WARNING: You may find this blog post controversial so read at your own discretion.
I know you?re beating your head against the wall trying to come up with a YouTube channel idea.
In this post I?m going to be giving you an idea you can roll with today but…it?s not for everyone.
This post is only for brave single men and you?ll see why.
I suck at girls
At some point in every guys life, (at least with straight dudes) they want to know how to get better at talking to women, period.
Now from experience, I know it goes beyond that because most guys want to have a normal relationship with a woman where you have casual sex.
Don?t start hating on me girls because that?s just the truth and besides it?s like that for women too and that?s okay.
I used to really suck at talking to girls. The way I went about learning how to was primarily through YouTube videos.
I realized there?s no magic pill, there?s no magic pick up line, in fact there?s really no other way to get better at it than by going out and learning from trial and error.
With that being said I have a fantastic YouTube channel idea for brave single men. Here it goes:
You really want to monetization plan in place because I don?t think you should just rely just on Google Adsense (although you should add it) for your channel.
Ultimately, I think you should create your own digital products (eBooks, membership sites, video courses) that you can sell for 100% profits and email subscribers, but instead here?s a product you can promote today.
It?s called ?The Tao of Badass? a product about dating/getting laid with women and it?s not your typical $7 ebook, it has a membership area, video courses and just looks like a really good product overall for guys that are struggling in this area of their life.
You?ll earn some good commissions if you can build a responsive audience that makes sales, trust me there are a lot of men that want to know how to get dates and have casual sex with women.
You?ll have to sign up for an affiliate account at Click Bank, it?s easy to do just go to the site and create an account as an affiliate.
After that, in order promote this product you can go to marketplace on the top right of the page:
This is what you?ll see after that:
After that, simply enter ?Tao of Badass? in the search field:
You see that big red button that says ?Promote?, click it and you?ll see this little window pop up
The account nickname part will just be your Click Bank ID (you can?t change this by the way) and you can add a tracking code if you wish.
Just hit create after that and you?ll see this:
The first link is the one you?ll be using.
Customizing your link for YouTube
This link is UGLY. It looks spammy and is not YouTube-friendly.
You don?t want to just copy and paste the hoplink into the description area of your videos, make it look nicer.
If you have a website and buy a cheap domain (or just use a subdomain), I recommend you use Pretty Link Lite which is free and will make your links look like this:
Domain name view: Yourdomainname.com/taoofbadass
Subdomain name view: subdomainname.yourdomainname.com/taoofbadass
However, if you can use Bit.ly or tinyurl if you don?t have a website.
Basically, they take that big, ugly link and customize it to say something like this:
Bit.ly view bit.ly.com/taoofbadass
Buy the product
Now I recommend you buy the product because that will be the content for your YouTube videos. There?s a 60-day money back guarantee, so you can get your money back, besides you?re just taking it for a test drive no?
Your channel can be all about this one product because it?s about dating for guys, an evergreen niche as long as men are around.
Track your results or even better make videos of you implementing their strategies. I?ve seen plenty of real raw footage videos of guys trying to talk to women and I?ve got to tell you…they?re super-addictive.
This is simple, but you do have to be brave.
For any of you that think that this is controversial and demeaning I just want to say that I understand, but I lived through having no self-esteem when I was younger and it SUCKED.
I don?t think guys have to live a life where they?re terrified of talking to women and NEVER have a girlfriend or have sex. I think those are just normal healthy things that pretty much every guy should experience.
Now just to recap: I have shared an awesome YouTube channel idea that you can start with today where you don?t have to even create your own product…yet.
I do think you should do this in the future, but that?s a topic for another day. This is one product that you can check out and make a real-life case study about. If you don?t like the product for any reason, it has a 60-day guarantee.
I have no affiliate links to this product, just a simple idea about an evergreen niche that a lot of guys struggle with you can use if you?re a single brave dude that?s looking to make a YouTube channel
Go get em? tiger.
I will depart with this video that helped me out when I was struggling:
How To Make A Full-Time Income With Fame Bit and YouTube
Sure you can make a full-time income on YouTube with Google Adsense.
But you know what? That shit is tough son.
Instead of aspiring to be the next PewDiePie or Taylor Swift who make CRAZY money with Google Adsense, you can make enough money to quit your job with a combination of a smaller YouTube channel with a good following and sponsorships.
That?s exactly what Dalynn Contreras and her girlfriend Angelica Perez are doing.
Their YouTube channels ?Jelly and Day? and ?Jelly and Day2? have teamed up with the sponsorship company Fame Bit out of Santa Monica, California. There you can either join them as a fellow YouTuber or a brand and make a full-time income together via sponsorships.
Some Of Their Numbers
According to CNN (at least back when this article was written), the couple is making about $4,000 a month (this was back when they had about 100,00 subscribers) which was enough for Angelica to quit her job, but Dalynn…not so much.
However, now one channel has over 172,000 subscribers and their second channel has over 51,000. Views and subscribers have increased which equals more eyes on whatever they?re promoting.
Now, these ladies have a monthly ?favorites? video where they feature 15 different brands that they actually use themselves and get a low price on their bids by putting them all on one video…smart.
BEST PART: They make roughly $200-$2,000 per advertiser, depending on their bid AND they get to keep the products.
How cool is that?
This goes to show you that you don?t have to have a huge channel, in fact, you can get started with Fame Bit if you have at least 1,000 subscribers.
So, what are you waiting for?
Get off yo? ass and start up a channel today!
Oh, before I go check this video out, it?s hilarious (there’s some cussing just FYI):
You won?t be disappointed.
I don?t recommend doing exactly what this dude is doing (although it is ridiculously entertaining), but I do think that the concept of his channel is friggin??hilarious and super entertaining.
Chris Schewe a.k.a. ?The Human Garbage Disposal? makes money by eating and drinking just about anything.
His channel is called Shoenice and here is his most popular video (his most popular videos are also liquor bottle slams, you’ll see what I mean):
He eats painter?s caulk, drinks WHOLE liquor bottles, eats boxes of crayons, and pretty much eats or drinks whatever his audience asks him to (now I?ve eaten a crayon when I was a kid, but geez).
Some Of The Numbers
According to Social Blade he has almost 500,000 subscribers, is close to 97,000,000 views, and has put nearly 700 videos his channel that was started back in April of 2008. He also makes anywhere from $336-$5,400 per MONTH doing what he does. Now to put that in perspective, that?s $4,000-$64,500 per YEAR.
Use this free?course?to get started with your own ridiculous YouTube channel now.
Now this is just what Chris is making with Google Adsense, we?re not even counting what he makes from sponsors.
A Little History On Shoenice
People either love him or hate him because he?s super crude, but there is more to than meets the eye.
Chris Schewe served in the Army back in the 1990?s in Iraq.
Ironically, the mission for this channel is to end world hunger, he saw many a poor child die of hunger while he served and also hopes to bring more awareness to the starving kids in Africa as well.
Now that?s one of the noblest reasons I?ve heard of when it comes to someone creating a crazy channel like this. This is definitely the most ridiculous way to make money on YouTube,?but don’t get me wrong I don’t condone you doing what he is. I just want you to use his channel as inspiration.
I think that his channel shows you that you can really use YouTube to get you some brands to start recognizing you (lord knows that liquor companies are talking to him). YouTube is not the end all be all, but you?re creating a following there so make it YOURS and people will follow you wherever else you point them towards for the most part.
Imagine if you made a channel where you approached women and said whatever line your audience told you to say (be smart about what you?ll actually say kiddos lol). Shoot, I know I?ve seen PLENTY of videos like that.
Heck, you could make your own kids? baking show if you?ve got some cute kids that are interested in that.
Make your cat into a superstar, record yourself gaming, give your opinion on political stuff.
No more excuses.
Get your own channel started today, ridiculous or not. It doesn?t have to be to end world hunger or anything like that, heck do it for fun while it?s free.
If you have a small business (or any business), ?use this free advertising!
Get started with your own little YouTube course?today.
Ok that?s it for this post, but I will depart with a silly little Halloween-y (yeah we’ll roll with that) video I recorded on Snap Chat last night:
Hope you liked it, later humans 😉
UPDATE: The Super Product Formula is no longer available 🙁
The Super Product Formula Review
(Click on the video above if you want to get an over-the-shoulder type of review)
The Super Product Formula by Alex Jeffreys hit the digital shelves on August 19, 2015, and it?s racked up over 2,000 sales (just on the front end) on JVZoo.
This review will tell you what I think are the pros and cons as I?ve personally bought this and am currently in the digital product creation process.
You be the judge on whether The Super Product Formula is for you. All I can tell you is what my experience has been so far and what I?m doing with the information provided.
Basically, you can create a digital product by either interviewing an expert, becoming or partnering up with an expert and maybe splitting the profits. Whatever it takes to?make the product.
As long as you can ask the questions in the interviews that Alex Jeffreys tells you to ask, you?re golden.
You can join Alex Jeffreys’ Facebook group and network with other like-minded individuals who can help review your product, create testimonials, and you can get free copies of stuff that will hit the digital shelves later.?
Multiple Media Options
First of all, Alex Jeffreys has close to 90 minutes of training that you can go over in either video, audio, or in PDF.
You can download any or all of these files so you can watch the video without an Internet connection, listen to the audio version in your car (or working out), or if you?re a reader like me, you can go directly to what you want to read in the PDF.
Alex goes through the training step-by-step and shows you mind maps he?s created on Mindmeister (free online tool, check it out) and explain each step thoroughly.
Fill In The Blank Templates
After you watch, hear, or read The Super Product Formula?s main training Alex has provided the following downloadable templates:
The 60-Minute Sales Letter Template
This includes what kind of copy you need in order to create a sales letter that…well sells. You?ll see that it is stuff that he includes in his own sales letters.
The Super Product Checklist?
A simple list on what?s the next step.
Interview Getting Email Swipe
You?re going to be interviewing experts so here?s a simple email you can send that is not too pushy (although I didn?t need to use this with my product just to be honest).
How the interview will go along with the questions you can tweak to your specific niche to ask the expert.?
How To Create An Impactful Interview
Additional questions that will help you overcome any vague or maybe short answers by your expert.
On top of the main training and fill in the blank templates, Alex has included the following bonuses in The Super Product Formula:
Alex?s ?Black Book? Resources Guide
?Basically what resources & tools he personally uses when creating a product.
The Lazy Man?s Outsourcing Guide?
Here you have links to how you can outsource the whole thing.
You can even outsource the interview itself?although I wouldn?t recommend this because I think you should brand yourself and get comfortable on camera.
Copy and Profit Email Swipe
Emails you send to the list you have built by creating your product.
Two Step Affiliate-Getting Email Swipe
Alex teaches you how to get affiliates to do the selling for you and gives you the exact email to send and when to send it.
More Unannounced Bonuses
Don?t worry I?m announcing them so you know EXACTLY what you?re getting.
?Here you get a 1-month coupon code for JVZoo Hosting.
The Five Pillars of Instant Internet Success
A link to Alex?s free 4 part video series where you can apply for his ?Inner Circle? if you want to supercharge making money online, but it will cost you.
I don?t know the price because I?m not in his Inner Circle and haven?t really looked into it for myself…yet lol.
Alex?s 3 Part Ebooks
You also get these 3 books as well:
I?m about halfway through?the 3rd book right now and can say that they?re pretty awesome.
They?re not stuffed with affiliate links, although there is a link at the bottom of them for some free coaching he was offering at the time they came out.
There?s very informative stuff in these books (these books are longer than usual), READ THEM IF YOU DECIDE TO BUY.
One big training module
The biggest con for me is that the main training is all in one roughly 90-minute video. I like it much, much better when the training is split up into multiple modules.
I think that makes it easier to follow than just watching the main training and taking notes, but that?s me. If this is a deal breaker I recommend you look for another product.
Upsells and Downsells
Here are the OTOs (One Time Offers) you will come across:
$47 Membership Coachingx
$27 The Ultimate Bundlex
I actually bought these and they?re pretty darn good, but I will say that the audio is a little crappy at times and some of the information is very similar in all honesty.
I will say that there is a bit of bad grammar in the Super Product Formula. Alex is a guy that was not meant for school and he does not hide that, he?s dyslexic and not a very good speller.
If this is a deal breaker I repeat, this is not the product for you.
I did notice that some of the interview questions get a little repetitive when you actually do your interviews. I?d say it?s best to tweak them a bit so you don?t come off as super redundant to correct this.
Well, here we are… I hate goodbyes!
Hahaha! I love that movie. It really got me through some tough times…
Ok so where were we??
Ah yes, my Super Product Formula Review conclusion (duh silly buns).
Hehe, I?m easily amused. How about you?
Seriously though, the Super Product Formula has been the quickest action I?ve taken on any product I?ve bought or just downloaded for free.
I STRONGLY recommend it (I?m not doing that I give it 7/10 stars or whatever, that?s not my style either I like it or not).
If you follow the formula to the tee you will be able to:
Create your own product
Learn how to do interviews and get comfortable on camera
Network with people you didn?t think you could network with
Make money with the email list you build?
I have included a few affiliate links above where I will make a commission. ?If you buy through me I also have a little bonus in there too that will help with the interview process.
This comes at no extra cost to you.If you don?t trust me enough to buy through me, that?s fine. I STILL RECOMMEND buying the Super Product Formula. Here is the Non-Affiliated Link to buy this: http://thesuperproduct.com/
I hope my Super Product Formula Review has been helpful. Right now it?s priced at $17, it?s not my product so I don?t know if it will stay at that price or go up someday.
It did go up from when I first bought it on a dime sale (which means the price goes up with every purchase from launch date).
That?s it guys, have a great day.
I will depart with this great quote:
[dropshadowbox align=”center” effect=”lifted-both” width=”300px” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]?But until a person can say deeply and honestly, ?I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,? that person cannot say, ?I choose otherwise.? ??Stephen R. Covey[/dropshadowbox]
Staggering numbers right?
Hahaha, hey I said this was done with FREE books, plus I kind of just did the work up front and every now and then I have a book sell and I just run over to the post office.
Now, this took place over about 2 months and for those wondering, $82.36 was my net profit.
Here?s how I did it and why you should try it too, it takes a little work, but it?s free money. Plus if you don?t half-ass it (like I did lol) you can really scale this up, I know someone who?s made a full-time income selling books on Amazon.
Now I?ll admit I learned this make money from home method from my good friend known as ?Zero Fatz? and you can see a WAY more in-depth way to do this in his membership site (cleverly placed affiliate link here, tee hee).
But for now, you can go for my ghetto version and still make some moolah ;).
Tools of the Trade
*I save money wherever I can just FYI, you should too*
Bookshelf: You can pick one up off of Craigslist for free usually (go to the getting free books section below on how to do this).
Printer:My girlfriend prints out copies for me from her work, hahaha just being honest. Alternatively you can just buy one (as long as it prints in black and white it?s fine) here?s a decent little printer from Amazon.
Bubble Mailers: The one thing I did buy was Kraft #2 bubble mailers, 8.5X12. Perfect for most books and you can buy them in bulk for cheap.
Packing tape: I haven?t bought packing tape yet because my roommate has some and it hasn?t finished lol. You will need it however, pick some up at your local Walmart, Family Dollar-type store, or just add this tape to your Amazon order along with the bubble mailers and printer. (You could print your copies at the local library it?s roughly $0.20 per copy, at least in Irving, TX).
Computer:Laptop or desktop will work as long as you can access your Amazon Seller account and print. (If you work at an office, just print your stuff there for free or use your local library just remember it?s going to cost you PER copy there).
Scale: Digital is better, here?s a nice scale you can get from Amazon.
Boxes:You will come across books that are bigger and heavier (make sure and check how much others are selling these for to see if they?re worth posting). The bigger and heavier they are, the more likely they?ll need a box. Check with your local Walmart, ask an employee when they throw boxes out (they have tons) and come around the store and take them for free. Usually, they get rid of them in the morning. (If you don?t want to buy boxes, stick with acquiring books that are small enough to fit in your bubble mailers).
Notecards: Feedback related, keep reading to find out why 😉 Oh and you can pick these up at….pretty much anywhere, just keep it cheap.
Finding free books
If you didn?t know this already, people give away stuff on Craiglist all the time (hint: it doesn?t stop with books, people give away older TVs, furniture, kids clothes, you name it).
It?s in alphabetical order kiddos, just in case you don?t see it hehe.
Anyhow, this next part requires some rocket science (can you note the sarcasm?). You hit the ?free? tab in the ?for sale? section and then look for books. People give away all kinds of books, make sure the commute is worth your while wherever you go.
Where I had luck was with a ?community library?, a smaller library than usual.
You see what I found out is that they have library sales, but they don?t always sell everything, naturally.
What happens with these small ?mom and pop-ish? (we?ll roll with that) libraries is that they?re small and run out of space easily.
I saw that one library put an ad out on Craigslist and after I picked up my first batch of free books, I found out that they clean house every month.
TIP: Befriend them and get a business card or number to call to see if you can come by and take away whatever you can, they?ll have boxes and if they don?t accommodate them.
Sell books you have already
Ask friends/family to donate books to you if they need space
Don?t go for free, attend library sales, garage sales (you can see garage sales posted on Craigslist often), and find them at thrift stores too for cheap. If you buy books KEEP YOUR COSTS DOWN, don?t pay $5 per book, you want to be in the $0.25-$1 tops range, but it better be a good book.
Now most of the free books you get will be…well complete crap.
This is ok because you can sell books on consignment to save space (I haven?t done this yet to be honest, but I will soon). If not you could just donate them to Goodwill if you?re feeling rather generous.
Keep the ones that are more likely to sell.
What kind of books to sell (for the most part)
You may be thinking to yourself ?Hey I?ll just find best sellers, they?ve got to sell!? Be careful though because most best sellers are EVERYWHERE, so their demand is not high.
I like heeding Zero Fatz?s advice on staying in the top 5.5% of books ranked by Amazon.
What does this mean? I?m glad you asked my adorable, little friend.
If you haven?t already, create a seller?s account with Amazon.I wouldn?t mess with a Professional Account until you can sell at least 40+ books or items per month, stick with selling as an individual until?you scale it up.
Ok back to the 5.5%.
Once you create your account, go to Inventory>Add a Product
You?ll type in a book?s name or ISBN number (usually located on the back or on the first couple of pages in the book unless it?s older than 1970 or so).
You?ll click on Product Details, let the page load up, and then find where it says ?Amazon Best Sellers Rank?.
There are currently 61,949, 476 books ranked by Amazon right now, that means that to stay in the top 5.5% you want your book to rank within 1-3,407,221. This number is based on how fast the book sells and a few other things I don?t understand.
The closer you are to #1 ranking the more likely your book is to get sold faster UNLESS there are a gazillion copies of that book (you may have noticed that some places sell books for $.01) move on if the first couple of pages are littered with this.
Exceptions to the 5.5% rule
For the most part, the 5.5% rule works well, but the exceptions to the rule are:
New books (or at least close enough)
Obscure Non-Fiction books
NOTE FOR OBSCURE NON-FICTION: I?ll give an example…take a book that?s all about taking care of Shih-Tzu?s okay, it might not sell like crazy, but it?s niched down enough that someone out there is going to pay decent money to get that specific book therefore it?s worth keeping it on your shelf for the long haul. Charge a little more for rare books like these.
Ok, so you have your books and you?ve done your research on whether they can sell for a decent amount. (You want to be able to list your book for about $2, minimum).
DO NOT think that it is cool to lie about the condition of one of your books, you will get bad feedback if you?re not truthful, YOU DO NOT WANT THIS! ?
Sorry, had to get that off my chest. It?s hard to get feedback in this game, don?t shoot yourself in the foot by being a stupid liar.
I have just 1 positive review despite selling over $80 of books in 14 transactions.
You want to be honest with people. Tell them it has scratches, nicks, that the book is written in, etc. I HATE seeing ?We are the best book seller in the F___ing world, blah, blah, blah…? WHO CARES WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT YOURSELF. Tell me about the book!
What you can do is simply look at the book condition guidelines and get rid of generic statements and make them specific to the book. Below is an example of a book that sold for me.
You see how I used this copy instead of just copy or this book, it?s specific to the book. I?d say go ahead and throw in ?this copy of ______? I?ve done that on other books too. This was the last book I sold on the 24th of this month.
This part is simple, make sure and add a handwritten notecard saying ?Hey thanks for your purchase, if you like my service I?d love some good feedback?.
It may take a while to get it, but it?s inexpensive and can at least PREVENT negative feedback, which is great!
Also, add a packing slip to your books too. It just looks more professional.
That?s it for that 😉
Wow, this post is getting long lol, it?s time to wrap it up kiddos.
You don?t have to be an expert to start selling these little books on Amazon as you can see.
I haven?t even gone full force on it and I?ve made some money. It?s a little work up front, but once you post your books they just sell here and there and it?s friggin? cool, at least I think so.
In this post we covered:
The tools of the trade and where you can find them
How to find free books (and some cheap ones too)
What kind of books to sell
Exceptions to the 5.5% rule
Book condition guidelines
A simple little feedback tip
I hope you have enjoyed this post and get off your butt and take action. I will remind you that this little ghetto version is just my specific way of selling free books on Amazon, you?ll learn things along the way.
If you want a little more of a step-by-step, in-depth, video and written instructions-laden (hmm yeah we?ll go with that)method on how to scale this up, you HAVE to check out my boy Zero Fatz?s membership site.
Try it for 1 month and learn what you can just to get started, I assure you he knows his stuff when it comes to selling books, ebooks, Amazon FBA, and much, much more I?m a member there as well and there are just SO many perks.
I?ll remind everyone that there are affiliate links in here, but I?m only recommending things I use as well and any purchase you make through them comes at absolutely no additional cost to you.
And…we?re done lol.
Alright kiddos, I know you have tons of opinions on what I might have left out, tell me so in the comments below 😉
Before I depart I will share this one video that makes me laugh like a little schoolgirl: