Over the last few years social medias like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat have come out to be a really good platform for video marketing but there is nothing that can beat YouTube which receives more than 30 million visitors per day. If you’re planning to grow your YouTube channel and get massive views and subscribers then you’ve come to the right place. Today I will teach you 10 ways by which you can increase your subscribers and become a YouTube star.
1. Create a Plan for your Videos
Before starting the journey on YouTube first plan about your channel and videos. Decide what your channel is going to be about and what kind of videos will you publish. The major mistake which most of the people do when starting a YouTube channel is that they try to copy the trending YouTube channels. Instead of copying others try to do things you are interested about and love doing. Everything goes well if you’ve planned about it earlier. Likewise, your videos will also definitely perform well because planning will help you create a organized and effective video.
2. Post Highly Engaging Content
This is one of the most important and difficult thing to do as a content creator. You need to create content that is informative, entertaining and engaging. Now if you look around YouTube everything you can imagine off has been created and upload on YouTube. Now creativity is the key here. Make sure your video is informative, entertaining and engaging for the entire duration. If you do this three things successfully your channel will get bombarded with views and subscribers.
3. Upload Videos Frequently
Most of the viewers on YouTube subscribe to a channel because they enjoy the videos of the publisher and want more from them. If you want the views and the traffic, you need to be posting and updating your content consistently for best results. You need to be able to keep up with your subscribers’ demands because people don’t subscribe to the channel that do not produce content regularly. Upload your video in a routine way like once a week or twice a month.
4. Create Searchable and Effective Title
One great way to get more views and subscribers on YouTube is to give your videos eye catchy and offbeat names. Try to create curiosity among people which will make them click your videos. Similar to a blog post, when you’re planning the title of your video you need to identify the keywords that you want to target. Do not make the title too long as it will have a negative impact on your video. Make the title descriptive by which the audience can guess what’s inside it.
5. Create a Custom Thumbnail
Create a custom thumbnail on every of your videos instead of letting YouTube generate a random one. Creating custom thumbnail is important as setting up the title. Custom thumbnail plays a huge role in grabbing the attention of the viewers and bringing in clicks to the video. When people are just scrolling through YouTube your creative thumbnail can grab their attention and let know people what the video is all about. This will result to more views and subscribers.
6. Create an Attractive Channel Trailer
Have you went for a movie without watching its trailer ? I hope so not because you want to know what is movie is about. Likewise, YouTube gives content creators a great opportunity to create a channel trailer to share what your videos are all about. When a viewer visits your channel for the first time your channel trailer is what they watch. So you must create a attractive and engaging channel trailer from 40-60 secs and grab the viewers attention. Here you must be able to convince the users that why should they subscribe to your channel and what do you have to offer them.
7. Use an Intro and Outro for your Youtube Video
You must have seen intro’s of different TV shows. Doesn’t it look cool ? yes, it definitely does. A attractive and engaging intro will grab the viewers attention and keep them until the end of the video. Using intro and outro on all your YouTube videos helps you in branding and making your video more attractive.
8. Call out to Subscribe Users
At the end of every video ask your viewers to like and subscribe your channel. Also give them appropriate reasons on why should they subscribe your channel. Never assume that your viewers will do it them self and leave it on them. Give them a compelling call to action and make them press the subscribe button.
9. Share your Videos on Social Medias
In this age of social media being active on various social media is a huge benefit. If you want your YouTube channel to grow and reach your targeted audience then uploading video on YouTube is just not enough. Share your videos on social medias like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. If your YouTube channel is about gaming videos then share it on relevant Facebook group which is also about gaming. You can also try Facebook Ads and Google Ads to promote your videos.
10. Interact with your Subscribers
Social media is all about connecting people. You can interact with your subscribers by replying to their comment, Listening to their requests in the comment section and making a Q&A video. When your Subscribers feel that you care about them they will also care about you and become your loyal fans.
Building something great on YouTube takes a lot of effort and time so don’t just give up easily if it didn’t turned out to be good in the initial days. What worked for someone else might not turn out to work for you. Just remember the points I have mentioned above and keep them in mind.These tips will definitely help you to grow your YouTube channel. Just have patience and hustle hard. The Struggle is Real. 🙂