March 29, 2022

Discover How To Make a Great YouTube Script in 4 Steps

Discover How To Make a Great YouTube Script in 4 Steps

The key to making it big as an aspiring YouTuber comes from how much effort you are willing to put into the structure of your videos. This is because the quality of your scripts is always reflective of the quality of your content. In this post, we will be teaching you how to make a YouTube script and become the next YouTube superstar!

How to make a YouTube script:

1. Pick a great topic

As a content creator, you can't deliver good content without having trendy topics for your channel. The main way you can make worthwhile content is by choosing a topic that will resonate with your existing viewers.

There exist many useful tools you can use to find trendy topics within your niche:

  • Ahrefs: This is the most powerful tool for finding keywords and search terms on YouTube. Using this tool can help you pick the best topic for your video by researching the search volume of said topic, which is extremely helpful for you as a content creator.
  • VidLQ: With the help of this tool, you can set up email alerts that will keep you up to date with trending topics within your niche. Not only that, but this tool also allows you to compare your channel against others in your niche so you can always keep up with your competition!

2. Make a good outline

When making a YouTube script, the first thing you need to master is how to outline your ideas.

Making a detailed outline for your video will make it much easier for you to arrange your thoughts so they can flow organically on camera without any delivery problems.

Here are the main steps that you have to undertake when outlining your videos:

  1. Hook your fans in:

The first step of making a good YouTube script is having an opening line that keeps your audience hooked.

A stat that was published by YouTube itself says that you only have 15 seconds to grab the attention of your audience. So, make the most of it!

There certainly is more than a creative way to start a video. You can start by sharing engaging clips from the middle of the actual video, or start by stating a crazy fact that you’ll be explaining within the video.

Say something along the lines of:

  • I know it sounds crazy but…
  • [Say something newish], Yes, it’s true! I couldn’t believe it myself at first, but you’ll understand more about it in just [length of your video].
  • I never thought I’ll say this in front of a camera but…

  1. Make a good intro:

Now that you have the full attention of your audience, it’s time for you to begin the pretext of the video to give them a grasp of what’s to come.

The intro should show your audience the benefit they are getting from watching your video. So, don’t waste it talking about irrelevant or invaluable info!

Here is a quick guide to provide context on your video:

  • Tell your viewers what they will gain from watching your video. For instance, if you are making a tutorial, tell your viewers what they will be taught before you begin explaining.
  • If you are making a vlog or going on an adventure, always make sure to give a sneak peek of something unexpected that has happened.
  • When making a gaming video, always show a few short highlights of your gameplay in the intro.

  1. Deliver the goods!

After hooking your fans in and introducing them to your content, it’s time for you to deliver and give what they stayed for!

Ensure that the body of your script & its flow are salient and very well connected. This way you keep your audience entertained and engaged.

That’s how you meet these goals in a YouTube script:

  • Keep a steady thoughts-flow pace on your video narrative to ensure that the video is easy to follow and digest.
  • Never look like you are reading off a script when you are making your video. Make sure you practice your delivery to make your video as natural as possible.
  • Always finish the body of your script with a summary of what you’ve just shared on your video so that you can drive your message home to your viewers

 3. Use pattern interrupts:

Pattern interrupts are a physiological technique that is popular in the field of neurolinguistics programming. Their purpose is to seamlessly introduce a flock of disconnected ideas to help break patterns and keep people engaged.

This technique is very important when making a YouTube script because it can help reset the train of thought of your audience. And this will force them to have no choice but to pay attention for longer periods.

Pattern interrupts come in many different forms, which are the following:

  • Switching camera angles
  • Changing the volume & tone of your voice
  • Changing your position on screen
  • And many more…

Here is a great example on our YouTube channel.

4. CTAs!

You can’t forget the bread and butter of any YouTube script. And that, of course, is the concluding call to action.

Keep in mind that the conclusion of your video should not be solely dedicated to telling your viewers to like and subscribe. Just as you can remind your viewers to like, comment, and subscribe in the middle of your script, you can also do more than just that at the end!

Here are a few examples:

  • Ask for video suggestions in the comments.
  • Plug your other channels (that of course, if you have any)
  • Display your  merch (you can do it throughout the video actually)
  • Promote your other social accounts at this point in the video

Speaking of promoting your social accounts, we almost forgot to tell you about the amazing all-in-one app for influencers: Mysocial.

With Mysocial and the SmartLink feature, you can easily use deep links to promote all your social media accounts with more efficiency. Using this feature, you can expect an 800% increase in engagement, generated followers, and revenue!

Smartlinks simply send users to the target app instead of opening the link in the browser.

Think about the last time you swiped up on Instagram to watch a YouTube video. What happened? Chances are you’ve seen the video within Instagram where you can neither like, comment, nor subscribe!! Smartlinks send the clicker directly to the YouTube app on his or her phone where they can do it all + see ads!

So what are you waiting for, download Mysocial and grow your YouTube channel NOW!

How to make a YouTube script

To wrap up:

Making a good script is the first step of forging a long-lasting and successful career on YouTube. And you now know all about how to make a great one! So, go ahead and get started!

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