How to Make Your First YouTube Video?
The firsts are always scary and memorable. The fear of failure and not being up to the mark makes you reluctant to do something for the first time. This fear takes away lots of opportunities from you, and you don’t even realize what you are missing out on just because of a single weak moment.
When you think about making a YouTube video, a lot of thoughts cloud your mind. How am I going to make one? Will it be successful?
Am I making a fool out of myself? What happens if it fails to gather engagement? These thoughts scare you, and you take a step backward.
If you don’t do it, you won’t know what will happen. This article gives you the best ideas for making that impressive first YouTube video for your channel and how to bring your videos to the trending list.
What was the first YouTube video ever?
Do you know what the first YouTube video ever was? It’s hard to believe, but the first video on YouTube was about 18 seconds long and was about a zoo and elephants, and about someone being called “me” at the zoo uploaded on April 23, 2005.
The first YouTube video was named ‘Me at the Zoo’ by the YouTube co-founder, Jawed Karim. Film crews did not support the video. There was no video editor and no fancy stuff. It was a simple 18-second video where a guy talked about the San Diego zoo.
Since then, many kinds of videos have been published on YouTube. People from various parts of the world have been using YouTube to grow careers, video production, entertainment, and create unique content from content creators.
How to make your video a trending one?
Everybody wants to see their YouTube video on the trending list. It’s not that easy, though. Your first YouTube video or playlist will have little or no chance of making it to the trending list. But once you become a pro at it, your videos can reach the trending list, too.
For those of you making YouTube videos as part of a marketing strategy, you need to make sure your videos trend so that you can take advantage of monetization, creating a brand image and reputation, and gaining a bigger audience. There’s no point in making videos if you’re not aiming for the trend list.
It is vital to have a marketing strategy and some luck to have your video on the trending list. For your videos to succeed, you need to have a well-developed YouTube channel, make longer and relevant content, and post videos regularly. If all this is covered, your videos have a high chance of getting viral.
What are the 6 Ways to Make Your YouTube Video Trend?
To make your video reach the trend list, it is essential to follow the below-mentioned steps:
Create long-form video content: The length of the video is linked to the view session duration. There are more chances of an 8-10 minute video being successful than shorter ones. However, your content should be interesting enough to keep viewers hooked.
Promote your video quickly: Your video should reach the maximum number of people in the first 48 hours. Make sure you massively promote your video in the first three days.
Use an engaging thumbnail: The video’s thumbnail should be exciting and relevant to the content to attract an audience.
Optimize Metadata for better search and visibility: The description of your video needs to be optimized. You need to add the relevant tags, add an interesting description of what the video is about, so people are attracted to watching it.
Be consistent: Post videos frequently on your channel as viewers are likely to look for more content from the same track if they find even one of the videos appealing.
How to make your first video on YouTube?
Before entering the YouTube world, you first need to ask yourself why you want to be on YouTube. There could be several reasons: you might like to gain new business opportunities, express yourself, tell your story, or connect with the creative community.
The first YouTube video is an introduction to your channel, so the video should be engaging.
What setup and style to use?
So, how to make your first video on YouTube successful? Before publishing your first YouTube video, you should decide which setup and style would be perfect for your video. For this, firstly, you should explore YouTube and see what’s trending and what’s not. Visit your favorite channels to see how well their videos are doing and the context of their videos.
Some of the types of videos commonly published are:
Vlog: These are candid videos in which people share their experiences. E.g., some influencer shares his lifestyle or shows his house around.
Birds-eye-view: If you want to publish a tutorial video of something you are passionate about, such as sketching or painting, you can place your camera on a tripod to provide a complete view to the audience of what you’re working on.
Screen videos: In this type of video, you record your screen and let people know of your digital work.
Skit: This is a type of screenplay. If you have a story to tell your audience, you can prepare a performance and act it out. Set your camera at a place where your setting is entirely visible. These are known as long, or the audience can see medium-shot videos as more of your surroundings.
Combination: You can easily switch from one type of shot to another as per your content requirement.
Before finalizing your first YouTube video, you need a script. If you are planning to switch between shots, you can prepare a storyboard.
Think of the concept, the setting, and the people involved. Keep your video short and crisp. Talk to the point, and do not drag. This is one of the critical mistakes that YouTubers usually make. They take a lot of time before coming to an end.
The first few minutes are crucial in attracting an audience. If they find the video boring, they’ll leave.
The first YouTube video is never the best and is neither that important. It’s the second video that counts. When you make the first video, you learn new skills to help you in your later videos further. You get to know what impresses the audience and what doesn’t.
You might gain some followers and people who subscribe to your channel, who might love your next video and help you achieve more engagement on social media.
Even the most popular YouTube channel does not have a fantastic first YouTube video. So don’t worry if things don’t go well.
The moment you have published your first video, you can work on a better second video. Just don’t wait for the perfect timing and perfect concept. Do it!
Disclaimer: This article is the author’s personal opinion, which may differ from the “official” statements or facts. Content from this article was sourced from Youtube and other helpful internet sites.
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