Why your first YouTube video won’t be perfect? Because it’s your first one.

No matter how much you have watched others’ videos and criticized them. No matter how many tutorials about video making you’ve watched, you probably won’t be entirely happy with your first YouTube video.

That’s OK!

Every time you do something new, you learn a lot!

Follow my journey with Made by Birgitta and start creating yourself

In January 2022, I started a blog called Made by Birgitta. I also started a YouTube channel with the same name. You can read about the process of growing them -including mistakes I’ve made- in this blog. In my opinion, sharing real-life struggles helps others learn from them. Knowing that you’re not alone also helps people not get discouraged when encountering difficulties.

You can read my previous post to find out more.

My (awful) first YouTube video

My first YouTube video was a tutorial for DIY envelopes. And it really needs improvement…

You can check it out and make a list of what you would do differently.

But what’s interesting is that that video was not even my first try!

4,5 envelopes made for my first YouTube video
The 4,5 envelopes I made for one YouTube tutorial.

I made 4,5 envelopes while filming the tutorial for one. And every time I learned something:

  • how to keep my head away from the shot while crafting
  • how different lighting affect the end result
  • where to find music for the video (I ended up downloading it from Storyblocks)
  • etc.

I had watched countless YouTube videos before filming my first one. I had also read tips for filming them. Watched videos about the most common mistakes that new YouTubers make when first starting out. But still, before you actually get your hands dirty and create something yourself, you won’t learn everything.

Create your first YouTube video now

So, don’t be afraid! Just start learning. It can be frustrating when things don’t go the way you had planned, but I promise the next video will be a whole lot easier to create.

YouTube is not for everybody, but it can be a great way to showcase your skills to potential clients, employers, collaboration partners, etc. Therefore, you shouldn’t postpone starting a channel just because your first video(s) might need improvement. Learn by doing.

And as always, have fun learning!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I am writing from my own experience and my own point of view. The opinions expressed in this post are subjective.