Custom thumbnails usually stand out in a sea of mundane pictures on YouTube. More importantly, custom thumbnails really stand out on Google and the likelihood of someone clicking on your video goes up tremendously.
The second component of this video is to describe uploading your video to other video submission sites. Yes, YouTube probably accounts for 80% of video uploads, but there are other sites you can get your videos on too.
You want to head over to http://fiverr.com/ and type “video submission” into the search bar. Here are the important steps you should follow to get the most bang for your buck: