I have a DoucheTube channel for my business with only a couple of videos on it. However, I did have a channel a few years back that didn’t do terrible for a small scale deal. I do not have a channel on Full30 (yet…hopefully…) as it takes a while to get in here.
But, I’m just gonna jump in here. If I sound overly critical, let me apologize, in advance. People get touchy when they ask for critique and get it.
For starters, your passion for the content seems genuine and that’s important. People need to believe you genuinely want to create content. And, your camera is more than adequate. The sound is a little on the hot side in the office. There’s a few ways to address that. But, it’s not a huge deal. Including your wife is a nice touch.
As for the meat and potatoes of the content. If you want to be noticed, look for something that either hasn’t been done (good luck) or things that are less…abstract. What I mean is, if you ask people on here, I don’t think you’ll find many people choosing a rifle over a shotgun for home defense. It’s not so much that you aren’t interesting, yourself. I’d totally subscribe and watch your videos. Good lighting, attractive people, bright colors, guns, cool accent (is that racist? Lol), these are all things working in your favor. But, maybe narrow it to specific shotguns, or handgun versus rifle, or SBR/PDW versus full sized rifle. What I’m getting at is, “Shotgun/Rifle for home defense” isn’t something that a lot of people would give thought to. They’re gonna go, “Shotgun,” and click off after the first minute. If you’re planning to do anything in the 5 minute plus length, you’re gonna need to keep them engaged.
Also, an indoor range is always going to handicap a gun video if you don’t own the range. There’s others shooting, wrecking your audio, the partitions form a box that screams “amateur.” I don’t mean that to sound offensive or dissuade you. But, you said you’re working on an outdoor range. I’d go with that. Really frees you up for all sorts of things and allows you to setup in a manner that you have complete control over.
Also, just a suggestion, but have you thought about introducing yourself and your wife? Your channel is “a bloke’s two cents.” So, give us a video persuading us as to why we want your two cents. Some background on you. Do you have experience with firearms? Competition, LE/military, gunsmithing, sales, manufacturing? Or, are you new to the gun world? Just starting out? Convince us why you’re an expert or why you aren’t. Either way, it makes viewers invest in YOU. Not the content. It’s why we’ll sit through 25 minutes of Eric from IV8888 yammering in a “gun gripe” or 3 minutes of Hicock45 doing a “woods walk” instead of the usual steel ringing and gun review. Because we are attached to the creator.
I think you have a real future in internet videos. And these are just my “two cents” (see what I did there. Lol). Hopefully, you’ll take them with a grain of salt. I’m, by no means, the expert on making videos. There’s guys here way more experienced than I am at that. And, I have no intention of this being construed as ridicule or me dissuading you from future content (because I honestly do want to see more). You asked for input and I want to help any way I can. These are just the thing’s I see based off the three videos you have up. Hopefully, I helped. Keep it up, man!