Staying indoors all day can be very dull and boring. For some people, tik tok is now their favorite pastime, for others it’s online shopping, but the majority turn to YouTube for entertainment when not taking online classes (schooling on line). The good thing about YouTube is that you can create your own channel and also start creating awesome content.
That being said, I’ve emailed successful YouTubers asking for advice on how to start a YouTube channel from home and was privileged to get a response from one of my Favorite YouTubers; Treasure Chris.
Treasure Chris has a successful YouTube channel that has over a thousand subscribers. She posts educational and lifestyle videos on YouTube and she has an amazing personality and good sense of humor. In his exact words:
Starting a YouTube channel on your own can be a bit tricky when it comes to getting creative ideas your audience wants to watch. Now, when you go a step further to start at home, where there is seemingly limited space to really explore your creativity; it could be a little intimidating.
However, this is actually very possible and actually has benefits. So here are some of the tips she offered:
1) Secure different shooting setups.
Since you’re limited to home shooting, it’s important to make sure the background of your videos is just as appealing as the video itself. Filming against a white wall can sometimes be good, but it can get boring for your audience, so change things up.
2) Secure good lighting.
As important as the background and the actual video content is, lightning is actually just as important because it can dramatically enhance your content and your visual, so if you don’t have the filming equipment like a ringlight for example , sit near a window.
3) Plan your video ideas.
Consistency is key on YouTube, so before starting your Youtube channel, it would be a good idea to plan the first videos you will shoot so that you don’t run out of ideas and start slacking off. But have fun with it.
4) Have fun and be creative.
Filming at home is actually very convenient, don’t you think? You have the luxury of time management, comfort and independence. So have fun, don’t limit yourself.
5) Interact with your audience.
One of the biggest benefits of starting a YouTube channel at home is that most of your videos would be sit down videos and most of the time videos like this are more talk and less action (sometimes) . Take the opportunity to connect with your growing audience, let them know you and find out what your channel is about.
6) Don’t limit yourself.
Besides “sitting” videos, there are tons of videos you can create that require movement and action, so check it out. Do some research, watch “video ideas” videos on Youtube. (Check my channel for one – Treasure Chris)
To finish, JUST BEGINNING, there really is no method for Youtube. You are going to determine your niche and you are going to find your target audience. So stop wasting time and guessing and BEGINNING CREATE CONTENTS.
If you want more tips on starting a Youtube channel, you can click this link to watch his video on the subject:
Don’t forget to subscribe to his YouTube channel @Treasure chris for more educational, entertaining and amazing videos.
You can also follow her on Instagram via this link.
Another YouTuber named Anne long made a video on how to start a successful YouTube channel and grow it in 2020. She really focused on some very important but underrated tips like working on your thumbnails and the need for in-depth video editing . You can watch his YouTube video here;
Also, here are some of my (additional) personal tips
8. Don’t join YouTube for the money
A lot of people tend to join YouTube because they hear it’s a good source of income and while that might be true, it’s also very unsustainable. YouTube, like any other social media platform, is not stable. People can go from loving you in one minute to hating you in another, so when listing reasons why you want to join YouTube content creation company, please check the money aspect in the list.
9. Don’t worry about numbers
Another tip, especially for new YouTubers, is to not stress about how many views or likes you have. When I first started posting videos I was always thinking “this video is sure to go viral” and I would end up being disappointed because it didn’t. Sometimes the videos we expect to do well on our channel may not perform well and the ones we least expect to do well may end up blowing up. All I’m trying to say is don’t spend too much time worrying about getting views and subscribers. Stay consistent and the numbers will gradually increase.
10. Promote your videos on other social networks
It’s very hard for people to find your videos on YouTube, especially if you’re just starting out. Therefore, you need to promote your videos on your other social networks. Share your YouTube video links on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even instant chat. DM your friends and family members and tell them to watch and also share it with their friends and family members. Remember, nobody knows you on YouTube, so to get noticed, you need to promote your videos.
And finally, as Treasure said, JUST START. Start with what you have. Don’t hesitate because you don’t have a camera or you don’t have a professional video editing application. Many YouTubers started with their phone, so stop procrastinating and get started. Hope you found these tips helpful, leave a comment if you have any questions.