Six Stars Only

Six Stars Only
We’re two best friends and inexperienced YouTube creators sharing our wins (and massive failures) as we learn to make non-sucky stuff that matters. Every week Matt Woods and Jake Arent break down brilliant work from their favorite creators, share practical tips to publish videos that resonate with audiences, and deconstruct the hard-won lessons learned by doing — not just talking like a guru.

#17: Why Casey Neistat Told Matt He Doesn’t Give Up
Nov 3, 2018 • 24 min
Matt met Casey Neistat in Boston and asked him a simple question, “How do you decide to give up on a project and when do you decide to muscle through it anyways?”
#16: How MKBHD Attracted 6.5 Million Subscribers with 3 Simple Video Types
Aug 24, 2018 • 32 min
We’re talking about how MKBHD (AKA Maques Brownlee) went from an unknown creator to the dominant YouTube tech review channel with 6.5 million subscribers by sticking to 3 simple video types over a stretch of 1,000 videos.
#15: Streamline Your Editing Workflow
Aug 5, 2018 • 39 min
We discuss how to streamline your editing workflow to create professional-looking videos that keep your viewers watching all the way to the end.
#14: How Clear Storytelling Can Unlock Unparalleled Growth
Jul 23, 2018 • 35 min
Another book review! This time we’re unpacking the highlights from Building a Storybrand by Donald Miller and sharing why clear storytelling works as a sense-making device to grow your YouTube channel, business, or anything else.
#13: Channel Teardown: How Rich are They?
Jul 10, 2018 • 46 min
Matt and Jake deconstruct the YouTube Channel “How Rich Are They” and discuss how we can add our own personal style and flair to their content.
#12: Demystify Top-Ranked YouTube Videos With These Simple SEO Techniques
Jul 3, 2018 • 59 min
We walk through the definitive guide to getting your videos found in organic YouTube search so you can get your videos found and build your subscribers — faster.
#11: Why You Don’t Need 1 Million Subscribers. You Need 1,000 True Fans.
Jun 20, 2018 • 40 min
On this episode of Six Stars Only we’re talking about how you don’t need a million fans, you just need 1,000 True Fans. We’re dissecting Kevin Kelly’s amazing essay, “1,000 True Fans,” and how we can apply it to our own lives to make a living off of our…
#10: Donald Glover’s Jaw-Dropping Rise From YouTube Star to Media Titan
Jun 12, 2018 • 60 min
We’re taking a deep dive into Donald Glover’s history and tracing his humble beginnings from one of the world’s first breakout YouTube stars.
#9: Channel Teardown: Red Letter Media
Jun 5, 2018 • 54 min
Matt and Jake dissect the popular YouTube channel Red Letter Media, why its so addicting and successful, and how they can apply the strategies they use to their own channels.
#8: Battle-Tested Free Resources Every Video Creator Should Know About
May 30, 2018 • 68 min
We’re sharing the best list of 100% free resources we’ve actually used to create videos that stand out from music to motion graphics.
#7: The ONE Thing: Carving Out Time Every Day for Compound Results
May 23, 2018 • 49 min
On this weeks episode of Six Stars Only we’re going to be talking about The ONE Thing, and how to use its lessons to carve out our time every day for compound results.
#6: Matt + Jake Origin Stories (And How We Named This Show)
May 15, 2018 • 53 min
We explain where our podcast’s name actually came from and how Matt and Jake started creating weird videos and ended up meeting in college.
#5: The Lifesaving 3-2-1 Outline for Quick Videos
May 7, 2018 • 11 min
We’re going to show you the quick and easy outlining trick we use to bring laser focus for short, impactful videos.
#4: Storytelling Lessons Learned From Writing a 50,000 Word Novel
May 4, 2018 • 33 min
We’re talking about how Jake wrote a 50,000 word novel and how you can use the storytelling and outlining lessons he learned to clarify your video creation process.
#3: Please… Kill These Cardinal Video Sins Forever
Apr 22, 2018 • 38 min
Today we’re talking about the most common (and inexcusable) mistakes we see video creators making — and how we’ve stumbled into the right strategies and gear to cure them with minimal effort.
#2: Why is Looper’s Insanely Repetitive Format So Addicting?
Apr 18, 2018 • 23 min
Matt and Jake deconstruct why the popular YouTube channel Looper is so addicting and how we can apply it to our own videos
#1: Cringeworthy Reasons Creators Self-Sabotage (Especially Us)
Apr 14, 2018 • 23 min
If you don’t want to be just another wannabe YouTube creator, writer, or podcaster with no following and no hope of making a difference, keep listening… Because we’re in the same boat.