My Creator Life

There are so many podcasts out there already from the perspectives of successful creators. This one is different. It’s from my perspective as a small YouTuber. I take you with me on my journey of filming, editing and publishing videos, writing blog articles, leaving old and exploring new social media platforms, and just everything that comes with a “content creator life”… I know, the title is a bit lame. But that’s just what it’s about in the end. I hope you enjoy this podcast!

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Audio & Video Episodes

#001: I hate Apple and YouTube »experts«

About my deep disgust for Apple products and scammy social media coaches on YouTube. I will rant about how much I despise Mac products quite a bit throughout my podcast, so you better come to the dark side–go Linux!

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#002: How I edit everything 100% open source

Using open source software for editing is my passion. I could use proprietary software, but I am not willing to pollute my debian with some Windows virtual machine, and I’m also not willing for stuff that’s already out there and for free. In this episode I take you through my editing process step-by-step, like a tutorial.

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#003: How to deal with crappy footage

What can you do to »repair« bad video or audio? Can you save it somehow? Sharing my tips and tricks on how to fix stuff in post–and what never to fix in post. Also telling you how to avoid to even have to revert to such tricks in the first place…

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#004: Instagram is dead, but people are still doing follow-unfollow

Instagram has become one of the least attractive social media platforms. It is constantly degrading to more of a Facebook 2.0, and no longer relevant to creators, especially if you are also doing YouTube. Don’t waste your time on Instagram.

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#005: What all successful content creators have in common

The one thing all successful YouTubers have in common is that they are mildly insane. In this podcast episode I am discussing luck, hard work and what else it takes to become successful from an analytical perspective.

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#006: YouTube doesn’t care.

YouTube does certainly not care a lot about their small creators. You barely get reliable support. Yet they claim all your ad money, even if your channel is no longer monetized. This episode is all about the problematic aspects of YouTube as a platform.

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#007: Follow-up on the YouTube demonetization saga, and my Linux video went viral

What happened after I got a really weird e-mail from YouTube about my channel being demonetized? Well… actually nothing. And to this day it’s not really clear what happened and why. This is a follow-up with all the tea.

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#008: Programmer explains YouTube Algorithms

Explaining how YouTube picks up your video and how reward and penalty algorithms work.

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#009: How to tell that your YouTube channel is doing okay

Are there indicators for how to tell if you will be successful on YouTube? This is especially interesting if you want to be a full-time content creator. And yes, there are some indicators that might suggest your channel is doing well when still small.

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#010: Censorship on YouTube, TikTok and other platforms

Censorship is still an issue on YouTube. It impacts things like everyday language, monetization and trust in the platform. While most people probably say shit more than once a day, on YouTube, normal language is something that will be punished by less revenue.

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#011: YouTube tells me to go viral once a month…

In this episode I am sharing my weekly YouTube roundup, which is basically a dumbed-down version of YouTube analytics. YouTube wants to motivate creators to make more viral videos, but sometimes their advice is really just not that helpful…

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You can watch the whole Podcast Playlist on YouTube here.