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Do I need a degree for becoming a youtuber and editing m videos?

I am 11 so I don't need to worry about this now but this is for when I am older.
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John’s Answer

Elise with the continued rise of the video blogging culture, it’s completely understandable to be enticed by the idea of starting a YouTube channel. After all, it’s a fun and interactive hobby with the potential to turn you into a popular online personality—with the added benefit of helping you meet new people, get free stuff from companies, and of course, earn an income. But if you want to gain a steady increase in followers or at least publish decent content that get a good number of views and likes, you’ll need to do more than just become a contributing member on YouTube.

Remember that your social media accounts are an extension of your YouTube channel, so try to share tidbits of your life on popular social platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. It’s also important that you try to read and respond to all the tweets, comments, and any other messages you get (as much as you are able). Such interactions are important as they help your subscribers learn more about you, plus it can help you foster a sense of community and online camaraderie among your own little community. It’s not enough that they like your content—they have to like you and their overall experience with your channel as well. Interacting with your viewers can also help you gain inspiration for new content ideas. And at the very least, it will keep you inspired to go on despite the difficulties of growing and sustaining your channel. No matter how big or how small your channel is, there will always be negative comments. After all, YouTube is a hotbed for ruthless people hiding conveniently behind their blank avatars. No matter how good your content is or how hard you work on your channel, there will always be people who will make hateful comments and try to bring you down. Instead of letting them affect you, take it as a simple reminder that you can’t please everyone, and don’t forget there will be other who appreciate you and what you do. Seek strength from these people in order to move past the negativity and continue producing content for them.

Hope this is helpful Elise
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Just because you’re creating videos doesn’t mean you need advanced software (like Final Cut Pro) to edit your content. These software programs don’t necessarily improve your content, particularly if you’re going to be struggling with it a lot during the first few weeks. If you’re new to video editing, you’d do much better with simple programs like Windows Movie Maker or Apple iMovie. These are a lot more user-friendly and are easily downloadable (for free), if you don’t already have them on your computer.
Avoid comparing yourself to others and focus on your own channel. As long as you like and enjoy the concepts you come up with, your viewers will sense your sincerity and love for your craft, and this will help pique their interest. While you’re at it, take every opportunity to improve and evolve in other areas. Explore other camera filming techniques, editing styles, and approaches to your presentation.
Another secret to giving your videos more visibility is to optimize your content to help it rank on YouTube. As soon as you upload your first video, give it a good, descriptive title that viewers are likely to write on the search bar—and make sure to include your main keyword or key phrase. Not only will this help viewers figure out exactly what your video is about, it will also help your video rank in search engine results pages.

Tysm John this is going to be soooo helpful. Elise J.

Your Welcome Elise, It was my Pleasure. You can’t use up your creativity. The more you use, the more you have. John Frick

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Sanyogita’s Answer

Not really! But training in either music/video tech or marketing will help you if this is a business you want to grow into.

Thank Sanyogita, I will remember this. Elise J.

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Liza’s Answer

You definitely don't need a degree. You just need to see what tools you need to learn to film and edit and maybe add music and graphics. You can learn that yourself (and things like iMovie make it easy). However, a degree is a great foundational asset to have because it opens you up to more advanced ways of telling your stories so you can grow and develop, refine, and expand your skills so someone will hire you! But if you just want to make videos for yourself, you can get by with the basics you learn yourself.

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