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Why Jay Cutler Is The Real Bodybuilding GOAT | Documentary
1.3M views · 2 days ago
Fitness
Fitness
Fitness
Fitness

Why this

category
Sport
Format
Documentary
Relevance
Evergreen

niche?

The channel in this niche is literally just starting, but the results achieved so far show huge potential for future videos. In this case, millions of views have not yet been achieved, but that is not surprising considering that the channel only has a few videos online yet. However, the fact that both of these videos have already achieved multiple ten of thousands of views and the channel has already managed to gather a very decent amount of subs, proves how big this channel can still become. On top of that, the videos definitely show room for improvement, so you can improve on this as well, achieving even better results. Your audience is a loyal group of viewers from different age groups, but the age of your audience can be controlled by you as a creator through your topic choice.

Success chance

High

Saturation level

Low

Experience level

Intermediate

Audience

analyses

Male audience
90%
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100
Female audience
10%
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50
100
Geography
  • 1. United States
  • 2. Canada
  • 3. Australia
  • 4. United Kingdom
Average age
25
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AUDIENCE ANALYSIS

What does the audience like?

LIKE

Iconic body builders

Viewers gravitate towards iconic bodybuilders, drawn to their stories of dedication, triumph, and the evolution of the sport over the decades.

LIKE

Binge watching bodybuilding documentaries

The audience enjoys indulging in binge-watching sessions of bodybuilding documentaries.

LIKE

High quality videos

High-quality video production is highly valued by the viewers.

AUDIENCE ANALYSIS

What does the audience not like?

not like

I couldn't find any negative comments about the content of the script, quality of editing or otherwise negative comments.

not like
NOT LIKE

Competition

analysis

Competition ANALYSIS

These channels are showing potential for this niche.

The competition channel makes bodybuilding documentaries about ( so far) former professional bodybuilding icons. What has made this channel grow so quickly is the quality of the videos, especially the information shared. So the basis of the videos is an extremely strong script for which you need someone with good research skills. Be aware that these personalities received and sometimes still receive extreme amounts of publicity and that your viewers are often big fans. It's important to take this into account because your viewers will pick out any mistake and know when you don't have your facts straight. As indicated, this channel achieved exceptionally good results with only 3 videos. This shows the huge demand for high-quality bodybuilding documentaries. I suspect that the owner may be making the documentaries himself, which is why an AI voice over was chosen. This suspicion also arises from the fact that they only post once a month. The bodybuilding community of the past has many great personalities, but today's bodybuilding community with all the great fitness influencers also contains many names that will eventually end up on the same list. Suppose you start posting twice a week, make sure you use a real VO and at least the same level of video editing, you can quickly surpass this channel. 

LAST UPDATED ON 
Apr 27, 2024
STARTED AT
Jan 22, 2024
TOTAL VIEWS
429,153
VIDEO LENGTH
30-45 min
TOTAL VIDEOS
3 videos

The Iron Historian

Topic analysis

The Dark Truth Behind Mike Mentzer (Documentary)
213K views • 1 month ago
How Ronnie Coleman Became The GOAT of Bodybuilding (Documentary)
206K views • 2 months ago
The Controversial Rise of Dorian Yates (Documentary)
20K views • 3 days ago
The Controversial Rise of Dorian Yates (Documentary)
20K views • 3 days ago

This rating is based on the analysis and research we have done.

1 star = Extremely bad
2 stars = Bad
3 stars = Good, but a lot of room for improvement
4 stars = Great with some room for improvement
5 stars = Excelent, there is almost no room for improvement

Video rating

Video analysis

Do's

Click on timestamp

0:00

Great start

The video starts with a strong quote about who Mike Mentzer was.

0:07

Including real photos

As the VO talks about Mike Mentzer's short career, all of Mike Mentzer's photos pass by like a slide show. Except for the fact that I don't completely agree with the choice of photos (I’ll explain why in the video don’ts), I really like this way of showing photos. For example, you could show a sort of progression from photos at the beginning of his career to photos from later in his career.

0:09

Impossible to lose focus

This is a strong shot. It is almost impossible here for the viewer to lose focus. We see both a short clip of Mike Mentzer posing, with the year captioned. And next to it is a statement being proclaimed by the VO at that moment and highlighted at the same time.

0:17

Confirm the accuracy of your statements

While the VO mentions Mentzer’s training technique still being discussed, we see several individuals/content creators/fitness personalities passing by talking with or without a picture of Mike Mentzer to the left. This highlights the claim made in the script that Mike Mentzer's technique is still being talked about.

0:20

Visual effects support the script

While the VO says that Mike was controversial, the image slowly changes from black and white to red, which the viewer will associate with negativity.

0:24

Changing background music

The background music so far has been good, but even better is that the background music changes here and therefore also contributes to the pace of the video in that way.

Don'ts

0:00

AI voice over

Even though the voice over sounds okay, it is very obvious that it’s an AI voice over. You could improve on this by using an actual person to narrate your script.

0:02

Unreadable text on screen

Mike Mentzer’s name is nicely edited into the background, but because of the placing of his name, you can’t really read it. Now even though this might not be completely necessary because the audience probably knows his name already, it’s not too big of an effort to edit this shot differently so that his name can be read better.

0:03

Show certain footage a bit longer

I find it compelling that he includes Mike Mentzer's bodybuilding magazine covers to show how big he was in the bodybuilding industry at the time. However, what I would have done myself is, for example, have each cover come into focus for a moment individually so that the viewer has a little more time to take in what the cover looks like. The editing is fast and it is almost impossible to have looked at all three covers.

0:06

Disappearing text

Here the viewer again lets text disappear behind an image. It's not very distracting, but it looks a little silly that exactly that last letter is behind Mike Mentzer.        

0:07

Not showing the right parts of a photo

I don't quite understand why all the pictures of Mike Mentzer were cut off at the height of his neck. Since he is a bodybuilder, this is exactly where I would put pictures that show his physique.

0:25

Too fast-paced editing

The creator has added text to the video here again. This time the text is typed while the VO pronounces the word. The video then transitions so quickly to the next shot that you can't actually read what was typed at all.

0:47

Poorly visible images

The creator highlights text from an article here that is most likely intended to emphasize, demonstrate or confirm what the VO is saying at that moment. Either because of the way of highlighting, or because of the filters that have been applied to the video, it is no longer possible to read exactly what is being highlighted.

How Ronnie Coleman Became The GOAT of Bodybuilding (Documentary)
206K views • 2 months ago

Do's

Click on timestamp

Don'ts

This rating is based on the analysis and research we have done.

1 star = Extremely bad
2 stars = Bad
3 stars = Good, but a lot of room for improvement
4 stars = Great with some room for improvement
5 stars = Excelent, there is almost no room for improvement

TITLE RATING

Title analysis

The Iron Historian

Used title 1

The <span class="text-color-orange">Dark Truth</span> Behind <span class="text-color-yellow">Mike Mentzer</span> (<span class="text-color-yellow">Documentary</span>)

Title structures such as 'the dark truth behind' always work well. This implies that there is a dark secret behind a person or situation that apparently seems perfect. This gives the viewer the expectation that by clicking on your video, he will get to know this dark secret. What I don't like about the title is the placing of the word Documentary in brackets. I also think the creator could have done more with the Mike Mentzen part of the title. What I personally would rather think of is the following:

• The Dark Truth Behind Mike Mentzer’s Tragic Life - Bodybuilding Documentary 

• The Untold Story Of Mike Mentzer’s Failing Health | Bodybuilding Documentary

The Iron Historian

Used title 2

How <span class="text-color-yellow">Ronnie Coleman</span> Became The <span class="text-color-orange">GOAT</span> of <span class="text-color-yellow">Bodybuilding</span> (<span class="text-color-yellow">Documentary</span>)

What is strong about this title is first of all the chosen bodybuilder. Ronnie Coleman is an extremely famous figure in the bodybuilding world, among both older and younger bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts. Again, what I don't like about the title is the placing of the word Documentary in brackets. I also think that with a different title you can appeal more to the emotion, but then you have to delve into the story of Ronnie Coleman and analyze which elements of his story can be used for that emotion. As for the Mike Mentzer video, there is a dark truth or sad ending to his career. The question is what you can find about Ronnie Coleman and how you can use that for a more click worthy title.

The Iron Historian

Used title 3

The <span class="text-color-orange">Controversial Rise</span> of <span class="text-color-yellow">Dorian Yates</span> (<span class="text-color-yellow">Documentary</span>)

I think this is a good title that clarifies in a short sentence why the viewer should click on this video. If you look at the comments on previous videos from the channel you will see that viewers specifically asked for a video about Dorian Yates. This is something the creator has responded to cleverly. The choice of words “Controversial” suggests that something dark has accompanied the rise of Dorian Yates. Yet at the same time, it does not give away enough information to spoil the plot. As a result, the viewer must click on the video to find out what exactly was so controversial.

Curiousity
Urgency
Titles

Good titles contain emotional trigger words that ensure that a viewer will click your video. Emotional trigger words can be divided into 3 categories:


Curiosity (Words like: Banned, Exposed, Hidden, Illegal etc.)

Urgency/Unique: (Things like: Numbers, Limited Timed, Days etc.)
Titles: (Things like: Job titles, Family relations, Famous names etc.)

The Iron Historian

Used trigger words

  • Dark Truth
  • GOAT
  • Controversial Rise
  • Mike Mentzer
  • Ronnie Coleman
  • Dorian Yates
  • Documentary
  • Bodybuilding

This rating is based on the analysis and research we have done.

1 star = Extremely bad
2 stars = Bad
3 stars = Good, but a lot of room for improvement
4 stars = Great with some room for improvement
5 stars = Excelent, there is almost no room for improvement

THUMBNAIL RATING

Thumbnail analysis

The Iron Historian

Used thumbnail 1

Nicely added easter egg

There is a subtle, not-so-subtle effect in this thumbnail. We see Ronnie Coleman in the front with a brightly colored cape, crown and shining diamonds, which makes it clear that he is the best. But the effect I'm talking about is that his shadow is in the shape of a goat, referring to his designation as the G.O.A.T.. This is an abbreviation for Greatest Of All Time and this abbreviation is used in the title that accompanies this thumbnail. This results in a perfect interaction between the thumbnail and title. It is also smart that the creator chose a black and white body, but gave the cape and crown a bright color. This makes those elements stand out extra and the shining of the diamonds ensures that the thumbnail stands out among other thumbnails. The pose in which Ronnie Coleman stands and the size of his physique also leaves no doubt that he is a bodybuilder, should it happen that a viewer does not immediately recognize Ronnie Coleman himself.

The Iron Historian

Used thumbnail 2

Good concept but too dark

This thumbnail is already a lot darker and while scrolling, most likely only the mask of the face will catch the viewer's eye. However, the story being told by this thumbnail is very strong. Mike Mentzer looks sad in the photo in the background, but holds a mask in his hand of himself smiling. This tells the viewer that the real Mike Mentzer is hiding behind a certain image of cheerfulness and happiness. This also immediately tells the viewer that there are things about Mike Mentzer that you will not immediately know at first glance. I do believe that the thumbnail is too dark. The black and white could also have been brighter without directly distracting from the colored mask. In fact, I think it is cleverly done that there is so much contrast in color between the happy mask and the sad person behind the mask.

The Iron Historian

Used thumbnail 3

Interesting for connoisseurs

This thumbnail did not tell me much at first glance, except that I suspected that the man in the middle is Dorian Yates himself. To the left of Yates is an article where you can read the words 'Nasser' and 'Robbed'. The title accompanying this thumbnail 'The Controversial Rise of Dorian Yates (Documentary)' made it clear to me that there had apparently been something controversial about Yates' rise. Because of the article on the left, I suspected that Nasser had been involved. Further investigation revealed that this was indeed the case. I have not been able to figure out so easily what the claim “The Aesthetics Killer” had to do with Yates. So all in all, I think it is a not very good thumbnail that only means something to those who are familiar with the story. I would have preferred a scenario from which we could have already learned more about the controversy referred to in the title.

The Iron Historian

Used thumbnail 4

The Iron Historian

Revenue analysis

In this case, don't let the revenue analysis fool you. The revenue analysis is based on current results and the channel only has 2 videos online. Look at it this way: With the first 2 videos posted by this channel, the creator has already earned over $1000. There are few niches where you will achieve these kinds of results so quickly.

Monthly views
272K
RPM prediction
$4-6
Monthly income
1-1.6K
Yearly income
12-19.2K
Disclaimer:
These numbers are estimates and estimated by YouTube experts.
It is therefore not possible to derive any rights from these estimates and it is always recommended to do your own research
LAST UPDATED ON 
Apr 27, 2024
STARTED AT
TOTAL VIEWS
VIDEO LENGTH
TOTAL VIDEOS

Video rating

Video analyses

Do's

Don'ts

Do's

Don'ts

TITLE RATING

Title analyses

Used Title 1

Title 2

Title 3

Curiousity
Urgency
Titles

Good titles contain emotional trigger words that ensure that a viewer will click your video. Emotional trigger words can be divided into 3 categories:


Curiosity (Words like: Banned, Exposed, Hidden, Illegal etc.)

Urgency/Unique: (Things like: Numbers, Limited Timed, Days etc.)
Titles: (Things like: Job titles, Family relations, Famous names etc.)

Used trigger words

THUMBNAIL RATING

Thumbnail analyses

Used thumbnail 1

Used thumbnail 2

Used thumbnail 3

Used thumbnail 4

The Iron Historian

Revenue analyses

Monthly views
RPM prediction
Monthly income
Yearly income
Disclaimer:
These numbers are estimates and estimated by YouTube experts.
It is therefore not possible to derive any rights from these estimates and it is always recommended to do your own research

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Who is our target audience?

Mostly male bodybuilding fans between the age of 25-70 who consider themselves fitness fanatics and then more specifically bodybuilding fans. Viewers are most likely bodybuilders themselves and are fans of iconic figures in the industry. They enjoy watching high-quality documentaries about bodybuilding personalities where the facts are all accurate and all sides of the story are presented.

YOUR VIDEO

Topic example

How do I find topics?

From the views of the videos online on the competition channel and the comments left by viewers, you can tell that the public appreciates iconic bodybuilders. So I would start by looking for stories about great bodybuilders from history that have an interesting story to tell. On the competition channel, we see a video about how one bodybuilder became the best bodybuilder ever (positive), but also a video about the dark truth behind another bodybuilder (negative). So the audience likes to watch both positive stories and negative stories. This makes the search for topics relatively easy: You either want to focus on a bodybuilder who has achieved a special achievement, had a unique contribution to the sport or is otherwise remarkable, or you want to focus on a bodybuilder whose story has a dark edge or negative details. However, what I would definitely also experiment with are today's bodybuilders: the major fitness influencers with millions of followers across various platforms who, in a while, will appear on the list of iconic bodybuilders in history.

Google: On Google you can find lots of lists with iconic bodybuilders and what they meant for the sport. I would also search for terms such as ‘bodybuilders who lost it all’, ‘most controversial bodybuilder’, ‘bodybuilders who fell from grace’ or ‘most influential bodybuilder’. As you’ll see, bodybuilding fans like to discuss such topics and will give their extensive opinions on why one bodybuilder was better than the other.

List of iconic bodybuilders

Topic

In this case, I went looking for a bodybuilder about whom discussion is possible. I would like to cover a topic on which opinions may be divided. This way I am calling on my viewers to interact with the content. Just be aware not to make claims in your title that are in no way true. For example, you cannot claim in this niche that a particular bodybuilder was the best ever, if no bodybuilding fan is ever going to agree with you on that. Then you will not come across as credible and this will start to work against you. I chose Jay Cutler. First, because he was mentioned in the comments of the competition channel, but also because (if I were to believe Reddit threads and the comments) opinions are divided on who was the better bodybuilder: Ronnie Coleman or Jay Cutler.

Here are a few more bodybuilders you could create content about. Possible titles for these topics are given at "How to create your title?".

  • Dorian Yates
  • Sergio Oliva
  • Chris Cornier
  • Joesthetics
  • Sam Sulec

Articles/video references

YOUR VIDEO

Title example

Why Jay Cutler Is The Real Bodybuilding GOAT | Documentary

How to create your title?

As of now, there is no specific title structure to be recognized on this channel. As discussed when analyzing the titles: what the channel does well is picking his topics. The two bodybuilders that have been covered so far are extremely famous in the bodybuilding world, among both older and younger bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts. Title structures such as 'the dark truth behind' always work well. This implies that there is a dark secret behind a person or situation that apparently seems perfect. This gives the viewer the expectation that by clicking on your video, he will get to know this dark secret. 

Example titles for the other possible topics:

How Dorian Yates Became The Man Behind The Mass Monster Era

The Heartbreaking Twist In Sergio Oliva’s Life - Bodybuilding Documentary

The Bodybuilding Legend Who Lost It All - Chris Cornier Documentary

Joesthetics: The Rise And Fall Of A Bodybuilding Influencer

The Untold Story Of Today’s Most Controversial Bodybuilder - Sam Sulek Documentary

YOUR VIDEO

Thumbnail example

How to create your thumbnail?

For this video, I am going to look for a photo of Jay Cutler.

The story I want to tell is that Jay Cutler is actually a better bodybuilder than Ronnie Coleman. So somehow I will have to make this visual. Looking at that thumbnail of Ronnie Coleman makes you feel like he's the king. I want to create a similar feeling only with the message that Jay Cutler is the best. I envision Jay Cutler in a triumphant pose with a big, gold medal around his neck that says ‘1’. To give you an idea of what kind of medal I'm talking about, take a look at this image. By looking for images yourself that roughly represent what you are looking for and sharing them with your thumbnail designer, you will make it many times easier for your designer to understand what you are looking for.

In any case, what you want is for the resolution of the photo to be high and for the colors to be edited in such a way that, in this case, the medal stands out clearly (just like the cape, crown and diamonds in the Ronnie Coleman thumbnail, remember?). You could use the following photos from Jay Cutler:

Option 1 (I would choose the photo on the right)

Option 2

Option 3

Eventually, if you have followed all the steps, this will be the final result:

YOUR VIDEO

End result

Why Jay Cutler Is The Real Bodybuilding GOAT | Documentary
1.3M views · 2 days ago

Articles/video references

YOUR VIDEO

Creating the title

YOUR VIDEO

Thumbnail example

YOUR VIDEO

End result

Why Jay Cutler Is The Real Bodybuilding GOAT | Documentary
1.3M views · 2 days ago

Articles/video references

YOUR VIDEO

Creating the title

YOUR VIDEO

Thumbnail example

YOUR VIDEO

End result

Why Jay Cutler Is The Real Bodybuilding GOAT | Documentary
1.3M views · 2 days ago

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Important note

This is one of the older niches from Faceless Niches. And because of that, we cannot guarantee that all of the data in this niche is still relevant today. You can see in the competition analyses when we updated this niche last.

Before diving into any niche on Faceless Niches, we always suggest doing your own research as well. But because this is an older niche, it is even more important to do that.