How To Create a YouTube Schedule

An active YouTube channel is a commitment most creators don’t fully take to heart when they start out. Not only can it take time to grow a community, but the individual videos that make up your channel’s content can take a decent chunk of time to edit and produce. Just like any other form of content creation, organization and proper scheduling are crucial to finding and maintaining an audience. Below are two tips for better managing your YouTube video schedule. If you have any additional ideas or tips that you would like to suggest, feel free to leave your thoughts in a comment below!

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Update Consistently, Not Daily

New YouTubers are often encouraged to upload videos daily. Many of the most-subscribed YouTube content creators take this approach and have found great success with the daily content format, but it’s hard to recommend this approach for newcomers. Even YouTube’s own Creator Academy suggests that users upload consistently and frequently, but that a minimum of one video per month is sufficient. Producing more videos than you can handle is a fast way for a creator to get burned out, especially as a newcomer.

Create A Buffer

Using YouTube’s time management tools is the perfect way to get a head start on forming a content schedule. This approach gives you not only more control over when your video goes live, but lets you create a “buffer” of pre-made videos as well. Creating and scheduling content ahead of time ensures that your YouTube channel will remain updated even in the event other commitments come up or a personal emergency occurs.

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Scheduling is an important aspect in any area of social media, and YouTube is no different. Not every video needs to be planned and scheduled ahead of time – breaking news related to your subject matter, for example, may require content as fast as possible. Experiment with different schedules and then use your YouTube Analytics page to see what schedule works best for your audience.

Sound Professional – Microphone Recommendations for New YouTubers

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No matter what you plan on using your YouTube channel for – vlogging, reviews, podcasting and so on, your audio quality is an element of video production you cannot ignore. After all, poor audio quality is one of the major reasons users will lose interest in your content. In addition, the official YouTube Creator Academy segment on recording audio states that viewers will be more forgiving of poorly recorded video footage than lackluster audio.

So, what is the best microphone option for new YouTube creators? There are a couple I can recommend for people interested in video making, but aren’t yet ready to spend an absurd amount of money on making a truly professional recording studio. If you have a microphone you’d like to suggest, feel free to leave a comment below and let me know!

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Blue Yeti

The Blue Yeti is by far one of the most popular audio recording solutions and is suggested by creators all the time – and for good reason. The quality of the sound picked up by the Blue Yeti is unmatched by other microphones in its price range. I myself use the Yeti for recording my audio and I love it. However, I can’t fully recommend this microphone for new video producers without listing a few downsides, the most obvious being the price. The idea of spending over $100 on a microphone just isn’t realistic for many people. In fact, the Blue Yeti can in some situations be too good. If you don’t have a quiet or soundproofed location to record in, you’ll pick up unwanted background noise you’ll need to remove with audio software like Audacity.

Blue Snowball

Thankfully, this is where the Yeti’s younger sibling, the Blue Snowball, comes in. The Snowball is a more affordable (yet less professional-sounding) microphone for people who want great quality without going overboard. The Snowball also isn’t as sensitive as the Yeti, which sacrifices a bit of quality for the convenience of not having as much audio editing to perform after recording.

Overall, you can’t go wrong with either microphone. They’re both great and will give your videos the audio quality they deserve.