Video editors are responsible for selecting, cutting, and arranging the footage for videos on YouTube. They are often in charge of editing the audio as well and may add special effects or graphics. Some YouTube creators have in-house editors who work for them full time, while others choose to work on a freelance basis. Freelance YouTube video editors can work with multiple clients, allowing them to have a diverse portfolio and more opportunities to make money. However, freelancing can also be challenging because it requires self discipline and initial setup work when it comes to building contracts and preparing income taxes.
The amount that you can make as a YouTube video editor depends on several factors, including the number of hours that it takes to edit a video and your skill level. More skilled video editors tend to earn more than those with less experience. The genre of a video can also impact the amount that you can make, as some types require more complex editing techniques.
You can make a good living as a YouTube video editor by working on a freelance or contract basis and by providing high-quality editing services. In addition, you can build a reputation as a YouTube video editor and increase your earnings over time by consistently delivering excellent work to your clients.