Updated: Oct 17
Discover the ultimate Youtube automation strategy: leverage AI and grow your channel like a Pro. Learn how the channel 10X Income managed to go from 0 to 200k subscribers in less than 4 months.
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In today's blog post, I will talk about the basics of creating a successfull faceless Youtube channel for beginners and how to leverage AI to get help in each step of the process. There are many AI tools you can use for FREE that can help you achieve your goals and grow your platform. You can then monetize your platform via affiliate, ad revenue, sponsorships and more. For this blog post, I was inspired by the channel "10X Income," which achieved over 200k subscribers in just a few months with only 20 videos. Their success was attributed to leveraging AI at every step of the process. Get ready to discover the strategies employed by 10X Income and explore how you can utilize AI to create and monetize your own YouTube videos.
Here is one of 10X Income videos, who got over 900K views in less than 4 months!
Table of Contents
1. Faceless YouTube Automation: Choosing a Niche
To start a successful YouTube channel, the first step is to select a niche – a specific topic or theme for your videos. It's crucial to choose a niche that has a strong demand and consistently receives at least 100,000 views on related videos. If you're unsure about which niche to choose, you can explore the "List of Hobbies" on Wikipedia, which offers hundreds of ideas. Here are some recommended niches that not only attract high viewer interest but also have the potential for higher earnings:
Make Money Online
Health and Fitness
Beauty and Skincare
When exploring keywords to pick a niche, make sure you use filters and checkout if there are many newly uploaded videos about your topic which are consistently receiving a good amount of views. In this example, I typed in "best dog breeds" and started to check the performance of the realted videos popping up by playing with the filters.
You can also download VidIQ Free Chrome extension to checkout the VPH (View per Hour) that each videos gets at any given time (it appears under the video title, as you can see below)
A good rule of thumb could be simply get inspired by the video you see in your feed.
These are the videos you see the most - which mean that you like them the most, most likely you are passionate about them, and most likely they are even trending in your niche.
When choosing a niche, it's crucial not to overthink the decision and instead opt for something you genuinely enjoy or have familiarity with.
2. Setting Up Your YouTube Channel
Once you've determined your niche, it's time to set up your YouTube channel. Start with branding, which involves choosing a channel name, designing a channel logo, and creating a banner. You can generate channel name ideas using AI tools like ChatGPT and instantly check on Youtube if the name suggested is available. Additionally, ensure that your chosen channel name is unique and doesn't infringe upon any existing copyrights.
For designing your channel logo and banner, Canva is a beginner-friendly tool with a wide range of free pre-built templates to choose from. Once you've completed the branding elements, you can proceed to create your YouTube channel. Creating a channel on YouTube is straightforward and requires a Gmail account, which can be created for free. Simply click on your profile picture on the top right corner, then click on "Create a Channel" or "Add Account" on YouTube, enter your channel name, optional username, and with a few clicks, your YouTube channel will be created.
To speed up the logo design and banner design process, you can use Canva's pre-made templates and customize them
Once your channel is live, you can spend a bit more time perfecting the logo and the banner; if you are just starting, I would recommend you to find a name, create logo and thumbnail in less than one hour for FREE and, later on, when you will have more time, you can re-design your logo from scratch thanks to AI tech like Midjourney.
3. Optimizing Your Channel
To maximize the visibility and reach of your YouTube channel, optimization is key. Start by customizing your channel's appearance by adding your profile picture, banner, and video watermark. The video watermark is an icon that appears at the bottom of your videos. Next, navigate to the settings section, access the channel features, and verify your phone number. This step enables you to unlock advanced features such as uploading videos longer than 15 minutes, adding custom thumbnails, and going live.
While adding a description and your social links can be beneficial, these elements are of lesser importance during the initial stages of your channel's growth.
4. Video Production Process
Producing high-quality videos is crucial for attracting and retaining viewers. The video production process can be divided into four main steps: idea creation, script writing, shooting and editing, and creating thumbnails.
To generate video ideas, start by brainstorming keywords and topics related to your niche. For example, if your niche revolves around making money online, related topics could include Etsy, dropshipping, print-on-demand, and digital products. Enter these keywords into the Youtube search bar to discover trending videos in your niche. Analyze these videos to identify what makes them successful, such as their editing style and the clarity of their explanations.
The idea creation process involves brainstorming keywords and topics relevant to your niche, exploring trending videos, and noting the factors that contribute to their success.
You can research keywords on Youtube or subscribe to VidIQ, a great software to scrape Youtube, find trending keywords and hot topics, study competitors, generate ideas and more. The VidIQ FREE Chrome extension gives me possibility to get more advanced data and information about competitors, right within the Youtube page.
With VidIQ, I can input a keyword (e.g. "best breed dogs for beginners") and immediately find search volume for multiple related keywords at a time and understand whether they represent a good opportunity to make videos or not.
The AI assistant within VidIQ will help me generate ideas and suggest me video predictions, based on a keyword I insert (e.g. "best dog breeds).
Creating a video outline serves as a valuable starting point in the script-writing process. Outline the key points you wish to cover in your video, which will guide you while writing the script. You can write the script yourself and utilizing AI for automation can be advantageous. If you are a complete beginner, you can outsource the task to freelancers, who can assist in generating scripts based on research. However, the revolutionary power of AI makes it easy for you to create stunning video scripts for FREE thanks to AI models like ChatGPT, which can provide valuable insights and suggestions. You can also take inspiration from other videos and instantly get their script wit with tools like YoutubeTranscript, as I explained here.
Script writing involves developing a video outline with key talking points and leveraging AI tools like Chat GPT or hiring freelancers to automate the process, depending on the nature of the content.
If you download the FREE AIPRM Chrome Extension for Chat GPT, you will also have access to pre-built templates to create, edit, improve Youtube Scripts and leverage AI to make Youtube videos. I will also explain in the next posts other ways to create stunning scripts for Youtube with AI, without spending a dime!
Shooting and Editing
The shooting and editing phase plays a vital role in enhancing the overall quality and engagement of your videos. Devote time to editing your videos, as it significantly impacts their potential to go viral. Add subtitles, sound effects, and other elements to make your videos engaging and captivating. Utilize video editing software like CapCut, InVideo, Pictory, or Fliki, to refine your footage and ensure a polished final product.
During the shooting and editing phase, focus on enhancing the video's quality through effective editing techniques, such as adding subtitles and sound effects.
Video thumbnails are essential for attracting viewers and increasing your video's click-through rate (CTR). Aim to create eye-catching thumbnails that entice users to click on your video. Ensure to use the correct size (1280 by 720 pixels) and utilize bright and inviting colors. It can be helpful to compare your thumbnail with those of other successful creators to make adjustments if necessary.
Creating visually appealing thumbnails with the correct size and engaging colors is crucial for capturing the attention of potential viewers and boosting your video's click-through rate.
Alternatively, you can outsource this process to freelancers while you gain the necessary design skills to create thumnbnails on your own. You can find great freelancers and cheap prices on Fiverr. However, it all depends on your budget and the amount of thumbnails you need. It may be worth learning a bit of design skills, put in some sweat equity and save some money!
5. Uploading and Repeating the Process
With your video production completed, it's time to upload the content to your YouTube channel. After the upload, repeat the entire process of idea creation, script writing, shooting and editing, and thumbnail creation for your subsequent videos. Consistency and commitment are key to sustaining success on YouTube.
After uploading your video, maintain consistency by repeating the entire video production process, ensuring a steady stream of engaging content for your audience.
Creating a successful YouTube channel requires careful planning, strategic decision-making, and a commitment to delivering valuable content consistently. Follow the steps outlined in this blog post, you will set yourself on the path to YouTube success. While leveraging AI tools is a game changer, always remember to add your unique knowledge and expertise into your videos. Embrace the power of AI, create engaging content, and build a thriving community on YouTube. If you are intetested in learning more about faceless Youtube Automation and how you can make money with AI, make sure you checkout our blog and subscribe to the newsletter.
That's all for today, thanks for reading, and I will catch you in the next one!
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Key Takeways | Faceless YouTube Automation
💡 Pick a niche for your YouTube channel with demand and regular high views.
🔎 Pick a niche with demand and videos receiving at least 100,000 views regularly. Use tools. like Youtube, VidIQ and Google Keyword Planner to understand the market demand and trends.
🎥 Create a YouTube channel by signing up with a Gmail account.
🖼️ Set up your YouTube channel with branding elements like channel name, logo, and banner.
⚙ Optimize your channel by customizing branding, adding a video watermark, and verifying your phone number.
🎨 Use Canva for beginner-friendly channel logo and banner creation
🎬 Follow a four-step video production process: idea creation, scriptwriting, shooting and editing, and thumbnail creation.
🔁 Repeat the video production process for each new video.
💯 There's no guaranteed secret or method for success on YouTube; it requires commitment, the right mindset, and applying the right techniques.
AI Tools Used to Viral Videos for Youtube
ChatGPT: idea generation, script writing, marketing ideas
Canva: create logos, banners, thumbnails, social media material and more
CapCut: video editing and adding subtitles (download Desktop Version)
YoutubeTranscript: instantly get a Youtube video transcript from a URL
VidIQ: find keywords, video ideas and grow on Youtube with AI tools
Pictory: create videos from text, stock videos, images, AI voice, subtitles and more
InVideo: a powerful video creation tool to speed up your video production
Fliki: AI-powered voiceover tool to generate lifelike voiceovers for your videos
Other Useful Tools
Midjourney: AI image generation via text-to-image
Later: best social media scheduling tool for post across social media platforms
Elevenlabs: high-quality AI-generated voiceover
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