Tuesday, October 14, 2014

C2K006: How to Build a Successful YouTube Gaming Channel with Aaerios

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In this episode, my guest is Aaerios. We spend nearly an hour talking about how to build a successful YouTube gaming channel. Aaerios is one of the few NBA2K players I've found who is actually from San Antonio and who also uses the Spurs in the game. We open the podcast talking getting his thoughts on how the Spurs will do this upcoming year after winning the NBA championship last year. He was pretty optimistic about their chances to repeat this upcoming season

Next up, he shares his impressions of NBA2K15 which just came out shortly before we recorded the show. He felt NBA2K15 is pretty challenging and more geared to the sim player this year than it has been in the past.

After that, we dig into the topic at hand and that's how to approach the whole YouTube gaming content creation arena. His first suggestion was to find a way to think outside the box and be different from all of the other gaming channels that people create. His way of doing that is by doing radio play by play commentary to call his NBA2K videos. This comes natural to him because it's also something he does in real life doing real life play by play of college basketball and baseball.

He likes to do every sport on his channel but states that the NBA2K videos perform the best on his channel. He's got three things planned for this year. One is a MyLeague with the Spurs that tackles the challenge of both Manu and Duncan retiring at the end of the first year. Next he is doing a fantasy draft MyLeague with the Knicks and finally, plans to do some MyTeam videos.

There's an absolute TON of information in this hour plus long show. You'll hear recommendations on what equipment to use, more tips on the type of content to create, how he edits and does commentary and also what everyone wants to know and that's the part about making money.

One other thing Aaerios does is spend some time talking about gaming networks, the benefits of joining them and more specifically what network he and other successful YouTuber's belong to.

If you are interested in having your own YouTube gaming channel, you'll hear an honest assessment of what to expect and the mindset you'll need to be successful. Some of the best advice comes at the very end of the show that applies not to just YouTube but will serve you well in any endeavor you choose.

Be sure and visit Aaerios Games on YouTube and subscribe to his channel to follow what he is up to in the gaming community.

Thanks again to Aaerios for stepping On The Court With Coach2K.

NOTE: More detailed show notes to be added later that identify some of the resources mentioned in the show.

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