Ep. 36 – 10 Reasons Why Your Blog Needs A YouTube Channel

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Introduction: Why your blog needs a YouTube Channel

Hey there, bloggers and content creators! Welcome back to another episode of “The Blogging Mindset Podcast.” I’m your host, Miles Halter, and today we’re diving into a topic that’s all about taking your blog to the next level

We’re going to discuss the ten compelling reasons why your blog needs a YouTube channel. So, whether you’re a seasoned blogger or just starting out, this episode is for you.

Quickly before we dive in, I want to invite you to join my new Facebook group, the Blogging Mindset Community. I look forward to seeing you in there!

Now, Let’s get started with the reasons why your blog needs a YouTube channel!

Segment 1: Building a Multi-Dimensional Presence

Reason number one – building a multi-dimensional online presence. With a blog and a YouTube channel, you’re not just limited to written content. You can reach a broader audience by offering both written and visual content, catering to different learning styles and preferences.

Segment 2: Tapping into Visual Learning

Reason number two – tapping into visual learning. People love visual content. Sometimes, concepts are better understood when explained through videos, making it a great way to complement your written blog posts.

You can tap into visual learning through the incorporation of infographics and custom images, too, but that’s an episode for another day.

Segment 3: Boosting SEO and Online Visibility

Reason number three – boosting SEO and online visibility. Did you know that Google owns YouTube? By having a YouTube channel linked to your blog, you increase your chances of appearing in search results, ultimately driving more traffic to your blog.

Additionally, YouTube itself is a search engine, one of the most visited search engines on the planet as a matter of fact. With this in mind, link to your blog posts, lead magnets, and products in your YouTube video descriptions. Let your YouTube viewers know what the extra benefits they’ll gain by clicking on the links.

Having a channel also boasts EEAT in SEO, which stands for “experience, expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness.

Segment 4: Diversifying Your Monetization Strategies

Reason number four – diversifying your monetization strategies. Having a YouTube channel opens up new avenues for monetization, such as ad revenue, sponsorships, and more affiliate marketing opportunities. These make for great additional streams of income alongside your blog.

Segment 5: Connecting on a Personal Level

Reason number five – connecting on a personal level. Your audience gets to see and hear you in videos, which helps build a stronger connection. This personal touch can lead to increased trust and loyalty among your followers.

It’s also a great opportunity to build backlinks. You can get these links through website mentions from other YouTubers, showing up in “best YouTube channel” list posts, creating a video podcast with guests, and gaining more exposure on large media channels in your niche.

Segment 6: Showcasing Your Expertise

Reason number six – showcasing your expertise. Videos allow you to demonstrate your knowledge, skills, and passion in an authentic, trustworthy way. This can and will solidify your reputation as an expert in your niche, especially in a new content world rampant with AI-written content.

Segment 7: Expanding to New Audiences

Reason number seven – expanding to new audiences. YouTube has a massive user base, which means you can reach people who might not have discovered your blog otherwise. This cross-platform exposure can significantly grow your audience.

Segment 8: Enhancing Social Media Engagement

Reason number eight – enhancing social media engagement. Videos are highly shareable, and they tend to perform well on social media platforms. By promoting your YouTube videos, you can drive more traffic back to your blog.

Reason number nine – keeping up with trends. Video content is on the rise, and by having a YouTube channel, you’re adapting to current online content consumption habits, and staying relevant in the digital landscape.

Segment 10: Repurposing Content for Maximum Reach

Reason number ten – repurposing content for maximum reach. You can repurpose your blog content into video format and vice versa. This not only saves you time but also reaches different audiences through different mediums.

I suggest repurposing content for the 3 biggest video platforms right now: YouTube, Instagram Reels, and TikTok.

Create the content once, and distribute it to all 3 platforms. Try to have a good mix of long-form and short-form video content.


There you have it, folks – ten compelling reasons why your blog needs a YouTube channel. From boosting SEO to connecting on a personal level, the benefits are undeniable.

Remember, it’s all about expanding your reach, engaging your audience, and evolving with the ever-changing online landscape.

So, whether you’re a wordsmith or a video guru, why not embrace the best of both worlds?

Thanks for tuning in to this episode of “The Blogging Mindset Podcast!” Keep creating, keep innovating, and I’ll catch you in the next one!

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