A Template to Follow for Writing a Script For a YouTube Video.

Shorter clips such as this are more likely to be watched in their entirety, resulting in a higher watch rate.

A Template to Follow for Writing a Script For a YouTube Video

To attain higher degrees of engagement and watch time as well as acquire the most value for your viewers, it is essential to adhere to a specific YouTube video scriptwriting format for your next video!

Organizing your video script and properly formatting your content will not only result in a more pleasant viewing experience for your audience, but it will also make the video creation process far simpler for you.

A picture is worth a thousand words, and this one is no exception! This image is a great representation of the power of visuals.

Gaining familiarity with the process of scripting videos will facilitate the production of content!

In this tutorial, we’ll demonstrate how to construct and script YouTube videos for the best outcomes. This is the same system Primal Video uses to generate amazing videos quickly.

Be certain to keep up to date and hear about our extremely straightforward ‘secret sauce’ that can be used in conjunction with this template to significantly boost YouTube watch time.

The Optimal Duration for YouTube Clips

It is generally accepted that the ideal length for a YouTube video is between two to five minutes. This is due to the fact that longer videos may overwhelm viewers, while shorter videos may not be able to effectively convey a message. Additionally, shorter clips are more likely to be watched in their entirety, resulting in a higher watch rate. In conclusion, YouTube videos should be kept between two to five minutes for maximum engagement.

Before providing the format of effective YouTube video scripts, we thought it would be helpful to tackle a commonly posed inquiry related to video creation: What is the optimal length of a YouTube video?  The duration of your videos should be determined by whatever is necessary, and not any longer.  Always keep in mind that a real person is watching your video. Make sure to include as much useful information as you can without lengthening the video just to increase its watch time.  The length of the video should be appropriate – arrange the script in a way that corresponds to that.  The amount of time it takes to convey all the material on a single subject could be as brief as five minutes, while other topics may require 20 minutes or more.

Whenever you are making videos, you should always ask yourself:

What does the audience require?

What is the audience anticipating?

What desires does the audience have for this material?

The length of time it requires for you to supply the necessary details should be the same duration as your YouTube video.

When writing the script for your video, consider what the viewer would need, want, and anticipate.  Once your video starts, it’s important to captivate your viewers from the get-go. Don’t waste time on introductions, talking about your channel, or asking people to subscribe.

To ensure that your viewers are aware they have come to the correct video, inform them that this is the right place for them.

 Many video producers who have created clips relating to the same subject as yours appear in searches.

Once they are sure that your content is worth their time, they’ll become comfortable and stop contemplating if they should have chosen a different video.

The conclusion should be succinct. Once that is finished, you can move on to the introduction  Let your viewers know that they have done the right thing by selecting your video.

Having a script before getting in front of the camera will streamline your video production.
Having a script before getting in front of the camera will streamline your video production.


In this part you can give a brief overview of yourself, your channel, the subject at hand, and the format of the video.

Introducing yourself could be done in this manner:  Greetings,. Our mission is to assist you in increasing your fan base and monetizing your online video content.

At this juncture in your video script, allow yourself to be introduced.

Once you have introduced the topic, you can go into greater detail about what the video will contain.

A lot of individuals include a call to action in the introductory part of their work.  Considering the viewer experience, it might be worth considering.

Have you ever been watching a video and right away you were encouraged to like it, subscribe to the channel, and hit the notification bell to ensure you don’t miss anything?

It is a common practice among YouTubers to request subscriptions at the start of their videos; however, it is recommended to experiment and determine what works best for you.

Requesting a thumbs up could be a way to initiate early action.

When people engage with a video, it increases the possibility of other videos from the same channel appearing on their YouTube recommendation list.

Giving this video a thumbs up helps a great deal, so if you’re benefiting from it show your appreciation!

We then shift our focus to the content.

Here is where you should make good on the ideas you put forth in the introduction and the hook.

The main focus of your article should be what you said you would discuss in the beginning.

It is essential to be succinct in this part of the presentation; don’t expand on ideas that are not required. Keeping the content brief and to the point will help to keep your viewers involved.

Organizing the content in your article can be done through the use of lists. A few examples would include a ‘top 5 things’ list or breaking it down into ‘6 easy steps’.

It is beneficial to viewers to keep them enthralled as they will be curious to know all of the possibilities being presented to the end.

Including lists in the body of a video script is a great concept.

Even if the audience is already familiar with the first four options, they may remain to see what option five offers since it could be a major difference-maker for them.

Once you’ve completed going through the material, the following step in an effective video script is including a bonus.

An Extra Advantage

Providing more than what is necessary is the main idea here. Give your viewers extra details to aid their understanding of the subject of your video.

In the Bonus section, what else could you give them that they would find appealing and would want to remain engaged? We often provide useful advice to the audience.

As an example, ‘Top iOS Video Editing Apps’ could be supplemented with a bonus of three valuable video editing tips, applicable to anyone regardless of the app they use.

It is important to mention the Bonus early on in the video. We suggest discussing it at the conclusion of the Introduction before continuing on with the body of the video.

In the introduction, make sure to let your viewers know they can expect a Bonus if they stay tuned.

This is how it could be expressed:  Stay until the end and I’ll provide you with my best video editing pointers so that you can expedite the process when you work on any iOS app.

The audience is made aware that a reward awaits them after the content is viewed.

Following the delivery of the content, you can conclude with the Bonus. You could present it in a way similar to this: At the beginning of the video, I discussed my top video editing tips to assist you in editing faster in any iOS app. Thus, my first suggestion is…

Think of a few topics that your listeners will find valuable.  This supplemental material is particularly effective due to its emphasis on increasing worth.

In this instance, it was not anticipated that the viewer would receive not only our premier iOS suggestions but also editing advice. Therefore, consider what else you can offer your viewers that is relevant to the subject.

By creating something that viewers will stay and listen to, you can increase the number of viewers that you have. Additionally, this will also help you build a strong relationship with your audience by demonstrating commitment and fostering a feeling of goodwill.

Following the Bonus portion, we can progress to the next part of the video script.

Urge to Take Action

This is the concluding part of your video script for the individuals who have watched it until the end.

The purpose of this is to advise viewers on what to do after viewing the material. It is recommended that after they have seen the content, they should consider:

Become a subscriber to your channel

Take a look at the resources mentioned in the description

Sign up to your email list on your website

Acquire one of your free PDF guides

View another video linked on the screen

Including a call to action in video marketing is a crucial element to take into consideration.

Pose the question to yourself, “What should the viewer do now that they have reached the conclusion of this video?.”

It is essential to keep in mind that you should aim to be of assistance.

If you don’t have the latest video available for your audience, suggest a channel that does.

Creating a connection between your video and another of good quality can be a good way to help your channel grow.  Linking your channel to the audience of another is a great way to increase the connection between the two.

When viewers of your video click on a link to watch one from another channel, YouTube takes this as a sign that these audiences have similarities. Consequently, your video may start showing up as a suggestion at the end of the video which was first linked.

By furnishing YouTube with more details about what your channel offers and the kind of viewers who would appreciate it, you’re helping them to understand your content better.

Achieving Growth in Viewing Time with the ‘Secret Sauce’

At an earlier point in this guide, we promised to divulge the straightforward ‘secret sauce’ that can be used with this video script template to noticeably increase watch time.

Uncovering and resolving issues is the ‘key’ to success. We have employed this technique in our YouTube videos and this article too!

At the start of a captivating story, a major storyline must be opened up and resolved by the conclusion. Similar to when one watches a movie and is desperate to find out the fate of the protagonist. This is the idea of creating an open and close loop.

In your videos on YouTube, you can create content that adds value to the viewer.

The proper use of words in a script can bring forth maximum advantage.

What can you contribute that would be of interest to your viewers later in the video?

Beginning the video with a tease of the Bonus section is a great way to create anticipation.

At the beginning of this guide, we mentioned that we would be revealing a simple ‘secret sauce’ which, when combined with this template, is guaranteed to boost YouTube watch time.

We have now fulfilled our commitment to informing you regarding the ‘secret sauce’.

Yet, we’re not taking this approach with our major material. We’re not withholding anything or postponing the answers. The major article is provided quickly and efficiently.

Utilizing big loops from the initial stages all the way to the conclusion of the video is possible, but you can also insert smaller loops throughout.

One can also create and finish minor, more delicate cycles within their videos.

When creating videos with lists (e.g. top 5 items), people will often stick around until you reach the last one, since that’s the end of the cycle. People will be motivated to watch the entire video to hear all five points.

If you stopped at the fourth point and failed to bring it to a close with the fifth, your audience will likely feel shortchanged or that their expectations were not met.

It is of high importance to ensure that any loops you initiate get properly concluded. This does not mean that it must be drawn out longer than necessary, rather, always take into account your audience and be considerate of their time while still offering as much value as possible.

If you plan to write a script for a YouTube video, you may want to review this video again.

The results of this are quite effective. Not only does it make it simpler for viewers to enjoy and absorb your material, but it also keeps them more involved.

As you create scripts, you’ll be more likely to avoid errors when shooting.

Having a script before getting in front of the camera will streamline your video production. This is because you will know exactly what to say and when to say it, resulting in a more efficient filming process.

This implies fewer errors will be made when you begin editing, speeding up the process. Even if you have a video editor, they can benefit from the time-saving as well!

Creating content can be accelerated by making use of video script templates.

Organizing and composing a video script in advance of shooting can be a great way to expedite the production of your content and save time.

Rather than relying on the same strategies as everyone else, it is more beneficial to think outside of the box and come up with creative solutions. Coming up with novel ideas can lead to more successful results than simply conforming to the same methods as everyone else.

Mike Haller, St Louis Video Producer
St Louis Video Production