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Publisher's Summary

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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Very handy for beginners

I loved listening this audio book. Very useful for beginners. once is not enough. listening 2,3 would give more output.

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Great book

Packed with great YouTube tips and lightbulb moments. Some awesome quotes sprinkled throughout too. A great read.

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fantastic book with lots of nuggets

if you want to be cynical or cheap, just watch their think media channel, it covers all that is in the book, but if you want a succinct guide that is well written and an easy reference, buy this and support the guys helping you out. I have followed Sean for a long time and occasionally seen some of Benji's stuff and while Benji seems super nice, I found his reading in this to be let down. I am not wanting to be mean or rude, I just found him less enjoyable to listen to than Sean. Sean is clearly far more confident in his delivery which also makes his information, for me at least, have far greater impact and easier to remember. it's quite a short listen so can easily be consumed in one sitting but easy to split over a day or two if you are super busy, it still flows well.

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Absolute must read when you start on YouTube

Have you been overwhelmed by the sheer endless advice you find on YouTube about how to start on YouTube? Have you been unsure who's information to trust and which information will give you the best possible starting point to success? If at least one of these statements is true for you, this book is for you. The sheer power of this book lies in the simplicity everything is explained down to the point. YouTube Secrets sums up the infinite and steadily growing knowledge about how to create a career as a YouTube creator down into easy to understand principles. This way you will learn in a few hours what a solid foundation of a solid YouTube career means and how to achieve it. After the first read, you will continuously pick it up again, and again, and again, whenever your to busy to remember, how things are done correctly. Thank you so much Sean Cannell and Benji Travis: you did an invaluable Job here Guys! (Three stars for the Story is just, because there is not much story content in it. Whatever side story is told though, is surely 5 Stars worth too and very inspiring) Forever thankful, Rock Lofty Beats

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  • Scott
  • 04-08-2019

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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  • Maria Segovia
  • 25-04-2019

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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  • Jason
  • 08-03-2020

Think big my friends

Heavily promoted book written by a guy who spends his every waking hour taking about this title. It has some good information that is already on YouTube for free. Could have made this an hour long book. Maybe it was useful 10 years ago but now ever youtuber already knows this information. \ This book doesn't tell the most important information about the YouTube algorithm. Most of the advice is obvious and doesn't pay off as much as this guy claims. Such as, upload regularly. Every youtuber knows this already and yet, it doesn't impact the algorithm was much as it is claimed. I know people who stopped uploading videos and their channel still grew 1000's of subs every month for over a years. The truth is, no-one knows what really pushes videos to the top. These are highly guarded trade secrets. This mid-tier jack off knows nothing except one thing. It's more effective to spend 10 % of your time making videos / books and 90% promoting them even if they suck, which this book does.

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  • CoachD in Kentucky
  • 22-08-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-04-2019

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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  • Troy W. Hudson
  • 19-05-2019

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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  • biernact
  • 22-04-2019

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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  • Mark
  • 07-04-2019

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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  • Kevin Slavin
  • 29-03-2019

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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  • cletus seldin
  • 07-04-2019

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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  • Stuart Bugden
  • 23-08-2019

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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  • Naser
  • 15-12-2020

Basic information

You will find it anywhere for free on YouTube, they just trying to make extra money selling this with basic info that won’t benefit anyone unless he never did research on YouTube

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-11-2020

No dept

Too bad that the book just scratches the surface. No indept information at all. Just basic knowledge.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-06-2020

Copyrights

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

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  • sarah
  • 01-11-2020

loved it!

I wasn't going to get this book due to mixed reviews, I thought maybe they had already covered everything in YouTube videos but I must say I really enjoyed this book. Yes I've heard alot of it before but I had a few lightbulb moments throughout the book and thought it was well worth the read/listen

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  • videoblogger
  • 18-10-2020

good information

overall it is a good book, with good suggestions and lots of information for beginners and pros

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-06-2020

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
  • 07-06-2020

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
  • 29-07-2019

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
  • 07-07-2019

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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