Funny Babies and Cute Cats Not Required: How to Use Online Video to Actually Build Your List with James Wedmore



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I’m epically pumped up about today’s episode/training with James Wedmore. Why? Because I LOVE learning along with you guys. James is one of the very best when it comes to online video…and by online video I mean ACTUALLY USING VIDEO TO CREATE LEADS AND BUSINESS (yes, that was so important it HAD to be in all caps).

There are folks out there who teach how to create pretty videos that make you smile. There are people out there that try to teach you how to go “viral” (ugh). But, at the end of the day, as a mediapreneur the number one thing your videos can do for you is generate leads 24/7. For example, a video you put up tomorrow can still bring in leads 6 months (heck, 2 years) from now if you do it right.

Grab the pen and pencil and get ready for an action-packed free training with James…and leave the cute cuddly cats and funny talking babies at home.


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  • James & D,

    Awesome video! I took a ton of notes and will make a ton of tweaks. Over delivered on value with this one, James.


    • Awesome!

    • Totally agree, Jason! I’m a huge fan of James.

      The keyword research is HUGE. Totally game changing. James’ Video Traffic Academy product covers it, but it really clicked here when he mentioned the spreadsheet. I spent a few hours today implementing this and realized that my audience won’t search for “branding”. They instead search for logos. Booooom.

  • Matt Thomson

    Yep awesome. One of those videos with little nuggets of gold sprinkled throughout. Cheers guys.

  • I love James! Great training! I always leave super inspired from the Youtube master 🙂 Thanks guys!

  • Percy

    Pure gold!! awesome guys.. what great content and interview. Keep up the good work.

  • Ric Hansen

    Hey David….I use a landing page service called It’s okay, but When I hear you guys talk about leadpages it sounds like I should be checking it out to see if it has advantages over Unbounce. Went to their site and went through as much info as I could on line and was impressed…but nowhere did it say whether I can use extensions of my own domain as a url to landing pages. With adwords, you must have a domain that you own to promote pages….Unbounce allows that. As a side note: I was surprised to see how difficult it was to get answers to sales questions at leadpages….you have to post it on a facebook page (who’s last post was on July 6, five days ago) not sure if or when I might hear from them. So here I am a serious buyer, ready to make the switch…and no place to go to get the answers I need. Weird.

    • Ric – I’m sure the folks from Leadbrite will hop in and answer it for you here, not the experience I’ve had with their support (which rocks). Yes, you can use your own domain. For example: is a leadpage and so is

      • Ric Hansen

        I did finally hear back from them with a FB post response. The only way you can use your own domain name for a page with leadpages is to host your page on your own website, which is what you are doing. To host your page on their website it requires use of their domain name, which by the way cannot be used on an adwords ad. With they allow you to use your own domain name and still host on their site. So I can have unlimited number of landing pages with my domain and an extention ( offer) and use that domain name in any number of adwords ads. Otherwise google won’t allow it. That could be a deal breaker for me….but I am still researching pros and cons.

    • Tracy Simmons

      Hi Ric!
      I’ve answered these questions for you on Facebook, so I think you’re all set!

      P.S. Love the examples of LeadPages that David gave in his response, below. 🙂


  • James and David,

    Good points. I’m a member of Video Traffic Academy and I’m wondering if there is a way to adapt some of these concepts for independent artists and musicians because I’m not sure keyword research has any effect when you are promoting your own music. Ex: optimizing for genres like indie rock, dub-step, hip-hop, your band name (which might not be well searched), etc.

    Plus musicians never have the budget to outsource because we are all paying out of pocket and probably don’t have substantial income coming in from our music.

    It’s a challenge but I’d like to figure out a way to make it work for musicians especially through YouTube.

    Any thoughts?


  • Hi James and David,

    Love this video. Really informative. How do you deal with video ads that appear on or before YouTube videos? Do you find that they disrupt the conversion or lead gen %?




These are the EXACT same steps I used to go from $0 to over $1,000,000 in online course sales in less than 24 months (and used by over 2,500+ of my students)

it's free!
100% privacy guaranteed, no messin' around!