Enhance Your Life The YouTube Way

 

YOUTUBE: It's Much More Than Music & Funny Videos

 

When it comes to YouTube, an entrepreneur's mind often screams “money, money, money!” Well, I'm screaming “Happiness, Happiness, Happiness” because YouTube can help change your life.

 

Yes, it’s true becoming “YouTube Famous” can happen from skyrocketing shares on social media, but that’s only one part of the YouTube appeal. The true benefit from YouTube is it’s ability to crowd-source beneficial videos for things you truly love to do or have always wanted to learn.                                 

 

BREAKING INTO YOUTUBE

 

In 2006, the online community was taken by storm with the introduction of YouTube. Almost a decade since it’s launch, it’s hard to believe how much YouTube has grown, so much so that it’s a staple and example for others in the industry.

 

Did you ever wonder why YouTube has drawn so much attention? It’s simple, the ability to make money. There are tons of books about how to make money on YouTube, yet no one realizes that YouTube is much bigger than just an avenue of income. What could be better than income you say? Health, wellness, fitness, overall satisfaction of your life and so much more.

 

Would you use YouTube to change your life? Well, I do.

 

If you’ve ever had an injury or were curious to try something new, YouTube is the go-to place. For instance, I’ve been experiencing shoulder pain for over a year now and I have attended therapy twice as a result. Some physical therapists’ schedules and clientele are so hectic that they don’t really get to cater to each patients’ pain for more than the required schedule time. And when you ask them for at home exercises they barely provide you with some relief tips. I mean it’s bad enough that you only get an average of 5 sessions if your pain is minor. But now instead of running to therapy to walk away a few weeks later with maybe 50 to 60% of relief I turn to YouTube instead.

 

THINK ABOUT THIS:

 

Your child or any family member is having pain and is already diagnosed. You’re out of options but not quite because guess who has the answer.........YouTube. We all know the information we receive from our health providers are limited and we’re never aware of the meaning of each terminology. YouTube provides twice the knowledge than a homeopathic remedy simply because you can see it and ask the owner of the video questions.

 

3 FACTS ABOUT VISUAL LEARNERS:

1. “Approximately 65 percent of the population are visual learners.” – Mind Tools, 1998

 

2. “Visual tools provide one of the most direct routes for most learners...” - Hyerle, D. A field guide to using visual tools, ASCD, 2000

 

3. “The brain is capable of absorbing 36,000 images every minute.” - Hyerle, D. Thinking Maps: Visual Tools for Activating Habits of Mind 2000, p.153

 

Even when we use Google to become informed from official health websites, we still don’t really understand what we are reading. But if we SEE someone explain or create visualizations we understand the procedures and information better.

Visualization sparks the intellect and people subscribe to receive advice from

people who love sharing.

 

If you were experiencing pain would you think about using YouTube as a resource?

 

99 percent of you will say No. So, I’m here to ask why not. And not only why you didn’t search YouTube for pain relief but for everything else as well. I’ve brainstormed business ideas where I have zero amount of knowledge in and I’ve turned to YouTube to find techniques and get advice from people who are experienced and love what they do.

 

If you didn’t catch that. Let me repeat.

 

YouTube is equivalent to enrolling in free school. Free school? Right after graduating high school or even while you’re still enrolled as long as you’re old enough to watch videos online of course.

 

In school you either:

A. you forget what you learned 

B. don’t catch on fast enough

C. you feel like this field isn’t for you.

 

And unless you enjoy failing, I’m sure you’ve asked yourself “why can’t I remember or learn this.” I’ll tell you why. Its because you’re only being taught by 1 or 2 people. I would watch music videos wondering why am I not finding something more productive to do. I’m unhappy with my hair, weight, sense of style (makeup, beauty trends), and don’t know what kind of job I want. I mean magazines, school and gyms are expensive and no one wants to enroll in something and to either drop out a few months later or just can’t keep the routine. All of these things are solved simply with a YouTube click. You’re able to see people do things they love and it can inspire you to take action on the things you love but haven’t had the courage to jump in and do. And the limit doesn’t stop there. Beauty tips, Cooking recipes, Arts and Crafts projects, Fitness Routines, any kind of Diet.

 

YouTube has everything you can think of. Why? Because there are 7 billion people in the world so, that’s 7 billion different ways and ideas you couldn’t create yourself. When I stopped perming my hair in 2011 my journey sucked and I gave up and permed it again. Why? Because I didn’t have the knowledge of what to do with my hair. But by 2012 I tried again and guess where I found the best information from, not my mom but YOUTUBE!

 

So I bet you’re asking yourself where do I start? I’m new to YouTube or even technology. YouTube newbies or people who aren’t tech-savvy can pick it up quickly. It’s definitely the easiest part. The hard part is realizing “where do I start?” is not the right question. The right question derives from what do you want or need.

 

So instead you should be asking yourself:

*  What do I need help with?      

*  What do I need to learn?

 

And if that’s too vague, then ask yourself: 

*  What should I cook tonight?       

*  What hairstyle am I going to try this week? 

*  How should I do my makeup tonight?

 

What’s even better is you can’t feel guilty when someone is sharing valuable knowledge because YouTube pays them just for a viewer watching their channel. All videos are able to make money as long as they follow YouTube rules and some people rather just share information for FREE. The amount of money made per view is less than one penny. Now compare that to the thousands of dollars you might spend on school. If that isn’t the best penny pinching deal then I don’t know what is. Plus, with 7 billion people in the world you can’t blame a person for using YouTube as a career. They say you don’t have to go to college to be successful right...and this is one of the reasons why.

 

Now after all this information you might be thinking about the ache in your foot, neck or the business idea you’ve had in the back of your mind. As you should be because YouTube is the live community you need to either launch that idea and/or find someone who has done it already to receive advice from.

 

The next post will contain some YouTube Channels that helped me change my life.

Stay Tuned

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