How I Overcame my Fear of Making Videos

The easiest way to get used to seeing yourself or hearing yourself on video is to just keep doing it and not really thinking about it. I know that sounds cliché but the more that you do these videos the less you'll really think about, “Oh what do I look like? or what does my hair look like?” or any of that because you'll get used to it and you'll find out what works best for you and you will know what you should do next or things like that.

My Honest TubeBuddy Review - 2019

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TubeBuddy is a Chrome extension that you download through Chrome. I'm pretty sure they also have it through Firefox and Safari, it's a browser extension that you can use through your browser and it is awesome. If you're a YouTuber, you're gonna be blown away by all of the different things that you can use with this tool.

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Here are the top three things that I love about TubeBuddy:

One: The Keyword Explorer.

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Two: The YouTube Dashboard and keyword Pool.

You can kind of spy on other channels by using this tool. For instance, I can see in this video that Nick is doing really well for ranking on all these things. He's ranking number one and number two for most of these keywords, so I probably do want add some of those into mine video to try to rank for them as well.

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Here’s a closeup for the tag rankings.

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Three: Member Perks.

Another thing you need to do is to log into your account at, and then you have access to these member perks. So, this is something that only is accessible to paid plans, so you have to pay for your TubeBuddy license to get access to these. My favorite one is AudioHero. You have access to over 250,000 premium, royalty free music tracks, and I have another video all about this, but it's awesome.

I love TubeBuddy because I am able to monitor my account, see how my tags are helping me rank on YouTube, find amazing royalty free background music for my videos, and so much more. 

Cost: Free (paid options available)

I’m on the Pro Plan which I bought as a lifetime deal a year ago and it is definitely worth it. Click here to grab a lifetime deal for TubeBuddy Pro for $40.

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If you have any questions about TubeBuddy, or you wanna share with me any of your favorite tips, or your favorite things that you like to use with this tool, let me know in the comments so that I can see them.

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Have you ever used this app? Please let me know below!

How to Check Total Views on YouTube Channel

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If you’ve ever wondered what your current view count is on YouTube this video will show you How to Check Total Views on YouTube Channel.

Knowing your YouTube views comes in handy when you want to collaborate with brands or other YouTubers, when you want to monetize your channel and/or see how your channel is doing.

Here’s How to Check Total Views on YouTube Channel:

  1. Look at

    • Click on my channel

    • Click on About

    • on mobile: Scroll down to the bottom to view current total views and current subscriber count.

    • on desktop: Look under Stats for total views and under the channel name for current subscriber count. (See Below)

Gram Slam Instagram Stories Course with Alex Beadon - Honest Review

Before I took Gram Slam, I did not have a plan when it came to posting to Instagram Stories, I would randomly post stories and no one engaged with them. After taking Gram Slam, I am no longer overwhelmed with how to post to Instagram Stories and I love engaging with my audience through the app. Plus my audience grows daily!

One of the best things that I learned from Alex is that I don’t have to show my face on instagram stories every time to still engage with my audience AND you can prerecord your stories so you don’t feel like you’re ALWAYS ONLINE.

I now spend LESS TIME on Instagram because I have a plan!

How to Make Youtube Thumbnails with Canva (2019)

I'm going to show you the exact process that I use and how you can make your own YouTube thumbnails in Canva.

If you prefer to watch the video, you can click play below or continue reading.

Remove Background From Image: Quick and Easy with

I wanted to show you how you can remove the background of a photo really quickly by using this application website called You can do it on your phone or you can use it on your desktop.

It's super super super simple to use and then in another video/blog post, I'll show you how I use this to make my thumbnails or cover art for my youtube channel and how simple it is you don't need Photoshop. It doesn't cost anything and it's just a really quick and easy app to use.

How to Update Instagram Story Highlight Covers (without posting them to your story)

Instagram Highlights were introduced on Instagram in 2018, but they rolled out to users with no rhyme or reason.

Previously you had to add an image to your story before you could update your highlight story cover but now you can update the highlight cover without posting them to your story.