Rudi, Stefan and I (Niche Mates) built a YouTube video transcription service in 1.5 days last weekend. It was our first hackathon.
👉 Here's the site: https://www.youtubetranscripts.com/
➡️ Why Did We Build It? ⬅️
I'd started a YT channel to sell my mastic gum brand (Steel Jawline Gum). This hard, natural chewing gum builds the masseter muscle in your jaw- giving you a sharper jawline.
One friend said that it was "worse than multi-level-marketing". Maybe, but it sells.
Anyway, I'd started making videos and was reading up on SEO. I learned that your subtitles (also called transcriptions) are crucial for YouTube to know what your video is about and start ranking it. Like keywords for regular SEO.
YT's auto-generated subtitles don't count. So you've gotta add them yourself... which is a b*****. Always one for spending time to save money, I started looking around at the services on offer.
All the available services were:
➡️ Do Transcriptions Actually Do Anything? ⬅️
They do. Once I started using accurate transcriptions (and saying my keywords) more often - I went viral. Gosh I hate that word (viral)... but that's what happened.
➡️ What's Next? ⬅️
We've got a SHIP page up and we'll put it on Product Hunt this week. It's not exactly the right audience for it, but we're keen to hear what people think anyway.
We'll follow up with outreach to some YouTuber's we know and iterate based on the feedback.
0 sales so far, but when they do roll in, they'll be at an 86% profit margin with no more work involved. It's basically a traffic problem at this point.
🔺 And with 75% of Americans between 6 -17 wanting to be YouTubers.... there's a large (and growing) supply of customers🔺
🙏 Thanks for reading!
P.S Niche Mates are 3 buddies working on a bunch of cool (or profitable) projects. Follow us on IH and check out some of our projects: