First things first, you need an idea. Perhaps you’re a make-up artist looking to share your knowledge and experience with a wider audience? Maybe you’re a passionate gamer wanting to provide in-depth analysis and theories around a particular game? Whatever your passion, YouTube provides the perfect place to explore it, and a community to share it with.
As well as an original concept, you’ll also need a selection of equipment—including cameras, microphones, and lighting kits—and access to quality video editing software. Remember, the more professional your setup, the more professional (and profitable) your videos are likely to be.
YouTubers also need access to a high-quality library of customizable video templates and stock assets to streamline workflows and speed up production. A creative subscription like Envato Elements provides access to unlimited YouTube assets for a single monthly or annual subscription and is certainly worth looking into.
YouTube trends are constantly evolving—and with so much content being produced, it’s more important than ever to stay relevant. Our blog will give you a headstart.
Creating a YouTube channel is completely free. The only costs will be those associated with creating your content, whether that’s production equipment, software, or your shooting space.
While ad revenue is the most common way to earn money on YouTube, there are various different strategies. Once you’ve hit 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours, you’ll want to join the YouTube Partner Program to start monetizing your channel. You can also sell your own merch, create sponsored content, become an affiliate, and have fans pay you directly.
All music tracks and sound effects on Envato Elements are 100% royalty-free or ‘creator-safe’, meaning creators are free to use them on YouTube. We provide license certificates for all audio downloaded on Envato Elements so should a copyright notice appear on a YouTube video that is tracked by Content ID, it can be cleared quickly and easily.
From transitions to lower thirds and subscribe buttons, our professionally-designed video templates can help you create valuable content to boost your subscribes. Learn about Video Templates.