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Advantages and Disadvantages of Making Your Own YouTube Videos

Are you one of the millions of internet users who love watching free movies on YouTube?   If you’re, the notion of creating your own YouTube movie could have crossed your mind; has it?   If so, you may be wondering whether you should create your own YouTube video and then upload it to the YouTube site.   When making your choice, it’s advised that you could examine the pros and cons of doing this.

When it comes to making your own YouTube video, there are quite a few cons or downsides to doing this.   Perhaps, the biggest downside to making your own video and then uploading it to YouTube is that you are essentially sharing the movie with the whole world.   A lot of people mistakenly believe that their movies will only be seen by YouTube members, but that isn’t the reality.   Any online user, even those without a YouTube accounts, can view videos on YouTube.   In actuality, it is not uncommon for YouTube video viewers to email a YouTube video connection to those they know.  Hence, the views that your YouTube videos may get may be more than you ever expected or desired.

Since any video that you upload to the YouTube website can be viewed by just about anybody with an online connection, you may wish to be careful with the amount of information that you disclose.   As an example, if you are doing a video blog, you may not need to give your real name or at least not your entire name.   Additionally it is important that you don’t mention where you live.  If you want, you might want to outline the state that you reside in, but never provide the town or city, especially if you disclose your name.   You will want to attempt to refrain from giving any personal information to any YouTube member, even people who send you private messages asking for information.  As with most online website, YouTube can be a dangerous place, but you should be able to remain safe as long as you remain aware.

Even though there are a couple of downsides or disadvantages to uploading your videos to the YouTube site, in addition, there are quite a few experts or plus sides to doing this.   One of these pros is ease of use.   Even in the event that you consider yourself to be unskilled with computers, then you still need to have the ability to make, upload, and share your video or videos on YouTube.   In all honesty, all you need is a video recording device, like a camera or a webcam, and a picture editing software program, which now comes standard with most computers.  Once you have your video onto your computer and edited, if you would like to do so, you will just need to follow YouTube’s step-by-step uploading instructions and then your movie should be ready for sharing, in as little as a few minutes.  

Another expert to using YouTube to share your own videos with other internet users is uses.   Although a large number of internet users utilize YouTube videos for pleasure or for private reasons, there are lots of others using them for business or to up their vulnerability.   You will need to remember that millions of web users watch videos on YouTube.   While your YouTube video will be unlikely to get one million views, you could get quite a bit.  Whether you are advertising your services, like as a website designer or an online celebrity, you can do this through YouTube.   The only thing you will want to do is try to not take the spam approach.   If you are advertising yourself as a website designer, try taking a few videos of you creating a website or use your video to research websites that you have made.  Simply adding your company information at the end of the video is a great way to get your point across, but without making your YouTube video seem as it’s an advertisement.

As you can see, there are a number of advantages and disadvantages, or pros and cons, to making your own YouTube videos.  As stated above, it’s advised that you use your best judgment.   Of course, you can post a video on YouTube if you prefer to do so, but just be certain that you are doing so safely.