How To Become A YouTuber

How to Become a YouTuber

Since its’ launch in 2005, YouTube has grown and turned itself into the world’s top three most visited website on the internet, worldwide. With over 30 million daily users and over 300 hours of video content uploaded to YouTube every minute, it's not surprising at all that so many people are looking to the platform, aspiring to become YouTubers, themselves.

If you’ve thought about going the distance as well, this blog post might be worth reading. We’ll explain how you can become not only a YouTuber but a successful one, as well!

Choose your niche and stick to it

Your niche is your YouTube foundation. Choosing your YouTube niche will benefit you as a creator. For instance, it will keep your content focused and cohesive. It will also direct the "right" crowd to your videos. Choosing one that you’re passionate about will help you persevere as you grow on the platform. You should look both at your own passion and interests, and at the relevancy and demand for that niche. Run a "keyword research" to see if people are searching for content in that niche. Then, try to gauge the competition. The smaller the niche is, the easier you'll find it to grow in.

Be consistent

If you want to be successful on YouTube, you’ll need to be consistent with your posting schedule. In a way, Posting consistently is like rewarding your viewers and subscribers. It will also improve your credibility and authority in your niche. Ultimately, this will help your channel grow and become even more successful.

Personalize your channel

Your channel homepage is the first thing people will see when they stumble upon it. If you want to grow and be a successful YouTuber, you’ll need your channel page to make a great first impression.

Personalize your channel so it reflects who you are and what your channel is about. This will create that first attraction in your potential subscribers and viewers. There are plenty of things you can do to personalize your YouTube channel. For example, you can create channel art and a trailer video.

Be Interactive

Being on social on social media is the most crucial part of becoming a successful YouTuber. You can upload the greatest content the world has yet to see. You can be the greatest entertainer. Still, these things won’t help you grow half as quick as interacting with your fans will. 

The charm of YouTube is that anyone can do it. The fact is that these are real people behind the screens - thus, the creators are accessible to their fans.

The best trick to keep your audience engaged and growing is hiding in plain sight. All you have to do is talk to them: reply to comments, give shoutouts, watch their content as well and respond to it. The higher your accessibility is, the bigger the chances are that your fans will “spread the word”. After all, everybody loves a creator who's not only brilliantly entertaining but is also a genuinely nice person. 

Learn about YouTube SEO

YouTube SEO refers to both aspects of your focus as a YouTuber: both your channel and your videos. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Ever since Google purchased YouTube, that’s exactly what the platform has become. People no longer log on to the platform for pure entertainment. People no longer log on to the platform for pure entertainment. In fact, some niches on YouTube feature tutorial videos and DYIs. 

  • Channel SEO: This aspect starts with using the right keywords. You should use them in your channel's name and video titles, descriptions and tags. This will help the search engine find your content quicker. Next, you should fill in your "About" section. This is where all the information goes: contact and personal info, topics, etc.  
  • Video SEO: It all starts, again, with using the right keywords. You can do this easily by typing a few words into the search bar and looking at the suggestions. Next, you'll want to incorporate keywords in your video description. This section "summarizes" your video for the viewers. You can also use tags to your videos to help the algorithm find your content much faster. Adding annotations to your videos can also do wonders. Annotations can link your viewers to other related videos and subscribing.

Promoting your content

If you want your content to reach a bigger audience, you have to do more than rely on YouTube's algorithm. To become a successful YouTuber, you ought to promote your content yourself simultaneously. As a beginner, you will find it hard to gain more subscribers and viewers. 

At the beginning of your YouTube journey, it's all about the numbers. People are more likely to "follow the herd" when it comes to entertainment and consumerism. This assumption relies on a theory in Social Psychology called "Social Proof". If you want subscribers to flock to your channel, you must trick "people". 

In other words, make potential subscribers believe you're more popular than you are. You can do that by buying real YouTube subscribers, views, comments and likes. This way, you create an illusion of popularity and lure people in. 

Another foolproof way to promote your content is via other social media outlets, such as Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr etc. 

You can share a link to your channel and to your videos whenever you upload a new one, so your followers on all platforms will know when it's out. That way, they can share the links as well and help you reach a bigger audience.

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