What is the Jumpcut Academy – Read my Review

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Price: $997 (One-Off Payment) $197/month

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Jumpcut Academy is a training program designed to teach you everything you need to become successful on YouTube… But is the training all that, will it make you a success on YouTube? Is it an expensive scam? That is what we will explore in this review.

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YouTube is a very viably platform to earn money online. Being owned by Google and being the second largest search engine makes it an ideal place to advertise your wares and earn money. Continue reading “What is the Jumpcut Academy – Read my Review”

How to Update a WordPress Website

It is really important to keep your website as up to date with the latest versions. Why?

Well, there are 2 main reason – the update will usually be aimed at improving functionality, which can be really important to keeping your readers using your site. The other main reason comes down to security, there are always attempts at hacking websites. By ensuring you install the latest update you can reduce the risk.

But how do you update a WordPress website? Well, I have put the following short video together to show you the steps to completing them.

The steps are relatively simple –

  1. Sign into your WordPress Dashboard
  2. The easiest way to know you have a WordPress update available is with the banner at the top which shows that you have an update to WordPress on it.
  3. Select ‘Please Update Now’
  4. This will show you all of the updates that you have available – an update to WordPress itself, will usually result in updates to WordPress Themes and WordPress Plugins.
  5. Select Update Now on WordPress.

The key thing to understand is, it is vital you back up your website prior to completing any update, just think how much time and effort you have put into your website then you do a update and it goes wrong… Make sure you get into the habit of completing a back up first.

Thanks for taking the time to read this article, hope you found the video useful – it’s my first video, so let me know what you think in the comments.

AS ever, if you have any questions on WordPress then please put them into the comments.

Thanks

John

How to Make Money from Twitch – Earn a Living from Gaming

Is this the Ultimate Dream for anyone who enjoys Video Games?? A chance to get paid to play video games, and earn money from the advertising from it. We will go through how to make money from Twitch.

So, What is Twitch?

Twitch is a platform that allows you to stream videos of yourself playing video games, and earn money doing it. Twitch currently has 1.7 million broadcasters and about 100 million page views a month so there is a definite audience there and an active advertisement venue, that’s where the money comes from.

If successful in building up your following & viewers it can become a full-time job.  There are plenty of examples out there of people doing well, but it also does mean there is a lot of competition out there.

You need to consider that it is about more than just filming the screenplay of the game and that is that, you need to engage with your audience, and showing yourself whilst commentating and reacting in the live chat helps too.

Your channel needs to become somewhere people go to learn about the game, whether the game is any good and help make a decision on whether they will buy it. How to achieve certain things in the game, i.e. How-to guides, find secret parts of the game, complete difficult sections, etc.

The added benefit of these types of videos mean you can also share them on YouTube, this gives you an alternative revenue stream from it.

How to Get Started?

First and foremost, you need to think about the equipment.  Screen capture software and a good webcam are a must.  You can use a PC, Mac or gaming system and have a PayPal account.  Then sign up for a free Twitch account. Then just stream what you do and build your audience.

 Start Making Money

To start to make money with Twitch you will need to become a Twitch partner and prove to them that you can build up an audience to a point where it is financially benefiting for you both. You do need to apply to be a partner, so well worth reading the application page to make sure you qualify.

twitch partner guidelines

But in short – ‘they are looking for people who engage in chat, develop strong communities and have creative ways to stand out’.

If you have 500 views per broadcast, and are streaming content regularly throughout the week, that might be the point to go from a normal twitch account to a partner account and start earning from the ad revenue with it, with 3-4 ads per hour of broadcast.

You can also add recordings to your account for when you aren’t live streaming, meaning potentially you could be earning whilst not even on there.

Any Watch Outs?

You may have seen out there on social media Twitch users getting their accounts suspended indefinitely, so there are some definite watch outs.  Mostly it is common sense, but still people are broadcasting content that goes against the rules. But the community guidelines are quite clear on what you cannot broadcast.  Find a full list here.

  1. Don’t Break the Law – Makes sense, right?
  2. Data Protection – Protect personal information
  3. No Hate Speech/Harassment
  4. Spam People
  5. Nudity/Pornography or Sexually Explicit Content – there seem to be a few suspensions because people are forgetting to turn their webcams off?
  6. Copyright Violations.

The suspended accounts are in the minority, and if you believe the stories around them they are naïve actions that have got them suspended.  So, use a bit of common sense, and you will be fine and able to earn some money.

Remember if you are making videos for Twitch, you have the ideal building blocks for using YouTube as another revenue channel.  Check out how here.

Final Piece of Advice

OK, it is a very competitive market, so how can you start to challenge some of the bigger channels.  Well, the first thing to do is not directly compete.  If you try and do a game that everyone is broadcasting about you are likely to get lost in the crowd.  But if you were to pick a game where there are a few game clips on Twitch, and a few viewers, it might be worth starting there.

Remember the first thing you need to do is build your audience, if you turn those few over to your channel, then try another game and do the same, then you will start getting to a point where you can target a big game and as your credibility is there, the viewers will be there and then…BOOM=Money making opportunity!!!

 If you have any experience with Twitch, I would love to hear your views. Also, if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.

Thanks for taking the time to read this

John

How to Make Money with Youtube

Youtube is the biggest platform for videos online, and there is an opportunity to turn this to your advantage and starting earning money from them. I will say it isn’t as easy as you might think, but don’t let that put you off too much. it just takes time and effort to become successful

With written content on the web, it needs to be engaging, relevant and answering a question or need that the reader is looking for.  Guess what, the same is really important with video.

The advantage you have with video is, that if you are confident with it, it is an easier and quicker way to add content, as we tend to talk quicker than we write.

You need to Concentrate on Building your Audience before the Income

With youtube the way to earn income is through advertising, so you need an audience to see those adverts to start earning money from them.  So you will need to concentrate on building content that gets people interested and that way in turn build the numbers of viewers.

Videos do get better rankings in SEO, as long as you do relevant Keyword Research to get your video seen in search engines.

It is also really key to keep your videos High-Quality, Short, Relevant and to the point.  Think about how many videos you may have seen that you have got bored due to it not getting to the point.  Typically you want to aim for less than 5 minutes.

Youtube actually states shorter videos are more likely to get more views than longer ones.  Remember it is the number of views that makes the difference, not the length.

So How do You Make Money from Youtube?

You join their Youtube Partner Program, Set up an approved Google Adsense account and then choose videos you want to monetise. Sounds simple, there is a little more to it then that.

There are certain restrictions to videos you can advertise on, for example movie clips, live sports, etc. anything that is copyrighted. But they have educational material to help you avoid anything that might impact you.

Advertising is where the money comes from

So you then allow Youtube to advertise on your videos, and your channel and if your viewers click on the advert, that is where you get paid. You do need to get a high amount of views before you start to make any real money.

You also need to get approved with Google Adsense, which isn’t as easy as it sounds. But no real problem if your channel is offering High Quality Content that is highly relevant.

There are 2 ways, general advertising and revenue from Youtube Red. This is a subscription service that people can pay for and they don’t see any advertising.  So if someone views your video and they are a youtube red subscriber, you get a % anyway.

Some helpful tips to be successful with Youtube

  • Upload Short High-Quality Videos Regularly
  • Share your Videos on Social Media to build up that audience
  • Allow Youtube to place advertising in your videos
  • Set up Google Adsense and link to your channel
  • Keep it relevant

The Help Centre is really helpful and the tools available to creators help you get started.

If you have a website you could use Youtube to drive traffic to your website and make more money through affilate links

It makes sense to use your videos to promote your website and get visitors and make additional revenue through affiliate marketing.

Thanks for reading, if you have any experience with Youtube please share your views.  Also any questions or comments leave them below