Do you want to be famous? Posting homemade videos on YouTube is one of the easiest ways for almost anyone to become known around the entire world. There are many people who became instant celebrities just by posting their videos on YouTube.
Soulja Boy, Ryan Nigahiga, Brooke Brodack, Greyson Michael Chance and many more celebrities were recognized soon after they posted videos on YouTube.
People are making videos that feature themselves, many have realized that YouTube is a great way to market their products or services. A video that show real or unique talent can quickly become one of the ‘most popular’ and when it reaches this level, the next step is usually the beginning of the coveted ’15 minutes of fame’.
Broadcasting yourself on YouTube can be as simple as uploading a video and allowing the viewers to make the video the newest sensation. Not only does popularity come along with being noticed, some people even become financially secure through money made on YouTube. There is a partnership program that members can become a part of – if their videos are a hit with the public.
The owners of the most popular videos will probably be contacted by a representative of YouTube about the beginning of a partnership. Here are four easy ways to broadcast yourself on YouTube and gain much deserved recognition.
1] Use Natural Talent
It is so much easier to do a great job when you are doing something that come naturally. If writing is your strong point, make a video of yourself reading your best work. If your talent is editing, make an attention grabbing video using your skills.
Videos that show the proper way to apply makeup or an at-home exercise series are always popular subjects and they are easy to capture on film.
2] Make Very Interesting Videos
Videos that have a story, adorable children, strange pets, or a heartfelt meaning will be accepted better that videos that are difficult to understand or those that are about ‘nothing. A numbered series can make the viewers anticipate the next video, which may mean more subscribers.
Don’t be afraid to use odd angles and unusual back-drops to bring a new and welcome element to the video.
3] Keep Videos Short and to The Point
Long videos make it too tempting for the viewer to go on to the next option. A documentary or a full movie should be the only reason to make a long video. YouTube allow a maximum of 15 minutes of footage (for the average user), but even this can be a little too much time to invest.
Unless the subject is edge-of-the-seat interesting, aim for a few minutes of film. Edit the footage so that the viewer want to see more.
4] Advertise Your Channel
Put links on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and Foursquare to help to spread the word about your YouTube channel. Add direct links in each profile that lead to a different video and/or to the channel. Send a link to your friends so they can see the videos, ask each of them to tell all of their friends about your channel.
Get several T-shirts made that include your YouTube channel address on them. Wear them and give one to anyone who will wear it. Add a link to each video on your blog.
It helps to leave appropriate comments about the videos you watch on YouTube and other video sites, this can easily lead more people to your channel.
After following these suggestions, it is possible to bring more viewers to your videos, but it is completely up to the audience to determine if a video will become the one that is a favorite.
When uploading videos to any website, it is against the terms and conditions to upload copyrighted material, without ‘expressed, written consent’ from the owner.
As a final note, never leave home without a good camera to capture the moment that may become viral. Sometimes the best video can happen without any planning from anyone.