When you first created your YouTube channel, you probably had dozens of ideas for great videos floating around in your head. Then you started making videos, and you found out that you don’t actually have a never-ending supply of good YouTube video ideas. Sometimes you just can’t seem to think of anything new that hasn’t already been done before. So what can you do?
Fortunately, you’re really not alone. All YouTubers get stuck for ideas sometimes, but the successful ones don’t let that stop them. They use the resources available to them to find inspiration and get really good YouTube video ideas, even when they’re not feeling super creative. Let’s take a look at a few of the places you can go to get the same kind of inspiration so you can keep on moving forward with your channel.
Visit Relevant Forums
First, check out the forums online that are made for your target audience. All you have to do is open up Google and add the word “forum” after relevant keywords for your search, and you’ll probably get some pretty great results. You can also go to Reddit and search for a subreddit that’s related to your YouTube channel’s niche.
Once you find a relevant forum or two, start clicking around on the conversations and threads you find there. You might be surprised at what people are talking about and what they want to learn more about. This is a great way to get inspiration for future YouTube video topics.
Search Relevant Hashtags on Social Media
Another way to discover trending topics and find out what everyone’s talking about is to search through relevant hashtags for your niche on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This will help you decide if people are more interested in one topic or another so you can make the best choice for your upcoming videos.
Give Quora a Visit
Quora has a huge database of interesting, informative, and entertaining articles on a huge variety of topics. Just sign in and choose the topics you want to follow, and it’ll create your feed. Then you can search for more specific topics, and you’ll get a lot of really great articles that you can use for inspiration. You’ll see what people want to know more about, and you can use that information and those articles to come up with more good YouTube video ideas.
Take a Look at YouTube/Google Suggestions
Another great way to come up with good YouTube video ideas is to search for a relevant keyword or phrase on Google or YouTube and then see what the search engine’s autofill gives you. We generally recommend running similar keywords through both search engines to see what comes up because these autofill recommendations are based on current search statistics and what others are searching for.
That means they’ll give you a good indicator of what viewers are looking for right now and what kinds of videos they want to see.
Read Relevant Segments on News Publications
Almost all online news publications have searchable categories that can make it really easy to find stories that are relevant to your niche and your viewers. Whether you search by category or you enter keywords into news sites’ search boxes, you might be surprised at what comes up.
When you find relevant stories and segments on these sites, you can tie them in with your videos and link to the stories you read in your video descriptions, as well as on social media.
Check Out Google Trends
Looking for trending topics that the whole Internet is talking about? Check out Google Trends. You can look at the top trending topics across the web, and you can search for topics, as well, so that you don’t have to scroll through tons of topics that aren’t related to your YouTube channel.
You might also want to just give some of the top trending topics a look to see if there’s any way you can tie these in with your niche. The possibilities really are endless, and choosing good YouTube video ideas based on trending topics will help you bring in more viewers who are searching for stories and videos on those topics.
Go for a Walk
If you’re really having trouble coming up with good YouTube video ideas, you might need to just take a break. Sometimes, just stepping away, getting some fresh air, and not thinking about your YouTube channel for a little while can help you get back into a more creative headspace.
Study Your YouTube Comments
What are your viewers talking about most when they comment on your videos? And which videos get the most comments? Studying your comments can give you a lot of insight into the kinds of videos that get the most views and the best engagement. You can also get good YouTube video ideas based on which topics your viewers talk about most in the comments, too.
Ask Your Viewers
Finally, why not ask your viewers for good YouTube video ideas? You want to create videos that your viewers want to watch, right? Asking them for topic ideas gives them the chance to contribute and really engage with you, which is great for building your community and getting some great video suggestions. You can ask for ideas during the end of a video and/or on social media. Engage with your audience, and they can help you keep your YouTube channel running with lots of good suggestions for new videos.
So, now you have a couple of great tips for coming up with good YouTube video ideas, even when you’re not feeling very creative. Use these, and you shouldn’t have a shortage of great topics moving forward with your channel.
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