If you just received your fist strike on YouTube, your first course of action should be to calm down. Do not delete any videos. You are in an uncomfortable situation, yes. But you aren’t lost, and there is plenty of time to fix the situation. Now, let’s understand the situation: Is it a community guideline or a copyright strike? YouTube has two strike systems. The community guideline strike system counts… Read More »I got a strike. What now?
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Making thumbnails can be difficult and frustrating. Even if you have the technical skills to make them pretty, they still might not work out and get abysmal click-through rates. So why is that? Well, that’s what this YouTube thumbnail tutorial is about. It’s a bit theoretical, but you should get a fundamental understanding on the “why”. To figure this out, we must first think about a potential viewer browsing the… Read More »How to get clicks on YouTube thumbnails: The AIDA model
When talking about taking streaming or content creation in general to the next level upgrading audio equipment is one of the first things to do. For reference on what might be a good fit for you, have a look at our audio guide to happiness. In this review/ guide we will talk about one possible one-stop-shop solution that might be interesting to you. First of all, I have to disclose:… Read More »AVerMedia NEXUS AX310 & Streamer MIC 330 – Review
Moin. If wielded well, social media can be a powerful tool. It can reach new audiences, boost your old videos, and might even make your video go viral. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s first start with what doesn’t work. We’ll get to what works later, down to the strategy for each section. 3 Ways that DON’T work Relying on just Automation. You can easily run a social… Read More »How to use Social Media to grow your YouTube Channel
You are a creator and a company wants to work with you.Great! Don’t undersell yourself. Even if you think you don’t have any value yet because you’re just a small channel, you probably have more going for you than you realize, namely production cost and market value. Production costs ‘Production costs’ can be divided into: Material costDid you have expenses such as music licenses or did you buy a game? Did… Read More »Let’s talk about money & sponsorships!
Audio is the most important part to get right of a video. This may be counterintuitive at first – it ought to be the actual visual part (ie, the video), right? – but: A lot of viewers watch your content on mobile, and on mobile phones, 480p often is clear enough, especially if you are on mobile data. This guide is mostly a beginner’s guide, so it just goes over… Read More »The Audio Guide to Happiness, or: How to make your Streams & Videos sound good
Today we’ll be talking about mobile production for YouTube and YouTube Live. This will be a broader approach to mobile production but we’ll go into more gaming-specific details further down the article, so bear with me. Most of us in 2020 have a smartphone ready to use at all times, so making content isn’t limited to sets and recording rooms anymore. For almost 4 years now, mobile production has been… Read More »Mobile Producion for Everyone
We often see small YouTubers, especially of the gaming variety, talk about “The Grind”. With the idea being that there is a period in the beginning of having a channel where you just need to make videos consistently. And after an undetermined amount of time, YouTube will pick up your videos, recommend them to everyone, and then you’ll become famous. At its core, this strategy has some merit: You gotta… Read More »Why Grinding is bad for you
This guide is about the thing that makes copy-pasting stuff from the internet difficult, known as copyright. I called this guide the “fuck copyright” guide because of the immense frustrations that build up trying to deal with it. I’m not a lawyer, so I can’t actually give you legal advice. I’ve just had several painful experiences over the past 10 years or so. So here’s some rules of thumb when dealing… Read More »The “Fuck Copyright” guide: How to legally use things in your videos that other people made