Hmmm Blog or Youtube?

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Hey guys, not too long ago I started a blog and a Youtube channel at the same time.

Overtime I realized making videos was more of my thing compared to writing (I always had crappy grades in English). So naturally I focused more on my Youtube Channel and my blog's content and traffic came to a screeching halt.

Any advice as to where I go from here? Restart the blog? Focus on Youtube? Whats the pros and cons of each of them? Also... im like 80% done on an Ebook... where to go from here...should I sell it on Youtube... sorry for all these newbie questions... any advice will be greatly appreciated!
#blog #hmmm #youtube
  • Profile picture of the author glowworm
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    Outsource the copy. Carry on with YouTube.
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    • Profile picture of the author Yu Hong
      Originally Posted by glowworm View Post

      Outsource the copy. Carry on with YouTube.
      what do you mean by outsource the copy?? U mean for affiliates to sell for me? or get it outsourced to get finished...?
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      • Profile picture of the author bizamanda
        Yes, outsource the copy means that you can ask somebody to finish article writing for you, so you don't have to write it by yourself. You can find many article writers in the "warrior for hire" section.

        It will much better if you could combined the youtube video with the website content...to get maximum result

        Cheers,
        Bizamanda

        Originally Posted by Yu Hong View Post

        what do you mean by outsource the copy?? U mean for affiliates to sell for me? or get it outsourced to get finished...?
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    • Profile picture of the author OutsourceFactor
      Originally Posted by glowworm View Post

      Outsource the copy. Carry on with YouTube.
      Maybe glowworm meant, outsource writers to write content for you and then you could continue with your youtube posting.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Gray
        Hi,

        I definitely recommend both especially the blog.

        Set yourself up some kind of alert and use it to force yourself yto post once a day to your blog.

        You could be posting about the video you put up on you tube, your day, ideas etc, IMO a blog is a must now a days.

        Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author Al amin
    You must need a blog it doesn't matter how good you are doing with your Youtube channel. Try to focus on blog and publish quality videos on youtube and drive traffic form there and try to make money using your traffic in a useful way where visitors will also get benefited.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Izerman
    Id say focus on youtube if that's what you enjoy doing.
    But don't leave the blog to die completely.
    Try using youtube as a way of driving traffic to your blog.

    /Izerman
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  • Profile picture of the author kingofthesouth
    I combined my YouTube videos with my blog! Ranked on the 1st page of google for my specific keywords in just 12 days. I say add videos inside your blog with good content. Worked for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yu Hong
    Thanks guys this helps alot... one more question if somebody can quickly answer..

    I figured my blog domain name is not that great, paid for hosting for 3 years already w bluehost. is there anything I can do? get a refund or change the name? Thanks once again you guys are the best
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    • Profile picture of the author bizamanda
      Domain name and hosting are different. Hosting is the place where you park the domain. Domain itself is the address, and you can change the domain name by buying the new one that will only cost you a few bucks (way cheaper than 3 years hosting rent )

      Hope it's help
      Cheers,
      Amanda

      Originally Posted by Yu Hong View Post

      Thanks guys this helps alot... one more question if somebody can quickly answer..

      I figured my blog domain name is not that great, paid for hosting for 3 years already w bluehost. is there anything I can do? get a refund or change the name? Thanks once again you guys are the best
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      • Profile picture of the author Yu Hong
        Originally Posted by bizamanda View Post

        Domain name and hosting are different. Hosting is the place where you park the domain. Domain itself is the address, and you can change the domain name by buying the new one that will only cost you a few bucks (way cheaper than 3 years hosting rent )

        Hope it's help
        Cheers,
        Amanda
        oooohh I see lol, I didn't even know that those two things were different... I'm learning!! thanks!!
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  • Profile picture of the author goguy
    It seems you are passionate about Youtube, so go ahead with the video stuffs, you will definitely succeed and find someone to do the blog part for you, with that you can profit from both.
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  • Profile picture of the author dreamer90
    I would do youtube if you are not good with english *grammar and etc*... and it seems you are more passionate about it anyway. Source somebody from freelancer.com to do a blog for you, that has excellent writing skills. Do SEO. With all that in mind, you will profit with both ideas (youtube and blog)
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    • Profile picture of the author HeatherH
      Originally Posted by dreamer90 View Post

      I would do youtube if you are not good with english *grammar and etc*... and it seems you are more passionate about it anyway. Source somebody from freelancer.com to do a blog for you, that has excellent writing skills. Do SEO. With all that in mind, you will profit with both ideas (youtube and blog)
      Freelancer is where I get all my outsourcing done! Ask for a sample first though!
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  • Profile picture of the author gjohansson1
    Just post the videos on your blog!

    Who ever said you needed written content to call it a blog?

    Well, a lot of people I guess but that's not the point! lol

    YouTube loves when the videos are embedded, so if you embed the video on your site and that post gets shared, your video will have more importance in YouTube search AND Google.

    Especially if you focus on building an audience in Google+ (hint)

    I would also suggest linking your blog and YouTube account to Google+ if you haven't already so you can have your picture show up next to search results.

    I do both a blog and YouTube (and G+) and have been gradually getting better results every week which is sweet.

    All in all, I would say focus on YouTube and simply embed the video on your blog as a new post.

    It's your choice whether you want to promote the video or the blog post after that.

    Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author wanderinglex
    What gjohansson1 said above, plus I'll add that you should create short summaries of the video on the blog, as well, for SEO and to make it easier for people to decide if it's worth watching or not.

    Having your own blog has a lot of advantages over Youtube: you can do whatever you want there, you can host the videos anywhere and play them on your blog (in case YT decides to suspend your account for some reason or you upload a sensitive video), you have more control over monetization, and it's generally better long term.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewStark
    turn your blog into a vlog, and underneath each youtube video link it back to the blog url.

    On the blog just write bullet points of what is covered in the video, and encourage people to share the content socially to get and get a bit of viral action going on.
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  • Profile picture of the author seo-expert
    Use both to drive traffic... Add a blog article that talks about your YouTube video then add a link to your blog that points to that YouTube video.

    I'd use both Blogspot and YouTube. You'll get the best of both worlds. =)
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  • Profile picture of the author FIP
    Yu Hong

    Youtube is your strength. I'd continue with that ...and...i'd look at developing it further..

    Look at why you think you need a blog, then try to replicate that same experience or effect with youtube.

    If you can't, then rather than outsource your blog, make it meaningful with a quality over quantity approach.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMDealBox
    I would merge the two together - Blog -Youtube....like if you'd have a Youtube channel for your blog!

    YT brings quicker money! - I always prefer YouTube...but with YT i always feel like i don't own anything that i post!
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  • Profile picture of the author Yu Hong
    Thanks for the help everyone, much appreciated!
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    Seriously, I would do both.

    Make Youtube videos then post them onto your Blog. All you have to do is a little bit of writing with it saying something like...


    1. Say hi to your readers

    2. Tell 'em about the vid and how it will help them

    3. Then below the video, ask them what they think and to share their way/methods/secrets/opinions etc.

    Regarding the writing. I use to HATE writing but over the years, the more I've done it, the better I've got at it.

    At first I was always trying to write the perfect Blog post but as time went by, I developed my style of writing and now I can bash out articles in just a few minutes (Providing I'm knowledgable on the subject that is).

    Hope this helps.

    James Scholes
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    • Profile picture of the author Manie Amari
      Originally Posted by xxxJamesxxx View Post

      Seriously, I would do both.

      Make Youtube videos then post them onto your Blog. All you have to do is a little bit of writing with it saying something like...


      1. Say hi to your readers

      2. Tell 'em about the vid and how it will help them

      3. Then below the video, ask them what they think and to share their way/methods/secrets/opinions etc.

      Regarding the writing. I use to HATE writing but over the years, the more I've done it, the better I've got at it.

      At first I was always trying to write the perfect Blog post but as time went by, I developed my style of writing and now I can bash out articles in just a few minutes (Providing I'm knowledgable on the subject that is).

      Hope this helps.

      James Scholes
      I second James here.

      Also May I add, that your video's can be used for SEO on your blog. Get the plugin wpSpoiler and use it to hide the transcriptions of your video content. That way you get the beefits of both Vlogin & Blogging. I sue it on my blog all the time as I prefer to do videos rathe than write.

      Secondly to benefit from the crowd conversations you manage to build on your YouTube channel get the plugin Genki Comments and have your YouTube comments show actomatically on your blog. This again will help your post's get ranked and SEO standings.

      Manie
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  • Profile picture of the author prolink83
    If you are not good at something, focus on something you are good at, otherwise you will keep going the hurdles. Hire someone to focus on generating quality sales copy and implement your youtube videos with the sales material and post them on your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aira Bongco
    Why don't you just combine the two and create a video blog. You can link your videos to your blog so that they can see your other vids.
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  • Profile picture of the author MyNiches
    I also say go with both - use them to leverage one another and a rising tide will take all of your ships with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnpaulgrant
    Hi,

    I'd say you keep both. If you're not good in writing, then you can definitely outsource this thing. Leave that to the experts. Concentrate more on YouTube if its your expertise.
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerjaysen
    Maybe search on youtube for videos on how to make money with youtube.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yu Hong
    Thx for the advice everybody, didn't expect so much of it. This community is great
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