The main task you should have right now is not to slow down, not to get hung up on equipment for filming, but to start shooting with what you have. Many people stretch out the process of preparation for months and years, and in the end they simply forget about their dream, making it unrealistic. In a month you can shoot dozens of videos, which in the future will bring passive income from YouTube. It will take a lot of video views, likes and, of course, subscribers on your YouTube channel to make this happen.
Tip one. Don’t look for excuses. Start shooting for what you have.
Tip two. Write a script and learn it. If you can’t hold yourself in front of the camera, you lose your thoughts, you stammer, then write and learn the text.
Usually, this kind of interfering stress comes from trying to please the audience, so be yourself. Only with experience will it pass you by, all the barriers of shyness will break down.
Tip three. Do not be afraid to be like someone else. Since childhood, we copy the actions and behavior of others, and then we form our own style. So here, you do a lot, you will find your ideas and your style.
Tip four. Find the meaning. Sit down and write out all the meanings you want your channel and videos to make. Imagine what will change in your life in a year or two when you get it right.
One of the biggest things I want to do when recording videos is to stop being afraid of the camera and learn how to structure my speech intelligently.
Tip five. Do not listen to losers. By losers I mean people who don’t want to seem worse than you, and try to throw you off the track in every way. They write negative comments under videos, tell you that you won’t make it, etc.
Tip Six. Record at least 100 videos and post them on YouTube. Then judge whether or not it’s yours. I’m sure that by the hundredth video you’ll be great in front of the camera and you’ll get your first positive result.
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Where do I get ideas and themes for my videos?
Finding ideas and topics for videos is also a definite skill to develop. In one of my blog development trainings, when I started this blog, we had an assignment to come up with 100 topics for future articles.
Since the skill of searching for ideas was at zero, I had a very hard time with this task. It took me almost 2 weeks, but my first ever list (draft content plan) was done. Then it all went on increasing, the ideas came so much that I do not have time to write.
Where do I start here?
First. We take a piece of paper and a pen. Write down everything you could shoot, even the dumbest ideas, we just need them to generate good topics.
We start from 3 points:
- Things you enjoy doing. Creativity, travel, thoughts, life stories, sports hobbies, etc.
- What you are good at. What you know how to do and can teach it to others.
- What you aspire to and want to become. If you were to become yourself in the future, what videos would you make?
You can also add ideas of what you could make money from. For example, on YouTube, you can promote affiliate programs through videos. This is one of the best ways to monetize your channel.
Find projects with affiliate marketing whose products or services you could recommend in the video. Think about which videos would be of interest to the audience that buys them. Make a list of requests for that audience.
Tip. Build your idea-seeking skill and write them out on a separate list.
The second thing that helps me look for ideas is the topic structure of the channel. In the very first articles, when we were setting up playlists, I told you that you need to divide your topics into sections (headings). I even advised a useful program for this.
Looking at the whole structure of your niche, it’s very easy to find ideas for what to add to this or that section.
Enough tips for today, where to find ideas about what to make videos on YouTube? Write in the comments if what I wrote above was helpful.
Try filming and post what else you’re not good at. In the next article we’ll learn how to record video from your computer screen and what software to use.
What videos you need to make in YouTube to get to the top
A list of problems for aspiring authors
First and foremost, we are interested in:
- What and on what topic to make a video about? Today we’re going to talk about it in detail, to break down the question.
- What to record on? What camera to choose?
- How to record quality video?
- What microphone is better to choose? How to record good sound?
- How to choose a background?
- How do I set the lights at home?
- How do I shoot video from a screen?
- How do I make streams and broadcasts?
Next, when you’ve found something to record to, there are psychological problems. You start recording and forget everything you want to say, your thoughts get confused, etc. Who has experienced this?
How to stop being afraid (shy) of the camera?
- How do you learn to talk on camera?
- Will my videos look like someone else’s?
- Recorded my first video, what’s next?
- How do I edit it? In what program? Where do I learn?
- How do I post my video to YouTube?
- How do I optimize my video?
- What title to give?
- What tags to use?
- What description to make?
Well, the whole process of promotion – that’s the next section. For now we have to learn how to shoot.
What types of videos are there, what can be filmed and edited?
Live videos include those where you are directly present, these are:
- vlogs (snippets of your regular life);
- shows, entertainment videos;
- streaming and broadcasting;
- educational and informational videos in which you tell something;
- product and service reviews.
Screencast – in simple words, recording video from the screen of a computer or mobile device.
- Educational and informational videos.
- Reviews of sites, services, goods, services, etc.
- Game videos.
- Skype interviews.
- Video collage from photos.
- Made video
- Such videos are usually used for presentation of some product or company, with the help of it some story is told, a trailer.
- All this you can shoot and create.
We are mostly interested, of course, in the first two types of videos, which we will have to analyze in the following articles.
Promoting videos is a complex task, but an interesting one. There are paid and free options. In the first case it is enough to pay money, set goals and wait for the result. In the second case, you need to optimize the video yourself. To do this:
- Give it the right title (using keywords) so that search engines show it for relevant queries
- Add a well readable text with keywords in the description of the video
- Add an abstract
- Add tags so the video is easier to find
- Create a beautiful splash screen or cover for the video
- Share your video using social media buttons
- You can also send a link to your video to popular reviewers. If they like it, they’ll promote your video for free. Swap links with other bloggers, but don’t overdo it. Otherwise, there’s a risk of becoming just another ad channel that no one watches.
Hundreds of hours of video content are uploaded to YouTube every day. And only a small portion of it gets a significant response from the audience. The rest of the video remains unclaimed. Often the secret of success lies in the usefulness of the video and good quality of filming. Although some percentage can be attributed to luck. However, interesting content, qualitatively filmed and voiced, is sure to get its views.