I’ve an concept and I’d like to assist a fellow entrepreneur (or entrepreneurs!) to get this enterprise off the bottom.

I’m busy with my present enterprise (InboxDone) and a SAAS aspect hustle (Candid). I really like these initiatives and they’re nearly all I can deal with, however I can advise and assist the fitting particular person or folks with this new concept.

As an entrepreneur I see issues (alternatives) in all places, and typically I come throughout one thing that appears so apparent to me that I can’t ignore it.

That is what occurred to me the opposite evening…

I used to be in search of a YouTube thumbnail designer for a video my editor had simply completed (to be launched quickly!). I invested extra money and time (for enhancing) into this video as a result of it’s the beginning of specializing in high quality video content material for my channel.

As high YouTubers know so effectively, nice thumbnail photographs are crucial for getting clicks to your movies, which together with partaking content material, are the 2 fundamental keys to success with YouTube.

I don’t have a thumbnail designer, and whereas I’ve the design and copywriting talent to make okay thumbnails utilizing picture enhancing instruments, I’m removed from an professional. That is positively one thing I ought to delegate to specialists.

So, I went wanting within the traditional locations to see what freelancers are providing. From Fiverr, to Upwork, to Contra and all the opposite outsourcing websites, there are many thumbnail designers to select from.

Costs vary for $5 to $45 for designs that look horrible to fairly good.

One drawback is many of those designs are templates that begin to look very comparable. Additionally most designers aren’t copywriters, so you may’t count on good headlines in your thumbnails — that you must give them the phrases.

What I need is a spot to get 2-Three thumbnail designs accomplished for my video, by an company or freelancer who actually focuses on YouTube thumbnail optimization.

I’ve little doubt that high YouTubers have already got this particular person on their workforce.

Somebody whose job it’s to maintain up with what thumbnail designs are performing for present high YouTubers, to separate take a look at designs to enhance efficiency, who’re good copywriters, understand how to decide on the perfect face pictures, backgrounds, colours, fonts, and merge all these parts into an efficient thumbnail.

Perhaps this company exists and I haven’t discovered it but? If that’s the case, please share the hyperlink, I’d like to attempt them!

So, the concept for a enterprise is that this…

A YouTube thumbnail company that gives the next:

  • Makes a speciality of YouTube thumbnails — that’s it!
  • High design expertise
  • High copywriting expertise
  • Ongoing analysis of high YouTube channels to see what thumbnail designs are performing finest
  • Keep on high of traits in thumbnail design
  • Follows up with purchasers to search out out which thumbnails carried out higher
  • Can leverage the perception they get from creating thumbnails for thus many purchasers to get a broad pattern of what works throughout a number of industries/video sorts
  • Perhaps even apply some type of AI to assist with the info evaluation and analysis, given the sheer scope of content material on YouTube

The provide is straightforward, a flat charge for producing 2-Three thumbnails in your YouTube video (2-Three for break up testing completely different copy/layouts). Maybe a subscription plan for individuals who want common thumbnails every month.

The value for this service shall be increased than typical. It is a premium productized service.

I’m pondering take a look at a one time $99 charge per video as a place to begin, then experimenting with value rises over time – even perhaps as excessive as $250-$500 per video would possibly fly as a result of it’s price it in case your thumbnails can assist a video get an additional hundred thousand views (and if they’re already spending hundreds on enhancing and manufacturing, $250 on thumbnails is nothing!).

The subscription may begin at $299/m for four movies price of thumbnails. I may see this value going into the hundreds per 30 days in the event that they produce a number of movies per 30 days and need a number of thumbnails.

How To Check This Thought

Having began two companies companies earlier than, one exited and one other trying to exit quickly, I really feel assured in find out how to get this enterprise up and operating.

The secret is to start out by gathering a couple of key workforce members/contractors (on this case the designer and if mandatory, a copywriter), after which performing some take a look at jobs to construct up expertise, be taught what purchasers need and get case research.

As soon as the workforce is in place, you will have case research and your level of differentiation is obvious, phrase of mouth ought to kick in.

Or not, in fact. Perhaps it gained’t work, however I understand how to check the concept with out spending an excessive amount of upfront, that’s for certain!

I don’t wish to dilute my present focus by beginning this venture, however I may definitely information the fitting founders in find out how to execute. I’d be joyful to be an advisor or minority co-founder.

If this appeals and also you assume you’re good match, get in contact and let me know why you assume you’re the fitting particular person to go after this concept.

Anybody is welcome to go after this concept with out me. I’d use a research-backed, testing centered, best-in-class thumbnail design company proper now, if you recognize of 1?