How To Create Awesome Thumbnails That Get Clicked On - YouTube

Howard Lynch, Teaching you to get results

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5 Videos (11m)
    • Introduction

      1:30
    • Getting Icons For Your Thumbnail & Thumbnail size

      2:17
    • Thumbnail Design - make it stand out

      4:15
    • Iconfinder

      2:08
    • Exporting Your Thumbnail

      1:08

About This Class

In this course, let me show you how to create amazing thumbnails for your YouTube videos, SkillShare courses, or any other graphics or video you want to promote.

We'll be using Photoshop in this tutorial, but you can use its free alternative GIMP, or any other image editor, they work just as well.

Enroll now and let's get started! 

** a good thumbnail is the difference between getting thousand of views and your video being lost amongst others**

If you look at YouTube as a website where you can upload videos, then you are going nowhere near getting many hits for your videos. With this outlook, you are using the site for personal entertainment regardless of whether or not you are going to create a sensation out of your videos. But if you are looking to monetize your videos, you should be looking at YouTube differently. If you look at YouTube as a social media site, you are on a right perspective to increase YouTube views for your videos.

There are several easy steps to increase YouTube views. However, these steps are often taken for granted. Many of those who post on YouTube thinks it is enough to produce a funny video and upload it on the site to make a video go viral. While content is very crucial to make the video more likely to get noticed, there are other ways on how you can increase the chances of getting hits.

Do Not Skip the MetaData

Creating your video and uploading them is not all the task to get hits in YouTube. You also have to fill up the required meta data including the title heading, description, tags and categories. Fight the temptation of skipping this step. Your patience will pay off because these data help increase the probabilities of your videos getting more views. Your video will not just be an instant hit. Your video will continue getting increased YouTube views even after many months. Meta data does not only increase the chance of getting search on YouTube, but also on other sites such as search engines.

Create a Relevant Thumbnail

Another step to increase YouTube views is to create a thumbnail for your video. A thumbnail is basically a snapshot that best represents your video. It could be an image, text or a frozen part of your video. You have the choice of creating a thumbnail if you are a partner of YouTube. You can customize the design so you have the option of creating one. If you are not a partner of YouTube, the site will auto-generate three thumbnail options for you to choose from. Make sure your thumbnails look good to easily capture the attention of viewers whether in YouTube of in search engines.

Use Annotations to Your Advantage

Annotations can also increase YouTube views. They are small texts that are integrated into the video as overlays. Annotations can be information, subscription box or relevant links that will help your audience to remember that you have other videos or that you have products and services that they could purchase to help them with their daily problems. Annotations help generate traffic by increasing the chances of getting your ads clicked or by increasing your Google ranking.

Edit Your Video to a Suitable Running Time

It is important to include vital and rich content to increase YouTube views. Many people are no longer looking for short and funny videos but have poor content. They would be willing to watch a longer video if they want to learn about vital information to solve their problems. If your video is simply commercial, then there is no need to create a very long one. If your video is procedural and educational, you can edit it to a desirable length of time so that the content will not be sacrificed. Content can increase YouTube views and can help build trust among your potential market.

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Howard Lynch

Teaching you to get results

Hello everyone! 

We are a team of dedicated, hard-working instructors with diverse skillsets in areas related to internet marketing.

After having gone through the hard work of building our own businesses online, we've decided to compile our findings into easily digestible "bite-sized classes" that you can take on the go.

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#1 HOWARD LYNCH

Send me a pm if you have any questions !

Hello everyone! I am a junior internet marketer. I specialize in selling ebooks and producing videos. I wish to share what I have learned and connect with internet marketers. I will answer any questions regarding internet marketing, so don't hesitate to contact me and I will get back to you in no time. 

With my partner Antoine Lelievre, we work hard to bring you high quality comprehensive information. 

I am capable of teaching: 

  1. Ebook sales and marketing
  2. Affiliate Marketing
  3. Product creation
  4. Freelancing and content creation

Je parle également français -n'hésitez pas à me contacter! 

Good luck!

#2 JOHN NKUME

Hi Guys

I am Sharing my Skills & Secrets in 4 Classes!

1. Pimp Your Social Media Page Series: #1  #2  #3

2. Internet Marketing Series: #1

3. Website Design Series: Coming soon

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Hi Guys! I am an Economic research analyst by profession currently working at Deloitte South Africa. Besides my day job, I am an affiliate marketer and netpreneur. I am always looking for ways to monetize content and grow my online business. Here is the complete list of all my the Skillshare classes I teach:

In my quest to build my online business I have learnt quite a lot and I would like to share what I have learnt so far with people starting out in their online business journey and need some direction.

Long story cut short, learning to make money online is an overwhelming process and I would like to make the process easier and less daunting for people by giving them learning shortcuts and pointing them in the right direction to get started and minimize their learning costs.

From my experience I am able to teach people

Affiliate marketing
How to set up wordpress and customize free blogs
Photo and Video Editing
Internet research methods for content creation
Advanced Microsoft Excel
And so much more little tips and tricks no one talks about
You can ask me anything on the above topics and I will try my best to help.

I always look forward to connecting with both experienced and newbie netpreneurs/affiliate marketers. Feel free to connect with me on Facebook and Twitter.

#3 DONALD CLARK

Hello and Welcome!

Ive always had a nack for teaching and so Ive finally decided to join Skillshare and SHARE what I know and learned over the years.

Here youll find real world Internet Marketing tips, tricks and how to's and maybe even a few Life Hacks. My formal training was in Education, but in my life Ive been a corporate operations auditor, a successful small business owner, and now an internet marketer.

In the end.. its all about results and I want to see all of my students get the results that they are looking for.

Im here to answer any questions you have and help you along the way as much as I can. Be sure to reach out and introduce yourself!

Good Luck! and Happy Learning!