To Edit or Not to Edit?

In today’s content-driven landscape, video editing is a skill that many entrepreneurs and business owners consider acquiring. The question often arises: should you take on video editing yourself, or should you hire professionals like Hot Sauce Editing?

This blog aims to provide clarity on this matter, helping you make informed decisions based on your business needs.

The DIY Approach: Pros and Cons


  1. Cost-Effective: For businesses on a tight budget, doing it yourself can save money.
  2. Skill Development: Learning to edit videos can be an enriching skill set for entrepreneurs.
  3. Creative Control: DIY editing gives you complete control over every aspect of your video.


  1. Time-Consuming: Video editing is time-intensive, especially for those who are new to it.
  2. Learning Curve: It takes time and effort to master editing software and the techniques needed to stand out.
  3. Quality Concerns: Without professional skills, the final product might not meet industry standards nor represent your brand properly.
  4. The Actual Cost: Businesses often do not factor in all the actual costs of video editing efforts like:
    • Time spent micro-managing mediocre video editors. 😖
    • Spending your time editing your own videos instead of working on the business. ⌚️
    • Enduring the headache of using off shore editors who aren’t available during business hours and don’t understand western culture when it comes to brand and storytelling in business.
    • Paying the high price of a talented freelance video editors or the astronomical cost of a full time in-house editor.
    • Time lost dealing with the super constrictive policies of platforms like Fiverr and Upwork. 🤬

 When to Opt for Professional Video Editing

  1. High-Stakes Projects: For videos that are central to your marketing strategy, professional quality is key.
  2. Complex Editing Needs: Professional editors, like those at Hot Sauce Editing, have the skills to handle complex edits, custom animations, motion graphics, special effects, and sound design.
  3. Time Constraints: If you’re on a tight schedule, professionals can deliver high-quality work efficiently. I mean it’s what we do for a living!
  4. Consistency and Branding: Pros can ensure that your videos consistently align with your brand’s aesthetic and message. This is one of the most powerful levers you can pull as a business owner.

Hot Sauce Editing: Bridging the Gap

At Hot Sauce Editing, we understand that every business has unique needs. This is why no two customers receive the same edits. Whether you need full-scale professional editing or just a bit of expert help to polish your YouTube videos, we’re here to assist. Our team works with you to understand your vision and provide editing services that align with your long term video content marketing goals.


Deciding between DIY and professional video editing depends on various factors, including your budget, your skill level, the complexity of the project, and the importance of the video in your marketing strategy. For those times when professional expertise is needed, Hot Sauce Editing offers the perfect blend of skill, efficiency, and understanding of your brand’s needs. Reach out to us to discuss how we can help elevate your video content to the next level.