7 YouTuber problems every creator can relate to


We feel like having a rant today, which is why we’re putting together a list of YouTuber problems that most video creators have sadly run into at some point.

Take a chill pill and have a look at our list of #YouTuberProblems, including the dreaded Final Cut crash, troll comments and sound troubles. AH!

A dead camera

There’s nothing worse than setting up your lights, your computer and your tripod before realising you haven’t charged your camera. We’ve done this countless times and regularly wake up in cold sweats thinking back to these horrific moments.


Charge it, silly!

Perhaps what’s even more annoying is that by the time your shooter is prepped and ready to go, you’ve lost the energy to make a decent YouTube video. Do yourself a favour and buy a second camera battery if you can afford it. Use one, charge the other. Oh, the struggles.

Spotting out of focus clips during editing

You’ve filmed yourself a lovely video in the living room and decide to head to your bedroom to look back on the footage and edit the clips together. Surely this one is going to be a viral hit, right?

Afraid not, because it turns out that the 5-minute piece to camera you filmed is out of focus. Unfortunately, your shiny DSLR camera has decided to draw the audience’s attention to that lovely red pillow behind you, rather than your little face. YouTubers with auto-focus cameras won’t be running into these troubles, but manual shooters know the pain.

Having to restart editing after a crash

Having to force-close your copy of Sony Vegas after it decides to stop working is one of the most frustrating things ever for many YouTubers. It’s even worse when you open the software back up and you’re staring at a blank timeline because you forgot to save your progress.

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Dear God, no

We’d like to give a shoutout to the cursed spinning wheel of doom living inside our copy of Final Cut, which has ruined our YouTube plans on more than one occasion.

Causing an argument in the comments section

If you dared to say something controversial in your YouTube video, you’d better prepare yourself for some text-based attacks.

Admittedly, sometimes it can be quite entertaining to watch a meltdown, as we’ve discovered in our Troll Hunter series. You could argue that encouraging a debate is good, because at least it’ll draw some more people to your content. Even so, when things turn ugly this situation can certainly be filed under YouTuber problems.

Sound troubles

This is a big one. If you’ve been putting together YouTube videos for a while then you’ll no doubt have experienced some issues with sound, whether your audio is slightly rubbish or completely unusable.

We need even more Grumpy Cat in our lives.

Your face coz no sound

Sometimes, you’ll listen back to a shot filmed outside only to realise the wind makes it sounds like there’s a banshee behind the camera. Other times, you’ll realise your microphone wasn’t fully plugged into your camera, which means you’ve basically produced a mime tutorial.

Slow uploads

You’re sat at your desk slowly watching your video upload, check your watch and then head to Twitter, writing: “Sorry guys, it looks like my video’s going to be slightly delayed tonight!”

This is probably one of the most common YouTuber problems and it doesn’t look like going away anytime soon. Unless you’ve got a great internet connection, slow uploading is here to stay.

Forgetting to leave links in the description

Yes, this is a more minor YouTuber problem than some others we’ve mentioned, but it’s still a nuisance.

It’s easy to forget linking to another clip or article you talked about in your video after promising your audience you’d deliver the goods. Instead, you’ve left them frustrated, tears rolling down their face through not knowing where you bought that new sweater. Shame on you.

Here’s what Twitter had to say on the subject of YouTuber problems:

Can you think of any other YouTuber problems we’ve missed out? Let us know by tweeting us at @TubeChum.

Featured image: Michael Bentley

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Tom Morgan

Tom Morgan

Co-editor at Tube Chum
British YouTuber, journalist and Arsenal fan. Co-editor, @TubeChum. YouTube: TomSpeaksWords. (New video every Sunday)
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