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“I feel like I’m traveling with you when I watch your videos.” – A comment on one of my YouTube videos.
And in fact, many of the emails and Facebook messages I get asked these days, begin something like, “Hey, I saw your videos…”
Why did I share this?
It demonstrates the power you have with videos, and the potential you have to connect with your audience.
In this post, I’m going to share with you a step-by-step guide on how to make travel videos for YouTube (and then depending on what your goal is, I’ll show you how to grow your channel and subscribers).
YOU CAN TELL SUCH AN AMAZING STORY THROUGH VIDEO
Original post of a video blogger: Migrationology.com
Why Are Videos Important?
The reason videos are so important is because they are incredibly engaging and offer a well rounded sensory experience that includes visual motion, sound, story, and personality.
I always loved taking photos of food and blogging about it, but I continued to think to myself that there had to be a better way to show the atmosphere of eating and the emotion of tasting delicious food.
On that day I committed myself to learning how to make travel videos (mostly food focused), and how to optimize video SEO on YouTube (which is not only the biggest video website platform, but also the world’s second largest search engine).
When I first started making video, I had no experience, and had little clue what I was doing (and I only had a small point and shoot camera). Today, my YouTube channel is my main sources of making money and getting traffic.
The point of saying this is:
Videos have massive potential. And even if you have no experience, and have no idea what you’re doing, you can still get started today (and this guide will walk you through getting started).
WOULDN’T IT BE NICE TO MAKE A VIDEO EATING BLUE RICE, INSTEAD OF JUST HAVING A PHOTO?
Travel Video Ideas
Before you start making travel videos, you might want to take some time to think about the types of travel videos you want to create.
Sometimes though, it helps to start making videos first. Then once you’ve done some experimenting, you’ll be able to narrow in on the types of videos you enjoy making, and that are most effective for what you’re doing.
Types of videos
Travel Vlogs: Vlogs, or video blogs, are the video equivalent of a blog post. Travel vlogs are typically very personal, overall pretty natural, focused on reality, and for the most part they don’t need to be perfectly edited or filmed (they are often filmed by yourself, selfie style). According to BBC, a key to the top vloggers is that they build trust with their audience. Vlogs are one of my personal preferred methods of making travel videos because they don’t have pressure and are meant to be natural. In addition to showing personality, in my vlogs I try to offer helpful tips, like where to stay, and restaurants to eat at.
Travel Guide Videos: Making a travel guide destination video could be something like a “Guide to visiting Delhi,” or “25 Things To Do in Tokyo.” These are examples of travel videos that aren’t just personal updates, but they are designed to inspire or help people travel. Additionally, these types of destination videos can be optimized for search engines (either on YouTube search or Google search) so that they keep on being viewed. Destination travel videos can take some planning, lots of footage, and a lot of editing. But the results I’ve seen from these pillar style videos, can be huge.
Niche Videos: When I first started making travel videos for YouTube, I really had no focus or story, and I just uploaded a few videos and waited to see what would happen. However, my passion is food travel, and so when I started focusing on my niche, I decided to make the majority of my videos focused on food (which is often a part of travel). Choose the niche that you’re passionate about and make videos revolving around your passion.
Explanation or Marketing Videos: Since videos are so engaging, they can be hugely effective for marketing and promotions. Your “About” page on your travel blog is probably one of the most viewed pages on your website, so why not make an “About Me” video. Putting a face, voice, and personality behind a blog immediately makes it more trustworthy, personable, and credible.
There are many kinds of travel video possibilities and these are just a few to get your ideas flowing.
But the BEST way to figure out what kind of travel videos you want to start making, is to start filming and publishing and seeing what works and what you enjoy.
What’s the most important thing about a video?
Casey Neistat, one of the greatest vloggers on YouTube, has consistently said “story” is the most important component of ANY video.
Have you ever watched one of those amazingly filmed scenery videos with the gorgeous footage and music in the background? After about a minute of watching, maybe you got bored and went to the next video. It’s inspirational, but not a story.
On the flip-side, you’ve watched a video where someone is explaining something or sharing something, that keeps you engaged and watching, and walks you through a story. And all of a sudden you don’t know where 10 minutes just went.
Think about a story for every video you make.
Video quality is important, but at the same time, I would encourage you to still make videos, even if you don’t feel your equipment is good enough. You can record great video nowadays with point and shoot cameras, or even phones.
4 Step Editing Formula:
Introduction (around 10 seconds): The first 10 seconds of your video are hugely important. If it’s no engaging enough, people will leave your video. Capture viewers attention with something interesting or tell them what your video is going to be about.
Your logo brand (5 seconds): Next, promote your brand. I simply use my logo and add music to it, but others have a more fancy intro.
Body of video: (3 – 8 minutes, or could be longer): This is the body storyline of your video, the bulk of the content.
Ending and Call To Action (around 10 – 15 seconds): At the end of your video, it’s a good idea to have a call to action. I usually ask viewers to click thumbs up (this can help increase your video rankings), and to subscribe for future videos. One of the most effective ways to achieve a call to action at the end of a video is to speak it, ask viewers to do something. But you can also include an end card that you annotate (do this by building it into your video when you’re editing).
A good length to aim for is from 3 – 10 minutes, but you can also try different length videos as well. I’ve had shorter 1 minute videos do well, and longer 15 minute videos do well.
Put all the finishing touches, like keywords, descriptions, titles, and annotations, on them before publishing it to the public.
Comments: Again, YouTube loves to see engagement, and when your video gets lots of “likes” and comments, that improves engagement. Ask people to leave a thumbs up and comment in your video, and then make sure you do your part to answer back as much as you can.
If you follow these tips and keep publishing videos, I’m pretty confident your YouTube channel will grow.
Along with first starting a blog, the decision to start making travel and food videos for YouTube and growing my YouTube channel, was probably the best choice I’ve made in my online career.
In this guide on how to make travel videos for YouTube we’ve gone over a step by step plan on how you can start to make videos and grow your channel (and your videos don’t need to be only about travel, this guide will work for any subject of video).
There’s no doubt that it takes a lot of work. But the beauty of making videos, especially when you have a a platform like YouTube to share them on, is that you have the potential to connect with millions of people from around the world.
Don’t wait, start creating and telling your story today.
If you have any questions or comments, leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you!
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