Are YouTube videos, like this one, a viable way to build my email list?

by JamesJ
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I have uploaded YouTube videos before. Some of them got significant traffic.
But here I am trying to build an email list for the first time and I am using new animation software to create the video. It is also a brand new YouTube account.

I am sure there are people on Warrior Forum that know a lot more about YouTube than I do.

At the end of the video I link to a free eBook offer for people who join my newsletter. I am using YouTube annotations for that. Is that the right/optimal way to do it?

What do you think about the quality of the animation and sound? I am pretty sure I could get a bit better at it if a made a few more videos.


Could I get feedback on the YouTube and general SEO of the video?
#build #email #list #viable #videos #youtube
  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Mace
    I can 100% vouch that YouTube videos can build you a massive list.

    Using in-video annotations and strong call to actions are crucial.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Learning to optimize your video for keywords with youtube and google. Having a call of action maybe a couple of times throughout your video. Put your landing page down in the description..
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Reed
    Mastering video is definitely the way to go.

    I won't say that we've "mastered" it by any stretch
    the imagination but we do receive a fair number
    of compliments on the videos we produce.

    Our blog has shifted from word based to video
    based with just a few sentences describing the
    video.

    I personally do not care for the video you have
    here because it does not "grab" me.

    It almost seems like the content and animations
    are not really connected and telling the same
    story at the same time.

    I think you would do better if you were in the
    video speaking to me directly and the using
    less animation and only at key focus points.

    Just one man's opinion of course... if there was
    only one way to do it, all the videos would be
    identical.
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    • Profile picture of the author joshmoney
      i agree that there is more than one way to kin a cat, however, it would be more effective if you were to combine the calls to action with relevant video.
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      • Profile picture of the author JamesJ
        Originally Posted by joshmoney View Post

        i agree that there is more than one way to kin a cat, however, it would be more effective if you were to combine the calls to action with relevant video.
        Maybe I can address that with a summary at the end of the video.
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  • Profile picture of the author brandons1025
    The animation is very nice, too nice, in my opinion.
    I got distracted by it and failed to capture most of the important points that you are explaining on the video.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by JamesJ View Post

    Are YouTube videos, like this one, a viable way to build my email list?
    I would have your face in the video talking. I think your video is borderline "video-article" - which you will get banned for. Show these people who you are. I had some crazy comments on 1 video I created. So funny that it made me laugh - but the comments were positive and they liked the video. Consider it.
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  • Profile picture of the author IncomeWitness
    I would have made the title a little bit longer such as:

    Website Monetization Ideas - How to Make Money with Blogs and Other Sites

    The key to getting a lot of traffic to your video is to get your video to show up in the main Google search results for a keyword phrase that gets a lot of searches. Of course, you need to create a quality video that gets tons of likes and a high average view time to achieve this goal.
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