Lord Zion’s YouTube Channel
At the beginning of 2016, Vikki and I started a YouTube channel, ZVTV. After all the problems finding an editor for “Meet The Cadavers” [link] I thought I might teach myself some basic editing techniques which may help speed up the film’s release.
I learned an awful lot, mostly that I hated editing!
For a YouTube channel to be successful, it needs to be devoted to a niche so it’s target audience can understand exactly what it is and what they will be getting. We had no niche – quite deliberately – and our channel is a mish-mash of whateverthehellweliked. Some of it is regarding health and fitness, some of it horse training, there are movie reviews, some band stuff and even comedy sketches.
The way I saw it was as a CHANNEL, ie like a TV channel where all sorts of shows appear. Alas, this is not how to build a successful YouTube channel, as our subscriber and view count will testify.
It’s a shame as we had an awful lot of fun doing it but the time and effort are better spent elsewhere. It was a year-long experiment resulting in just shy of 100 videos. I am sure they will be added to throughout this and subsequent years, just not with the same frequency.