I've done a lot of youtube marketing and for a while I produced simple videos for clients.
I have recently began doing some more youtube research and am finding the same thing over and over - poorly optimized video pages.
So if you are looking for a way into youtube try this.
The niche is not really important. What you're looking for is affiliate products that are being promoted. Look for products with a good traffic flow, then examine the video page of the top 3-5 ranking videos.
I find a lot of the time even the top ranking, high traffic videos are very poorly optimized.
I researched a product last night where the top videos have over 250,000 views in the last year. Neither have tags and one doesn't even have a description.
I will have a video at the top of the search results for that product in less than a week.
Taking the time to optimize your page well is worth the effort.
Here's what has worked well for me:
#1 A keyword rich title, ALL IN CAPS. I use a hyphenated title whenever possible as this allows me to use my keyword twice. i.e.- "Warrior Forum - Visit The Warrior Forum"
#2 An original description of 250 words or more. A lot of times I snatch a few paragraphs of the main benefits from the product website and rewrite it. Always put your link first in the description.
#3 Tags. Use all the relevant tags you can come up with. I have videos with as many as 16 tags. Put multi-word tags in quotes "like this."
I am constantly amazed at how poorly some videos are optimized. It's something you can capitalize on if you try.
Thanks for reading.