7 Tips for Creating a YouTube Channel as an Introvert 

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7 Tips for Creating a YouTube Channel as an Introvert 

by | Mar 5, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

 7 Tips for Creating a YouTube Channel as an Introvert 

By Nichole Wintheiser 

YouTube is an excellent way to promote your business.

It lets people know your company on a personal level and shows potential clients more about you.

But as an introvert, the thought of getting behind the camera and uploading a video can be terrifying. 

 How do you create videos while still being true to your introverted self? Here are seven tips to help you. 

  1. Start small 
  1. Practice 
  1. Speak to one person 
  1. Make a schedule 
  1. Charge your social battery 
  1. Focus on the people you’ll help 
  1. Make Lists 

 

Becoming a YouTuber can be intimidating, especially as an introvert.

It will be uncomfortable at first, but if you use these tips and keep at it creating videos can, eventually, become a fun way to express yourself and show your business to the world without really having to interact with a ton of people at once.  

 

Start Small 

 Make a promise to yourself to make two videos a month until you get comfortable with that.

Then gradually increase the amount of the content you create until you are happy with it. The key is to remain consistent.  

 Your videos don’t even have to be that long.

The average video length for businesses should be about 6 minutes.

Viewers have a short attention span, so the shorter you can make your videos while still getting your information out, the better.  

 

Practice 

 Write out your script ahead of time, and practice saying it out loud before you film.

Make sure your script sounds ok, and try not to have it sound forced.

Use vocal inflection and try to sound excited about what you’re talking about.

If you sound excited, then you’re more likely to gain views and followers.  

 The more you practice what you’re going to say the easier it will be for you to do what you plan on doing while you talk.

Knowing the material ahead of time will also help you avoid the filler words so you can sound more confident about what you’re saying. 

 

Speak to One Person 

 As an introvert, the thought of talking to more than one person at a time is a nightmare.

So, pretend that you are talking to one person, preferably a close friend, while you’re filming.

Pretend you’re talking to your spouse, best friend, or anyone else in your inner circle. 

 It won’t be as daunting as thinking about all the people who will view your video once it’s online.

By talking to someone in your inner circle, you can focus on your tone, and inflections so you sound more excited.

You’re more likely to be your true self, who is passionate about your work, rather than the quiet person you are in a group setting. 

 

Make a Schedule 

 Make time in your schedule to film.

Block it off in your calendar, so you can’t make excuses for why it didn’t get done.

It is very easy to avoid doing something that you don’t want to do, especially if you’re intimidated by the task.

By blocking off time on your calendar you can’t make the excuse that you forgot, or that something else came up.  

 If you really dread it, schedule the time for first thing Monday morning.

That way, you’re not thinking about it all week and you can say that the worst thing is already done.

You’ll also be able to focus on your other tasks if you’re not thinking about creating a video for YouTube. 

 

Charge Your Social Battery 

 Introverts gain energy in different ways than extroverts.

Extroverts thrive in social gatherings with many people, while introverts need alone time.

So, take that alone time. Schedule that alone time in your calendar, for the hour or so before your filming time.  

 Do what you need to do to get fully charged.

If that’s going for a walk, go for a walk, or if it’s reading a book, then do that.

Do whatever you need to do to decompress from being around too many people. 

 

Focus on the People You’ll Help 

 Don’t let your thoughts drift to all the negative comments or responses to your videos, but instead think about all the people you can help by sharing your knowledge with them.

By focusing on the positive side of your work, you’ll show your viewers your passion, and that you love creating videos for them, and more people will watch and share them. 

 Don’t ignore the comments but try not to let them consume your thoughts.

Read through them and reply and then once you’re done reading them, forget the negative ones.

That’s easier said than done but try and distract yourself with something else. 

 

Make Lists 

 Make a list of all the topics you want to discuss, and keep it handy so you can continue to add to it as you think of more ideas.

That way, when you try and make the excuse that you have nothing to talk about for a video, you can go back to that list and pick a topic from it. 

 You can keep your list on your phone, or create a new document on your computer.

You could also have a separate notebook and keep your ideas written down in that. Use whatever option works best for you. 

 

How Do I Keep My Face Off of YouTube? 

 If you’re still anxious about creating videos for YouTube, there are a few other options for making videos where you don’t appear on camera.

Just make sure they are relevant to your business. 

  1. Motivational Channel :You could compile motivational quotes from famous people and create slides or posters. You could also ask other people to be in your videos and have them talk about how to be successful. 
  1. Product Reviews: You could also review products that you use every day as part of your business. Are there things that make your life easier? Are there items that you don’t think are worth it? Review them. Have your camera focused on the product, or show yourself using it while keeping your face out of the frame. You can also do voiceovers so you don’t have to try and talk while using the products. 
  1. Tutorials: Show your viewers how to do what you do. Your face doesn’t have to be in the frame, and like the tutorials, you can do voiceovers if that will make it easier. If you’re a cook, show them how to make your favorite recipes. Or if you’re a photographer, show people how to work on camera settings and locations. 
  1. Point of View Videos: Some of your videos can be created by sharing what you see. Hold your camera at your eye level and talk into it like you’re talking to a friend and both looking at the same thing. You could also get a GoPro camera so your hands are still free to do what you do. 
  1. Animation Videos: If you’re a good artist you could make animated YouTube videos. They can be simple stick figure drawings or more detailed drawings depending on your skill level. Just make sure to keep it professional and relevant to your channel. 

 

Sources: Inc., Vidyard, Self Made Success, Pro Vlogging 

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