June 7, 2014

Youtube Success
YouTube is a great place to showcase all kind of video work. But, it’s tough to stand out amongst the 48hrs of footage uploaded every minute. This week we’re talking about the main things to remember when starting a YouTube channel.

Check out the full video right here:


YouTube isn’t easy. Often it takes a long time to gain recognition, and hate comments are almost guaranteed. If you’re enjoying making content, you’ll be able to overcome all of this.


Try something that you want to do, rather than something else you’ve seen that works well.


Note the repetition of the word “enjoy”, it was intentional!


We don’t expect athletes to be amazing at a sport the first time they play it, so why do we expect instant success on YouTube?

Simon Cade

Filmmaker, and host of DSLRguide. Since I was making my first film age 11, I have always been fascinated by the way films are produced, and the effect it can have on the audience.

  • Ryan

    How does your Youtube traffic compare to your website traffic? I only ask because I watch your videos on Youtube so I can see them in full 1080p, but it’s kind of a pain to then open the blog page with links to the products. I like to show my appreciation for online video reviews by linking to the products through the websites, but it can be a pain sometimes. Is it possible to put the Amazon links directly in the Youtube description? Or can you embed the full 1080p video on your blog page?

    • Thanks for letting me know about that problem – it’s now 1080p, and I’ll make sure that future posts are always HD!

      The reason I link to my blog post is because I need to do the UK and US version of the links, so it takes up a lot of space in the description. If there are less than 5 products in the video, I’ll put them in the description, but otherwise I’ll just link to the blog post.

      The goal is that people can choose if they want to follow via YouTube or the blog, but sometimes I can’t fit all of the content in the video or the description, so I include that in the blog post.

      Thanks for your feedback and support, Ryan!

  • Chrisopher Baker

    I’ve always really enjoyed and wanted to get into filmmaking and I can’t tell you enough how appreciative of the (and of the amount of) advice you have provided. I just ordered a Canon T4i and I can’t wait to get started :)

    • awesome, so glad to hear it Chrisopher!