5 Things I have Learned Doing A YouTube Channel

I am amazed at how my channel continues to grow. I would like to share what I have learned.
First, let up with what Most Creators learned on YouTube, I prompted AI to create a list:
Becoming a successful YouTube content creator involves more than just uploading videos. Here are five essential lessons that most YouTubers learn on their journey:

  1. Pick a Niche and Focus on It:

    • Choose a niche you’re passionate about. Whether it’s cooking, fashion, beauty, or daily vlogs, clearly focusing helps attract the right audience.
    • Consistency within your chosen niche is crucial. Regularly create content that aligns with your niche to build a loyal following.
  2. Define Your Channel’s Goals:

    • Clarify your objectives: Are you here to teach, entertain, or help? Knowing your channel’s purpose guides your content creation.
    • Understand your audience: Tailor your videos to meet their needs. Provide value, solve problems, or entertain them consistently.
  3. Brainstorm Ideas and Create a Content Schedule:

    • Generate a list of video ideas: Brainstorm topics related to your niche. Having a backlog of ideas ensures a steady flow of content.
    • Plan a content calendar: Consistency matters. Set a schedule for uploading videos. It saves time and keeps your audience engaged.
  4. Learn from Your First Video:

    • Upload your debut video: Dive in and create your first piece of content. Don’t wait for perfection; learn as you go.
    • Analyze performance: Monitor views, comments, and feedback. Understand what resonates with your audience and adjust accordingly.
  5. Quality Over Quantity:

    • Prioritize quality: High-quality videos leave a lasting impression. Invest time in editing, storytelling, and engaging visuals.
    • Engage with your community: Respond to comments, build relationships, and foster a loyal audience.

Everything listed is solid advice. 

Here is my list:

For me, my YouTube journey started out with just creating videos of already-written patterns. It eventually led to creating content for the yarn community.  So I learned that my channel is evolving.

I knew from the beginning that it is rare to have instant success, it takes time to grow a channel.

Create content that people will still watch years from now. My tutorials and yarn videos are still being watched

I also learned that the YouTube yarn community is awesome. For some creators, the goal is to connect with other people over making money. I try to Interact with other creators and reply to comments.

Keep learning, this could include anything from video quality, and equipment used, to what is trending. I know I still have a lot to learn.

It will take up time and energy. I learned that it could affect mental health. YouTube should be fun and not cause additional stress and anxiety.

So my final advice to anyone who wants to start a channel is to just create a video and learn from there. It is also o.k. to just use your smartphone. I am surprised at how well the video quality is. even the audio is o.k. 

So that is what I am learning from YouTube, I am also thinking it is the same for blogging. Moving forward I might look for a blogging community, which is what I am missing.

Related posts:

Ribbed Slipper Video Tutorial (treasuresmadefromyarn.com)

My Video Set Up (treasuresmadefromyarn.com)   (has not changed that much)

Some Recent Videos I Have Up (treasuresmadefromyarn.com)

Reached 1000 Subscribers on YouTube (treasuresmadefromyarn.com)

My First Video Tutorial! (treasuresmadefromyarn.com)

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