8 Tips for Creating YouTube Videos with ChatGPT

Written by Ivana Kotorchevikj AI for Business & Education

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If you're a budding YouTuber, then you know how hard it is to come up with fresh and exciting video ideas. Creating engaging and high-quality videos that capture your audience's attention requires time, effort, and creativity. However, don't fret! ChatGPT is here to help you out. In this article, we're going to give you eight tips for creating killer YouTube videos with ChatGPT. Let's dive in!

Idea generation

One of the biggest challenges when creating a YouTube video is coming up with a fresh and engaging idea that will capture your audience's attention. This is where ChatGPT comes in handy. With its advanced natural language processing capabilities, ChatGPT can generate creative ideas for your videos based on specific keywords or topics.

To generate ideas, simply input a prompt or topic related to your video, and let ChatGPT do the rest. It will provide a list of ideas that you can use as inspiration for your video. ChatGPT can even suggest subtopics or related topics to explore, giving you a wide range of ideas to choose from.

For example, we asked ChatGPT:

Please provide 10 video ideas for a YouTube channel on gardening.

These are the results it provided:

  1. How to start a vegetable garden from scratch
  2. The benefits of companion planting and how to implement it in your garden
  3. Best practices for planting and caring for herbs in a small space
  4. Tips for creating a successful container garden on your patio or balcony
  5. How to build a raised garden bed and why it's a great option for many gardeners
  6. The benefits of composting and how to get started with a compost bin
  7. Creative ideas for using up excess produce from your garden
  8. The importance of soil health and how to improve it naturally
  9. A tour of your own garden, sharing your favorite plants and design elements
  10. How to save and store seeds from your garden for next year's planting season.

video ideas for a YouTube channel on gardening.

If you like to focus on one specific idea or topic and generate more videos on it, you can ask ChatGPT to provide additional ideas related to it. For example, we asked ChatGPT to provide more ideas on the topic "Tips for creating a successful container garden on your patio or balcony:"

Please provide more video topic ideas for topic number 4.

And this is what we got:

  • Best vegetables and herbs to grow in containers and their specific care needs
  • How to choose the right container size and material for your plants
  • Tips for choosing the right potting mix for your plants
  • How to properly water and fertilize your container garden for maximum growth and health
  • Creative and affordable ways to decorate your container garden
  • Solutions for common problems with container gardens, such as pests, disease, and soil depletion
  • Tips for choosing the right location for your container garden, considering factors such as sunlight, wind, and temperature
  • How to successfully transplant seedlings into containers
  • How to successfully overwinter container plants in colder climates
  • Using vertical space to maximize your container garden's potential.

More video topic ideas for topic number 4.

What’s great about ChatGPT is that it can help you think outside the box. By generating ideas you may not have thought of before, ChatGPT can inspire you to create something truly unique and original. It can also help you identify trends and topics that are currently popular, so you can capitalize on the latest trends and maximize your video's reach.

Scriptwriting

Creating a script for your video can be a daunting task, even for experienced YouTubers. However, ChatGPT can assist in scriptwriting by suggesting dialogues, descriptions, and scenes for your video.

It's like having your very own personal scriptwriting assistant. The best part? You can customize and refine the script to suit your needs. Using ChatGPT to write your video script can also save you time and effort. Instead of spending hours brainstorming ideas and writing scripts, you can input your requirements into ChatGPT and get a script in minutes. This gives you more time to focus on other aspects of video creation, such as filming and editing.

To illustrate, we asked ChatGPT to create a video script for the topic "How to Start a Vegetable Garden from Scratch." It provided a detailed video script divided into steps.

Please create a video script for topic number one.

a video script for the topic "How to Start a Vegetable Garden from Scratch"

Content and trend research

Researching your video topic is crucial to creating a successful YouTube video. With ChatGPT, you can research and gather information on the popular video content out there and trending topics. This can help you gain valuable insights and data that you can use in your video, making it easier for you to create engaging content.

ChatGPT is not connected to the internet yet, so it cannot provide real-time data on trends. You can also complement your research by looking at some popular YouTube channels. But ChatGPT can help you get a general idea of where to direct your research.

Regarding a prompt, you can ask something along the lines of:

What are the YouTube trends for cooking videos?

Most popular YouTube trends for cooking videos

Apart from searching for trends, you might also ask ChatGPT to provide a list of the most popular YouTube channels on a specific topic.

This not only helps you create more informed and authoritative content, but it can also add credibility and depth to your video.

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Video tags, descriptions and titles

Your video's tags, descriptions, and titles play a significant role in its discoverability on YouTube. ChatGPT can help you come up with relevant and engaging tags, descriptions, and titles that optimize your video for search engines.

For example, you can input:

Please provide title, tags and description for a video on the topic "How to Start a Vegetable Garden from Scratch".

title, tags and description for a video on the topic "How to Start a Vegetable Garden from Scratch"

Enter your video's title and topic into ChatGPT, which will generate a list of related keywords that you can use as tags. It can also suggest descriptions that accurately describe your video's content and highlight its unique selling points. Plus, it can even provide suggestions for catchy titles that grab your audience's attention.

If you are unsatisfied with your title, type it in ChatGPT and request that it provide a list of [X] catchy titles of up to 100 characters.

Captioning and translation

Captions and translations are essential to make your videos more accessible to a wider audience. ChatGPT can assist in creating accurate captions, saving you countless hours of manually creating them.

However, you need to provide a transcript of your video. If you are wondering how to get your video transcript, there are many AI-powered apps online where you can upload your video and get a word-by-word transcript. Otter.ai is one of the most popular, offering free (limited to 300 minutes) and paid versions.

We extracted a transcript from a video and asked ChatGPT:

Please create YouTube captioning from this transcropt: [copy from the transcript]

generated YouTube captioning from given transcript

In addition, ChatGPT can also translate your captions and video content into different languages. This is perfect for global audiences who may not speak the same language as you. ChatGPT can translate your captions and video content into multiple languages, making it easy for people from different parts of the world to enjoy your videos.

Simply provide the captions or transcript of the video in English and prompt ChatGPT to translate it into your desired language. Apart from saving you time and energy manually translating, ChatGPT helps you save time if you need to commission a translator.

YouTube captioning translated into Spanish

Personalization

Personalizing your video content is crucial to creating engaging content that resonates with your audience. It helps you build a stronger connection with your viewers and makes your videos stand out from the crowd. You know that recording and editing the video is not enough.

With ChatGPT, you can add a personal touch to your video by suggesting visuals, music, and messages that appeal to your target audience.

You only need to input your video topic and, optionally, your audience preferences for more accurate results. ChatGPT can suggest a detailed description of a thumbnail that would be most suitable for the video.

Example prompt:

Can you suggest a visual thumbnail for a video on the topic of "How to Start a Vegetable Garden from Scratch"?

 a visual thumbnail for a video on the topic of "How to Start a Vegetable Garden from Scratch"

Additionally, you can ask ChatGPT to suggest songs you can add as background music to your video. Example prompt:

What kind of background music you should suggest for the video?

In addition, ChatGPT can also suggest personalized messages and greetings that you can use in your videos. This helps you build a more personal connection with your audience and makes your videos stand out from the crowd. ChatGPT can analyze your audience's demographics and interests to suggest messages and greetings that are tailored to them.

Marketing and distribution

After your video is done and published, the story doesn’t end there. Sure, YouTube organic search can help you get your videos in front of your target audience, but that’s only part of the holistic marketing and distribution strategy.

If you have no idea how to start with marketing and distribution of your YouTube video, ChaGPT can jump in.

ChatGPT can suggest captions, hashtags, and keywords that can be used in your social media posts to promote your YouTube videos. It can also suggest the best time to post and which social media platforms to use.

Apart from special media marketing, ChatGPT can assist in creating engaging email campaigns to promote your videos to your email subscribers.

You can also use ChatGPT to transform your YouTube video into a TikTok or Instagram Reel by asking it to create a shorter script suitable for TikTok and Instagram out of the longer video script.

Example prompt:

Please suggest a Reel script out of the YouTube video script: [copy of YouTube script]

 a Reel script out of the YouTube video script

Another way ChatGPT can assist you in marketing is by analyzing your YouTube Analytics data and suggesting ways to improve your video's engagement and reach.

If you are considering collaborating with influencers, ChatGPT can help you identify and create a reach-out message to relevant influencers who can help promote your videos to their followers.

Finally, you can make money from your video through product promotion, ads, or affiliate marketing.

Blog post out of the video transcript

After creating your video, you can repurpose your video content by creating a blog post out of the video transcript. This is a great way to increase your video's reach and engagement while providing valuable SEO benefits. ChatGPT can generate a transcript of your video, making it easier for you to create a blog post out of it.

Example prompt:

Please suggest a blog post out of the YouTube video script on the topic "How to Start a Vegetable Garden from Scratch":

blog post out of the YouTube video script on the topic "How to Start a Vegetable Garden from Scratch"

In addition, including a video in a blog post can improve its engagement and shareability. According to studies, blog posts with videos receive more engagement and social shares compared to those without videos. By providing a video in addition to a blog post, you can provide an interactive and engaging experience for your audience, and increase the chances of them sharing the content with others.

Conclusion

Creating engaging and high-quality YouTube videos can be challenging, but with ChatGPT, it's a breeze. Use ChatGPT to generate ideas, scripts, and content, optimize your video for search engines, personalize your content, and even create synthetic voiceovers and narrations.

With these eight tips, you'll be able to create exceptional YouTube videos that resonate with your audience and achieve viral success. So, get your creative juices flowing and start creating your next YouTube masterpiece with ChatGPT today!