Video Editor

Video content generally outperforms other kinds of content, and business that want to stay ahead are finding ways to incorporate videos into their content marketing strategy. For this reason, people with video editing skills are in high demand. Thanks to sites like YouTube, Vimeo, and Udemy, just about anyone can start working as a video 

editor with some practice and equipment. We have seen quite a bit of growth in this industry over the past few years, and we expect it to continue with an increase in online video platforms. If you like visual storytelling, becoming a Video Editor VBO could be a great career path for you!


Video Editor VBOs take client footage and revise it to create attractive, smooth sequences that will engage intended audiences. Video editors should know their way around audio and visual equipment and be well versed in software like Final Cut Pro, Adobe Media Encoder, and Avid Media Composer. Editors must be able to insert or cut audio and effects as well. Editors are also responsible for post-production work, including adjusting audio and light levels, adding in voice-overs and narrations, and cutting extra footage to condense video length when necessary. Video editors may work with a number of clients, from small business owners to educators to large corporations.

Here are just a few reasons why you should consider becoming a Video Editor VBO:

  • There is a massive rise in online video platforms.
  • Because businesses of every variety are turning to video content, you can work in the industry of your choice.
  • You get to help bring your clients ideas alive on the screen.

Here is an example of a VBO Niche for a Video Editor
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Primary Niche

Video Editor

SUB Niche

​​Video Editor For Educators

VBO Niche

Video Editor For Udemy Course Educators

We provide some great resources to help you get up and running as a Video Editor. If you have questions about becoming a Video Editor, feel free to head over to our Groups and ask there!


  • Consult with clients on scope of each video project.
  • Collaborate with caption editors, graphic designers, and producers on video specifics and updates.
  • Edit films to desired length, adding in music, sounds, effects, and more as necessary.
  • Cut and rearrange video sequences as necessary to create a smooth storyline.
  • Review edited product for further edits or revisions.
  • Possess and maintain up-to-date knowledge of AV editing systems, programs, and software.


Our research shows the hourly rate charged by VBOs ranges from $40.00 to $100.00. However, the majority seemed to land in the $45.00 to $75.00 per hour range. Factors affecting this variance include geographic location, experience, and level of expertise.


Pro Video Coalition

Pro Video Coalition is a top resource for blogs for anyone in the video editing industry. Their content comes from a variety of editing experts, and covers news, updates, tutorials, and so much more.


CreativeCOW is another top resource for anyone in the industry. In addition to the huge amount of information on their website, which includes tutorials and forums, they also have a very active YouTube channel.



Udemy is a great site for VBOs to sharpen their skills. Their classes typically range from $10.00 - $200.00. However, they are known to have frequent sales where with virtually all lessons as low as $10.00.


Skillshare is an online learning community with classes in that are often helpful for VBOs focused design, business, tech, and more.


Lynda has been around a long time and might just be one of the granddaddies of online training. Pretty much all courses are well-vetted and professionally done. While their courses may be a little more expensive, they are top quality. Since they were recently acquired by LinkedIn, some premium accounts get access to Lynda at no additional charge, which is a great deal.







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