8 Tips for Creating a Successful Tutorial Video
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8 Tips for Creating a Successful Tutorial Video

There was a time when people used to read user manuals and know how to use different things. But now, the world is changing significantly, and user manuals have been replaced with tutorial videos. As a result, videos have become an integral part of our lives, be it entertainment videos or tutorial videos. Not only does it increase engagement, but it helps a lot of people too.

Watching a tutorial video is fine, but what about creating one? Did you know it takes a lot of brainstorming and understanding to create a successful tutorial video? First, it puts together a few clips and uses an editing app to make it a perfect shot. Well, to make it easy for you, here are some tips that will help you out.

1. Your tools will be essential

Let’s start from the basics, and the most important thing, which is also the basic one, is having the right set of tools for creating the video. Be it the microphone, video camera, tool, or anything you will require to create an efficient and effective tutorial video. Considering that this will be a video that many people would look at for information, you will have to make it good.

Your tutorial video should have key takeaways, engaging content, and a lot of eye-catching clips throughout. So, your tools will play a vital role in this. So, the least you will have to worry about is having a good microphone (that will reduce the muffled sound) and an excellent online video editor.

2. Choose the right location

The first tip was about the presentation, which is also an essential ingredient of your video and the second one is just an extension to it. To make your videos better, be very cautious in choosing the correct location. You might have seen many people creating videos (many tutorial videos) at any random place. Being a good creator, you should know that your location should be well-off. The location you choose should have an excellent acoustic. There will be less chaos to worry about (around your recording area) if you do that. It will create less disturbance, and you can record seamlessly without getting interrupted by anything.

Also, while screen recording, all your screen data will also reflect your viewers, and a creator should always keep the clutter away. Hide or relocate your private data outside the recording area.

3. Take time to rehearse

Nobody is perfect, and everyone makes mistakes. So, do not consider yourself to be someone who will deliver everything in a single go. Before you start recording yourself for the final footage, make turns and do a thorough rehearsal. In this, you will also check whether all your tools are working fine or not. You will be able to learn your dialogues and check their best orientation for the video. There are a lot of such things that a creator can understand during a rehearsal.

The same thing should be done before working on the online video editor as well. You should check all the tools and features of the editor and see how well it can work for you. Ensure that it has all the functions you will need from your tool while editing a tutorial video.

4. Keep your video straightforward

Now, you might come across a few tutorial videos that explain everything in such a complicated manner. Or there are so many explanations where the creator goes off the track. So first, write all those things that you will be recording and then narrate them. Next, make sure you have a clear beginning, the middle section, and the end. All three are essential for a tutorial video. If your middle or end portions are not substantial, your view will not return to your channel.

Apart from this, keep using active voice in your video throughout. Plot everything in steps and try to connect every step or point with an image or a clip. It is because people remember visuals for a longer time.

5. Think from your audience’s point of view

When you create a tutorial about something, you should always create the video keeping your audience’s point of view in mind. True, it should be engaging at all points, but you should make it in a way that your audience feels in control. Everything in your video should be easily consumable and followed.

It would help if you used all the visual teaching aids like objects, images, clips, and more to make your video better and unique. Also, ensure that your content is not too difficult for people to grasp. Instead, it should be in such a way that they enjoy watching your video.

6. The editing part is also essential

Once you have done the above steps right, you now would need to execute everything right when editing the videos. You will not want to jeopardize your work on the device. Therefore, as already told, you should try editing some other video to get used to the tool. Also, you should make sure that you are well-aware of all the features in the online video editor.

7. Get your timing right

One more small but crucial tip that can help you get better traction is to make your timing of video upload right. Just check the YouTube analytics, and you will understand everything. Public your content when the number of your subscribers online is the most.

8. Use your analytics to track your video

It is not just how you create a video, but you need to keep it under track mode for a little while. See how people comment and like on the video. It will also give you clues on how to make your next content better and user-friendly.


There are many small and big things that one has to keep in mind while creating these videos. But if you integrate these eight tips in your tutorial videos, it might give you a significant improvement in terms of engagement.

Rishi is a Software Engineer and a technical content specialist who has a taste in writing over cybersecurity and widespread threats. He ensures utilizing his academic knowledge into developing remedial content for users who are seeking help. A staunch admirer of Jazz, Rishi is also a gourmet.

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