YouTube Secrets

The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Following and Making Money as a Video Influencer
Narrated by: Sean Cannell, Benji Travis
Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
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YouTube has changed our world- from how we view video to how we connect and market - opening a new entrepreneurial landscape to ambitious individuals. Thousands of people generate six to seven figures annually from online video content. And, with the right road map, you too could be en route to real influence and income. 

In YouTube Secrets, online video experts Sean Cannell and Benji Travis draw on a decade of experience as well as interviews with more than 100 top creators to give you a step-by-step YouTube success playbook. You’ll learn:

  • The seven essential ingredients for a profitable channel 
  • New strategies for getting views and subscribers 
  • Ten ways to make money on YouTube 
  • And much more 

Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, this book will show you how to use YouTube to build a following, create a lucrative business, and make a massive impact in people’s lives.

©2018 Sean Cannell and Benji Travis (P)2018 Sean Cannell and Benji Travis
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Don't use a credit on this. Moderately passable

In one sentence: It was OK, but whoever let Benji read should be fired.
Detail: I understand why the authors felt that they should read the book. I don't understand why the engineers allowed them to. Sean was ok, his chapters were listenable. Benji, brother, you do good things but as Gary says, you need to know your strengths. Reading aloud is not your strong suit. This should have been passed to a professional narrator. They have a chapter in the book about hiring out jobs that a creator doesn't want to/or can't do... for the revision include "reading the audio version" as a job to be hired out.
As for the meat of the book, it was ok. There isn't really much new in here, and some things are rushing up to their expiration date. One point was the focus on (unpaid) internships. Yes, it is tempting to pull a Tom Sawyer and try to get someone to paint the fence for you, but a couple of the examples seemed to strain at the bounds of ethics.

To Sean and Benji: I know this is a somewhat harsh critique, but I think you guys can do better. This book was released in March 2019, so I would have expected more recent examples. Even if it meant that this revision was different in some places than the print versions (and screwing up whispersync).

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Full of practical and up to date ideas and tips

This book was great. I think I will be referencing it several times. Great advice and it give you a blueprint of what you need to do exactly to build and excel in your YouTube channel. I’m so glad I finally got the opportunity to listen to it!

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Awesome audiobook for creator success!

YouTube is the platform. Video Influencers are the experts. Learn to share your content online, build a community, and generate a legit income.

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Content always trumps technique!

Sean and Benji are great guys and I love their content. Their hard work, preparation and experience are evident herein. They are not, however, skilled narrators. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, despite the "rough around the edges" presentation!

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Great Resource!

Tremendous resource for motivating and building my channel. Simple listen and helpful. Now time to act. Thanks Sean and Benji!

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I'm very glad a read this book.

These to two are really honest and want you to do well. This is not a fluff book trying to sell a backdoor product, but a great honest effort to get you some motivation and examples of people on YouTube.

Could it have gotten more advanced and deeper? sure but who cares still worth reading.

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Must read if you are going to start a YouTube channel

Absolutely love their content on YouTube and this book is just as amazing keep up the great work guys

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great book from 2 trusted and proven Youtubers

I read the book a couple months ago and now listened to it in one night also, recommended you do both also, while listening you can just soak it in while working on other stuff which I like but sitting down and reading definitely helps as well

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10k subscribers dont buy

if you have at least 10k subscribers dont buy this book it's for people starting out

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Influencer advise Not to be overlooked!

Sean and Benji will give you the tools and YouTube advice to make your passion grow.

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  • Stuart Bugden
  • 08-23-19

Good but wish there was more content

I love these guys and follow their Youtube channel. The book is a bit incomplete though. They spend more time talking about them and not about growing the readers channels. Save your money and just watch their amazing youtube videos - they're way better

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-25-20

Copyrights

I wish the topic of copyrights was discussed thoroughly. As it can break the whole channel.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-24-20

Thank you.

This is the best book ever on YouTube. Thank you Sean and Benji. Going to put this into practice, definitely going to crush it and one day, I'd be on video influencer's channel!

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  • Onyiitv
  • 06-07-20

Loved it.

This helped me to get my motivation back as I am thinking of closing my channel. But I think I will just pivot my channel instead and try a different niche.

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  • Rugby Fit
  • 07-29-19

Great for getting you started on your YouTube journey

It was a quick and easy listen. It’s full of tips and actionable steps to get you started on your YouTube journey... Make sure you have a pen and paper handy to take notes 👍🏼

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-19

Enjoyed listening

I enjoyed listening to the book. I recommend this book to anyone who want to be a youtuber. I got many ideas from it. I am going to buy the hard copy of this book soon In Sha Allah. I have to keep this book in my room. ;D. Thank you Sean, Benji and Team.

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  • david healy
  • 09-18-19

Too much about other youtubers.

I wouldn't mind a few examples of other people's success but it's all the way through the book. Taking all that out would leave a very short book.

I love the YouTube channel though.

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  • Mihai C.
  • 04-09-19

Not that much value

sorry guys i follow your new to and i was expecting girl on mower from this book lot of general ideas and have a few tactics most of the chicken actually Google better luck next time