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YouTube gives you the ability to upload a video to your channel and then go into your video dashboard and download it. It gives you a perfect high resolution compressed video for free. Back in the day, people paid thousands of dollars for that service. You have to take advantage of emerging opportunities.
Just recently I discovered that by taking a chance last year and using a brand, new platform still in beta stage that I saved myself $12K. Let me tell you how I did it. People in my Facebook groups discouraged me from doing it. They said, “Are you going to trust your information and your money to a startup? I said, Yes. I’ve done it before and I will do it again.”
This is my thought process. How do you pay for most stuff online? You pay with a credit card. If things go funky, you can do a chargeback. You move on. You can’t lose. You can’t lose if you know the rules. If I don’t get the service, I’m moving on. A lot of people told me not to do it.
Well, I went ahead and did it. There were a lot of things that weren’t correct. There were a lot of things I wanted to improve. Because this site was in Beta mode, the listened to me and the improvements came. I would say that virtually all of the reasonable sound business suggestions I made were implemented. I call that a win. The site is so good now. I virtually saved myself $12K by going in first.
The reason I am doing this video is to tell you to stop being scared little bitches. Stop worrying about the worst possible thing that could happen. It might happen. I’m not going to tell you that it’s not going to happen. But the other side may happen too and you’ll get awesome benefit.
One of the things I’ve learned is that it is better to be on the ground floor even if the ground floor is a dirt floor than to try and come in when the house is built. You get in better. You get to see how this thing grew. You gain different insights and it’s way cheaper.
Part of what explains this entitlement mindset is that people are accustomed to getting great stuff for free. They’re used to getting stuff for free that is top notch. You get YouTube for free. You have a site that gives you international distribution from your laptop and your phone or your desktop. How fucking awesome is that.
This will blow your mind. Out of all the videos on YouTube, 95% of them have less than 1000 views. What that means is that if you have more than 10000 views you are in the top 5%. Tha’s how low the bar is.
These guys that started first had an incredible opportunity. Some of them became millionaires. There were others who used YouTube for an emotional masturbation platform. They didn’t think about money and they didn’t put forth their best effort.
What I am trying to tell you is, stop being so afraid of failure. It all boils down to the fact that you think you think you are going to lose something instead of gain something. I have made a fool of myself on YouTube. I have gotten myself in pointless fights. I have made egregious errors. I put up some suck ass videos. I would do it all over again because the benefit is so incredible.
What you have is a group of people looking at the distraction. They’re looking at the negatives. I’m not saying not to do an opportunity cost evaluation. That’s just sound thinking.
There are members of YouTube who get on for three, six months or a year then they start bitching because they don’t get certain results. Part of it is because YouTube has grown. Now everyone that has a phone that’s maybe one or two years old is your competition. Most smartphones can compete with you on YouTube. It wasn’t like that in 2006, 2008, 2009 or even as late as 2010. If you get in early, you’re going to get early adopter benefits. If you’re always waiting, you lose momentum and opportunities.
The root cause of all this fear about starting new things or taking chances is related to the society we live in where fats success is always expected. We’re in love with those people that have innate talent. I’m not in love with those people.
I’m in love with that guy that sucked ass when he started out and then became a legend. A good example of that person would be John Coltrane. When he started, there wasn’t a lot of promise for the dude. He was told to do something else. But, he eventually changed jazz. He got in it and stayed with it and now he’s a legend.
You ca do things like that if you will get started and not let all the distractions get in your way. I had so many people tell me not to do YouTube. They said forget about writing a book. Forget about blogging. I did my own thing and I didn’t listen to them. Sometimes I made mistakes. But, as you learn to trust yourself and to grow from your mistakes, you can have an amazing life filled with success.
The changes that are coming bring amazing opportunities. Get your ass in gear and learn how to take advantage of these amazing opportunities. At no point in history could you sit at home in your spare bedroom and create a six-figure income in a matter of six to 18 months. These are amazing times. What are you waiting on?
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