Grow Your YouTube Channel: Ok, so you have a YouTube channel. You have even optimized the heck out of it and added some fancy channel art. Cool.
So now what? Well, let’s take a step back before we learn how to move forward.
About a month ago, I surveyed my email list. Maybe you got it? I asked them questions all about YouTube and what struggles they had.
One of the main themes that popped up was that there was no course that fully and properly covered how to set up, and really optimize a YouTube channel.
So I got to work and created a course. 35 videos in all (yep, there are really that many and they are all about YouTube Channel set up and optimization). Nearly 400 people bought it at $27. It is now $47 and still way under-priced in my opinion. But heck, it is what it is.
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So if you followed my training s to the tee, you’d now have a fully set up YouTube channel ready to go. But of course the foundations are just the first step. We need to actually build the channel subscriber base which in turn will increase your bottom line.
Also, once you hit 500 subs, you are then entitled to a vanity URL ( used to be easy in the old days).
The top one has my brand name. The bottom, which is made up of random numbers and letters is what all new channels look like now.
Back to how to Grow Your YouTube Channel
3 Concrete Steps on How to Grow Your YouTube Channel
1. Grow your YouTube Channel by uploading videos consistently
What this means is that you need to treat your YouTube channel like a TV show. If your favourite program was not on at the day and time it was usually broadcast, you would be confused, perhaps even angry.
Be like a TV program. Commit to uploading videos on a schedule. Say every Tuesday at 9pm your time. Of course, you are not a TV program, so do not beat yourself up if you are an hour late or even a day late, but you get the idea. Also, commit to something that is sustainable. Not these silly 30 day challenges that you can never really keep up with, let alone maintain once they are over.
Your viewers will come to expect your videos, even look forward to them. And before you say anything, I know this one strategy is my own downfall. But the really huge channels have this down! Aspire to be like them.
2. Grow your YouTube Channel with a special link
For people to subscribe, they do of course need to know about your channel. So hare your link and actually ask people to subscribe. But a little hack is to use a special link. Not the link to your channel as most people would do. But a link like this:
And if you are not a subscriber of my channel, watch what happens:
So for you just share this link:
Bingo, nice little hack there.
3. Grow your YouTube Channel with an Outro
Here is a little outro I made but in hindsight it’s not the best as my channel info does not stay up long enough for anyone to actually be able to read it. But nonetheless, having a 7-20 second outro telling folk to subscribe to your channel at the end of your videos will help.
So, there you have 3 concrete tips to get more subs and grow your channel. Over time, this will increase your fan base, list and bottom line. Get to work.
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