Channel Totals is the easiest way for a YouTube creator to pull total and average statistics for their channel.
The dashboard consists of just one page and 5 metrics: videos, views, likes, comments and total video time uploaded. Users can quickly see how many minutes, hours or even days of content they've uploaded.
Until 2013 I was Chief Information Officer at AKT Enterprises.
Since 2005 I've worked to create new business opportunities for the now decade old merchandising and entertainment conglomerate, including creating and co-founding many of the following initiatives.
Playlist Live is the annual three-day YouTube convention in Orlando, FL that brings top online video content creators and their fans together.
In 2013 the Insight Track was added to focus on helping up-and-coming creators learn from the pros. I developed the custom ticketing, registration and sponsorship tools that power the site and the event.
District Lines is the managed merchandise solution that services online stores for thousands of bands and online stars.
I was the company's first hire, brought on to build the site. In the first year I doubled the company's sales three times and was made a partner. Since then I created many successful initiatives including the Shirt Network and Premium Stores.
Mintees is a t-shirt design and critique forum that is home to 20,000 shirt designs and 10,000 professional and aspiring designers.
Mintees was born out of the ashes of its defunct predecessor, Emptees, as a collaboration with iconic designer Rob Dobi.
MerchSpin is a full service tour and supply merchandising company that currently provides solutions for thousands of bands and businesses all over the world.
At MerchSpin I created several workflows to increase productivity and brought in business that directly increased company revenues by 28%.
We Have Girlfriends is a semi-animated comedy series recounting embarrassing yet true stories of youth.
The show features stories from many top YouTube creators including Mitchell Davis and Kyle Sibert. As the second season wraps up We Have Girlfriends has just cracked 1.3 million video views.
Run My Shop is a SaaS that powers print shops.
It was originally built to power MerchSpin but as functionality was added I repurposed it for use by just about any print shop anywhere. Beyond managing print orders Run My Shop also performs scheduling, CRM and punch clock functions.
AKT Management is one the first management firms to ever take on artists whose medium is exclusively YouTube.
In conjunction with CAA I put together the world's first YouTuber tour, which sold out. Since this first tour I've created and acted as an advisor to a few other social media and online video focused live events.
The Dial Up Tour is one of the first national YouTube tours.
When popular video creators Tessa and Shawna asked me to help them put together a tour I sold touring giant Live Nation on the idea of their first ever YouTube tour. The tour reached 17 cities across the country and I had the pleasure of riding in the tour bus for a week and attending 5 performances.
Please Subscribe is the first ever released documentary about professional YouTube creators.
It's a feature length film conceived, directed and produced by filmmaker Dan Dobi. It chronicles the day-to-day lives of 8 full-time YouTubers and the industry that has grown around them. Please Subscribe talks about the impact District Lines and Playlist Live on the world of YouTube.
Work Sucks is a project management system currently used by AKT Enterprises design and development arm, StudioAKT.
Work Sucks works like a private SaaS and has logged over 10,000 programming and design hours for over a thousand projects. I developed its first iteration on a flight from Orlando to New York in response to a challenge.
The Pantry is a hosted CMS built to make dynamic content integrations simpler for my web development clients from 2003 to 2008.
It served music industry clients including Gym Class Heroes and platinum selling Panic! At The Disco. The Pantry boasted over 100 clients and served several hundred million page views during its prime.
RateRicers was a Hot-or-Not style site for rating hooked up cars, which were pretty cool to me in 2004.
This was my first project with user interaction including ratings, user uploads, comments and tagging. The success I took from this site was that the average page views per user were higher than every site I had worked on before.
Haiku Central was a site for submitting, reading and reviewing UGC haikus.
After RateRicers this was one of my first interactive sites. This project was a learning experience for me not only for user experience, but it was the first time I learned about SQL injections the way many new developers do, the hard way.
Leetcore is a small apparel line for nerds started in 2004.
The line got its start in then-current post-hardcore music and was centered around incredibly simple, nerdy designs such as <3 placed over the wearer's heart. Leetcore served as my first foray into merchandising and it was my first successful business, with orders shipped to nearly every state and a dozen countries.
Let's talk! Two of my favorite things are building tools and social media. I love talking about how YouTube and the social web in general affect us daily. Hit me up if you want someone to bounce ideas off of, if you've got a cool project you want to show off or even if you just want to dish about YouTube.
Over the last few years I've had the privilege of speaking and sitting on panels at Full Sail University, University of Florida, Google, VidCon and YouTube.