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10 Tips For Growing a YouTube Channel - How to Get 10K YouTube Subscribers

Getting 10K Subscribers on YouTube and getting more YouTube subs may seem impossible but all it requires is a little hard work, it can be done! This article will outline my tips and tricks for gaining YouTube Subscribers.

Growing a YouTube channel can sometimes feel like you are hiking up a mountain with a rhino on your back. Everytime you stop to take a breathe you see other YouTubers outgrowing you and leaving you behind. It can get frustrating and almost kill your passion to make videos, DON'T GIVE UP! Here are my 10 Tips that got me to my first 10,000 YouTube Subscribers - YouTube Growth Strategy.

How to Get 10K YouTube Subscribers

1 - Set Your YouTube Expectations
Take a look at your personal goals or company brands goals for YouTube and adjust them accordingly. Not everyone can be Pewdiepie or BuzzFeed. As long as you understand that YouTube will take time and effort you will be setting yourself a reasonable foundation and realistic base to build our brand on. If you aim for a sensible goal you wont get disappointed and give up.

2 - YouTube Branding - Brand Continuity Attracts YouTube Subscribers
Learning How To Brand Your YouTube Channel is key to your success. If it a personal brand or a business brand name? Once you have decided what your channel name will be based on you can go you and grab the social media accounts to help your potential YouTube Subscribers to find you eg Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


3 - YouTube Channel SEO - Rank Your Channel to Gain YouTube Subscribers
How To Set Up YouTube Channel Optimisation SEO - Under the account setting you will see you can pick the channel core focus in channel tags. These tags should be summarised topics/tags you would want people to search to find you, for example - Beauty Tutorials, Whedon Fan, Funny News, Sports Reviews etc.

Also make sure you write a keyword packed About Page. This page is there to explain to someone who have never seen your videos what you do and how to find you. This of your About Page as a elevator pitch to gain more YouTube Subscribers.

4 - Pick your niche!
Are you a vlogger? Beauty Guru? Gamer? - Pick the topic your channel will be anchored in. It is ok to be random but you should always have one corr premise that you return to on a regular basis so YouTube Subscribers can explain to others what your channel does - "He's a YouTube Gamer" - "She does makeup reviews and beauty tips."

5 - YouTube Vlogging Recording Equipment
You don't need to spend £1,000s to make videos on YouTube. Most YouTube Subscribers don't care about your equipment as long as they can hear you clearly and see you clearly. I started with a £30 HD Webcam and later added some lights but you can use your smartphone and some sunlight.

6 - How often should I upload to YouTube? - Consistency wins YouTube Subscribers
Pick a day or days that suit you and don't over post. Never do more than 1 a day unless your audience can watch them all. The biggest tip is consistency! If you are struggling to upload 2 videos a week but could guarantee 1, tell your YouTube Subscribers you will do 1 video a week and if they get a 2nd they will feel like its a bonus just for them!

7 - When should I upload to YouTube?
Tailor it to your audience. Are you viewers school age? Then upload the video after school time or early afternoon weekends. Take a look into your YouTube Analytics Demographics to see who are watching your videos and from which countries and tweak your schedule to match.

8 - Evergreen vs Topical Content - Long Term vs Short Term Growth
Decide if you are going to chase the news headlines and trending topics or go for the long term approach and want to add educational videos or list videos for commonly asked questions. Topical topics can get you immediate traffic but can also die off quickly. Evergreen can act as a new YouTube Subscribers honeypot, attracting you views over a longer period.


9 - Video Optimisation or YouTube Video SEO
Focus on your video titles, description and video tags. Ranking a YouTube video is very similar to ranking a website on Google. You need to write a compelling click worthy title, explain the video well in the description using keywords and then finally tie it all together with the youtube tags to help YouTube rank your video.

10 - NEVER GIVE UP!
Keep going, keep learning, keep trying and you will get there! YouTube is not easy and it not a quick fix. It will take time to learn and perfect your skills but when it clicks you can really see huge growth and brand engagement.
 
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Great set of tips! I've implemented most of these however I don't really know how to classify my type of content. It's not-your-typical question and answer videos. Is that an actual channel type? Could you give your quick one sentence summary of my channel? As in "It's a Gaming channel!" or whatever you think.
 

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Great set of tips! I've implemented most of these however I don't really know how to classify my type of content. It's not-your-typical question and answer videos. Is that an actual channel type? Could you give your quick one sentence summary of my channel? As in "It's a Gaming channel!" or whatever you think.
Personality based reaction channel.

I liked your trailer... lots of work in that :)
 
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Love these tips, also I want to ask what to do if you took a short break from YT and want to get back on the right path. What should I do?
 

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Love these tips, also I want to ask what to do if you took a short break from YT and want to get back on the right path. What should I do?
Coming from a rural area, we've got a common phrase that basically goes "If you fall off the horse, get back up and get back on the horse." It's simple really, even if you've taken a longer break, get back up and get back working on what you want to do with your channel. Sure, you're going to be facing an uphill climb again, but it's easier to reestablish yourself than to make a whole new impression and establish yourself that way.

So, in short, get back up on that horse.

Also, hey Alan! Long time no see! I'm liking this new project. I've actually been thinking about starting a consultation business/Youtube Tips channel myself, but I've been wanting to continue focusing as much as I can on this channel, since I'm almost at the 1k mark :p
 
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Love these tips, also I want to ask what to do if you took a short break from YT and want to get back on the right path. What should I do?
Just jump back on :) I find the best way to start making videos again .. its to start making videos :) Also to help fight any burn out try bulk recording you videos. That way if you feel you need a week off you can upload a pre-recorded video and your audience doesn't miss out on their regular video fix. I record in bulk 5-6 videos at the weekend and publish 3 a week (at the moment) so I always have a few in the bag just in case.

Also, hey Alan! Long time no see! I'm liking this new project. I've actually been thinking about starting a consultation business/Youtube Tips channel myself, but I've been wanting to continue focusing as much as I can on this channel, since I'm almost at the 1k mark :p
Heya! Yeah i've not been in the slack for a while. I will be popping into to share my new channel idea today to tomorrow tho :)

The new channel was born out of a series idea I've had since I hit 10K subs. I've wanted to do more YouTubey tip educational stuff for a while and felt this was a good project to work along side my day job as a web developer :)
 

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The new channel was born out of a series idea I've had since I hit 10K subs. I've wanted to do more YouTubey tip educational stuff for a while and felt this was a good project to work along side my day job as a web developer :)
Yeah, I remember you saying something along those lines whenever you hit 10k. I have to admit, it really doesn't fit at all with your other channel, but I do agree with your statements in the Slack today/yesterday regarding how they fit into your overall brand for your web development business.

Along those lines, if you ever get too many clients and need a secondary consultant, let me know ;)
 
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Thanks for this advice! I think the main thing for me is getting consistency.

I'm trying to balance work/gf/gym/channel, and I've realised there's just not enough time in the day so I've tried mixing some together.

Start going gym with my GF so we're spending time together and having a laugh but it's helping me get/stay fit (if I didn't go gym i would j just balloon). Also I'm starting to get her involved in YT and she's proper supportive, she does streams with me sometimes as well. This is what I do anyway just in case anyone else is having similar issues, I know it can be hard!

As a FIFA YouTuber, there's always the balance of streaming/creating videos. Some of my audience like my streams whereas others may prefer my edited videos. Guess I need to find out how many videos and streams I can realistically do each week and then schedule it that way.

Good luck to everyone else trying to make it :) Just hit 1000 and I'm looking at 10k, I'm comin for ya!
 

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Yeah, I remember you saying something along those lines whenever you hit 10k. I have to admit, it really doesn't fit at all with your other channel, but I do agree with your statements in the Slack today/yesterday regarding how they fit into your overall brand for your web development business.

Along those lines, if you ever get too many clients and need a secondary consultant, let me know ;)
The new channel was my way to try and separate my entertainment brand from my professional. That way I can show clients my educational channel and not scare them off with my main channel lol[DOUBLEPOST=1499152936,1499152828][/DOUBLEPOST]
Thanks for this advice! I think the main thing for me is getting consistency.

I'm trying to balance work/gf/gym/channel, and I've realised there's just not enough time in the day so I've tried mixing some together.

Start going gym with my GF so we're spending time together and having a laugh but it's helping me get/stay fit (if I didn't go gym i would j just balloon). Also I'm starting to get her involved in YT and she's proper supportive, she does streams with me sometimes as well. This is what I do anyway just in case anyone else is having similar issues, I know it can be hard!

As a FIFA YouTuber, there's always the balance of streaming/creating videos. Some of my audience like my streams whereas others may prefer my edited videos. Guess I need to find out how many videos and streams I can realistically do each week and then schedule it that way.

Good luck to everyone else trying to make it :) Just hit 1000 and I'm looking at 10k, I'm comin for ya!
To help consistency try bulk recording. Pick a day where you make multiple videos ever week, that way you are ahead of your schedule and can drip feed them out when needed.