daniel ford

Hey,

i'm   aniel

an entrepreneur, video creator, movie nerd, & Youtube enthusiast

 

here to help you build a YouTube channel that supports your business AND your lifestyle.

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What the heck does a "YouTube strategy coach" do?

 

People usually ask this question when I tell them what I do for a living, so let's clear that up first, shall we? 

I work with coaches & consultants to nail down a YouTube video strategy that automatically converts viewers into leads and eventually clients for their business, all from free YouTube traffic.

I help my clients post their YouTube videos in a way that attracts views from the right people and naturally leads those viewers to their services. 

WHY DO I DO IT?

So that business owners like you don't have to spend all your time, energy, and money just trying to get new clients.

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Sounds pretty awesome, right? You bet it is!

Let's face it, hanging out in fb groups to find potential clients ISN'T your life's work. And it's definitely not why you went into business!

 

You're too good at what you do to waste time on things that aren't getting you results. 

And let me tell you, making the effort to set up YouTube as your full-time lead-generation machine is definitely worth the results! 

How do I know this? 


Because I live and breathe it. 

My teaching approach comes largely from my own hands-on experience in the lively ecosystem of YouTube, which I first entered as a committed content creator at the end of 2017.

That was the start of a journey that I had no idea would completely turn my life upside down. 

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and IT ALL STARTED WITH A SIMPLE CHALLENGE

THE IDEA

At the time I was running a video business, so I wanted to expand my videography skills by doing projects to experiment with different styles and effects I wasn't as familiar with. 

The idea I came up with was simple. 

Post 3 videos a week (on YouTube) for an entire year. 

That's basically it! The content and scope of the videos were pretty much up to me.

 

I saw no reason to chase likes, views, or subs. I knew nothing about good thumbnails, ranking, or strategy.

 

It was just me and my camera, and whatever fun projects I could come up with.

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THE EXPERIMENT

... so we called it the 156 Challenge, created a new YouTube channel, and dove in! 

Boy was I in over my head.

As you might guess, I quickly found out producing

3 videos a week on top of running a full time

business was WAY too much for me to juggle...

 

I didn't end up making it to the end of the year.  

 

But by the time it became necessary for me to stop posting in favor of my sanity, something had changed. 

3 VIDEOS A WEEK   x   52 weeks in a year    =    156 VIDEOS

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THE CHANGE

Somewhere in the trenches of doing this challenge, I became curious about how YouTube works, and decided to see what would happen if I actually TRIED to get views.

So I started learning EVERYTHING I could about all the factors that contribute to getting YouTube views and began experimenting with them for myself. 

... And it wasn't long before they actually started WORKING!

 

One of my videos quickly started taking off, eventually racking up over 30,000 views, and I realized that trying to get views on YouTube isn't just a gambling game of luck that most people are destined to lose after all!

This was a HUGE revelation for me, so I kept experimenting. . . 

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MORE CHANGE . . .

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I found out there's actually a proven strategy and method that ANY BUSINESS can use not only to get views on YouTube, but get found by people who actually need their services, even with a tiny channel! 

I also discovered an easy and effective system to translate those views into leads that become paying clients, and I was officially sold on YouTube.  

EVEN MORE CHANGE . . .

Once I saw how quickly and powerfully using strategy and optimization changed the game for my tiny "experiment" channel, I KNEW that I could help others get more views (and leads!) by doing the same. 

 

(All without paying for ads, chasing clients in facebook groups, or worrying about your subscriber count! Seriously, what a dream.)

I kept going with this thing and before I knew it, started becoming an expert and teacher on YouTube strategy for lead-generation.

 

... and I loved it so much I decided to make this my full time gig! 

Crazy, huh?

Fast forward to 2 years, 125+ videos, 2800+ subscribers, and over 270,000 views later, I'm a self-made, tried-and-true YouTube Strategy Coach.


Now I use the very strategies I teach every single day to educate and inspire people in my niche, use YouTube to bring in leads for my own business, and help others do the same.

THE "IN-BETWEEN"

Before I finish my story with that nice happy ending, I want you to know about a little something I like to call the "in-between."

Why? 

Because I think it's an important part of who I am and why you can trust me. 

I didn't know it at the time, but it was a pivotal point in my life when I became obsessed with using YouTube for lead-generation. 

After that, my life ended up changing in a LOT of uncomfortable ways....

FOR EXAMPLE

I decided to build a new business on this gig with nothing but faith it would work out
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I stopped taking new clients for my video business
My wife and I cut down our living expenses
She unexpectedly lost her job
We cut down expenses even more
We couldn't pay rent
Had to move out of our house
Put all of our stuff in a storage unit
Lived out of our van for 4 months
I kept filming wherever I could, uploaded 
to YouTube at coffee shops
We moved in with my parents for a while
Entered second quarter-life crisis
We worked and worked and worked
Saved and saved and saved
Held on with our teeth believing 
everything would work out eventually...

UNTIL FINALLY

. . . I had clients who were having success! 
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Several more of my YouTube videos started taking off
My channel started getting 200+ new subscribers and 28,000 views PER month and rising every day
There was an audience anticipating my video posts and loving my content
New leads started finding ME every day and becoming fans
Clients chose me over bigger YouTubers offering similar services and loved my approach
People were eager to learn about my services wherever I showed up online
. . . I had clients who were having success! 
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Several more of my YouTube videos started taking off
My channel started getting 200+ new subscribers and 28,000 views PER month and rising every day
There was an audience anticipating my video posts and loving my content
New leads started finding ME every day and becoming fans
Clients chose me over bigger YouTubers offering similar services and loved my approach
People were eager to learn about my services wherever I showed up online
FINALLY I was on my way to major success and getting to focus on the work I love doing without having to worry about anything else! 
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I've only gotten

this far because I kept going despite everything telling me not to

WHY AM I TELLING YOU ALL OF THIS???

Because I want you to know how dedicated I am to helping you have that same success on YouTube. 

I want you to know that you can trust me because I already bushwhacked a freakin' miracle trail to get to where I am . . . so that I can lead you gently right on through YOURS WITHOUT the pain and the unknowns. 

Overcoming all of these struggles is what gives me the experience and tools to confidently tackle any YouTube challenge YOU might face. 

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Now, just to be clear, I'm not gonna make your videos for you. 

But I AM going to help you make the right type of content and use the best strategy for your videos that'll get your ideal clients coming to find YOU and recognize you've got what they need. 

Together we'll fine-tune your videos to:

  • get found in search and attract more clicks 

  • appeal to the right viewers in your videos 

  • have them automatically turning into a steady stream of leads that become clients for your business

 

so that you can focus on doing the work you love, and more importantly, actually make money doing it!

WANNA KNOW MORE ABOUT ME? 
Here's some rapid fire fun facts 
Meyer's Briggs Personality Type - ESFP (entertainer)
I love exploring the outdoors where I live in Southern Oregon
I love eating popcorn, soft serve vanilla ice cream, & watermelon 
I'm obsessed with business, psychology, YouTube, and filmmaking 
Some random things I love:
  • Reading hilarious reviews with my wife
  • Watching movies & observing the movie industry 
  • Reading all kinds of books
  • Summers of hiking, rafting, backpacking, & swimming
  • Taking the scenic route
  • Epic movie soundtracks
  • Adventures with my family
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