Helpful Advice for New YouTube Creators

Updated on December 24, 2019
Dreamworker profile image

Dreamworker believes that every human being deserves the right to live up to his or her full potential.

If you are new to YouTube, as I am, you probably are running into the same issues I have been having.

I’ve found that unless you enter the program with very good tech skills, uploading decent videos to YouTube can be a daunting task.

In my case, making the videos is not a problem, but editing has been a nightmare.

Tips to help new YouTube creators deal with the daunting issues they face.
Tips to help new YouTube creators deal with the daunting issues they face. | Source

Why There Are Issues

If you don’t know anybody who already produces media on YouTube, you enter the program knowing very little, and you are left to discover important things on your own.

1. Questions That Need Answers

Yes, you can post questions on other people’s videos, but I have noticed a few things about the answers you get:

  1. They often are outdated.
  2. The information you get is not always the same.
  3. Those giving tutorials talk way to fast.
  4. It’s very difficult to follow the directions on a screen, especially if yours looks different than theirs.

For these reasons you waste a lot of time searching for the correct answer and, in doing so, become very frustrated.

On one video the author advised to hit the delete button. She didn’t say the delete button on my own computer, so I thought there was one on somewhere on the screen. There wasn’t!

2. Editing Programs

You soon find out that everybody has his own favorite editing program and each person claims that theirs is the easiest.

That’s not even close to the truth for someone who has never used an editing program before or for someone who only has limited tech skills. I spent weeks playing around with different ones, and all were absolutely horrible!

One of the reasons this happens is that the presenters sometimes are “sponsored” by the companies that produce the editing programs! Of course they’re going to say those programs are great!

I finally found one called WeVideo, and I suggest you use that one. Within a few hours I was able to work with the basics. Compared to many, the cost was minimal, but it has been worth every single penny!

3. Jargon

Many creators talk in “Jargon”. For a newbie, they might as well be speaking Greek! It would be nice if YouTube would provide a little dictionary new creators could use to help them understand directions, but they don’t. Again, you’re left to your own (pardon the pun) devices!

It would be nice, also, if YouTube would include in this dictionary terms such as Cards and End Screens and explain how you add them. Their explanations leave a lot to be desired.

4. Pressure

The fact that you learn in short order that YouTube is not going to pay you a dime until you get 1000 subscribers and 4000 page views within a year is a real shocker!

You’re thinking “Maybe I can get those page views, but I don’t know 1000 people, and I’m starting this project as a total unknown, so how the heck am I going to obtain those numbers so I can at least make some money??”

It’s almost as if you’re providing slave labor and have to really push hard if you want to earn any money, so you start producing as fast as you can only to find that you’re getting a few views a day and only a few subscribers per month.

5. Expenses

You watch a lot of videos that others have made that explain about the equipment they use and begin to realize that this little project could end up costing you hundreds of dollars, and you might not earn a dime!

6. Inability to Make Upgrades

The lack of opportunity to upgrade videos is a policy that really frustrates creators. Everybody makes mistakes. There's no way around it. However, to not be able to edit and improve work puts tremendous pressure on people and causes many to simply delete otherwise good videos.

In short, the cards all seem to be stacked against you and you begin to wonder if you should even continue.

Producing videos for YouTube can be very frustrating!
Producing videos for YouTube can be very frustrating! | Source

The Light Comes On

Then word comes that some of the people producing videos on YouTube have become millionaires!

You can’t believe it, because most of what you’ve seen doesn’t seem to be anything people would even want to watch.

However, when you look at the thousands of daily views they are getting for things such as watching a kid unwrap presents every day, you begin to realize that there must be something to all of this.

Then you find out that your cell phone has the capacity to take good videos with good sound, so you start filming.

You won’t have to buy a camera because your cell phone will do fine, an editing program can be had for nothing or just a few dollars a month and you’ll be able to learn what you need to know if you just stay calm and be patient.

There’s a lot of money at stake, and maybe you’ll be able to get some of it for yourself.

Baby Steps Might Make You Rich!

You’ve learned a great deal, even though you’ve had very little help along the way. The most important thing you’ve learned is that you can try this stuff out without spending a ton of money and will continue to learn as you go.

You’ve figured out that this is really a numbers game. If you can find ways to entice people over to your site, read your articles and press that subscribe button, you might find success.

Maybe you, too, will become a YouTube millionaire. If you don’t, you won’t have lost much, but you will have strengthened your tech skills, learned the importance of patience, learned how to find answers for yourself and how to be more creative.

It’s a win-win either way, so don’t give up.

Will you be the next YouTube millionaire?
Will you be the next YouTube millionaire? | Source

Would you like to become a YouTube creator?

See results

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Sondra Rochelle


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)