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Pros and Cons of Making Your Own YouTube Videos

Are you among the millions of web users that love viewing free videos on YouTube?   If you are, the notion of creating your own YouTube video could have crossed your mind; has it?   If so, you may be wondering whether or not you ought to make your own YouTube video and then upload it to the YouTube site.   When making your choice, it’s advised that you could analyze the pros and cons of doing so.

When it comes to creating your own YouTube video, there are quite a few cons or drawbacks to doing so.   Perhaps, the biggest downside to making your video and then uploading it to YouTube is that you’re essentially sharing the video with the entire world.   Many individuals mistakenly believe that their videos will only be viewed by YouTube members, but that isn’t the reality.   Any internet user, even those with no YouTube accounts, can see videos on YouTube.   In actuality, it’s not unusual for YouTube video viewers to email a YouTube video connection to those that they know. 

Since any movie that you upload to the YouTube website can be viewed by just about anyone with an online connection, you might want to be careful with the amount of data you disclose.   For instance, if you are doing a video blog, you may not want to give your real name or at least not your full name.   Additionally it is important that you don’t mention where you live.  If you would like, you might want to outline the state that you reside in, but never provide the city or town, especially in case you disclose your title.   You will want to attempt to refrain from giving any personal information to any YouTube member, even those who send you private messages requesting information.  As with most online website, YouTube can be a dangerous place, but you should be able to stay safe as long as you stay aware.

Although there are a couple of downsides or cons to uploading your videos into the YouTube site, in addition, there are quite a few experts or plus sides to doing so.   One of those pros is ease of use.   Even if you consider yourself to be unskilled with computers, you should still 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.  As soon as you get your video on your computer and edited, if you would like to do this, you will just need to follow YouTube’s step-by-step uploading instructions and then your video should be ready for sharing, in as little as a couple of minutes.  

Another expert to using YouTube to share your own videos with other internet users is uses.   Although a large number of internet users use YouTube videos for fun or for private reasons, there are many others using them for business or at least to up their exposure.   You will need to remember that millions of internet users watch videos on YouTube.   Whether you are advertising your services, like as a website designer or an internet actress, you can do so through YouTube.   The one thing that you will want to do is try to not take the spam approach.   If you are marketing yourself as a website designer, consider taking a couple of videos of you making a website or use your video to explore websites that you have made.  Simply adding your business information at the end of the video is a great way to get your point across, but without creating your YouTube video seem as it’s an advertisement.

As stated above, it’s wise to use your best judgment.   Needless to say, you can post a video on YouTube if you prefer to do so, but just make sure that you’re doing so safely.