It’s no secret that many content creators struggle with how to be consistent on YouTube. So if you find it challenging to juggle a job, family, and life along with a YouTube channel, you’re not alone. In this blog, I’m going to share my 5 best tips for how to stay consistent with your content on YouTube so that you can continue to work your way to more opportunities, experiences, and freedom in your life, even if you’re super busy.
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How to be Consistent on YouTube
5 Tips to Stay Consistent on YouTube
I am going to share some very helpful tips that are game-changing for content creators who are struggling to juggle their job, family life, and their YouTube channel.
Tip #1: Focus on Your Low-Hanging Fruit
What does “Low-Hanging Fruit” mean? Most, if not all, content creators have this very long list of topic ideas that they want to create as content. One of the best things to do with that is to choose which topic/s are you most excited to create and which ones are the easiest.
By doing that, you’ll be able to focus on the topics that you are confident about and also quick and easy to create. Also, this creates a foundation for your channel so that in the future, when you have more time to spend in creating content, your channel already has a running start.
Tip #2: Motivate Yourself By Setting Milestones
My next tip for you is to set some realistic milestones like your first 100 videos or the first 1000 subscribers. Then, motivate yourself to reach those milestones and celebrate.
Now, be reminded that there are milestones that you can and you can’t control. For example, you can control the number of videos that you publish, while you cannot control your number of subscribers. So I would suggest you to set milestones that you can control.
For me, when I started out my YouTube channel, I have a full-time job and kids that were 7 and 3 years old. We all know that life is very busy, but I committed to publishing one YouTube video every week for that whole year.
It was just an experiment in my mind, but I wanted to give my all for that. So by the end of that year, I had reached 2000 subscribers, which leads me to my next point.
Tip #3: Create a Routine That Fits Your Life
My next tip is to create and follow a routine that will fit your lifestyle. Earlier this year, I have walked you through my different workflows on my blog and my YouTube channel. While those are working for me now, it wasn’t the same back when I had a full-time job.
Back then, I would focus on just one small thing each day of the week so that I can create my video. On Sundays, I would focus on choosing the topic for my video. On Mondays, I would just record and shoot anything that I need for my video. Then on Tuesdays, I would create the rough draft edit of my video. Next, I would finalize my edits on Wednesdays. So, I would publish my video every Thursday.
Tip #4: Settle for Imperfection
Another thing that will surely help you out at being consistent on YouTube is to settle for imperfection when it comes to your YouTube videos. I, myself, am still settling for imperfect videos. I’m not a filmmaker or anything, and I just want to share my content and give it to my audience.
I always let my consistency be the driver of my YouTube channel instead of perfection because, honestly, even if it looks perfect, we will always find a flaw to it.
Tip #5: Focus on the Things That Will Matter After 5 Years
This last tip can be a very tough pill to swallow. Think about the things that you are doing right now and ask yourself, “Is this going to matter in 5 years?” That is because you should want to put all your energy on the seeds that will surely grow in the future.
For me, I stopped giving away my time at other people’s goals and missions for free like volunteer work at some non-profit organizations. Turns out, my channel helps other side hustlers achieve their own missions and goals on YouTube, and I love that.
So if you are just a new content creator and you’re looking for some tips and helpful hacks in creating content, editing and repurposing videos, and so on, check out my YouTube channel here and help me reach my goal to obtain 100,000 subscribers this year.
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