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The YouTuber's Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Dillan Taylor

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Dive into the worlds and channels of professional YouTubers. Creators on this show deconstruct what works so you can get inspired, make better content, and grow your audience.
17 Episodes
Meghan Murphy is a writer, journalist, and podcaster. She’s the editor-in-chief at Feminist Current and hosts The Same Drugs podcast. Her conversations dive into today’s most polarizing topics like free speech, gender ideology, and cancel culture.But in this conversation, we tackle two things Meghan’s been criticizing for over a decade: the industries of pornography and prostitution. What’s really going on behind the scenes? What’s life like for women who get into porn and OnlyFans? And is all this stuff really liberating and empowering for women?Meghan and I cover: why women say objectifying themselves is empowering, the 3 reasons I stopped watching porn entirely, what life for a pornstar is actually like, the dark truths the porn industry doesn't want you to know, Elon Musk letting Meghan back on Twitter after a 4-year ban, and much more.——————————Here are Meghan's links...——————————Get in touch with me!YouTube———
Diane Callahan runs the YouTube channel Quotidian Writer. She’s a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She’s also the managing editor at Story Garden Publishing.The Quotidian Writer YouTube channel is dedicated to helping writers tell better stories and inspiring them to keep writing. Some of her most popular videos include:• How to Show, Not Tell• How to Motivate Yourself to Write Everyday• All About Writing in the Third Person• 10 Common New Writer MistakesAs of this recording, Quotidian Writer has 143k subscribers.Diane and I cover: showing vs telling in a story, Diane's literary career, how Diane's channel became successful without her posting consistently, the downside of getting millions of views on your videos, how a single joke Diane made has led to thousands of unwanted YouTube comments, her process for creating her videos, the value of going back and redoing your titles, thumbnails, and even videos, what it was like when she got 100k subscribers, and much more.——————————Here are Diane's links...YouTube———————————————Get in touch with me!YouTube———
Marcus Radice-Jones runs Grow Your Gaming Channel.He's one of the best “how to YouTube” YouTubers on the internet. His videos are short, super concise, and digestible. He teaches aspiring YouTubers how to get the most out of their editing and storytelling so their videos can get more clicks and longer watch times.As of this recording, GYGC has 97k subscribers.Marcus and I cover: how to stop comparing yourself to people more successful than you, the best reason to never give up as a creator, easy ways to increase watch time for your videos and your channel, the biggest mistakes small YouTubers make, simple editing tips for beginners, how to use popular trends to blow up your channel, whether or not YouTube shorts are good for your channel, and why Marcus responded to my email.——————————Here are Marcus's links...YouTube————————————Get in touch with me!YouTube———
Anthony Vicino is a Founding Partner at Invictus Captial, a firm that helps people invest in commercial real estate. He also has one of the best self-improvement channels out there. He helps people become less distracted, learn skills faster, and earn more money. What more can you ask for?As of this recording, his channel has 127k subscribers.Anthony and I cover: how his van went from a utopia to a prison, how he went from $80k in debt to a millionaire in just three years, the difference between money and status, how Anthony started his first business with zero entrepreneurial experience, how he began investing in real estate while he was in debt, and I talk about the lowest point of my life.——————————Here are Anthony's——————————————Get in touch with me!YouTube———
My guest today is Stain from AchieveYou.AchieveYou is a group of five dudes who travel to college campuses across the United States. They go up to strangers and ask them deep and vulnerable questions, buy them food, and dare them to get out of their comfort zones. It's hard to watch their content without smiling.As of this recording, AchieveYou has 336k subscribers.Stain and I cover: why these five bros started filming people on college campuses, the difficulties of filming people on the street, the best card game ever created, whether or not people are naturally good, why I just moved to Argentina, why Stain is called "the Rizzler," and at the end of the episode, I mom. ——————————Here are AchieveYou's links...YouTube——— 'How Deep Will You Go?' (card game)———————————Get in touch with me!YouTube———
My guest today is John Strasser—founder of the Insight Coaching Community (ICC).The ICC is an online community and certification program for life coaches around the world. John is the best in the business when it comes to teaching coaches how to coach powerfully, how to market themselves authentically, and how to create paid clients and make a great living as a life coach.I know all this because I run a life coaching business. I was trained and certified by John in the ICC. He’s my coach, my mentor, and a friend. I owe my career to him, so it was a true delight and honor to be able to sit down with him and dive into all things coaching. If you’re interested in life coaching, if you’re trying to start or grow your life coaching business, if you want to make great money in a career that’s fulfilling and dedicated to helping others…this episode is for you.John and I cover: what led to him living in a homeless shelter, whether the Law of Attraction is real or not, what people think life coaching is vs what it actually is, the most common mistakes coaches make when building their businesses, the 4 steps to creating paid coaching clients, how to get a life coaching certification, and why John thinks I’m the greatest coach who ever lived. ——————————Here are John's links...ICC website— Life Coach Podcast———————————Get in touch with me!YouTube———
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My guest today is Jake from Rattlesnake TV. On his channel, he analyzes interviews and debates of well-known thinkers like Jordan Peterson, Russell Brand, and Ben Shapiro, just to name a few. He takes these figures and breaks down their charisma, debate tactics, and conversational skills so that we can learn from them and have better disagreements and build better arguments.As of this recording, Rattlesnake TV has 67k subscribers, and his channel is only four months old.Jake and I cover: which YouTuber he would fight in a boxing match, how Jake started getting his act together, the principles of a great reaction channel, how Jake's channel blew up so quickly, how you can improve your argumentative skills, what people get wrong about masculinity, and much more.——————————Here are Jake's links...YouTube——————————————Get in touch with me!YouTube———
Jon Barr is the host of "Here Be Barr," a travel, lifestyle, and vlogging YouTube channel showing you everything you need to know about New York City.Jon started his career in media as a sportscaster. But after burning out and reading about another NYC vlogger, Casey Neistat, he thought he'd give the YouTube thing a try. So he started making videos on his trips to different countries. He eventually settled on the niche of the city of New York.As of this recording, his channel has 335k subscribers. There's no other channel out there that depicts the beauty, chaos, and variety that New York City has to the level of Jon's channel.Jon and I cover: what it’s like to be a full-time content creator with a newborn baby, how Jon went from sportscaster to YouTuber, how Casey Neistat changed the YouTube space, Jon's protocol for when homeless people approach him, what stereotypes of New Yorkers are untrue, how long it can take for a video to go viral, and much more.——————————Here are Jon links...YouTube—————————————Get in touch with me!YouTube———
Meghan Murphy is the editor of Feminist Current, a website and podcast dedicated to women’s issues and protecting female spaces. She also hosts The Same Drugs where she and her guests tackle topics like third-wave feminism, gender ideology, and cencorship. Many people know Meghan as the woman who got banned from Twitter in 2018. She’s been on The Joe Rogan Experience a few times to tell her story. And she just got let back on the platform after Elon Musk bought the company.As of this recording, her channel has 22k subscribers. Despite going through online cancellation, libel, and death threats, she manages to just have a great sense of humor about everything. She speaks her mind always and inspires others to do the same. Meghan and I cover: the 3 tweets that got her banned from Twitter, what feminism really is, the overprescription of anti-depressants and ADHD medication, the pros and cons of being an independent creator, what it’s like to be “cancelled” and lose friends because of that, and finally, Meghan tells me what a woman is.——————————Here are Meghan's links...——————————Get in touch with me!YouTube——
Since February 2021, Ryan Twomey has been living out of his van—traveling around the United States and making videos full-time. As of this recording he has 86k subscribers. But his content creation career started on TikTok as he began posting videos of him building his van. Since then, Ryan's focused on securing brand deals, staying true to himself, and balancing van life with the relationships he holds dear.Ryan and I cover: what it takes to customize your own van, how to go viral on TikTok, what the algorithms want, what you shouldn't sacrifice when pursuing your dreams, how to get brand deals, why more followers won't make you happy, and much more.——————————Here are Ryan's links...YouTube—————————————Get in touch with me!YouTube——
Welcome to the first episode of the Feedback Series!Colby Ryan is a life coach and professional explorer. He's also an avid listener of this show. In this conversation, he gives me feedback on how I can make it better for all of you.We cover: the importance of receiving open and honest feedback when creating, what I can do more and less of as an interviewer, why I should make these episodes shorter, Colby's Apple Podcasts review, and much more.——————————Get in touch with me!YouTube——
Nick "Chewy" Albin runs the Chewjitsu YouTube channel, where he guides people along their journeys in Brazilian jiujitsu. He also hosts the Chewjitsu Podcast.As of this recording he has 317k subscribers. He goes over specific moves and techniques. But most of his videos are him answering specific jiujitsu questions from the internet. As a long-time black belt, Chewy usually responds with his philosophies on life and relevant experiences he’s had in his 20 years of BJJ.Chewy and I cover: why you shouldn’t let goals motivate you, the importance of sticking with something you suck at, why Chewy doesn’t look at his analytics, why beginners are like baby sea turtles, and much more.——————————Here are Chewy's links...Website—— Podcast————————————Get in touch with me!YouTube——
Courtland Allen is the founder of Indie Hackers—a community of people building profitable online businesses.He and his brother Channing host the Indie Hackers podcast, which is huge in the tech and entrepreneurship space. Their show digs into case studies of creators who’ve taken their ideas and side projects and turned them into lucrative businesses. Since graduating from MIT, Courtland’s had a passion for building things with the people he loves. He spent a decade in the Silicon Valley startup world and found it to be kind of a popularity contest. Who can raise the most money...who can sell their company first…According to Courtland, he’s just “a nerd who loves computers.” So he’s dedicated his work to standing up for the lesser-known creators building useful products and services.We cover: the power of not being financially dependent on someone else, why the saying “don’t work with friends or family” is bullshit, how Courtland sold Indie Hackers to a billion-dollar company, why he and his girlfriend turned their Airbnb into a garden, the biggest mistakes beginner entrepreneurs make, and much more.——————————Here are Courtland's links...Indie Hackers— Hackers Podcast————————————Get in touch with me!YouTube——
Joe is an educational Call of Duty streamer who started during the pandemic. It wasn't long before he realized he wanted to quit his full-time job to create content. His YouTube and TikTok channels have skyrocketed in the past year. And Joe attributes his success to posting every day and using analytics to make better videos.We cover: quality vs. quantity, the importance of good thumbnails and titles, what the algorithm wants, how Joe works so hard, the different types of streamers, how Joe balances a 9 to 5 job and posting every day, why his wife shot him with a rocket, and much more.——————————Here are Joe's links...YouTube (main)— channel——————————————Get in touch with me!YouTube——
Eric Rosen is one of the most popular chess content creators today. An International Master in chess, he combines tricky gambits, instructional play, and dry humor to make for fun and educational content.Eric started streaming consistently in 2017, just after graduating with a degree in interactive digital media. Since then, he's leveled up as a creator and has been able to play against some of the best chess players in the world.We cover: going from 0 to 1000 viewers, the value of repetitions, how Eric diversifies his revenue streams, his favorite games against strong opponents, the importance of passion when creating, why Eric hired his mom, and much more.——————————Here are his links...YouTube (main)— channel— channel——————————————Get in touch with me!YouTube——
James and Anthony Deveney are twin brothers who host Raiders of the Lost Podcast, the fastest-growing TV/film podcast. They started recording during the COVID lockdown in June 2020. And in late 2021, James quit his 9-5 to join Anthony in running the show full-time. They sacrificed the present for the future, built strong connections with their audience, and never lost their passion for cinema.We cover: creating what you would want to consume, what to do if you don't have a defined passion, how to push through when you're not seeing results, what it's like to build an audience, the perks of being uncomfortable, the beauty of sacrifice, and much more.Here are their links...YouTube— Podcasts———— in touch with me!YouTube——
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