YouTube is the second largest search engine - and the number one place for other creators to get insights, tips, and in-depth reviews on, well, content creation. When they aren’t uploading their videos, influencers are turning to other YouTubers for advice on pretty much everything and anything - how to create an engaging thumbnail, what’s the best editing software, and even how to land your first brand sponsorship.
There is an abundance of options, so we decided to narrow it down for you - to give you a starting point if you will. So, what are you about to search for on YouTube?
There’s a big difference between watching videos on YouTube and creating videos for YouTube, but for those looking to make that transition, where do you even start? Think Media has got you covered - their channel has tons of short and to-the-point videos for every subject you can think of. They cover how to create a banner for your channel, how to make an introduction for your videos, and even what things you should keep in mind when naming your channel. Once you’ve gotten started with the content creation, Think Media also delves into the topic of increasing your views, all with the help of keyword research.
Think Media has taken his helpful tips and tricks one step further by making sure his sponsorships align seamlessly with his content. This creator has partnered up with VidIQ - a browser extension that aims to improve your YouTube channel with the help of keyword, title, and description recommendations - over 10 times.
Is it really possible to grow on YouTube in 2022? How long will it really take for me to start getting monetized? These are all questions that Ryan strives to answer in his videos where he covers a range of topics, from how to be consistent with your uploading schedule to how smaller YouTubers make money. I guarantee Ryan Walsh’s videos will leave you feeling motivated and hopeful that creating content on YouTube is the right move for you.
Looking for a channel that will help you understand how to work with all kinds of video applications, like Zoom, GoPro, iMovie, and more? Well, then Meredith’s channel is perfect for you. Meredith has been on YouTube for the past 7 years, creating content about how to conquer your content creation. If you’re just starting out or want to branch out to different software, Meredith has in-depth tutorials filled with all of her hacks and shortcuts. For example, Meredith has a tutorial filled with all the basics that you need to know to get started with iMovie.
You’ve decided to start making videos on YouTube, but you’re not exactly sure where to start. where can you get royalty-free music? What’s Final Cut Pro, and how do you use it? Justin Brown wants to be the one who helps you answer these questions, and maybe answer questions you didn’t even know you had! Justin also makes sure to give recommendations specific to what computer or device you’re working on, so you won’t have to feel like you have to go out and buy an entirely new set of electronics just to be able to learn from him.
If you’re going to learn how to make better thumbnails, you’re going to want to do it from somebody who also has some killer thumbnails, and Film Booth is that channel. Film Booth is all about helping YouTubers level up their YouTube content and strategy, and thumbnails are just one part of that. Film Booth has created a handful of videos about topics like how to make thumbnails that stand out in searches, as well as what other successful YouTubers are doing that make their thumbnails work so well.
Channel Makers is regularly receiving hundreds of thousands of views on their videos, so they must be doing something right with their thumbnails. Thankfully, they delve into exactly what their thumbnail tactics are, as well as what other YouTubers are doing on the platform that seems to be working. Their videos are incredibly thorough and researched, as they often go over hundreds of thumbnails before filming their videos, just to prove that their hypothesis about thumbnail tactics really work.
Being charismatic doesn’t come easy to everybody, but there’s nowhere that says you can’t change that! Charisma on Command is here to help you learn how to be more confident, how to make people laugh, and how to be more likable - traits that will take the content that you make to the next level while enhancing your connection with your viewers. The channel delves into studying our favorite actors and internet personalities to try to understand how they succeeded at being effortlessly confident, extremely likable, and, well, incredibly successful.
The way you feel about yourself is the way your viewers will feel while watching your videos, which is why it’s important to feel cool, calm, and collected behind the camera. Lana often shares videos all about what she does in her own life to cultivate her confidence. You’re sure to pick up a tip or two from Lana, even if that’s something small, like getting a haircut that you love.
When it comes to YouTube 101, surprisingly learning the do’s and don’ts about on-screen confidence is pretty low on the priority list. However, Lana emphasizes the importance of keeping your mind open to different topics and learning new tools through her sponsorship with Skillshare - an online learning community that offers hundreds of courses on pretty much anything and everything.
The travel videos you see on YouTube often look like full-length feature films. These videos that are shot around the world have incredible scenery snapshots, drone shots, and to top it all off, the coloring of all the clips is breathtaking! But how do these travel vloggers manage to create such amazing videos, usually with limited supplies? Well, Laura is here to share all her secrets.
Laura has been making travel-related content for about 7 years and has traveled all around the world. Her videos regularly receive thousands of views, and she also regularly shares her editing tips. Lucky for us!
Justin Odisho and Adobe Premiere Pro go together like peanut butter and jelly. Justin has tutorials for every possible feature in the software, which will undoubtedly take your videos to the next level. From more beginner features, like video transitions, to more advanced features, like a cinematic speed recap sequence, Justin is the best teacher you could possibly ask for.
Vanessa Lau has created an entire (7-figure!) company that’s dedicated to helping content creators and those escaping the corporate world to expand their reach and build successful businesses using social media. Her business comes from her own experiences after she quit her job at a Fortune 500 company. While working as a barista, Vanessa started sharing social media strategies online and quickly gained popularity on the internet. After a while, Vanessa began offering online services and digital courses.
On her YouTube channel, Vanessa delves into what it was like quitting her corporate job, how she runs her business, and how she succeeded in creating an online presence on all the different social media platforms.
Have you ever wondered what another YouTuber’s analytics look like? How many followers are they gaining each month, and how much money they are making from each video they post? Well, lucky for us, Cathrin Manning, a lifestyle content creator, is keen on not only sharing major YouTube tips and tricks, but also breaks down her analytics from each month. For content creators that are looking for a way to understand what all the numbers mean and have more of a baseline as to what is considered ‘normal’, Cathrin’s channel is perfect for you.
With his understanding of video marketing and content strategy, Roberto Blake was able to grow his YouTube channel to over 500k subscribers. Roberto has created over 1200 educational videos focusing on social media, personal branding, and online business. Roberto is not keeping anything away from his viewers - he goes into detail about exactly how he spends his income as a full-time content creator, as well as the steps you need to go through in order to start receiving brand deals on social media. In other words, Roberto is the perfect contender for your new guru for all things about online content.
As part of his transparent nature, Roberto also partners up with brands that work to empower content creators. Roberto has partnered up a number of times with Storyblocks, a site that provides you with access to a library of over a million royalty-free footage, music, and photo assets. Roberto has also worked twice with Creative Juice, a banking application that was built especially for content creators.
YouTube Creators is a channel made by YouTube themselves for… you guessed it, other creators! Being an official YouTube channel, you know that whatever information they are providing about analytics and trends is reliable and accurate.
The channel also regularly features other popular creators from all different kinds of niches. Each creator talks about their journey on YouTube and how it became their full-time job. This channel is full to the brim with tips and tricks for every aspect of YouTube, from full-length videos to their newest feature, Shorts.
These channels are just the tip of the iceberg - the world of YouTube is filled with creators eager to help you with your content creation, planning, budgeting, and more. If you have any questions about content creation, get in touch today to find out how can we help you out!