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We’ve Been Making YouTube Videos for over 5 Years!

When I decided to start making videos for the internet, I didn’t have an amazing plan in place. In fact I had no plan. Other than the video production side of things, I really had no idea what I was doing. But I was fascinated by the possibilities of creating videos for YouTube. So we went […]

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7 Ways to Make YouTube More Awesome For Creators

Last week the my inbox and social media feeds got absolutely hammered with articles about how YouTube makes $4 Billion dollars but isn’t profitable and is probably in big trouble because Vessel is going to be huuuuuuge. Since I’ve been following James Altucher’s daily practice of writing down 10 ideas every day, my mind immediately […]

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How to Get Lucky

Things have been a little quiet here since the launch of YouTube Black Book. That’s because I have been on “paternity leave.” On October 28th, we welcomed our first child – Flint Dryden Sharpe – to the world. He is a healthy and happy little guy and aside from sleep deprivation, the whole experience has […]

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YouTube Black Book is now Available

I announced at the end of last year that I was about to release a book all about my experiences creating YouTube channels. You may remember that I even sent out an email asking for your questions so I could make sure I wasn’t missing anything important. I really had been working hard on the […]

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Gear Update (2014) – Down-Sized Edition

2014 may be another personal record-breaker for me as far as the number of videos I produce. It will definitely be a record breaker when it comes to the number of minutes produced. Even though I am producing more, I have started to downsize the amount of gear I use. Last year, I went a […]

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EMPOWER – Behind The Scenes

In January of this year we launched the first Yoga With Adriene product. It was called REBOOT and it was a 4 video online class designed to help people get over their “holiday hangovers” and establish a consistent at-home yoga practice. We had no idea what we were doing. It was the first online video […]

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Consistency is Key to Building a Successful YouTube Channel

Content is King is a popular concept in the world of bloggers and internet content creators. Apparently it was first used in an article by Bill Gates wayyyy back in 1996. The concept of the original article was quite prescient. Unfortunately, a lot of content creators have pulled that slogan and put a Field of […]

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5 Things I Learned at “YouTube Camp”

Last summer, YouTube asked Hilah and I if we wanted to take part in a top-secret program. The program involved three trips to LA to go to workshops and shoot collaboration videos with other YouTubers at YouTube Space LA. It sounded like summer camp for internet video creators. Of course, we said yes. I’ve alluded […]