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Stock Video Footage: Pros, Cons, and Options for YouTube Creators 3

This may shock you, but not everything you see on YouTube is 100% produced by the creator uploading the video. Instead, in some cases, they may be using what's called "stock footage" to accompany their talking head clips or voiceover. So where do these creators find such clips — and...

Storyblocks Video (Videoblocks) Review: An Affordable Stock Footage Option? 3

When I started creating videos for YouTube, I quickly fell into a format that finds me on camera to introduce a section while filling out the rest with images and clips. While this has worked well for my app reviews and other finance topics overall, there are some limitations —...

5 Ways to Refresh Your YouTube Channel 3

Perhaps the most common piece of advice provided to YouTube creators who are just starting out is "be consistent." Typically, this means sticking to a schedule and delivering new content with reliable regularity — something that is incredibly important for growth. However, is it possible to be too consistent? In...

Is Working for Yourself Really So Risky? 3

Does the thought of starting your own business or being otherwise self-employed scare the crap out of you? It would for me too...if I wasn't already doing it. What's more, my wife recently celebrated two years of the freelance life herself, meaning that neither of us has had a traditional...

YouTube Studio: Exploring Some Recent Updates for Creators 2

If you’re a creator on YouTube, you may have noticed some changes to YouTube Studio as of late. Little by little, YouTube has been updating the ecosystem in which channels upload their videos, navigate analytics, and more. Like with any changes to popular platforms, these updates haven’t been without some...

How Much Do YouTube Creators Make? What You Need to Know About the YouTube Partner Program and Monetization 3

If you've ever thought about starting a YouTube channel, you've likely pondered how much creators actually make. After all, these days there are entire channels dedicated to giving away ridiculous amounts of money or gifts — so are the people behind these channels really making it rich on the platform?...