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LimeLight DIY - The Podcast For Independent Creators
15 minutes | Oct 18, 2019
The Truth About YouTube's New Children's Channel Rules - LLDIY Ep #37
Taken directly from the newest video our our YouTube channel and ripped directly from the headlines, this episode of the podcast is all about digging into the truth about the new rules YouTube has put in place for channels creating children's content and how it REALLY effects creators.
39 minutes | Oct 4, 2019
4 More YouTube Myths That Are Hurting Your Channel -LLDIY Ep # 26
This week Shawn from Negrorlando joins us as we tackle 4 more YouTube myths that might be hurting your youtube growth!
16 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
How Often Should I Publish a New Podcast Episode (and a Big Announcement) LLDIY EP #35
Doing a little research for my own show, I'm sharing my findings and my thoughts of on just how often you should release a new episode of your podcast, as well as how long a podcast episode should be!
31 minutes | Sep 13, 2019
Should I Use a Free Service Like Anchor FM for My Podcast? LLDIY EP # 34
One of the questions that I have seen come up more than almost any other podcasting question is whether or not it makes sense to host your podcast on a free hosting services like Anchor.FM. Today we'll take a dive into what people are saying about Anchor.FM and whether or not it may make sense for your show!
21 minutes | Sep 6, 2019
Do I Need a Website For My Platform - LLDIDY Ep # 33
With all the options available to podcasters, artists, YouTubers, and other creators these days, the idea of paying for (or creating) a traditional website might sound more daunting than what is needed. Do you really need a website these days, or is a free option like a social media account enough to get the job done?
22 minutes | Aug 30, 2019
Is YouTube or Podcast Sub4Sub Really That Bad? LLDIY Ep# 32
One of the oldest debates for YouTube Creators and Podcasters is whether Sub4Sub is a road to quick growth, or just the path to eventual destruction. Today we will dive into the sometimes overlooked consequences of Sub4Sub and whether or not it can really be as dangerous as people say.
44 minutes | Aug 23, 2019
Lessons I've Learned from 30 Weeks in a Row of Publishing
From the point where this podcast was first conceived in August of 2018 to the the point where I published the 30th consecutive week of publishing the LimeLight DIY Podcast, there have been more than a few changes and more than a few lessons. We'll talk about podcast marketing, booking guests, and what to expect when you start your own podcast.
23 minutes | Aug 16, 2019
YouTube Announces New Copyright Policy Changes - LLDIY EP # 30
On August 15 2019, YouTube announced changes to the Manual Content ID Claim process that shifts the burden of proof from video creators to copyright holders in an attempt to tamp down on excessive claims and abuse. How will this effect YOUR channel, what are your rights under the new policy, what are your responsibilities, and how will it effect your YouTube monetization?
22 minutes | Aug 9, 2019
How To Use YouTube Hashtags...and Should You Bother?- LLDIY Ep # 29
in mid 2018, YouTube announced that they would begin support for YouTube Hashtags - a new way for viewers to find specifically themed content easier and for creators to reach new audiences. Fast forward more than a year after the release of the hashtag program and confusion continues over how to use YouTube Hashtags, WHEN to use them, and whether or not you SHOULD use them to grow your YouTube channel. Today we'll take a deep dive into the tool and determine what is the best approach for your channel.
20 minutes | Aug 2, 2019
Top 5 YouTube Myths (Part 1) - LLDIY Ep # 28
It's hard enough to be a YouTube creator... competition is insanely thick, the amount of time and commitment required is considerable, and the rules that YouTube has to rank keep changing. To make it even more difficult, there are always the myths floating around that we have to decipher... what will really help us (or hurt us) and what is just a myth? Today, we'll dive deep into 5 myths that you've probably heard before!
17 minutes | Jul 26, 2019
Is Apple Looking To Fund Your Podcasts - LLDIY EP # 27
Rising to the challenge thrown down by recent arch rival Spotify who itself recently announced plans to invest a $500M into podcast companies, Apple is reportedly ready to begin investing into exclusive podcast content for their relaunched ITunes platform. What does this mean for independent podcasters? We'll discuss!
47 minutes | Jul 19, 2019
Nice Guys Finish First with Nate from Paging Mr Morrow - LLDIY Ep # 26
Nate from the fan favorite Paging Mr Morrow YouTube channel joins us today to chat about his fairly unique way of looking at his audience and how that has allowed him to become one of the better known "Disney Vloggers" in a sea of channels who are trying to recreate his success!
29 minutes | Jul 12, 2019
5 Free Ways to Promote Your Podcast - LLDIY EP #25
Today is the first episode of the new format (no worries, we're not stopping the interviews, just diversifying) of LimeLight DIY - a long format deep dive on 5 FREE tactics that you can use to grow your own podcast!
24 minutes | Jul 5, 2019
Audience Questions - Expert Answers Part 2 - Greg's Game Room and Negrorlando - LLDIY EP # 24
Part Two of our Audience Questions / Expert Answers series focuses again on youtube, but this time it's less about "how to" and more about "how not to", in this case how not to let the present system lead you astray from your original vision, how not to get depressed by watching other's have moments of faster growth, and how not to run out of gas on the road to the limelight - assisted by the knowledge of Greg's Game Room and Negrorlando!
43 minutes | Jun 28, 2019
LLDIY Ep # 23 :Making Unconventional Art That Pays the Bills with Rick Styczynski From 13X Studio
Some artists paint. Some sculpt. Some glue things together, and Rick Styczynski - owner of 13X Studios - has unleashed a series of hand decorated hockey masks into the world, and boy- have they ever made a splash! His masks have garnered him deals with Kevin Smith, Kane Hodder, and a handful of other celebrities who have signed lucrative deals with Rick to create custom masks for their own brands. Today, Rick will dive into how he got started and how he grew his business so quickly!
42 minutes | Jun 21, 2019
LLDIY Ep # 22 - Nola Deej- How to Research Your YouTube Videos
Representing the strangely under documented city of New Orleans, NOLA Deej has quickly become a favorite vlogger, armchair historian, and independent film maker for his well researched and beautifully formatted YouTube videos documenting the mysterious and historical city! Joining us today, Deej will dig into how he approaches the locations he documents and how he stands apart from the crowd.
23 minutes | Jun 14, 2019
LLDIY EP # 21 - Listener Questions , Guests Answer Part 1
We've been fortunate enough to get some great listener questions, and it's about time that we got around to answering them! We've enlisted Robb Alvey from Theme Park Review and Jackie from Super Enthused to answer some listener questions today ranging on topics from how to stand out from the crowd to what platforms will eventually take the place of what we use today!
31 minutes | Jun 7, 2019
LLDIY Ep: 20 : Sorta'Sode - FOMO - How It Kills Our JuJu and How to Kick It's A$$
Taking an unexpected detour this week as we explore the phenomena of "FOMO" (Fear of Missing Out) and how it effects independent creators, how it hurts our ability to enjoy our own successes, and how to combat the mentality that drives some creators to self destruct.
31 minutes | May 31, 2019
LLDIY Ep # 19 - Freelancing for Huge Companies w/ Dave "Montygog" Perillo
Chances are, even if you don't know Dave Perillo's name, you know his work. For the past several years, Dave (going under the alias of Montygog) has been creating retro style pop culture artwork that has become popular across the entire planet. Today Dave joins us to share how artists can create the kind of buzz that lands them on the radars of large companies -the way he landed on the Walt Disney Company's radar- and how you can build a successful business freelancing around your platform!
67 minutes | May 24, 2019
LLDIY Ep # 18 - Growth Tips for a Million + Subscriber YouTube Channel w/ Robb Alvey
Robb Alvey is no stranger to thrill seeking. As the host of the enormously popular Theme Park Reviews channel on YouTube, Robb is considered to be THE authority on roller coasters and thrill rides by fans and experts alike. In this episode of LimeLight DIY, Robb will share his thoughts on what it takes to be a Million + Subscriber channel, the lost art of running a successful forum, and expanding from YouTube to television, magazines, newspapers, and more!
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