Trent Walker

YOUTUBE, 0 TO 6,000 SUBSCRIBERS IN 6 MONTHS

In the second episode of the Amplified Impact podcast I was able to catch up with Trent Walker and talk about his YouTube success and traveling adventures. Trent shares tips on how he has gone from 0 to 6,000 YouTube subscribers in 6 months and several videos approaching 1 million views! Trent and his wife Siobhan are traveling worship leaders. They have been living full-time in an RV with 5 boys for the past year and tell about some of their experiences on the road as a family of 7.

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In episode #2 I interview traveling worship leader Trent Walker about his YouTube success and traveling adventures.

Show Notes

A few things that Trent said during this interview that really stood out to me:

  • 2017 has been dubbed the “Search Renaissance”
  • The next church that decides to be very vulnerable and real with a YouTube Channel, doing a daily YouTube channel successfully and not preaching but just existing, will be a successful thing.
  • YouTube thrives on how well you do your description, tags, and clickbait title and thumbnail.
  • When they started our YouTube channel, Trent told Siobhan the only way they were going to make this thing successful is flood it with content, content, content.
  • Stop putting your church sermons on YouTube, it’s honestly a huge waste of time and no one is watching it. People would much rather watch church online.
  • People on YouTube are not looking for “how to”, but “who are you?”
  • The people of God need to make a vital push toward being in those public spaces.

Amplified Impact Round

Q: What’s the #1 thing any new church communication director needs to know?
A: Listen to your executive leadership over your team.

Q: What’s the best thing you’ve done to attract new visitors to church?
A: Good old fashioned advertising and word of mouth.

Q: Any tips for planning or promoting sermons/series?
A: People will be more likely to chime into a sermon when it has a catchy hook. Use 30 second clips of your sermon.

Q: What’s your favorite tool for ministry?
A: Boomerang & Momentum

Reach Out

You can reach out and thank Trent via his website RVWorshipLeader.com or YouTube channel.

Suggested Guest

Trent mentioned that I interview Jerry Theis at Radiant Coast and Jennifer Miles. Look out Jerry and Jennifer, I’m be contacting you soon.

Links

John Falke

John Falke (aka Johnny Flash) is a church communications expert from Washington D.C. He founded Open Resources in 2008, which has been utilized by churches from 150 countries, and the Amplified Impact church communication training program. Over the course of a decade he helped his church grow from 500 to 2500 in weekly attendance. He speaks regularly at conferences, authored the Photoshop For Ministry seminar series and has written articles for several major magazines.

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