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YouTube Equipment for Beginners

Having a great idea for a YouTube channel is only part of the battle, actually bringing that idea to life can be a rough ride for some, and an expensive one if you don’t do your research.

Jumping into buying equipment without doing proper homework is one of the worst things you can do when getting started in YouTubing. For one thing, you probably won’t get the best gear for your videos, but you may also end up spending more money than you would have done if you’d researched a little. More expensive equipment plus inferior results are no one’s idea of a good result.

Fortunately, there is plenty of help out there, whether you are starting a new channel on a shoestring budget, or you have an enviable wad of cash to invest in your new life as a YouTuber.

And this post is one such example of that help. So let’s get helping!

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What Equipment Do I Need?

Covering every possible type of YouTube video out there would multiple posts, so in the interests of brevity, we’re going to break things down into distinct kinds of YouTuber—on-camera and off-camera.

These terms are not referring to you necessarily, but rather the presence of (or lack of) a camera in your setup. For example, if you created a channel where you filmed people while you interviewed them, but you are never onscreen, that still counts as an on-camera video.

Regardless of the fact that you are not being filmed, you still need a camera to create your videos, and that is the only relevant detail as far as this article is concerned.

Examples of off-camera videos include any kind of video where the visual component is handled entirely in software. This could include news breakdowns, top ten lists, trailer reactions, and much more.

It would be easy to assume that the difference is one needs a camera and one doesn’t, but the truth is there is a lot of related equipment that you will have to consider if you are going to be filming.

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I Can’t Afford Lots of Equipment, Where Should I Focus?

Not being able to afford all the fancy equipment that the best YouTubers use is perfectly normal. Most people can’t. As your time on YouTube progresses, you may find your circumstances allow you to invest more in your channel. You may even find that the success of the channel itself is such that it can pay for that investment.

However, the future plays out; you will understandably want to know where to put your time, effort, and money in the beginning. So let’s get the obligatory caveat out of the way first.

All the high-quality gear in the world won’t help your channel succeed if your premise is terrible, or your heart isn’t in it. Making YouTube videos is not as easy many believe, and if you don’t want to do this, you will almost certainly fail. Success—especially in the form of financial gain—does not come quickly with YouTube and is far from guaranteed. So, if you head into this without really wanting to do what you are doing, you will likely end up as one of the millions of abandoned channels that inhabit the unsearched depths of YouTube.

Similarly, no matter how good your video looks, you will struggle to get traction with bad ideas. If your channel doesn’t grow the way you’d like, don’t fall into the trap of assuming it must be because you need a better camera or a new microphone.

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Equipment

Another trap that new YouTubers can fall into is assuming that you need to upgrade your setup. It can’t hurt, of course, but once you get beyond the beginner tier of YouTube gear, the cost of that gear starts to skyrocket.

Contrast this with the diminishing returns that better equipment will net your channel, and you have a strong argument for not rushing out to get that new DSLR camera.

In the beginning, only look to improve things that are objectively below par. If you are recording at 720p through a budget webcam, by all means, look to upgrade as soon as you realistically can. But if your video is fine, don’t stress too much about making it great.

If you need help to compare cameras, audio and other tools – check out my resources page where I have compiled a list of all my equipment and dream equipment for future upgrades.

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Audio First

When it comes to equipment, your first priority should be audio. If you are making off-camera videos, then the audio will be your primary concern with regards to equipment anyway. However, even with on-camera videos, the sound is often more critical than video.

This is not an absolute statement, of course—if your video is unwatchable, that’s going to be a turn off no matter how good your audio is. But when you have below-average quality video and audio, it is quite often the audio that will make the difference.

I use a Boya By-MM1 Shoutgun microphone on my Canon 200D Camera. Its cheap, cheerful and very powerful. I did a full unboxing and review – youll be amazed how fluffy it is!

Consider this—can you think of a noise that rubs you the wrong way? Cutlery being scraped on a plate, for example. Or nails on a chalkboard. What about the sound of someone chewing with their mouth open? Most of us have a sound that cuts right through us. Now think about all the times you have watched a video in less than optimal conditions and been okay with it.

Your phone isn’t exactly ideal for watching video content. What about old 240p YouTube videos that you have sat through because the content is valuable to you?

Now, we’re not saying you should settle for 240p content, of course. But if your image is a bit fuzzy and dark, and your resolution isn’t quite 1080p, that might not be the turn-off you fear it will be. But if your audio is full of noise, artefacts, random background sounds, and unpleasant sniffles and lip-smacking, you will likely find viewers clicking away from your content very quickly.

One final thing to consider is your surroundings. If your recordings are picking up a lot of echoes, or you are getting lots of background noise from outside, you may want to look further afield than your microphone.

Things like acoustic treatment can significantly reduce echo, while a thick blind can reduce outside noise. If these are not practical solutions for you at this time, you could fashion some improvised acoustic treatment/soundproofing from thick blankets.

Video: It’s About More Than Just Your Camera

Once again, we’re assuming your camera is not absolutely shocking. If it is that bad, you should make that your next priority. If it is serviceable, however, but you feel you can do better, do not assume that buying a new camera is your only option.

Once you get deeper into filming techniques, you will quickly find that lighting is a crucial part of filming a video, and you may be surprised at how big a difference a fair-to-middling lighting setup can make to your video quality.

If you plan to continue improving your channel in the long term, you are going to need lighting at some stage. So, if your camera isn’t too bad, consider opting for lighting before upgrading your camera. It will almost certainly make a big difference to your shot, and you will be able to continue using the lighting rig when you do eventually upgrade your camera.

YouTube Equipment for Beginners: The Bare Necessities

So, we’ve talked about your microphone and your camera—two things you undoubtedly need to record video—but are there any other essential bits of kit you need when you’re getting started on YouTube? Yes! Well, kind of. There are essential bases you need to cover, though, like the thick blankets we mentioned above, you can probably make do with ingenuity if you have to.

Stability (Tripods and Stands)

Firstly, your cameras and microphones should be steady. If your camera shakes and there’s a mighty clang every time you catch your desk, it’s not going to make for a pleasant viewing experience. Consider getting a tripod for each, or even an adjustable arm if you can afford it.

Microphone shock mounts are very inexpensive these days, and many budget microphones also come with them. As for your camera, try to set it on something that isn’t likely to move while recording.

If you are filming in your bedroom and there are some questionable floorboards in there, don’t put it somewhere that will move when you shift your weight from foot to foot. You can make do with a pile of books or a shelf if you can’t get your hands on a tripod, the key is to make sure it’s a stable pile of books or shelf!

Your Set

Again, you can absolutely make do with a regular room in your home as a backdrop to your video, just put a little time into making sure it looks good on camera. But if you’re not happy with any of the options available to you, you might want to get a screen backdrop.

These tend to be plain black or white, though there is no set rule to what you should put behind you in your videos. You can even go green screen and get fancy with the recording software, but that’s a whole other topic.

Whether you opt for a physical backdrop, a screen, or a green screen, make sure that the backdrop is not distracting. If viewers attention is being drawn to something that is not relevant to the content, not only could they miss what you are trying to tell them, but they could become annoyed at the distraction.

Lights and Pop Shields

This section is a little bit of a roundup. Two things you should consider essential pieces of equipment that need adding to your setup as soon as possible are lights and pop shields.

The lighting we’ve touched on already. It doesn’t need to be a professional studio lighting rig, of course. Even a single inexpensive LED light panel will do wonders. And pop shields—small filters that sit in front of your mike to dampen the harsher blasts of air from your mouth (“plosives”)—can make a massive difference to your audio.

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The Secret Weapon

There is a device that most of us own that can, in a pinch, be the answer to all of your YouTube recording woes. If you own a relatively modern phone, you already have a device that is capable of recording both audio and video at a decent enough quality to get started on YouTube.

Is it as good as having a proper setup with lighting, acoustic treatment, and an expensive camera and microphone? No. But the quality of video a decent modern phone can output is leagues above most webcams on the market, and the audio quality is on par with a budget condenser microphone. You might even get a rudimentary lighting rig going with the flash on your phone, and the Internet is full of inexpensive stands, cradles, brackets, and holders for mobile phones. What’s more, you would have to spend a surprising amount of money on gear to match the quality of, for example, an iPhone X, or a Pixel 4.

Of course, using your phone is not ideal, but the takeaway here is that not having the best equipment should not be a roadblock to you bringing your ideas to life on YouTube. Success takes works and planning, sure, but you certainly won’t succeed if you don’t get started.

Conclusions

Having the right equipment is important, but it is not the be-all and end-all of YouTubing. If you are on a budget, plan where you put your limited resources first. Think about the areas your channel would most benefit from improvement, and start there. You can also check out this list of YouTube equipment for beginners as a good starting point, as it includes a nice range of options spanning a broad range of the price spectrum.

And if all else fails, use your phone, and don’t let a lack of equipment stop you from bringing your ideas to life.

Just remember, having the best equipment will only get you so far, and it won’t be that far if your videos are not engaging for your potential audience.

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5 Essential Time Saving Apps for YouTubers and Video Creation

Content creators upload over 300 hours of video every minute to YouTube. That’s a lot of competition. So, to stand out and grow your channel on YouTube, you need to upload professional videos on a frequent basis with these time saving apps for YouTubers.

But, once you’ve planned the content and shot a video, the work isn’t finished yet. You still need to add graphics, caption it, get the title keywords right, and think about promotion.

There’s lots to do.

This article takes a look at five excellent tools to speed up your content creation process.

Some are free, and some need a subscription. And once you start using them, you’ll find you can reduce the time from recording to upload – leaving you more time to plan and shoot more content.

Let’s begin.

remove.bg – YouTube Image Background Remover

YouTube is a visual platform. Viewers mostly choose what video to watch next based on visual clues from the thumbnail.

Having the right thumbnail then is essential, it can be the difference between success and failure for a video. It’s not enough nowadays to use a boring still from your video.

Take a look at the image below. The thumbnail on the left has the best combination of text and visual, and outperforms the rest of his content combined.

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You need to be upfront and centre in your YouTube thumbnail. But making thumbnails takes time, especially if you need to cut-out your portrait from a cluttered background.

Did you know you can turn a 20-minute task into a five-second one with remove.bg?

remove.bg is a free online tool that cleverly removes the background from your image.  Leaving you a perfect cut-out of your picture for you to add the finishing touches.

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It’s straightforward to use. Drag an image onto the remove.bg’s homepage and they handle the rest.

Here’s an example.

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As you can see, the image size for the free version isn’t the largest, but you can process it a little to fit the resolution that YouTube requires.

You can get a higher resolution image if you buy credits from remove.bg. For each credit you buy, you get to download 1 high-resolution image. 10 credits cost £8.00, or you can get credits cheaper by taking out a subscription.

rev.com – YouTube Closed Captions and Subtitles Service

Closed Captions and Subtitles – what’s the difference?

Closed Captions. These are a direct transcript of the audio of your video. A viewer can use them if they don’t want to listen to the sound of your video. They are in the same language as the one spoken, and a viewer can turn them off if they don’t need them.

Subtitles. Subtitles assume that the audio of the video is still on. They clarify the speech if the audio is poor or the speaker has a strong accent.  They are also used to provide a translation of speech in another language.

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Obviously having closed captions or subtitles on your videos help those hard of hearing or who don’t speak your language. But, there are also other benefits that land this site on the time saving apps for youtubers list.

One of the most important factors of ranking for your video is Audience Retention.  That is, how much of your video a viewer watches. Clearly, having closed captions and subtitles promotes access to your content and will help with this metric.

Another ranking benefit is that your uploaded transcription file also helps with your metadata.

The free AI transcription tool on YouTube is not very good.  And if you don’t have the time to transcribe your own videos, instead use the service provided by rev.com.

The service works on a per-minute basis and will provide the output in the .srt format YouTube prefers.

Get $10 worth of free transcription here.

kapwing.com – YouTube to Social Media Content Creation

If you’ve been a YouTuber for long enough, you know that for best results you need to promote your video after you have uploaded it.

Gary Vee is a master at teasing his content. On Instagram and Facebook, you’ll find video snippets with closed captions for easy consumption over mobile.

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It’s really easy to one of these yourself, head over to kapwing.com.

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Hit the ‘start editing’ button and select start with a blank canvas. Then, input your YouTube video URL, and it will import it for you.

Next, using the easy controls, you can clip the section of the video you want to use, add subtitles, and then change it into the best size for where you will upload it.

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A great benefit is that all the processing happens at the server-side, so your laptop won’t feel like a baking tray just out of the oven when you use it.

Kapwing is free to use and even lets you produce media without a watermark by registering for a account. You need a subscription to keep all your work private, get faster processing speeds, and long term storage of your media.

A monthly subscription is $20, or you can make a saving if you buy an annual subscription for $200.

placeit.net – YouTube Intro, Outro, and Logo Maker

One way to stand out from mediocre content and show expertise is to add professional looking intro/outro animations to your videos.

An animated intro/outro that is quick and clear tells your viewer who you are, what you do, and helps with your branding strategy.

To quickly make very professional intro/outro animations, I use placeit.net.

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There are plenty of templates to choose from; some are image-based and some are text-based, so you should find one to fit your requirements.

Once you have picked a template, you can customise it to fit your needs.   It’s easy to change colours and resize logos, so you get an intro/outro that fits your channel’s branding.

For other elements of your channel, like logo’s and banners, placeit.net works well for these too.

You won’t need to hire a graphic designer to create fantastic looking graphics. Here is a sample of the kind of logos you can use as a starting point.

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I picked the cupcake above, then changed the text and the central image to end up with the logo below for my new seafood venture. (OK, it’s just an example – I’ve never even eaten lobster!)

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As you can see, it’s easy to change the colours and text to create a professional-looking logo you can upload to your channel page.

priceit.net – costs $14.95 per month for unlimited videos, logos, and designs, or if you take out an annual subscription $99.95.

A solid gold entry into the time saving apps for youtubers list with so many tasks that you can use placeit.net for, so it is a worthwhile subscription. But if you’re on a budget, you can get all the graphics you need with a single months payment – just cancel your subscription when you have what you need.

photopea – Free Browser-Based Photo Editing Tool

As a visual content producer, you need a photo editing suite. It can be a great time saving app for Youtubers. But, there’s no need to pay for Adobe Photoshop or PaintShop Pro. photopea.com is a browser-based image manipulation tool that is free to use. It works with all the popular image formats, and even handles .psd files.

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There are lots of reasons a YouTuber might need photo manipulation software – here are two of them:

1 – Outlining Your Thumbnails. You have possibly noticed some YouTubers using a white outline surrounding their picture on their thumbnails, it’s a good technique to make a thumbnail pop out on the page.

Here is an example made using the image we removed the background on earlier. Drag the image onto the project workspace, then add a stroke effect in layer styles.

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Now it’s ready for your logo, title, and branding.

2 – Making Start and End Screens. If you don’t want to pay for placeit.net to make an animated intro/outro, then you can use photopea instead. Use it to create a professional-looking branding image then edit into your video.

There are lots of templates to choose from. Pick one and edit away.

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They even have standard templates for promotional images you can post to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Start using these Time saving apps for youtubers today to speed up your production process and make your YouTube videos look amazing. There is a learning-curve with a few of them. But, in most cases, you will be up and running with them quickly and producing professional-looking video in a shorter amount of time.

If you have any questions, please add them in the comments, and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.

And remember to check out my resources page for more useful tools discounts and links!

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5 Things You Need To Know As A NEW YouTuber – YouTube Tips For Beginners

Starting YouTube? Are you a new YouTuber looking to grow a small youtube channel. Here are some Small youtuber tips for beginners that we should all know if you are wondering how to start a YouTube channel in 2019.

NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOU – How To MAKE People Care – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFV6w0Rl5bo
REBRAND or REBOOT Your YouTube Channel? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWE63t4X6gk

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21 Tips on How To Get More Views on YouTube for Free

As the 2nd largest search engine in the world, YouTube is a widely used channel to promote, entertain, and educate audiences. YouTube has roughly 22 billion monthly visits and the average session duration is just under 40 minutes.

People like YouTube. A lot.

However, like all things on the internet getting more YouTube views has been a pursuit that people have started to throw money at–sometimes through shady enterprises–to promote their content. People are buying YouTube views in hopes of either fooling YouTube’s algorithms or convincing people that so many others have watched their video so they should too.

There’s just a few problems with this approach:

  • YouTube’s bot detection capabilities are getting better and better
  • The algorithms are paying more attention to user behavior rather than view counts
  • It can be expensive

If you’re a marketer or content creator wanting to increase your YouTube views for free, then the process will take time and effort; however, if you do it right you’ll be rewarded with more views, a better user experience, and opportunities to expand your content and audience viewership.

With its extensive amount of users, YouTube is one of the premier platforms in the world to reach audiences. Whether you’re sharing recipes, teaching people how to create muppet origami, or spoofing presidents, the platform has the ability to reach billions.

So, how do you generate more views on YouTube and get people to view your content?

Get Views from YouTube’s Organic Search Results

Like Google’s search results algorithms, YouTube has its own algorithms used to showcase the best and most relevant videos to users. Imagine if a blind person had the task of categorizing content by which content was best. Sound difficult?

Thankfully, YouTube has a wide variety of factors in its algorithm to decide which videos are the best and rank in the top of its search results.

1. Use Descriptive and Keyword Rich Titles

This is where your keyword research will come into play. A descriptive and interesting title will do two things: provide keywords for the algorithm to sort for relevancy purposes and attract users and inform them about what the video is about. To conduct keyword research, you can use typical SEO methods like using TubeBuddy or other keyword research tools.

Optimizing your video content for the right keywords will help gain organic views by informing users and the search engine just what your video is about.

2. Have Quality and Keyword Rich Descriptions

The video description is where you can better inform the search engines and users just what exactly your video is about. This will help increase the click-through-rate and thus the views, as users will know what to expect in your video.

Try to both stand-out and remain generic; you should capture interest while still trying to rank for short-tail keywords. Entice users above the fold with your descriptions and optimize them correctly for the YouTube search engine as you would with a normal SEO meta description.

3. Use Tags

YouTube video tags further help distinguish what your video content about and helps the algorithm understand what users will view when they see your video. These, along with your description and title, should reflect the core of what your video is about. Think short-tail SEO again.

If you need keyword help, you can use TubeBuddy, as mentioned above.

4. Optimize Your Thumbnail Image

Your thumbnail image, like a hero-image, can work wonders when increasing your YouTube views whether they’re on the organic results page, suggested videos section, or appearing on social media. Use high-quality images that feature readable and engaging fonts and facial-closeups, if they’re featured in your video.

Have your thumbnail be a visual correspondent to your title and description to boost your video views.

5. Create Transcripts of Your Videos

Captions or transcripts of your videos have been heavily debated as to their ability to increase your YouTube ranking. However, closed captions can help get more YouTube views as they cater to international audiences and the disabled.

Ranking well for YouTube’s organic results can increase your views immensely and provide a sustainable method of viewership traffic. Buying YouTube views may provide a quick boost in views, but it’s not a good long-term solution as behavioral analytics are more meaningful ranking factors in the eyes of YouTube’s algorithms.

Increase Views With Your Video Content

The content in your video is the most important factor in deciding just how many views it will get. Good content will result in better behavioral analytics that YouTube’s algorithm will recognize and reward your video with better organic search positioning.

6. Provide Content that Educates or Entertains or Both

Your video content should provide value to the viewer; whether it’s teaching them how to do or understand something, or simply keeping them engaged and entertained. When users find your content valuable, they’ll return for more and increase the views on your other future video content.

7. Piggyback off of Viral Trends

Create video content that piggybacks off of already existing viral trends. There’s already a built in market desire to view content within the context of a viral phenomenon, so you should tap into it.

A good example is all the YouTube videos that were made in response to the United Airlines PR fiasco.

It’s not always easy or possible to tie your video content in with ongoing trends; however, if you can find a clever way to do it, you can boost your views on YouTube with the help of a hungry public looking for more trending contextual content.

8. Use Guest YouTubers

Similar to guest posting for blog content, guest YouTubers, industry influencers, or persons of note with their own following can do wonders for boosting your views. Similar to influencer marketing, guest YouTubing can entice your users with household industry names and provide a different and unique perspective to your industry’s sphere.

Offer a link to one of their videos or websites in your description and you can form a beneficial relationship built on reciprocity.

Generating Views From the YouTube Platform

YouTube’s bottom line is to keep users on the platform. They rake in a huge amount of cash from advertising and the more users watch videos, the more they’ll increase profits. Thus, there are numerous ways you can be active on the platform to increase your subscribers and video views.

9. Create Video Content that Imitates Your Industry’s Best

Picasso once said “good artists borrow, great artists steal.” While I would never advocate for plagiarism of any kind, Picasso’s point rings very true in regard to popular YouTube videos. A potential goldmine for boosting your views comes from the Suggested Videos section that appears on the sidebar and in a grid after a video has been completed.

YouTube’s algorithms will present content here as they would for an organic result with one caveat: the video a user just watched may have less to do with the original query they put in, and more to with the relevancy to the video the user just viewed. Thus, the content presented at the end of a watched video will be similar to the content that was just viewed.

By optimizing your video to be relevant to other popular videos, you’ll increase the chances of driving users to view your YouTube channel and video, fast.

You can target similar keywords and descriptions and create video content that covers the same topic with a more engaging tone or with more information presented in a more accessible way.

10. Use Cards

These YouTube optimization features enable you to promote your other content within your video. You can create cards that can be used to:

  • Promote other video content
  • Get more channel subscribers
  • Donate to a non-profit
  • Send traffic to your website
  • Encourage users to participate in a poll

In regard to increasing your video views, you should use these cards to encourage users to visit your lesser watched content and subscribe to your channel. Use your behavioral analytics to see at which points users stop watching your video and implement the card beforehand to ensure it gets seen by more viewers.

YouTube behavioral analytics provide you with a lot of actionable insights and metrics to inform every decision you make to increase your video views.

11. Create End Screens

End screens serve the unique function of doing a little bit of everything at the end of your video. It’s a chance to provide users who enjoyed your content with all the relevant information regarding your channel, other playlists, recommended videos, and your verified website.

Whether you’re gaining more subscribers or linking to your other videos, both optimization features directly or indirectly to boost your YouTube views.

To add end-screens, go to your Video Manager, click edit on the video you want to add to, and click End Screens & Annotations. From there you’ll be able to add the additional features.

End screens are a great way to promote your own content before YouTube’s algorithms recommend other popular videos and pull people away from your channel and videos.

12. Promote a Marquee Video

Having a marquee video on YouTube can help spread awareness to your other videos and to your YouTube channel. A good marker is for your video to have at least 5,000 views so that it will appear in more search results due to its already existing popularity.

As mentioned above, you can create cards, end screens, and other links to your other video content within your marquee video.

Like internal linking on websites, your marquee videos can be a great way to push traffic and views to your lesser-known videos and channel in general.

13. Use Autoplay for your Embedded Videos

Autoplay will automatically begin playing a video when it’s been embedded. You should be careful when you do this, as auto-played videos may annoy some users. If the video content is explanatory, then it might be a good idea to use it as users can immediately jump into the video that’s explaining how to do something.

14. Create Playlists

Create playlists for your content so viewers can watch it consecutively. After the first video ends, your other videos will automatically play, which will get more views for each played video without them having to navigate off the player.

You can embed playlists, post them in your channel, or have users share them to increase the total views for each playlist.

Make each one unique and give them flow and relevancy with the order in which they are played. These are great for educational or entertaining content that tells a story or goes in depth into how different components make up a whole.

15. Be Present Within Your Niche Community

Promoting yourself as an expert in your own videos is one thing, but being an active member in your niche community is another. Comment on other videos and offer your advice or feedback, and if there’s video content that is missing some vital information, link others to your content to provide them with more information.

Try to be as helpful as possible and you’ll be rewarded with more users to increase your subscribers and ultimately, your video views.

Off-page View Boosters

YouTube has the unique ability to be present on a variety of different social media platforms. It can be embedded and shared, sometimes virally, with just a few clicks. Here are some ways to get more YouTube views outside of the platform.

16. Increase Your Video’s SEO Ranking

Traditional SEO is also a viable factor to increase YouTube views as the videos have the potential to even outrank the website that they’re featured on in the search engines.

Video embeds do count as backlinks and in this case, the links are pointing to the YouTube video, which help it’s SEO ranking. With a decent ranking on the SERPs, you can double-down on the traffic your video gets and increase your views.

17. Post Links to Your Videos on Your Social Media Profiles

Cross-platform promotion, especially with YouTube can work wonders in driving users to view it. You can reach your entire base by sharing links on other profiles to funnel them toward your video. Share the link as a post, or put it in the description of your profiles to boost your views.

Also, by pushing traffic from your social media profiles to YouTube, you’ll gain favor with the algorithms by becoming the source of many session starts, which are sessions that originate on certain videos on the platform. Sessions starting on your video show that your video is bringing users to YouTube, which will result in a more favorable organic ranking and more appearances in suggest views sections.

18. Find Niche Communities to Share Your Video with

There are a wide variety of places you can share your content. Different subreddits on Reddit or Quora topics that are relevant to your video’s interests and share target audiences are a great place to share your content.

There are even places just to share your video with YouTube enthusiasts to increase it’s views like the subreddit /r/GetMoreViewsYT. On this subreddit, people post videos and vote on the ones they like the best. The winner gets stickied to the top of the subreddit for the next week for people to visit and watch.

You can use other social bookmarking sites to pedal interest in your videos like Stumbleupon and Pinterest.

19. Reach Out to Influencers to Promote Your Video

Influencer marketing is fast-becoming a go-to source to reach audiences for big name brands. They have built in audiences that re-share and post their content, which has the potential to provide a surge in views on a viral scale.

As viewers are already following these influencers and regularly engage with the content they provide, one share of your video can generate a lot of views for your YouTube video and channel.

20. Embed Video Subscription Plugins Widgets on Your Blog

Embedding your video will already gain more views for your video, but supplying a subscribe button to your channel will prove extremely valuable in the long-run. About 50% of views for a video come from subscribers, so increasing your subscribers will give you a good bump in views on your videos .

To install the subscription widget, follow these instructions from YouTube and use the widget on pages with your video embedded.

21. Post About Giveaways and Promotions with the Links Embedded in Your Video Description

Everyone loves a good giveaway. Posting about a promotion, giveaway, or raffle on social media and telling your followers that the link to participate is in your video’s description will send the users to the video’s YouTube page, resulting in an increase in views.

Remember to Be Patient

Getting a lot of views on YouTube takes time. The platform has its own checks and balances to ensure that quality video content is reaching its users always and often. Try building an active subscriber base, and they will make up the lion’s share of your views.

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Easy Life Hacks For Small YouTubers (DEEP DIVE)

Easy Life Hacks For Small YouTubers (DEEP DIVE) // YouTube Hacks to grow a channel on YouTube with a few tweaks to your every day life. These Small YouTuber easy life hacks will have you waking up early and bulking your recording sessions to save you time and increase overall content quality.

NEW YouTube Community Guidelines 2019 Explained — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qghFQdo9l4w
How To Become A Full Time YouTuber — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkFPkIuBgPI
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How To BULK EDIT INFO CARDS on YouTube with TubeBuddy 2019

How To Bulk Edit Info Cards on YouTube with TubeBuddy 2019 // Save time with TubeBuddy and bulk edit info cards to videos on YouTube, edit info cards, update info cards, remove info cards in the matter of minutes. TubeBuddy is a FREE browser based plugin that helps you bulk edit many things and help you rank better in search.

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How To Create A YouTube Upload Schedule

How To Create A YouTube Upload Schedule // It’s time to schedule your youtube videos, upload videos and publish them in the best way to maximise views, boost watch time and in the best way to match your audience. An upload schedule will help teach your subscribers who you are, what you do and most importantly WHEN you will publish your content.

How To Create A YouTube Upload Schedule

1 – Be Honest With Yourself – Schedule Your Upload Content and Make More! Are you making too many videos? Do you need to make more videos? 3-4 Videos a Week is the sweet spot. Too few and people will forget you, too many and people will get bored of you and you will burn out faster.
2 – Match Your Upload Schedule to Your Audience – You need to understand who your audience are to best meet their needs. In the YouTube Analytics you will see how old they are and what country they are in. You can then tailor your YouTube Video Schedule to match their lifestyle and meet them where they are waiting for you. After work, after school or on weekends 🙂
3 – Create A YouTube Upload Schedule to Match THEIR needs. Is your audience young school kids? Then its best to publish before or after school or at weekends to match the times they are around. Are they in the UK or US? Shift the time to match their their time zone.

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Why Subscriber Counts Do Not Matter

Why Subscriber Counts Do Not Matter // Every small youtuber seems to be focused on YouTube Subscriber Counts, How To Get More Subscribers on YouTube and numbers numbers numbers. I am here to tell you that Subscriber Count Does Not Matter, you want engaged loyal subscribers, not masses of zombie viewers. You want comments, likes, shares and a community… not a silent unengaged audience of non people. How many subscribers in this PewDiePie vs TSeries fight will actually be watching in 12 months time?

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How To Get More Views on YouTube in 2019

How To Get More Views on YouTube in 2019 // More views in 2019 means more watch time on youtube in 2019. If you want to grow your youtube channel in 2019 you need to make the videos that people want to see… and you can do that by seeing what videos that wanted to see from you in 2018.

Get More Views in 2019 – YouTube Views

1 – Boost YouTube Views by researching the videos that did well on your channel in 2018. Go into your analytics, check views, select the last year and look at your most popular videos. Try to remake those, add extra videos in that series or remake them to update them.
2 – Get More Views on YouTube with trends – Trends can be the rocket fuel that will get to grow your youtube channel fast in 2019. If you can make a interesting video on a topic just at it pops, you can ride the wave to the top of the traffic mountain.
3 – Want more views on YouTube in 2019? MAKE MORE VIDEOS in 2019. The more views you have on your channel, the more videos can binge watch or find you in search with. You need to make the spider web of rankings as large as possible to catch as many flies.
4 – YouTube Views can be easy to find FAST if you string them all together into a series. Think of a topic you can break into 5-6 steps and make into a series playlist. The series playlist guides people into a watch time session loop that can boost views and watch time, and help you get more subscribers.

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Perfection Is YOUR Enemy – YouTube Productivity RANT

Perfection Is YOUR Enemy — YouTube Productivity #RANT // Churchill once said — Perfection is the Enemy of Progress! Quality vs Quality is an argument we all have with ourselves but the search for perfection maybe slowing you down and harming the growth of your channel. If you don’t get out there and #StartCreating then you will always be stuck tweaking and waiting for perfection. Just get it uploaded and you can remake it in a few months time if you feel you can do better.

Stop Delaying, Start Creating — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8inDyPA1TQQ

“When I get this content perfect, then I’ll share it with people.” “When I retire, then I’ll get to (do all the things I’ve been putting off for the last 35 years).”

Perfection(ism) — as Winston best put it, is the enemy of progress. When we decide we want to try something new, the opportunity and fear of failure and rejection come knocking. Should we let them in? Heck yes. Should we let them stop us. Heck no. And that’s where great things happen. At the end of fear.

“The person who fails the most, wins.” -Seth Godin.

You know whats really cool about fear? It’s in our control. You get to decide whether you take advantage of this control or let that fear control you. This is what defines your path.

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10 Small YouTuber Growth Tips with Dan Currier – Creator Fundamentals

Creator Fundamentals, Dan Currier shares his Tips for Small Youtubers – 10 Small YouTuber Growth Tips // Grow on YouTube with these tips. Dan teams up with the Alan Spicer channel to get you started.

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1 – Sharing – Make sure when you are trying to grow on youtube that you to not spam your content and annoy people. There is always a right way and a wring way to share your content. Take part in the community and earn their trust before you start posting your content links.
2 – Heart Comments – Grow On YouTube by showing people you care about their comments. On the comment section of your videos you are able heart comments. This then send the comment owner a notification via email telling them you think their comment is special. This could win them back to your video for another view, comment or subscribe.
3 – Shout Outs – Everyone seems to think that to grow on YouTube you need to get a shout out from a huge YouTuber. This is a myth and in fact could set you back in the long run as you get subs that are their for the large creator and not you.
4 – Subtitles – Grow on YouTube by growing your audience base. Your channel will have a base of viewers that regularly watch your content. But if you check your demographics you might see a country that watches your content and might speak a different language. Add subtitles to help them read along.
5 – Link To Playlists – If you are already getting views on YouTube then you nee to grown on Youtube via playlists. When you share your video out, dont just share the video link, share the video linked in a playlist… you might get them to binge your content.
6 – Info Cards – Keep your audience engaged and hook them into your next video by prompting them with info cards. These are visible on YouTube mobile and can be a good way to reference other videos during a related video, or link to playlists.
7 – Build A Community – To grow on youtube you need to grow the community around you. The more people can find you the more likely they are to join your community and share you. Open a facebook group and grow it alongside your Youtube channel and use that to ask questions and involve your viewers.
8 – Live Streams – Engage your community by showing them your personality in a live stream. These can be much more humanising that the standard pre-recorded content you uploaded. Its a great way to give back to your audience, create quick content and maybe even make some money with Super Chat.
9 – Small Improvements – You will not be perfect on day one. The more you learn the more tweaks you can make and small improvements really do add up over time.
10 – YOU YOU YOU – Did you know that the best way to grow on youtube is to be direct and form a one on one connection with your viewers. The best way to do this is with YOU Language.
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HOW TO COLLABORATE ON YOUTUBE — HOW TO BECOME A YOUTUBER (EP 08)

How To Collaborate on YouTube – How To Become A YouTuber // Collaborations on YouTube are a sure fire way to grow your channel and make some new friends, but how do you collaborate on Youtube? What are collaboration videos? And what type of youtube collaboration videos could I make?

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