The Complete YouTube Course: Make Viral Videos and Rank #1 on YouTube.

Jerry Banfield, Teaches 84 Skillshare Classes

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51 Videos (5h 53m)
    • What do you want to make videos about? What have you done already on YouTube?

    • YouTube channel success second step. Upload a new video now!

    • YouTube channel success third step. What are you doing well? What can improve?

    • You will be able to do anything you want to on YouTube after taking this course!

    • 2014 Rapid Growth on YouTube Search

    • Create and upload your first viral YouTube video right after watching this!

    • Start on YouTube and then work your way into making Udemy courses

    • Case study of how to make new viral YouTube videos + earn with Google AdSense.

    • $2,500 per sale from YouTube tutorial videos with an "email for more help" link.

    • Patreon allows you to get paid to make YouTube videos and more!

    • Get paid to make YouTube videos by adding fan funding to your YouTube channel.

    • I challenge you now to find a type of video you can make one of every single day

    • Introduction to the YouTube video editor and how to get free videos you can use!

    • How to make a niche topic video using the YouTube video editor + add your audio

    • YouTube video uploading title, tagging, and description walkthrough

    • YouTube title optimization tips for YouTube search and YouTube suggested video

    • YouTube tagging tutorial in depth for maximizing suggested video views.

    • YouTube video descriptions in depth. Long descriptions are WAY better!

    • YouTube Keyword tool for expanding your description and making a better title.

    • Adding a secret tag to increase suggested video views on your youtube channel

    • Proof these YouTube strategies are working rapidly for me now making this course

    • How to make a great YouTube thumbnail with Canva based on data.

    • YouTube thumbnail creation simply with Fiverr

    • YouTube thumbails in search ranking for branding consistently and getting clicks

    • Introduction to YouTube analytics including views, minutes watched + top videos.

    • YouTube analytics traffic sources explained for YouTube search + suggested video

    • YouTube subscriber analytics tab explained for how to know which videos get subs

    • YouTube search analytics how to get more than only top 25 entities available

    • How to spy on your competitor's keywords on YouTube and optimize your video rank

    • YouTube ranking secrets: how to push from third up to number one in the rankings

    • Optimizing your YouTube video tags, title, and description based on analytics.

    • See how YouTube advertising has been the key to my channel's consistent growth.

    • YouTube advertising tutorial 2015 with Google AdWords for video.

    • YouTube ads for Udemy course sales: Hands on YouTube advertising tutorial 2015.

    • YouTube advertising for direct clicks to sales after making the global campaign.

    • YouTube comments and engagement explained why it is valuable for growth.

    • I try to answer every comment on my YouTube channel. Think 80/20 here!

    • How to add your biggest YouTube fans to a Google plus circle with three clicks

    • YouTube viral video creation fast tutorial and overview.

    • YouTube viral video launch day 2 reviewing the ad campaign and initial views.

    • Filming videos in 1080p HD easy with Camtasia Sutdio

    • My new filming system using iPhone with iRig HD mic + screen capture software.

    • Why I upload videos 1 to 3 at a time and try to do it each day.

    • How to handle copyright claims and avoid getting flagged for copyright.

    • YouTube live streaming launched my first viral video! See how to get started.

    • How to setup your first live event or live stream on YouTube.

    • Getting the live stream for a video game started with elgato game capture HD.

    • Challenges: YouTube export error setting up my live stream. Twitch lagging.

    • Copyright strikes on YouTube: how to follow up and appeal.

    • How to remove a YouTube copyright strike and complete the counter notification.

    • YouTube connected me with a way of living that is awesome. How can you do it?


About This Class

If you want to be successful on YouTube, you might love this course! When you take this course now, you lifetime access to principles and strategies responsible for bringing me over 3 million YouTube views, over 15,000 subscribers, and 10,000+ sales. You can apply what you learn in this course to whatever you are doing! Students posting discussions in the course now are mostly using YouTube as a hobby or for business and hoping to eventually make money by uploading videos.

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Jerry Banfield

Teaches 84 Skillshare Classes

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How did you get here with me?

In 2005 while I was in college at the University of South Carolina, I tried to start working online. I signed up for an MLM program and a survey website. A month later, I had refunds from both and figured working online was not possible because everything was a scam. The truth was I was afraid to fail again.

In 2011, I moved in with my wife and launched an online business focusing on video game addiction in an attempt to avoid dealing with any of my other problems. In a few months, I changed my business to selling shirts because I realized there was no money in video game addiction. A year after starting my business, I dropped out of my criminology PHD program at the University of South Florida to run my business full time which by then had changed to helping clients with Facebook and Google ads based on my experience failing to do them successfully for myself.

In 2013, I starting sharing everything I knew for free on YouTube because I hoped it would help me get more clients. By April 2014, I was nearly bankrupt after failing at 15+ different business models. I was also nearly dead from trying to drink the pain away and fortunately the fear of death motivated me to get into recovery. Being in recovery motivated me to focus more on being of true service to others and less on what I would get out of it. I started making courses online with Udemy which soon turned into my first real business. I partnered with as many talented instructors as I could and learned from top instructors how to get my courses the most sales.

In 2015, I tried making some inspirational videos sharing what I learned in recovery and got an amazing response on YouTube. To make the background on my videos more interesting, I started making the inspirational videos while playing video games. To make a more helpful website, I hired a freelancer to convert the videos into blog posts including this about page originally.

By 2016, the Udemy courses I was teaching had made nearly $2 million dollars in sales with me receiving over $600,000 of that before they banned me because of what they said were policy violations despite me literally praying to God to follow the rules and being obsessed with following the policies. To make that $600,000, Google, Facebook, and contractors billed around $400,000 leaving me with about $200,000. Then, the US government took over $60,000 and the companies I borrowed money from in 2014 to avoid going out of business took another $50,000. After five years in business and even with great fortune on Udemy which made up for 4 years of losses, I am still barely able to pay my bills and have none of the security of a “real job” despite working 10 times more than I have ever worked anywhere else.

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Jerry Banfield

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