UDEMY - YouTube Secrets - Your Thumbnails and Graphics Are Crucial
You do not need to be a graphic artist or designer and you do not need expensive programs like Photoshop. Everything, even including templates, is supplied for free.
Your thumbnail is what makes your video stand out amongst all the dozens of other videos when people go to YouTube.
If you create the thumbnail the correct way, following YouTube's extensive rules and guidelines, your video will stand out on the page much more than the others and you will get the views, you will get the subscribers and you will get the income.
But YouTube is a nightmare to follow, yes?
Use my experience, my knowledge from 8 years of YouTube (my main channel grows by one million views every month and by over a thousand subscribers every month), follow my videos and written lectures - and be as successful as me (or even more so!).
What's even better, however, is that this is self-perpetuating - i.e. as YouTube see that you are getting these views and subscribers, they will send you hordes of traffic thus increasing your views, income and subscribers, for ever more.
They then continue to send you viewers, hour in, hour out, day in, day out ... every day.