What's the best way to transcribe your audio or video content into blog form for free?

Props to one of our data-driven apprentices, TJ, for coming up with the content behind today's data-driven daily tip.

TJ just changed my world and saved me a ton of time. This is what it's all about, so if you're like me and you create content every day or very consistently and you create video or audio content and need it to be basically transcribed quickly and accurately, TJ showed me how to do that on YouTube.

So I'm showing you now how to get transcriptions from your YouTube video. This saves you a ton of time, and it's free. You can literally make these your blog posts.

Underneath the title to the right of the Save button, you can click the ellipses - the three dots - and then click "open transcript" and the transcript opens over on the right-hand side.

It'll start with timestamps, and so if you're going to use this as like a blog post, you want to essentially copy all of this and paste it into a Google Doc or a WordPress website in the HTML editor or something like that.

You're going to want to get rid of the timestamps so click toggle timestamps, and then you have nothing in your way, and you'll obviously need to clean up the styling a little bit.

But if you're pasting this into a WordPress blog for example, you click copy and then you can paste it into the HTML editor, you can paste it into Microsoft Word, you can paste it into a Google Doc and then just clean it up. And essentially you have your transcribed blog post from your YouTube video.

Thanks for reading, watching and listening, and have a great day!


Paul Hickey, Founder / CEO / Lead Strategist at Data Driven Design, LLC and founder of Nashville Voice Conference, has created and grown businesses via digital strategy and internet marketing for more than 15 years. His sweet spot is using analytics to design and build websites and grow the audience and revenue of businesses via SEO/Blogging, Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Facebook and Instagram Ads, Social Media Content Marketing, Email Marketing and most recently, Voice App Design and Development - Alexa Skills and Google Actions. The part that he’s most passionate about is quantifying next marketing actions based on real data.

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