“It’s not what you know, it’s how fast you can learn.”
That inspiring little anecdote is certainly true of Youtube.
Look, I’m over 40 years old, I’ve young kids, a wife that wants me to spend 9 hours a day decorating, a busy job, and barely a minute to myself, which means that when I want to learn something, I want to learn it fast!
Which is why in this post, I am going to tell you how to learn YouTube fast and save you some precious time. Because maybe you too have a hectic life, or maybe you just don’t have much patience or you just want results in the quickest way possible.
Whatever your reason, let’s talk about how to learn YouTube fast with these 5 top tips.
By the way, if you prefer video over words then check this out which is the YouTube equivalent of this post.
First, what do I mean when I say let’s learn YouTube?
Technically YouTube is a video platform, yes we need to figure out the layout, and basically what button does what, but that’s only a small part of the process. Really what we need to learn are all of the things about YouTube including:
And so much more.
Sounds daunting doesn’t it, well don’t be scared. Anyone can learn these things over time, and if you want to speed up that process here is what I would do.
Tip 1 – Start Today
The best time to grow a tree was 20 years ago, the second-best time is today. Not tomorrow or the day after, or maybe next week when I just get this other thing out the way. The fastest way to learn is to start.
Sound simple doesn’t it, but honestly most of us fall into a trap of consuming more than we create.
I bet you any money that the big YouTubers will spend far more time creating content, whilst we are bouncing from one video to another feeling more and more inadequate as we go. This makes getting started much harder. So start today.
Tip 2 – Invest In Yourself
If you’ve got the money then spend it.
Unless this is just a hobby for you then why not treat it like a business?
My goal with YouTube was to learn new skills and make money to support my family. This is why I am also happy to invest that money into my own YouTube education.
It really bugs me how people are willing to spend thousands on their school education, to end up in a job that isn’t even relevant to their qualification, yet still won’t invest in themselves when it comes to an online business.
Look here are some options for you, all of which I have bought myself and every single one has helped develop my skills and confidence.
You can join a coaching program where you get personal feedback and access to an expert, I signed up with Brian G Johnson, because I love his style and its a community of committed YouTubers, being around these people to talk about the highs and lows really can help push you on.
If your budget is lower then look at Primal Video, Justin and Mike have over 1 million subs on youtube, and their flagship course costs just over a dollar a day, the doors only open every now and then so you need to keep an eye on this one.
Lastly take a look at Skillshare, lots of excellent courses in all aspects of content creation, its ridiculously cheap and you can even get t free for 30 days and really throw yourself into it. I will leave links to all of these in the description.
Think about what you spend your money on now and whether a Starbucks a day really is better than improving your skills and having a blueprint to learn YouTube faster.
Tip 3 – Open Your Ears
Sometimes it’s better to watch what people do rather than listen to what they say.
This is especially true with big names who are excellent marketers. A lot of the content they create is for a purpose, to increase their brand awareness or sell a course, and that’s fine, I like that.
So instead of listening to what they are telling you in the video watch what they are doing.
Listen to the language, look at their style, their editing, the way they structure their video, the way they interact with you the viewer such as asking you questions and provoking your pain points.
The gold is often in observing what the top creators do and tuning in to the real magic behind their success.
Tip 4 – Constantly Improve
If you want to learn YouTube fast then you need to focus on continuous improvements.
Don’t wait until you’re an expert as that’s impossible if you aren’t producing videos.
Just get a video out there, done, dusted, published, available for the whole world to point their finger and ridicule you. Only joking about that part – really no one gives a crap what you’re doing.
Once that video is out there move onto the next but think about ONE thing you can improve, audio, lighting, video quality, your speech, the content itself.
There are so many things that you can improve and the key is to not try and improve everything at once otherwise you will get stuck, lost in that imposter syndrome, and unable to publish again. Continuous improvement will help you learn YouTube fast.
Tip 5 – Get A Grip
Stop playing the pity card.
You know I’m talking to you!
“I can’t do this, I can’t do that, no ones showed me before, but what if someone laughed or someone said mean things.”
Stop it and stop it now.
Here is what I’ve learned in life, and it sounds a cliche, because it is.
Life is short, you need to fill it with all the stuff that gives you fulfillment.
YouTube, for me and many others, is a big part of this, I get to connect with amazing people, earn money to help pay for family holidays and experiences, learn new skills, and have that sense of challenge and opportunity.
Unfortunately, no one is going to do that for you, it’s all on you.
So now is the time to roll your sleeves up, stop moaning and crying about all the what-ifs or the tough cards you’ve been dealt with in life, and start creating content.
The amazing thing about Youtube is the diversity, there’s a place for everyone on here, no matter what your background or interests, by creating content you can find like-minded people that want to hear your voice.
So go find your tribe, and start publishing today. And the post below will also help you take those first steps as I cover the best-paid youtube courses on the market.
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