Some questions about starting a new channel

yagami-iori

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Hi community,

I'm really interested in starting a new journey with a Youtube channel, However, I still need some answers to my questions. There are many questions, but don't hesitate to answer if you have only the answer to one :)

I noticed a total lack of decently done paranormal compilations/reviews in my native language. The CPV for the countries I'll be targeting is decent. Of course, I'll do some researches and give context about each video with a voice-over.

The channels in my language that are doing this actually are pretty recent and they already have a good number of views and subscribers still their videos are poorly done and contains some ridiculous claims about some of the footages. If you have been around the internets for quite a good time you'll spot their BS quite rapidly.

I want to do something like Chill, SirSpook or Nuke Top 5. In fact, I want to do the same exact thing as them haha, but in my native language. My compilations will:
  • Give as much information about any footage with my own voice, slightly modified with Audacity to make it deep and add some seriousness to it. I've done some tests with different settings. I think I've found one and the result is spooky :)
  • If people are talking in the footage I'll do my best to find someone to translate it or do it myself if it's English
  • I'll add all the sources in the description and ask for permission to use footage if necessary
  • Even if it would be easy to just translate other channels reviews, just to be on the safe side, I will create my own
  • My current competitors have too little call to action on their videos (like, share, comments & subscribe). I will be adding at the beginning and the end and ask open questions about some footages to have the comments section populated. I'll also embed the subscribe button on all of my videos
  • Watermark will also be added on all the videos so If someone decided to use part of my videos it will act as a shootout for my channel
Now, to the questions:
  • I'm really serious about this project, but I'm afraid to be denied monetization, as I saw one of the channels above get demonetized for 2 weeks but thanks to his twitter community, he regained it back. Do you think I've got my back covered with my todo list above and YT will accept my channel to be monetized if the videos are of good quality and good engagement?
  • I would like to create a good intro video. A 2 to 3 seconds intro with my logo, but I can't find anything that will help me with that. I'm using Filmora9, do you know of any effects that I can find freely somewhere? Or any other tools that could help me with that.
  • Same question as above, but for transitions. You know, those with the number of footage that you find on top videos between each footage.
  • For the outro, I'm sure that there are tools to create those where you see the subscribe button and the bell being clicked. Any suggestions?
Thank you in advance, your help is much appreciated :)
 

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Hey @yagami-iori, sounds like you're planning a cool journey!
  • I'm really serious about this project, but I'm afraid to be denied monetization, as I saw one of the channels above get demonetized for 2 weeks but thanks to his twitter community, he regained it back. Do you think I've got my back covered with my todo list above and YT will accept my channel to be monetized if the videos are of good quality and good engagement?
I can't tell you for sure that your channel will be okay to monetize as YouTube isn't always consistent and I don't know exactly how your videos are going to turn out. Regardless, to maximize your chances of being approved and staying approved, I'd strongly suggest reading and understanding YouTube's monetization requirements as outlined here and on the pages they link to: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1311392

Pay attention to the Content quality guidelines under the "Follow AdSense program policies and YouTube’s Terms of Service" tab, depending on how your videos come together some of them may fall under Repetitious content or Reused content. If you've taken time to learn what's okay and what's not okay then I'm sure you'll be able to put together videos which are all (or almost all) compliant :)
  • I would like to create a good intro video. A 2 to 3 seconds intro with my logo, but I can't find anything that will help me with that. I'm using Filmora9, do you know of any effects that I can find freely somewhere? Or any other tools that could help me with that.
  • Same question as above, but for transitions. You know, those with the number of footage that you find on top videos between each footage.
  • For the outro, I'm sure that there are tools to create those where you see the subscribe button and the bell being clicked. Any suggestions?
I have been getting my logos designed, intros and outros animated, and numbered transition slides created from sellers on Fiverr. There are a tonne of different services on the platform: https://www.fiverr.com/categories/video-animation/video-intro-and-outro https://www.fiverr.com/categories/video-animation/logo-animation-services I have a custom sub button and like animations which pop up throughout my videos which I have purchased from Fiverr as well however if you are on a stricter budget then you can probably find a generic version of these resources somewhere to download without a watermark for free and use those in your videos.

Alternatively, I'm sure there are ways you can get software like Adobe After Effects free trial, get free templates to customize for your videos/channel, etc. watch YouTube tutorials and get everything done yourself for free. It will take quite a bit of time finding everything you need and learning how to do what you want; if you don't have the time then the other option is to just pay designers/animators to do it for you.

In addition to Fiverr, you can find people to create the assets you need for your videos on freelancing platforms like Upwork, on the BHW marketplace or on any forum that has a active userbase of designers/animators/editors.

Good luck! :)
 

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Hey thevideoguy,

Thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions.

I've just watched Freedom! video about YPP policies and read the YT support page about it and I think I got it covered. Of course, nothing is sure with YT. I've studied very thoroughly the channels I've talked about in the OP and they have a lot of editing involved with a lot of stock videos added during the narration. They also use as little as possible content from the original footage or use several small parts randomly while narrating and adding few seconds of the raw money shot and spend about a minute stabilizing and enhancing it by giving their opinion and inviting viewers to give theirs in the comments.

I've looked into Fiverr and I find it pretty pricey. I've some time to spare and I have to learn to edit videos so creating my intro, outro & transitions would be a good training. I'll look into after effects templates, it seems the best way to do it.

Thanks again,
 

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I honestly think the Fiverr spendings are worth the money for quality channel art, intro, outro, animations, etc. You only have to do it once and you can let a professional do it all for maybe $120.

When a real human reviews your channel, it is my opinion that they are more likely to approve you for monetization if you have nice art and branding.

No one can give you a sure answer about if you will be accepted. It's worth a shot and you can even get the SMM views for only about $100 these days (4k watch hours).
 

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I honestly think the Fiverr spendings are worth the money for quality channel art, intro, outro, animations, etc. You only have to do it once and you can let a professional do it all for maybe $120.

When a real human reviews your channel, it is my opinion that they are more likely to approve you for monetization if you have nice art and branding.

No one can give you a sure answer about if you will be accepted. It's worth a shot and you can even get the SMM views for only about $100 these days (4k watch hours).
I really value your input and couldn't be more in agreement with your comment. Money is not a problem, it's the value I get from it. Yes, I could easily get an intro, outro video done for me for a hundred bucks, but as an entrepreneur, I need to learn what I would be outsourcing in the future. I've never had that problem to find the best freelancer for my project from the get-go. That's because we speak the same language and I have the ability to ask the appropriate questions because I have got a good feel for it.

Not to forget that the knowledge I acquire at this stage will be valuable for my journey in the long term.

I'm ok to spend some time creating my own intro, and if I'm not satisfied with the results, I'll end up hiring someone else. After all my trials I will have a clear idea of what I want as of now I have no freaking one, expect to copy those that I like lol.
 
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