Wondering what your next YouTube video will be? You’ve come to the right place.
In this post, I’ll show you 12 Easy Ways to Get Ideas For YouTube videos without spending money.
Are you ready? Let’s begin.
Whether you’re new to YouTube or you’ve been uploading YouTube videos for a while, we all get to a point where creators block kicks in.
If this ever happens, use the following ways to get ideas for your next YouTube video.
Easy Ways To Get Ideas For YouTube Videos
Whenever you encounter a problem and solve it, creating a video is an easy way to help anyone else that will encounter such a problem and to give you a point of reference if you ever have the same issue.
A video idea that results from a problem, is one of the best ways to get your creative juices running again.
I’ve used problems (either one that I’ve ran into or friends have) to generate YouTube video ideas.
In fact, I used a problem with the Focusrite Scarlet interfaces to create a video that’s been viewer over 44,000 times on YouTube.
Here’s the video if you’d like to watch it.
2. YouTube AutoSuggest
Whenever you want to make a search on YouTube, YouTube automatically starts to fill out your search for you.
This is YouTube AutoSuggest and it’s a validation that people are searching for the terms or searches that you’re making.
Using YouTube AutoSuggest can get you a tonne of video ideas just from a simple search.
For example, if you’re looking up “how to cook chicken curry”, YouTube will AutoSuggest different variations of what you’re searching for based on what people search for.
Here’s what it looks like.
From the auto-completed searches, you can easily get an idea for your next video based on what you’re looking to create and what type of food you want to cook.
Try it out with a search term in your industry or niche and see what you’ll come up with.
3. YouTube’s Searches Related To
This is related to YouTube’s auto-complete but it’s slightly different in that it shows you searches related to the search you’ve made.
This makes it easy to see what, if any, other video idea that you can get and start creating your next video.
Normally, you’ll find YouTube’s Searches Related To at the bottom of your search when you scroll and sometimes it may not be available or you’ll need to scroll a lot to get to it.
This is what the searches related to on YouTube looks like.
4. Google AutoSuggest
This is YouTube’s cousin and all it means is that if you make a search on Google, Google will autofill your search for you and all you have to do is see what’s being auto-suggested and see what can be a good video idea.
Personally, I use the Google AutoSuggest to help me brainstorm video ideas and see what variations are available.
Here’s what Google AutoSuggest looks Like.
5. Google’s Searches Related To
Whenever you make a search on Google, you’ll always get other searches related to your search at the bottom of the search page.
This can be variation of your search or new ideas for your next video.
For example, if you search for the keywords, “transcribe audio”, in the searches related to you’ll get ideas for a blog post of video based on what other searches relate to your search.
Here’s what it looks like.
6. YouTube Keywords Tools.
YouTube Keyword tools can help you pin point what’s trending, the amount of competition and the amount advertisers are willing to spend on a particular keyword.
Once you get a keyword that’s favorable for your niche, use it to grow your video ideas list by checking out what competition is there and how much advertisers are willing to pay.
Some of the tools I use include:
7. Facebook Groups and Pages
Facebook Groups and Pages offer deep insights to problems people have everyday and can offer as a source of video ideas for YouTube backed by solutions people suggest.
If you have a solution to a problem that people are having then answering questions asked on Facebook Groups and Pages can drive traffic to your YouTube videos and also offer as a source of inspiration for your next video.
Whenever I ran out of video ideas, I visit Facebook and see what questions people are asking. How many people are answering the questions asked and what type of solutions are they offering.
Once I find out what’s out there, I can easily create a video with the solution if I’m conversant with the topic.
8. Use Pinterest
Pinterest is a social media website that’s packed with a tonne of ideas ranging from home decor, to cooking, sewing, work from home ideas, etc.
A little search on Pinterest will reveal a huge amount of ideas based on your keyword.
Furthermore, Pinterest offers the option to auto-complete your search and this works as a validation that people are searching for the different terms you’re searching for.
Based on this finding, you can create new videos based on what you find.
For example, if I search for, “blogging for beginners”, you’ll notice different pins will populate at the top of your search.
Use this as an idealist to create your own YouTube video topic that will encompass the keywords you’re targeting and the content you’re serving on your channel.
Here’s what pins look like on Pinterest.
9. Quora and Q&A Sites.
Quora is a leading question and answer website and a source of excellent video ideas.
Whenever you visit Quora or other question and answer websites or forums, the questions that you see can guide your next YouTube video.
Alternatively, if you already have a video on a question in any q and a site, you can comment on the question and add your YouTube videos to attract views to your video.
Any time I see a question on Quora that’s in line with the videos I create, I use that as inspiration to create a video that will answer the question to the best of my ability and incorporate what I feel can and should be better explained in a video.
Here’s what Quora looks like.
AnswerThePublic is a website that collates what people are asking about on the internet and delivers the data in a visual way but also in data form.
You can download the CSV for your search and 2 word queries make the best search.
Questions, prepositions, comparisons, alphabeticals and related questions make up the queries that people ask on Google and this is a good way to validate that people are asking about a particular topic.
Use the questions that result from your 2-word query to generate video ideas based on what people are searching for.
This is what AnswerThePublic’s homepage looks like.
Once you make a search on AnswerThePublic, this is how the search results look like.
Soovle is a website that crawls different search engines to find out what people are asking.
You can click on YouTube on the Soovle website to search for video ideas based on the words that populate on Soovle.
Soovle incorporates searches from Google, YouTube, Amazon, Bing, Yahoo, Answers and Wikipedia.
This makes my life easier when trying to find video ideas and it can help you save time and jog your memory on some videos you can create.
This is what the Soovle Website looks like.
12. YouTube Comments
If you’ve hit a wall from all these ways to get video ideas for YouTube, the final place to look for video ideas is your comments section or the comments section from other creators in your niche.
Not all creators answer questions asked by YouTube viewers and the comment section acts as a treasure trove for video ideas.
Personally, I respond to almost all comments asked on any video I have on YouTube and if anyone asks a question and I can answer it using a video, that becomes my next video.
For example, I did a video on how to change the subtitle color of an srt file and someone asked me in the comments how they can change the font of the subtitle.
Here’s the comment.
Because of this comment, I decided to do a video on How to change the font of a subtitle file and specifically answered what subtitle formats support the use of different fonts and how to permanently burn subtitles with specific fonts to a video.
You can check other creators in your niche, see the comments they get, whether the creator answers the questions asked or not and if they do, how they answer (do they just write a reply or do they create a video response).
This is how I find video ideas for my YouTube videos when I have creators block and you can too.
What method will you incorporate in your next YouTube video?