If you’re thinking about starting your own YouTube channel, it’s important to know that the more successful channels are more than just vlogs and How-To videos. If you want to create a successful YouTube channel, it helps to know what the most popular YouTube channels actually do, so check out these five tips for creating a successful YouTube channel as a newbie.
1) Why create a YouTube channel?
Making money on YouTube is a legitimate way to make money from home. Think about it, you can do what you already love and get paid for it. However, it’s important to understand that making money from YouTube takes hard work and dedication. You will be investing both time and money into your channel, so if you are not willing to invest these two things then don’t even bother creating one. I really believe anyone can create an online income of some sort if they just take some time to figure out their niche and determine how they want to make people laugh or inspire them in some way. With that being said let’s look at how you can create a successful YouTube channel as a newbie.
2) The equipment you need
Even though you don’t need much to create a YouTube channel, there are some basic things you’ll want to get your channel up and running. In addition to your smartphone or tablet, you’ll need: A good microphone (built-in microphones on many devices tend to be pretty poor), good lighting for shooting video, an editing program that can make sense of your raw footage (Windows Movie Maker is free and surprisingly effective), and some kind of non-YouTube video hosting service that can host videos in different formats (like Vimeo). If all else fails, upload your videos somewhere online so viewers can download them—YouTube’s system isn’t ideal if you’re looking for long-term preservation.
3) Know your audience before you start
It doesn’t matter if you have an amazing channel with a million subscribers—if you aren’t creating content that resonates with your audience, you won’t get much out of it. Make sure to spend some time getting to know who your ideal audience is before you jump in and start making videos for everyone. There are lots of ways to do research here (Facebook analytics, surveys, etc.) but listening closely to potential viewers through social media is an easy way to find out what they care about most. Use those insights when you write your initial script or storyboard!
4) What can you share?
Here are 5 tips to get you started creating your own YouTube channel. Just remember, in order to be successful, it’s all about consistency. You don’t have to make super professional videos or have fancy equipment; just make sure that you create and upload content regularly. That’s how you build an audience and keep them coming back for more!
5) Improve with every video!
It’s important to make sure you always try to improve with every video. Nobody likes watching a channel that gets worse every time they release new content, so it’s important to try and do your best each time. You might not see huge improvements after just one or two videos, but if you commit yourself to improving consistently over time, you’ll find growth is inevitable. Aim for progress over perfection!