1. Experience with YouTube over 6 years.
2. Renovation of equipment, purchase of licenses, rent of premises.
3. Communication with the client. At first, a lot of time is spent communicating with the client in order to start ordering.
4. I am looking for all the elements for a thumbnail.
5. I always think over the concept of a thumbnail. For the development of 1 thumbnail, I can make up to 3-4 concepts. The most difficult stage.
6. Color grading all elements to make everything fit. White balance / brightness / contrast / color saturation (this operation may take up to 1-2 hours).
6. Correction or addition of elements at the request of the client.
7. Payment of commissions for money transfer services and taxes.
It takes me from 4 to 6 hours to complete a full cycle of making a thumbnail.