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Advantages and Disadvantages of Making Your Own YouTube Videos

Are you one of the millions of web users who enjoy watching free videos on YouTube?   If you are, the thought of creating your own YouTube video may have crossed your mind; has it?   If so, you may be wondering whether 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 advantages and disadvantages of doing so.

When it comes to making your own YouTube video, there are quite a few cons or drawbacks to doing so.   Perhaps, the biggest downside to creating your video and then uploading it to YouTube is that you’re essentially sharing the video with the entire world.   A lot of people mistakenly believe that their movies will only be seen by YouTube members, but this isn’t the truth.   Any online user, even those with no YouTube account, can view videos on YouTube.   In fact, it’s not unusual for YouTube video viewers to email a YouTube video link to those that they know.  Therefore, 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 internet connection, you may wish to be careful with the amount of data you disclose.   For instance, if you’re doing a video blog, you may not need to give your real name or not your full name.   If you would like, you might choose to outline the state that you live in, but never provide the town or city, especially in case you disclose your title.   You will want to try and 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.

Even though there are a few downsides or disadvantages to uploading your videos to the YouTube site, there are also quite a few pros or plus sides to doing so.   One of those pros is ease of use.   Even in the event that you believe yourself to be unskilled with computers, you still need to be able 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 have your video on your computer and edited, if you wish 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 pro to using YouTube to discuss your own videos with other internet users is uses.   Although a large number of internet users utilize YouTube videos for fun or for personal reasons, there are lots of others using them for business or at least to up their exposure.   You will need to bear in mind that millions of web users watch videos on YouTube.   While your YouTube video will be unlikely to receive one million views, you could get quite a bit.  Whether you’re advertising your services, like as a website designer or an online celebrity, you can do this through YouTube.   The one thing you will want to do is try to not take the spam approach.   If you’re advertising yourself as a website designer, try taking a couple of videos of you creating a website or use your video to explore websites you’ve made.  Simply adding your business information at the end of the video is a excellent way to get your point across, but without making your YouTube video seem as it’s an advertisement.

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