Step 1: Edit your Videos
It is imperative to edit your videos. Nothing says “amateur” more than watching a video and seeing a person turn their camera on/off, unless of course you are doing it for dramatic effect. Editing programs typically come stock with PC’s and Mac’s. You can also find tutorials online on how to use these programs.
Step 2: Camera Angles
Nothing is more boring than watching a video in which there aren’t enough camera angles. Granted, in vlogs, camera angles are a minimum, but in comedy sketches and dramatic pieces, it’s important to have a several different camera angles. Don’t go overboard and pull a “Michael Bay” but change it up every now and then!
Step 3: Sound Effects
Sound effects can make or break a video. They can add the perfect touch to an intro or an outro to your videos, or even make a fake gun seem realistic. They can make an impact bigger and louder.
Step 4: Advertising and Promoting
In order to get your videos noticed you’re going to have to do a deal of advertising and promoting. Myspace and Facebook are great places to start. You can post the link or embed the video for all your friends to see. Email the video to your contacts as well. You can also post the video as a video response to someone else’s videos *preferably someone popular or a popular video*
Step 5: Collaborating
Collaborating with other YouTubers is a great way to get noticed as well. YouTubers often collaborate and make videos with each other. This will double your audience considering that these people will send the videos to their contacts and friends to watch as well. It’s important to come up with and idea before contacting someone for a collab.