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Confession Time! How To Avoid Getting Burned Out As A YouTube Creator

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In this video, I confess to something BIG! I got burned out! This can be a common issue with most YouTube Creators I asked two YouTuber Friends to give me tips so it won't happen again!

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  1. TheLucidLemur says

    Stop saying first

    1. Train Tsar Fun says

      You said it – lol

    2. TheLucidLemur says

      +Train Tsar Fun

      not clever..

    3. Joshiplier says

      You just said it

    4. Xanco says


  2. Bush Plays says

    last time i was this early “last time i was this early” jokes where still

    1. doggydude98 says


    2. ThisnThatPackRat says

      Where were they original? Oh, you mean “were”. Fun with functional

    3. Twilight Yoshi says

      You can’t be early to a YouTube video.

    4. Bush Plays says

      I viewed the video earlier than you.

  3. Ride With Rahul says

    I have faced it, but I said to myself, go inside and find the power from
    deep inside and push harder!

    1. Ride With Rahul says

      Another thing is I have avoided structure and gone out of my way to make
      different types of videos which may not be great for the channel but it
      definitely keeps my channel interesting place to be for me.

  4. Train Tsar Fun says

    After Heidi’s comment I realized that I hate it at my “real job” when they
    focus on the “numbers” more than the actual work done to help the customers
    and yet I find I do look at the analytics too much with YouTube. One thing
    I try to do now is not make promises I cannot keep. I use to stress out
    over making certain videos that I promised to do. Now I just make what I
    make when I can and not worry about it. I still do videos around
    suggestions and requests, but I don’t make arbitrary deadlines for myself.
    I do not think I could ever make videos every single day consistently, but
    one thing I do is batch film and schedule so I can get days off.

    1. App mania says

      Just asking why did you pick the family friendly channel route instead of
      of a more mature type of audience? Just asking of course but does it help
      you grow faster? since a lot of kids are on youtube now a days. And a lots
      of kids like toy videos.??

    2. Train Tsar Fun says

      First of all “mature audience” was never an option. Perhaps I’m
      misinterpreting what you mean by that. My number one thing is to have fun
      at this. I was already doing toy videos when I started YouTube but it
      wasn’t until a video Derral made a while back about the subject that I
      realized I needed to make the videos more viewable for kids and not the
      parents. Kids are more likely to watch a video if the adult shuts up and
      there is more play. It’s not an art many adults can stick to. I’ve seen a
      lot start then give up. To grow on YouTube it helps to make ideas that will
      be watched and in a way that stands out from the pack

  5. Xanco says

    As for tips…

    What I usually do is if I feel a burnout coming then preparing a good few
    videos in advance on a topic I really love. This means that you’ll have
    videos going up and you’ll have time to take a break – taking breaks is
    crucial and really helps me, especially if some behind the scenes personal
    stuff is getting in the way too.

    Sometimes just doing something that’s stupid, strange and experimental can
    really help, breaking up the monotony of doing the same videos over and
    over helps a ton – having a range of different style of video in the same
    niche helps me a lot.

    Making time for you, your channel is your channel about you and, hopefully,
    the people who watch are there for you – making a video about you instead
    of the niche helps me quite a bit, where you can talk about potential
    frustrations and just ramble nonsense like what I usually do.

    Above all though is letting your subscribers know, let them know if you’re
    going through a rough patch – of course you don’t need to get deep into
    things – having that information out there explaining why there are fewer
    videos going up is key as people understand and don’t assume that you’ve
    gotten bored of YouTube – this is something from someone who had 2 months
    of computer issues and by explaining the situation, I’ve managed to retain
    most of my following in terms of viewership.

    Those are some tips I have :)

    1. Alex Berman says

      I do this too! Currently working on filming 3 weeks of content in advance

  6. StruckByEvil says

    I agree 100% with this. Been working on social media and everything as well
    trying to get to 200 subs lol It’s the struggle, I’m sure you guys feel the

    1. NerdyExplorer says

      Yes it’s challenging

  7. Nick Nimmin says

    I’m dealing with this right now as well. My method of working through it is
    to switch my focus to my other channel (info is in my brain) while I’m
    putting together more topics and research that align a little closer with
    me instead of only going after the search engines.

    Of course, I’ll be going after the search engines as well but I want to
    balance it out a little more. I’m also trying to come up with ways I can
    better connect with my viewers and make it all a little stronger. So, I’ll
    ramp it back up on that one shorty as well. It’s nice to see you uploading

    1. NerdyExplorer says

      Would love to see you come back strong Nick!

  8. Werner Sunkel says

    Great video Derral… my tip is to help others and inspire others and
    you’ll always love to make video’s ?

    1. NerdyExplorer says

      That’s so true ?

  9. Patricia Keele says

    Yes – the over checking the analytics does zap some of the fun for me too.
    I’m posting everyday this month (or trying to) and it’s the worst. That’s
    not for me – it’s good to know your video schedule and give yourself time
    to breath in between if you need it.

    1. Triston “SEO” Goodwin says

      I guess I’m the odd one, I love looking over and digging into my analytics.
      I’m also the kind of person that thinks that accounting would be an
      interesting field to work in, though.

    2. Patricia Keele says

      You know – I just don’t really know what I’m looking at half the time too
      🙂 Bu I can see how there is something satisfying about numbers and logic.

  10. MichaelSerial says

    Hilah rocks! Small world Derral! I watched her when I first started my
    cooking channel. Before I started cooking, and did a cast iron pan cleaning
    tutorial. Was she on that tribute video to you I was on, made by Evan
    Carmichael? I will have to go back and watch again. I KNOW you must get
    burned out. Plus your consultations and you large family! When do you ever
    sleep? And is it in a YouTube shirt! Lol

    1. Derral Eves says

      Hilah is really cool. She not on Evan’s video. And I don’t sleep ever! Well
      maybe 3 or 4 hours a day!

    2. MichaelSerial says

      +Derral Eves
      So let me know when the YouTube jammies come out brother!

  11. JK Tech says

    My tip is help others and then hopefully you’ll feel you’ve accomplished
    something helped me out after the purge

  12. Graham Scott says

    its the amount of lifetime we spend making vidios, we have to ask ourselves
    ??? for what.

    1. Derral Eves says


    2. Graham Scott says

      derral, please if you have ten minutes to spare take a look at ( entering
      rip van winkle mode) its from a guy who has thousands of subscribers,and
      millions of hits, but it takes this discushion one step further. graham

    3. DracoPVPHQ says

      hei… are you also a google expert

    4. mike poloni (MSO YOUTUBER) says

      true waste of life….

  13. The Dutch Texan says

    All very good tips, but certain things are not as easy. I’d love to do more
    car reviews, but if there are no cars to review (dependent on others)
    you’re stuck. What works for one genre does not work for others. And if
    negative stuff happens you get burnt out, at that point you really have to
    take a step back rather than try and muscle trough it which in my case
    makes things worse.

  14. Draw It, Too! says

    You can also tell your viewers in a video that you’ll be taking a short
    break. Viewers do understand the need for holidays, breaks, or vacations!
    Within that video direct them to your playlists so they’re still watching a
    bunch of your content.

    And then, sometime during that break take some time to refocus on yourself
    and reinvigorate your passions and motivations.

  15. Laszlo Harsanyi says

    Really useful video! “Stop looking at your analytics” this is something I
    also experienced, it works!

  16. RishyCup TV says

    Wow, great video and great tips from Clintus and Hilah !
    1. Derral – that T-shirt – DA BOMB
    2. I recently had to take a forced break due to unforeseen circumstances
    and it was discouraging because I was on a 5 video a week roll. Having to
    take a break was very discouraging. I did start to lose subscribers but the
    time away gave me some much needed perspective. I’m not back to 5 videos a
    week (yet), but when I do get back into full swing, it will be stronger and
    with much greater focus. So it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. 😛
    3. Derral we love and appreciate all the insane value you provide but we
    also appreciate you for YOU. I know you already know this, but your true
    peeps are gonna stick with you whether you keep making videos or not.

    1. Missleigh says

      5 videos a week?? I have a hard time with one video and I advertise on my
      banner that I do two videos a week. I was doing good for awhile but felt
      burnt out this week. That’s why this video appealed to me. Procrastinating
      editing a video for tomorrow….

    2. RishyCup TV says

      +Missleigh gurrrrl, I totally understand lol. I started out with one video
      a week and never imagined i could do more than that, but you get better and
      find ways of working more efficiently. 🙂 BUT, now I’m down to one a week
      …YOUTUBE is hard work ! I understand the procrastination 😛 lolz

    3. Missleigh says

      Yes, it’s the editing that is the worst!

    4. RishyCup TV says

      +Missleigh totally ….. 😛

  17. lozaus1 says

    Hilah’s advice regarding how often you look into the analytics is spot on.
    It can be addictive and controlling of your emotions Thanks for the great
    advice and including it in this video

  18. Going Nowhere Last says

    I want to just make videos I have fun with, but most people search for
    things like…ways to die! XD

  19. PowerTarget Trades says

    I agree about what this video says you have to have a passion for what you
    do. I have a passion for my youtube channel, I love making my video`s. Plus
    I hit on two important parts on life your wealth and you health. This is a
    great channel

  20. The Vedic Way says

    My tips are:
    1) Learn the facts of life from the vedas: why do we live?, why do we die?,
    who am I?, what is the goal of life?
    2) Move to a location that is far away from big cities. Start a
    self-sufficiency project (to be ready when Youtube is dead)
    3) Grow your own food so that you never depend on Youtube for your income,
    its should just be extra income.
    4) Subscribe to our channel, because we show you how to do all that!

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