How To Come Up With Endless YouTube Video Ideas

Have you ever stared at a blank computer screen struggling to come up with a new YouTube video idea?

Forced creativity doesn’t make a good video.

Watch the video below to discover 7 ways to come up with endless YouTube video ideas.

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  1. Research the most popular search phrases.
    These are phrases that people are entering into the search engines to get answers to the questions.

    For example, asking how to tie a tie? How to grow tomatoes? How to get more views on YouTube? You’re literally tapping into the mind of your target audience. An easy way to do this is to get suggestions from the YouTube search bar.

    For example, if I enter YouTube video ideas on YouTube search bar I get “YouTube video ideas for beginners“, “YouTube video ideas without showing face“, “YouTube video ideas with friends“, “YouTube video ideas for couples“, et cetera. Whatever your niche, use YouTube search bar to quickly get new YouTube video ideas.

    You can do the same with Google. For example, if I enter “YouTube video ideas“, on the Google search engine, I’ll get related keyword ideas. Under related keywords, I see “YouTube video ideas generator“, “YouTube video ideas challenges“, “YouTube video ideas for couples“, et cetera.

    You also get more keyword ideas under the title “People Also Search For“. If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page, you get searches related to YouTube video ideas.

    If you want to speed up your keyword research, you can use a tool like TubeBuddy. For example, if I enter YouTube video ideas in keyword explorer from TubeBuddy, then click explore, it will give me the overall score, the search volume, competition, optimization strength, number of videos and search results, number of monthly searches.

    It will also show me related used phrases and the most used tags. This quickly speeds up my keyword research.

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    Another great tool is You simply enter your keyword phrase in the search box, and within a few seconds, you get the most frequently asked questions that are asked in your niche. These are popular questions people are entering into the search engines, so you’re tapping into the mind of your most target audience.
  2. Survey your audience.
    If you have an email list or a Facebook Group, survey your audience. If you belong to somebody else’s Facebook group or forum, ask a question on the group or forum. You can also start a poll in those forums or groups. You can also see which questions have been asked again and again in your comments. You also pint a question to the top of your comments asking for new video ideas.
  3. Visit competitor’s channels.
    If I’m stuck for video ideas I often visit my competitor’s channels, so I get inspiration from watching their videos. You can also see which video topics are getting the most traffic.

    Instead of presenting the same content, approach the topic from a different angle. Viewers often resonate with content that comes from a different personality. You can also get ideas from watching videos from other people’s channels that are not in your niche.
  4. Revamp old videos.
    If you’ve been publishing videos on your channel for a while, you probably have several videos that need updating. Create a new title and update the content with more relevant information.

    If you’ve been scripting your videos, you can just take the old script and rewrite it. This will save you a lot of time instead of starting from scratch.
  5. Capitalize on your most successful videos.
    Go into YouTube Studio analytics and observe the top 10 videos in your niche. You already know these topics attract a lot of traffic, so try to approach the same topic from a different angle or come up with similar topics, containing similar content.
  6. Popular trends.
    If you’re one of the first ones to jump on a popular trend in your niche, it can result in a lot of growth to your channel. One of the best ways to keep up with popular trends in your niche is Google Trends.

    Just enter a main keyword in Google Trends and it’ll show you the trends in your niche.

    Alternatively, you can set up Google Alerts or receive an email once a week or once a day about industry news in your niche. You can also subscribe to industry publications, blogs and forums.
  7. Take a break.
    If you try to force creativity, you’re probably not going to get very creative. Instead, change your environment by getting out of the office and go outside.

    For example, I usually go for a one-hour bike ride every day to get a break from the office. This relieves stress and often results in coming up with new video ideas.

    You can do something similar by going for a walk or listening to music. Even if you do something boring it will give your mind a rest so new ideas can trickle into your mind for future videos.

    Do a brain dump.
    Take out a piece of paper and just write down a bunch of ideas without thinking. Taking action gets your creative juices flowing.

    Let me ask you a question.
    How do you currently generate new ideas for future videos?

    Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

    Did you know that your first video is probably going to suck? Even if you create a lot of videos some videos are still going to suck?

    If you want to know how to make a video on YouTube that doesn’t suck watch the next video. You’ll learn what equipment to use and how to plan, film, edit and promote your video.

If you want a grow your YouTube Channel FAST, so you can attract more views and subscribers, pick up a copy of my 200 page YouTube Marketing Guide

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