Author: Christian Dwi Wijaya

  • 500 Subscribers on YouTube

    500 Subscribers on YouTube

    A couple of days ago, my main channel hits the 500 subscribers mark on YouTube. It’s not a big number, at least how I used to think about it. I saw many channels with under 1000 subs and I thought it was easy to get. But after months of YouTube journey, I realize how amazing…

  • YouTube Tip: Provide Context, Then Deliver the Promise

    YouTube Tip: Provide Context, Then Deliver the Promise

    Okay, I just got a revelation! I have been doing it wrong, or at least I didn’t execute it properly. On my previous video, I made a few points delivered in the traditional style. That means, I tell the viewers what it was about and then explain the context. For example: Okay, for the first…

  • My Favorite Resources for Compelling YouTube Title Ideas

    My Favorite Resources for Compelling YouTube Title Ideas

    In my two months of making content on YouTube, a video packaging can make or break your video. No matter how good was the script, the editing, the hook — if you don’t have the right packaging, none of that matters. One tricky part of a video packaging is the title. I changed my video…

  • How to Launch a Product? Build an IP

    How to Launch a Product? Build an IP

    This article was inspired by this video here: Colin and Samir interviewed Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer turned YouTuber. Here, he is showing one project he is working on. But what got me interested is the funding. Okay, let’s go back a bit. CrunchLabs For a long time, Mark’s videos fall into the category…

  • Ebike has lower carbon emission than a regular bike? What?

    Ebike has lower carbon emission than a regular bike? What?

    At least that’s the kind of reaction most people will make when they see a study comparing carbon emissions by various types of transportation. I’ve heard the article version of the study some months ago in Electrek.co (I forgot the link), so it’s not very surprising when I saw this video: Adding an electric motor…

  • Apparently, Retention Editing Was Bad

    Apparently, Retention Editing Was Bad

    When I started making videos, I followed the practice of “retention editing”. For those who don’t know, it’s an editing technique to engage viewers so they don’t click away from your video, thus maximizing the watch time. In layman’s terms, you’ll see something new every few seconds of a video. It could be: And many…