If you want to make lead generation possible with a YouTube contest, you’re in luck. ShortStack recently released a new contest software template just for YouTube contests. This template allows you to capture lead information just like you would on Facebook or Instagram contests utilizing the software. Users can actually get entries by voting, or by sharing with their friends. You also have the options that come with the rest of ShortStack software, like setting age limits. If you’re going the contest route to boost your strategy and engagement, I recommend testing out the ShortStack templates.

Case studies: Another way you can promote your business and your products or services is to create video case studies of your clients. These case studies don’t need to deal exclusively with your product: they can focus on client origin stories, recent achievements, or plans for the future. Hootsuite publishes videos of their work with different brands:
To start an internet career and make money on YouTube, you first need to figure out what you’re passionate about and who shares that passion with you (in other words, your audience). For example, to start as a gamer, you should do some research on what video formats would be most appealing to your potential viewers, what hardware and software you’ll need, and other key aspects. This is a very important step for beginners, since it sets the direction for your channel’s growth. 

The fact that YouTube is such a hugely popular platform also means that there is a lot of competition. According to Statista, as of July 2015, 400 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. So, if you want to be successful on YouTube, you need to make sure that you have the time and the resources to publish quality content on a consistent basis. In other words, you’ll need a good YouTube marketing plan.
As of September 2014, YouTube's own keyword tool stopped working. It was moved over to Display Planner's AdWords video keyword suggestions. To use it, you need to have an Google Ads account. Just like the non-existent YouTube keyword tool, it was created to facilitate paid video and ads promotion. Which is why keywords that you will find there might not be closely related to the topic that you want to cover.
Make your video even more engaging with cool animated transitions between segments. Open the Transitions tab, choose the styles you like from the list, and drag them onto the spaces between clips in the working area. Double-click the transition in the working area to change its duration. Want to learn more? Check out our guide to adding animated transitions to a video.
To make your YouTube channel private, click on your avatar icon in the top right corner of the screen and select Settings. Open the Privacy tab and click the appropriate checkboxes to set the privacy settings as necessary. For example, you can make the channel videos private, keep all your liked videos private, and so on. You can uncheck those boxes anytime to go back make those items public again.
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