Are you creating video tutorials and courses that you would like to get some organic promotion on? If so, are you interested in collaborating with me to share those videos on my YouTube channel because this has proven successful for me doing this with other creators?
Organic YouTube Promotion for Video Courses on Udemy, Teachable, and Thinkific?
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I’m grateful I’ve got hundreds of thousands of subscribers, millions of views on YouTube. Many of the people following me on YouTube are interested in free video courses and tutorials.
One way I’m available to collaborate is if you have produced a video course on something like say, Joe Parys did a recent one on Final Cut Pro X.
Joe Parys gives me an hour of the video course for free that gives a preview of his several hour-long course. I do a little one-minute intro, I then render that as an entire video and upload it to my channel.
I did this with Joe Parys on an Android development tutorial and this is the data I’m showing you here in the background.
That one video Joe Parys and I uploaded a year ago, since we uploaded it, just in the last 76 days has earned 581,000 impressions on YouTube and got 19,000 views from those impressions just in the last 76 days.
That, if you had to pay for it would cost you several thousand dollars to get those same results in terms of ads. What’s really cool is that Joe Parys has got this completely, well not completely for free, but Joe Parys gave me the video and I put this up on my channel.
The beauty of this is if you have a video course or something to sell you can sell it. I will even tell people where to go to buy it in the intro. I don’t take any affiliate commission in the videos I do now because my angle on this is the ad revenue.
You see, I’ve earned a thousand dollars in ad revenue on this video I uploaded with Joe Parys and I’ve also got 619,000 views and 8,000 subscribers on my channel.
What I do is, I collaborate and give you the chance to reach a huge audience for free that you wouldn’t be able to reach most likely just by uploading it on your channel, most of the views in the last 48 hours on this video are coming from YouTube search.
The bigger your YouTube channel is, the higher and easier it is for you to rank a video higher.
Therefore, in collaborating with me to put videos on my channel, you have got a chance to reach my audience for free and our combined effort has a good shot to rank a video much higher than doing it on a smaller channel, even if you use the exact same video.
For example, you put an hour free preview of your video, upload it, and then try to sell your course there. You can even partner with me, give me the exact same video. I will take your intro off, do my intro instead, then drop it straight into the course after that.
Therefore, for most of the people, the average viewer doesn’t watch that long. The average viewer only watches a little bit at the beginning. It will seem like two completely different videos. It will give us the chance to try twice to rank the same content much higher.
Now, you might ask, “Okay, well that looks like a great deal. How do I actually get to work with you on this?”
There is one critical qualification on this.
Well, there are two critical qualifications.
First, it needs to be some kind of free educational or tutorial video.
Ideally, the video you will give me should be at least 30 minutes long. If you want to sell a video course, the video course should be at least twice as long as what you give me.
Therefore, like Joe Paris, that Android development tutorial was several hours long. The course itself was at least twice as long as the video we did.
So, this is not up for just any kind of videos. These should be free educational videos that provide people with useful skills, especially for online applications and software.
Therefore, the video should be useful by itself without having to buy anything. It should provide some knowledge for free.
This is not just a call to have me upload all of your YouTube videos.
The second thing is, you must be a member of my partner program for a chance to collaborate with me on this.
I don’t accept any invitations outside of my partner program because the partner program eliminates the majority of people who would like to do this.
The partner program requires either a $49 a month payment or lifetime access for $1,000, which cuts out everyone who just wants a freebie.
The partner program gives us the chance to then figure out the best thing to share on my channel naturally.
The partner program does not guarantee I will share anything for you.
The partner program gives you access to directly message me and post things that I see help me get to know your channel.
Once I get to know what you do, like I know what Joe Parys does well now, it’s very easy for us to collaborate on videos. Joe Parys has me on a Dropbox folder, when he publishes a new video course he can just throw the videos in, throw a title and description in, I do a little intro, render it and upload it. It’s very easy for both of us to do.
The partner program allows us to build that kind of relationship where we can easily work together. If you would like to join the partner program, will you please go to Jerrybanfield.com/partners?
Because there we can get started building our relationship to the point where when you release a new video course, you can throw a 30-plus minutes worth of preview videos that provide useful tutorials in and of themselves, and then I will be happy to render an intro and put the whole video up on my channel giving you the chance to get the kind of data I just showed over here for yourself.
It is an opportunity to get potentially hundreds of thousands of impressions and tens of thousands of views, this just within 90 days from a video that has gotten over half a million views and millions of impressions on YouTube with YouTube Search being the largest single traffic source of those impressions.
Thank you very much for watching this with me.
I appreciate the chance to learn how to collaborate and share how to collaborate together. I know when I was a new instructor teaching my video courses online, I wish something had been this easy and straightforward for me to put my content out there without asking anything more than a membership fee and building a relationship with the creator.
I love you.
You are awesome and I hope this is useful for you if you would like to know how to collaborate with me on YouTube.
Edits from video transcript by Michel Gerard at www.michelgerardonline.com.