– Hey what’s up, SeanCannell here with Think Mediabringing you the best tip and toolsfor building your influencewith online video. And recently, I was just onthe Creative Disruption podcastwith Derral Eves and Ricky Ray Butler. Talking all about how to make more moneywith affiliate marketing here on YouTube. And one of the bigstrategies we really unpackedwas how here at Think Mediasometimes we’ve producedas many as 29 videos in just a few days. It’s batch producing. And so in the interview I break downsome of my advanced tipsfor affiliate marketing,the biggest mistakes people make,as well as some YouTube tips. So let’s just dive rightinto the interview right now. – You have a couple YouTube channelsso one’s Think Media, theother one’s Video Influencers. Think Media, let’s talk about that. So we are here in Vegas. – Yep. – And there are some reallyreally really big exposthat actually come every year. And I would notice this as afarand I’d go to these expos tooand I’d see that you bring a crew in,and you’d knock out 20, 30videos in a couple days. And I was like “Wow!”Let’s talk about that for a minute too. Like what the process thatyou actually go through. And I noticed that you’rereleasing multiple videos a daywhen the show’s actually going on. And then you have this huge spikein not only viewership,but also subscribers. – Yeah, absolutely. So for me,I moved back to Vegas in2011 to work at a churchand discovered, I mean Ididn’t really know aboutCES, the Consumer Electronics Showthat happens right in Januaryof every year here in Vegas. And then mid-year is NAB,National Association of Broadcasters. And there’s a few other shows,but those two are major showswhere all this tech floods into the city. So I was, because I was thedirector of communicationsat my church, I would startvisiting those events. And then I started getting ideas. And even before thisall started I thought,okay, I used to one man show it. So I mean maybe to givethose young hustlers,you know, that are tryingto build their thing. I would go down with like a Zoom H1,just a little portable recorder. Just kind of a mic— The resolutionon that was horrible right. – Just like a camera micand I would hold my own monopod or tripod. And I would sit withthe reps at the booth. And I just realized though becauseall of this tech was in one place,and a lot of people do thison different YouTube channels. But it’s great becauseyou get the newest stuff,it’s all in one place so youcan batch multiple videos. And then you also, becauseyou’ve got the reps,you kinda have someone helping you. You don’t have to do all the research. ‘Cause when you’re doing tech videos,you kinda wanna really go deep. – Exactly. – But you’re scaling it fasterbecause you can just bangthrough these videos. So even a solo creator I started realizingI could do eight to 16 videos. And I’d go down there and,man I feel like, you knowI’m a little bit older now. ‘Cause even as I look back a few yearsI’m like, “How did I do that?”‘Cause I would get up superearly, shoot the videos. I would edit at night,and I would literallytry to get one or two out. And then I’d release ’em thenext morning and go back down. Today that whole process is just scaled. You know as we started being ableto get help and get a team. But even in the hybrid timeI’d kind of have local people,Ron Starling lives here,kinda intern for me. And so if you decide like one person. And the most notable was this past CES. We ended up with 29unique videos in the can. And we did everything from tech reviews,to also treating the show. Like we did some thatwent pretty in depth. We’d get our hands on a lens,borrow it for a few hourswhile we were there, goshoot some photographyand truly test it. And then kind of bring it back. And then of course connecting thatto a business model ofaffiliate marketing. The impact of the brand build— Exactly. – Hopping on the trend, even revenueand then just awarenessto what we’re doing. It’s been massive, so year over yearwe’re compounded momentumby covering these events. Hey, I hope you’re gettingvalue out of this video so farand if you are, can yousmash the ‘Like’ button?All right, let’s dive rightback into the content. – How did you incorporateaffiliate marketing?- So a lot of times theproducts are not out,so in the case it’s justkind of an awareness thing. But it’s pretty linear, just,”Hey, if you want to see everything that”we’re talking about in this video,”there’s links in the description below. “And those are Amazon links. – Oh wow, oh so you justgive those yourselves. Oh wow that’s amazing. – Yeah. – Have you ever looked at like becominglike a super affiliate?Where you go to like thebrand directly and say,”Okay look, I’ve broughtthis much revenue,”you need to give me amuch bigger percentage. “- Well I would love to do— Amazon won’t do that first off. – Oh no, not Amazon, but you know likeif the product like had moreof a direct way of purchasing. – You know, it’s interesting and I wonder. For instance, we’ve donea deal with Canon beforewhich was kind of a proper brand deal. But we haven’t, and lately I haven’t beendoing as many brand deals. But on our Amazon, just Amazon alone,I think we’re doing over a million dollarsin top line sales of Canoncameras right now, every year. – That is amazing. – Trackable. – Yeah. – That’s amazing. – It’s insane. – So I guess it’s oneof those things whereif it is, you know, anAmazon affiliate link,you just really do itwhen you wanna do it. – Well and the great thing about it toois when they go and buy one thing,they can go buy somethingthat’s completely opposite. So you can do a Canon camera,but the might buy a fridge. Or they might buy something else,because you know it’sso easy to buy on Amazonand then you get that percentage too. – It’s because they go through the link,you get a percent of that. – And actually, tech a lotof the times is four percent. And I’ve got a friend who has a storethat is kind of like thirdin line to B & H Photo. And when he heard fourpercent he was like,”Wow! When I think about my margins,”that’s actually pretty aggressive. “Still, and Amazon is themachine when it comes to that. So I think there’s, you know,when I think of a brand deal,you kind of get all the money upfront. But when I think about the one other piecethat makes this work isI’ve really gottengreat at ranking videos. So they’re viewed for weeks,months, years to come— So they do long tail. – So it’s the long tail of that trafficthat keeps our affiliateaccount like, producing. So you can probablytell from the interviewthat I am super passionateabout affiliate marketing. In my opinion, it’s one of the best waysto start making money on YouTube. As well as scale your incomeeven to really significant numbers. And if you actually wanna learn moreabout the things I’ve learned,all the mistakes I’ve made,as well as some of my successes. I actually have a one hour masterclass outbreaking down how to get views on YouTubethrough ranking videos,and how to monetizein different ways includingaffiliate marketing. So if you wanna watch that,just go to thinkmasterclass. comor I’ll put a link to itin the description below. And just click that linkit’ll take you over,you enter your name and email,and then I will send youaccess to the free masterclass. It’s actually a part of our academy. It’s called Video Ranking Academy,it’s some of our advancedYouTube training. But for a limited time you can watchthat one hour training entirely for free. And so, I just wanna serve you. If you wanna learn more about this processand build a business and a life and incomeon your own terms fromsomeone who’s done itand who’s gotten the results. So check that out: thinkmasterclass. comIf you got value out of thisvideo smash the ‘Like’ button. And, Question of the Day:Have you already startedmaking money on YouTube?What’s your favorite way to do it?You know, some channelsAdSense and YouTube adsis a big deal for them. Maybe it’s brand deals for you. Maybe you haven’tstarted making money yet. Let me know in the comments section belowand I will see you in the next video. Peace.