YouTube Is Cracking Down – Are You Next?

Over the last few weeks I've watched 3 different marketers post on Facebook that they have had their YouTube Channel shut down.

These are marketers I know, and have seen MANY of their videos. I truly don't see where they are violating YouTubes community guidelines, but guess what? YouTube makes the rules and they can make them up as they go. Once your account has been shutdown it's almost impossible to get it reinstated.

So you need to REALLY be watching what you're doing on YouTube.

Make sure you have read their guidelines. You can see them at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/policies/#community-guidelines

Break any of those rules and you'll find your account shutdown! Or follow the rules and you can find yourself shut down… 🙁

So here's my advice…

1. You need to treat all platforms (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and the rest) you use a “fishing net“. Meaning they are specifically for you to use to bring in traffic to your site. Of course you want to create good content, that makes them come to your site, but keep your BEST stuff on YOUR site.

2. All of your content should point people to a lead capture page of some sort. Each piece of content needs to have a call to action in it to get people from the platforms you're using onto your email list.

I hear people saying “email is dead“. Well I haven't stopped making money and I rely on email marketing 100%!

3. Back up your content! Don't just upload/post content and not have hard copies of it on YOUR computer. That way if your accounts ever DO get shutdown or the platform disappears then you still have your content. You can simply move to a new platform and start posting your content.

Hot Tip: You can create a spreadsheet, list all your content, why you posted it, and link to the actual file in your spreadsheet. This is also a great way to repurpose content.

I want your biggest takeaways from all of this to be this…

1. Follow the rules!

2. Make sure your content is bringing people to YOUR site.

3. Keep your content organized and backed up!

Hopefully things will calm down with YouTube. There are so many people using it, and it's a great platform. They are just in a “crack down mode” right now, so be careful!

Talk soon!

Liz

The Balance Of Healthy, Happy, and Wealthy

So over on my BackpackBusinessLifestyle.com blog we talk about being healthy, happy, and wealthy and I truly believe you should focus on those things in that order.

But…

Keeping all three of those things well balanced is a constant struggle. At least for me it is!

The main two you need to keep focused on his the healthy and wealth because MOST of the time when you've got those two things in check the happy just comes. I mean when you feel good and you have money in your pocket life is a lot easier, right? Which makes you happier.

So with my struggle to balance everything I've let my health go a bit. 🙁

Since May 2014 I lost 80 pounds. In the last 2 months I've put about 10-15 of that back on.

Why?

1. Because I LOVE sweets and I've let myself eat too many. Along with other “bad” foods!

2. I'm not running, riding my bike, or doing any exercising.

I can make all the excuses in the world… I made a big move, I've been working a lot… Blah blah blah…

At the end of the day though it's my fault. I could have NOT eaten those candy bars, carrot cakes, and all the other sweets I stick in my mouth.

I could have taken at least an hour a day out of my busy schedule and made myself sweat.

I own that and I'm going to be changing that. More on that in a minute…

Another bad health thing I did was to continue on with smoking and I let it get worse. Uuuggh again!

This week I get my new e-cigarette, and I'm going to be using it to get my off of regular cigarettes and then will be able to put the e-cigarette down. Thank you, but I don't need advice on this. I need to do it my way. 🙂

I'm ready to get the healthy part of healthy, happy, and wealthy back in check!

In other words I need to start working harder to drop the 10-15 pounds I've gained back to get back on track to lose the last 25-30 to hit my goal weight, and get back on track.

How am I going to do that?

I'm going to do it with YOU if you want to join in…

Here's what I'm doing to help you and me get healthy and continually STAY that way. I've started a Facebook group at http://www.MyGetHealthyChallenges.com

In this group we will be doing several different challenges to get healthy. The way I lost 80 pounds and stuck with eating right and exercising was by diversifying what I ate and my fitness activities. I get bored very easily and will drop something quick if I get bored!  To help you do the same and keep you going we're going to be doing different 5 day challenges (they will last Monday – Friday so we can do what we want on the weekends) at least once a month and hopefully get it to a weekly schedule.

You can join for free at http://www.MyGetHealthyChallenges.com

Nothing for sale there… I just want to interact with my customers and fans and friends and help us all get healthy and stay that way. I hope you'll join me!

I'd love to hear from you about how you keep everything in your life balanced, so leave your comments below…

Talk soon!

Liz