How to organize your video files so you can edit your YouTube videos faster
Process · Productivity · Video

How to organize your video files so you can edit your YouTube videos faster

Do you take forever to edit your videos because you’re unorganized? Well having a process in place will help you save time. Keep watching to find out how to organize your video files so you can edit your YouTube videos faster.

How to organize your video files so you can edit your YouTube videos faster

I’m a total neat freak. I’m the type to keep all my stuff organized and put things back where they go. Yes, I’m one of those people who organize their closet by types of clothes, color, and occasion. I know exactly where all my stuff is and I never have to look for anything. 

Even my mess is organized. Right now on my desk, I have Post-its and papers everywhere, but in a way that I can find what I need quickly. You might be thinking that I’m so awesome for keeping my stuff organized, but let me tell you, it’s out of laziness. That’s right, I’m too lazy to clean, so I put things back where they go. It’s that simple. The same principle applies to video editing. 

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How to import a workflow into Asana
Business · Process · Video

How to import a workflow into Asana

Are you wasting time creating tasks for projects in Asana? What if you could have everything DONE FOR YOU? Now you can. You can just import a template into Asana. Learn how to import a workflow into Asana.

How to import a workflow into Asana

Today, I’m not only going to show you how to import a workflow into Asana but give you an idea of how to customize it to make it your own and how to make it more productive for you.

I’m going to use the video creation workflow I created as an example. 

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How to use Asana to keep up with all your business tasks
Business

How to use Asana to keep up with all your business tasks

Do you want to know my secret to getting everything done in my business? It’s Asana! I use it for everything in my business. That includes client management, content management, professional development, daily tasks, and keeping up with goals. Keep watching to find out how to use asana to keep up with all your business tasks.

How to use Asana to keep up with all your business tasks

I’ve gone through a lot of checklist tools and project management tools BUT Asana is my favorite. Trello used to be my favorite, but then Asana created boards. I’m more of a checklist type of person anyway.

The #1 reason I stick to Asana is because of the flying unicorn, yeti and other mythical creatures that fly by when I finish my tasks. It’s like a little reward for finishing my work.

What can you use Asana for?

I like to use Asana for both business and personal tasks, but I’m going to focus solely on business tasks. I use it to manage client projects, create videos, write blog posts, write newsletters, keeping up with social media, create products, and other projects. Basically, I use it to organize and manage my business.

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How to schedule IGTV videos in advance from your computer
Business · Content Marketing · Video

How to schedule IGTV videos in advance from your computer

It’s here! Have you been waiting for Instagram to create a way to schedule your IGTV videos in advance? Well, now it’s possible. Keep watching to find out how to schedule IGTV videos in advance from your computer.

How to schedule IGTV videos in advance from your computer

Do you create videos for Instagram TV? I bet you’ve been struggling to upload your videos to IGTV manually each time. 

That’s one of the reasons why I haven’t utilized IGTV. BUT, now that I can schedule my videos in advance I’ll probably start repurposing my YouTube videos there.  It’ll be convenient because now I can create a batch day for that.

Now for what you’ve been waiting for…. 

I’m going to show you how to upload videos to IGTV with facebook creator studio.

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HOW TO RECORD YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN USING LOOM
Tools · Video

HOW TO RECORD YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN USING LOOM

Learn how to record your computer screen using Loom.

In one of my previous videos, I listed the 3 free tools you can use to record your computer screen. Loom was one of them. 

As I mentioned in the previous video, Loom is great because you don’t have to download it. It’s actually web-based. You use a chrome extension to use it. It’s perfect for sending quick videos to clients or to team members explaining how to do things. I’ve seen some people answer questions in facebook groups using it too. 

HOW TO RECORD YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN USING LOOM

First, go to Loom.com. In the right-hand corner, you see the blue button that says ‘sign up for free’. You need either a Google account or Slack account to use it.

I use my Natasha Lane Design Co account which I use through Google Suite. You can log in through Google, but it’s all through your domain name. Click here to find out more about Google Suite (this is an affiliate link).

Start recording

To record videos, you have to have the Chrome extension. Once you click the Loom icon on your Chrome bar, you’ll see the record tab on the right-hand side of the screen. You have the option to record the screen + camera, the screen only, and the camera only. We’re going to choose the screen only and hit the ‘Start Recording’ button.

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How my wrist injury helped me revamp my business
Business · Productivity

How my wrist injury helped me revamp my business

Before I get into how my wrist injury helped me revamp my business, I want to give you a peek inside how I was living before my wrist injury happened. I was working more than 12 hours every day. Since I was working so much, my health took a back seat. I already gained like 30 lbs because I started eating foods that were more convenient to save time. Not only that, but I was exercising less. I use to exercise 4 to 5 days a week for about an hour a day, but now I was exercising for 30 minutes for 2 or 3 days a week.

I had the mindset of ‘If you’re not hustling, you’re not succeeding’. My butt was in my chair all the time and my family was definitely annoyed because I was spending less time with them. Then, one day, I was doing a wheel pose after a cool down, and I hurt my wrist. I didn’t really know until the next morning, but I brushed it off and kept working, so the pain increased. It got to a point where I couldn’t do anything. I had to quit working.

I’m a failure

Not working, made me feel like a failure. This was the lowest point in my life because I had to depend on everyone to do everything for me. Not only wasn’t I working, but I couldn’t do any household chores or cook. I was useless. All I did was sit around the house feeling depressed while watching TV. To make things worse, I gained another 20 lbs.

While I was in my depression, I realized I needed a change. I started hanging out with my family more and I was becoming more of a human being instead of a robot who was always working. I also decided to work on some courses that I bought, but hadn’t finished.

During this time, I had an epiphany. There were so many things that I wanted to do, but couldn’t because I was always busy working. What’s the point of working all day, every day if I wasn’t happy? Because of this, I decided I needed to work smarter not harder to create a balance.

How my wrist injury helped me revamp my business

It’s all over

The first thing I realized after my wrist injury was my business is nothing without me. I couldn’t do any work without my wrist. If I can’t work, I can’t make any income. This was an eye-opener for me. How can I take days off, have sick days, and so on if my business can’t survive without me?

At this point, I can’t say that my business will survive without me, but I have systems in place so I don’t have to work as hard as I did when I first started. Read More “How my wrist injury helped me revamp my business”

How to make time to create YouTube videos when you have a crazy schedule
Productivity · YouTube

How to make time to create YouTube videos when you have a crazy schedule

About a month ago, someone on Facebook asked how they could create videos consistently when their schedule was out of control. This person was a student who was juggling classes and work, but this pertains to entrepreneurs too. I gave her a short, simple answer, but I wanted to go into more detail about it here. Here’s how to make time to create YouTube videos when you have a crazy schedule.

How to make time to create YouTube videos when you have a crazy schedule

The easiest way to create videos consistently for YouTube is to have batch days. If you don’t know what batch days are, it’s when you group similar tasks together so that you’ll get things done faster and more efficiently.

Even though I haven’t created videos in a while, I want to share how I batch tasks. This even works for when I’m working on my client’s videos. Pay attention, because if you want to save a lot of time and be more efficient this is for you.

Planning

Before you hit record, plan your videos in advance. If I’m creating a video or even a blog post, I already have a list of titles to choose from. In fact, I have a list of a year’s worth of blog posts and video ideas (I thought I was going to start creating videos, so I already started planning them).

Preparation is the key to everything. Here’s the easiest way to create a list of video content ideas.

 

Planning

 

01 Braindump everything

If you just start out making a list of ideas, it can be too much. Before you start brain dumping all the things you want to create, first start with categories. Come up with 3 to 6 categories that you want to stick to for your videos. For example, if you’re a coach for entrepreneurs maybe you want to stick to motivation, productivity, and planning. If you’re a fitness vlogger you could create videos that pertain to food, fitness, and motivation.

Once you create your categories, then start listing ideas for each category. Let’s use the fitness vlogger as an example. Under the category of fitness, you can list:

  • 5 ways to a smaller waist
  • My gym routine
  • Get rid of those chicken wings
  • How to stretch before you exercise

The fewer categories you have, the more you have to braindump because you’re creating a year’s worth of content. If you only have 3 categories, and you’re making 1 video a week, then you would have to create 13 ideas for each category. 6 categories would make 9 ideas for each category.

02 Create an editorial calendar

Now that your list is ready, you can create an editorial calendar. You can write out which video you want to create for each week. If you don’t have time to plan out too far in advance, then at least do a month. 1 month should equal 4 or 5 videos if you’re creating 1 per week.

You can also look at your schedule and find a 2-hour time block so you can start recording. If you’re creating short videos, you should be able to record 4 videos back to back. I’ll get into this more after we finish planning. Read More “How to make time to create YouTube videos when you have a crazy schedule”

5 easy tips for creating captivating YouTube thumbnails
Business · YouTube

5 easy tips for creating captivating YouTube thumbnails

If you’re a business owner, you might think that creating captivating YouTube thumbnails is hard, but it’s actually really easy. All you have to do is think of thumbnails as book covers. The only difference is that on YouTube, you are judging a book by its cover. If you’re just starting off making YouTube videos, the thing that will get viewers to click on your videos (besides SEO), is your thumbnail. Here are 5 easy tips for creating captivating YouTube thumbnails.

5 tips for creating captivating YouTube thumbnails

If your video is showing up on searches, you want to be the video that viewers click on. If the title and content are the same, hopefully, your content matches the title, the best way to stand out is your thumbnail. As a beginner starting off on YouTube it’s important to focus on the design of your thumbnail. Let’s get started.

01 Put a face on it

It’s time to start posing because faces are the way to getting noticed. No, really. A thumbnail with your face on it is more likely to get clicked on than a thumbnail without a face. That’s probably why you see all those goofy and extreme facial expressions on YouTube thumbnails. Am I telling you to go that extreme? No, but if you’re making videos showing your face anyway, then you might as well put it on your thumbnail.

put a face on it

 

The easiest way to get your image is to make a still image from your video content. Sometimes this doesn’t always work, especially if you care about the way you look. I’m not going to lie, I definitely care about how I look, so when I’m editing videos, I try to pick a video that makes you look good. If you’re editing your own videos, there will be more times when you pause your video and you’re making an ugly face than a flattering one.

Because I know that image is important, I tell my clients to pose at the beginning of their video. Hit record and pose for 5 seconds, then do another pose, and another. It feels dumb, but you’ll have thumbnail choices that you won’t hate. If that’s too embarrassing or you want to have more control of your image, I have a client that takes selfies instead and gives those to me for her thumbnail options.

02 Text is everything

 

put text on your thumbnail

 

When you’re starting off with vlogging, having text on your thumbnails is really important. Why? Because no one will click on a video if they don’t know what it’s about. Here are some tips on creating the title for you YouTube thumbnail:

  1. Make sure the title is relevant to your YouTube video.
  2. Your thumbnail title doesn’t have to match the YouTube title.
  3. Try to make it short and catchy.  Most people are skimming thumbnails.

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7 Video content ideas for businesses on YouTube to help grow their following
Business · YouTube

7 Video content ideas for businesses on YouTube to help grow their following

If you’re on YouTube, you’re trying to stand out with your content and attract your target audience and get them to subscribe to your channel. You know what’s not going to get subscribers? Boring how-to videos. I’m not saying to stop doing those videos. In fact, I think they’ll attract your audience. People go to YouTube to learn how to do things. BUT, if you want them to hit subscribe, then you have to think like a lifestyle vlogger. That’s why I created 7 video content ideas for businesses on YouTube to help grow their following.

Why think like a lifestyle vlogger? If you’ve ever been on YouTube, you’ll notice that these people are like celebrities.  Viewers watch their videos mainly because they can relate to them or want to become them. It’s rare that people will subscribe just to learn something. In fact, a lot of people love to binge watch videos when they go on YouTube. Who wants to binge-watch educational videos?

Basically, you have to build a connection with your audience. Your viewers have to form an attachment to you, and the best way is to think like a lifestyle vlogger. Below are 7 video content ideas to add personality to your channel.

7 video content ideas for businesses on YouTube

01.  Behind the Scenes or Inside look

You can do a behind the scenes look at your office or a process of your business. This is the number one reason why we stalk celebrities. We want to know their daily routine, how to be as successful as them, and just everything about their life.

Tour

 

Business video ideas:

  • Inside look at your morning routine
  • An inside look at how you stay productive
  • Behind the scenes of your work process
  • Inside look at how you plan your work day

02. Monthly favorites

If you’ve watched lifestyle videos, you’ll notice that there are quite a few ‘Monthly Favorites’ videos. These videos consist of products that vloggers loved that month. You can take this same concept and use it for your business. Also, if you’re an affiliate, this is an extra way to promote to your audience without being too salesy.

 

Monthly favorites

 

Video ideas:

  • Book reviews
  • Favorite tools that you’re using
  • Favorite product that you’re using in your business or that helps your business

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On Wednesdays We Go Rogue
Business · Content Marketing

On Wednesdays We Go Rogue

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I scrapped my old newsletter and decided to make a change. So now, On Wednesdays, we go rogue! What does that mean? Every Wednesday, I’m popping in your inbox to give you updates and tips that’ll help your business. Not only that, but the resource library is going to be a membership extension to the newsletter. It’ll be called Go Rogue Library. It’ll still house all your resources, but they will also be released in my emails so that you won’t have to keep signing up every time for an opt-in. 

 

On Wednesdays we wear black

What you can expect

On the road to domination

If you’re not learning then you’re not growing! In this section, I’ll shine a spotlight on the things that I’ve used to grow my business. This will be freebies, videos, products, courses, or tools that I’ve actually found useful for my business. Just think of this as professional development. You should be doing that at least once a week anyway.

 

Who run the world

There’s definitely rest for the wicked, the wickedly awesome that is…

The #1 thing I regret about starting my business journey, is that I was 100% about my business. So much so, that I’d get ill and had no time for the people around me. Most people start their own business because they think they’ll have time to do all the things they want, like hanging out with family and friends, having hobbies, traveling and so on. If you’re hustling 24/7, then you’re doing it wrong.  In this section, you’ll get a peek at what I’m doing on my downtime.

 

treat yourself

 

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