Hey guys! So it's me again. I totally forgot to blog last month but I had a LOT to do and I wish I made a Halloween treats post but I was either too busy or watching my friends' YouTube videos (go watch ObviouslyAmanda and Endermanic10 after you're done with reading this post!!!!!)
Which brings me to the next thing I want to talk about. I know that a TON of people want to become YouTubers. Over 300 hours worth of video is posted to YouTube every minute. That's a lot of video. I wanted to do that too but I've decided against it because I didn't make good videos (in my opinion) and I know exactly why.
I didn't have a good camera or a good editing system; let alone ideas that brought something even slightly unheard of. I had raw, iPhone 4S, 48 second vlogs. No editing, just first draft videos I decided to publish. I should also say I had just turned 12 when I posted those videos. But I just turned 13 a few months ago and I'm posting this, but that's against the point. But I've talked to some YouTubers, and here's a few tips for if you want to be a YouTuber.
In preparing to be a YouTuber, there are a few things you need to do-- as with anything in life. You have to have passion, drive, energy, and time. You also have to do a lot of research. You want a good camera and a good editing system. One of the best ways is to read reviews. Yes, there might be hundreds or thousands of reviews, but try to read a lot. If you're noticing that there's more 1 star reviews than 5 stars, that camera or editing system or even computer, if you're looking for a better one for your videos, might not be the best choice. If a few reviews for an editing system say "virus" without the word "free" or "repellent" or something among that, that's probably not a good idea. Also, make sure you're reading more recent reviews. If you're reading reviews from 2011, they might not be relevant now. If it was made about a month ago, it's way more reliable-- as the company has probably not made their way to the problem.
If there's more complaints than positive comments, you probably shouldn't use it. If you have a family member or other acquaintance that's into film, it'll also be a very good idea to ask them what they use as you're talking to someone you know and trust. A good idea would be to watch videos on YouTube about being your own boss and how to be successful on YouTube, as well; because they do have a lot of experience with struggling on YouTube as well.
Before making a YouTube video, or even a channel, ask yourself a few questions. What are you making? How are you going to make it? Are you prepared for the possible comments that may be rude, mean, and derogatory? Why are you making it? How consistent are you going to be with this? Are you going to have a schedule? I know, that's a lot of questions to ask, so you can keep it down to three: What? How? And, of course, Why? Just ask and answer yourself those questions. If you can't answer one of those questions, you might want to rethink what you're doing.
After you've posted your first video, think about the future of your channel. What will be your posting schedule? Are you going to post daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly? A yearly post schedule often doesn't get you a lot of views, but PAINT does and his videos are instant hits. Your schedule could also be a little different than the schedules listed. It could be every two weeks, 4 weeks, etc. Your schedule should be ideal for your audience, but more importantly, for you.