Out of inspiration for new videos? Or looking for ideas for your first youtube video? Use our extensive list of YouTube video ideas as inspiration for creating new videos!
Having a hard time coming up with ideas for your first video? Here are some ideas to get you started!
If this is your first video on youtube you should start with making an introduction video!
Tell your (potential) viewers a little bit about yourself. Who you are, what type of videos your are going to make and what you hope to achieve with your new youtube channel.
Do a draw my life video where you tell your life story and illustrate it with drawings.
Don’t worry about your drawing skills. Have fun and use it as a fun and interactive way to tell viewers about yourself.
What can people expect from your channel? What type of videos will you make? how often are you planning on uploading new videos?
We’ve all had to overcome struggles or fears in our life and telling people about this is a great way for them to connect with you.
What fear or struggle have you personally dealt with and how did you overcome it? Or are you still struggling with it?
Telling people about your motivation for starting on youtube helps people learn more about you and your youtube channel at the same time.
Do you want to educate or inspire? or do you just want a creative outlet?
A little bit meta but there are quite a few video ideas around your own youtube channel.
If you don’t already have a channel trailer so new subscribers can learn about your channel, now might be the perfect time to make one.
Your channel trailer is a video that automatically starts playing when someone visits your channel. Having an interesting intro video can help you get more subscribers.
If you have been on youtube for a while, talk about why you started uploading videos to youtube and your experience since starting.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to do the same?
If you have been creating videos for a few months or years than you have probably gotten a lot better at it with practice.
Use your skills and experience to bring old videos up to your new quality standard.
Make a shoutout video to put someone in the spotlight! This can be someone who supported you, your favorite youtuber or one of your most supportive subscribers.
Make a collaboration video with another YouTuber. If you don’t know what to do, do a YouTube challenge or pick something from this page.
Collaboration videos also help your channel grow since you promote each other to your audience.
Most people believe that being a YouTuber is very easy and does not take a lot of work. Create a video to show your viewers everything that goes into making videos. Writing a script, recording, editing, publishing etc.
What is your process from going from raw video clips to uploading a polished video on youtube? take your subscribers along for the journey!
If you have been on youtube for a long time you can celebrate your “youtube anniversary”. You can make a video after X months/years on youtube and talk about your experience during this time on youtube.
If you are unsure when you started on youtube you can look at the date of your first video or check the information tab on your channel to see when you created your channel.
If that date is not close, put a reminder for it in your calendar!
Hopefully in the time you have been creating youtube videos, some people have found and enjoyed your videos and have subscribed.
If you reach a milestone like 100, 500 or more, create a video thanking your subscribers and talk about the past and future of your channel.
Give away some products you don’t use anymore to your viewers or work together with a company to create a giveaway.
These videos usually get a lot of likes, comments and shares and will help your YouTube channel grow.
You can combine this with a giveaway or just host a contest where you challenge your subscribers to do something.
Youtube channels are also often personal channels so here are some ideas to help your viewers get to know you better.
Do you have a list of things you want to do in life before you die?
Create a video about your bucket list and talk about everything that’s on the list and why you want to do that in your life!
Your bucket list are things you want to do during your life but goals are usually more short-term.
Share your current goals like graduating, moving across the country, learning to play an instrument or learning another language.
Everyone has some funny stories or weird facts about themselves. Tell your viewers about that time you locked yourself out of the house or the fact that you are scared of clowns.
If you can’t think of any funny stories about yourself you can ask your parents, siblings, friends or other family.
Viewers will also ask questions in the comments of your videos or on social media. Make a list of the most common or most interesting questions and dedicate a video towards answering your viewers’ questions.
If you have been on youtube for a long time there is a good chance the same questions keep coming back over and over.
Dedicate an entire video to answering all these questions so you can always point people to this video when they ask the same question.
If you are not a daily vlogger but only publish videos occasionally your viewers are probably curious about your daily life and what you do outside of YouTube. Do a vlog where you show a bit more about your daily life. Here are 51 vlog ideas to help you get started.
What do you do when you are bored? Play board games? Make a list of all the things you do when you are bored and make a video about that.
It might help your viewers find things to do when they are bored.
Create a video about your idol or someone you admire and why you admire or look up[ to this person.
Share a charity that’s important to you with your subscribers to create more awareness.
Talk about how they are making the world a better place and why this cause is so important.
If you go on an outdoors trip to hike or camp somewhere, create a video to document your adventure!
If you have a big fear you can create a video where you face this fear. It can make for an inspirational video or just a really funny one.
If you have a cool or unique skill or talent, make a video to show it off!
If you enjoy collecting something like sneakers, watches or even fridge magnets, show off your entire collection in a video.
Everyone loves a good story so tell a funny, scary or embarrassing story about yourself.
Did you ever tell a lie to get out of a bad thing you did or to not hurt someone’s feelings? What happened?
Did you ever steal something? What did you steal and why? Did you get caught?
Did you ever do something bad and got punished for it? What did you do?
What was the best gift that you ever received and what was the worst one?
Everyone has their own moment where they totally embarrassed themselves, what is your most embarrassing moment?
If you have a pet you probably have lots of stories you can share. How did you get it and why? What does your pet do that you like or dislike?
There is always enough things to experience while traveling. What is the craziest or weirdest thing that happened to you while traveling?
Do you have a good story of something that you did with one of your friends or siblings? What happened?
If you have a hobby you are passionate about you can share some stories about it with your viewers. How did you get started with this hobby?
What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far? Graduating high school or getting into a good college? Getting your dream job? Traveling the world?
Tell about your biggest failure! Did you fail an important exam? Missed an important goal in sports?
We all have good memories from our childhood, tell your viewers about yours!
Do you have a bad love story? Maybe your partner cheated on you or you had a bad breakup with your ex?
Did your partner have a romantic surprise for you? Did he or she do something really nice for your birthday or anniversary?
Tell the story of when you tried something new and your experience. It can be a sport, a hobby or food you never tried before.
Tell the story of how you started or ended a friendship.
Involving friends and family in your videos is a good way to make them more entertaining and it’s also easier than making videos by yourself.
Make a list of 10 questions about your sibling(s) and answer them on video with your sibling(s). Or if you don’t have any siblings you can also answer these questions with friends.
Make a list of funny questions about facts, stories or memories and answer them alone or with someone else for a tag video.
If your friends and family sometimes appear in your videos but you never introduced them to your subscribers, this can make a great video.
Talk with a friend about how you met. Where did you meet each other and what was your initial impression?
Create a quiz that you can play with a friend or family member. You can ask each other personal questions to see how well you know each other.
Youtube challenges are very popular and they are even more fun if you do them with a friend or family member.
We all have things we like, love and hate. What are you favorite books and movies? Which ones did you really dislike?
Create a best product or a top 5 list of a topic that’s related to your YouTube channel. Your favorite camera, protein powder brand, shoes, makeup brush, game etc.
Create a video about what you like about something or someone. Could be your car, your apartment, the sport you play, friends or family etc.
Instead of making a video about things you like about something or someone. Do the opposite and make a video about what annoys you about something.
Maybe you don’t like your current apartment because of noise neighbors, because it’s too small or because it’s in a bad area.
What is your favorite book and why? why should someone else read this book too?
Create a video about your current favorite songs, your favorite songs for in the car or your favorite songs for working out.
You can also talk about your favorite artist or album.
What are the favorite movies you recently watched? What are your all time favorites?
What are your current or all time favorite TV shows? The TV shows where you couldn’t stop yourself from watching an entire season in one day.
If you create YouTube videos you probably also watch other YouTubers’ videos. Share your favorite videos with your subscribers or any other YouTubers you are a fan of.
What is your favorite game? Was it Pokemon when you were a child or do you like Fortnite?
You can also include board games or card games.
What is the best place you ever traveled to and what do you like about it that makes it your favorite?
Is there an app or website you use all the time? Which one is it and why is that your favorite?
Gaming videos are really popular on YouTube and there are plenty of video ideas for gamers!
Record yourself playing a game. If you don’t have any games installed or don’t own a game console you can also play simple games you can find online.
Instead of recording some gameplay you can also record an entire walkthrough of a part or an entire video game. It might help someone who is stuck if you can show them how to complete the game.
A speedrun is similar to a walkthrough only are you trying to complete the game as fast as possible. Show your viewers how fast you are at completing your favorite game.
Share your thoughts on a game that you have recently bought. What did you like about it, what didn’t you like about it and would you recommend someone else buy it?
Most people try to complete a game as quickly as possible but what can you find when you take your time and explore the game more in-depth?
Most popular games are made by big game studios but there are plenty of games made by indie developers who build games for fun.
These games can be really fun and interesting because the developer usually has more creative freedom. Play some indie games and you might stumble upon a hidden gem. Minecraft was once one of these undiscovered indie games.
Know how to complete a difficult section of a game or do something interesting? Create a video tutorial to teach others how to do this.
You can make in-game comedy skits in some games. One of the most popular examples of this type of video is Red vs. Blue. A series that has won multiple awards and is distributed on Netflix and on DVD and blu-ray.
If you are a PC gamers that has build his own PC you might have done some cool case mods to your PC. Show off your unique modifications!
Most PC gamers enjoy building their own PC and trying to use the highest graphic settings. Show off your PC specs and what settings you can run on your favorite game.
One of the most popular youtubers in the world popularized reaction videos while playing or watching games, create a reaction video just like PewDiePie.
You can also do live commentary while playing through a game.
Combine all the highlights of your gameplay into a montage and show off your skills.
There is always plenty of news in the gaming world, new games, updates to existing games or the latest hardware rumors.
Share your thoughts when you find an interesting topic to talk about.
You don’t always have to play the latest games. Fire up an emulator and play your favorite games from the good old days!
Collaborate with another youtuber that plays the same game and play a game together.
Know about a funny or interesting easter egg in a game? Show off the easter egg and how you discovered it!
This video idea does not need much explaining, show off your entire gaming setup!
There are always plenty of rumors going around in the gaming world, share your thoughts on the latest rumors. Do you think they are true or not?
If you have a YouTube channel that’s dedicated to beauty or fashion we also have some video ideas for you!
Create a tutorial on how you do your hair.
Create a video about how you do your daily makeup or your look for special occasions.
Show everything you bought in your latest shopping haul.
Show what clothes you currently have in your closet.
Show your favorite summer clothing you currently own.
Show your favorite winter clothing you currently own.
Show your viewers what’s in your handbag.
This is similar to outfit of the day which is popular on Instagram. Record a short clip each day talking about your outfit and upload a compilation of these clips on Sunday afternoon.
Talk about your favorite beauty products. Your favorite eyeliner, curling iron or face care products.
Share some tips and tricks with your viewers on how they can improve their style!
Talk about the current fashion trends and what your viewers need to know to keep up with current fashion trends.
Show off your favorite outfits for a lazy Sunday, a fancy dinner or a Saturday night party at the club.
What is your routine for taking care of your skin? What products do you use?
Having a lot of make-up and other beauty products can be a bit overwhelming, how do you stay on top of it and make sure you can easily find the right product?
If you want to make some videos about tech products and gadgets, here are some video ideas.
Show your viewers what equipment you use for creating your videos. What equipment did you start out with and why did you buy the equipment you currently own?
This will make an interesting video for all your viewers that might want to start their own YouTube channel.
Create a video showing all the apps you have on your phone and which one you use the most.
If you recently bought something new, why not make a video unboxing your new product(s)?
Review your phone, tablet, laptop or one of the other gadgets that you own. What do you like and dislike about it? Would you recommend it to someone else?
If you are technical you can explain some more complex tech concepts to people who are less technical.
Maybe you know how a server works or how to upgrade the RAM of a gaming PC and are able to explain it to your viewers.
Show off you favorite apps and programs that you use a lot. Why do you like these apps or programs better than their alternatives.
If you build your own computer you can talk about the process of how you picked the parts and build the computer and if it lives up to your expectations.
You can also talk about your dream build, if money were no issue, what PC would you build?
What is your favorite gadget right now? Is it a smart lightbulb or did you recently buy another cool gadget?
No industry moves as fast as tech. This means there are always plenty of rumors going around that you can discuss.
What tech are you using to shoot, edit and publish your youtube videos?
If you have a lot of experience using a certain app or program you can probably teach your viewers a thing or two about it!
If you like to keep fit, here are some videos ideas around health and fitness.
If you play any sports you can create a video about your training routine. If you go to the gym regularly show your viewers what exercises you do and how many sets and repetitions.
What do you eat on a regular day to help you stay fit and healthy? Share it with your subscribers.
If you have lost some weight or were able to put on some muscle, share some tips with your viewers as to how you’ve accomplished this!
If you enjoy yoga you can share your current yoga routine with your viewers.
Show off your current stretching routine that you do to stay flexible!
Motivation plays a big role in achieving your fitness goals so try to help your viewers reach theirs by motivating them.
If you have lost a significant amount of weight or gained a lot of muscle. Share your transformation with your viewers to inspire them and share your advice.
If you know of any healthy foods and recipes that are helping you stay fit and healthy you can make a video about these foods.
When people are new to an exercise they are often not sure of the proper form, if you are more experienced you can teach this to your viewers.
Youtube is a great way to share information and learn new things. Share your knowledge with the world!
If you know of any tips or tricks for traveling, sports, cooking or anything else. Share these tips and tricks with your audience so they can use these as well.
If you know a lot about a certain topic, share it with your audience so they can learn more about it too!
If you are knowledgeable about a certain topic, share it with your audience! Create a video about how you do your hair, how you create a website or any other area you are knowledgeable in.
Create a cool video quiz for your subscribers and ask your viewers to comment their answers in the YouTube comments. You can also combine this with a giveaway and give a prize to the subscriber with the right answers.
Most people are not comfortable talking about their own finances and it’s often not taught in schools. If you are good at budgeting you could share some tips with your viewers.
If you have experience with college, work or a certain hobby. Share some tips with viewers who might be less experienced and could find these tips useful.
If you know of a cool science experiment or an interesting science effect you can make a video about this.
Teach the most common phrases of your language to your viewers if you’re a non-native English speaker.
If you are a DIY person you can make a video showing your latest project or create a tutorial video so others can follow along.
There are plenty of important life skills that most people are never taught, teach your viewers these important skills like how to change a flat tire of a car.
Unleash your creativity with some of these video ideas.
If you can draw, paint or craft something. Create a video about it!
Record a cool time-lapse of the sun rising or setting, traffic passing by, the sky or something else with a lot of movement.
Ask your subscribers to create a video on a certain topic and make it a contest. The best subscriber submitted video wins.
Create a compilation of all the highlights of your youtube videos.
If you are good at video editing you can create a video where the main focus is the editing
Drones are able to capture amazing video footage from a high altitude, if you own a drone you can showcase some of these amazing shots.
If you do a sport or have a creative hobby, showcase some of the highlights in a video.
Share your musical talent with these video ideas.
If you can sing or play an instrument, cover your favorite song.
If you like rapping more than singing, do a freestyle rap video.
If you are good at playing an instrument or singing, create some lesson videos to teach others.
If you are not good at singing you can make karaoke video to entertain your viewers.
If you are a good singer you can sing a song. It can be a song that you have written yourself or a cover of an existing song.
If you are a DJ you can do a live mix on video and upload it to youtube.
Let your viewers take a peak into your personal life with these video ideas!
If you always show the same angle in your videos your viewers are probably curious about the rest of the room or house. You can do a house tour and show your living space!
Make a video about what an average day in your life looks like, not just the highlights. You may think this makes for a boring video but your viewers will love it because it’s relatable. This is similar to a vlog but vlogs usually only contain the most exciting parts of a day.
What does your morning routine look like? Do you snooze 10x and run out the door with breakfast in your hands or do you get up early and take your time for breakfast?
What do you do before bed? Do you read a book, watch a show on Netflix or just play games on your phone?
Went to a cool event like a concert or farmers market recently? Share your experience!
Instead of doing just a tour of your hometown or college, show off the town you live or your school!
How did you get started in your career or hobby? What do you like about it so much? What don’t you like about it?
What does an average day in the life of your profession look like?
Do you have a pet or animal that you take care of? Tell other people what it’s like to take care of him or her! Is it a lot of work?
Travel is always exciting and can make for some great youtube videos.
If you are going on a holiday, create a video about your trip! Where did you go and why? What did you do and see on your destination?
If you are traveling somewhere, film the journey and share it with your viewers! Do you have some extra tips or tricks you can give them?
What do you travel with? Show your travel gear! For how long are you traveling, where are you going and what are you bringing and why?
Tell your viewers about how your last trip was or tell them where are you going next and why you picked that destination.
Not many people are comfortable discussing their finances but it’s a topic everyone finds interesting. How much did your last trip cost or how much are you budgeting for the next one?
If you have some experience traveling then you probably have some do’s and don’ts you can share with your viewers.
If you have a boyfriend or girlfriends it’s fun to involve them in the channel as well! That way your viewers can get to know your partner and it’s easier for you to make videos than by yourself.
Tell the story of how you and your partner met each other! Was it love at first sight?
If you have gone and gotten through hardships in your relationship you can share some advice with your viewers as to how you have overcome these hardships.
Guys know very little about makeup and letting him try to do your makeup without giving him hints could result in a hilarious video.
Youtube challenges are fun to do alone but even more fun if you can do them with your partner! To find a challenge to do you can use our list of youtube challenges.
You can each create a list of questions about yourself that your partner can answer to see how well you know each other.
If you are looking for ideas to make your viewers laugh, here are some ideas for funny videos!
Mock another YouTuber or one of his/her videos. Maybe imitate the way to speak or create videos. Just don’t be mean!
Challenges are very popular on YouTube and we have all watched some of these videos. We created a list of Youtube challenges with ideas for challenges you can do so you don’t have to come up with your own challenge ideas.
Pull a prank on someone and record it. There are many different pranks you can do but just make sure the other person can laugh about it too!
While recording YouTube videos you probably mess up. A lot. Usually you cut these bloopers out to create a professional looking video but you can create a compilation of your funniest bloopers.
Some of the YouTube comments on your videos can be hilarious, weird or funny. Read them out loud and record your reaction.
You can also react to your old videos. If you have been doing YouTube for a long time your old videos are probably pretty bad which can be funny to look back on and makes for some entertaining videos.
Reaction videos always do well on YouTube and can be hilarious to watch. A reaction video is a video where you film yourself reacting to ‘something’.
You can watch some of your old videos, read YouTube comments, tweets you receive, funny or scary videos or anything else that will cause an entertaining reaction.
Create some comedy sketches and compile them into a single video or create a longer comedy sketch for your viewers.
During filming there is a lot of footage that you can’t use. Maybe you stumbled on your own words, you tripped in front of the camera or you had your camera settings completely wrong.
Combine all of these outtakes into a compilation of all funny outtakes.
Here are some fresh ideas for the foodies!
If you are cooking a good meal or if you are just baking cookies, it might make for a good video. Show your viewers how to cook or bake your favorite meal or cookies and share the recipe.
What is currently in your fridge or cabinets? Show off what you have and why you stock that!
If you know of a secret recipe or have a good family recipe you can share, create a video about it.
Have some fun with recipes and make a crazy recipe of ingredients you would normally never combine and see how it tastes. Did you accidentally make something good or does it taste really bad?
Discuss some news or share your own opinion on recent events.
Share your thoughts on a recent event. This can be an event from your own life such as graduating or recent news stories.
Go on a rant about a topic that you have a strong opinion on. You can do a video on almost anything when you create a rant video. Sports, politics, entertainment etc.
If your YouTube channel is about a certain topic you can cover the industry news and share your thoughts on them.
You probably watch tv series/movies, play games, read books or use products. Share with your audience what you like or dislike about any of these things.
Interview a friend, family member or just a random person on the street.
If you are a fan of a TV show or movie series you can discuss the latest episodes, the meaning of some scenes or how you think it will continue.
Create a video with your opinion, response or reaction to a current event.
Discuss a current news event and tell your opinion on it.
Discuss a book that you have recently read or plan on reading. What did you think of the book or why do you want to read that book next?
You can also do a deep dive on a current news event. What is the backstory, what caused it and how does it affect other things?
This article should give you plenty of new video ideas but here are some other ways you can come up with your own.
Your viewers probably leave a lot of comments on your videos about videos they want to see or things they want to know.
Browse through your latest videos and go through all the comments. Are there any specific topics your viewers want to know about? Your viewers will appreciate it.
YouTube has a page dedicated to currently trending videos. You can use this page as inspiration and to see what topics are currently popular.
it’s okay to take inspiration from what other Youtubers are doing! Look at youtube channels that are similar to yours and what kind of videos they are producing.
Youtube and TV are pretty similar to each other. What TV shows are currently popular? Is there something you can apply to your own youtube channel?
Celebrate specials days with special videos!
Almost 50% of the population say they have one or more new years resolution. If you make your own new years resolutions than it’s an interesting topic to make a video about. What are you hoping to achieve this year and why?
A lot can happen in one year so New Year’s is a good moment to reflect on your last year. What are some highlights or lows from the last year? Did you keep the New Years resolutions you made at the start of the year?
Christmas is one of the most popular holidays in the world and there are many videos you can make around this holiday. What are your plans for Christmas, what gifts did you ask for or just use the occasion to create some videos together with family and friends.
Vlogmas is a yearly tradition created by vloggers where they post a new vlogs everyday until Christmas.
Show your subscribers what you got for Christmas, your birthday or anniversary and share why you asked for that gift.
There are many holidays each year that you could do a special video for. National holidays like memorial or independence day or religious holidays like Christmas or Easter.
Coming up with new video ideas isn’t always easy when you try to upload fresh new content to your channel regularly.
Hopefully you’ve found some new inspiration and ideas you can incorporate into your videos!