Check out our youtube guide channel guide on how to turn your dreams into reality.
Start with why before even thinking about getting going, you need to ask yourself Who, What, When, Where and How?
Who-Will watch my videos, and how big is my potential audience?
What-type of content will I create?
When-have people done this before in the past?
Why-do I want to start? Am I passionate about this topic?
Where-do I want this adventure to lead me?
How-will keep making my content better with time?
Some of the most popular categories for content creation on tube include
Music, Gaming, Kids’ content, People and Personalities, Comedy, Beauty, Technology and random/weird experiments
Channel Name-Would a rose by any other name still smell as sweet? Nope
When it comes to you Tube, unfortunately not. You need a catchy name that holds a strong brand and identity, something unique that people will remember and be insatiably attracted to.
Look at PewdiePie, Smosh, PrankvsPraks and more. These are fun names that are easy to remember-you want to avoid long and complex title that just irritate your potential audience.
We live in a world of visual stimulation, and you need to harness that.
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Setup Profiles-To grow a sustainable fan-base, you need to be active on multiple social media platforms. In other words, makes sure your username of choice is available on all of them.
Domain-If you really want to create a lifestyle of glitz and glam, you’ll need a professional website with a registered domain name.
ASAP- All of the biggest YouTube stats do it, and so should you. You don’t want ugly troll claiming your unique name, do you?
Take Care Of BRANDING-As we said earlier, visual stimulation is key.
You need a killer logo to backup your killer brand, to make your content distinctive and easily recognizable. Also, make sure you’ve got profile picture that shows off your best angle that makes you look like a supermodel(if it’s face), a striking channel art, and a sweet watermark for your videos.
Invest In Equipment-If you’re still filming with your Mom’s home video camera from the 80s, then you need to make a new plan ASAP. No one enjoys watching videos on 360p forever.
DSLR-These are slightly pricier, but will take your video quality from dodgy to dynamic. Try the Canon 80D or the Panasonic Lumiz GH4.
Point And Shoot-These mini-cams may be small and light, but boast seriously wide-angled lenses for capturing those epic landscapes. Try the Canon G7 X or the Sony RX100 IV.
Mirrorless digital Cameras-These babies combine tehe lightweight and portable qualities of point-and-shoot, with the excellence of DSLR. Check out the Sony Alpha 7R II or Sony a6 300.
Action Camera-These mini-cams may be small and light, but boast seriously wide-angled lenses for capturing those epic landscapes. Try the GoPro Hero 4 or the Sony As-200V.
LENSES:- A standard lens kit will get the job done, but if you want to go above and beyond that:
Canon 1.4:-Great for both stills and video, with killer depth-of-field.
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8: -Sharp, wide and high quality perfect for studio shoots.
Canon 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6:-Incredible wide-angled lens with image-stabilization.
You also don’t want to slack on decent lighting equipment (E.G Soft Box) audio equipment (E. G. RODE Video-Micro) as well as a decent camera stand (Tripod- Not your Dad’s book collection)
RODE Video-Micro, Soft Box and Tripod
Produce Content-There are a lot of you tubers out there, and we get that being unique is hard… but it’s certainly not impossible. To increase your view count and fan base, you need to follow several rules religiously:
Stay Keyword Focused-Try and create content that is relevant and up-to-date; something that people will highly likely be searching for.
Click-bait Titles-What would you rather click on? “My Grandma’s weekend”…or… “Fearless Granny Jumps Out Of A Plane.”….Exactly.
Collabs-This is a great way to build a bigger fan base, especially if you collaborate with someone who has a lot more subscribers than you. It build a fun and healthy environment that more people can relate to.
Monetize- Did you know that you can get paid anywhere from$0.10 to $6 per 1000 views? The YouTube program is very popular, and if your channel starts to gain serious momentum. So can your bank account. Other ways to bring home the bacon include brand sponsorship merchandise deals, clothing sales, fan funding and more.
Other popular monetization methods includes:
Brand sponsorships, Merchandise Deals, Selling clothing, Promoting products as affiliate, Fan funding, Book Deals
Success Tips- We all want to succeed, but some succeed more than others because they adhere to a few simple guidelines. We don’t have eight simple rules…but here are four.
Name Your Audience-Swifties Little Monsters. The Bro Army. The biggest celebs give their fans a name. It allows them to feel more like a family.
Plan Your Content-Decide on a style and stick to it. No one will subscribe to a channel that charges more than Donald Trump’s tie.
Post Regularly-If you go weeks without uploading anything, the chance of you losing subscribers are very high. Fans appreciate locality and dedication, so make sure you set aside a day of the week for uploading videos, and let you viewers know about it.
Attend Conferences-Just like in the real world, YouTube has it’s own community, Awards ceremonies and more. Try and attends as many as you can to get your name out there.