The Joy Derived from Video Editing

As a beginner in video editing, the possibility of cultivating a passion for the profession is slim. It is a daunting journey you must undergo, and if you don’t develop interest in the process, you are likely going to quit.

One can derive immense joy from being a video editor, but that is only possible when you can confidently say, “I am a professional video editor.” Can newbies have the opportunity to convincingly call themselves professional video editors? The answer to that question is yes, and for it to be possible depends on the newbie involved.

Video editing skills are transformative; when acquired, they can completely change the life of the individual involved.

Just like it is said, nothing good comes easily. If you want to be a successful video editor, then you must be ready to wear the tedious cloak of learning how to edit videos.

How Can I Create Passion for Video Editing

The passion for video editing comes on its own, but it must be invited first. By this, I mean that you have to make up your mind to learn the skill before you can have passion for it. Making up your mind means that you have developed the passion for video editing.

It can only respond to that invitation when you continuously engage yourself in matters relating to the skill or when you regularly try to edit new videos.

When the passion finally comes, you won’t like to be reminded that you need to edit more videos. The passion flows naturally in you while you hunger to explore more in the video editing world.

How Long Do I Need to Acquire Video Editing Skill

The time involved in learning and acquiring video editing skills solely depends on the individual involved. It depends on the person’s capacity to absorb information.

Some people are good at grasping information fast, while others are slow learners. So, how long it takes to learn video editing depends on the person involved.

Also, exposing yourself to different editing materials (tutorials, software, techniques, etc.) adds to pushing an individual’s possibility of learning the skill faster.

This means that if you depend solely on one teaching strategy in learning video editing, you are likely going to get stuck.

Be open to new ways of editing. While you watch videos of your favorite tutor on YouTube, try seeing tutorials of other tutors.

Learning the same content from different people helps you understand better what you may find difficult to grasp.

Can I Make Real Money from Video Editing?

A straight answer to this question is yes. Yes, you can make a whole lot of money from the video editing industry, but that is only possible when you are a professional. People only give out their videos to professionals who they believe can better edit their videos.

Until you see yourself as a professional video editor and someone can attest that yes, you are a professional video editor, trust me, you cannot earn a good fortune from the skill.

This means that you have to work hard to be a professional in the field so that you can build your dream house, own your dream car through the skill of video editing. So, can you make huge money from video editing? Yes, you can.


Video editing is a skill with less competition. When you acquire the skill, you’ll become a hot cake, sought after by video producers. Funny enough, as a freelancer, you set your price for your editing jobs.

The joy derived from video editing only comes when you start making money from the skill. This is why I advise that you should expose yourself to different aspects of video editing so that you can be a professional as long as the skill is involved.

By Sir Chike

Sir Chike is an Imo born teacher and actor. He studied at Alvan Ikoku Federal college of Education (AIFCE) Owerri, Imo state. He has obtained the following qualifications; 1. Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) in Political Science and Social Studies. 2. Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) in Social Studies