Youtube – 8 Tips on Making Your Videos

 Youtube – 8 Tips on Making Your Videos

Youtube - 8 Tips to Making Your Youtube Video

     Youtube is one of the 6 most popular social media sites on the web today. (the other 5 being Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ and Pinterest, in no specific order.) Simply put, Youtube is a platform that allows people to showcase their own made videos in their own personal channels. What sets Youtube aside form the rest is that viewers can see, hear and get to know the makers of the videos. It gives people a certain depth that writing or pictures just can’t convey.

If you’re like me and have your own Youtube channel, you may want to read the list I have compiled of tips of what to do when it comes to Youtube and making videos. Now, I know I am no expert, they are just some things that I have learned along the way. Of course, theses are not mandatory, or things you need to do; they are just merely suggestions.

Youtube - 8 Tips to Making Your Youtube Video

Please read on and enjoy:

  • Your Youtube channel is your brand – (if you’re a marketer). Your channel should match your blog, your social media personality etc. Be congruent throughout your social media platforms because you want people to recognize and get to know you.
  •  Use keywords in:

your title

your description

your tags when at all possible, or if you’re into SEO.    *Remember: Google owns Youtube!

  •  Relate your videos to current trends in the industry. People get to know you and what you produce. They’ll know where to go for the information they want. Be current and stay up with the trends.
  •  Embed your web address in the video & in the description – when writing the description, put your web address first. If applicable, add any other important links in the description also.
  •  Leave comments & video comments on videos on other peoples in the industry. You may get more views and subscribers by doing so.
  •  Post & syndicate your links on your social media channels – Once you have your video recorded, edited, uploaded and complete in Youtube, be sure that you share the link on your social media sites. No spamming…just simple common sense shares when/ where it applies to your audience.
  • Be yourself! – This is a very important one. If you don’t use big or fancy words in your every day life, then don’t use them in your video. The same goes with your attire. Wear a suit and tie regularly?, then don’t do it for your videos. You may come off being fake, or trying to be someone you really aren’t. People want to trust and like you, so don’t try to fool them.
  • Location, location, location – It is good to use different locations, shots or points of view for your videos. Of course, you’ll need to work with what you’ve got! It just gives people variety. When you shoot outside though, you have more to deal with interruptions like the wind, noisy people in the background and and more.

Youtube - 8 Tips to Making your Youtube Video

These  are just some tips to keep in mind when making your videos. The main thing is to have fun!

 

Jodene Brown

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7 Responses to Youtube – 8 Tips on Making Your Videos

  1. Hi Jodene – Thanks for these excellent suggestions for YouTube videos. I didn’t realize that we could put our web address in the description. That is brilliant! I think I’m doing everything else. Onward! Deanna

    • jodene says:

      Sounds like you’re rocking your channel! I always put my link (the full address: http://www. ) first! That’s all I put on the first line, then I follow thorough with my description. Thank you for your comment.

  2. Hey Jodene, like the list of ideas you have here! I especially like Share on other social media sites and comment on other videos. Thanks all good ideas and will be putting them into practice. Best Regards, Wendy
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  3. Mike says:

    Lots of great tips here. The biggest being shooting videos in different environments and most importantly, have FUN!!!!! 🙂
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