Hey, what's up, Garrett here with the Burnin' Dolla Signs Challenge and GamingForFunAndProfit.com 

[00:00:08] I want to show you real quick how you can quickly and easily put together a pretty good YouTube thumbnail for your videos. 

[00:00:16] So I use VISME, V, I S M, E, which is VISME.CO. And when you log in, I think it's free to a point, so...

[00:00:28] I don't know how much you can get for free, but it's worth looking at. It's free. 

[00:00:34] Uh, it's kind of like Canva if you've used Canva, but I prefer VISME. I think it's better than Canva...has a lot more stuff in it. 

[00:00:40] So when you go in, they've already pretty much set up templates for you. I created a folder. I've got WoW vids, I need to make some...

[00:00:48] So we're going to go to create. 

[00:00:53] Then social graphics. 

[00:00:56] There's a YouTube icon here. 

[00:00:58] So we've got channel art and video covers. So we want a video cover, also known as a thumbnail. 

[00:01:03] You can dig through here and find a template that you like. Um, I like for this one, I like this one. 

[00:01:17] All right, so we're going to edit it and first thing you'd want to do is switch out your background with something else. 

[00:01:29] What I would suggest doing is taking a screenshot of your video and using that, but for this one, I'm just going to use a stock image since we're just using an example.

[00:01:44] Mmm. Let's do waterfall. Sweet. Okay. That's pretty cool, I think. 

[00:01:59] All right, so I'm going to grab all of this. I want to move it to this side, and I've got this waterfall here and this video is, um, OK. 

[00:02:12] Pro tip right here. People for some reason always like odd numbers, so, we're gonna do top nine instead of top eight.

[00:02:23] And if you don't have an odd number, like let's say, let's say you had eight but you don't have nine, drop it down to seven and then add the eighth one or whatever even number is as your bonus one. 

[00:02:39] So we've got top seven oops, hidden places.

[00:02:51] Move that up a little bit..."in wow". 

[00:02:55] All right, so we've got some problems with the text here. So first thing here, I'd like to keep this really big because I want it to get people's view, but I want to change it to a different color.

[00:03:14] Maybe orange was better.

[00:03:21] All right, I'm going to stick with orange.

[00:03:23] And then we want to change... to bring this closer together. 

[00:03:26] Because the big problem here is there's a huge space here. So I'm going to come up here to more and then we want to change the line height. 

[00:03:35] So we're going to bring them closer together.

[00:03:43] And then we want to grab these and we can actually make these smaller. So let's try 110 for each of these. 

[00:03:51] Of course you can actually... you can manually change these by typing it in. So let's say I want a hundred specifically. I'll do the same with this one.

[00:04:05] Alright, so then we're clicking, drag it down, make it look good. Drag this down. Make it look good. Drag this one up a little bit.

[00:04:20] All right. It's still not working for me. Let's try 96.

[00:04:30] Dragging it down a little bit.

[00:04:34] That's fine. Let's do this.

[00:04:46] Alright. I like that. 

[00:04:48] All right, so this is it. This is done now. 

[00:04:51] Um, but if you want to get a little bit more click baity and improve your clicks on your YouTube, I'm going to show you how I do this on a lot of mine. 

[00:05:07] It is... some people would say, well, here's the thing. 

[00:05:11] Okay, here's the thing about clickbait thumbnails on YouTube.

[00:05:15] You want it be honest, but you want people to click through. 

[00:05:21] You need to deliver on whatever the promise is. So I've got top seven hidden places in WoW. I'm going to show in this video the top seven hidden places in WoW. 

[00:05:30] That's what it is. That's the video. They're not going to click on it and get something different. 

[00:05:35] But there are some things that we can do to improve the click on it for people to watch it.

[00:05:41] So with this one, adding a circle. Well, first we got switched to graphics. 

[00:05:46] Switch to graphics. 

[00:05:47] I've actually got a couple here that I like, but I'll show you soon. We're going to add a circle, especially...

[00:05:57] It's Pat Flynn! 

[00:05:59] Okay, so I want to do a circle here. This is the one that I like, but I'm going to show you what all of them are. 

[00:06:05] So you go to graphics, type in circle. There's a ton of circle options here.

[00:06:17] Give it some time to load some more. 

[00:06:22] So let's grab, let's grab this one. 

[00:06:27] All right, so because this is a hidden place video, I want to do a circle that shows, that implies that we are showing a hidden thing. 

[00:06:38] I'm going to change the color to red. No, I'm going to do the pink. Why not? Thanks not just for girls. 

[00:06:56] There's also some premade palettes that are pretty cool, you can run off of.

[00:07:03] And then we want an arrow pointing to it. So we're gonna search for arrow. There's lots of different options here. Um, I prefer a curved arrow. Actually, I like this one. 

[00:07:20] Oops. 

[00:07:21] And the reason why is because it's kind of like tapered, so it's got a little bit of a design to it. 

[00:07:28] And we want to point from here to here.

[00:07:34] We're going to do that, like that. It's like we're leading them.

[00:07:46] Top seven hidden places in WoW, here's an arrow, here's the thing. 

[00:07:50] Let's find a nice color for it. Something that stands out. And there you go. You're done. 

[00:08:02] Hit preview.

[00:08:05] Boom. 

[00:08:07] So to, to export it, just come up here and hit download. 

[00:08:11] Um, you can do, I usually grab a JPEG and a PNG just because I like to have both. 

[00:08:17] And that's it today, so you can save the file and now upload it to your YouTube video. 

[00:08:33] So I hope that helps and I will see you in the next video.

 

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