Best YouTube Video Ideas For 2018

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YouTube has become a fantastic platform for the social media patrons to demonstrate their special skills and expertise in front of a large pool of audience. Earning a hefty income from your YouTube channel demands you to be shrewd and strategic. Monetizing your videos can be easier if you have a dependable subscriber base. Most people fail to come up with a stellar video idea for YouTube and hence their dream of getting more views on their content encounters a stiff roadblock.

If you are poised to earn money from your YouTube channel, you need a decent idea based on which you are going to shoot your videos. After ideation, you need to develop a content strategy for your videos that are going to be uploaded on your channel.

Every YouTuber is facing an uphill task in increasing the count of the subscribers for their channel. Therefore, it is imperative to infer that only the best video ideas will mint money for you and help you in becoming the YouTube King.

Here are a few video ideas that have the potential to generate a lot of views for your channel.

Record prank videos

Although prank videos look comparatively easier to record they can be quite challenging.

How to record a prank video?

If you are into video-blogging and cannot hit the street to record a prank video then you can start directly from your home or office. You can shoot these videos on a major occasion like an April fool’s day. Prank a coworker and film it and next post it on YouTube.

You can start playing pranks on your roommates by wearing colorful masks and annoying them. There are numerous other ways of poking fun at your dear ones.

Singing videos

Videos on item numbers or rap songs are exceptionally popular on YouTube. What you can do is render a trendy song in your own voice with a twist to it.

You can be more creative and sing a song in a weird or funny voice like in high pitch or breathy voice or at a brisk pace to entertain your viewers.

Here you can upload video almost every day.

Videos on sting operations and crimes

Now if you are coming from a developing world or the world which is already developed, you can record videos exposing corruption in public as well as private sector.

Suppose you want to make a driving license and the government official there is demanding a bribe, then you can record it on a hidden camera and upload on the YouTube. Such videos generate millions of views since the audience is more interested in watching videos made on corruption.

Likewise, you can think of many such ideas and upload videos at least once or twice every week.

Create parody videos of your partner

This is another mind-blowing idea for making YouTube videos. Making parody videos of your spouses or partners can be highly comical from the audience perspective. However, the unique challenge would be the immense competition in the market because everyone is into making parody videos.

Hence, you got to stand out from the rest. The most brilliant ideas would be talking about your girlfriend or boyfriend, later on, you can expand on the topic and include things like movies, music, fashion, etc.

Make it unique and I am sure you can upload a video every day.

Ranting videos on recent topics

Rant videos are really great and people love it especially who do not like pranks or parody videos on YouTube.

You need a topic you can rant on, the more it is controversial the better it is. At this stage, you don’t have to bother about political correctness or sensor board. Mimic politicians, influencers, products, movie trailers, and anything that is trending in modern times.

You choose topics like politics, religion, sexuality etc. Just rant it for 10 to 15 minutes with a lot of F-words in it.

You must upload at least a couple of videos per week.

Cute baby and animal videos

Just like parody videos YouTube and the Internet are full of cute baby videos or animal videos. Remember “Charlie Bit My Finger”.

This is a very ‘easy-to-create’ video idea because you can initiate it right from your home. If you have pets or kids, then recording such videos would not be a hassle.

However, you need to keep in mind that you must produce compelling videos with fine story-telling skills in order to intrigue your audience.

Movie review videos

Review a recently watched movie and shoot a video while giving the review of every scene and the song present in the movie. You have to present an honest review whether the movie was excellent or not. Be creative if you want to make it popular. Uploading a video with generic content is of no use for your channel.

Videos on best restaurants and lounges

If you are a gastronome and love to explore fancy restaurants and food joints on a regular basis, you can start your own channel where you can showcase the best options in your hometown.

You don’t have to do anything special. Precisely, you have to visit new eateries, bars, lounges etc. and write a review or record a video about their menu and services etc.

You must be an avid traveler and you should be passionate about hitting eateries and bars.

Review grocery products from a local retail store

Shooting videos on products that you are using in your routine life can equally be a prevailing idea to make money from YouTube.

You can review products like a jam or cooking oil or an air freshener and express your thoughts on them. Carry out an unbiased review of products from various brands and be honest while giving reviews. Choose a unique product daily and create a review video on it.

Video tour of a day in your life

Another fantastic idea of making a YouTube video is on what happened on a particular day in your life. Through a single YouTube video, you can interact with millions of people around you.

You can start filming your experience while traveling in public transport like buses, cabs, or while grabbing lunch in a cafeteria.

Videos on Home interiors

This is a great idea for those who love decorating their living rooms and lounges. You just have to shoot a live video as you walk through the interiors of your home.

You can create videos showcasing the interior design of your living room, varieties of beds or pillow designs used, wall-decoration and what’s there in your wardrobe.

Upload at least three videos every week.

Hair and makeup videos

This idea is exclusively for women. If you are a beauty expert and love to teach others on how to do be stylish with perfect hairstyle and makeup, then you can upload videos based on style tips such as ‘7 ways to use mascara’, ‘top affordable eyeliners in the market’ and more.

Try to build your own brand because there are many YouTube channels out there and you need to stand out from the rest.

Education videos

One of the best videos to upload on YouTube is ‘How To’ videos, or ‘Tutorial’ videos teaching about a specific topic.

For example, if you know MS Excel then you can create video-like ‘Top 5 shortcuts in MS-Excel’

People are mostly hooked to tutorial videos on topics like share market, technology, ordinary life or high school mathematics etc. Here you need to put an extra effort to create quality videos out of PowerPoint presentation or other research works. Upload at least one video every day.

Cooking and recipe videos

Furthermore, it’s a decent video idea for the ladies! You can start a channel dedicated to cookery and things related to it.

Incorporate all kinds of recipes like Italian, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Mediterranean, etc. Try fusion recipes and experiment with them. Make your show livelier by inviting two or more people to taste your items.

Innovation in cooking methods and trying out new items in front of your audience might place you ahead of the competition.

Review videos on latest gadgets

Tech gadgets like smartphones, laptops, tablets are endlessly fascinating for new-generation users.

You can create videos on gadget reviews especially smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

You can also have one channel on tech-review but to attract more visitors you need to create your own brand. You need to find out intriguing ways to keep your audience engaged as there are multiple channels working in the same genre.

Create FAQ videos

FAQ videos might create wonders for you because there is no highly rated channel for producing FAQ videos on YouTube. Create funny FAQ videos with your friends in the office or family members at home.

If you want sensation then ask questions that are really controversial like sexuality, personal traits or other related aspects. This will significantly support you to generate more views which imply in coining more revenue with time. In this genre, you can easily upload up to three videos a week.

Interview videos with local celebrities

Celebrities are inevitably eye-candies for everyone. Start connecting with local celebrities and shoot the interactive session with them in the form of a video. While shooting live interviews of celebrities make sure you are properly dressed up and ask them professional questions mainly related to their hardships and their career.

Celebrity stories create hype in general and a greater number of followers will start flocking together to YouTube in order to watch the interview videos.

Create videos on gaming

Demonstrate your gaming skills and record videos with your friends about new games and their reviews. Post videos on live footage of you playing a game or on cut-scenes of stories of a video game. Start shooting videos on walkthroughs inside a game as you will complete the levels and challenges.

These types of videos are fun and you can directly start earning money from these videos.

Series of challenge videos

Well in the western world, challenge videos are the sole wage-earners for some of the YouTubers. It could have been mentioned ahead of parody or ranting videos but challenge videos are difficult to shoot.

You have to encounter a challenge like ‘you might have to eat a bowl of chicken nuggets in 30 seconds’ or ‘drink a full bucket of Cola without any stop’.

If you like the idea of taking a challenge and exhibiting it in front of the entire world, you can upload at least one video on this theme per week

Health and Fitness videos

Health and fitness videos encompass videos that are shoot in gyms and yoga classes. As we are increasingly becoming aware of our health, create videos on health tips and exercises. People are interested in maintaining their health with their progress with time.

Share tips about losing weight and show wind-down exercises in your videos. Show a home workout and host an interactive health & wellness Q&A.

Hence, creating entertaining health and fitness videos by incorporating music into the background, will prove to be advantageous for getting more views.

Weekly time-lapse videos

Time Lapse Videos is where you create a montage explaining what you did in an entire week or a day. These videos are common across YouTube and you start watching any of them and learn how to create those videos.

The only thing you need to do is to shoot this video in an innovative way, not like the ones that already exist in the market.

This type of video usually takes time to be created and uploading at least one video of this type is sufficient for a week.

Film yourself while undertaking a work

You can film yourself while you are self-driving your own car or visiting a brand store at a mall. Sharing life experiences with your audience in the form of a video is a fashionable idea.

You can upload one video every day on your YouTube channel based on this content

Create videos on process description

Find out a concept that’s difficult to understand and explain the concept in a convenient way to make it easier for absorption to the viewers. People are looking for this type of videos on YouTube since they represent sources for learning various topics.

Here you may upload one video every day.

Trivial videos

Discover astonishing facts on your favorite topics and build your videos around them. Some channels provide an encyclopedic knowledge of the subject you might not be familiar with.

Wedding videos

If you are a romantic person and love to make plans for weddings, then you can create videos on wedding guidance to your users. Like where to buy your wedding gown, how to decorate the interior of the hall and much more on the wedding topic.

Creating videos on this topic require prior arrangement and a team of efficient people. You can upload videos providing hints on how to make your wedding successful and colorful.

Videos on writers and authors

Make a video biography of some of the renowned authors and writers of your favorite subject. You can select authors from a particular subject or maybe a handful of subjects.

One way to make it more attractive to the audience is by highlighting the authors who are not acclaimed among us but they deserve a special stature in the field of art and literature.

Talk about Film-makers and producers

Most of us are movie-buffs but we hardly possess any knowledge of some of the highly acclaimed directors of our era. Most of the people living in this present world have seen ‘The Jurassic Park’ but only a few of them knows about the past life of the evergreen director, Stephen Spielberg.

Deep dive into life stories of particular directors from various countries and talk about their achievements.

Try to upload at least 3 videos every week.

Review videos on recent music

Are you currently obsessed with a recently launched song that is making too much noise in the market? If you are an ardent listener of music of various genres and verticals, then creating a channel on music reviews is a brilliant idea.

Try to upload 4-5 videos in this segment on a weekly basis.

Videos showcasing mysterious tricks & hacks

Even in 2018, people unaware of some of the coolest technical and non-technical tricks. Suppose, you are trying to fix your door lock single-handedly, but you don’t know how to do it. What a shame! Videos on topics like these roll eyeballs of many and son your uncanny content on YouTube will generate millions of views and appreciations.

Video coverage of mega events

If you’re into music, attend the live music concerts in your locality and start filming your experience on your own video camera. If you are a sports enthusiast, go and watch the live games in stadiums and interview people from the crowd.

Create videos on national interest

Shooting live videos on the pathetic living conditions like potholes, no streetlights, overcrowded buses or metros, pick-pocketing in public, careless road accidents, public rallies, etc.

You can also upload videos spreading awareness on drug usage, conduct interviews with drug-addicts and publish FAQs through your videos. You can clearly get ideas for creating at least a couple of videos every week.

Videos in response to other videos

Create a series of videos in response to other YouTube videos like how you like a particular musical trailer or your reaction to a political conference in New Delhi.

You must publish honest content in your videos, and it should not be abusive to your audience.

You can easily upload 2 to 3 videos every day as it is vaguely similar to ranting videos.

Videos displaying your innate talent

Try to display your inner talent and abilities through your videos and post them on YouTube. The launch of an application called musically will encourage you to shoot visually compelling videos for your audience. If you are a talented dancer, showcase your dancing skills by shooting a video of you dancing to the tunes of a song. If you are a designer, create videos on your crafts and designs.

Videos on Illusion and magic

If you believe in wizardry and bewitchment and want to enchant your audience with your skills of magic, then you can start shooting live sessions where you will demonstrate each and every trick of magic in detail.

Record a karaoke video

Find a karaoke version of your favorite song and sing along. There are multiple tools that will support you in singing a song in this mode. Record a video while singing a karaoke version of the song. Then, post it on your YouTube channel.

Videos on Fashion

If you are a fashionista or a fashion-blogger, establishing a channel and uploading videos related to fashion is the best possible way to earn fame and money.

You can try various outfits, attires of leading brands and demonstrate them to the audience. Through these types of videos, you can provide fashion advice to your audience.

You can partner with brands and promote their apparels in your videos.

Virtual travel guide videos

If you are a travel enthusiast but barely manage the time to travel around the world, then you can start making videos of famous countries in the world. Through your videos, you can explain to your audience what the famous tourist sports in a particular country, where to go for dining, which are the best shopping malls, etc.

You can upload up to 1-2 videos in a particular week and act as a virtual tour guide for millions of subscribers.

Make a philosophy video

If you are fascinated in giving life-lessons and excite the audience with your knowledge and communicative skills, create videos that are going to relate to the lives of your followers. Try to influence them in various ways.

Arrange pep talk sessions to boost their morale.

Story-telling videos

Do you have an engaging story to share with your audience? A story that might create an impact in our daily lives? Cleverly narrate your story through video.

You may even introduce characters to engage more with your audience.

Speak in depth about career

If you have a handsome experience in the field of your expertise, you can start your own channel which is going to be career-oriented and that will provide career lessons to the audience. Suppose, you have a work experience of 15+ years in the field of technology, then you can act as a career coach for those students who are interested in excelling in the field of IT.

Such videos draw attention from the school-students and college goers.

Post at least one video per week to gain popularity in a steady way. 

Final Note

These are some of the best YouTube video ideas that are sure-shot hits of modern times. However, if you have an idea in your mind, you can start your own channel and start uploading videos that revolve around your specialization or idea. Consult with fellow YouTubers or social media geeks might also help you in developing the best video-making ideas for your channel. Whichever idea you pick for your channel, make sure you have measurable goals at your sight.

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