How You Can Post YouTube Videos To Instagram WITHOUT Any Apps!

You're making amazing YouTube videos and now it's time to get your Instagram followers to watch them! Getting your Instagram community over to YouTube doesn't have to be hard. Instead, you can use the content you've already created to lead the way.

This week, we're digging into how you can post YouTube videos to Instagram without using ANY apps!

The first thing that you really need to be aware of is that Instagram doesn't allow any clickable links in your captions. This means, you can't really post a caption and then add a direct link to your YouTube video. The link will show up in the caption but since it won't be clickable, most people aren't going to bother trying to copy it elsewhere.

How do we get around that? Easy! We use the link section in our profile. Now Instagram only allows one link at a time. This means that every time you want to direct someone to your newest video, you'll want to change that link. You can see the full process on how to do that in the video above.

Let's talk about the actual video. You may have an amazing video but chances are, it's a little too long to promote on Instagram. The Instagram feed only allows clips up to 60 seconds long. Your YouTube video is definitely longer than that! IGTV allows up to 10 minutes so that can be helpful but we still want to make sure we're directed people to our channels.

In order to do this, we're going to create a teaser video of sorts. Using the footage from your video, pull a few key sections to create a short, one minute clip. I like to use a bit of the hook, to really suck in my audience and then take some of the juicy parts from the actual meat of the content.

To keep your feed looking nice and clean, you can actually add a thumbnail photo to your video file so that when the time comes, you can select that thumbnail. Again, this super simple process can be seen step by step in the video above!

Remember, this is just to give your Instagram audience a taste of the video to entice them to follow through with the call to action you're going to put in your caption.

Speaking of your caption, it's important add a good one! Take time to really hook your audience and make them WANT to follow the call to action you've added. And that call to action?

"Click the link in my bio!"

You want people to click that link so they can go directly to your YouTube video and see the entire thing!

There are a few ways to get the video to Instagram from your computer. You can airdrop it to yourself if you're a mac user. You can email it to yourself. You can also use a 3rd party application like Later or Planoly.

Whatever you choose to use, remember that Instagram is a great way to boost the views on your YouTube videos!

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Use LinkedIn To Make More Money In Your Business (even if you never used LinkedIn!)

Adding another social media platform to your routine might sound absolutely overwhelming. In fact, most of us tend to forget that a certain platform even exists. That platform is LinkedIn and friend, this can be absolutely game changing for your business.

In this video, we're digging into 3 quick ways you can use LinkedIn and see results. And guess what? It'll be even faster than Instagram.

Since I'm beginning my journey with LinkedIn, I decided to call in an expert. Cassandra Thompson is an expert on LinkedIn and she's breaking down 3 simple steps to use LinkedIn. And psst, you can check out my video on her channel too!

Post 2-3 Times Per Week

The most important thing to growing your LinkedIn is actually being active on your account. This means posting consistently, 2 to 3 times per week. Posting like this helps build your business and brand reputation and really helps people to get to know your business.

Now many people think that this is a corporate-specific platform but that's completely wrong. LinkedIn is BUSINESS specific, and there's a difference. If you're working as a sewing business owner, you can share sewing related content. You can share the behind the scenes of your messy desk, share your lunch- the key is to tie it into your business. You want to make sure your posts are in the realm of business and professionalism.

Build Leads and Brand Connections

If you've been dying to work with a specific brand or business, now is the time for you to build that connection! On LinkedIn, you're allowed to actually connect with brand managers or other brand marketing members.

The best part? This isn't a follow type platform. By connecting with someone on LinkedIn, they're given the ability to see your content as well. This means that they're going to see the quality that you put out and YOU will be on their mind when it comes time for them to pick partners for their business.

Find Business Adjacent Work

LinkedIn can help you do more than just connect with others through their networking platform. You're able to create real opportunities that you desire through it as well! For example, maybe you're interested in being a podcast guest. You can put that in your profile and as people are searching, they'll see that.

Meaning you'll have more people coming to you for your specific needs as opposed to you hunting them down!

LinkedIn is a goldmine waiting for you to dig into. With these tips, you're ready to take it on and make it work for you!

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15 Video Ideas for Your First YouTube Video

You're ready to jump into YouTube but you're stuck on one important thing. What is your first video going to be about? Now I'll be the first to tell you that done is better than perfect but when it comes to your YouTube channel, you want to start out on the right foot.

This week, we're digging into 15 video ideas for your first (or next!) YouTube video.

How To Videos

These videos are perfect videos to start YouTube with since most people are taking to YouTube to learn how to do things. This is a great way to show your expertise in your niche and share a little of your know how.

Comparisons

No matter what industry you're in, there are certain tools of the trade that people use. Grab a few of those tools and compare them! This really helps build that "know like trust" when you show the real behind your tools.

Reviews

People are looking to find trustworthy reviews for products or services they're interested in. Review something related to your industry and give your honest opinion. Good, bad and everything in between.

Screen Tutorials

Haven't quite mustered up the courage to film your face? No worries! You can absolutely start filming. Just film a screen tutorial! Show how to use software or a program.

Case Studies

This is an AMAZING way to really showcase the results that you can help achieve. Highlight a customer or client and break down their success and how you helped make that happen or how they made it happen.

Mistakes

One thing is SO TRUE. People love hearing about other people's mistakes. In fact, anytime my clients or I film a video with the word "mistake" in the title, the views skyrocket. Share a mistake you've made and how you rectified it.

Advice

There's always some advice you're dying to give someone. Instead of saving it for your online BFF, share it with your audience. Give advice around your niche.

Unboxing

There's nothing more fun than watching a brand new product be unboxed. Aside from unboxing it yourself! Share the unboxing of a product you know your audience is interested in to let them see what they'd be getting if they bought it!

DIY

Do it yourself videos are SO popular. Share a DIY tutorial with your audience. This can work for so many niches, you just need to be creative!

Tour

Want something visually engaging? Give a tour. You can tour your home, your office, your refrigerator, the sky is the limit here. People love to see how other's live so this is very appealing to most viewers.

Tools

Share your favorite tools and why they're your favorite! This will help your audience learn what tools they should be using and will help you earn the rank of someone they can trust.

Day in the Life

Now this video is a little in depth but it is so much fun. People are generally nosy and want to know what other people are up to. This plays right into that. Film your day and create a kind of vlog that shows what your life is like!

Routine

This is pretty much a YouTube must. Routine videos are incredibly popular and the reason is clear. We're all looking to refine our own routines! Take some time to share a routine you have. This could be your work routine, morning routine, workout routine- anything goes!

Channel Trailer

This is the video that is going to show what your channel is all about. The video that will be displayed for new viewers when they visit your channel. And truly, this is a great place to start!

Sales Video

This one is the hardest for most entrepreneurs because they don't want to come across as "salesy." However, creating a video sharing what your offering, who it's for and why it's beneficial is a powerful marketing tool!

No matter what idea you go with, remember, done is better than perfect and I cannot wait to see you grow on YouTube!

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