Aprilynne Alter - How to begin your journey as a YouTube creator!

Aprilynne Alter - How to begin your journey as a YouTube creator!

👉🏼 About the Guest:

Aprilynne Alter (ex-Wall Street, published in Business Insider, FounderStory, The Tilt) is a content creator and YouTuber with 19K+ Twitter followers and 23K+ Youtube followers. She's an NFT maker and course maker, with courses teaching people how to create and popularize their YouTube channels according to their expertise.

👉🏼 About the Host:

Sharath is a founder, creator, and community builder. He is also a serial maker who built and shipped 15+ projects using no-code tools. His SaaS product Shoutout generates $30k ARR which was sold to a UK-based product studio. Prev, Sharath worked for world-changing startups like Product Hunt and On Deck, where he helped build and nurture communities. He also grew his audience on Twitter from 200 to 20,000 using give-first principles and creating high-value content. Currently, he is the Head of Community at Threado and runs a newsletter called Sharath's CliffNotes alongside hosting this podcast.

👉🏼 Description:

Tune in as Sharath and Aprilynne discuss pivoting from Wall Street to creating content, the building in public lifestyle, and the various YouTube tips and tricks that shot Aprilynne into popularity!

  • 0:00 | Episode highlight
  • 1:28 | Intro to Aprilynne Alter
  • 2:45 | How Ali Abdaal inspired Aprilynne to start on YouTube
  • 6:45 | The barriers to creating on YouTube: How Aprilynne overcame camera shyness, lack of editing skills, and no equipment
  • 10:45 | YouTube 101: Aprilynne's playbook
  • 17:00 | Aprilynne's favorite (free!) YouTube resources
  • 19:00 | How to become a creator with a full-time job
  • 23:30 | The important parts of YouTube: Editing, tools, and more
  • 28:06 | How becoming a creator changed Aprilynne's life
  • 32:31 | Downsides of ownership as a creator
  • 33:40 | Aprilynne's Creator Routine: How to plan, ideate, and record videos
  • 36:30 | How to get over creative blocks
  • 40:15 | Balancing creation and popularity statistics as a creator
  • 42:50 | Youtube 201: Setting prices, monetizing your channel, and more
  • 46:55 | How to get over limiting beliefs as a creator
  • 50:00 | The truth of YouTube shorts in the algorithm
  • 52:39 | Aprilynne's Building in Public secrets and methodology
  • 57:49 | The power of community as an indie maker
  • 1:01:10 | The unconventional way of growing on YouTube
  • 1:03:09 | Why YouTube wins out over other channels to grow a following
  • 1:06:40 | How to storyboard a YouTube video to make it super clear
  • 1:08:40 | Outro
👉🏼 Resources:
  • Ali Abdaal: https://aliabdaal.com/
  • Cathrin Manning: https://cathrinmanning.com/
  • Daniel Vassallo's Small Bets Community: https://dvassallo.gumroad.com/l/small-bets
  • Edius Net - Editing videos: https://www.edius.net/info.html
👉🏼 Where to find Aprilynne Alter:
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/AprilynneAlter/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aprilynnealter
  • Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aprilynnealter
  • NFT Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@NFTsSimplified/videos
  • Personal Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@AprilynneAlter
  • Website: https://www.aprilynnealter.com/
  • Why Aprilynne Alter Stopped NFT Content Even Though She Was Making Good Money: https://www.thetilt.com/content-entrepreneur/aprilynne-alter-nft-content
  • I launched an NFT collection with no experience and made 3 big mistakes. Here's what I should've done instead: https://www.businessinsider.com/launched-nft-no-experience-3-mistakes-not-to-make-2022-3?IR=T
  • Aprilynne Alter on Tenderfoot - a startup connecting students with internships: https://www.founderstory.io/aprilynne-alter-tenderfoot/
👉🏼 Where to find Sharath:

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