So you are thinking about becoming a YouTuber, but you aren’t sure if it’s the right thing for you. It sounds like a lot of work and it can be, but there are far more benefits to starting a YouTube channel than you may realize.
Sharpen Your Teaching Skills
If you have ever thought about what it is like to be a teacher, the YouTube platform provides creators with the opportunity to create educational content. Crafters, DIYers, programmers, bakers, candlestick makers and dancers can create channels to teach their skills to an eager audience.
Recent events have shown a rise in people turning to online education. In fact, 86% of YouTube viewers say they watch videos to learn new things. With over 2 billion videos watched each day, there are over 1,720,000,000 people on YouTube watching educational videos.
Let’s You Connect With Your Audience
You might think you are the only person in the world who is passionate about baking with pineapples, but start a YouTube channel on the subject and you will discover people who are just as passionate as yourself.
Being a YouTuber allows you to connect with people who have the same or similar interests as you. So if you are into dancing just as we are, YouTube can you help you gather like-minded individuals around what you do. You can message your audience, set up a live stream, and connect off the platform.
Collaborations are big among new and established YouTubers, so if you are busy baking with pineapples, you might want to connect with a chocolatier. A collaborated video on making a chocolate pineapple cake would bring both audiences together and give you a larger reach than you had before. The same is true with dancing, however it provides even more opportunities for collaboration than any other niche: choreographies, challenges, workshops, events, flashmobs etc.
You Get To Prove Your Skills
One often overlooked benefit of becoming a YouTuber is that it is a way to prove your skills.
You see this with computer programmers who create educational videos about programming. The videos can be listed on a resume and give employers further proof of skills.
Artists also use this benefit by filming themselves creating their artwork. Their videos show the skill that goes into making their art. If someone wants to follow along and create a masterpiece, that is great. But most viewers will be more interested in learning where they can buy the artwork online because they do not have the same skillset as the artist and they can see the proof that skill is needed to complete the project.
For us dancers pretty much any choreography video is the proof of our skills, so why even doubt it?
Creating review videos is nothing like writing a book report in grade school. Successful review channels get free products, unbox the items on camera, and test the items out for all to see. The good and bad are included in these types of videos, as well as a very honest opinion.
Getting free products to review for your channel is one of the advantages of running a review or niche channel.
Earn Some Side Cash
A YouTuber with 500 to 5,000 subscribers earn on average $315 per posted video. YouTubers with over 500k+ followers average at $3,857 per posted video. This shows that it is possible to earn some cash making videos.
But don’t expect to land a windfall of cash right away. Currently, a YouTube channel needs to have a minimum of 1,000 subscribers and at least 4,000 hours of watch time over the previous 12 months to sign up for built-in monetization.
To become an influencer and generate income by giving product and service recommendations within your videos, you may need to reach a 5k subscription level before advertisers will seriously consider you.
So don’t give up your day job right away. Instead, spend your free time building great content that will attract new subscribers.
Top 5 Highest Earning Channels In 2019
- Ryan’s World at 26 million
- Dude Perfect at 20 million
- Like Nastya at 18 million
- Good Mythical Morning at 17.5 million
- Jeffree Star at 17 million
Forces You To Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
Getting in front of a camera is a horrifying proposition to many people, and creating a YouTube channel will definitely force you to step out of your comfort zone.
You probably don’t want to hear this but this is great news. A Yale study shows that our brains only learn when we push ourselves out of our comfort zone. On the other hand, our brains can become stagnant when we feel comfortable and stable.
So forcing yourself to get in front of the camera or to narrate a video or do a dance improvisation is a learning experience that improves our brainpower.
Sense of Accomplishment
Creating original videos, posting them on YouTube, and getting that first positive response will give you a sense of accomplishment that you might not have felt before.
After all, you are in control over the look, feel, and content of your video. Not anyone else. Posting it is a proud moment and an accomplishment worth patting yourself on the back for. And when you are done with that, it will be time to sit down and start planning out your next video, because once you start you will not want to stop.
Start & Grow a Dance Youtube Channel Tips by Yasmin Dan
Here is a quick video by Yasmin Dan with some great tips on how to start and grow your dance Youtube channel that will give you even more insight on music copyright, editing, collaborations etc.
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