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Tragic Stories

This niche was published on
Jan 2, 2024
The Horrorfying LAST MINUTES of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant
1.3M views · 2 days ago
Tragic Stories
Tragic Stories
Tragic Stories
Tragic Stories

Why this

category
Stories
Format
Documentary
Relevance
Evergreen

niche?

I like this niche because of the timeless videos. People will look for these videos years after you've posted them. Aside from that, I discovered channels that went viral with their first videos, and I believe there is still room for you to do the same. And there are ways to combine this with news events to increase the chance of going viral. I also have to mention that the competition has some great content, so it will be difficult to outperform them, but I have found some details on how to improve it.

Success chance

High

Saturation level

Medium

Experience level

Beginner

Audience

analyses

Male audience
70%
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50
100
Female audience
30%
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50
100
Geography
  • 1. United States
  • 2. United Kingdom
  • 3. Canada
  • 4. Europe
Average age
20
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55
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AUDIENCE ANALYSIS

What does the audience like?

LIKE

Tragic accidents that could have been avoided

If there is one thing that stands out in the comments, it's the topics where the tragic accident could have been avoided. People feel sad, are frustrated by it and express their feelings about it in the comments.

LIKE

Heart breaking stories

Whether it's a famous person who has had a tragic accident, or just a terrifying story, as long as it is shocking and heartbreaking, this target group will watch it.

LIKE

AUDIENCE ANALYSIS

What does the audience not like?

not like

Misconceptions

The target audience disagrees when unimaginable destiny is mentioned when it is clear that the risk of death is high in a story. This is almost the same thing like the comments where people get frustrated about the fact that a death could have been prevented, the target group has a strong opinion on this in every topic.

not like
NOT LIKE

Competition

analysis

Competition ANALYSIS

These channels are showing potential for this niche.

LAST UPDATED ON 
Dec 27, 2023
STARTED AT
Jun 6, 2023
TOTAL VIEWS
8,183,103
VIDEO LENGTH
8-18 min
TOTAL VIDEOS
33 videos

Tragic Stories

Topic analysis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk-G8bCO6Ag&t=96s
1.6M views • 2 months ago
The TERRIFYING Last Moments Inside the Titan Submarine
21K views • 5 months ago
The HORRIFYING Last Minutes of Caleb Moore
37K views • 3 days ago
The TERRIFYING Fatal Transfer Flight of Emiliano Sala
9.3K views • 11 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

00:00

Great start

''What was meant to be another remarkable chapter in her extraordinary  journey, took an unexpected turn claiming the life of the fastest woman on four wheels''.

Great to start this way because you're giving the viewer right away where they clicked for. And this intro can raise a lot of questions. What happened? Why did she die? How could this have happened?

00:00

Nice voice over and background music

The way this voice over sounds in combination with the background music is very good. A clear voice that can tell the story well, that's exactly what you want in this niche. The background music is calm and has a little bit of a thrilling touch. Great choice!

00:21

Real footage

I have said this many times, but if there is a niche in which it's important to show real footage, it is definitely in this niche. This niche is about tragic stories of people, so the focus is on the person themselves. Showing real photos and clips is a must. Gather as many clips and photos you can find of the person so you can make a good story out of it just like they do in this video.

Don'ts

00:00

No start with real footage

Like channel 2 is doing, they're starting with a news channel broadcast referencing what happened. I would recommend doing this as well because that will trigger your viewer even more from the start.

00:45

Not enough hooks

What they do in this video is a very smart way to stretch your video. They begin with a strong introduction and then begin telling the story from the beginning. They go all the way back to Jessi's childhood and how everything began. This results in add a lot of time and make the video longer. The drawback of this strategy is that if you don't have enough hooks that trigger the viewer, people will click away. Because they haven't clicked for her life story, they want to see her TERRIFYING Last Minutes.

To solve this, you have to use a few good hooks in between to trigger the viewer to continue watching. When you're at the end of the paragraph in the script, try adding a hook like this so the story stays interesting enough and you give people a good trigger every now and then:

Hook 1 example: But this is where it gets even more fascinating because..

Hook 2 example: But this is where it went wrong, because..

Hook 3 example: But she/he didn't stop there...

Hook 4 example: But if you think this was the worst of it, think again...

Hook 5 example: But the next thing he/she did was completely astounding...

Hook 6 example: Before we go to where it all went wrong, we first have to explain where it started..

The TERRIFYING Last Minutes of Jessi Combs, the FASTEST Woman on Four Wheels
1.5M views • 4 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

This channel has an interesting pattern that I noticed while watching the titles. Their channel consists of 33 videos out of which 22 titles consist of this title:

The TERRIFYING Last Minutes of *name of person*

The HORRIFYING Last Minutes of name of person*

This title strategy works very well because I have also seen another channel (channel 2) using this title strategy. So I would recommend using this title strategy as well.

Tragic Stories

Used title 1

The <span class="text-color-orange">TERRIFYING</span> <span class="text-color-red">Last Minutes</span> of <span class="text-color-yellow">Lynyrd Skynyrd</span>

This title is great because it has the right trigger words, it's short, and clear. This title indicates that something terrible has happened but does not explain how. And that is exactly what you want for the viewer, you give them a little bit of explanation about the topic, but not too much. Only thing I would add is a label for Lynyrd Skynyrd of what he was. Because not everybody knows his name, but if you add well known labels to it, you can expand your audience. For example, "Celebrity Lynyrd Skynyrd" "Rockstar Lynyrd Skynyrd"

Tragic Stories

Used title 2

The <span class="text-color-orange">HORRIFYING</span> <span class="text-color-red">Last Minutes</span> of <span class="text-color-yellow">NASCAR Driver Dale Earnhardt Sr.</span>

Again, great title. As I mentioned earlier in the title analysis in general (above), this is something this channel repeats often. All they do is change the trigger word to 'horrifying'. I do see that they use the trigger word 'terrifying' more often and those are also the most popular videos on this channel. So I would use that trigger word the most in the titles as well, because you can see that those catch on the most.

Tragic Stories

Used title 3

The <span class="text-color-orange">GRUESOME</span> Death of <span class="text-color-yellow">F1 Driver Jules Bianchi</span>

This is one of the few titles where they deviate from their title strategy. However, this is also a great title where they again make good use of trigger words. Keep it short and triggering just like this channel does here.

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.)

Tragic Stories

Used trigger words

  • Horrifying
  • Terrifying
  • Last minutes
  • Fatal accident
  • Horrible Crash
  • Fatal Record
  • Gruesome Death
  • Horrible Fall
  • Tragic
  • Famous
  • Disappearance
  • Fatal Crash
  • Last adventure

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

Tragic Stories

Used thumbnail 1

✅ 3 Focus points

A great thumbnail with 3 focus points: face, arrow, and text. This channel has well understood the rule of using no more than 3 focal points. This is a very good thumbnail, and a good example of how I would make my thumbnails in this niche. The only thing I would add myself is a little more fire and orange colors so that the thumbnail stands out even more.

Tragic Stories

Used thumbnail 2

✅ Shocking background and real footage

What stands out the most is that the thumbnails with the most shocking crashes perform best on this channel, so is this thumbnail with 1.4M+ views. The use of fire (where a lot of color has been added) or smoke creates a shocking and triggering effect. As an example: If you're scrolling on youtube, then you will rather look at harsh colors than a black and white photo. So a shocking crash with a lot of fire and orange colors has a greater chance of clicks than a thumbnail where you only see some dark smoke. If you have a topic with a shocking crash, increase the brightness to make it stand out even more, just like they did with this thumbnail.

Tragic Stories

Used thumbnail 3

✅ Arrow

In almost every thumbnail, they use arrows to bring the viewer's focus to a particular point on the image. Because without that arrow, if you look at this thumbnail in split seconds, you probably wouldn't see what's happening. Arrow are also great focus points because they draw a lot of attention.

Tragic Stories

Used thumbnail 4

Tragic Stories

Revenue analysis

Monthly views
1.7M
RPM prediction
$3-$6
Monthly income
$5.1K-$10.2K
Yearly income
$61K-$122K
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 
Dec 27, 2023
STARTED AT
Sep 1, 2022
TOTAL VIEWS
23,253,730
VIDEO LENGTH
8-20 min
TOTAL VIDEOS
80 videos

Disaster Stories

Topic analyses

The TERRIFYING Last Minutes Of Kobe Bryant
3M views • 9 months ago
He's Trapped Upside Down In The Nutty Putty Cave....
59K views • 1 year ago
The TERRIFYING Last Minutes Of Filmmaker Bob Clark
3.3K views • 2 days ago
Trapped inside the Amazon Rainforest | Amazon Plane Crash Documentary
3.1K views • 2 months ago

Video rating

Video analyses

Do's

00:00

News broadcasts

A very good start showing a short fragment of a news broadcast, especially when it comes to a famous person who has died in a tragic accident. This will increase the intensity of the video. Note: I think the clip is a bit too long. I would recommend taking small clips from different news channels where they talk about his death and putting them behind each other with some sound effects.

00:08

Real footage

Also on this channel they make a lot of use of real footage. Something I often name, but not less important. The more real footage you use in this niche, the more realistic your video becomes.

00:16

Straight to the point

What we see here is very interesting because this is a different script than competition channel 1. In this video, they come directly to the point, and they don't tell the whole story of Paul Walker's life. First off, let me say that both scripts are great. At channel 1, they build up the story and give the value that you are looking for at the end of the video, while at this channel you get the value you clicked for immediately. You can use both methods, as long as you use enough hooks in between for channel 1 to keep the viewer watching the video for as much time as possible. In this video, they have to stretch time after talking about the fatal accident, and that's something they do very well.

2:48

Autopsy report and details

This is a good example of how they go further in detail after talking about the fatal accident, showing autopsy reports and going deeper into the injuries that Paul Walker suffered. By telling this in detail, the video becomes more intense and people can get even better into how terrible this must have been.

Don'ts

While analyzing this video I couldn't find any don'ts because this is simply a very good video. If you want to step into this niche you can definitely take an example of how this video was made.

The TERRIFYING Last Minutes of Paul Walker
2.6M views • 8 months ago

Do's

Don'ts

TITLE RATING

Title analyses

Disaster Stories

Used Title 1

The <span class="text-color-orange">TERRIFYING</span> <span class="text-color-red">Last Minutes</span> of <span class="text-color-yellow">Paul Walker</span>

As you can see, this channel uses the same title strategy as competition channel 1, so we get yet another confirmation that these titles work very well for this target audience. So I would recommend using the same strategy for you channel.

Disaster Stories

Title 2

He Made The <span class="text-color-red">First</span> Snowboard Descent Of <span class="text-color-yellow">Everest</span> And <span class="text-color-orange">Disappeared..</span>

This is one of the videos where they deviate from their title strategy. This may be because this snowboarder may not be as well known as Paul Walker, so the name will not trigger as much with the target audience. I don't want to say this title is bad, but I think it could be better. I would start again with a shocking trigger word that seems to do well in this niche such as: TERRIFYING. Followed by (what happened) and then the place (Mount Everest)

The TERRIFYING Disappearance At The MOUNT EVEREST

Disaster Stories

Title 3

The <span class="text-color-orange">TRAGIC</span> MISSTEPS of the <span class="text-color-yellow">California Hiking Family</span>

Knowing that most titles on this channel consists of - [TRIGGER WORD] [LAST MINUTES] [NAME OF PERSON] - I was able to find another title where they deviate from this title strategy. This is a great title because it fits the topic well and they start with the trigger word "TRAGIC." Since this one is about people who are not that famous, it's a good choice not to mention their names here because it doesn't add value to the title at this point. But people are familiar with the term hiking, and so that may be an extra trigger for people who are hiking as well. A good move to give them the title ' The California Hiking Family'.

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.)

Disaster Stories

Used trigger words

  • Terrifying
  • Last minutes
  • Tragic
  • Accident
  • Fatal
  • Disappeared
  • Horrible Tragedy
  • Tragic Death
  • Horrible Crash
  • Burnt Alive
  • They Died Here
  • Gruesome Death
  • Horrifying

THUMBNAIL RATING

Thumbnail analyses

Disaster Stories

Used thumbnail 1

✅ 3 Focus points

The same thumbnail style from competition channel 1 is also used here. A great thumbnail with 3 focus points!

Disaster Stories

Used thumbnail 2

✅ Shocking real looking footage

Again, we see a very good thumbnail with a triggering shocking photo in the background. I have mentioned it before but the combination of real footage with a shocking crash showing lots of fire, with a triggering text, arrow and person makes this thumbnail very strong. This is exactly how I would create my thumbnails in this niche and would definitely recommend this strategy if you want to start in this niche.

Disaster Stories

Used thumbnail 3

Disaster Stories

Used thumbnail 4

Tragic Stories

Revenue analyses

Monthly views
1.1M
RPM prediction
$3-$6
Monthly income
$3.3K-$6.6K
Yearly income
$39K-$79K
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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Lets create

your video

Who is our target audience?

American males and females between the age of 20 and 55 that are interested in video documentaries between 8-18 minutes about tragic stories especially in America.

YOUR VIDEO

Topic example

How do I find topics?

What I noticed about the competition channels is that almost all of their topics are about celebrities, so I'd like to start using that strategy. When selecting a topic, look for as much footage of the accident as possible. The more footage you can find, the better your video. Look for articles, videos, pictures, news broadcasts, memorials from other celebrities/friends/family, police reports from the accident, and so on.

Google: here is a list with 88 celebrities who passed away. I found this list by searching on "celebrities accident passed away"
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls092704926/

YouTube: Look at the competition channels to see which videos performed well and select one of those. Look at how many times this topic has been covered by other channels by simply pasting their title into the YouTube search bar. When a topic has been overdone, it's important to create a video about it from a new angle. One way to do this is to use "news events" in your title or thumbnail. Trigger words like: SHOCKING UPDATE, JUST REVEALED, NEW FOOTAGE can cause people who have already seen the story somewhere else to watch it again because something has happened that they are interested in.

Topic

I chose the Kobe Bryant story because it is the best performing topic on Competition Channel 2 and has not been covered by much other competition channels. And because you will be primarily targeting an American audience with this celebrity.

Articles/video references

YOUR VIDEO

Title example

The HORRORFYING LAST MINUTES of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant

Title format

As I already explained, I would recommend going for the same title format as the competition. So why reinvent the wheel if they're clearly showing that it works. The title of the competition is: "The TERRIFYING Last Minutes of Kobe Bryant" so I changed the trigger word to "HORRORFYING" and added "NBA Legend" to it to make the title look a little different.

YOUR VIDEO

Thumbnail example

Thumbnail format

I would use the same thumbnail strategy as the competition. I began by looking for pictures of the accident itself. I couldn't find any good ones, so I decided to look for a more shocking image and came across this one:

I liked this picture because it looks like that it's been taken with a phone. People watch YouTube because they want to see real videos, because that is how YouTube was used in the past. By using this picture, you will trigger people to click because they think they will see a video of the image.

Kobe Briant

Then I looked for a picture of Kobe Briant, because one thing the competition didn't do well on their thumbnails was use a picture of Kobe looking happy. Because there is nothing to laugh about, he must appear sad or serious. I also wanted to find a photo of Kobe looking slightly to the right, as if he's looking at his own accident. I found this picture

YOUR VIDEO

End result

The HORRORFYING LAST MINUTES of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant
1.3M views · 2 days ago

What did I do?

  • Kobe Briant was cut out, highlighted with a brightness filter, sharpened, and a small white brush was added behind him.
  • Choose the following text: BURNED ALIVE! Because that assumes that people will be able to see a video of that picture.
  • Zoom in on the background image and add an arrow with a lot of background shadow.

Articles/video references

YOUR VIDEO

Creating the title

YOUR VIDEO

Thumbnail example

YOUR VIDEO

End result

The HORRORFYING LAST MINUTES of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant
1.3M views · 2 days ago

Articles/video references

YOUR VIDEO

Creating the title

YOUR VIDEO

Thumbnail example

YOUR VIDEO

End result

The HORRORFYING LAST MINUTES of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant
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.