Starting a YouTube channel seems to be completely essential to our success these days, and having a growing YouTube channel alongside your business can be a great way to bring more people into your business and also a good way to make some extra cash. If you are new to YouTube and need some tips, you have come to the right place.
Don’t be scared
If you have never sat down to film a professional video before, it can be a little bit scary to say the least. Before you work yourself up and become nervous of sitting in front of the camera, remember that no one is watching you. You can sit down and film to your heart’s content, and you never have to show it to the world. You are on your own and you can do it, so just put a film on mute in the background for some light and motivation, sit down, and start talking.
You don’t need a great camera
You don’t need the latest Canon camera to film a great video for YouTube, in fact, a lot of people use their phones to film videos and they still come out really well. Don’t worry if you don’t have a great setup yet, you can still make a great quality video as long as you have a natural light source such as a window and that you are in a quiet part of the house so that the background noise is reduced.
Commit to it
Making videos is partially about the creation, and partially about the maintenance. If you are going to start a YouTube channel you need to commit your time and be able to share consistently. If you can film a few videos at once, you can have them ready to go out to your channel and this will make things less stressful for you. If you can set aside one working day every month to film 3-4 videos, you will be able to post one each week and keep your content rolling throughout the year.
Optimise your videos
When you upload a video you will be able to pick a title, description and tags. To make sure that your video reaches the right people, pick a title with keywords and also with your name at the end so that you create an extra link to you and your channel. Make sure to add food tags to your video,which act a little bit like hashtags on twitter.
When you finish your video, make sure that you ask your followers to like, share and subscribe if they enjoy your content. This is something you can do to encourage engagement and it will remind viewers who may have not otherwise subscribed to hit the button for you. You can also ask for a like at a random point in your video such as asking them to hit like if they enjoy your joke or something you just did. This makes it feel more like a conversation between you and the audience which makes it easier to get followers.