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How to Make Your First YouTube Video

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Do you have a great idea for a video you want to release on Youtube? Can you already see yourself raking in the cash as a result?

You’re probably wondering how to make your first YouTube video.

The great news is that creating a video as part of your efforts to monetize a YouTube channel isn’t complicated. Here’s a rundown on how to create your first YouTube video to generate a little extra income.

Determine the Purpose of Your First YouTube Video

Before you start recording, you’ll need to figure out why you’re creating a YouTube video.

For instance, you may be trying to create an educational video, where you’re teaching a concept, idea, or skill.

Alternatively, you might want to create an engaging video, where you’ll create content that will spark viewers’ emotional reactions (for example, shares, comments, or likes).

Finally, you may want to create a video to bring a cause or problem to people’s attention.

Once you solidify your “why,” you can solidify your “how” through a strong actionable plan.

The plan should include things like who your target audience will be and if you need to write a script before shooting the video. Also, where will you shoot the video, and what is the video’s target length?

Your advanced planning will help to make your recording experience as smooth as possible.

Secure Your Recording Equipment and Stage

Next, you’ll need to secure several important items for making your video happen.

These items include your cell phone, microphone, memory cards, artificial or natural lighting, and editing software.

Next, you’ll have to prepare the area where you’ll be shooting your video so that the video looks as professional as possible.

Then, it’s time to push “record.”

Edit Your Video

You’ve shot your video and feel relatively good about it. What now?

Now, you need to edit what you’ve recorded.

For instance, you can use a free video trimmer to cut your video down to the perfect length.

You can also use software to clean up your recording mistakes and perfect your work before you post your video online.

Put your takes or scenes in the proper order. Also, you can synchronize your video’s sound, add outros and intros, and remove unneeded footage. If your video goes viral, you can even post the outtakes in a separate video!

In no time, you’ll be ready to generate money from your video on YouTube.

How We Can Help

In addition to showing you how to successfully make your first YouTube video, we offer several other tips related to business and technology.

For example, you can learn how the monetization of mobile apps works or find out how to boost engagement with users on social media sites like Instagram.

Check out the rest of our site to learn how to make the most of today’s cutting-edge technology and boost your bottom line.

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