One of the reasons I put off creating my youtube channel for so friggin long was the lack of a “perfect” first video idea.
Surprise – my idea never came.
Today I’m here to break it to you – the “perfect” first video idea that you’re after, will never, ever come – and if you continue searching for it, you’ll never, ever start a youtube channel.
Stop searching for perfection. Your first video doesn’t need to be spectacular – it just needs to be up.
Here are 30 first video ideas. Stop procrastinating and get to it.
- A Rant
You already have something that gets you frustrated – just go make a video about it.
- A 50 Facts About Me Video
I feel like a 50 facts about me video is a standard gateway in to you and needs to be done.
- An informative Video
Maybe you know a lot about a thing – ie. nipple piercings, on fleek eyebrows, organisation, whatever. Make a super informative video on your thing.
- A Favourite Quotes Video
You probably already have favourite quotes, just make a video about them and why you love them so much.
- A Room Tour
You don’t really need to do much except walk around your room and show people things.
- A “What’s on my Phone” Video
You already have a phone, you already have apps downloaded, all you need to do it show people whats on your phone.
- A “What I Eat in a Day” video
People love seeing the food you put in your mouth on a daily basis.
- A Daily Vlog
Vlogs are so easy to film and so easy to edit.
- A “Favourites” Video
You already have favourites, things you really dig, so just talk about them on camera.
- A “How To” Video
What’s something you’ve done in the past that people are always like – how did you do that?
- The Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Best Friend tag
If you can con those people in to getting on camera – it makes your first video a whole lot less uncomfortable.
- A “Tips” video
Ie. Tips for thrifting, Tips for budgeting, etc.
- An Office Tour
Same deal as a room tour – just show people around your office.
- A ‘What I got for _____’
Ie. Christmas / My Birthday / Etc if it’s around that time of year.
- A Story Time Video
What’s that story that when you tell people everyone pays attention and is like ‘no’ ‘omg’ ‘whaaat’? Tell it again, but on camera.
- A “What I Wore in a Week” video / An OOTD
Set your camera up in one place and once a day film what you wore. Compile it all together and you’re sweet! Or go for an OOTD – even easier than a what I wore in a week video – basically just film what you wore for the day.
- An Opinion Video
Check what’s trending on facebook or twitter right now and make a video on it.
- An “Ideas” Video
Ie. ‘50 new years resolution ideas’ ‘50 easy recipe ideas’ ‘50 first date ideas’
- A Haul
Literally, make a video showing people the stuff you’ve bought.
- A “My Go To Meals” Video
Once again, people love seeing what you eat.
- A “Collection” Video
Ie. My shoe collection, book collection, fake plant collection.
- A Favourites video
Talk about your favourite books, movies, podcasts, youtubers, videos, whatever.
- A Review video
Legitimately review anything.
- 10 Things to be Happy About Video
If this isn’t easy for you to do, you might need to seek help.
- 10 Things to be Angry About Video
Hopefully this isn’t easier for you to do than the above.
- A Bucket List Video
You probably already kind of have a bucket list in your head – just talk about it.
- Things I’ve Learnt in Life Video
These are easier to do than you think – once you start listing things, you think of more and more.
- A “Goals” video
Kind of like a Bucket List Video, but a bit more concrete.
- A DIY video
Maybe not for everyone, but people loving knowing how to DIY cool things.
- A morning routine video
You already have a morning routine, just film it.
Make your first video today. It’s not a big deal, it doesn’t need to be absolute perfection, it just needs to be done.
“Done is better than perfect”
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WHAT YOU GET:
- A plethora of information on doing youtube authentically, and well
- The occasional free (also v exclusive) work sheet /mini guide
- A lot of good vibes your way from a human being who genuinely wants to see you slay in the youtube community