BSP-060 - Do Giveaways Provide Long Term YouTube Growth?

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00:00 - Intro
01:42 - Another Shorter Episode
02:04 - New Gear to Record Podcast / And Improving Audio
04:07 - Do Giveaways Increase Your Subscriber Growth?
06:04 - I Did My First YouTube Collaboration
06:48 - Bought a New Bass
08:30 - YouTube Annotations Going Away
11:30 - Updates to Twitter
14:06 - Using Prepaid Unlimited Plans Anonymously
17:42 - TV of The Week
19:35 - What I’ve Been Testing
23:22 - Ask Bandrew
26:23 - Outro

On episode 60 of the BSP, I first cover my new piece of gear; the DBX 286s, while explaining what this item does, and how I’m using it for this podcast. I then talk about the end of the podcastage giveaway, and my findings on if running giveaways has any long term effect on your subscriber growth. Then I talk about about my first collaboration, and picking up a new bass.

In news, I cover the removal of annotations from YouTube, and what this means for tech youtubers, as well as a few updates being made to twitter. The last piece of news I talk about relates to getting an anonymous smartphone with unlimited data.

Then we get into TV & Movies of the week where I recommend LOVE Season 2. In terms of what I’ve been testing, I briefly talk about the DBX 286s, the Furman M-8x2, and then talk about my new Das Keyboard mechanical keyboard for mac.

Closing out the podcast, I introduce a new segment titled “Ask Bandrew” where you send your questions to and I answer your questions on a future episode. 

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BSP-058: How to Increase Audience Interaction

00:00 - Intro
01:18 - Launching a YouTube Giveaway
04:23 - How to Get More Audience Interaction
06:49 - Accessing Your Information from a Locked iPhone
09:00 - YouTube TV
12:42 - Google Chromebooks
17:11 - Teddy Bears Leaked Recordings of Kids
19:34 - X-Files Episode Suggestion
22:31 - Another YubiKey
23:22 - A Faraday Bag
26:25 - The Complete X-Files
27:50 - Using an iPad as my Main Computer
30:17 - Outro

On episode 58 of the BSP, I first talk about launching the 25,000 subscriber giveaway on the podcastage channel. I cover the service I'm using to run the giveaway, and what the reaction has been. Then I provide a fun way to increase audience interaction on your video/podcast.

Next I share a story about accessing user information from a locked iPhone. Then I talk about YouTube TV, what is different, and why I'm not that excited about it. I also share my thoughts on Google Chromebooks, and a recent security breach regarding internet connected Teddy Bears.

After the news, I share a suggestion for those who want to start watching X-files. As far as what I have been testing, I talk about another YubiKey, buying a faraday bag, a book I just purchased, and using my iPad as my main computer.

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BSP-033: How To Overcome Personal Failures & Haters

00:00 - Intro
01:12 - Unbox Therapy Giveaway (Leave Lewis Alone)
05:56 - Amazon Echo Competitor
07:08 - Pokemon Go Users
08:29 - Gawker is Dead
11:03 - YouTube Social Network?
14:34 - Canon 5D Mark IV
15:50 - Apple iPhone is Completely Screen!
19:25 - Halt & Catch Fire
21:05 - Deadspace
22:07 - How Deal with Haters & Personal Failures
34:13 - Outro

On today's episode of the BSP, I go on a few length rants. First on the list revolves around Lewis from Unbox Therapy and peoples expectation and belief that he owes free phones to people. 

I then cover a lot of news from a new Amazon Echo competitor, Pokemon Go's user base, Gawker going bankrupt, a New YouTube Social Network, a New Canon 4k DSLR, and a Phone that is Completely Screen.

I briefly talk about Halt & Catch Fire and then Deadspace. For the main topic, I go in depth on how I deal with and overcome haters I encounter, people who doubt my goals, and finally personal failures in life.

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