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Anatomy of a Successful Youtube Video


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Kind of celebrating, but not really…This video has now had 100,000 views and received about 450 likes with very few dislikes (always something to not like or be negative about!).  I’m not really celebrating, yet I am pleased that this little video, shot by my friend Ali Gardella with a HD camera in Costa Rica just a couple years ago, has now reached this milestone.  This was a very low budget project that probably took all of 2-3 hours in total to complete.  Which means you can do it, too!  This little blog post is just to briefly explain how…

First, choose a topic that is just becoming big.  In this case, I didn’t know it, but Dr. Oz was talking about the 5 Tibetans on his show, or maybe it was Oprah.  I knew a lot of people were already interested in the Five Tibetans, though.  Should be a topic that you can honestly bring some light to and feel good about it.  In my case, I had been doing the Five Tibetans for years, so it wasn’t too much of a stretch.

Second, choose a nice location and get your best shots!

Third, editing video is so easy these days. I can’t speak for PCs, but Macs make it really easy.  A good soundtrack definitely helps, too.

Fourth, after it’s uploaded to Youtube, tag it well, and then promote on as many social media networks as you can.

Fifth, if you want to earn some money from your video, Youtube allows you to monetize it.  Or, you can use your video to attract people to your website, FB page, and so on.

And that’s about it!  Most importantly, stop talking about doing it, just do it! : ) And have fun… Namasté _/\_

 

 

 

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