This blog post will cover the question, if Design is important for success on YouTube.
Well, actually... Yeah, it is quite important
So, let's just look at the German homepage of YouTube, here you can see a screenshot of it:
On this "YouTube - View and Clickbait Map", you can see the views of a video and how much clickbait they used.
You can't see the last row, but it hasn't showed up too many German videos, only one - which is marked, so I didn't mark the views for the other videos.
As you can see here, all videos, that included extreme clickbait racked up to a decent amount of views. In addition the videos, that included some clickbait also racked up to a decent amount of views.
Extreme clickbait: 5 videos (all videos)
Some Clickbait: 3 videos (all videos)
No Clickbait: 4 videos (there was a total of 15 videos)
What does this mean?
Well, the design of the clickbait videos was actually horrible, it mainly included red arrows pointing on something pointless and not really having any sense at all, whereas the green videos, that were successful actually had quite a good design, although they didn't use any clickbait. And they yellow videos had an okay quality of thumbnails, that also included some clickbait.
So what it means is, that you can get a decent amount of clicks using clickbait, but you will probably also not gain too many subscribers and get a lot of hate. In addition you can easily create thumbnails with no quality, that have almost no quality, but some clickbait and be successful on YouTube with your designs. But if you can create awesome designs, if you need photshop is covered in the last blog post, without any clickbait, you can also be successful and gain more subscribers than with clickbait, because your viewers aren't already pissed, when they start to watch your video, in addition you will almost not get any hat - at least for your designs.
So clickbait can be helpful, if you're not that good at designing and want to get some clicks, but you will probably also get some hate. Thumbnails, that have a high quality and look awesome can also help you to be successful on YouTube using your designs, because they can also catch the attention of the users. So it's totally up to you, which way you choose and what you are able to do.
Below, you can still find some cool tools and downloads, that can help you to be successful on YouTube using your designs and they also don't include too much clickbait.
This is a cool minecraft skywars thumbnail template for you, free to use! I have also made a video about it:
I would be really happy, when you link to me, when using it! ;-)