5 Tips to know before starting a YouTube channel

Having transcribed thousands of videos this is one of the questions that we would like to answer in terms of YouTube content creation in particular.

As you may all be well aware of the fact that, YouTube today is the second biggest search engine in the world. Second only to the Google. YouTube is a Google property and it is expected to have top quality content and deliver an experience that is consistent with other Google products.

With this post, we hope to address a few things that content creators on YouTube so need to pay close attention to before starting a YouTube channel and also while running the show. So here goes.

Post consistently

We cannot stress this enough. If you have worried that your video is not perfect and it needs to be that way all the time, then you will probably never get anything published. We are sure there are pictures that you took 4-5 years back that you are not very proud of in terms of quality but just as with anything else, we learn by practice.

Also, it is important that you set a goal for yourself and stick to it in terms of regular posting. You can force consistency for a while and before you know it, it would have formed into a habit.

Gear up

It is not important for you to have the most advanced recording equipment in the world. However, it is necessary that you have at the very least enough to get a decent product out there, it could be as simple as getting a good audio recorder.

Especially, when it comes to audio a lot of YouTubers tend to ignore that aspect of the product. Paying attention to the video is what will make or break your final outcome.

Take Inspiration

Videos uploaded on YouTube are no different from the hours of video content that you consume on a daily basis on television, Netflix YouTube and the like. So there are loads to be learned from these sources in terms of production quality, video Editing, camera angles etc.

Followers will come eventually

Followers/Subscribers are not everything on YouTube. In fact, the number of subscribers does not define the quality of your channel. You will be able to gather the following over time but you will have to be patient about it.

If you are someone who is looking to make a quick buck then YouTube is not the place. So take that with a pinch of salt. Money and followers will follow with good and consistent content.

Keep it simple

Do not worry about adding your video with a million elements when a handful could have done a much better job.
We tend to over think the process of adding a lot of variables and if you plan on doing this for a long time then you will have your task failed. Rather have a very simple setup and process so that the journey from the camera to your channel is smooth.

These were the 5 tips that we feel every YouTuber needs to know before getting started on the long and exciting journey of video content creation.

Do let us know in the comments below about what your thoughts are on this post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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