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
So if you want to get started with YouTube, especially as a gaming channel you might not want to spend a fortune on equipment just to try it out. I mean it’s the same with every hobby. You don’t start archery and buy the best bow on the market, but you don’t start with the cheapest toy either. In this guide, we will talk about some core factors of getting… Read More »Starting a Gaming Channel on a budget
Moin. When browsing YouTube, I find that a lot of good content has kinda mediocre thumbnails, and more often than not, gets very few views as a result of it. So, I wrote this guide to help you with them. Thumbnails, Titles and descriptions together work like a poster: The thumbnail there to grab your attention with its visuals first and foremost, the title is there to be interesting and… Read More »How to not fuck up your thumbnails – a YouTube Tutorial
The central question that leads to this guide is: “How do I get more views?” The short and simple answer: Optimize your videos for search engines. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is some kind of black magic that, when used correctly, makes your videos appear in the search results. It’s easy to learn but hard to master and requires constant research, adaptation and having a calendar on your mind. More on… Read More »Simple YouTube SEO for Gaming Channels