If you’re a YouTube who is also juggling a blog you know how difficult it can be to manage both. Luckily if you’ve spent the time and effort to make a YouTube video you can quickly turn them into blog posts.
In this post I’ll show you how to repurpose YouTube videos into blog posts.
Why Repurpose YouTube Videos?
Reach New Readers and Viewers
While you may have an amazing YouTube channel, but sadly not everyone’s into videos. Some folks love a good read. By transforming your video content into blog posts, you’re opening doors to a whole new audience.
Boost Built Search Engine Traffic on your Blog
Blog posts created from your videos can rank on search engines. They can help your website climb those search engine ranks, bringing more eyes to your content.
Picking the Perfect Videos for Your Blog
Not all videos are great for being converted into a blog post. The content of a vlog for example makes way more sense in a visual medium. Choose evergreen content that keeps on giving and videos that have already won your audience’s hearts.
Pick videos that stand the test of time. Ones that keep getting views no matter how old they get? Those are your golden tickets.
Tutorial and How-To Videos
These videos are ideal for conversion as they provide clear, step-by-step information that can be easily adapted into informative blog posts. Plus you can easily grab screenshots from your videos when making your blog post.
Turning YouTube Videos into Blog Posts
Alright, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of transforming your videos into captivating blog posts.
Step 1: Get That Transcript
First you’ll need to grab a video transcript. Luckily YouTube offers this for most videos now built in.
You can click the more button on any video to find the “show transcript” button.
After the transcript is displayed you’ll notice it has timestamps for all of the spoken aspect of the video. You’ll want to click the … button and toggle the timestamps.
Once the timestamps are gone you can highlight all of the transcript’s text and copy it.
If a video doesn’t have a transcript you can use a transcription tools like Rev to have one created.
Now that we have the video’s transcript in our clipboard we can head over to ChatGPT to generate a blog post outline.
Step 2: Outline with AI Help
Here’s where AI tools like ChatGPT come in handy. Use them to whip up a blog post outline from your transcript. Here’s a prompt to use to get you started.
Act as a bloggers who is great at writing. Help we write a blog post outline based on a YouTube Video. I am going to give you the video transcript so you can turn it into an outline for me to write a blog post. Use Markdown so it's easier to read. YouTube Video Transcript: [PASTE YOUTUBE VIDEO TRANSCRIPT HERE]
And of course just like that ChatGPT will automatically convert the video’s content into a blog post outline you can use to write your blog post. Of course you can follow up with ChatGPT and ask it to write a post using the outline.
Step 3: Edit Your Post
Now of course you’ll want to write your post and add your own unique touches. You can easily copy and paste the content from ChatGPT to your blog CMS. Don’t have a blog? learn how to start a blog. This is where you would add specific details ChatGPT may have missed, like screenshots and images, and adding links.
Step 4: SEO Optimize Your Post
Of course you’ll alos want to add a meta title and description to your post. If you use WordPress you can easily use a SEO plugin to do this. There are plenty of other SEO tips I could go into but I wrote a full post of WordPress SEO tips here.
Optional: Using RightBlogger
If you don’t want to deal with everything I listed above, I created a tool on RightBlogger that allows you to convert YouTube video URLs to full blog posts. This is a super fast way to generate blog posts from your videos using AI.
There you have it! Turning your YouTube videos into blog posts isn’t just smart; it’s a game-changer for a content creator’s workflow. You can reach more people, boost your online presence, and make the most of every piece of content you create.
So, go ahead and give your YouTube content a new life on your blog!