How To Stay Consistent on YouTube

Consistency not only relates to how often you post but also in the quality and tone of your content. Once you have figured out your personal style, it is time to ensure you deliver that consistently to your audience. These tips will help you stay on track.

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Time yourself. Figure out exactly how long it takes you to produce a video from scratch. This includes prep time, filming, editing, making the thumbnail, description, tags etc. Knowing this will help you decide on a realistic schedule. 

Keep an ideas log. You want to keep all your ideas in one place and if you are so inclined, you can split them into categories. This is a space you can also use to fine tune your ideas so your content is always on brand. 

Create a realistic content schedule. Schedule up to a month in advance the content you are planning to publish and when. Aim to release videos at roughly the same time so your audience knows when to expect new content. Once your schedule feels set in stone, you can advertise this by including it in your banner, channel description or including it in the intro of your videos. 

Get an editorial calendar. An editorial calendar differs from a content schedule as this is a more detailed lists of the tasks to be completed to produce each video. Spreading the tasks out across the week will save you so much time when it comes to filming. 

Write a script. This doesn't have to be BAFTA award winning, it can just be notes to make sure you cover everything that needs to go in the video. Nothing is more frustrating than editing a video and realising you forgot a crucial point. 

Film videos in batches. Your editorial calendar should make it clear when there are overlaps in your content ideas which means you could film multiple videos in one day. If you are wary of your audience noticing, change your clothes and/or the background. 

Have a back up video. There will always be times when life gets in the way and you aren't able to put out content to schedule. Having a back up video that didn't make it on to your regular schedule will save you.

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