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Five Rules for YouTube Success (that I never follow myself!)

As someone who works in Marketing, and specialises in digital communications, I’m well versed in the rules for achieving YouTube success. I know what it takes to make your videos and your channel successful. Today, I’m sharing with you the TOP FIVE MOST IMPORTANT RULES FOR YOUTUBE CREATORS. Strangely, I never seem to follow those rules myself! And I explain…

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Insect Vacuum (Bug Catcher) Review

The recent UK heatwave meant I had my windows open continuously – letting all manner of bugs, insects and spiders sneak into the house. As a semi-devout vegan, I can’t bring myself to squish them. So, instead I ordered an Insect Vacuum (Bug Catcher). Order one here… Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/33usdpj Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2H1Vb8E TRANSCRIPT 0:00:04.319,0:00:10.400Whatup nerds? I’m Jay Shareef.Welcome to…

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First time Vlogging with the DJI Osmo Action

I’ve done a couple tech reviews looking at three-axis gimbals in the last month. While they always provided silky-smooth video footage, that came at a cost. They’re heavy and make your arms ache if you use them for longer than a few minutes at a time. However, there is an alternative… maybe. And it’s called “Rocksteady” by DJI. It’s the…

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Building the Perfect Vlogging rig for under $400 / £300

I’ve travelled to almost fifty different countries (click here to see where I’ve been). I used to take lots of photos and blog about my experiences. What I should have been doing is making videos! Now that we’re slowly easing out of the pandemic lockdown, I’ve decided to start making travel Vlogs. However, to do that properly, you will need…

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Why I HATE (some) Vegans

Eid Mubarak!! On this day, when a billion Muslims celebrate by violently slaughtering tens of millions of animals, I wanted to tell you about my “journey” as a Muslim vegan. And why, despite being vegan myself, I really can’t stand a lot of other vegans. In particular, “Ethical Vegan” activists, who have turned their lifestyle choice into a religion –…

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Tripod vs. Octopad

It’s been a few years since I purchased a proper tripod, and my new “studio” is a much smaller space than I’m used to working in. I desperately needed the versatility of a mini (tabletop) tripod, but every product available seemed too flimsy and unstable for heavy cameras. Luckily, I came across the OCTOPAD by Octopus Camera. It’s a rugged,…

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