14:54.879 --> 00:14:58.480 it's a rare purchase for people. So the volume is going to be a 207 00:14:58.519 --> 00:15:03.159 little bit better than something that's maybe a thousand or fifteen hundred dollars. But 208 00:15:03.360 --> 00:15:07.799 also at three hundred dollars you're getting a fairly decent Um, you're getting a 209 00:15:07.840 --> 00:15:11.960 fairly decent commission on it. So if you pick that three product in a 210 00:15:11.000 --> 00:15:16.480 four percent category, then you're really going to maximize the potential there. You 211 00:15:16.519 --> 00:15:18.039 know, you get a good day or they promote that product and you sell 212 00:15:18.159 --> 00:15:22.159 ten or fifteen of them in a day, you have a really good opportunity 213 00:15:22.159 --> 00:15:24.840 to have a really good day. So so, man, when you guys 214 00:15:24.840 --> 00:15:28.279 were strategizing, and I love that you that you brought that up, because 215 00:15:28.320 --> 00:15:31.679 I had a product, a guitar, actually, a guitar that was sitting 216 00:15:31.679 --> 00:15:35.519 behind me before I put the screen screen up and it was sitting back there. 217 00:15:35.559 --> 00:15:37.519 One day I was like Oh, I should just make a video about 218 00:15:37.559 --> 00:15:41.440 it, because I traded or I sold a really expensive guitar I had for 219 00:15:41.480 --> 00:15:43.639 many years and then I just bought like a cheaper guitar because I was going 220 00:15:43.720 --> 00:15:46.799 to travel with it or whatever. and Um, and I made a video 221 00:15:46.799 --> 00:15:50.320 about it it, dude, not, I'm not even kidding you, like 222 00:15:50.360 --> 00:15:52.720 the next day it was just like Ding Ding, like I was in there, 223 00:15:52.759 --> 00:15:58.039 like what the heck, and so that's really what got me thinking the 224 00:15:58.120 --> 00:16:00.840 same thing, because I was making videos about and I still do, man, 225 00:16:00.879 --> 00:16:03.879 I'll make a video about my flip flops or about whatever. I don't 226 00:16:03.879 --> 00:16:06.840 care, like I'll just like if I'm sitting here, I got a pretty 227 00:16:06.840 --> 00:16:11.039 good system of creating quick videos, and so I'll just be like, okay, 228 00:16:11.120 --> 00:16:14.559 let'ten, just make it and go. But it did get me thinking 229 00:16:14.600 --> 00:16:17.879 a little bit of like, and I'm in the beginning stages. So you're 230 00:16:17.879 --> 00:16:19.240 like a year a half, maybe year and a half ahead of me, 231 00:16:19.320 --> 00:16:22.840 two years. I don't know how you've been on Um, but I've just 232 00:16:22.879 --> 00:16:26.559 started to focus on it in the last thirty days and so now I've burned 233 00:16:26.559 --> 00:16:30.279 insurance through all these products and doing some brand deals and and kind of getting 234 00:16:30.320 --> 00:16:36.080 my toes wet in some areas. But I've noticed the percentages of different categories 235 00:16:36.159 --> 00:16:41.919 and now and I've also noticed that one particular item has like been half of 236 00:16:41.960 --> 00:16:45.240 my revenue for the last thirty days and I'm like, holy smokes, and 237 00:16:45.279 --> 00:16:48.759 it's nothing that I even know Jack About, but I use in my yard 238 00:16:48.919 --> 00:16:52.279 every week in the summertime. You know. It's like a weed eater or 239 00:16:52.360 --> 00:16:55.480 a leaf blower, and I'm like, my mind is blown, dude. 240 00:16:55.519 --> 00:16:59.279 I'm like, I'm thinking this microphone or whatever is gonna pay the bills, 241 00:16:59.399 --> 00:17:03.399 and it's those stupid weed eater that I complained about four years ago about buying 242 00:17:03.639 --> 00:17:06.799 is now doing the trick and I'm like, all right, man, I 243 00:17:07.279 --> 00:17:11.079 get it, I see what's what's happening. So are you, now that 244 00:17:11.119 --> 00:17:14.519 you've gotten hundreds of videos up, are you now slowing down a little bit 245 00:17:14.519 --> 00:17:17.440 and analyzing those more and more and more, or you still just burn and 246 00:17:17.519 --> 00:17:23.480 churn and making product videos about anything and everything? The slowdown part is probably 247 00:17:23.519 --> 00:17:29.440 more so on the purchase than it is on the videos. We basically have 248 00:17:29.519 --> 00:17:33.599 a rule that anything we buy from Amazon now gets a video. Um, 249 00:17:33.640 --> 00:17:37.400 you know. So that's that's just how it works. Um, sometimes I'll 250 00:17:37.440 --> 00:17:41.599 prioritize based on I mean there's like some things I buy that it almost doesn't 251 00:17:41.640 --> 00:17:45.319 make sense to make a video because the you know, the commission is going 252 00:17:45.359 --> 00:17:48.920 to be like five or ten cents and I'm never gonna sell enough of those 253 00:17:48.960 --> 00:17:52.880 to worry about it. But Um, but yeah, there's definitely a a 254 00:17:53.000 --> 00:17:57.559 focus and an understanding every time we buy a product, whether it's, you 255 00:17:57.599 --> 00:18:02.039 know, for specific to make a video or just because it's something that we 256 00:18:02.119 --> 00:18:06.000 need. Um, when we're buying something like that, we will look at 257 00:18:06.039 --> 00:18:10.640 some of the the the traffic on that product to be like Hey, well, 258 00:18:10.680 --> 00:18:11.839 let's make a good video. So if you have the option to buy 259 00:18:11.839 --> 00:18:15.920 two different versions of something and one has like fifteen thousand reviews on it, 260 00:18:17.119 --> 00:18:19.359 we're probably going to jump on that one versus the one that had seems to 261 00:18:19.359 --> 00:18:22.359 have less traffic. Um, just for the idea that we want to get 262 00:18:22.400 --> 00:18:26.279 in front of as many people with that video and try to recoup some of 263 00:18:26.319 --> 00:18:29.359 that money. Yeah, man, that's a that's a great strategy and I've 264 00:18:29.359 --> 00:18:30.960 started doing that a little bit in the last couple of weeks to like really 265 00:18:30.960 --> 00:18:34.279 paying attention to, you know, different brands, but especially if a brand 266 00:18:34.359 --> 00:18:37.440 wants to offer me a product, I'll go look at their listing first and 267 00:18:37.480 --> 00:18:41.799 I'm like, all right, man, you're not doing anything and this is 268 00:18:41.880 --> 00:18:44.119 and you want to pay me four dollars. So I'm not gonna do it 269 00:18:44.559 --> 00:18:48.000 Um. So when you yeah the well go ahead, go for it. 270 00:18:48.160 --> 00:18:52.079 I was just gonna say the vast majority of products that people reach out to 271 00:18:52.119 --> 00:18:59.160 you and want you to to make videos on typically don't perform very well. 272 00:18:59.319 --> 00:19:03.359 So we were actually chatting about this before we started, and the idea is 273 00:19:03.440 --> 00:19:08.400 that Um, at least from my perspective, if it's something that is that 274 00:19:08.519 --> 00:19:12.119 has a high it's like a high ticket item, and it's something that that 275 00:19:12.279 --> 00:19:18.880 actually interests you, then maybe you would exchange that product for Um just for 276 00:19:18.000 --> 00:19:25.680 making the video. But understand that for the the vast majority of those, 277 00:19:25.720 --> 00:19:27.160 you're not going to make your money back on commission. So that's when you 278 00:19:27.200 --> 00:19:30.319 start to think about, hey, I need to start charging for my time. 279 00:19:30.359 --> 00:19:33.480 What does that look like? How much do I want to charge? 280 00:19:33.680 --> 00:19:38.440 How does my price change based on how much input the seller wants? You 281 00:19:38.480 --> 00:19:41.359 know, if they're just like here, make a video the way you make 282 00:19:41.359 --> 00:19:45.160 a video. That's one price. But if they are, Hey, uh, 283 00:19:45.319 --> 00:19:48.319 cover these ten bullet points. Okay. Well, now you're giving feedback. 284 00:19:48.559 --> 00:19:51.480 That's going to change my workflow. You'RE gonna pay more for that, 285 00:19:51.480 --> 00:19:56.160 that kind of thing. So, uh, there's definitely some some opportunities there 286 00:19:56.200 --> 00:20:00.440 to kind of reel that in to make sure that you're not over whelmed with 287 00:20:00.440 --> 00:20:03.559 a bunch of free products that you promised to make videos on. Yeah, 288 00:20:03.559 --> 00:20:06.240 I I learned that the hard way. Like the first week I was like, 289 00:20:06.279 --> 00:20:08.000 yeah, I'll take anything and everything to send it. Well, probably, 290 00:20:08.039 --> 00:20:11.000 you know, primarily because I'm trying to Figu out my workflow. I 291 00:20:11.000 --> 00:20:12.799 didn't even have a workflow because I just moved back from Puerto Rico, and 292 00:20:12.839 --> 00:20:15.640 so I was like, okay, well, I getta I gotta make. 293 00:20:15.920 --> 00:20:18.720 I don't have products and I'll buy a bunch of stuff because I don't even 294 00:20:18.799 --> 00:20:21.519 know if this is going to be, you know, viable. So when 295 00:20:21.559 --> 00:20:26.000 you're making these videos, and I know you come from Youtube World, where 296 00:20:26.720 --> 00:20:30.880 in my in my like you know, viewing stuff, like your youtube videos 297 00:20:30.880 --> 00:20:33.640 are like super well polished, they're super well done. You're sitting there and 298 00:20:33.680 --> 00:20:36.759 you're set most of the time. UH, any B roll stuff is like 299 00:20:36.799 --> 00:20:40.240 really well done and then over on Amazon it's a little bit more role. 300 00:20:40.319 --> 00:20:44.079 Can you talk about the differences of what Amazon wants versus what Youtube wants? 301 00:20:45.920 --> 00:20:49.440 So this is speculation, Um, just because, again, Amazon has not 302 00:20:49.519 --> 00:20:53.279 given us the analytics to really be able to to see what's going on, 303 00:20:53.319 --> 00:20:57.359 because we can't see conversions based on specific videos. You can kind of do 304 00:20:57.400 --> 00:21:00.880 a correlation if you've only made aid one video and it's a specific product, 305 00:21:00.920 --> 00:21:06.920 but if you've put out multiple videos on a given product, you can't see 306 00:21:06.960 --> 00:21:11.440 which one is performing better. So, Um, my approach going into this 307 00:21:11.880 --> 00:21:15.319 is that, again, going back to that, people want to see this 308 00:21:15.359 --> 00:21:18.480 out in the wild. They want to see real people using the product. 309 00:21:18.519 --> 00:21:22.480 And if you're, at least in my opinion, if your video looks too 310 00:21:22.519 --> 00:21:27.079 polished and looks too Um, like a like a brand spot, then like, 311 00:21:27.119 --> 00:21:30.400 what do we what do we think when we see those videos that are 312 00:21:30.400 --> 00:21:34.680 made by the brand? Anybody who's bought anything through the course of their life 313 00:21:34.680 --> 00:21:37.240 knows there's a little bit of bias in those. You know what I mean. 314 00:21:37.400 --> 00:21:41.400 So all the claims that they make in terms of what it can do, 315 00:21:41.480 --> 00:21:44.640 what it can't do, uh, you don't really want to emulate that. 316 00:21:44.759 --> 00:21:48.400 You want, Hey, my name's Dan, I've got this product. 317 00:21:48.480 --> 00:21:51.920 You know, it's bigger smaller than I thought it's it's a lot more sturdy 318 00:21:51.920 --> 00:21:53.839 than I thought. They want somebody, you know, a real person, 319 00:21:53.920 --> 00:21:59.640 to kind of give some feedback on, you know, what they there their 320 00:21:59.640 --> 00:22:02.920 first oppressions and what their experience has been with the product. And a lot 321 00:22:02.960 --> 00:22:04.839 of times it can be as simple as hey, they just want to see, 322 00:22:06.680 --> 00:22:08.440 um, the product in hand, because I you know, we've probably 323 00:22:08.480 --> 00:22:12.079 all seen, or have all seen, like the thing that comes to mind 324 00:22:12.200 --> 00:22:17.240 me always are the swimming pools they sell on on Amazon, where they'll superimpose 325 00:22:17.319 --> 00:22:19.559 an entire family of six in this pool and, you get it, it's 326 00:22:19.559 --> 00:22:23.160 like three FT wide, Um, you know. So those are the kind 327 00:22:23.160 --> 00:22:29.880 of things that that you're helping those, Um, those shoppers figure out before 328 00:22:29.920 --> 00:22:33.119 they actually make the purchase, and that's where I think the most power comes 329 00:22:33.480 --> 00:22:37.440 in terms of what you're providing. So, yeah, it's I have the 330 00:22:37.480 --> 00:22:41.880 ability to make a polished video, um, but I think it's the exact 331 00:22:41.880 --> 00:22:45.799 opposite of what you don't. You don't want it to be sloppy, you 332 00:22:45.839 --> 00:22:49.400 don't want poor audio. Um, you don't want low lighting, but aside 333 00:22:49.400 --> 00:22:52.839 from that, you definitely wanted to feel more organic. Yeah, yeah, 334 00:22:52.839 --> 00:22:56.960 I've noticed that too, man. I've seen the people I see doing that 335 00:22:57.039 --> 00:23:00.400 process. And once again, if you will go watch my videos, they're 336 00:23:00.400 --> 00:23:04.720 probably a little bit more polished, just because I'm shooting in studio and I 337 00:23:04.799 --> 00:23:07.640 have all this gear, because I'm like just the gear nerds. I'm like, 338 00:23:07.680 --> 00:23:10.960 I'm gonna use it. Sorry if it looks a little you know, 339 00:23:11.000 --> 00:23:14.319 maybe I should turn my lights off and like like rip my shirt or something 340 00:23:14.359 --> 00:23:17.160 a little like just cut the top, like put some dirt on my face 341 00:23:17.559 --> 00:23:19.480 and talked. But Um, but you know, when the one thing that 342 00:23:19.559 --> 00:23:23.119 I noticed with your videos, and because you know, when I started, 343 00:23:23.519 --> 00:23:26.279 you know, subscribe to your newsletter, Upload Revenue. I'm sitting here like 344 00:23:26.519 --> 00:23:30.480 okay, this guy is like really doing it, like this is real money, 345 00:23:30.599 --> 00:23:33.160 this is real income, and you know you're very generous with that newsletter 346 00:23:33.160 --> 00:23:37.640 and you share a lot of insights, and so success leaves clues, and 347 00:23:37.680 --> 00:23:40.400 so I was like, well, I'm gonna go see what he's doing. 348 00:23:40.880 --> 00:23:42.599 And then at the time, I think I reached out to you. At 349 00:23:42.599 --> 00:23:45.000 the time, you know, I had a business partner in this thing and 350 00:23:45.039 --> 00:23:48.599 we were, you know, debating like do we take a course? Do 351 00:23:48.680 --> 00:23:49.599 we not take a course? Do we do a workshop? Do we not? 352 00:23:49.640 --> 00:23:52.319 You know, what do we do? and Um, and so, 353 00:23:52.359 --> 00:23:55.440 anyway, I was like well, dude, we couldn't make a decisions. 354 00:23:55.440 --> 00:23:57.279 I'm like, I'm just gonna keep following Dan around the Internet and try to 355 00:23:57.279 --> 00:24:00.799 figure it out. and Um and man, I don't know that I've figured 356 00:24:00.960 --> 00:24:04.559 I definitely have figured out what you've figured out, but I've seen a growth 357 00:24:04.799 --> 00:24:08.640 just by kind of doing that. You know, rall live to drive. 358 00:24:10.240 --> 00:24:12.200 Like, let me just share my thoughts. This is billy having a beer, 359 00:24:12.279 --> 00:24:15.759 sharing it with a buddy Dan about this you know whatever, like the 360 00:24:15.799 --> 00:24:22.880 solar power generator. Like I'm not really talking about the science of the generator, 361 00:24:22.160 --> 00:24:26.160 I'm just talking about my experience with the generator, and I think that 362 00:24:26.240 --> 00:24:30.519 might be what I see on Youtube is a little bit more polished. We 363 00:24:30.559 --> 00:24:33.759 want to keep people longer, we want them to settle in, grab a 364 00:24:33.799 --> 00:24:37.279 cup of tea, watch this video, because we just put more ad revenue 365 00:24:37.319 --> 00:24:40.440 in front of them. All that kind of stuff, versus Amazon's like get 366 00:24:40.480 --> 00:24:42.240 to the point so they can hit the buy now button. Is that fair 367 00:24:42.279 --> 00:24:48.200 assessment? For the most part, yeah, you're you're simply trying to push 368 00:24:48.200 --> 00:24:49.799 them over the edge. But since you you mentioned youtube, there is one 369 00:24:49.960 --> 00:24:56.000 kind of insider, insider tip on this that that I highly recommend everybody does, 370 00:24:56.160 --> 00:25:00.920 and that is get in the habit create a you tube channel Um, 371 00:25:00.960 --> 00:25:07.839 specifically to upload your Amazon shoppable videos to after you load them to Amazon. 372 00:25:08.519 --> 00:25:12.920 Uh, go in there, put your affiliate link in the description and just 373 00:25:14.279 --> 00:25:17.079 make it a habit of uploading them to both places. And this does a 374 00:25:17.119 --> 00:25:21.480 couple of things for you. We've certainly seen that those videos can in fact 375 00:25:21.559 --> 00:25:25.880 get traction and can start to generate some some serious traffic. But it also 376 00:25:26.400 --> 00:25:30.240 gets them on Youtube so somebody else doesn't steal them off of Amazon and upload 377 00:25:30.319 --> 00:25:33.839 them to Youtube because you're first up there. It protects your copyright. It 378 00:25:33.960 --> 00:25:37.599 shows on a youtube that you own that content. So it uh, it 379 00:25:37.720 --> 00:25:41.960 kind of will eliminate or reduce that, because that's a really big thing. 380 00:25:42.000 --> 00:25:47.039 People are going out thinking they can steal somebody's content off of Amazon and then 381 00:25:47.079 --> 00:25:49.240 profit from it on Youtube. So if you take care of that yourself as 382 00:25:49.279 --> 00:25:55.200 you're making these videos Um, then you not only can protect yourself on the 383 00:25:55.240 --> 00:26:00.119 copyright side of things, but you can and will get to point potentially where 384 00:26:00.160 --> 00:26:07.000 you can monetize that channel above and beyond the Um the potential sales you might 385 00:26:07.039 --> 00:26:08.039 make off of your affiliate links, which are going to be less than what 386 00:26:08.079 --> 00:26:11.720 you're getting on Amazon, but hey, it's one more revenue stream to help 387 00:26:11.759 --> 00:26:15.160 add to the pile. Yeah, man, that that's what I'm talking about, 388 00:26:15.240 --> 00:26:18.319 Dan. All these streams of revenue keep the boat floating. If one 389 00:26:18.400 --> 00:26:22.359 dies or drops off, it's like, okay, we're not gonna sink. 390 00:26:22.279 --> 00:26:26.000 I learned that the hard way in the last business that we talked about pre 391 00:26:26.119 --> 00:26:30.640 show. Uh So, man, on that Youtube Channel doesn't have to be 392 00:26:30.759 --> 00:26:33.599 published shows, because I do upload all mine to a channel, but in 393 00:26:33.640 --> 00:26:37.359 full transparency, they're on draft mode. I haven't gotten I haven't taken the 394 00:26:37.400 --> 00:26:41.039 time to get back in there and publish and clean them up and all that 395 00:26:41.079 --> 00:26:45.640 kind of stuff. But does have to be published? I well, no, 396 00:26:45.920 --> 00:26:49.279 they wouldn't have to be published. I don't think to to protect on 397 00:26:49.319 --> 00:26:52.839 the copyright. But Um, if you're doing it on a separate channel, 398 00:26:52.920 --> 00:26:56.400 I wouldn't even worry about cleaning them up or polishing them. I would simply 399 00:26:56.640 --> 00:27:02.519 publish them, just just send them. I mean, nobody's gonna Stumble across 400 00:27:02.559 --> 00:27:04.759 this and go, yeah, I can't watch billy anymore, this is trash, 401 00:27:06.119 --> 00:27:08.240 you know. So it's just better to uh, it's better to put 402 00:27:08.279 --> 00:27:14.079 him out there and see what happens. Um Right. Yeah, I think, 403 00:27:14.119 --> 00:27:17.559 I think there's there's value there to just just just send them out there 404 00:27:17.559 --> 00:27:18.720 and see what happens. Just send it, man, I love it. 405 00:27:18.759 --> 00:27:22.559 Well, we get a question here in the chat, so I will I'll 406 00:27:22.559 --> 00:27:25.839 go over the rich Graham says. Do you make Oh, do you make 407 00:27:25.839 --> 00:27:27.960 it separate from your active channel, which I think you just may be? 408 00:27:29.039 --> 00:27:33.039 Answer absolutely. Yeah, yes, definitely, I would definitely. Well, 409 00:27:33.079 --> 00:27:34.279 for me, of course, because these are, you know, it's like 410 00:27:34.319 --> 00:27:38.799 a toaster one day and, you know, a tractor part the next day. 411 00:27:38.799 --> 00:27:41.720 and My channel is about, uh, you know, revenue streams. 412 00:27:41.720 --> 00:27:45.720 So that's kind of a disconnect for me. But Um, I actually just 413 00:27:45.799 --> 00:27:51.079 did for mine. I just made a youtube channel that that Um hinted at 414 00:27:51.119 --> 00:27:53.440 being Amazon theme, Um, you know. So it can be like a 415 00:27:53.759 --> 00:27:56.759 great deals you know, I don't know if you want to say great deals 416 00:27:56.759 --> 00:28:00.440 on Amazon for for you know, trade mark violation and all that, but 417 00:28:00.799 --> 00:28:03.440 something that gives people an idea of what the videos are about. Not that 418 00:28:03.480 --> 00:28:07.079 it really matters because the you know, the branding is not really what you're 419 00:28:07.119 --> 00:28:10.400 looking for. Um, but yeah, I get those videos up there and 420 00:28:10.960 --> 00:28:14.400 see what happens. Yeah, I mean I think you know, I saw 421 00:28:14.440 --> 00:28:18.400 somebody on instagram kind of doing this, uh, and maybe she's an Amazon 422 00:28:18.480 --> 00:28:19.839 influencer now, I don't know, but I know she was on instagram and 423 00:28:19.880 --> 00:28:25.119 she literally just started off by saying, Hey, like, here's a deal 424 00:28:25.160 --> 00:28:27.279 I found on Amazon. What did? She wasn't even associate or anything. 425 00:28:27.319 --> 00:28:32.400 She was just making content about deals that she found on Amazon. And she 426 00:28:32.480 --> 00:28:36.279 started doing that because she was like sharing with all her friends or her family 427 00:28:36.279 --> 00:28:37.400 and they're all like, dude, just leave us alone, like we don't 428 00:28:37.400 --> 00:28:40.400 care, and then she's like wow, I'm just gonna start my own channel 429 00:28:40.759 --> 00:28:42.519 and then, I think now she like crushes it with that. So, 430 00:28:44.000 --> 00:28:47.599 Um, that is a really good deal to kind of take that mentality and 431 00:28:47.640 --> 00:28:51.559 put it on Youtube, because it is still the biggest, large, third 432 00:28:51.640 --> 00:28:53.680 largest, second largest search engine in the world or something. I don't even 433 00:28:53.720 --> 00:28:59.039 know, but it's a huge number two to google to Google. Okay, 434 00:28:59.039 --> 00:29:02.279 Gotcha. I didn't know if to talk was still knocking on its door, 435 00:29:02.480 --> 00:29:04.079 knocked it off the podium or not. I don't know. I don't know 436 00:29:04.079 --> 00:29:07.680 if tiktok would be would qualify as a search engine. Um, and that's 437 00:29:07.680 --> 00:29:11.519 the other unique thing about youtube is that it is a search engine. So, 438 00:29:11.920 --> 00:29:15.000 Um, you know, there's a lot of people that go there to, 439 00:29:15.920 --> 00:29:18.200 uh, to solve problems and look for answers. So that makes it 440 00:29:18.279 --> 00:29:22.640 kind of unique. So there's a lot of opportunity on Youtube to approach it 441 00:29:22.680 --> 00:29:26.799 that way. If you, Um, you know, just want to pick 442 00:29:26.839 --> 00:29:30.599 a general problem and be the person who answers questions people have. There's a 443 00:29:30.640 --> 00:29:33.440 lot of opportunity there to to grow and you don build a brand for yourself. 444 00:29:34.559 --> 00:29:37.160 So so, man, what do you see like when you see people 445 00:29:37.200 --> 00:29:41.839 getting into this space, like new Amazon creators, and I know you're working 446 00:29:41.880 --> 00:29:45.640 with a lot of creators through your program and through, you know, coaching 447 00:29:45.680 --> 00:29:49.279 and doing different things? What's like the one mistake that you see people make 448 00:29:49.359 --> 00:29:52.480 over and over and over that you're just like, dude, if you stop 449 00:29:52.519 --> 00:29:55.519 doing this one thing, you would just kind of take off. or I 450 00:29:55.559 --> 00:29:56.559 mean, I don't know if there's one thing, but like what's the biggest 451 00:29:56.559 --> 00:30:03.599 mistake? I guess I'll simplify Um. Yeah, I mean that's hard to 452 00:30:03.599 --> 00:30:07.960 say. I mean probably that when it comes to to Amazon, Um, 453 00:30:07.079 --> 00:30:11.279 the biggest mistake that people, that I've seen people made, because it's kind 454 00:30:11.279 --> 00:30:15.640 of, uh, it's kind of a critical one, is not really understanding 455 00:30:15.079 --> 00:30:19.319 what the videos have to be before trying to get approved. Because, like 456 00:30:19.319 --> 00:30:22.519 I said, it's three strikes and you're out. So if you don't have 457 00:30:22.680 --> 00:30:26.519 an understanding of, Um, exactly what to make those videos and you just 458 00:30:26.680 --> 00:30:30.920 try blindly three times by yourself, without asking anybody else, you know, 459 00:30:30.920 --> 00:30:34.920 how they got approved, then you certainly run the risk of locking yourself out 460 00:30:34.920 --> 00:30:40.440 of the opportunity. Um, and then, yeah, and I do think 461 00:30:40.519 --> 00:30:44.440 to a certain degree, and some of this kind of there are certain rules 462 00:30:44.440 --> 00:30:48.160 on Amazon you can't do like screen prints of Amazon and things. So people 463 00:30:48.160 --> 00:30:52.079 who try to polish their videos a little too much Um and think they're making 464 00:30:52.079 --> 00:30:56.200 them look more professional by throwing in graphics and other things, they potentially could 465 00:30:56.279 --> 00:31:02.559 run the risk of of Um, kind of messing something up that works just 466 00:31:02.680 --> 00:31:06.000 fine if it's, you know, in its most simplest form. So, 467 00:31:06.759 --> 00:31:11.519 UH, once we get more analytics will know whether or not the Polish ads 468 00:31:11.640 --> 00:31:15.920 or hinders when it comes to conversions, but for now it's it's kind of 469 00:31:15.920 --> 00:31:18.799 all speculation and just trying to do what we think feels right and what generates 470 00:31:18.799 --> 00:31:22.880 sales. Yeah, Gotcha, man, and I think that's I think that's 471 00:31:22.880 --> 00:31:27.200 pretty true for the thumbnails portion of it as well. I've tried. I've 472 00:31:27.200 --> 00:31:30.480 been testing a little bit but, like you said, I can't. There's 473 00:31:30.480 --> 00:31:33.039 no real good analytics. So it's not like I'm I'm like, yeah, 474 00:31:33.079 --> 00:31:36.279 I know this video is crushing because my thumbnail was good, so I just 475 00:31:36.440 --> 00:31:40.400 gave up on him. I'm like screenshot and the best part of the video 476 00:31:40.599 --> 00:31:44.599 and sometimes my face is like like holding the product. So what's your strategy? 477 00:31:44.640 --> 00:31:48.240 There? And the same thing. The title is the same. It's 478 00:31:48.279 --> 00:31:52.519 the same thing. We can't we don't have enough information to make an intelligent 479 00:31:52.559 --> 00:32:00.319 assessment of what's best. What I my personal approach is to just provide the 480 00:32:00.599 --> 00:32:06.200 clearest Um, you know, the clearest image of the product or you know 481 00:32:06.400 --> 00:32:10.799 in whether I'm demonstrating it or whatever the case. Uh, and nothing else. 482 00:32:10.880 --> 00:32:15.279 I don't put I typically I have a few videos where I've tried some 483 00:32:15.359 --> 00:32:19.519 graphics, you know, some light graphics or words on the thumbnails, but 484 00:32:19.559 --> 00:32:23.119 generally speaking I just do Um, a screenshot from the video. Um, 485 00:32:23.160 --> 00:32:27.880 maybe I will edit it a little bit too kind of Um, you know, 486 00:32:27.880 --> 00:32:30.359 tweak the saturation, make it pop a little bit more than everything else 487 00:32:30.400 --> 00:32:34.359 that's in the carousel. Uh. And then for the title, I go 488 00:32:34.920 --> 00:32:38.839 is much on in line with the product name as possible, because Amazon will 489 00:32:38.880 --> 00:32:45.559 in fact show your videos on other related products. So if you are on 490 00:32:45.599 --> 00:32:47.880 a specific product and you're trying to go down to the carousel and scroll through 491 00:32:47.920 --> 00:32:52.079 real quick and you want to know something specific about the product that you're on, 492 00:32:52.599 --> 00:32:58.160 you know, the top five toasters as a title is not necessarily going 493 00:32:58.200 --> 00:33:00.000 to let you know that this video, know that you're about to click on, 494 00:33:00.079 --> 00:33:04.480 is for the toaster you're actually looking at. But if you you know, 495 00:33:04.559 --> 00:33:07.559 if it's like, you know, the toaster one thousand is in your 496 00:33:07.599 --> 00:33:10.960 title, then people know that this video is specifically what they're looking for. 497 00:33:12.000 --> 00:33:15.039 It's going to give them answers about the product that they're on right now. 498 00:33:15.640 --> 00:33:20.039 Uh. And that is why I have tried to I've approached this very much 499 00:33:20.119 --> 00:33:24.200 from a Um, you know, being as ascinct as possible, trying to 500 00:33:24.200 --> 00:33:29.000 give them the information they need as quickly and straight to the point, without 501 00:33:29.079 --> 00:33:31.200 a lot of fluff Um. That's how I approached the whole thing. So 502 00:33:31.240 --> 00:33:37.400 it's title, thumbnail content is just get them the information, show them at 503 00:33:37.440 --> 00:33:40.319 out in the wild and, uh, hopefully that's enough to get them to 504 00:33:40.480 --> 00:33:45.039 buy the buy the product. Yeah, man, well, I love that 505 00:33:45.119 --> 00:33:47.400 strategy. Like I said, I've I've chased around the Internet for a year 506 00:33:47.799 --> 00:33:52.720 trying to like pick up the chromes and figure out the pieces. And so 507 00:33:52.880 --> 00:33:55.279 I know for some people listening they don't have my personality. They're not they 508 00:33:55.279 --> 00:33:59.480 don't have the tenacity to chase Dan around for a year and put, you 509 00:33:59.480 --> 00:34:01.599 know, like pick up all these little clues. And you have created a 510 00:34:01.599 --> 00:34:06.559 way for them to get direct access to you and to the your course, 511 00:34:06.720 --> 00:34:12.719 the influencer one hundred times, where you're literally saying I want to help creators 512 00:34:13.039 --> 00:34:15.800 one hundred times their earnings on Amazon. So tell me a little bit about 513 00:34:15.840 --> 00:34:19.679 that program and for somebody listening, and maybe they're new and they don't want 514 00:34:19.679 --> 00:34:22.400 to spend a year chasing around, which I don't blame them. They just 515 00:34:22.440 --> 00:34:24.960 want to spend some money, get in your world and learn what you know. 516 00:34:27.039 --> 00:34:30.960 Talk to us about that a little bit. Absolutely. So. The 517 00:34:30.000 --> 00:34:36.599 course is called influencer one x and the site is influencer one x, the 518 00:34:36.920 --> 00:34:42.599 number one hundred x course dot com. Uh, and it covers everything from 519 00:34:42.599 --> 00:34:45.000 getting approved for the Amazon influencer program, which you need to do, and 520 00:34:45.039 --> 00:34:50.960 what the requirements are, uh, in terms of having something established following on 521 00:34:51.000 --> 00:34:54.800 another platform. Um. And then it goes into exactly what you need to 522 00:34:54.880 --> 00:35:00.199 do to get approved. So the there's a process involving first three videos and 523 00:35:00.480 --> 00:35:05.280 what that process looks like in terms of what to put in your videos to 524 00:35:05.320 --> 00:35:08.920 give them the best possible chance to get approved, because those first three videos 525 00:35:08.920 --> 00:35:15.239 are a little more, Um, uh critiqued than the rest of your content, 526 00:35:15.599 --> 00:35:19.320 which I think is more automated, where those first three videos might have 527 00:35:19.400 --> 00:35:23.559 some manual intervention which leaves a little bit of subjectivity in their analysis. So 528 00:35:23.599 --> 00:35:27.760 you don't want to give them any reason to failure. Um. And then 529 00:35:27.760 --> 00:35:30.039 it starts. And then it goes into the process of trying to find ideas 530 00:35:30.079 --> 00:35:36.920 for products and how to pull your lifetime, you know, Amazon Order Report 531 00:35:37.039 --> 00:35:42.239 for inspiration in terms of UH products that you might already have around your house 532 00:35:42.280 --> 00:35:45.440 to make videos. Uh. And then it talks a little bit about what 533 00:35:45.559 --> 00:35:50.039 to look for, Um, in in what kind of products to to make 534 00:35:50.119 --> 00:35:53.599 videos. And we're also working on a kind of an advanced strategy that we're 535 00:35:53.599 --> 00:35:57.880 going to add to the course to anybody who purchases the course. Um, 536 00:35:57.960 --> 00:36:00.400 they will have continued access to that. So the advanced strategies come out, 537 00:36:00.760 --> 00:36:05.960 they will automatically have access to that additional information as well, where we're gonna 538 00:36:06.039 --> 00:36:08.639 kind of dive into a little bit of case study on some of the things 539 00:36:08.639 --> 00:36:14.960 that we've done to to generate more revenue, uh and talk about some different 540 00:36:14.960 --> 00:36:20.639 ways to to raise your monthly revenue. Um. So if you've hit a 541 00:36:20.639 --> 00:36:23.559 plateau or you're not seeing the growth that's maybe some other people have seen, 542 00:36:24.000 --> 00:36:29.199 uh, this will hopefully give you some ideas to Um, start to scale 543 00:36:29.679 --> 00:36:35.239 and uh kind of invest in the whole process to to get a more Um, 544 00:36:35.280 --> 00:36:38.519 a larger number as a monthly recurring revenue for for Your Business. Yeah, 545 00:36:38.559 --> 00:36:42.039 man, I love it, Dude. I think it's awesome. I 546 00:36:42.079 --> 00:36:44.880 need to look at it again because I'm sure there's more stuff that I have 547 00:36:44.960 --> 00:36:47.239 not unveiled about you, Dan, that I can't, that I can't, 548 00:36:47.480 --> 00:36:51.760 I can't just fine on the Internet. But but so, man, I 549 00:36:51.920 --> 00:36:54.639 really appreciate you, you know, being here talking about your your course, 550 00:36:54.760 --> 00:36:59.519 talking about how people because it literally has changed my life, like it literally 551 00:37:00.000 --> 00:37:01.760 there was some stuff that I was trying to do in the content creative space 552 00:37:01.840 --> 00:37:06.920 that just didn't make any sense for me and my personality, and then I 553 00:37:06.960 --> 00:37:12.199 found Amazon live influencer and it was people like you and Monty and deal casters 554 00:37:12.199 --> 00:37:16.039 that were posting the opportunity that kept it right here instead of down the road 555 00:37:16.239 --> 00:37:21.239 or later when I get back or whatever, and so it's literally been a 556 00:37:21.239 --> 00:37:23.480 game changer, you know, in my life. So I really appreciate you. 557 00:37:22.960 --> 00:37:28.679 You're putting these events together, you're putting together this course, and also 558 00:37:28.840 --> 00:37:31.360 right behind you as people of video coming up in September, and I know 559 00:37:31.440 --> 00:37:35.480 I'm asking you to promote two big things right in a row, but I 560 00:37:35.480 --> 00:37:37.400 want to, I want to kind of you know, I'm not that just 561 00:37:37.519 --> 00:37:39.440 like give back, you know, but I do want to give you opportunity 562 00:37:39.440 --> 00:37:44.599 on my show because you have been such an inspiration. So, Um man, 563 00:37:44.599 --> 00:37:46.519 tell us about people of video, tell us how we can get involved 564 00:37:46.599 --> 00:37:51.360 and why we need to book our flights right now to Albany New York for 565 00:37:51.480 --> 00:37:58.880 September. Absolutely so, people of video, is a concept that, um 566 00:37:59.079 --> 00:38:01.360 is near and dear to me, and that is bringing the video community to 567 00:38:01.440 --> 00:38:05.679 the East Coast. We're here in Albany New York and it's all about giving 568 00:38:05.679 --> 00:38:09.920 you the tools from the people that you followed for years on Youtube and other 569 00:38:09.960 --> 00:38:15.159 platforms who have taught you from afar about how to do things like growing your 570 00:38:15.199 --> 00:38:21.719 your influence and your following and and making more money and actually generating a business 571 00:38:21.719 --> 00:38:25.079 and revenue around your content. We're super excited. This is our second live 572 00:38:25.159 --> 00:38:30.920 in person event. Our first one got the old Kabash on it from from 573 00:38:30.079 --> 00:38:34.599 covid but, uh, we're super excited. This year we're sponsored by e 574 00:38:34.760 --> 00:38:37.239 Cam. Uh that it's a great relationship. That's you know what this live 575 00:38:37.280 --> 00:38:42.400 streams running on right now. They're fantastic, um. But more importantly, 576 00:38:42.599 --> 00:38:47.519 we are talking all things video and business and how to grow your revenue around 577 00:38:47.519 --> 00:38:52.159 that business. And we're also going to continue to increase our focus on Amazon 578 00:38:52.320 --> 00:38:57.519 video and Amazon live and we're going to have tracks, uh, and you 579 00:38:57.519 --> 00:39:00.280 you will probably see some people that you're from, mimiliar with in the Amazon 580 00:39:00.400 --> 00:39:05.679 space. Speaking from the stage this year we are thrilled to be able to 581 00:39:05.679 --> 00:39:09.480 bring everybody in and share their expertise and get more exposure to Amazon for for 582 00:39:09.679 --> 00:39:13.599 video creators as a whole. So you can grab your tickets at people of 583 00:39:13.679 --> 00:39:16.000 video dot com. Uh and yeah, we want to get everybody here in 584 00:39:16.039 --> 00:39:21.519 Albany, New York at September ninete and it's gonna be a party. We 585 00:39:21.559 --> 00:39:23.599 already have a lot of amazing people that we saw last year. They'll be 586 00:39:23.639 --> 00:39:27.599 coming back. We have a bunch of New People that have signed up and, 587 00:39:27.679 --> 00:39:30.360 like I said, that relationship with e Cam just makes it great. 588 00:39:30.400 --> 00:39:34.639 It's an awesome, awesome live streaming community over there and we can't wait for 589 00:39:34.639 --> 00:39:37.920 everybody to get together in Albany. Dude, Heck Yeah, man, I'm 590 00:39:37.960 --> 00:39:40.760 excited. I put the request into the old wifee so we'll see what she 591 00:39:40.840 --> 00:39:45.920 tells me. Oh Man. So well then. I know I could probably 592 00:39:45.960 --> 00:39:50.480 ask you a million more questions, but I just wanted to give people kind 593 00:39:50.519 --> 00:39:52.599 of like a little, just a little taste of the icing on the cake 594 00:39:52.679 --> 00:39:55.960 here and and I want to encourage them to dive deep with you and and 595 00:39:57.000 --> 00:40:00.480 take the course and show up to people of video and really dive into it, 596 00:40:00.519 --> 00:40:04.000 because it is huge, live selling, and not just on Amazon but 597 00:40:04.119 --> 00:40:07.519 as more you know, companies roll it out in more opportunities. I know 598 00:40:07.599 --> 00:40:09.159 you're going to be in the front lines figuring it out and saying hey, 599 00:40:09.320 --> 00:40:12.960 check this out, do this. So, Um, the more you guys 600 00:40:13.000 --> 00:40:15.400 can get involved with Dan, do that sooner than later. Um. But 601 00:40:15.440 --> 00:40:17.800 man, any closing thoughts? Anything I didn't set you up to say that 602 00:40:17.800 --> 00:40:22.679 you'd like to to mention or or whatnot, and I'll promote your newsletter because 603 00:40:22.719 --> 00:40:25.000 I'm a huge fan of it. So I won't make I won't make you 604 00:40:25.000 --> 00:40:30.440 promote a third thing. I'll promote it at the end for you. Yeah, 605 00:40:30.519 --> 00:40:34.039 right now our focus is people of video and trying to make it the 606 00:40:34.079 --> 00:40:37.880 absolute best conference we can. We're excited to uh get it all planned out, 607 00:40:37.920 --> 00:40:40.480 where it's coming up, where I think we're like six weeks away now. 608 00:40:40.559 --> 00:40:44.480 So we are pumped and we want as many people there as possible. 609 00:40:44.519 --> 00:40:46.360 So if you have never been to a conference and you're on the fence, 610 00:40:47.039 --> 00:40:51.199 I remember when I went to my first first conference, I had a conversation 611 00:40:51.280 --> 00:40:55.320 with my wife very much like billy's referring to and and so I surprise she's 612 00:40:55.320 --> 00:41:00.320 like go for it, and it really did change the trajectory of what I 613 00:41:00.360 --> 00:41:01.880 was doing as a video creator, because when you get in a room like 614 00:41:01.920 --> 00:41:07.800 that, it is it's just transformative because you're surrounded by like minded people. 615 00:41:07.800 --> 00:41:09.960 It's not you trying to tell somebody in your family about video and they just 616 00:41:10.039 --> 00:41:14.280 roll their eyes and don't really get it. It's very uh. There's the 617 00:41:14.320 --> 00:41:19.440 synergy that's created by surrounding yourself with people who get it and can share what 618 00:41:19.480 --> 00:41:23.480 they've done to be successful. Is really powerful and it will totally change the 619 00:41:23.519 --> 00:41:27.880 path that you're on and and help you get closer to your goals. Yeah, 620 00:41:27.920 --> 00:41:30.800 man, well, Dan Uh, if you haven't figured it out, 621 00:41:30.840 --> 00:41:32.440 I'm a fan boy. So I really appreciate you being on the show. 622 00:41:32.480 --> 00:41:36.639 Man. It's a huge honor to have you and hopefully I will see you, 623 00:41:36.920 --> 00:41:39.800 meet you in person Um in Albany. Hopefully that that'll be a real 624 00:41:39.920 --> 00:41:44.480 reality for me and man, so high five, long existence. Thanks for 625 00:41:44.519 --> 00:41:46.599 being on the show and uh, and we'll catch it again. Well, 626 00:41:46.599 --> 00:41:50.559 you know what bring you back on and as this thing develops and as you 627 00:41:50.639 --> 00:41:52.360 are for running it and figuring it out for us. We can bring you 628 00:41:52.440 --> 00:41:55.599 on and do some updates about m anytime. So yeah, man, I 629 00:41:55.719 --> 00:41:59.920 really appreciate you. Thank you so much. Alright, yes, thanks. 630 00:42:00.519 --> 00:42:04.119 Yeah, man, absolutely. And that is it for creating daily today. 631 00:42:04.360 --> 00:42:07.480 If you didn't get something out of that, and once again it wasn't like 632 00:42:07.599 --> 00:42:09.159 having to bring him on and do a step by step, but it was 633 00:42:09.239 --> 00:42:14.599 just talking about the possibilities, a little bit of ticks, tricks, tips, 634 00:42:14.719 --> 00:42:16.480 strategies, all that kind of fun stuff. But if you want to 635 00:42:16.480 --> 00:42:21.639 get into Dan's world, go head over to Um. The link that I 636 00:42:21.679 --> 00:42:25.760 put in the in the description here is a link to like a his link 637 00:42:25.800 --> 00:42:30.719 page that shows always linked. He's got the people of video on there, 638 00:42:30.760 --> 00:42:34.960 he's got his latest youtube videos on there and he's got the upload revenue, 639 00:42:35.079 --> 00:42:38.360 which is the weekly newsletter. Now he's been busy with people of videos, 640 00:42:38.440 --> 00:42:42.280 so it might not be weekly, you know, until after that events over, 641 00:42:42.880 --> 00:42:45.079 but jump in there because there's gonna be stuff you pull from that email 642 00:42:45.119 --> 00:42:50.320 that's going to just take you to the next level of your Creator Journey, 643 00:42:50.400 --> 00:42:54.480 either on Amazon, on Youtube or other platforms where he's helping you monetize and 644 00:42:54.519 --> 00:43:00.280 create revenue into your Creator Business, and be sure to join me on Thursday. 645 00:43:00.400 --> 00:43:05.199 We're gonna be a regular time, four PM on Thursday. Uh, 646 00:43:05.320 --> 00:43:07.239 we're gonna be with Zach Mitchem. We're gonna WE'RE gonna talk about gear, 647 00:43:07.280 --> 00:43:09.400 we're gonna nerd out a little bit. I asked him to be on the 648 00:43:09.440 --> 00:43:14.800 show. He's another Amazon Creator and Youtuber and I asked him to be on 649 00:43:14.840 --> 00:43:17.280 the show and immediately our conversation went to gear and I was like, well, 650 00:43:17.280 --> 00:43:20.480 I guess I know what we're talking about. So if you're interested in, 651 00:43:20.920 --> 00:43:22.599 you know, podcast gear, livestream gear, what can you do? 652 00:43:22.639 --> 00:43:28.199 What little tweaks can you do to make your video pop um while you're making 653 00:43:28.239 --> 00:43:34.239 these videos for Amazon or you're making videos for Youtube or Tiktok or instagram or 654 00:43:34.239 --> 00:43:37.599 wherever you're creating video, there's gonna be some tools that are gonna help you 655 00:43:37.639 --> 00:43:43.719 out. So be back here Thursday at four PM. And once again I 656 00:43:43.840 --> 00:43:45.159 missed the Oh no, there's the end screen. All right, we'll see 657 00:43:45.159 --> 00:44:02.320 guys then.