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Growing A TikTok Page From Scratch Episode 2 (Full Editing Guide Inside)

Growing A TikTok Page From Scratch Episode 2 (Full Editing Guide Inside)

In this article, we will be diving into the second episode of the "Growing A TikTok Page From Scratch" series. In this episode, we will be providing you with a step-by-step tutorial on how to create videos similar to the ones on our TikTok page. All of this can be done for free and right from your phone.

Before we jump into the tutorial, let's touch on a few updates from the last episode. Since the last video, I have been accepted into the creativity program on TikTok. Although I haven't had any videos go viral, I have made a total of $733 from six videos. Keep in mind that the earnings are based on qualified views, which are views where someone watches the video for 5 seconds or more. Not every view on the page contributes to earnings.

Now, let's discuss the importance of posting frequency. Initially, I had planned to post every day on my TikTok page. However, I decided to test out the theory of posting every other day or every few days. Upon examining other successful pages in my niche, I noticed that many of them post less frequently but still receive hundreds of thousands of views on each video. To determine if this strategy would work for me, I reached out to a big page in my niche, and they shared that they didn't intentionally post every other day for views, but rather due to time constraints. However, they suggested that daily posting is a good approach. I will be testing my own theory and the daily posting suggestion in upcoming episodes, so stay tuned for the results.

Now, let's dive into the step-by-step tutorial on video editing for TikTok:

Step 1: Find Suitable Clips

Begin by going through your liked videos on TikTok and identifying clips that you would like to use in your own original video. Look for clips that align with the message or theme you want to convey. For example, if you want to create a video related to God or spirituality, find clips that discuss or reference those topics.

Step 2: Locate the Original Videos

After identifying the clips you want to use, find the original videos on platforms like YouTube. You can search for the creators' names or use tools like YouTube transcripts to find specific parts of longer podcasts or videos. Once you have located the videos, download them and save them for later use.

Step 3: Import Videos into Editing App

Next, import the downloaded videos into a video editing app like CapCut. In the app, crop the videos to the desired size (e.g., 9:16 ratio for TikTok) and arrange them in the order you want them to appear in the final video.

Step 4: Customize Captions

To enhance the viewer's experience, consider adding captions to your video. You can utilize CapCut's auto-caption feature and make necessary edits to ensure the captions are clear, concise, and easy to read. You can also adjust the timing of the captions to synchronize with the audio.

Step 5: Adjust Audio and Add Music

To perfect the audio, remove any background music from the original videos using AI software called vocal remover or any similar tool. Then, overlay the desired audio track onto the video. Make sure the audio levels are balanced and the music complements the content of your video.

Step 6: Add Filters and Effects (Optional)

If you want to create a consistent visual aesthetic for your TikTok page, consider adding filters or effects. In this tutorial, a black and white filter is used to give the videos a cohesive look. However, this step is optional, and you can choose to omit it if it doesn't align with your branding preferences.

Step 7: Finalize the Video

After adjusting all the elements of your video, watch through it to make sure everything flows smoothly. Make any necessary edits to ensure the video is well-paced and engaging. Once you are satisfied, save the video.

Step 8: Hashtags and Description

When drafting your video on TikTok, add relevant hashtags to increase its discoverability. Look at similar videos and popular pages in your niche for inspiration. Additionally, write a concise and captivating description that entices viewers to watch your video.

Keyword: TikTok, video editing, tutorial, clips, captions, music, filters, branding


  1. How long does it take to warm up a TikTok account? Warming up a TikTok account can take a few days, depending on the platform's restrictions and any technical issues you may encounter. Typically, it involves spending time curating your feed, engaging with other users, and gradually increasing your activity on the platform.

  2. Can I use music from other TikTok videos in my own content? It is possible to use music from other TikTok videos in your own content. However, to avoid copyright issues, it is best to use the "Add to Favorites" feature on TikTok to save the sound and then search for it within the app when you are editing your video. This ensures that the music is properly attributed and avoids potential copyright violations.

  3. How important is consistent posting frequency for TikTok success? Posting frequency can impact TikTok success to some extent. While there is no universal formula, consistency is generally valued on the platform. Experimenting with different posting frequencies and observing the reaction from your audience can help determine the optimal posting frequency for your specific TikTok page.

  4. How can I monetize my TikTok page through affiliate marketing or digital products? Monetizing your TikTok page through affiliate marketing or digital products can be a lucrative endeavor. To start, you can explore affiliate partnerships with brands or create your own digital products, such as e-books or online courses. Promoting these products through your TikTok content and utilizing affiliate links can help generate income.

  5. How can I prevent my TikTok videos from being muted? If you encounter issues with your TikTok videos being muted due to copyrighted music or other reasons, one solution is to upload the video without sound and then add the audio within TikTok using the volume adjustment feature. By minimizing the audio level of the added sound, you can reduce the likelihood of your video's audio being muted.