I started with Sony Vegas, and now I am using Premiere Pro.What do you guys use for editing software?
Some friends and I were thinking about starting a channel to share our racing activities, but none of us have any video editing experience.
Yeah, I think you're right on the 4,000 hours.I believe the 4000 hours has to be within a 12 month period too
Watch time is huge. Not only do the longer videos allow for more ads (8 minutes min is a key number now) but I believe it makes a difference to the youtube algorithms. YT is more likely to push a video that has several minutes of watch time vs one that is only 20 seconds long.
I wish there was more control over how YT kicks out your videos. In my experience I've found that YT will keep my reach/impressions about the same, regardless if I upload new videos. It seems like they will reduce the impressions of other videos to balance for the new impressions I get from a recent upload. That is frustrating. If you are fortunate to strike big on 1 or 2 videos, then you will get the subscribers which will greatly increase your views within the first 24 hrs of posting a video, which I think can help trigger YT to suggest it to others.
To make $1,000 per month, I think you'd need roughly 10,000 subscribers. Lots of other variables, and that's a SWAG on my part.What would it take to make say 1000 or 2 a month?
Need to supplement income and considered this but dont want to make it my entire life
responding to people...not on FB or any social media. Guess it would help
As a watcher...major turnoffs.
Super long vids 20, 30 min sorry. Especially when 90 percent of it is irrelevant filler...someone filming themsevlves yapping away, just irrelevant stuff. Get the friggin point!!
THumbnails....make sure its in the vid
Womens....sex sells just the way it is. Get one in there at some point can be totally tasteful
One channel just films this guys wife doing stuff around the house..she hot and its family friendly I bet they make a fortune. Guys subscribe just to make a comment...and get a response.
I like watching stuff that isnt a repeat of a million repeat like vids. Make yours a little different
Fact filled vids that are no more than 10-12min long I may take a look at. But jabbering..nope
One thing I heard a lot about when I was doing initial research was audio quality. Folks will apparently put up with grainy video a lot more than they'll tolerate lousy audio. I use a lavalier mic that's connected via wire to the camera. It's inexpensive, simple, and great sound quality, but I really need to step up to a wireless mic at some point.I have a real nice Nikon DSLR but dont really want to bring it to the shop and get it filthy The only issue I have with my phone is the audio stinks. Might have to try an external mic.
Final cut is way beyond necessary for what I do currently, but amazing in what it can do.I'm using Final Cut Pro. I know enough to be dangerous, and it's not terribly difficult to learn the basics.
Good point on showing some different scenes when I'm talking about something.Final cut is way beyond necessary for what I do currently, but amazing in what it can do.
I watched some of your vids. I like your on-screen presence. Audio and picture quality is very good. In the beginning of the dually vid where you're standing there talking, you could cut away from that visual and insert multiple varying video clips of the truck as you're describing it. Maybe a side shot, interior shot and driving shot all while your narration continues. That's just a humble suggestion to help keep the viewer's interest.
There are a few commenters in this thread that imo and experience are just wrong with their assessments. Be careful who you listen to. Also, in all the years I've been doing this, only the last 5 were successful to the point of monthly pay checks (deposits). It started out slow and then bam it just started climbing. Just before Covid I was $1000-$1300 per month but that dropped off as cars shows and events cancelled because I couldn't keep uploading. It's recovering this year and my last 2 payment were good. Subscriber numbers help springboard your new content but it's not something that can be used to assess earnings for all channels. There are way too many variables involved.
Good point on the thumbnails. I recently changed all of them; had the background in coral red and the text in white and it just didn't show up as well as good old black and white. Next time I do a thumbnail overhaul (just takes a few minutes for each one) I'll try to cut down on the amount of text.Good job on continuing to work on it. I checked out the page and one thing I noticed about the thumbnails is I feel you have too many words on them. Some of them have around 20 words. If you can keep that down to around 5, I believe it would be more effective. Short, Sweet, and obviously needs to grab a viewers attention.
I think the videos are relatively consistent. 100-200 variance in views wouldn't be enough to consider it a flop or success at this point IMO. In any case, it's bound to happen and a lot that is out of your control. Everyone have videos they are really proud of, and it tanks on Youtube, and then some so often some nonsense clip will take off.
Keep it up.
You really don't need to do it full-time. I have a full-time job but I'm able to wrench on weekends and days off and edit on weeknights. FYI - for a 20 - 30 minute video, I may spend a full weekend wrenching and 5 or so hours editing.Can I ask roughly what that # of subscribers/views can net someone per month?
Thought about doing a channel or two but with no experience, a gopro dont think people would dig it.
To make it count, seems its a full time thing for most. I hear if you link everything to a FB, IG, tiktok account that helps? have no intention of ever joining so what would work against the goal perhaps?
Literally dont have time for the phone beeping all the time, texting etc. No desire
If it helps...minimal talking, no goofy music and a limit of 10 mayb 12 min tops can sway me to maybe watch. These vids where its an hour...only a minute of content related to the title and filled with ..unrelated stuff I wont watch