Outsourcing Video Editing: 5 Crucial Benefits for YouTubers

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No matter if your subscriber counts are exploding, or if your channel is just starting out – as a professional YouTuber, you should consider outsourcing video editing

We’re pretty sure you know that video is the single most engaging medium out there today. And you might’ve heard that YouTube is the world’s second largest search engine

Recent statistics even show that for Gen Z and Alpha, YouTubers far are more popular than traditional celebrities – and more influential. 

This whole point is backed up by hard currency. In Forbes’ latest annual ranking, the highest-earning YouTube channel made almost $82 million in 2023 alone. 

However, becoming a top YouTuber means producing top-notch videos on the regular. To get people hooked, you need engaging content and a smooth presentation.

And that’s why outsourcing video editing can help you take off.

Outsourcing Video Editing - What Does That Actually Mean?

Basically, outsourcing video editing means nothing more than having someone else do it. Once you’re done shooting, you send the footage off to a professional video editor, tell them what you want, and watch them do their magic. 

Finding and hiring a video editor is super simple these days.

You can go with a freelancer and go hunting on platforms like Fiverr, Upwork, or PeoplePerHour.

Or you can opt for a professional video editing service – many of which offer either per-video pricing or bulk subscriptions. 

Whether you go the freelancer route or choose a pro editing service, the result will be much the same. They’ll deliver a professionally edited file, ready for uploading

Some don’t stop there and also offer full YouTube channel management on top: from uploading and analytics to community management.

What Are the Benefits of Outsourcing Video Editing?

Sounds good so far, right? 

Still, outsourcing video editing has one significant snag: You have to pay for it. You’re right there with most content creators if you’re asking yourself if it’s worth it

To help you decide if it is, here’s the run-down on how hiring a video editing service helps you grow your YouTube channel.

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1 - Outsourcing Video Editing Lets You Focus on Your Creative Core Business

Creating video content is a ton of work – coming up with ideas, drawing storyboards, writing video scripts, and actually shooting (and, perhaps, re-shooting) your footage. Plus, of course, the editing. 

Out of all those tasks, there is really only one thing you need to do yourself as a YouTuber: Using your authentic voice to connect to your audience. After all, that’s what they’re here for.  

However, it’s hard to be authentic, creative, and unique when you’re bogged down by a massive video production workload.

Outsourcing some of that work gives you the breathing space you need to focus on your creative core business and strengthen your brand.

🥳 Get more subscribers

And earn more money with great video editing💰

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2 - Save Editing Time, Increase Your Output​

Spend a lot of time worrying over which transitions or music to use?

Leaving such decisions to professionals saves you time, massive amounts of it. Time that you could spend planning more content, coming up with new ideas, keeping up with trends in your niche, and shooting your next project. 

Not to forget: Time to recharge your batteries.

Plus, outsourced talent won’t just free up the time you’d spend editing. Chances are, they’ll also produce results faster than you could yourself. And: They’re pretty good at remixing videos into vertical shorts and teasers that get audiences to the main content. This is a great way of making the most out of your material.

The bottom line? The entire production process becomes so much smoother, allowing you to increase your content volume.

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3 - Get Professional Content to Grow Your Subscriber Count ​

Another benefit of outsourcing video editing is that the result simply looks better

Video editing pros have a massive skill set and plenty of experience. This allows them to produce high-quality content even from mediocre footage – fast

They can cut and trim clips, choose the perfect transitions, add effects where needed, and brush up your audio. You keep the final say in the matter, though. That also means you can have them match your own style – or borrow inspiration from other creators’ videos.

Ultimately, what you’ll get from giving the gig to a pro editor is a polished and engaging video that won’t irritate viewers with shaky audio or awkward transitions. Your content can be so, so much more.

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4 - Save on Soft- and Hardware Investments​

Doing high-quality editing yourself is expensive

Not only do you have to pay a pretty penny for professional video editing software. Editing also takes high-end hardware, tons of storage, and space for several screens. 

Also, if you’re just learning to edit, think about just how long it’ll take you to really get the requisite skill set and working speed. And all the mediocre output you’ll produce till you hit pro level.

If you’re looking at making a real income with video, outsourcing the editing is an excellent way of breaking even fast.

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5 - No Commitment, Easy Scalability​

Another upside of hiring freelancers or a video editing company is that there’s little to no commitment on your part. 

For example, you don’t have to shell out for editing software subscriptions, let alone for hiring a full-time editor.

Instead, you get to scale the number of videos you outsource to your own productivity, or the size of your channel – and pay only for what you really need. Some video editing services do run a subscription model – but even those you can cancel.

Grow Your Channel - Outsource Video Editing

If you’re an established YouTuber itching to take your channel to the next level, outsourcing your video editing is a great way to grow faster – but also to protect your mental health.

If you’re new to this, professionally-edited content lets you start off on the right foot. 

Overall, delegating time-consuming editing work to a video pro allows you to focus on what really matters: Honing your voice and producing original, high-quality content. Ultimately, it can even help you cut back on costs for subscriptions, software, and hardware costs.

Authors

  • Alex Lefkowitz

    Alex Lefkowitz is the founder and CEO of Tasty Edits. He holds a BA in Entrepreneurship and is an experienced video editor, having edited hundreds of videos for dozens of creators before starting his own video editing company. Since launching Tasty Edits, he has directly managed thousands of video and thumbnail orders. Now, he draws on his experience working with professional creators to write about video editing, the creator economy, and video marketing. You can also read his work on Hackernoon and Medium. Plus, he's contributed several expert opinions in interviews and articles as a guest on platforms like Jotform.

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  • Dave Domingo

    Dave Domingo is a video manager at Tasty Edits and coordinates a global team of high-end video editors helping all sorts of content creators and businesses in the creator economy. Previously, he worked as a freelance video director, video editor, videographer, and cinematographer for 8 years. During this time, he gained extensive experience filming and editing a massive range of content. Dave also heads a movement called Hot Wasabi. In this role, he has filmed, directed, and produced music videos with over 1.2 million total YouTube views. With his creative vision, he is inspiring both his city and the Hip-hop artists and creators he works with.

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