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Grow your channel income with Spreadshirt! Have you ever thought about how you can make more money with your YouTube channel? Setting up a merch store on Spreadshirt is a great path to a steady income stream that doesn’t require much upkeep! Fullscreen has negotiated a special deal for our creators that saves you 5% on of all base product prices—T-shirts, hoodies, bags, mugs, smartphone cases, and more. For each product you sell through Spreadshirt, you keep 100% of the markup—so a cheaper base price means more money in your pocket! How to set up your Spreadshirt store Go to fullscreen.spreadshirt.com/login Authorize by clicking the blue […]

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How to stay clear of YouTube copyright problems Please note: This article should not be interpreted as legal advice, nor should it be interpreted as creating any kind of attorney-client or legal advisor relationship. You should NOT rely upon the legal information or opinions provided, and you should consult with your personal legal advisor. You are solely responsible for any legal decisions or actions you take or omissions you commit. Copyright basics Copyright is a scary thing, especially on YouTube. How can you stay clear of YouTube copyright problems and keep your channel safe? Fullscreen’s golden rule: if you don’t own it or haven’t licensed it, don’t upload […]

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4 ways to grow your YouTube audience with Instagram The road to YouTube stardom is a long and sometimes bumpy one. Time, patience, and commitment are all crucial for success—and social media promotion is increasingly important too. If you asked 100 YouTubers what the most effective promotional platforms were, 99.9% would scream Facebook and Twitter. Granted, those are important, but they’re just the tip of the social media promotional iceberg. Snapchat, Instagram, Vine, and Tumblr are growing at an astonishing rate—so it makes sense for you to invest time in them. Over the next few weeks, we’ll explore ways to use each of these platforms to promote your YouTube […]

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Drive traffic using YouTube end cards With the millions of videos uploaded to YouTube every week, how can you break through? And when you do capture an audience, how can you keep them watching for as long as possible? End cards can help! What are end cards? As the name suggests, end cards pop up at the end of your videos. They can be a powerful call to action driving your viewers to additional content that you want them to see next. This extra content can be anything from behind-the-scenes footage to older videos, other YouTube channels, or even approved merch links. Unlike YouTube’s branding intros, […]

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How millennials eat their food (content) Hungry for inspiration, millennials are eating up food content on YouTube. They aren’t just looking for recipes either—food videos are actually driving them to purchase. Millennials and branded food content In new research by Google, millennials are engaging with food content at an amazing rate: YouTube has seen 280% growth in food channel subscriptions over the past year. And this isn’t limited to recipes and cooking tips. Millennials are also looking for entertainment and inspiration. 69% of millennial men watch branded food content solely for enjoyment, with popular food shows and personalities their primary focus. Meanwhile, 3 out of 4 […]

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5 faces of Fullscreen YouTube lets anyone with a creative spark become a future star. Faces like Grace Helbig and Connor Franta have exploded beyond the web onto TV shows like @Midnight, movies like Camp Takota, and live tours across the country. But before that happens, every YouTube journey starts with a first subscriber—and Fullscreen’s Creator Platform provides opportunity for even smaller channels to grow into the next big thing. Here are five faces of Fullscreen to remember—they’re on their way to being tomorrow’s biggest celebrities! 1. heythere005 (Ashley Mardell) Vibrant, fun, and honest, Ashley shares personal stories of her life with enough joie […]

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Get ready for INTOUR We’ve been wanting to tell you about this for a while, but we’ve been curating a mind-blowing festival featuring YouTube and Vine megastars that hits Pasadena on September 13: INTOUR. The lineup INTOUR’s line-up includes the world’s most popular online personalities: Connor Franta, Ricky Dillon, Jc Caylen, Sam Tsui, JennXPenn, Alx James, Brent Rivera, Crawford Collins, WeeklyChris, Dylan Dauzat, Charity Vance, and FreshBigMouf, featuring live performances, social media interaction, music, games and more.   The experience INTOUR is the ultimate interactive experience featuring Fullscreen stars for an unforgettable day of live performances, audience engagement, music, games and more. We’re working with […]

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6 steps to Vine stardom As the world knows by now, Vine is Twitter’s app that lets you create quick, easy, and interesting six-second looping videos. Let’s take a look at what it takes to succeed so you can jump in headfirst and knock out your Vine debut! 1. Be yourself In your Vines, you need to be you. Viewers will be able to tell whether you’re being genuine or not, so don’t mimic other people’s styles. Figure out what makes you different from everyone else, and take advantage of that! 2. Use Vine’s camera features Vine offers plenty of neat features to get your […]

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Extend your reach with YouTube captions Did you know that 80% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the United States? Growing your audience is tricky when so many viewers out there may not speak your native tongue. Fortunately YouTube’s captions feature makes it that much easier to capture international audiences. Here’s how to get the most out of it. Using YouTube captions When you upload a new video to YouTube, you can specify which language it’s in—which helps YouTube provide auto-generated captions. (You can also do this retroactively for older videos by going back and specifying a language for them too.) Unfortunately, these auto-captions often turn […]

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