How to Script YouTube Videos to Get MORE Views

One of the most important parts of growing your YouTube Channel is viewer retention. You want people to actually watch your videos and one of the best ways to do it is with a great video script. That means planning your content out so that you know what you're going to say and you're going to be able to deliver it in the most effective way.

In this video, I'm sharing how to write a script for YouTube videos. We're going to break down the perfect formula for ease of content delivery and for the most optimal viewing experience. Creating a YouTube script isn't complicated and I'm going to show you how to write a YouTube video script, tell you why scripting videos is important and give you script writing tips.

The Hook

The steepest retention drop is always in the first 10 seconds of a video. This means you have just a few moments to create real interest in your potential viewers. Create a hook, a little piece of information or shot of something that will not only engage the viewer but make them want to stick around.

The Intro

Once you've sucked your viewer in, it's time to introduce yourself. But guess what? Most viewers don't actually care about who you are. Instead, they care about what you have to offer to them. What value you can provide them. So quickly let them know what your name is and what value you provide to others.

The Content

This is the meat of your video. It's so important for you to know that you need to get to the content as quickly as possible. People want their pain points address and they don't want to wait around for it. You want this part of the video to be easy to follow. Make use of steps, tips, small pieces of advice.

The Call for Engagement

As you're wrapping up your content, you do not want to signal that your video is over. If you do signal that it's the end, people will click away. Instead, you want to keep them around to the end screen where they can be redirected to another video on your channel. You also want to create engagement. This is a big part of building your community.

The Outro

Again, there is no goodbye here but instead a call to action. Let them know what they can do next with or where they can go to continue learning about the things you've been sharing.



How to Wake Up at 5 AM Even if You Don't Feel Like It

You're not a morning person but you're ready to start waking up early and making the most of your day. I know it's hard to wake up early but a 5 am wake up can do wonders for your day and your productivity.

In this video, I'm going to be sharing how to wake up at 5 am even if you don't feel like it. And trust me, there will be days that you don't feel like it! But with these tips for waking up early, you'll be getting early in no time!

So let's do this. Let's show you how to be a morning person. Finally!

Go to Bed Early

I know this is pretty obvious but the truth is that people set themselves up for terrible mornings when they go to bed too late. Take the time to start to work your bedtime earlier and earlier. My husband and I go to bed between 9 and 9:30 PM every weeknight and it works for us!

Do NOT Hit Snooze

Want to make sure you won't actually get out of bed? Hit that snooze button. Experience has taught me that hitting the snooze button is an easy way to make sure you stay in bed. Instead, commit to standing up when that alarm goes off and get started with your day!

Set Out Your Clothes the Night Before

Getting dressed helps me be more productive so I have clothes ready and waiting for me to get started. You can always wash your face and brush your teeth right away, those acts are great for helping your body wake up!

Have a Plan

You may be tempted to just say "Yay!" when you wake up early but having something to look forward to will make getting up early a little easier. But the key here is to ensure that it's something that you like. I use my mornings to work out and I choose workouts that I love!

Think Through a Morning Routine

Have a routine that you can work through without a lot of thought. For me, it is waking up, drinking water, brush teeth, workout, meditate, journaling, etc. Really, you'll want to cater your routine to your goals and what you want to accomplish before everyone else is awake.

Have a Why

Know WHY you want to get up early. Having a why will help motivate you on days when you just don't want to wake up earlier.

Accept There Will Be Days When You Don't Wake Up Early

You have to listen to your body first. There may be nights when your kiddos are up over and over again and you just didn't rest. Maybe you're sick. Whatever the reason, there will be days when you just NEED more rest for yourself and for the people around you. Don't let those mornings discourage you. Get the rest you need and start getting up early again when you're ready!


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Cheap Gear to Start a YouTube Channel

There's no need to break the bank when it comes to creating a YouTube equipment list. It may seem like you need to invest a ton of money on filming equipment for YouTube but the truth is that you can create amazing video content on a budget and I'm going to show you how.

Today, we're digging into how you can create professional looking YouTube videos using equipment you might already have and we're also going to dig into some purchases to uplevel your content while sticking to a $100 budget.

The Camera

This might not be as important as you think. No doubt you've thought that you need an amazing (or expensive!) camera to get great video results but in reality, lighting and audio are far more important.

This means you can start with what you have! If you're using a smartphone, like an iPhone, chances are your rear facing camera will do the trick. Set it up on a tripod or prop up in a window and you're good to go!

The Lighting

Lighting will make or break your video quality. It doesn't matter how amazing your camera is if you have terrible lighting, it will totally detract from your video.

On that note, natural lighting is absolutely the best lighting you'll get. So if you can make use of that, you'll be golden. But don't worry, there are options to really help you make the most of the lighting situation you have.

Softbox lighting is a great option and there are so many types you can get for under $100. In fact, this is where I'd be most inclined to invest my money since we already established that lighting will make or break your videos.

The Tripod

This isn't a total necessity but is so nice to have! A tripod will help you create a steady shot and you won't have to worry about holding the camera while you film. I prefer the Gorilla style tripods as they really allow the ability to get a variety of shots.

However, you can totally get away with propping your camera up on a stack of books. We've all done it!

The Microphone

Audio is so important because your viewers need to be able to hear you and they need to be able to hear you well! I use a Blue Yeti and while this microphone sometimes gets a bad rep, it's simply because many don't understand the proper settings. Remember, the closer you are to the microphone, the better the audio will be.

On the cheaper side, you can try a Blue Snowball, which people love.

Maybe you're not ready to invest in that yet. It's totally worth it but you can also use the mic on your earbuds.

So what do you think? Are you ready to tackle the equipment?


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