Hey there, lovely listeners! Are you ready to rock and roll with your YouTube channel, but you keep procrastinating with that ONE task? You know the one I’m talking about – the secret ingredient to skyrocketing your YouTube glory, but it’s tucked away in your “I’ll handle it another day” pile. Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there, and it’s high time we waved that procrastination goodbye. Let’s dive right in and tackle this head-on!
Episode 27: Are You Stuck in a “Should” Cycle? – Podcast Transcript
Hey, Thrivers. I’m Sara Nguyen, creator of the Thriving Creator Academy, and I’m here to help you go from stuck and overwhelmed to becoming a confident, profitable, and thriving YouTube creator. Join me here each week for honest conversations about what it really takes to be a successful YouTube creator.
Without compromising your creativity, sacrificing cheeky drinks with the people you love or downtime for yourself. You’ll hear about the hard lessons I’ve gone through so you can avoid making the same slow and costly mistakes on your journey. As well as my secret weapons to help you dig deep and do the work it takes.
I’m honored and grateful to have this opportunity to share this together with you. Right here on the Thriving Creator Podcast. I’m glad you’re here. Let’s get started.
What’s that one task you’re avoiding yet you know, it’s what will help you move the needle with your YouTube channel and business growth. You’re probably aware that you should do keyword research for your YouTube channels, you should script out and plan your videos, you should set a day for recording your content and you should edit and finish that last YouTube video that’s been sitting there for weeks, am I right or am I right?
Somehow this task has managed to slip into your I’ll-do-it-later pile, but let’s face the music. If it’s been gathering dust on your to-do list for at least two months, chances are, it might never see the light of day. A bitter pill to swallow. I know.
But remember I say this with nothing but love.Speaking from my own experience, I know procrastination very well. When I first started my business, I spent two solid months laboring over my website before I decided enough was enough.
I bit the bullet, hired a professional and surprise, surprise, she had it finished and up and running in less than a week. Just think about it. I could have been seven weeks ahead of schedule if I had just reached out for assistance right off the bat.
Let alone the time spent, which I should have been focusing on other high value tasks, like YouTube content creation. So I’ve been there. I get it. I get the resistance, but how can I help?
If the only thing standing between you and cranking out professional looking videos is hiring help. It’s time to take the next step. I know it can be scary, trusting someone else to do your video editing.
But it is possible to find someone who can edit your videos faster and elevate them to a whole new level of quality. Here’s a guide on where to even start to look for video editors and what budget you can realistically expect.
The first thing you need to do is to get clear on your video style. You need to be consistent with the common YouTube elements used in your videos. So the lower third, the vid hosting the outro.
This is a big oversight I see lots of new YouTube creators make. You don’t want to be recreating a new one for each video. Document your style and how you want your videos to look. This is key in getting a video editor to deliver what you want.
If you don’t have your common elements created, go get them done and save the files so they can be shared with your editor. Next, whether you put it in a Google doc or a Canva doc, write down how your common elements should be used and make sure the document is also shared with your future video editor.
Secondly, you need to get your first video project ready. It’s much easier to reach out to a video editor with the project ready to go. You’ll be more motivated to find someone and they’ll have something they can get started on right away.
Momentum is key here. So get your content recorded. Upload it to a shared drive and be ready to hand it over to an editor. The third step is to determine your budget. Students in my course always ask me how much should I spend on a video editor?
And my answer really is how much can you afford and how much feels good to you? As a benchmark. If you’ve got your video style guide and the video project ready to go, you’ll be in a better position to negotiate rates.
A hundred dollars, US dollars is the average starting price for a short video to be edited around five minutes in length. If you’re very clear on what you want you can minimize the number of revisions needed, which helps keep your costs down.
Step four is to start looking for your video editor. There are lots of places and ways to find the right video editor for you. I always recommend asking for referrals from your network first.
Post on Facebook or whichever platform you use and see if anyone can refer the video editors they use or know off. Second of all, you can post a job on a marketplace. I’ve personally used and had success from fiverr.com, upwork.com, and onlinejobs.ph.
I like fiverr.com because of the gig nature. You can try out different editors and the price is determined upfront. Upwork and onlinejobs.ph are good if you are ready for a long-term relationship with an editor.
One that’s consistent and healthy. As all good relationships should be. Getting a video editor is one of those things that will really help you get momentum with your YouTube channel and business. Letting go of video editing and hiring help can be daunting.
You may think that a video editor can never deliver your vision and message or that it’s easier for you to just do it, but this is just not true. The right video editor will create a video that you can be proud of.
And they’ll do this over and over for you. You may also think that it is faster and easier to edit the video yourself. And whilst it may feel this way, there are so many other high value tasks for your YouTube channel that you can prioritise over video editing.
You’ll soon see that once you have a video editor, they will free you from the hours of tedious editing. So you can research more content, work on brand deals, develop your business offering.
The creative zone of genius stuff that really needs your time and attention. It’s time to end the cycle of procrastination and finally hire a video editor. Start with these steps and you’ll be on your way. Good luck. I’m cheering for you.
The episode is over, but it doesn’t have to end here. If you’d like to have your YouTube channel running like a perfectly synchronized clock, attracting a growing audience and bringing in a steady income for you, I’m here to tell you this isn’t just a pipe dream.
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