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In today’s post, I’m going to share with you how to take a break from YouTube.
If you’re a video creator, looking to make videos, or if you’re trying to make some income from YouTube, blogging, I’m going to share with you how to take the right break.
YouTube Content Creation
A lot of people that get into starting a YouTube channel, they get into it, and they’re starting to make videos, content, and then you have to make a website, work on an email list, on freebies, PDFs, courses and so on.
Then your video calendar might look something like this. It looks empty.
Maybe you’re missing a post on multiple days. I don’t know what your schedule is. Perhaps you’re only posting once a week, twice a week.
But if you’re missing a couple of videos and you’re posting every Thursday and Tuesday, and your schedule looks empty, then that sometimes can creep up on you.
That can be the case, especially if you’re starting to get overwhelmed. Then you’re trying to play catch-up.
Stop being overwhelmed with YouTube
When you start to get overwhelmed and overworked, this is what you need to do.
The simple solution is to take a break, take a step back, and then not do any videos. But that, of course, leaves your channel empty. Sometimes it can regress, and you can fall off with your audience.
And if you don’t want to do that and if you don’t want to sacrifice that to make yourself a personal break, then here’s what you can do.
You can pre-schedule some videos in advance. And I don’t know what kind of content you have.
Here’s my video schedule that I have for our other channel. This is the TradersFly channel. You can see I have a video already scheduled for today.
I have a video scheduled for Thursday. And so typically my main focus is always on a Thursday I have a video out. And that’s the big picture and big goal for me. But of course, I also try to do a Tuesday. But if I don’t hit the Tuesdays, I’m not too stressed about it.
Sometimes I’ll throw one in on Mondays or Fridays as well. That’s when we have launched and that kind of thing. You could see here as we look into December I pretty much have a video for almost every Thursday. And if not, I could always move that Friday to Thursday.
But I know there’s an exclusive video I want to make there for that Thursday for the 26th in December. I don’t have any here scheduled for Tuesdays. The thing is that I’ve got my Thursdays all done.
If I wanted to stop filming for a whole month, I pretty much could do that with that channel. And then again January, you could see I start scattering them depending on the video content.
February, I have a few more. March, there’s a couple of videos. April, I start posting. And you can see like the further out we go the less videos I have pre-scheduled because they’re not made.
But you could see in June, and this is an important month or summer months, vacation months I already almost have that whole month filled up.
You need to understand where it is that you want to take a break or a breather. And that’s where you’re doing the videos and the scheduling.
Backstage Income YouTube Channel
I’ll show you my other channel, which is the one you’re watching right now. This is the Backstage Income.
I typically post on Monday and Wednesday. I don’t have a video here for Wednesday, which is the one I’m making right now. But a lot of times, I do have a lot of videos ahead. Still, in December, we’ve got a lot of videos scattered.
Here in January, you could see Wednesday is my crucial date. That’s because that’s when the newsletter comes out, so I have to have at least one video. That’s at least the goal of the business, the company, the systems that we keep in place.
You can see pretty much all of January it’s done except for the 15th, which I could probably do this week sometime or today.
February is mostly done. That’s what you’re trying to do is that if I’m in November and I want to take a break in December, well, wouldn’t it be wise to have all of December filled up.
Plan Ahead and Work on Other Stuff
That way, you could take a break. And then you’re all set good to go. And you don’t have to make videos, and you can take a full month off of making videos. You can work on other stuff. You could work on the email list.
You could work on all kinds of different things that you may want to work on.
Maybe you want to:
- work on a course
- set up one on one sessions
- spend time with the family
That’s what happens.
Periodically I’ll throw a video here and there. It helps me get a little bit more ahead with the content creation part.
That’s the approach that I look at when I’m taking a break from YouTube or taking a step back. It’s not just about trying to pump up content. And I understand that live stream sometimes is essential.
They’ll get you more views and watch times and that kind of thing. But if I know that I’m going to have a vacation around June, then I might want to fill up that calendar schedule.
That way, I don’t have to stress or worry about creating videos on the fly for June. And my channel still keeps growing; the people are still looking at new fresh content. It becomes more engaging in that way.
I hope you found this helpful. This is the approach I take when I’m looking at taking a break or stepping back from the camera and then not making any videos.
That doesn’t mean I might not work on a book or course. But it’s like I’ve done my video work for the next month and I can take a step back.
If you get ahead, it makes you a lot less stressed. And you can create videos and continue on that content process from then on.