This week I was fortunate enough to attend a Youtube Creator Day. It’s a free workshop run by Changer Studios, in collaboration with advancequeensland. It was an awesome event that really inspired me to get back into filming/YouTube. So I thought I would share with you my favourite tips that I learnt and will be implementing into my channel 🙂
7 to 12 minutes is a sweet spot for video watch time. Of course, video styles like vlogs are usually a bit longer, but for most styles, this time frame will work. It will help to keep your viewers engaged and improve your watch time.
Most successful YouTubers are successful because they find a successful video format and stick with it. This also makes their videos more unique and distinctive to their channel. For example, most beauty gurus use bright coloured backgrounds and film more sit down style videos. Whereas vloggers like Casey Niestat use film to tell a story, all of his videos have a meaning behind them. So find a style you love and stick to it! Because if your constantly changing your format, it could begin to confuse your subscribers over time.
As soon as you start your outro people usually click off your video (you may even do it yourself without noticing) So try to give your viewers a reason to stay till the very end, whether that’s keeping all of your announcements until the end of your video or putting your end card over you talking.
When tagging your videos, use the first 10 – 12 tags for words relevant to the specific video you’ve filmed. And the last 3-4 tags be ones you consistently use for any videos in that niche or series.
Put all of your best videos or ones that define your channels niche into a playlist. And set it as your official series playlists, this will help YouTube to understand what your channel is about and improve your chances of ending up in people’s recommendations.
I hope these tips were helpful for any of you interested in starting a channel of that already have one. Full credit for these tips go to Changer Studios, If you live in the Queensland area I’d definitely recommend going to a creator day! There are so many more awesome things you can learn from the workshop. If you want to know more check out Changer Studios here or @changerstudios. I know I can’t wait to attend the Master Class in a few months! 🙂
– Who is your favourite YouTuber and why do they inspire you? Comment down below, I’d love to know! xx