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What Happened To Our YouTube channel?

Our YouTube channel is dying

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing my thoughts on what happened to our YouTube channel.

First of all, if you are a new or a longtime subscriber of our Live Lean TV YouTube channel, make sure you keep reading to the end of this post.

So here’s the deal.

Based on the success of a few of Jessica’s posts, some of you may not even know who I am.

Well, I’m Brad Gouthro, Jessica’s husband, and the initial creator of our Live Lean TV YouTube channel.

8 years of content creation

In fact, I uploaded my first random YouTube video back on February 7, 2011.

Who remembers that Lemon Water post?

But it wasn’t until Mar 23, 2012 that I officially turned our YouTube channel into a branded show called, Live Lean TV.

Over these 7 years, I went from making no money, being divorced, and essentially a lost soul, to where I am today.

I’m happily married to Jessica, who if you didn’t know, that relationship started out as a simple one time video YouTube collaboration.

This then turned into Jessica coming on as a full time host of Live Lean TV, as well as us getting married, and having 2 amazing kids.


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So we’re full time entrepreneurs creating a lifestyle for our family that allows us to impact thousands of people all over the world.

However, I know we could be impacting even more lives.

What happened to our YouTube channel?

So since I consider each one of you as a stakeholder in our Live Lean Transformation 1,000,000 mission, I’m going to be completely, 100% transparent with you.

From 2012-2016, our Live Lean TV YouTube channel was growing much faster, from a subscriber and video views standpoint, compared to the past 2 years.

For example, here are some quick stats.

2012-2018 New YouTube subscriber stats:

  • in 2016, we added 99,800 new subscribers.
  • that new subscriber number dropped 38% to 62,200 new subscribers in 2017, and then increased 16% to 72,200 in 2018.

What Happened To Our YouTube channel?

2012-2018 YouTube views stats:

  • in 2016, we had 7.6 million views which was an increase of 83%.
  • that views number dropped by 1% in 2017, and then went back up 2% in 2018.
  • Even though we were uploading over a hundred new videos each year, we’re still only getting 2% more total views than in 2016.

What Happened To Our YouTube channel?

So why am I telling you this and why should you care?

Well based on the YouTube algorithm changes, a lot of you have reached out to me to let me now you’re no longer receiving notifications of our videos.

As the leader of our Live Lean Transformation 1,000,000 mission, I need to adapt and find new strategies to work with the algorithm, so we can continue to bring more value to you.

I’m still open to ideas, so if you have thoughts, I’d love to hear them in the comment section below.

However, based on the ideas that I currently have, things are going to get more interactive, and you’re going to win a lot more stuff.

If you know me personally, you know I a very determined guy, that is dedicated to helping you become another one of our Live Lean success stories.

So here is what Jessica and I are going to do, moving forward.

For the near future, every new vlog that we upload on Monday’s, we’re going to select two winners.

What can you win?

We’re going to hook up those two random winners with something of value, whether it is:

There are 2 ways to win:

Based on our YouTube analytics, 87% of our video views are coming from people who have not subscribed to our Live Lean TV YouTube channel.

What Happened To Our YouTube channel?

So if you’re reading this right now, and you haven’t subscribed to our Live Lean TV YouTube channel yet, do it right now.

Once you subscribe, you’re already entered to win.

Here’s the first way to win:

We’ll randomly select one current subscriber to win on every new Monday vlog.

Then we will announce the winning username during the vlog.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To win, you must be watching the vlog to see if your username appears on the screen. If you see your username appear on the screen, you must leave a comment on that video to claim your prize. If you’re not watching, you will not be notified, as we don’t have your contact info. So to win, you must be watching the vlogs.

Turn on your YouTube post notifications

Tip: turn on your YouTube post notifications so you never miss your chance to win.

What Happened To Our YouTube channel?

So to get started, today I’m randomly selecting one subscriber of our Live Lean TV YouTube channel to win.

If your YouTube username is BECKA GP, you just won a copy of Jessica’s brand new program, Pull Up Babe.

What Happened To Our YouTube channel?

Again, if this is your YouTube username, leave a comment on this YouTube video, so we can confirm that it is your username.

Once you do that, we will get you set up with the Pull Up Babe program.

It’s going to be that simple.

So subscribe to our YouTube channel right now, and turn those post notifications on.

Here’s the second way to win:

  • Like and leave a comment on our Monday vlogs within 60 minutes of it going live.

When we get more engagement on our videos within the first 60 minutes after uploading, this tells the YouTube algorithm to send the video out to more people.

The more people that see the videos, the more impact we can make with our Live Lean Transformation 1,000,000 Mission.

So to enter, all you need to do is comment and Like all our new Monday vlogs within 60 minutes.

The odds are definitely with you on this, so again, make sure your post notifications are turned on, so you can be notified as soon as a new video is dropped.

Then simply click the like button and leave a comment within 60 minutes.

The “clip it” comment

Speaking of comments, one type of comment that really helps give us feedback, is the “clip it” comment.

When there is a clip in one of our episodes that really resonates with you, simply comment the time stamp of that clip.

For example, if you loved a clip that spanned from 0:45-1:30 mark of the video, post that time stamp in the comments.

This is amazing feedback to us.

More Q&A’s are coming

Based on the comments from our interactive #AskLiveLeanTV Q&A series, you want more.

Well, back in 2012, I started filming the original Q&A series called #LLTV

I know a lot of you may not have been around then, so I’m going to start re-uploading quick, single answer clips from these throwback videos, to our Live Lean TV YouTube channel on Thursday.

If you’re not familiar with our current #AskLiveLeanTV Q&A shows, this is a fun show where Jessica and I take your questions and answer them on the show.

Your questions do not need to be just related to:

  • fitness
  • nutrition
  • health

Your questions can also be related to more personal stuff.

We’re an open book.

This is why we also open to answering more personal and fun questions such as celebrity crushes, most embarrassing moments, and why I’m afraid of clowns.

How do you send us your questions for #AskLiveLeanTV?

To get your questions answered, we post a weekly “Questions” feature on our @LiveLeanTV Instagram stories, requesting your questions.

So if you’re not following our @LiveLeanTV Instagram account, do it now.

Plus, here’s a little secret.

Although we have tens of thousands of followers on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, our YouTube subscribers have a special place in our heart.

So in your Instagram question, use #YouTube so we know that you are a Live Lean TV YouTube subscriber.

We’ll then try to give you preferential treatment.

New #AskLiveLeanTV shows air on Wednesdays on our Live Lean TV YouTube channel.

So let’s have some fun

We truly appreciate you helping us grow our Live Lean Transformation 1,000,000 mission.

More updates on new features will be announced in the coming months.

Our Live Lean TV series on YouTube is entering its 8th year, and we’re not going anywhere.

There are more videos coming, including:

Once again, our Transformation 1,000,000 mission is to get you to Live Lean by eating higher quality food and moving your body more effectively, while enjoying life.

That’s what our Live Lean TV YouTube channel is all about.

Bottom line

If you like the content on Live Lean TV now, it’s only going to get better.

Today’s question of the day:

Be sure to share your answers in the comment section below.

We’ll be back on Monday with another fun vlog.

I’m feeling good about this.

I’ll see you on Monday.

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4 responses to “What Happened To Our YouTube channel?

  1. #LLTV My son has ADD and I worry that if he doesn’t get enough protein his symptoms will get aggitated. He is almost 16 years old so he has some of his own veiws about food. Usually it isn’t the protein but the sugar/carbs. He does like pizza,bagels and pasta. I’ve gotten the whole wheat pasta but he doesn’t really like the texture. Do you have any suggestions for new or modified foods that a teenager with ADD may like and want to eat. I prefer to make the snacks instead of pre-packaged stuff.

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