How do you make a COMMUNITY POST on YouTube? Are they even worth it?
I'm taking EVERY YouTube Creator Academy course and the exam IN REAL TIME WITH YOU (almost) on here every week through 2021.
This week it's the SIXTH course exam:
"Interact with Audiences with Community Posts" and the link to the course is here:
Previous quizzes here:
#5 How I PREMIERE a video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/934iPE1terY
#4 How I handle COMMENTS on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JOTIcyhITDc
Are COMMUNITY POSTS worth it? YouTube Creator Academy Quiz #6
0:00 How to make a Community post on YouTube!
1:26 How does the YouTube Community Tab work? Video here: https://youtu.be/nnNDr14CF1c
1:46 How to create a community post on YouTube.
2:09 How to post an image in a YouTube channel feed.
2:57 Tips and ideas for YouTube Community posts.
4:00 How many subscribers do you need on YouTube to be able to post pictures, polls and links to videos?
4:40 What is not a best practice for YouTube Community posts? Course Exam for COMMENTS video here! https://youtu.be/JOTIcyhITDc
5:25 Can anyone create a "Members Only" community post on YouTube?
5:45 Eligibility Requirements, the megamix. (Radio Edit)
TRANSCRIPT: (CLICK PLAY ON THE VIDEO ABOVE)
THIS IS THE TRANSCRIPT - CLICK PLAY ON THE VIDEO ABOVE!
how do I make a Community Post here on YouTube
this is what my posts look like
we can post pictures polls and links to our videos
I think they show up in people's feeds on the home screen or if we click on the community tab on our YouTube channel
I used to get a bit miffed about this - that you need 1000 subscribers to be able to do this so if you're on that journey right now to 1000 subscribers, here's a massive sneak peek into what it's like and how it works
you and I are gonna... we're gonna learn everything there is to know about Community Posts
because there's this thing called the YouTube Creator Academy and it's a free place where we can learn about every single aspect of YouTube
now for some reason I've decided to do all 40 courses in one go this year and to do that with you at the end of each course there's usually an exam
so we do this as a game show and a quiz that you and I can play along with and answer the questions and see if we can pass the course together
but this is one of those courses that's slightly different because it's a small topic
I've just got this thing at the end of the course saying check your knowledge so I think it's only going to be about three or four questions
so when that happens you and me get to do the whole course together
I've got the big clock counting down on screen now that's when the quiz starts
lesson one is just this video
it's a video that basically covers everything that we're about to cover so there's a link to that up in the description up in the description above and down in the link below
oh my goodness there's a link to this video up on screen now and in the description so you can watch that at your leisure so we can now dive straight into lesson number two
which is how to create a Community Post
now the first thing we need to do is go to the tab named community from our channel home page
and in the box at the top we can create our new Community Post and once you're done click "post"
is that it?
is lesson two?
now I actually find these really difficult because when you post an image it crops it to a 1:1 scale so that it looks good on a phone so I just tend to put my thumbnail on there
but my thumbnail is obviously landscape and I try and work in some kind of rule of thirds thing going on with my big happy shaved head there
the whole image opens up when you click on it but you've got to kind of crop it to have it appear on the page
but the really good thing is when you put a direct link to a video in your post it embeds it in a really nice way you can kind of see a bit of the description and it kind of frames it nicely so that the video is ready to play in the player
I'll be honest with you, that lesson was slightly quicker than I thought it would be
the clock is still ticking down to the big quiz so hang on in there lesson three tips for using Community Posts
here are some tips and ideas for what to post
promote a collaboration video with a fellow creator
or fan poll your audience on what type of video they want to see next
I've actually done that
it was my biggest post
usually I get about one or two thumbs up on my posts but this one - look at it
look how many votes I've had
so I've got to say of the three options the... the poll has worked the best for me
I don't get the impression many people are even shown it let alone click on the video link but this poll was something else
we can show off special behind the scenes photos
tease an upcoming special announcement
shout out to fan or fellow creator using an @ mention
and if we use channel memberships, create a members only post to show exclusive content only to your channel members
now I'm on 3000 subscribers at the moment I don't even know if I'm eligible for channel memberships
maybe we should do that course next
well that was... that was really quick
this is gonna be... this gonna be a quick weekend quiz today
let's go for "check your knowledge"
the countdown has hit zero - this is the whole point of this video you and I can answer these questions in real time and see if we if we pass the Community Post test
question one: creators with how many subscribers or more can use Community Posts to connect with their fans?
10 or 100, 1000 or 10000?
well I know that this was unlocked for me at 1000 subscribers so I'm going to say 1000 subscribers
great job you'll need to have at least 1000 and it's kind of cut it off...
I'm using the Creator Academy app
there it is question 2
which of the following is not a best practice when using Community Posts
polling your audience
replying to individual viewer comments
shouting out a fan
or highlighting a collaboration?
which of the following is not a best practice when using Community Posts
I think I'm going to go for replying to individual viewer comments
way to go!
you can reply to viewer comments directly in the comments section so save Community Posts for other types of broader engagement
but this is a good point to plug the the quiz for the comments
everything we need to know about YouTube comments
I'll put a link to that on screen now and in the description
that one was slightly longer than this one
final question question three
true or false, anyone can create a members only Community Post?
I'm going to go for false because I think you need channel memberships to do that and I'm not up on channel memberships yet so I'm looking forward to that course
you have to meet specific eligibility requirements
I love that phrase eligibility requirements
you have to say it in one breath
eligibility regrettability eligibility required eligibility requirements eligibility requirements
I just like the phrase eligibility--
let's hit the big submit button
quiz complete how did you do?
have you hit 1000 subscribers and if so have you had a Community Post?
why not put your favorite Community Post - a link to your favorite Community Post in the comments
be great to see your examples and if you haven't hit 1000 subscribers yet, or just have a complain about not hitting 1000 subscribers yet so we can cheer you on over the 1k subs line
so I'm really looking forward to seeing your comments this week
this is like a weekly get together isn't it
I'll put up a link to the Creator Academy course for everything you need to know about YouTube comments
thanks for joining me on this quiz
I'll see you next weekend for the next YouTube Creator Academy course exam!
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