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I am looking at starting a Digital Product where I show others how to make money self publishing, I have made good money doing this. I am wondering if it is better to create a blog or youtube channel to drive traffic. I was thinking of first creating lots of free great content and following, then funneling people through a mailing list free product (squeeze page) then offer. What is better a good youtube channel or a good blog?
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  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    You may want to do both. Set up the youtube channel and use it to drive traffic to your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author dayus444
    Yes, both ways will give you the opportunity to get more eye balls on your offer. I would explore the two channels.
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  • I would set both up but I would focus on building your traffic source primarily first which is YouTube. By building your YouTube channel up, you're also building up your blog because you can direct your YouTube traffic there. It's a win-win by doing it this way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Get Mega Rich
    it really depends on your personality. Writing can make you just as much money as video blogging. It's your strategy in conveying your brand that ultimately matters more than what platform you choose to promote yourself in. What do I do? I do youtube vlogging/tutorial videos on programming. That's my niche. For my niche, it's way easier to do videos with voiceovers because I feel like I can make a better connection with the people watching. I hope whichever media you choose, you become affluent. Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by redpillbjj View Post

    I am looking at starting a Digital Product where I show others how to make money self publishing, I have made good money doing this. I am wondering if it is better to create a blog or youtube channel to drive traffic. I was thinking of first creating lots of free great content and following, then funneling people through a mailing list free product (squeeze page) then offer. What is better a good youtube channel or a good blog?
    IMO - You should do both.
    Setup a blog and use youtube to help drive traffic to it. (IMO)
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by redpillbjj View Post

    I am looking at starting a Digital Product where I show others how to make money self publishing, I have made good money doing this. I am wondering if it is better to create a blog or youtube channel to drive traffic. I was thinking of first creating lots of free great content and following, then funneling people through a mailing list free product (squeeze page) then offer. What is better a good youtube channel or a good blog?

    For me ,Iam leaning more towards YT these days. Alhough I do blogging and still have quite a number of them.

    And as I say when I go to Mcdonalds drive-thru ( as others have said already) you cannot go wrong with a combo


    - Robert Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author matteomatt
    Do both. Youtube make take longer to build a following, but when you do it is worth it. Blog can get traffic from youtube, and vice versa. You can embed youtube videos on your blog for added views as well, and it adds content to your blog.

    I would recommend start both. Especially start the blog to get initial search engine recognition to start ranking up. Start the channel and start uploading regularly. As far as growth it may be easier to focus on one first, but I recommend start both.
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  • Profile picture of the author martbost
    I personally use my YouTube channel to drive traffic to the relevant articles on my Blog and I also embed the video that drove them there into the actual article.

    I also ensure that the same tags I use in my videos to rank them are also present as relevant tags in the taxonomy of my blog article to assist in the rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author shmol
    I would definitely do both.

    Some people use Youtube and while others like blogs, so this way you will grab people from both places.

    Hope this Helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfecthomebuz
    Both are okay even though many now prefer short videos. You can do both.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    You need to do both! Youtube is one of the best way to get leads as billions of persons are on there daily. You can then redirect them to your blog where you can capture leads and promote your products to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelch
    Both if you can. In fact, throw in the other social media sites as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author redpillbjj
    Should I create, blog or youtube channel first?
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Originally Posted by redpillbjj View Post

      Should I create, blog or youtube channel first?
      Just make a decision and get to work. We can not hold your hand on this.

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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
      Neither.

      Build an email list first, and only then think about a blog and Youtube.. as a means of driving traffic to your list, because collecting leads should be your priority (if you plan on selling or promoting something).
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    • Profile picture of the author Shana Walters
      Originally Posted by redpillbjj View Post

      I am looking at starting a Digital Product where I show others how to make money self publishing, I have made good money doing this. I am wondering if it is better to create a blog or youtube channel to drive traffic. I was thinking of first creating lots of free great content and following, then funneling people through a mailing list free product (squeeze page) then offer. What is better a good youtube channel or a good blog?
      I am on board with what everyone here has said, do both.

      Originally Posted by redpillbjj View Post

      Should I create, blog or youtube channel first?
      You can set up your blog and YouTube channel at the same time. After writing up and posting your first blog post, then create a video to compliment it with a link to the blog post in the description box. All the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author omer0
    I think you should do both. You can even embed your YouTube videos on your blog along side the written content
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  • Profile picture of the author opahopa333
    Create both, but focus on Youtube
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  • Profile picture of the author hammadsaeed
    if you want to sell something, build a same niche list then go for both
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
      Originally Posted by hammadsaeed View Post

      if you want to sell something, build a same niche list then go for both
      If in doubt just repeat what the guy above you said..
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  • Both are good but Youtube is batter then blog. So you focus youtube perfectly.
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  • Profile picture of the author LukaB
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    I'd try YouTube first.

    Video format is a fantastic way to show off your riches that you have earned from your work, just look at Tai Lopez for inspiration.

    Take a look at this great guide on YouTube SEO also, make sure you out rank your competitors.
    How To Do SEO on YouTube
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Go for both having a youtube channel and blog also you will became more autority in your audience eyes and of course you will get more sales and traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author classejewels1
    Go for both and user other social platform with them as well. Excellent way to drive traffic to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tesslady
    Buddy, nothing is better than the other. Both are GREAT! So split your efforts into having a great Youtube channel and a great blog. Then, your plans follow. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author angelaharris2014
    It all depends on what kind of content are you creating.

    Both platforms have very different sets of people.

    Both Platforms make you money. Content is the key. If your content is good and original you will for sure make money.
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