For those who haven’t followed the show, we’ve seen 12 hopefuls eliminated “survivor” style over 12 web-only shows, and it’s down to two people. Charles Trippy, a college student and popular online video “weblebrity.” And Jaime Luchuck from Toronto who has a bio I’d summarize but I just fell asleep reading it. What time is it? What was I writing about?
The winner is the one that has the most success with their entrepreneurial ideas.
- Jaime is selling a book called “From Cubicle Slave to the Next Internet Millionare.”
- Trippy is selling a DVD series called “Viral Video Fever.”
Now you could argue I’m biased here. I know Trippy. We’ve done collab videos. He’s been to my house. The little knucklehead mentioned my name on the last episode (episode 12) of “The Next Internet Millionaire” while pitching his concept.
But here’s why I believe Trippy’s product is going to far outsell Jaime’s book
- Books are so 2001. Who reads anymore? Eww.
- Trippy is packaging his education into a humorous series that gives you everything you need to know to be a popular viral-video entertainer, and make money in your hobby. He’s mixing education with entertainment, which is a perfect way to deliver learning to an ADHD generation of viral-video want-to-bes.
- His series has tips from a variety of online-video gurus. If your favorite YouTuber isn’t included, then it’s because they think they’re too good for Trippy, an emo loser.
- Trippy’s DVD series comes with a bunch of value-add extras, including free subscriptions to websites.
- Viral video is way more topical and niche topic. There are countless competitors in the “how to escape corporate drudgery,” while there exists no topical, entertaining and instructional material on the increasingly popular online video industry. Largely because I still haven’t published my ever-postponed “The Prophet of Online Video” (which, ironically, was going to be a boring book).
I think I’m featured in Trippy’s DVD, although I can’t recall what wisdom I spewed. And I sent him the tape because I was too lazy to digitize it. So the only way for me to find out what I said was to buy the series. Not only am I not getting paid to endorse or promote his product, the little bitch made me pay full retail price for it. And I just bought all three DVDs.
Now here’s the sweetener, and Trippy doesn’t know I’m making this special “once in a lifetime” offer to WillVideoForFood readers and Nalts viewers to help him sell his DVDs. Anyone that purchases the series and sends Trippy the confirmation e-mail to him (firstname.lastname@example.org) will get to appear in a Trippy video on his popular YouTube channel. All you have to do is send a photo attached to your confirmation with a jpeg of your photo and a mention of this offer. By virtue of this, he pretty much has no recourse but to honor it. Details soon in a video.
Here’s where you pick up Trippy’s DVD series, called “Viral Video Fever.” Get a copy before Nov. 14 to be eligible for an introductory discount and to be in his video. Or go buy the book. Whatever.