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Scott Herman

Interview: How to become a Youtube star with Scott Herman

Scott Herman  is known as a cast member of MTV The Real World Brooklyn, fitness model, and trainer to a community of 50,000 people. We chat with him about the early days, becoming a Youtube star, and a give a behind the scenes look into The Real World.

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Below is a summary of our interview:

Quote

“The only thing keeping me going is not stopping”

The Journey

Scott grew up as a shy kid who got bullied from time to time. Although he had brothers, sisters, and friends, he would still get picked on. Scott was a fixture in the principal’s office at his school after getting into fights.

He started spending time in the weight room at 12 years old. At first, he started with old weight set in the basement of his house. Then he got the opportunity to work at a local gym at 14.

Learning the gym business

Scott learned the fitness business by working with a local gym owner named Dave. He worked his way up through several positions; maintenance manager, trainer at 18 and assistant manager at 22.

MTV The Real World: Behind the Scenes

Scott was chosen to be part of the cast of MTV The Real World Brooklyn. Scott was paid about $500 a week. If any rules were broken your pay was deducted. At the end of the season, he got a for a check $7,000 (give or take).

Youtube Star

After the Real World, he spent 2 years in New York. While there, he met a friend at Google who told him about Youtube. Scott started doing workout videos 4-5 days a week and started gain traction.

Low Point

Scott was living off doing public appearances as a Real World star in addition to some acting and modeling. He racked up debt living in the expensive New York City.

Aha Moment

Scott bought a brand new Camaro in 2010. He was making enough money from Youtube to pay his bills. He did not have to work at the gym or do bar appearances anymore.

The Work

In Short: Scott Herman Fitness is a social network for people into fitness.

Scott is very interactive with his audience. He answers questions daily for a community of 50,000 people.

Pro members get access to hundreds of routines and a customized meal plan system that you can download as an app on your phone.

You MUST listen to this

Scott talks about how went from 0 to 50,000 subscribers on his site. We chat about the strategy that helped him expand his audience.

Tired of waking up, going to work, and sleeping with no sense of progress? I am offering a free 30 minute one on one career coaching session just for you. In the session, I will help you create a career plan to make more progress in the next 3 months than this past year. Click here to schedule your session

Lightning Round

Books Adam Recommends

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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Helpful Habit:

Very responsive with email

Helpful Person:

Scott’s girlfriend who shoots his videos and gives him helpful feedback on content

Internet Resource

Bodybuilding.com, Live Strong and WebMD

What’s Your Purpose

Be a coach and help people.

Where to follow Scott

Scott Herman Fitness

Scott’s Youtube Channel

Scott’s Facebook

Parting Words

If you an idea or goal, you just need to start. The only good time is now.

One More Thing

If you enjoy this interview, please take some time to rate and review us on iTunes or Stitcher.


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Derrick Duplessy

Executive Director at Duplessy Foundation
Derrick has coached 500+ executives in 10 years as an executive coach. He runs Duplessy Foundation which is dedicated to creating meaningful careers for everyone. He also hosts Purpose Rockstar, a daily show on iTunes where he shares the career stories of a variety of guests.

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