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Running a YouTube channel is more than just uploading videos and hoping that people like them enough to subscribe and take the action you want them to take.
There are other little things that go into growing a successful channel like having an attractive channel design, creating beautiful thumbnails and having well-edited videos.
You may not be able to do all of these things and you probably shouldn’t anyway. A shoddy channel design will probably do more harm than good if you try to DIY it.
Finding someone who has the expertise to do the things you need done isn’t hard and if you’re budget-minded then the perfect place to outsource these tasks is a site called Fiverr.
Fiverr has hundreds of expert freelancers who will do just about any task you need done starting at the low price of $5.
In this article, I’m going to list some tasks that are necessary to grow your YouTube channel and how you can get them done through Fiverr. I also handpick a few sellers with amazing work that you might want to give a try if you’re looking to get that specific task done.
The freelancer marketplace even has a YouTube store where you can browse tasks needed to grow your channel.
Here are some tasks you can outsource to Fiverr that will help to grow your YouTube channel.
1. YouTube Channel Art / Banner
When subscribers (and more importantly, potential sponsors) first visit your channel, you’ll want them to see that you’re more than just someone who uploads videos. You want to present your channel as a brand.
Your channel branding is important. You need to have beautiful channel art and design just like if you were running your own website and had to choose a theme/template.
All you really need for your channel’s design is a custom banner that says what your channel is all about.
You could upload some relevant stock photo here or design one yourself on Canva but it would be a better idea to get it expertly done through a seller on Fiver for a low cost.
Here are some high quality gigs that offer YouTube banner/art creation at a low cost on Fiverr.
2. Animated Logos
This is part of your branding. Some sellers would do a branding kit or you can just get a custom logo.
For YouTube, your profile picture and your channel art are two places where you might want to have your logo but you may also need to put them inside your videos in which case you might want to have an animated logo.
Having an animated logo brings extra attention to your brand especially if someone isn’t yet a subscriber but keeps seeing your videos. Potential sponsors will also take your more seriously when they view your content.
There are lots of sellers on Fiverr who will do logos and also do animated logos for your videos. Here are a few to check out.
3. Custom Video Thumbnails
Custom thumbnails are a best practice for anyone serious about growing their YouTube channel. Rather than let YouTube pick a thumbnail that viewers see, you can upload a thumbnail design that describes the video and attracts clicks and views.
Designing a custom thumbnail isn’t the hardest thing – there are lots of templates on Canva to help you with this. However, you may want to leave this up to an expert designer who will do custom thumbnail design for you on a budget.
The Fiverr marketplace has a lot of these gigs at an affordable price.
Here are three sellers who offer amazing work at affordable prices.
4. Video Intros / Stingers
Having an intro video or a stinger can really up the quality of your YouTube video. People associate this with high quality production and if all the elements are right, you can really capture their attention.
An animated logo, the right background music and well edited footage can all come together to get viewers interested in the content you’re presenting to them.
It’s a little tricky to find really high quality gigs of this type of Fiverr as some will offer logo animation with background music for intros which can work also and some will offer it in video editing services.
Fiverr’s YouTube store can help you as they have a section for this type of gig and you can also look through the Intro and Outro sub-category under Video & Animation.
Here are some Fiverr sellers I’ve hand-picked who offer high quality video intros and stingers.
5. Video Editing
Some people have great content but their videos are just plain boring which can cause people to not watch the entire video. Having an engaging video that viewers watch all the way through can help YouTube to recommend your video to even more people which can increase views.
If you’re not great at video editing then this is another task you can outsource to persons skilled in this area.
From color grading to adding effects and other elements, you can increase the quality of your video production with the right edits.
There are lots of gigs on Fiverr and Fiverr Pro for this type of task. You can check the suggestions below for some highly rated sellers who do great video editing work or check out the video editing sub-category under Video & Animation.
Video editing isn’t a simple task so it is advised that no matter which seller you choose, you should contact them and talk about what you need before you pay for the gig.
Here are three gigs that I recommend in this category.
6. Subtitles & Captions
Having subtitles and captions on your video can help your videos reach more people.
There are three main types of captions you can add – open captions where the words appear on the video itself, closed captions which you will need to enable through settings and subtitles mainly used for translation purposes.
For these jobs, you’ll need to already have your video transcribed so that you can provide the necessary srt file to the seller so they can add the captions. Some sellers will do transcription as an addon or in a higher package before they add the captions or subtitles.
Here are three Fiverr gigs that I’d recommend if you want to add subtitles and captions to your YouTube videos.
7. Video Creation
If you’ve always wanted to create a YouTube channel but can’t get yourself to do video, this is another thing you can get done on Fiverr.
Whether you just want to turn your website or blog’s posts into a video, create explainer videos for your service or want to do a trailer for a book, you can find someone on Fiverr who will do the necessary production for you to add to your channel.
There are several categories where you can find specific video creation services such as explainer videos or book trailers but for general video creation services, you’ll want to check out some of the gigs I’ve mentioned below. You can always go ahead and search related gigs or within the categories these are found in.
Many of these gigs use stock photos and video to make slideshow type videos with automated voice overs or you can get screencasts. For higher quality gigs with live action actors and real film production, Fiverr Pro gigs are available but you need to have a bigger budget ($1000+) for those.
Here are three gigs I’ve picked out that offer high quality video creation services that are designed mainly to turn your blog posts into YouTube videos.
Growing your YouTube channel with high quality, engaging video takes a lot of work. You’ll want to focus your strengths where you need it the most and let leverage the strengths of others where you can.
This is one of the secrets most successful YouTubers wouldn’t tell you about. They’re not doing everything themselves. They’re outsourcing video editing, thumbnails and they probably didn’t create their own channel design.
Fiverr is a place where you can get many of these tasks done on a tight budget. While it’s great to do it yourself especially when you don’t have money to start, you can grow your YouTube channel by outsourcing almost any aspect of the process.
Go browse Fiverr’s YouTube store and see what part of your YouTube strategy you can enhance with a gig.