Well, I Got Into YouTube Sooner Than I Expected (Uh-Oh!)

Last Update: May 21, 2019

So...

I read a few success stories here on WA about YouTube marketing (Dylan, Tiffany, Chris aka Benji's Dad) and I was eager to get started too.

I started watching more videos on this, including Jay's live webinars here at WA.

And thought I'd start with my experience on making money online channel or a channel that's related to my Amazon niche site (tech-related).

While I was "thinking" it turned out that my sister in law who's a PRO when it comes to nails started making videos and sharing on Instagram.

And apparently even created a channel as well.

(Her work below)

Problem was that she has NO idea how affiliate marketing works and has zero knowledge on SEO.

Not only that she hates that stuff.

When she realized that this is exactly what I do (with websites), we decided to combine our forces and make that channel work.

So...

  • She creates how-to tutorials on nails art, takes pics and edits her videos.
  • I optimize the channel, videos, add links and everything else on SEO/affiliate marketing.

And it's a great experience for me too before starting my own channels on MMO and tech gear!

Crazy how life turns out.

I got into YouTube sooner than I thought lol.

Lesson:

Keep your ears and eyes wide open if you don't want to miss out on opportunities, and use your strengths to your advantage!


Looking for your feedback:

I'd love to hear your feedback on videos, thumbnails etc.

We're shooting with iPhone 8+ for now but IMHO the quality is pretty good for a new channel. Any tips/suggestions are appreciated!

The channel is called Trendy Nail Secrets.

(Originally she named it Toronto Nails School but I advised her that it's very limited. She wanted to keep TNS abbreviation because she has certificates, so I came up with Trendy Nail Secrets. What do you think? :D)


P.S.

I'm looking for feedback here, that's why I'm sharing the link here.

I'm not sharing any affiliate links here. As far as I know Kyle allows adding links to WA posts that isn't blunt self-promotion/affiliate link baits but let me know if I'm in a dangerous territory here, and I'll check with him personally.

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Vickic3 Premium
I love the name and think its awesome you are both working together
Go well and have fun
Vicki
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Vicki!
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Mick18 Premium
Great opportunity for you. I like the new name. Love those Mickey & Minnie nails.
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Zarina Premium
Yeah, my sister in law is amazing at what she does! Thanks for your support, Mickey!
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FKelso Premium
You have come upon a great opportunity. So glad for you -- what a nice way to learn the YouTube stuff. Hope it goes well.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you Fran!

I love Edison's quote: "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." And I try to keep my ears/eyes open for new opportunities :)
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RobbieS2 Premium
Wow, awesome Zarina! That's great to jump into it and get that experience before getting into your own!

Nice channel! Thumbnails are so cool and the music definitely sets the vibe! I also like the channel name - it's catchy!

Great job as always :)
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Zarina Premium
Hey Robbie, thanks a bunch for your support!

The videos and music = my sis in law does all that, it'd probably take me forever to find the right one haha. And her niche doesn't even require talking if she doesn't feel comfortable yet.

But it's a GREAT practice indeed because my sis in law can really pump out videos regularly, and I'll do the job that I like and that she hates 😄

Funny thing with the name, my sis in law is like: "Whatever you come up with, just have TNS abbreviation."

Had to use google and thesaurus, and quickly came up with Trendy Nail Secrets. Definitely better than Toronto Nail School (she did private group classes in Toronto but it no longer applies online).

Thanks for your input man, appreciate it :)
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RobbieS2 Premium
Sounds like you guys have it all figured out! She's really talented by the way - like that's insane!

Cool! The name definitely sticks! Have fun with it :) And anytime!!
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Zarina Premium
Ohhhh yeah! Today we found out that the nail company even tried to sell the courses under her name here in Toronto. That's how pro she is, everything nail related she can do it, it's crazy.

Thanks man, can't wait to grow :)
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AffMktgRt Premium
Congrats on the new marketing platform.

Wishing you great success!

Blessings
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Zarina Premium
Thank you, Gabriel!
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BobMargroff Premium
Congrats on the early “launch” into YouTube. Be sure to keep us informed as to how it goes.

I eventually would like to do one of my own...however my 9 year-old daughter is eager to do her own channel and has been talking about it long before I started here at WA.

So, I may be getting into it sooner than I expect...just like you. I fear I’m just not ready yet.

I wish you the best and I hope it is a smashing success!

Bob M
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Zarina Premium
Bob, one of the famous video influencers Sean Cannell keeps saying "start before you're ready". You just need to take that step. I know it's scary and likely LOTS to learn but you need to take that step.

And if you do it with your daughter it's even better, it's empowering to have a family member who's on the same "vibe" as you.

Plus, by staying consistent you'd likely improve the quality of life for you AND for your daughter (when she grows up she'll have a massive following and possibly a passive income).
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BobMargroff Premium
That’s why I do support her on this. It would be awesome to see her build a huge following.

Have you heard of Team Edge on YouTube...she’s a big fan and all their associated vlogs. I think that’s where she got the bug to do this.

Thanks for your words of encouragement, I guess whenever she is ready is when it’ll happen.

👍
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Zarina Premium
Onwards and upwards!
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BobMargroff Premium
👍😀
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