6-Step Content Creation Process with AI Tools

Use Free AI Tools to Turn Five Minutes Into Massively Valuable Content

Hey there, friends! Doug here, your go-to AI tool evangelist. Today, I've got something super exciting to share with you. Imagine being able to create killer content without breaking a sweat. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it's not just a dream anymore; it's a reality you can touch, feel, and most importantly, implement.

Below I will detail the six step process I use for creating content. And at the end, I’ll outline the powerful butterfly effect of using artificial intelligence tools to speed up the process.

Content Creation on AI

First the brief, then the detail:

  1. I use open broadcast software to create an unlisted livestream that I have prepared to record, on my YouTube channel.

  2. Once the unlisted livestream video has been processed by YouTube, I take the transcript from the narration, and I have ChatGPT clean up the narration and turn the transcript into a blog post format.

  3. I format the blog post on my beehive website; I embed the YouTube video, the formatted transcript and I use the new AI image generation within Beehiive to fill out the post.

  4. I import the article on to my Medium profile, and I submit the article into a large publication.

  5. Once the article has been accepted and released by the publication, then I share that on the business page on LinkedIn.

  6. I share the LinkedIn update into a related to crypto community in LinkedIn.

I'm going to walk you through the six-step process I use to create content, and I'll show you how I use artificial intelligence tools to make the whole thing a breeze. By the end of this post, you'll be itching to try it out for yourself.

 The entire process starts with a five minute recording and takes just 1 hour!

We can use powerful AI tools and transform that simple 5 minute screen recording into an amazing sales value for your online marketing!

Step 1: Setting Up an Unlisted Livestream with Open Broadcast Software

Why Livestream?

  First things first, let's talk about livestreaming. You might be thinking, "Doug, why on Earth would I start with a livestream?" Because it’s a fast way to make great, original video content every single day!

Once you have created a YouTube video script with a tool like Cohesive AI then you can create a screen recording video with the free open source OBS and read out the script.

OBS Streaming Software (screenshot by author)

With a bit of practice, you can get skilled at creating very fast on-the-fly explainer videos, especially if you are really familiar with your topic… you can speak out your commentary naturally, and then use other AI tools to transform your conversation into some lasting content for your audience.

How to Do It

I use Open Broadcast Software (OBS) to set up an unlisted livestream on my YouTube channel. It's as easy as pie. Just download OBS, link it to your YouTube channel, and you're good to go. Make sure it's unlisted because we want to process the transcript and release the blog post and video at the same time. It might take an extra hour, but don’t rush the process. The draft livestream is not ready for the world to see it yet.

Step 2: Grabbing the Transcript from YouTube

The Magic of Transcripts

  Once YouTube has processed your unlisted livestream, it's time to grab the transcript. Think of this as your raw material, like a block of marble you're about to sculpt into a masterpiece.

AI to the Rescue

It used to be laborious to process and clean up the transcripts from YouTube. Here's where ChatGPT comes in. I use it to clean up the narration and turn the transcript into a blog post format. It's like having a personal editor who works at the speed of light.

Here’s a simple ChatGPT Prompt that I use every day.

I have a  video transcript that I'll need you to process.

I'll ask you to clean up the punctuation, capitals and paragraphs with minimal changes to the wording.  Please use the exact original wording.

Create new clickbait style subheadings where major content breaks occur.

remove the timestamps from the transcript text, and create a separate table with timestamp field first and subheadings as the next field:

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Step 3: Formatting the Blog Post on Beehiive

Why Beehiiv?

  Next, I head over to my free Beehiiv Newsletter website to format the blog post. Beehiiv is like the Swiss Army knife of content creation—super versatile and incredibly useful because of how the email newsletter is integrated.

Embed and Beautify

I embed the YouTube video and the formatted transcript into the blog post. But wait, there's more! I also use Beehiiv's new AI image generation tool to add some eye-catching visuals. It's like putting the cherry on top of your content sundae.

 Here is an example I created this morning following this process as I updated on the current news in cryptocurrency altcoin season trends for October 2023. The video is under three minutes long. Easy.

Add Butterfly Effects

Small things that you do within your post will have long term and profound impact on your success and earning potential. Consider the revenue streams that might be included within the post. Double check how you have used calls to action and review how you might encourage readers to subscribe or follow.

Step 4: Importing the Article to Medium

Why Medium?

  Once everything looks good on Beehiiv, I import the published article onto my Medium profile. Medium provides an income stream layer and another place where we can actively grow our audience.

Another small income stream and audience to build.

But don’t get tripped up on the small revenues from readership activity on Medium - the main revenue generated from publishing on Medium actually comes from someplace completely different, as we see below.

I’m excited to share several more butterfly effect strategies as our newsletter series unfolds! 

Joining a Large Publication on Medium

Once I am satisfied with the formatting of the imported post, I then submit the article to a large publication. Many publications on Medium have several thousand followers. This is like getting your indie film into a major film festival. It's a big deal and can get you tons of lasting visibility. It’s worth the time to research and find the biggest and most active Publications on Medium in your niche.

Publishing on Medium may seem like an unnecessary extra step - it’s one of the overlooked butterfly effects that can open the doors to larger revenues.

Medium helps to build BIGGER income streams!

Step 5: Sharing on LinkedIn Business Page

Why LinkedIn?

  After the article gets accepted and published on one of the large and respected publications on Medium, I share that article on my other social accounts like my business LinkedIn page.

LinkedIn is like the business networking event of the internet—professional, impactful, and a great place to build on the connection between your content and your readers.

More than that, it’s a great place to network with the editors of the large publications on Medium - a like, share or comment from an influential leader can also have a tremendous impact on the exposure and engagement that our content receives.

Step 6: Engaging the Crypto Community on LinkedIn

Find Your Tribe

 Finally, I share the LinkedIn update in a community related to crypto. It's like finding your tribe at a music festival—people who get you and are interested in what you have to say.

Mindmap of active LinkedIn Groups

Track which groups you have shared content and watch your stats to find the groups with the best engagement rates.

Your Turn to Shine

Plan your future and take the next step forward! (image by author)

So there you have it, folks!

A six-step process that takes you from zero to hero in the content creation game.

 The entire process takes less than an hour from livestream recording, to post and social sharing.

Amazingly powerful content creation process that is only possible with a team of professionals, or with a free YouTube, a free livestream software, using a few free AI Tools and a free Beehiive newsletter website - republished to a free account on Medium, shared to your free social profiles.

You really CAN get started. And you don’t need money.

Don’t let your own doubts stop you.

Ready to Take the Leap?

If you're as excited as I am about leveraging AI in your content creation process, then what are you waiting for? Dive in, give it a try, and watch your business soar to new heights.

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