A suggestion when making tutorials on YouTube
By Judy Evans
February 20, 2018 10:48pm CST
DB (@dgobucks226) and I were just chatting about tutorials on YouTube and how useful they can be. The discussion which prompted the interaction is: I think perhaps a couple myLotters sometimes put up tutorials on certain subjects. We’ve attempted several projects which we would never have tackled had it not been for very helpful YouTube tutorials. One involved removing the airbag from a car door. Today’s search involves looking for a solution to a chain-saw problem. Vince now feels he can tackle the problem. However, one tutorial on a sewing machine problem was less than helpful mainly because the demonstrator kept putting her hands in front of the camera and you couldn’t see the actual part she was trying to demonstrate. If you’re putting up tutorials, it’s a good point to remember. Review your video at the finish to ensure the points you’re making can be seen clearly. The photo is of a different sort of 'hand' - a kangaroo paw.
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• Gainesville, Florida
I have just recently discovered the world of YouTube tutorials, and so far have found them very useful. But, like you said, there are some where the information they are saying is great, but the visual demonstrations leave a lot to be desired. I'm a visual person, I need to see something rather than just hearing it. So I get frustrated when the tutorial video isn't very useful because the person's hands or head is in the way of being able to see what they are demonstrating. But overall, I've been happy with most tutorials I've watched.
• Gainesville, Florida
@JudyEv When I buy something that needs to be assembled, I really hope and pray that the instruction manual has pictures in it so I can see how to put something together! If it just has written instructions, it's a guarantee that I will mess up the assembly somehow because I cannot follow the instructions without pictures to guide me! lol
• Bunbury, Australia
@moffittjc At least you open the instruction manual! If it weren't for me, Vince would plough ahead and try to work it out with any instructions, written or otherwise. Sigh - he is so lucky to have me to take him in hand and insist on reading out the instructions for him!
Tutorials are awesome. People love them, they're helpful, great. If you're doing it for money then try to keep your tutorial evergreen content - meaning it's valid forever. For example, "How to boil an egg" would be a better video than "How to change cover on iPhone Whatever 5" The iPhone Whatever 5 will be out of style in a few months, but boiling an egg will still be relevant 100 years from now probably. You can also get a boost for your channel and videos by using a site like Socialesale.com or Wizard4Socialmedia.com or Digesale.com or one of those sites. Good luck :)
• United States
i need that photo! i hear ya'n some folks 'n their tutorials. some'd be really great if'n they'd take a bit more time 'n review 'em 'fore tossin' 'em out to the masses. i'd be tryin' to learn me hows to thread paint via such masterpieces 'n some're quite lackin', jest from the angle 'n outta focus aspect.