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April 26, 2011

Tips from a YouTube Exec on Successfully Building an Online Audience

There's a growing number of video producers that enjoy creative and financial freedoms today whose job description didn't exist a few years ago. I'm talking about YouTube channel producers, who employ a skill set that is often very different from what they teach in film schools. We've covered some audience-building tactics in the past, but here's some advice on building a successful YouTube channel directly from YouTube exec Bing Chen, via Daisy Whitney's interview on New Media Minute:

Tagging videos, responding to videos by others, and cultivating online relationships may not be the most glamorous tasks out there, but oftentimes your success in the YouTube ecosystem depends as much on social management as it does on the quality of your videos. I'm not endorsing that fact, but it is what it is, and it's something independent creatives should be aware of when setting out to start a web series and choosing an online video service.

[via FilmmakerIQ]

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Whow, that guy is amazing at talking!

April 27, 2011

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Max

Great info for the Youtube Enthusiast!....Like Me!

April 28, 2011

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Yo Max, if you gave the same elevator speech a hundred times a day, you'd be a great speaker too! He really believes in convincing everyone to work, work, work, for youtube for free! If you put that much energy in working for yourself, you'd get rich pretty quick!

April 29, 2011

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Yeah I was just really impressed by the way he talks is all, I could listen all day.

April 29, 2011

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Max

Good find. Thanks for sharing.

May 1, 2011

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