How to start a Youtube Channel

A guide to starting a successful Youtube channel

Vary but Focused

Now it’s time to determine the types of marketing videos that you want to create.

Keep in mind that you need the right balance of variety while still sticking to your overall theme. The last thing you want is to confuse subscribers who are used to finding one type of content on your channel with a whole other thing.

Young focused woman working with laptop computer in cafe
Focused woman with laptop computer drinking coffee and doing business or study in a cafe.

On the other hand, viewers enjoy a variety of video content, and there are different ways that you can produce quality content while still sticking to your theme and brand.

Depending on the type of channel you are planning to create, you’ll be able to offer a variety of content.

For example, if your channel is being created to promote other products and services, consider creating case-study style videos that highlight the progress your existing customers have made.

You could easily mix those types of videos in with product highlight videos, product review videos, and even unboxing videos if you sell physical products.

Another type of marketing video is a How-To, DIY, or Tutorial. This is a good idea for when you want to demonstrate to potential buyers exactly how to use one of your products.

If your company sells home furnishings, then a How-To video about how to arrange furniture is a great way to showcase your products and educate the consumer.

Another good marketing video idea is a Listicle. These are especially popular for when you have several points to cover.

For example, a baking company may want to create a listicle video that discusses its most popular bakery treats. They can go over each dessert they offer, and then next to it on the screen list, promote an event that it would be ideal for.

And for practically any type of company, a funny, behind-the-scenes, candid video is sure to engage viewers. Show some bloopers from videos you’ve created, how you come up with video ideas, and anything else that helps viewers see the human side of your business.

For example, a telecommunications company could shoot a video of their customer service department. In between shots of representatives helping customers, some employees could be shown having fun. This is a great way to humanize your company and connect with your audience on a deeper level.