March 2017

The Dark Side of YouTube Culture

March 31st, 2017|Uncategorised|

by Rachel Shannon, Co-Administrator As a community of YouTubers, we traditionally comprised of self-broadcasters but have fantastically expanded to so much more. A few taps can take you from watching animations to music videos, product reviews to how-to-anything - all from people just like you. I wanted to give us a moment to [...]

Should You Set Up A Second Channel?

March 29th, 2017|Uncategorised|

by Nadya Yudina, Web Editor All of us eventually experience a time when we want to experiment and make something different on YouTube. Perhaps you’ve already been through it! But when this notion strikes, there’s an innate fear of losing our current audience if we do which can stop us in our tracks. [...]

Software for Creating Amazing YouTube Video Thumbnails

March 27th, 2017|YouTube Tips|

by Eleana Overett, Founder Aren’t polls useful? We recently conducted one in LSY to see what kind of software people use to create their YouTube video thumbnails. The results were interesting because it introduced us to software and online apps that some of us had never even heard of before! So if you [...]

Why are Lesbian YouTubers “a Thing”?

March 26th, 2017|Guest Posts|

by Shoshana Bratton “Why are lesbian YouTubers 'a thing'?” - a question some people might ask, particularly those outside the LGBTQ+ community. Why would any YouTuber need to even mention their sexuality or gender identity on their channel? It’s a valid question, after all, why, in 2017 can’t we all just be ourselves, [...]

The Basics of Cross-Promoting Your Videos

March 22nd, 2017|Uncategorised|

by Nadya Yudina, Web Editor Having consistent and unique content on your channel is important, but it’s also important to be able to successfully promote it across all your social media platforms. Each platform works differently, so your cheeky promo needs various tweaks and changes according which platform you post to. Here is [...]

Stop Consuming – Start Creating

March 20th, 2017|Food for Thought, YouTube Tips|

by Eleana Overett, Founder Earlier this month I attended an information session called “How to Turn Your Blog into a Successful Business”. I was very intrigued because not only do I write for LSY, I also have a blog of my own that I am cultivating and launching in April. And if there’s [...]

9 Tips for Your Channel From Creator Connect

March 15th, 2017|Events, YouTube Tips|

by Kimberly Bradford, Social Media Director This Monday, LSY have attended Creator Connect event with Google, where a YouTube partner manager shared some suggestions to help you grow your channel. So here are her top 9 tips: Trends. Use trending topics, "evergreen" content around holidays/events, be sure to be aware of Google SEO [...]

How to Super-Charge Your On-Screen Presence

March 13th, 2017|YouTube Tips|

by Eleana Overett, Founder You might be a complete natural on camera. If you are, then please allow me to heartily applaud you because I certainly wasn’t and still find it a struggle. Having a captivating on-screen presence is often a key to success on YouTube. One thing you will notice about YouTubers [...]

You Are What You Consume

March 10th, 2017|Food for Thought|

by Rachel Shannon, Co-Administrator Someone said to me recently that how I spoke reminded me of a certain YouTuber we both watched. Maybe you’re familiar with this and know you’re an impressionable sort like myself and are often told you’ve picked up mannerisms or speech patterns quickly. On the whole, it is a [...]

Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Creative Block

March 8th, 2017|Uncategorised|

by Nadya Yudina, Web Editor If you upload content on YouTube, chances are you are trying to do so as often as possible. YouTube encourages active channels that consistently upload videos, and so we have to be creative and come up with weekly or sometimes daily ideas. Of course, sometimes we find ourselves [...]

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