just brew it! wrote:
Producing quality video content takes time and money.
Why not just make normal podcast videos? No need for special effects or editing. Just impromptu videos that glow with honesty. Even leave the bloopers in to make them fun to watch. They can start off small and progress to increasing length depending on the complexity of the topic being discussed.
A GoPro, cogent analysis, and a few bullet points to hit with good camaraderie could go a long way. I don't want to be a downer, and it would be nice to see something fun rise out of the ashes.
Yeaaaahh..nah. Sorry to dump, but as someone who is gradually getting deeper into this area purely as a hobby exercise, that era of YouTube was over 5+ years ago. Even a fairly basic channel with minimal editing is going to have an order-of-magnitude multiplier on production time commitment. At minimum, you end up having to rewatch all of the video at least three times -- an average of about twice while editing it, and then once again after the encode/upload to make sure it didn't glitch during the local encode or get mangled by the YouTube ingester.
And if you're going to avoid any special effects, skits, or sidebars, your content better have a very unique niche or angle that nobody else is addressing and a high-volume output to keep your audience interested, because otherwise you'll be competing against 100+ other content creators targeting the same eyeballs. The most barebones, high-traffic channel I can think of is The Lockpicking Lawyer. He's pretty minimal on the video editing but has managed to publish about four episodes a week for the past 3 years of a 4 year channel history, and more recently, find additional time for collaborating with creators on other lock-and-security focused channels.
IOW you can't make money on video content these days unless you're willing to go all-in, one way or the other.