Creative Block? Here Are 701 Video Ideas!
In order to be successful on YouTube, you need to post a lot of videos. To really build momentum, you should be posting at least once a week.
In order to post a lot of videos, you’ll need to have a lot of video ideas. That’s where this infographic from filmora.io, which has 70 ideas for 14 popular categories from YouTube, and the related eBook (which has 701 ideas!) come in.
It’s hard to be stuck for ideas when you have 701 thought starters. All you need to do is open up the eBook, go to your YouTube category, and pick something you feel like you can put an original spin on.
Do you want to know how to come up with even more video ideas from scratch? Here are 6 tips:
Video Ideas To Promote On YouTube In 2018
Be Ready To Write Your Ideas Down
If you think you have an idea, don’t let it get away! By carrying a notebook (or using your phone to record notes) you’ll be ready to capture ideas when they come to you. Never assume you’ll remember an idea later – you might, you might not.
Knowing that you are ready to record ideas – being in the frame of mind that you are hunting down ideas and inspiration – will help more ideas to come to you as you go about your daily life. Writing ideas down may even prompt you to come up with similar ideas. Instead of having a couple ideas while waiting in line at the grocery store and then forgetting one by the time you get home, you’ll end up with a nice list of thought-starters.
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Watch Tons of Videos
You’re an original creator and you don’t want to copy anyone, I get it. Watching videos for inspiration isn’t about copying anyone.
By watching lots of videos in your category (i.e. gaming or makeup) you’ll be able to stay on top of trends. If all of the top creators in your category start doing a specific type of challenge or creating videos on a specific topic, you’ll know that you should probably try your hand at making a video in line with that trend too. Taking an idea that’s being done a lot and putting your own unique spin on it is a great way to bring in viewers because your video might show up as related to popular videos, and once viewers have clicked for the trend they might subscribe because thy liked your original take on it.
Besides learning what’s trending, watching a lot of videos in your category will also keep your mind in that space and new ideas of your own will be more likely to come to you.
Think About Your Life
You don’t always have to look outside yourself for ideas. Viewers on YouTube love getting to know the creators they follow, so when you’re stuck for ideas the easiest thing to fall back on might be to tell your audience a bit more about yourself.
If you have a gaming channel, you could post a video about your top 5 games (or even get specific and choose a top 5 with a theme, like horror). If you have a tech channel, you could do a ‘What’s on My Phone?’ video showcasing your favorite apps. Even if you have a lifestyle or vlogging channel where you already talk about your life, there’s probably something you can share with your followers that you haven’t yet (so long as it’s something you’re comfortable with). What’s a book that inspired you? Did you enjoy high school?
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Find A Niche
If you can choose anything in the world, that makes it pretty hard to make a decision. Coming up with video ideas is a lot easier if your channel has a narrower theme. For example, beauty is a huge category. A more niche category could be something like ‘natural beauty’ or ‘styling curly hair’.
It’s easier to come up with ideas for a niche channel because you’re more focused when you’re brainstorming. Also, your niche will usually be something you’re passionate about or something that directly relates to your life. For example, if you like baking and you also love comic books, then you could make a comic-themed baking channel where you make things like Spider-Man cupcakes. Zooming in on something you really care about makes ideas come more easily.
Let Yourself Just ‘Be’
Sometimes it can be hard to come up with video ideas just because you’re too busy, or your mind is always focused on something else. If you are constantly playing games, or scrolling Instagram, or talking to friends then maybe those things are inspiring you to come up with video ideas. Sometimes, though, it’s a good idea to go on a nice long walk by yourself, or sit on your porch and watch the sunset.
Try giving yourself time just to breathe and not think of anything in particular. Let your mind wander to the most random places, and that’s where you’ll find some of your best ideas.
Play This Game
Choose 5 ideas from this graphic, or from the 701 Video Ideas eBook, and write them across the top of a piece of paper. On the right side of the paper, make a vertical list of 5 things you love (that are somewhat related to your YouTube category). Make this into a grid.
Look at the places where the ideas and the things you love intersect and consider whether there are potential videos there. Sometimes there are, sometimes there aren’t, but even when there aren’t answering the ‘why not?’ the question can lead you to an idea sometimes.
Conclusion: Video Ideas To Promote On YouTube in 2018
Now that you’re better equipped to generate a large number of video ideas, you should be able to post more often and get on a consistent schedule. When your viewers know you’re going to post something new on a specific day every week, or maybe even 2 specific days, they’re more likely to subscribe because they’ll trust that you’ll be posting new content soon.
We hope this post, suits your purpose well. Do let us know if you do have ideas to generate more content on YouTube. Share this post on all trending social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.