Here is the hard truth about YouTube video ideas:
After a while, they can be TOUGH to come by, especially if you are only one person working on a vlog.
That is why we have created this MASSIVE list of of creative video ideas for YouTubers – so that you will never run out.
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Whether you are into gaming, fashion, food, decor, travel or just random stuff, you will find the right video ideas for your channel below.
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206 YouTube video ideas that get views
Yes, these are videos about you! Don’t forget that if you are vlogging and you are part of your content, then subscribers are going to want to know more about you. Show off your amazing self, and build a stronger relationship with your audience.
#1 – Talk about the YouTube gear you use
Sometimes YouTube ideas are actually about Youtube. People like to know the behind the scenes info that goes into the videos that they enjoy. Tell us about your vlog camera, or how you get amazing shots with your 3-axis gimbal. Just show off your cool gear and explain how the magic is made!
#2 – Tell us about your idol
Who we idolize can say a lot about us, and your viewers might find it interesting to hear about your hero. Tell us who that person is, and why, and maybe teach the world about why they are so awesome!
#3 – Introduce your channel
If you are just starting out (and even if you have been at it for a while) a video explaining what your channel is all about can be a great way for an audience to get to know you better. Maybe consider kicking off each new year with a video about your video for the videos ahead.
You can also make a channel trailer to get people’s attention before they subscribe.
Here is a good example from Kamri Noel who kicked off her channel a little over a year ago and is already clearing 1 M subscribers!
#4 – Tell a story
People sometimes forget about simple vlog ideas – when something interesting/ thought provoking/ funny happens then you should tell your subscribers! It is free and easy content, and gives viewers a glimpse into your personal life.
Take your video outside of just your room and get some good footage on the move if your camera has a flip screen.
#5 – Share a Goal
Is there something you are striving for in your life? Whether it is a YouTube goal, or a personal / professional goal, tell your viewers about it! Share your plan to get there. It might surprise you how many people will be interested in coming along for the journey.
#6 – Show off your photography
If you have invested in a great camera and have an eye for photography, don’t be afraid to share it on YouTube. If you are a YouTuber, you are likely using a good camera that can take great photos
Not everything has to be a video! Talk about why you love certain photos and share tips on how to get great shots and use the right gear.
# 7 – Speak to your audience
Make sure that your subscribers feel some ownership of your channel. You can make videos asking for their input, celebrating milestones, or just thanking them for being awesome.
Being a nerd has never been cooler.
In fact, gaming isn’t just for nerds at all. More than 50% of people play games on a regular basis today, and the industry overall has grown into a giant.
YouTube has an entire section of their site dedicated just to gamers!
There are new games released almost daily and when you consider the incredible rise of Twitch and live streaming by gamers, there is clearly an incredible demand for good gaming related content.
Video game fans are notoriously fickle, but if you deliver content they enjoy, the can be passionate, engaged followers for a very long time.
# 8 – Play a video game
This seems crazy to some people outside of gaming, but watching people game is one of the most popular video ideas on YouTube today. It is the reason why streaming site Twitch grew into a giant that was a acquired by Amazon for nearly a billion dollars.
You can always edit the video to keep the funny and interesting parts. Or…
#9 – Do a live stream
Twitch is still the name of the game in live streaming gameplay, but YouTube now has a live stream function that you should take advantage of any time you fire up your Steam account.
You can be casual and show off your personality in these videos, and just have fun gaming!
# 10 – Review a game
A classic video idea that gets millions of views across a ton of channels like IGN to hundreds of smaller channels. If you put in the time to beat a game, share your opinion with the world. If you become a trusted source for gamers like you, then you will get loyal subscribers that go to you first.
You can check out great independent examples from channels like ACG (Angry Centaur Gaming)
#11 – Top 10 game list
Top 10 lists are a fantastic (and recurring) YouTube video idea on this list. Why? Because viewers love to watch them!
Even though everyone has different opinions, you can slice and dice many ways. Top 10 PlayStation games? Top 10 Final Fantasy games? Top 10 Mario games? The options are near endless.
Angry Joe get a ton of views for his entertaining Best (And Worst) Top 10s.
#12 – Recap a game series
This idea for a video requires in depth knowledge of a multi-part video game series, but can be seriously popular among new gamers. Have you played every Mass Effect or Dark Souls game? Give newbies a recap of important details about those game universes before they jump in themselves.
#13 – Preview a game
New games are releasing all the time, but most of them take years in development before anyone gets to play them. Help gamers stay up to date and get excited about upcoming releases by giving a preview with every detail that is available about the game prior to release.
#14 – Head to head comparison
Gaming can be an expensive hobby. Why not help your audience make the best choice by comparing similar games and making recommendations based for what games are suited for certain gamers.
#15 – Do a walk-through
Some games can be difficult or confusing. Show your audience how to solve that puzzle, or find the item they need in that dungeon for popular games.
#16 – Show off game secrets
Many people want to discover all everything hidden within a game, so they will often look to YouTube for an idea on what to look for. Show people the secret behind difficult achievements, challenges, or trophies to get them to 100% completion on their favorite games.
#17 – Speed Run
The speed running community continues to be very strong online. If you can beat a game or a level at blistering speed, people will tune in to see you attempt to top the global leader boards.
#18 – Break down gaming news
Gaers are passionate, opinionated, and hungry for the latest news that hints at what they could be playing in the future. Keep an eye on news and leaks and gamers will eat it up.
Channels like The Know do great roundups daily.
#19 – Interview developers
Few people appreciate just how much work goes into making a video game. Give the spotlight to the unsung heroes who create amazing worlds for the rest of us to get lost in.
#20 – Cover competitive gaming
The competitive gaming scene is thriving and there is always room for more videos covering big tournaments and news. Whether you are into first person shooters, League of Legends or classics like Counterstrike and Mortal Combat, you can definitely find an audience here.
#21 – Analyze gaming wars
Gamers are naturally competitive, and they LOVE hearing about competition among the big gaming companies. Sega vs. Nintendo has given way to Microsoft vs. Playstation, but there is a constant power struggle (which still includes Nintendo) that people are fascinated to watch
#22 – Cover events
Gaming has several events throughout the year. Some are media oriented, and some are open to fans, but almost all of them generate interesting news and content for your YouTube channel.
Technology is a wide subject with a ton of people eagerly consuming news, updates, reviews, opinion, advice and more. What makes technology great is that it is constantly changing, so you will never run out of subject matter.
#23 – Talk about Apps
Apps… they are everywhere! Recommending cool apps that make people’s life easier will always be a good idea for a YouTube video.
#24 – Show people how to use software
There is software for basically everything, and some of it can be complicated. Give a tutorial how to use a popular tool like Photoshop and the video will get clicks for potentially years to come.
#25 – Review new technology
Technology is changing faster than anyone can keep up. If you are an early adopter, show off the new hear that you are trying out, and tell people whether they should make the investment themselves.
#26 – Unboxing new tech
What’s in the box?!
People love to ooh and ahh at shiny new technology coming out of the box. Get tech first and show off exactly what it comes with and first impressions so that they know what to expect
#27 – Discuss tech news
Help round up the fast moving technology news and give your thoughts and impressions on where the industry is headed.
#28 – History of a technology
Sometimes it is interesting to look backwards, not just forwards. Do a profile of just how far the iPhone has come in a decade, or where the internet came from.
#29 – Compare products
There are classic debates everywhere in technology: Apple vs. Microsoft, Xbox vs. Playstation, Android vs iPhone just to name a few. Break down these debates and watch the views (and comments) roll in.
#30 – Show how to fix technology
Tech is cool, but it is fragile. Show people how to keep their expensive toys running long term.
#31 – Show little know uses
Most technology has features that the average person doesn’t take advantage of. If you can help people discover awesome stuff they had no idea they were able to do, those videos can go viral in a hurry.
#32 – Help people build a website
Many people are building their online presence these days, but it can be harder than it looks. Whether you are using Wix, or WordPress, help your audience get online with a great website of their own
#33 – Teach how to use new stuff
High tech stuff can come with a steep learning curve. YouTube videos that show simple guides to set up, and get the most out of that equipment will definitely get attention.
#34 – Teach people how to code/ build a apps
Coding is at an all time high in popularity. While there are many great resources online, you can also share your knowledge to help get people started.
#35 – Predict upcoming technology
Give an informed opinion about the potential breakthroughs and announcements from giants like Tesla and Google.
#36 – Talk AI & Robotics
These two fields have the potential to revolutionize the world in ways we never thought possible. Good potential to make cutting edge videos!
#37 – Discuss start-ups
People are fascinated by start-ups, and many are creating the technology that will shape our future. Profile the interesting ones, and look for interviews. Many early stage companies are looking for any PR they can find and will cross-promote with you!
If you have a set of skills that most people don’t then this could be the fit for you.
We’ve all asked the internet a question at one point or another, and video is the most popular medium that users are looking for to help them figure things out. The opportunities are almost endless because just about everything can warrant a ‘how-to’ video.
#38 – Help people make money
There are a TON of people out there trying to figure out how to make money.
Fortunately, there are also many ways to make money. Share your expertise in affiliate marketing. Refer great financial services that you trust. Explain how to write a book for kindle. Give tips to run a lemonade stand.
Whatever you have learned and has worked for you, somebody wants to her about it!
#39 – Life hacks
People love ‘hacks.’ There is something satisfying when you feel like you are doing something in a creative, effective way that most people don’t know about. There are many examples of YouTube video ideas like this, but the possibilities are endless – just get out there and be creative!
This simple 3 minute video has almost 15 million views!
#40 – Show to reuse things
This creative video idea can save people money, and be good for the environment. If you know what people should be doing with their egg cartons instead of throwing them out, the world needs to know!
#41 – Build something
Most people can handle themselves in front of a screen, but fewer and fewer people are. actually building things with their hands! Help the rest of us out and show us how we can create useful things ourselves. Big things like a table or chair are great, but even items as simple as a napkin holder can be an engaging ‘how-to’
#42 – Show off a skill (and teach it)
Everybody is good at something. Whether it is folding laundry, knitting, calligraphy, give the world a demo. Try to edit the video so that the steps are clear and obvious. If people can be entertained, and learn from you, you will have a happy subscriber for life.
#43 – Summarize a book
Books feel like a big project for many people, so a helpful video idea is to give a quick summary on any books that you have read. If it is a fiction novel, then a quick teaser and maybe a review is all you need.
If it is a non-fiction or self-help book like the 4 Hour Work Week (one of our personal favorites about ditching the 9-5 lifestyle) then you can deliver major value by summarizing the big takeaways.
#44- Help with boring stuff (taxes, accounting, resumes)
It isn’t as exciting as some other YouTube video ideas, but if you happen to be good with numbers or writing skills, you can be a huge help to your viewers! If you take it a step further and make your video fun and engaging, you will go down as a vlogging hero.
#45 – How to plan a wedding
Weddings are a HUGE project, and many people don’t know where to start. If you have been through the process (or just have a passion for weddings and event planing) then there are many video ideas that you can draw from.
#46 – Teach a language
Sites like DuoLingo have thousands of customers who are looking to
Even if it is simple introductions or help for travelers to get the basics, you will definitely get views
#47 – How to ace a job interview
Job interviews can be intimidating…
But if someone is taking the time to research how to nail their next interview, you can be the one to help them!
This is especially effective if you have some experience in specific industries where you can give a heads up on exactly what to expect.
#48 – Gift ideas
Giving gifts is a nice idea, but can actually be a big challenge for some people.
You can regularly offer up gift suggestions for specific times of year (Christmas, Easter, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mothers Day etc.) or for specific people in your life (parents, spouse, colleague etc.)
#49 – DIY Gifts
Make gifts fun by giving them a personal touch. If you are a crafty sort of person, give a lesson on how to recreate some of your most popular masterpieces. If your videos become popular, you could even sell your (now) famous crafts on sites like Etsy.
MissRemiAshten gives a great example here:
#50 – Test things out
Trying new things is interesting, especially if it means that your audience doesn’t have to. Keep an eye open for new trends in activities, diet or exercise, and make a video about it. That way your subscribers can ‘try before they buy’ into a new craze, and will learn to trust your opinion.
#51 – Dating advice
Dating is a fact of life, and something that many people (young and old) are looking for advice on. Dating books like “The Game” have sold millions of copies, and there are millions more out there looking for help. Explain how to set up a dating profile, how to handle a Tinder situation, or maybe even how to impress a new partner on a real live date!
#52 – Charisma training
People like to be likable. There are many YouTube videos that share ideas on how to be charismatic and other social skills. You can share practical tips, or maybe even delve into some published research on the subject.
#53 – Top supplements
Workout supplements can seem like a dream come true, or an entirely sketchy idea depending on what site you look at. If you have had success using specific supplements, then share your experience with the audience, and explain how to safely get the most out of the investment.
#54 – Recommend vitamins
Just like supplements, many people are interested in vitamins, but don’t know what will actually help. Do the research and share your personal experience to give viewers a trustworthy recommendation.
#55 – Do some stretches
Help your viewers avoid injury with an effective stretching routine. This can be content that people go back to time and time again to help them warm up which drives your view count way up.
#56 – Give a yoga routine
Like stretching, a yoga routine might be something that people can return to often. If you become a hub of great yoga videos, you can gain an army of Yogi subscribers following along with you leading their practice.
YogaWithAdriane provides excellent examples and has many subscribers.
#57 – Give an exercise plan
Some people are willing to get to the gym, but have no idea what to do when they get there. Provide detailed exercise plans for different fitness levels and goals for evergreen content that will always have an audience.
#58 – Be motivating
Sometimes YouTube viewers just need a kick in the butt to get going. Share your inspiration story, a favorite quote, or just tell them to quit being lazy and get moving – whatever suits your style the best.
#59 – Share a meal plan
Health doesn’t end at the gym. You can provide advice on how to fuel up to hit their fitness goals
#60 – Explain an exercise
Tell the world why we actually do a certain exercise, and how to avoid injury by doing it properly.
#61 – Do a full work out
People like to see how it is done. Show of an (edited) work out of you in the gym and give tips along the way. You can explain why you are doing things the way you are, and how to kill it in the gym just like you.
#62 – Document journey to a race
If you are preparing for something epic like Tough Mudder, share your story so that others like you can follow along.
#63 – Top 10 plays
Some YouTube video ideas are as simple as athletes doing awesome stuff. Top 10 clips are a staple for sporting channels and make for easy viewing for your subscribers.
#64 – Answer health questions
If you have a reputation for great health advice, you can look to your comments for questions that you can answer. If you are just getting started, check with your friends or family to see what they are wondering, or just reflect on questions you had when you started taking your health seriously.
#65 – Help with weight loss
This is a challenge that many people struggle with. YouTube videos that give ideas and guidance for weight loss will certainly find an audience
#66 – Workouts with no equipment
Not everyone has access to a gym. How about a video for them?
Many exercises require no equipment and you can help viewers out by sharing all the different ways that they can stay in shape using their body weight, or items around the house.
#67 – Good workout habits
Teach your subscribers what it takes to get fit, beyond doing exercises correctly. Think about what habits you have formed, and what challenges you have faced
#68 – Power smoothie & post workout meals
Many gymrats swear by their post work out meals and smoothies – share what you put in your body after a workout!
#69 – Healthy tea ideas
Tea has taken off the past couple of years. Help people discover what blends can help to boost energy or cure what ails them.
# 70 – Sleep tips
Sleep is something that we all deal with (some more than others) and a good sleep can impact your entire day.
Whether it is recommending useful sleep equipment, or just sharing advice on how to effectively wind down your day, sleep tips are appreciated by everyone.
# 71 – Morning routine
Let’s all just agree…
Getting up SUCKS most of the time.
But lots of people are looking for ‘hacks’ to improve their morning and get the day off to a good start. Share some tips to help get people out of bed and you will be a hero.
If you are someone who keeps a close eye on what is going on in the world, many people look to vloggers to help make sense of the constant tidal wave of information too. Think specifically about where you can become an expert.
You could discuss current events in local, domestic, or international news, or focus in on developments in certain industries like fashion or technology.
Even if you don’t have a large YouTube studio, just a cheap vlog camera and a tripod can make you the trustworthy ‘news anchor’ that the internet needs!
# 72 – Have a conversation
YouTube channels with one person are great, but it is also nice to get some live conversation going. Bring in someone you trust with some knowledge on a given subject and have a candid conversation.
Don’t be afraid to speak with someone that you disagree with!
#73 – Discuss current events
The news is always changing and can vary far and wide dependig on the subject mater and geography that you focus on.
Simply talking about the news can be useful for your audience who are relying on vloggers more and more to make sense of the world today.
#74 – Talk celebrity news
Not all news has to be serious! Why not spend some time analyzing Taylor Swift’s latest break up, or when the next Kanye album is going to drop. What would celeb will you discuss in your own YouTube video idea?
#75 – Be the first to know when news breaks
It helps to be first on the scene, no matter what the scenario is. If your video gets views and shares early on, it can be big boon to your channel.
#76 – Create a reaction video
When big events take place, viewers often want immediate impressions from YouTubers that they trust. Put up a quick video shortly after events like Presidential debates, the oscars, or major news conferences to get quick views.
#77 – Have a bold opinion
Don’t be afraid to stand out. It is easy to say the same thing that everyone else on the internet is already saying, but if you have something original (maybe even controversial) to say, then say it.
Just make sure that they follow YouTube’s content guidelines.
#78 – Interview someone interesting
Viewers like to hear from experts, and you might just learn something yourself in an interview. Spend time with a subject expert and asking them insightful questions.
#79 – Explain a complex issue
Not everyone pays close attention to a news story until something big happens and it is front and center on every news channel. Help get people up to speed on important issues (Syria, North Korea, Trump and Russia etc.) that are far more complex than a quick paragraph summary.
#80 – Explore history
Sometimes to make sense of today, we need to understand the past. Dust off your history books and tell the interesting stories from our past that lead us to where the world is today.
#81 – Get public opinion
Subscribers value your opinion, but they may also want to understand what the general population is thinking. Gather opinions and reactions from peers, or even strangers to paint a full picture of public opinion.
# 82 – Do a regular news round up
This is a good daily video idea for YouTube because informative channels are now the only way that some people learn about what is going on in the world. If you can recap the day’s headlines and provide some insight, then that is a good regular segment that viewers will rely in.
#83 – Host a debate
Bring in two people on different sides of a topical argument, and let them go at it!
#84 – Do your own journalism
This will take more work than other ideas on this list, but the results could be really interesting. You can put your reporter hat on and do your own research and contact your own sources on a given subject, then you will have original content that is highly valuable.
#85 – Satire the news
John Stewart made millions perfecting this craft, and has paved the way for other superstars like Stephen Colbert and John Oliver. If you want a funny video idea, then think about some of the ridiculous things going on in the world and how you can make people laugh about them
#86 – Follow financial news
Finance and economic news can seem dry to some, but these are actually highly popular (and important) subjects that not many YouTubers are taking on today. Be the expert your subscribers are looking for!
Music almost feels like an antiquated industry now when compared to the explosive growth of our previous suggestions, but a passion for music is alive and well on YouTube.
#87 – Give singing lessons
Share your experience on proper singing technique. You can break this up into several different videos as you explain and demonstrate helpful exercises.
#88 – Vocal warm-ups
Just like physical stretching, vocal warm ups are extremely important, and many amateur singers don’t know where to start.
#89 – Cover a song
Some genuine YouTube stars and pop-culture celebrities have started out dazzling people with musical covers online. Give us your unique take on popular songs!
#90 – Write original music
Rather than rely on music people know, show off your own musical creations. It can be more difficult, and maybe even riskier, but it is a great way to find your true fans.
#91 – Recommend a band
When Spotify isn’t doing the trick, many people look to YouTubers as trendsetters. This is a great chance to give your favorite artists the spotlight
#92 – Review an album
Even though music is basically free these days, people still want to know hear opinion on the latest releases. Pick a genre you know well, and give your first listen impressions.
#93 – Explain how to play an instrument
You can gain a huge following by providing insightful lessons to aspiring musicians.
#94 – Top 10 song list
Another classic. You can suggest your top 10 favorite songs, or top 10 by a given artist, genre, era, year and so on. Post your picks, and let the debate rage in your comments.
#95 – How to mix music
Most music we hear today has benefited form some sort of mixing. Others are created 100% digitally. Share your secrets and help people make better noise.
#96 – Instrument repair
Instruments and musical equipment can be expensive! that is why your viewers will appreciate lessons on how to save their prized possessions from home.
#97 – Instrument upkeep & tuning
Preventing damage is also a valuable skill. Show musicians how to preserve and get the most out of their tools.
#98 – Promote local music scene
If you are passionate about music in your city, give great artists the spotlight to a wider audience on your channel!
#99 – Break music news
The music industry has a news cycle like any other, and you can be first on the digital scene. Report tour announcements, CD release dates, band breakups and more.
#100 – Review music equipment
Since musical equipment is such a big investment, YouTube viewers want to hear from experts about what instruments their had earned money.
# 101 – Talk about musicals
Yes musicals! They are still relevant today to a ton of people, and you can find an audience giving your opinions and recommendations.
#102 – Behind the scenes of a musical act
If you know musicians, or can earn enough trust to be allowed behind the scenes, viewers always love that sort of insight.
#103 – Interview musicians
Hearing about what inspires the music, and the struggle that musicians go through can make great content.
#104 – Bring back a classic song
Just pick a song you like from days gone by, and play it! Then talk about why it is awesome, and teach us something about its origin.
Topic 8 – Travel & Adventure
Do you have the travel bug? Do you live for adventure and new experiences?
You aren’t alone.
There are thousands of travel channels on YouTube, and millions who look to digital drifters who capture their experience on video. Here are some YouTube video ideas for those with wanderlust.
#105 – Travel somewhere cool
The easiest way to make a travel YouTube video is to get in a vehicle and go somewhere interesting.
Planes will get you to the most exotic places, but don’t underestimate getting in the car and capturing a cool road trip!
#106 – Film tourist attractions
When people are planning a trip, they want to know where to spend their time. Show off the spectacular places you have been, and give some tips about how to get the most out of the experience
#107 – Find something nobody else has seen
Some travel moments are the ones off the beaten trail. Everybody knows about the Eiffel tower, but you can really earn viewer gratitude by profiling the little known bakery with the best croissant in Paris.
#108 – Give a survival guide to a place
Life is a little (or a lot) different from one place to another. Tell people what to expect in terms of culture and etiquette around the world.
#109 – Top 10 recommendations
Summarize all the best places in a given city/ country that you have visited and help somebody with their travel itinerary.
#110 – What to pack
Packing is a vital part of any trip. Give your advice on what to bring, and maybe share a couple of unique packing hacks.
#111 – Local cuisine
Food can be the best part of travel, and most people try to take advantage of interesting dishes when they travel. Highlight local gems, and give advice on what crazy meal to try that your subscribers might not have thought of.
#112 – Interview locals
If you want a YouTube video that brings real perspective to your viewers, speak to local people where you go. You may learn fascinating things you never thought of from people around the world.
#113 – Get your GoPro
Travel often brings amazing opportunities to be adventurous and throw yourself into nature. Make sure you have your GoPro (or action camera alternative) to make sure you don’t miss a single moment.
#114 – Go camping
The great outdoors doesn’t have to be on the other side f the world to be interesting. Film your camping trip and give survival tips to your viewers.
#115 – Explore your city
Keep it local and be an expert guide for any viewers thinking about a trip to your home town.
#116 – Daily travel journal
Travel is an adventure every day. That is why you will have enough content for a daily travel journal so that fans can follow along with each step.
#117 – Help people plan travel budget
Taking a trip can be very expensive. Sometimes too expensive if you don’t know where to cut corners. Show viewers different ways to see the world in affordable ways.
#118 – Take a travel challenge
If you want a really creative video idea, put yourself up to the challenge of travelling however fate decides. Pull activities randomly from a hat and then do it! Or you can even throw a dart at a map and travel there – taking your subscribers along with you.
#119 – Do a home stay
Nothing beats the authenticity of living with a local. Make a video about their way of life, their food, their culture and more. Plus, the experience will be unforgettable.
#120 – Review hotels
Many people rely on reviews on Expedia or TripAdvisor to plan for accommodations. A YouTube video is even more useful than some written reviews.
#121 – Learn a skill somewhere foreign
Take your viewers with you while you learn Mui Thai in Thailand, or cooking lessons in Italy. Anything goes, just get it on video!
#122 – Do a bad ass montage
These are always awesome. Show clips of your adventure set to your favorite pump up song.
#123 – Get a drone
We have seen many drones in our travels, and the videos they produce are magical. You honestly can’t beat the footage of a beautiful places that you get with a good camera drone.
Cute animals never go out of style.
There are probably a thousand puppies who are already more famous on the internet than the average blogger will ever be. If you are an animal lover, and especially if you have pets, capturing their story and presenting it in an entertaining way can win over the hearts of many.
You could present fun, comedic videos, or just share some tips and stories to help out new pet owners take care of their animal, or even make purchasing decisions based on your product reviews.
# 124 – Show cute animals
Isn’t this video idea basically what YouTube was made for? Take great videos of cute animals and there will ALWAYS be an audience.#125 – Animals doing human things
Dogs wearing glasses, cats doing their taxes, parrots putting away the dishes. Classic comedy.
#126 – Review pet products
Pet owners want the best for their furry family members and want to know if they are getting the right products for them. Share your experience with great products to help them make the right choice.
#127 – Help people come up with pet names
Maybe a weird idea, but you can bet there are people out there looking for inspiration on what to name their new pets.
#128 – Train animals
Basic training can be a challenge for new pet owners, and professional training is expensive. Show off techniques that will help them teach their pets how to behave or maybe even do some cool stuff…
#129 – Show off animal tricks
If you have a pet with some special talent, show it off! You can also explain what training was involved and how to do the same.
#130 – Animal accessories
Leashes, collars, jackets, grooming tools. There are a lot of purchasing decisions for a pet owner! Help them make the right one
#140 – Food recommendations
Nutrition isn’t just for humans – pet owners also want to know that they are putting good fuel into their animals.
#141 – Grooming tips
Help to keep pets looking pretty and proper without a big hassle (or a big bill).
#142 – Funny animals
Let’s face it. Funny cat videos are the real reason YouTube became an internet giant today, no? Film animals being goofy, and viewers will always love it.
#143 – Training diary
If you recently bought a new pet, capture videos of their progress over time as they gradually learn from your training.
#144 – Do something your mother would be proud of
Everyone loves a feel good story. If you do something noble or charitable, put it on video to help inspire your viewers
#145 – Do something you’d never show your mom
Sometimes YouTube is about finding people who do crazy stuff. Think about why we all knew the names Jonny Knoxville and Steve-O in the early 2000s. JackAss wsn’t exactly high culture, but people loved it.
Today you can see these sort of videos in the form of YouTube challenges – there are a ton out there!
Just please…. be careful. We definitely don’t recommend doing anything dangerous or illegal.
#146 – Be great background noise
It might seem like a strange idea, but some YouTube videos are at their best when the viewer isn’t paying attention to it. Provide helpful content like relaxing music or pleasant scenes like a burning fireplace.
#147 – Talk about Minimalism
Creative YouTube ideas often follow trending topics. A lot of people are talking about how to live with less. You can show them how to do it and live a happier live!
#148 – Try to break a record
Guiness Book of World Records doesn’t have the same clout it used to… but who doesn’t love seeing somebody try something that has never been done before. Look for safe, attainable records that you can realistically attempt. Even if you fail, it will make great content!
#149 – Tell ghost stories
Are you into spooky stuff? Tell a good ghost story or urban legend to give your viewers goosebumps.
#150 – Play a Prank
Who doesn’t love a good prank? Hidden cameras and well orchestrated pranks are a tested and true theme for tv shows and videos for years.
Again we will stage the obvious – nothing dangerous or illegal!
#151 – Eat something weird
Reality shows like Survivor and Fear Factor always got people talking about the crazy stuff that people would eat. We don’t necessarily condone eating bugs, but you could make up crazy receipies or odd items from a local market and see how they taste on camera.
There is a mind blowing amount of content created on make up & fashion from reviews, to tutorials, to news and opinion. Part of what makes this a cool niche is that it can be subjective – not everyone shares the same sense of style, so if you can find an audience who really resonates with your personal tastes, then you will have loyal fans forever.
#152 – Give makeup tutorial
Make up is one of the hottest topics on YouTube today. A huge population of both men and women use make up for a variety of reasons and are looking for tips. Are you on expert on how to contour? Show it off and watch the subscriptions come flying on
Amanda Kokoveve delivers great tutorials – use her for inspiration!
#153 – Review makeup
People also want to know what make up is worth a try. You can review new products and give them your stamp of approval (and look great doing it)
#154 – Try on some clothes
Fashion and clothing can be a bottomless well of awesome video ideas. Model clothes from different designers for different events in different seasons. If you have some style and some insight, there will always be an audience that wants to watch and learn.
#155 – Home remedies
If you have an old family secret for beauty that you can make at home, show your audience how it is done.
#156 – Critique celebrity fashion
This is a tested and true idea for video content. Red carpet events are everywhere, so fresh shots of celebrities dressing to the nines are easy to find. Let the world know who wore it best!
#157 – Benefits of coconut oil
Coconuts have been all the rage the last few years. Tell the world why you should be using this specific organic product (or others like it)
#158 – DIY fashion
Fashion doesn’t need to mean spending hundreds on the latest designs. Give a lesson on how you can create your own fashionable accessories.
#159 – Recommend jewlery
Another popular component of fashion that has endless options out there for consumers. Model your favorites, and discuss the finer points of great jewlery.
#160 – Outfit of the day
This is already a popular hashtag (#OOTD), and an opportunity for a quick and easy video that one person can deliver just about every day (assuming they put clothes on at some point).
#161 – Discuss new fashion trends
Fashion is changing all the time. Keep your viewers in the know by explaining what is in, and what is out.
#162 – How to match clothes
An important fundamental tutorial on matching clothes and putting together an outfit is always a popular idea.
#163 – Highlight designers
If you are knowledgable int he fashion scene, help to expose designers that you idolize. You can do a spotlight profile, or a rundown not their best work.
#164 – The perfect outfit for _____
Good fashion isn’t nessearily good fashion all the time. Think of specific scenarios where the outfit matters (weddings, birthday parties, club nights) and give helpful advice.
#165 – Fashion on a budget
In addition to DIY fashion, don’t neglect items that are in an affordable price bracket. This could be specific recommendations, or overall tips on how to get the most bang for your buck.
#166 – Hair styles
There are 1001 different ways to style hair, and some can be challenging. Show off creative ideas with interesting videos, and show how to make it happen.
Take a look at how Sarah Angius delivers her great videos
#167 – How to accessorize
Bags? Earnings? Watches? Rings? There are a lot of accessories to choose from, so help your subscribers to put it all together.
#168 – Share your favorite bags
What to look for, and how to pick a bag hat is useful, fashionable (or maybe even both).
Many people look to YouTubers for help around the house. Buying or renting a home/ apartment doens’t come with a user manual, so there are many useful video ideas that you can add to your YouTube channel that will be hugely valuable to new and old subscribers.
#169 – Design a room
Whether somebody is moving in, or just want to refresh a room, you can inspire them with unique layout ideas, or furniture recommendations.
#170 – Review furniture
Speaking of furniture, it is a big purchase they people want to feel confident in. You can find furniture all over the place both on and offline, and share inspirations that people can use.
#171 – Build furniture
A great way to save a buck is building your own furniture. Even if that means building furniture that comes with instructions like IKEA, people still want useful videos to help them out. Building something awesome from scratch is especially awesome.
#172 – Painting tutorial
Don’t let people waste time and money doing things wrong when they try to do their own painting. Give helpful tips and a walk through on proper technique to do the job right the first time.
#173 – How to repair home appliances
Repair isn’t fun, but is sure is useful. Look for the most popular searches for how to fix things around the house, and then make a video where you fix it!
#174 – Organize a closet
Organization is a simple life hack that gets a lot of YouTube views. The closet can be an especially chaotic space, so make a video that will bring your subscribers’ lives back into order
#175 – Plant a garden
Gardening is making a bit of a come back with millennials. You can make videos with anything from beginner tips to advanced tutorials on how to have a thriving garden – either inside or out.
#176 – Create a mindful space
With everyone looking for more mindfulness in their life, you can help them create a place of calm to help them stay in the moment. Is that the same thing as old school fang shui?
We have no idea.
But we look forward to your YouTube video explaining it to us 🙂
#177 – DIY Decor
Like previous YouTube video ideas on this list, taking a DIY approach to home decor can be fun and helpful for your viewers. The more creative the better!
#178 – Review garden tools
Help out viewers that might not know a spade from a hoe. What products do they need and why?
#179 – Help with home renovation
This is a BIG idea that could be a long video, or broken up into small parts. You can save viewers a lot of money with the right instruction.
#180 – Gardening inspiration
Visit friends and public places and break down what makes their gardens awesome (or what they could improve).
#181 – Grow your own vegetables
A good sustainable practice, especially for the vegans out there. Your video can give the audience ideas for what they can grow, and how to do it properly.
#182 – Indoor herb garden
Not all gardening happens outdoors. Indoor herb gardens are a rising trend, and people are likely going to turn to YouTubers to help them get started.
#183 – Hosting
People out there want to make a good impression when they have guests over, but might not know where to start. Share ideas from etiquette to meal plans and entertainment.
#184 – Set the dining table
This can be formal advice but doens’t have to be. Share some fun, creative ideas on how to make your table wow your guests.
#185 – Bathroom decor
Decor isn’t just for the living room. Give your bathroom its own style and personality, and show off to your channel in a video.
Sure delivery services like UberEats are growing around the world, but there will always be an audience who has found their calling in the kitchen. Video is a great medium to not only share ideas, but show exactly how people can recreate your culinary work at home.
#186 – Cook something tasty
you can keep this video simple. Prepare your favorite receipies and edit the footage so that your viewers can follow along.
#187 – Make a perfect roast
Guaranteed to get a ton of YouTube views around the holidays.
#188 – Herb of the week
If you are a genius using herbs and spices in your cooking, make this a regular feature on your channel.
#189 – International dishes
When people want to get outside the norm of sandwiches and pasta, make sure you are there to show them amazing dishes from all around the world.
#190 – Cooking challenges (limited ingredients etc.)
This idea can blend education and entertainment. Pull ingredients from a hat, and see what you can do. Let your viewers in on your thought process and see the whole experience!
#191 – Cook something ridiculous
EpicMealTime quickly became YouTube famous for creating outrageous, meat filled meals beyond what anyone should ever try to eat. This idea has a lot of copycats now, but can be a creative video idea to work in once in a while for your cooking channel.
#192 – Recommend a restaurant
People are always looking for cool places to go and eat. Recommend a favourite dining spot, and maybe your favorite dish.
# 193 – Make a creative snack
When you don’t feel like going grocery shoppping, a little creativity in the kitchen can be a good thing. Explain tasty food combinations that most people don’t think of.
#194 – Top 10 restaurants in city
Many people (especially travellers) will want to know what the best places are to eat in a given city. You can even get more specific like “10 best pizza places in Chicago”
#195 – Invent a recipe
Showing off how to make a great lasagna is cool, but what is even cooler? Showing off an awesome dish that nobody has heard of because it is your own creation.
#196 – Highlight a specific ingredients
Pay homage to your specific ingredients and demonstrate all the great things that aspiring cooks can do with it. Think of popular foods like avocado, coconut, ginger etc.
#197 – Help out with dietary needs
This video idea might only have a small audience on YouTube, but you will have dedicated followers if you give them some love. People who need to avoid gluten, shellfish, peanuts etc may want to know safe alternatives to the foods that their friends rave about.
#198 – Review kitchenware
Products like the Vitamix have grown into popularity because it has so many advocates out there. Tell us what you use everyday and why we should use it too!
#199 – Teach proper food prep
Often overlooked, food prep is a super important step in the kitchen. Make sure that things are sanitary, and ready for action when the stove turns on.
#200 – Plating
Give a quick tutorial on how your viewers should be plating their creations
#201 – Make food look good
Don’t waste an epic Instagram opportunity by flinging everything onto a plate. Try making a YouTube video focused on making your meals look as amazing as they taste
#202 – Cocktail recipes
There are so many great cocktails out there, and everyone wants to enjoy the great ones. Make a video about how to perfect classics like the Martini, or show off creative inventions that you know about (or invent.)
#203 – Creative smoothies
Smoothies and juices are a great snack, and people will always watch a quick video about tasty recipes they can drink.
#204 – Fancy ice cubes & popscicles
Yes, you can make anything fancy. Demonstrate how to make these fun conversation starters.
#205 – Be a cake boss – baking & desserts
Foodies love desserts and will look for inspiration on YouTube. Show off your favorite, and teach the art of baking
#206 – Healthy desserts
Not everyone with a sweet tooth wants a pound of butter in their recipes. Feature ideas that are good for the taste buds and the waste line to appeal to the health crowd.
YouTube has become a hot spot for business and entrepreneurship related video. No matter what your role is, you can likely benefit by creating valuable content for your customers or potential customers.
Below are 19 effective ways to leverage YouTube if you are running a business of any size!