I don’t know about you, but I have consumed a lot of information over the years on getting traffic from YouTube, and it LOOKS really hard.
There’s just so much you have to know, and so many technical skills you have to have, and all this equipment, and a great place to shoot videos, and on and on and on.
It’s enough to make your brain melt out of your ears from information overload!
I truly thought it would be hard until I just started actually DOING it.
Here’s the deal…
You don’t have to have a bunch of expensive equipment to get started.
All that stuff about lighting, big expensive cameras, a “cool” looking space to shoot your videos, and all that stuff is important, and your videos WILL be better, but when you’re just starting out all you need to do is pay attention to the light you’re in and use your cell phone to shoot the videos.
You can shoot great videos with a cell phone, and a cheap video editing app.
As time goes on, you will get the “cool video” stuff down, and that’s when you start upgrading to better equipment and software. You don’t have to have it ALL to get started though.
Here’s a few tips for getting started easily with your video creation…
If you’re at home you can shoot your videos in a well lit room. Just walk around doing a practice video until you find a spot that doesn’t throw shadows on you.
Or if you can find natural light by a window that’s even better. You’ll find that certain times of the day are better than others for good lighting. Test this at different times of the day.
Once you find a good spot and the right time of day to record in, you can use your cell phone and a tripod or “selfie stick” for it to hold it steady. Don’t be a “shaky” video creator. 🙂
That’s it… Just start there.
Now here is where your focus needs to be when you get started. These things are the MOST important parts of using YouTube for traffic…
1. Having a great looking channel that is optimized for your audience.
2. Knowing what videos your audience wants to view.
3. Knowing how to make sure your videos are optimized so that your audience finds them when searching on YouTube.
These are the things you need to focus on learning if you’re just getting started.
You don’t have to be AWESOME to get started, you just need to start learning and using the the three things I just listed. Those are the real keys to success with getting traffic from YouTube.
Once you’ve done 10-20 videos then you can start upping your video game. Invest in a few pieces of equipment, find a great video editing software, and start making your videos better.
Every time you do a video, or educate yourself about making better videos, you’re going to get better and better at it, but pay attention to the things that matter the most to get you started.
Simply put… Stop trying to be awesome on YouTube, for now. 🙂
If you’d like to learn everything you need to know to start getting traffic with YouTube, I highly recommend that you go through the YouTube Traffic Takeover Workshop at https://www.LearningIM.com/youtube-traffic-takeover-workshop
You’ll learn all about video creation, building your YouTube channel, optimizing your videos so they actually get you traffic, and so much more. Grab your spot at https://www.LearningIM.com/youtube-traffic-takeover-workshop