Creating content ideas on thought-provoking content is difficult in today’s market. You need to always be upping the ante, always shocking people and constantly levelling up against other content creators. This is hard work.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be hard work if you apply this tactic for repurposing existing viral content.
I’ve written hundreds of thousands of blogs, guides and reviews and none will be as viral as what comes out of this tactic. So organise yourself before you start this process,
-know your niche,
-know your competitors and
-know your target audiences.
Let’s dive into the YouTube Video Into Interesting Content Method
Step 1 Select Your Video from YouTube
- Go to YouTube
- Type in your niche-related search terms or keywords
- Filter the videos by view count
Things to look for? Look for videos with high watch time, reactions, engagement metrics and relevance to your niche.
Check engagement metrics, you can get tools like VidIQ that give you enhanced metrics over the YouTube website. As you can see below these videos racked up the views in a short number of days.
Step 2 Go To YouTube Transcript
Visit https://youtubetranscript.com and add your video link from step 1
This will extract the text from that video with a simple URL link
This should be quite straightforward.
Step 3 Open a New Google Document
- Copy and paste the output from the YouTube transcript into the new Google Doc
- We want to make readable sections of the text output to feed Chat GPT with
- The output all in one will likely be too big for ChatGPT to process
- This allows us to make really dialled-in segments of content
Step 4 Feed Content Sections from Google Docs into ChatGPT
Next, we will want to take parts of the Google Document content and paste them into ChatGPT.
We feed the parts that make sense to break down into ChatGPT with some context-setting prompts.
*You may need to really break down the content into more digestible chunks for ChatGPT.
Try This Prompt:
I will share with you a video transcript on [your niche topic] with you. I want you to read it, and memorize everything so that i can ask you questions later on. Only answer “yes” once you have accomplished each task. This is the first part of the whole transcript:
[enter the transcript parts that you need to paste in]
Go through your Google Document entering each part until ChatGPT has confirmed it has memorised all of the transcript.
Step 5 Ask for a List of Content Opportunities
Now that ChatGPT has memorized the full transcript we can ask it for some content opportunities.
This helps to get ChatGPT brainstorming ideas for you, while you can pick the best content angle for your niche.
Try this prompt: Act like a social media content creator. List of the learnings that could be shared on a social media post from those transcripts that are part of the whole transcript. I want a list of content opportunities.
Step 6 Creating Twitter Thread Content
Ask ChatGPT for a Twitter (X) thread for easy-to-digest content.
This is optional but well worth the eyeballs that you will generate for your content
Try this prompt: Act like a social media content creator. Share a long Twitter thread on all of the learnings you just shared, using the transcript to be as precise, scientific and detailed as possible. The thread should be compelling to read, easy to digest and easy to understand. Exclude hashtags.
Step 7 Experiment with more Prompts
You can run wild with this next part for any platform you have in mind.
Layer your prompts on top of each other until you start to get some really good outputs that grab your attention. You want something that you can post about and make a bit of noise to get people reading and engaging with it.
Try this prompt:
Try again by adding more of how people can use these learnings for their own good. You are prohibited from sharing any questions in your answer. The hook must stay roughly the same.
Try this prompt:
Try again making this thread longer. Add examples to explain even better what you are sharing on your Twitter thread. As a tone of voice, be bold, scientific, direct, and compelling. Add emotions to make it feel human and vivid. Exclude hashtags.
Try this prompt:
Try again by acting like a copywriting expert. Rewrite this Twitter thread by using principles of storytelling and the best practices of copywriting. You are someone who discovered the YouTube video from [enter author] and you share the world of wonderful learnings you have gathered. Use simple direct English. Confront people with their presumed ideas. Be emotional and dramatic. Your goal is to go viral on social media. Shocking people works to achieve this. Make it a Twitter thread. at the end of each tweet, make people want to read the next tweet.
Try this prompt:
Try again by acting as a copywriting expert. Rewrite this Twitter thread by using the principles of storytelling and the best practices of copywriting. You are someone who discovered the YouTube video from [your niche author], and you share to the world the wonderful learnings that you gathered. Use simple English. Small sentences. Confront people with their presumed ideas. Be emotional and dramatic. Make it a longer & more extensive list of tweets (a Twitter thread). Add 2 powerful quotes from the video & how I feel about them or what learning are we getting from them. At the end of each tweet, make people want to read the next tweet. Your goal is not to make people watch the YouTube video but to get the learnings directly from this Twitter thread. You still have to refer to the video in your second tweet. The first tweet must be captivating, shocking, and hooking people’s attention using the best principles of copywriting and human psychology – without asking any questions.
You should now have some highly engaging post ideas, concepts, quotes and thought-provoking headlines to use in your content be it social media posts or blog content. It’s quite easy to take the end result and repurpose it in 100 different ways feeding your content machine. Take what you have learned here and apply it to the different keyword targets across your niche. I hope this makes you some waves and more commissions.