How To Avoid Burnout On YouTube And Stay Motivated

Oh no, I have to create another video, otherwise my channel will stop growing. I kind of feel anxious and overwhelmed.

What should I do?

Have you ever felt this way?

Watch the video below to get my top 7 tips on how to avoid burnout on YouTube.

Lots of YouTube creators constantly feel the pressure to upload content to the channel, otherwise they think their channel won’t grow.

Have you ever felt this way where you’ve tried to force yourself to be creative, and end up staring at a blank stream, because you couldn’t think of any content to create?

Let me know in the comments below, if you’ve ever suffered from YouTube burnout.

Here are my top 7 tips to avoid YouTube burnout.

  1. Plan ahead. Create a running list of topics in the Google spreadsheet, so you never run out of ideas and end up looking at a blank computer screen. I used to note feed to my iPhone, to jot down ideas when I’m out and about. As the ideas come to mind, I put them on my phone. This helps me to remember the ideas when I get back to my office.
  2. Batch script your videos. I typically create a script for my video, so I can stay on track with my content instead of waffling on, which causes people to leave. Instead of just thinking about one video, think about a series of videos, based on a particular scene. This makes it easier to create several scripts at once and shoot all your videos in one day.
  3. Batch shoot your videos. Instead of thinking about just shooting one video, think about shooting three or four videos in a row. This will save you a lot of time and you’ll be able to get it finished in one day. The only thing you have to keep in mind is to create several scripts. As I mentioned before, if you stick to one theme, then it’s easier to create several scripts. Another thing to keep in mind is to pick one location. It could be inside your office or it could be outside. If you’re outside, you can just change scenes between different videos If you have a script with you, then you can stay on track with your content, instead of just waffling on.
  4. Edit your videos in time blocks. You often find it gets too stressful if you try to edit your videos all in one day. Instead pick two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon and two hours at night. The important thing is to conserve your energy by doing it in time blocks. If you edit your videos throughout the week, you won’t get stressed out. Another thing to keep in mind while you’re shooting your videos is to shoot some b-roll, as well as take some pictures for your thumbnails. This will save you having to shoot some b-roll layer or take some pictures later for your thumbnails.
  5. Optimize your videos before publishing them. You can also do this in time blocks, so you don’t have to do it all at once. If you’ve edited several videos, then you have several videos to optimize. This might take time, so you might want to also do this in time blocks. Just keep in mind you’ve got to optimize your title, description, tags and thumbnail for your videos.
  6. Promote your videos to increase exposure. After you’ve published your video, your work has just begun. Make sure you promote your videos on the social media sites, your website and your email list. I find it’s best to do this within the first 24 hours, so you get that view of velocity to your videos. If you get a lot of engagement on your videos, then it’s a higher chance that YouTube will promote your videos to other people’s channels.
  7. Pace yourself. YouTube is a marathon, not a sprint. You need to prepare for the long journey. If you know you’re going to publish content several times a week, for months and years to come, then you need to take regular breaks. Take breaks throughout the day. For instance, I go for a run every day, to recharge my batteries, release stress and to get new creative ideas for future videos.

Every few months you might want to take a break, like go on vacation. For example, I recently took a 4 week vacation to New Zealand with my daughter and totally enjoyed it. It also helped to recharge my batteries, think up new creative ideas for future videos, as well as make new plans for the next quarter of the year.

If you pace yourself, you protect your sanity and be able to upload on a consistent basis. I highly recommend it.

Let me ask you a question. Do you struggle to publish videos on a regular basis? If that’s a yes, watch my next video.

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How Do YouTubers Make Money Without Ads (and make it faster)

Are you frustrated that you’re unable to generate adsense income from YouTube videos because you don’t meet the requirements of the YouTube partner program in the past 12 months of 4,000 watch hours and 1000 subscribers?

Don’t worry because in the video below I’ll show you 7 ways how YouTubers make money without ads. You’ll not only make more money but you’ll make it faster!

1. Affiliate Marketing
This is probably one of the popular ways to generate revenue from your YouTube channel without Adsense ads. Typically you signup for an affiliate program related to your niche and then you can make a 30%, 50% or more commission. Examples of affiliate programs you can sign up for are Amazon Associates, ClickBank, JVzoo, Walmart, etcetera.

2. Sell your own products and services.
The beauty about selling your own products and services is that you make 100% commissions, the downside is that you have to create the product and all the marketing materials. Another great benefit of selling your own products is that you can get affiliates to promote your product.

You also don’t need a ton of subscribers for your YouTube channel, for example, to sell a 100 page eBook called Tube Boot Camp, that’s a comprehensive YouTube marketing guide. I also sell a video ads course at mastervideoads.com.

3. Consulting
This is where you can offer one-on-one help for your expert services. If you have a skill or area of expertise, you can offer it to your viewers.

4. Video services.
You spend a lot of time creating, editing and optimizing videos as well as creating graphics for your YouTube thumbnails. You can offer video marketing services to local businesses by helping them set up a YouTube channel, creating videos and creating graphics for their thumbnails. For example, I sometimes create review videos for local businesses.

5. Brand deals and sponsorships.
Brands often pay you to do a review about their product or service. They want to expose their product to your audience. For example, I did a review video for Videoblocks and got paid hundreds of dollars.

6. Crowdfunding
This is where viewers might pay you in return for offering valuable content. An example of this service is Patreon.

A good example of a person using this service is Peter Hollens. Here you can see his different tiered memberships.

7. Generate leads or build an email list
Five million videos are watched on YouTube every day so it gets a ton of traffic. By having a YouTube channel and creating lots of videos, you can siphon off that traffic to build an email list. The way to do this is to offer something for free in exchange for contact information, you can then send a series of email follow-up messages via order responder. You can then recommend your products and services that will offer solutions to their problems.

Now you know 7ways how YouTubers make money without ads.

Let me ask you an important question…how are you currently making money from your YouTube videos? Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

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How To Blur Out Faces On Existing YouTube Videos

Do you want to protect the identity of someone in your video?

Perhaps you’ve created an embarrassing video clip where
you don’t want to show your face.

YouTube has a face blurring tool that enables you to blur out the faces in your videos without removing and re-uploading your videos.

Here are the steps to blur out faces in videos on YouTube:

Watch the video below..

  • Go to your video manager
  • Select the video that you wish to edit
  • Click edit
  • Click enhancements
  • Click “blurring effects”
  • Click “apply”
  • It says “automatically find and blur faces”
  • So you can see I’ve got a blurred face here
  • Here’s a Preview and here’s the Original
  • So if I move the preview window to the left it will blur ALL the faces
  • If I want to do custom blurring
  • Just uncheck “applied”
  • Click “edit”
  • Now I can just hover over the person that I wish to blur
  • The software will automatically blur out
    the person that you wish to blur
  • You can also extend the timeline if you move this slider
  • If I want to blur out another persons face I can
    select another person so I can blur out 2 people
  • If you only want to blur out the people in a
    portion of your video just move the slider here to about 10 seconds
  • Now you can see that they are blurred out up to
    10 seconds and then it’s not blurred out after 10 seconds
  • If you want to remove the blur just click
    the “X” and that will remove the blur
  • Now you’ve only got one person on the blur
    but I want to do both so I am just going to do it up to 10 seconds
  • Once you’ve done editing just click “done”

Now you have 3 choices to save the video…

  1. You can revert back to the original
  2. You can save it as a new video or
  3. You can save it as an existing video so nothing will be changed on the video except for the blurring
  • I am going to click “save” and you’ll get a pop-up saying “saving edits..we keep a version of your original video so you can undo your edits. To prevent this select cancel and then save as new video”
  • So I am just going to click “save”
  • And now you can see that it has a notice across it saying “edit in progress”
  • And if we check the video, above the video it says “Sit tight. Your video edits are being processed. Come back to this page in a little while”
  • So we’ll come back to this page in a little
    while to check out our blurred effects
  • Let’s play the video
  • You can see that the 2 faces have been blurred out in the video

Now you know how to blur out the faces in your YouTube
videos without having to remove or re-upload your videos.

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How To Poll Viewers On YouTube Using Poll Cards

poll cards

Did you ever want to add a poll to your YouTube video but
couldn’t because YouTube didn’t offer that feature?

Well, now you can poll your viewers directly in your video using poll cards.

Poll cards enable viewers to participate in multiple-choice polls directly within your videos.You can display your card at a specific time in your video and see the results in real time.

Here’s how to use cards to poll your YouTube viewers….

Watch the video below..

  • Click the profile icon
  • Click Creator Studio
  • Click the video manager
  • Select the video that wish to add a poll to
  • I’m going to select this video
  • Click edit
  • Click add a card
  • Go down to poll “encourage viewers to participate in a poll”
  • Click “create”
  • Add your poll question
  • It says “this text will also be used in the card teaser”
  • So add the teaser text
  • Poll choices…click “add another choice”
  • Click “create card”
  • Here’s the card..”what’s the biggest wave you’ve surfed..approximately 50 feet, 20 feet, 10 feet, under 5 feet
  • Adjust the start time for the teaser…so I’m going to put it at around 30 seconds
  • If you want to edit the poll just click the “Edit card” and you can just edit it there
  • If you want to remove it you just click the trash icon
  • Ok let’s check the poll
  • Go to the 30 second mark
  • Ok here’s the teaser text
  • When somebody clicks on that they’ll see the poll
  • So I’m going to select approximately 10 feet..you can see I’ve got 100%
    I select another one…100% on the other choice

How do you view the poll results?

  • Go to our cards editor
  • Click cards
  • And here it’s got the poll results
  • Click on that
  • Here’s the poll results…”what’s the biggest wave you’ve surfed?”
  • Approximately 10 feet
  • Here are 2 important things to keep in mind
    when adding poll cards to your YouTube videos…

    1. Viewers must be logged in to their YouTube account to participate in a poll. If they are logged out they’ll can be prompted to log in before they can vote.

    2. Once you delete a card you won’t be able to access the card and the votes will be lost.

    That’s it!.

    Now you know how to create, edit and remove poll cards on YouTube so you can poll your viewers.

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How To Associate Multiple Websites With Your YouTube Account

associate multiple websites with youtube Did you know that you can associate up to 1,000 sites to your YouTube account? This includes news and mobile sites. This means you can link a video to any site that you own on your YouTube account.

Most YouTubers think you can only associate one website with your YouTube account. After associating one website you can add more associated websites via Webmaster tools. When you want to link to an external website, annotations will just look at Webmaster Tools to see if the domain is allowed.

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with your YouTube account

Here are the steps to associate multiple
websites to your YouTube account:

Watch the video below…

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  • Log into your YouTube channel
  • Click on channel – Advanced
  • Scroll down to where you see associated website
  • Add a website that you own
  • Click “add”
  • It says “success”
  • I can remove the first website (URL) then add a different one(URL)
  • Click “add” again and you’ll get “success” again
  • So I’ve now associated 2 websites with my YouTube channel
  • You can add additional websites that you own (up to 1000!)

Here are 4 tips to keep in mind:

1. If you don’t see the associated website option that means that your YouTube account may not be verified or that your associated website may not be verified.

2. All websites associated with your YouTube account
can be used across multiple channels on that account.

3. You can automatically add and verify blogger sites
by enabling webmaster tools via the blogger dashboard.

4. You can use YouTube Cards to link your video to an associated website.

That’s it!

Now you know how to associate multiple websites with your YouTube account.

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