Using custom thumbnails is one of the easiest ways to make your YouTube videos stand out and increase click through rates and traffic to your videos.
And you don’t have to be some skilled designer or pay a lot of money for professional softwares to make eye-catching custom thumbnails.
Free online design tools like Canva make it fast and simple to create amazing graphics without spending any money.
Canva comes with tons of free templates and icons to choose from, so all you need to do is select the YouTube Thumbnail template then add whatever custom Layouts, Elements, Text, and Background color you want.
When you’re finished creating your custom thumbnail click the Download button at the top right of the page.
And if you’re not sure which layout to choose or how your thumbnail should be designed, do a quick YouTube search and get ideas from other popular YouTube channels you watch and follow.
Notice what thumbnails grab your attention the most then mimic those designs with your thumbnails.
And to save time in the future, you may want to create your own templates, where you can quickly swap out images or text for future videos to keep the look and feel of your channel consistent.
Additionally, if design just totally isn’t your thing, you can pay somebody else to design attractive high-converting thumbnails for just a few dollars on marketplaces like Fiverr.
Those are the basics of creating a custom thumbnail for your videos to help them stand out and get more attention and clicks.
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