Crazy busy week around here at Chancebending. We’re in the middle of on-boarding some new clients (boom!). We’ve also been building our own video brand strategy, and working out the details.
A new Pew research study found that:
- 51% of users say they rely on YouTube to figure out how to do new things.
- 28% use the service to pass the time.
- 19% for guidance on new purchases.
- 19% to keep up with the news.
Also interesting: 81% of parents allow their children to watch videos on YouTube. 34% percent of those parents allow their kids to be on the platform “regularly.”
This BLOWS my mind.
I can’t stop thinking about it. Essentially 70% of YouTube usage comes down to learning and education. It’s not music and makeup videos at all. When you think about it, it makes sense. We’re a species that is continually learning. However, I think most startups and entrepreneurs start with a mindset to entertain. We see a camera, and we all mentally go straight to Hollywood. We all become Julia Roberts and George Clooney.
But in reality, 7 out of 10 views on YouTube is someone trying to learn something.
So if you want to be successful in video, try teaching. Try educating. Try providing value. I sense the same thing will be true with voice skills and voice technology.
Teaching never goes out of fashion.