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Jordi
YouTube Automation Expert

NBA Documentaries

This niche was published on
Jun 19, 2024
How This NBA Star Went From $20 MILLION to $0
1.3M views · 2 days ago
NBA Documentaries
NBA Documentaries
NBA Documentaries
NBA Documentaries

Why this

category
Sport
Format
Documentary
Relevance
Evergreen

niche?

In this niche, I found a channel that has uploaded only four videos, with one video achieving over 1.1M views now. This shows us that there are still plenty of opportunities for success within this niche. Once you know how to trigger them, there's a huge audience waiting for you.

Success chance

High

Saturation level

Medium

Experience level

Intermediate

Audience

analyses

Male audience
90%
0
50
100
Female audience
10%
0
50
100
Geography
  • 1. United States
  • 2. United Kingdom
  • 3. Canada
Average age
18
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55
 years
0
10
20
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100

AUDIENCE ANALYSIS

What does the audience like?

LIKE

Documentary style

This audience likes the documentary style used by our competition channel. They like that not only the positive side of an NBA player's life is shown, but also the other sides of their lives, the difficult times. As you can see, this comment indicates that the story felt like 10 minutes, which is exactly what you want as a creator. So it's important to really focus on this documentary style in this niche, because that's what this target audience likes to watch.

LIKE

Retired NBA players

Stories about retired NBA players definitely interest this audience. This also means that some of the audience is older. They enjoy getting a glimpse into the life of a retired NBA player and are happy to share their thoughts on it in the comments.

LIKE

AUDIENCE ANALYSIS

What does the audience not like?

not like

Too many blurry edits

What you will see during the video analaysis, is that the competition channel has an editor who has a certain way of editing where sometimes the target audience indicates that too much blurry footage is used. These are interesting comments because that shows us that there are still some areas for improvement.

not like
NOT LIKE

Competition

analysis

Competition ANALYSIS

These channels are showing potential for this niche.

LAST UPDATED ON 
Jun 19, 2024
STARTED AT
Mar 13, 2024
TOTAL VIEWS
2.439.139
VIDEO LENGTH
32-51 min
TOTAL VIDEOS
4 videos

Out of Bounds

Topic analysis

How the Shortest NBA Player Ever Destroyed Everyone
1.1M views • 2 month ago
Trae Young: A Misunderstood Superstar
606K views • 3 months ago
How an NBA Star Who Only Used One Hand Outscored Everyone
713K views • 1 month ago
Trae Young: A Misunderstood Superstar
606K views • 2 months 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

Give them what they clicked for

''Mugsy bugs is the shortest NBA player in history coming in at only 5'3 he completely disappears between his giant peers, but this never prevented him from becoming a basketball legend..''

The script perfectly matches the title of this video, so viewers don't feel click baited in the first few seconds. As you may know, the initial moments of a video are crucial, as most viewers decide whether to continue watching during this time. It's important to deliver on the promise of the title right away. This doesn't mean just repeating the title, which often adds no value. Instead, what they do well here is introduce the subject mentioned in the title and start the story from there. Great intro!

00:20

Good intro

I like the beginning of this video because you are really drawn into the story, and before you know it you are 30 seconds in. The intro and the beginning of the story flow together in a very smooth way, which ensures that the viewer does not realize that there is a split between the intro and the beginning of the story. Great script!

1:01

Nice video editing

When a story is told in a detailed way, it can be challenging for a video editor to find suitable stock footage or images that match the script. The way the editor solved this problem here is quite impressive and not something you see often.

1:14

Great hook

'But what happened shortly after their arrival was shocking...'

Using enough hooks in your script ensures that you give the viewer a reason to continue watching, something they do well here. I do have to say that I think more hooks like this, could have been used in the video because it gets a little drawn out at times.

1:29

Sound effects

A lot of people don't realize how crucial sound is when you're watching a video. But when the visuals and the sound go hand in hand, it can really draw you into the story. Sound adds a whole other layer of feeling and depth to what you're seeing, so I really like what the video editor does here.

2:40

Real footage

Using real footage in your video allows you to trigger the viewer even more. So always try to see if you can find real footage of the topic you have in mind, because that brings a lot of value to your video. From news broadcasts, to interviews just like they share here.

Don'ts

10:16

Too many blurred effects

This timestamp relates to a comment where the viewer mentioned that too many blurred effects are used in some parts of the video. Since these are somewhat older clips, the quality is already not that good, and adding a blur effect makes the quality of this clip even worse. The editor could have simply used a red circle or an arrow to draw attention instead of making the clip so blurry. These are small details, but if this often happens in a video, it can cause viewers to click away, which is exactly what you don't want.

7:27

Not enough triggering hooks

When I was watching the video, I started to lose some interest from this point until the middle of the video. This happened because there were not so many hooks added to the script in this section. Don't get me wrong, I think the script itself is good and provides a lot of details in a documentary style, but I still miss some triggering hooks that would keep me more engaged as a viewer. Some examples:

• But this is where the story takes a different turn...

• But if you thought that was all, you're wrong...

• But what happened next is something you will never expect...

• But this is nothing compared to what happened next...

How the Shortest NBA Player Ever Destroyed Everyone
1.1M 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

Out of Bounds

Used title 1

How the <span class="text-color-orange">Shortest</span> <span class="text-color-yellow">NBA Player</span> Ever <span class="text-color-orange">Destroyed</span> Everyone

I understand why this target audience would click on this title, especially in combination with the person being shown on the thumbnail. Also, a clear statement is made with this title which can certainly raise some questions. This is an easy title structure you canapply to multiple videos:

How the [TRIGGERWORD] NBA Player  [TOPIC]

Out of Bounds

Used title 2

How an <span class="text-color-yellow">NBA Star</span> Who Only Used One Hand <span class="text-color-orange">Outscored</span> Everyone

This is kind of the same title structure as title 1 and as we see with this channel, it works. However, you could also try the title structure below because you can use it to make it appear that you have some information that has not been brought out before. As an example:

- The Untold Story Of [NBA Player].
- The Heartbreaking Tragic Story of [NBA Player]

If you use titles like this in combination with a thumbnail showing something shocking, you can create some FOMO for the viewer, making them feel like you're going to reveal something they've never seen before. During the video analysis, I saw many comments saying that viewers never knew certain aspects of the NBA player that were shown in the video, and appreciated that these topics were being discussed. So, you could easily use the title examples I mentioned above to trigger even the real fans who already know a lot.

Out of Bounds

Used title 3

<span class="text-color-yellow">Trae Young</span>: A <span class="text-color-orange">Misunderstood Superstar</span>

Compared to the other 2 titles of this competition channel, this title doesn't trigger enough. You want your title to give the viewer an indication of what it is about without giving too much away, and that is exactly the thing they are not doing enough of here. For that reason, I would go searching for what the most shocking thing about his life story and try to incorporate that into your title. And I do understand that people might click on it, but I think a lot more people would if you made it just a little bit more triggering. Give the viewer a reason to click, because that's something what I'm missing 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.)

Out of Bounds

Used trigger words

  • Trae Young
  • Superstar
  • NBA Star
  • Outscored
  • NBA Player
  • Destroyed
  • Misunderstood

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

Out of Bounds

Used thumbnail 1

❌ High-quality thumbnail, but not triggering enough

No matter how good the thumbnail can be in terms of design, if your message you want to convey isn't clear enough, then it's not a good thumbnail if you ask me. The text used in the background makes an attempt to convey a message, but because of the design it does not stand out at all. For that reason, I would change the thumbnail style to tell a better story through a triggering text, an arrow and something shocking happening in the background. Something that can trigger questions because that is what is not happening enough here.

Out of Bounds

Used thumbnail 2

Maximum of 3 focus points, but...

Compared to thumbnail 1, this thumbnail is already many times better. At least a message is created through the text and the face of the famous NBA player. I also like the fact that they colored the trigger word red so it stands out just a bit more, but I do think a different text choice would have been way better, because it is a bit on the long side, and it's not triggering at all, because I think if you are a true NBA fan you already know this. So try to look for something shocking that will also allow you to trigger the real fans in this niche because that audience is actually incredibly important to have as a viewer.

Out of Bounds

Used thumbnail 3

❌ Wrong text

This thumbnail looks a lot like thumbnail 2 if you ask me. There is a text added, but the text itself actually doesn't say much. It doesn't raise any questions, and that's exactly what you want to create in the mind of the viewer. So here again we see a nice high quality thumbnail, but it doesn't trigger enough. My advice for thumbnails for in this niche will be the same as the WWE Documentaries niche. In this case, definitely use the face of the famous NBA player on the thumbnail and combine that with a shocking situation in the background with a triggering text. Create FOMO by making a thumbnail that raises questions, so that your target audience has no choice but to click on your thumbnail.

Out of Bounds

Used thumbnail 4

Out of Bounds

Revenue analysis

Monthly views
1.1M
RPM prediction
$3-5
Monthly income
$3.3K-5.5K
Yearly income
$39.6K-$66K
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 
Jun 19, 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

Out of Bounds

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?

American males between the age of 18 and 55 that are interested in video documentaries between 32-51 minutes about NBA documentaries especially in America

YOUR VIDEO

Topic example

How to find topics?

To find topics in this niche, it is important to look closely at our competition channel. What kind of topics did they choose? What is their most popular video and which NBA player is this about? For example, what stands out is the fact that there are 2 videos made by the competition channel about some older NBA players who have retired. It's important that you choose a topic that is about an NBA player that you can tell a lot about. Has anything shocking happened in his life? Are there certain things you can magnify? How to find best these types of topics I will explain to you below.

Google: You can find a lot of information about NBA players on Google. I simply searched on best american NBA players and then came up with a whole list of frequently asked questions where you can get a lot of inspiration from. For example: The Youngest NBA Player Legend. That might be something interesting. What you can do next is find out who that person is, type in his name on Youtube. How many topics do you see about him? Are these videos being viewed a lot, or not at all?

Reddit: There is also a community on Reddit where many topics are being discussed about the NBA world. That way, you can get insights if certain names keep coming up and find some topic inspiration: https://www.reddit.com/r/NBATalk/

Youtube: You can also find some topic inspiration on YouTube, but it's important to keep focusing on the documentary style instead of swapping to NBA moments/compilations because that niche is more saturated!

• https://www.youtube.com/@nonstop/videos

• https://www.youtube.com/@Outofboundshoops

Topic:

I searched on YouTube for some tragic stories about NBA players and kept in mind that I want to create something shocking. As you know, there are two videos on our competitive channel about retired NBA players, so that's what I focused on. I simply used the search terms: tragic story NBA players and immediately found the video below. I also noticed that this video was posted a couple of days ago and is still getting views, so that shows me that this topic is still interesting.

Articles/video references

YOUR VIDEO

Title example

How This NBA Star Went From $20 MILLION to $0

How to create your title?

The title structure I used here is as follows:

How This NBA Star [TOPIC]


I chose not to write out the amount of 20 million in numbers, because that sometimes causes the title to be cluttered. This way the title remains short, clear and raises enough questions because the difference between the two amounts is huge. With titles like this, you make sure you give the viewer enough information to trigger them, because how is it possible that he suddenly lost all his money? But they don't know exactly how. And that's exactly what you want to create, because if people have questions like that in their mind when they read a title or look at a thumbnail, then those questions they get will increase the chances of a click.

YOUR VIDEO

Thumbnail example

How to create your thumbnail?

I searched via Google for a picture of Delonte West where he was still young and looked healthy. It's important that this was a photo where he was in action, so that the target audience can immediately make the connection to the sport.

Search for photos on Google

Then I started looking for a picture of him on Google where he looks unhealthy to create a good contrast on the thumbnail. Eventually I ended up with this picture:

Exposure, Whiten, Texture and Sharpen

As you can see, I applied a lot of filters to get the thumbnail as light and clear as possible. Obviously this is not the very best quality, but the thumbnail stands out a lot more and that is the most important thing. Of course, you can also choose to outsource this to a thumbnail designer. I also added a text ' NEED MONEY' to make the message I want to convey with the thumbnail even clearer. The font I used for the text in Photoshop is: Chalkduster.

Finally, I added the year 2010 on the left side so the target audience can see right away that this is about a photo from the past, and I did the same on the right side of the photo. This way you create a clear before - after/ then - vs now effect and your thumbnail will look like this:

YOUR VIDEO

End result

How This NBA Star Went From $20 MILLION to $0
1.3M views · 2 days ago

Articles/video references

YOUR VIDEO

Creating the title

YOUR VIDEO

Thumbnail example

YOUR VIDEO

End result

How This NBA Star Went From $20 MILLION to $0
1.3M views · 2 days ago

Articles/video references

YOUR VIDEO

Creating the title

YOUR VIDEO

Thumbnail example

YOUR VIDEO

End result

How This NBA Star Went From $20 MILLION to $0
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.