How to Make a YouTube Video Step-by-Step Guide

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There was a time when YouTube was just another website on the Internet. But today, it is one of the largest online video platforms with over a billion active users.

YouTube is a platform that can make you famous overnight. Thousands of YouTubers have traveled from beginner to superstar. Not only has he earned fame and influence, but he has also earned money along the way. However, it all starts with a passion.

Anyone who is passionate about creating video content and wants to reach people around the world, should try their hand at YouTube. The most important thing to remember is that it takes months and sometimes even years of effort to gain recognition and build a following. But once your popularity increases, you need to keep creating videos to stay relevant and successful. Here are some tips for making a successful start on YouTube.

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15 Top Tips to Make A YouTube Video

How to Make a YouTube Video
How to Make a YouTube Video

1. Using a Good Video Editor

A video editor is essential to create professional looking videos. Although they may seem daunting to use, nowadays, many video editors are easy to use. In addition, AI technology allows the video editor to detect errors in sound and color. Some can be used on Windows and macOS, but this is best optimized for Chrome.

2. Create a Strategy

Once you’ve identified your target audience, you can plan the type of video you want to create. Again, stick to your chosen style so that you don’t confuse yourself or your audience.

3. Show off Your Personality

If you’re naturally funny and charming, don’t hesitate to show that. This is the thing that will attract the audience and make you their favorite.

4. Don’t Think About Fame

If you start your YouTube journey thinking about when you will make it big and make a lot of money, chances are you will fail. Instead, the aim should be to have fun and create content that you enjoy. More importantly, the content your audience wants.

5. Find Ideas

Not everyone has ideas for videos all the time. You may have a broad range of topics you want to cover, but for specific ideas, search YouTube itself and see what kinds of videos YouTubers are making in your style. You can also get a lot of inspiration by checking the feedback on your competitors’ videos and looking at the comments of your videos. There are also communities and groups where video ideas are discussed. Reddit is another source of inspiration and ideas.

6. Get the Right Equipment

The right equipment is essential for producing good videos. YouTube algorithms are tuned such that only good quality videos find their way to viewers, while poor quality or choppy videos are eliminated. That’s why a good camera and a good video editor are essential. Also, if you’re going to add audio, have a separate microphone for it. However, don’t invest in best-in-class equipment right from the start. Once you’ve established your channel, consider leveling up.

7. Know Your Target Audience

It is essential to know the audience you will be catering to. Before deciding on video ideas, you need to know what content your target audience consumes or would love on a regular basis. Your videos need to entertain them or add some value to their lives, otherwise they will click away.

8. Learn to Use Photoshop

Learning to use Photoshop is worth spending your precious time on. This will help you integrate images into your video thumbnails to make them eye-catching and exciting. When it comes to YouTube, thumbnails play an important role in determining which videos users will click on and which videos they will ignore.

9. Write a Script or Outline

You don’t need a fixed script for every video, but it’s a good idea to have a general outline. This will help you stay on topic and cover everything you want to discuss in the video.

10. Have an Appealing Background

Your videos must be shot in a clean environment. This will impress your audience. On the other hand, it can be embarrassing if your background is dirty and poorly kept. You can also add a little decoration and lighting to your room.

11. Have and Intro and Outro

Adding distinctive intro and outro music will add a different factor to your video that will help viewers remember you. It also keeps the video from feeling too fresh.

12. Optimize Your Video

You will need to optimize the words used in your video title and description so that search engines can select your video for the maximum number of results. Again, SEO is the single most important factor in helping your audience find the right content.

13. Make your Videos Longer

Short videos don’t show up in YouTube search results because the algorithm moves up longer videos. This is because YouTube wants people to spend as much time as possible on the website. And watching longer videos ensures this. So try to keep your video above 10 minutes to appear on the first few pages of YouTube search.

14. Focus on Introduction

The first 10 seconds of your video are the most important. This is where you have to hook your users and make sure they don’t click away. Say something funny or interesting that encourages viewers to watch the rest of the video.

15. Choose an Exciting Topics

Your videos must be engaging in some way for people to see. So choose issues that are relevant and trending. For example, videos on financial investing, cryptocurrency and food are always a hit on YouTube. Like there are How-to videos and Factual videos. With the help of these tips, you can embark on an artistically fulfilling and financially fruitful journey on YouTube.

What have you learned?

In this post, we have discussed in detail how to make your first video on YouTube. You can make a successful career on YouTube. 15 important tips have also been shared for this.

We hope that you will like this post and prove useful for you.

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Avinash Singh

I am Avinash Singh, a software engineer from the profession and have been working in the IT industry since 2009. I live in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh in India and completed intermediate in 2001 from Ram Sevak Inter College, a UP Board school. After inter I completed my professional degree (BCA & MCA) from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi in 2008 and along with it I did many certifications to keep my knowledge up to date and the next year I started a software development company E – Vision Technocraft Pvt Ltd.

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