A YouTube channel with no subscribers is a show without an audience and it can quickly become derogatory to upload videos and not gain fans. To get more subscribers you have to put yourself in their shoes. A subscriber is someone who enjoys your content so much that they want to be informed every time your channel is updated with new content. It’s a huge compliment to someone, so it’s understandable that not everyone who watches your videos gets on the subscriber train. With that said, there are a few things you can do to improve your billing and start growing your subscribers.
You guessed it; The easiest way to attract more subscribers is by constantly adding more content to your channel on a regular basis. The more you have in the sea of YouTube videos, the more likely someone will come across one of them and find your channel.
You’ll also want to set a schedule for when you post your videos. If people see that you are adding new content on a regularly scheduled basis, they are much more likely to subscribe than if they see that you haven’t added anything in a while and when you did it was sporadic.
Interact with viewers
Nothing creates a sense of community better than a content creator who is responsive and speaks to their audience. If someone comments on your video, be sure to thank them. If a conversation breaks out in the comment section related to what was posted, step in and do your bit. Even if the comments are less than friendly, thank them for looking at it and ask them for some constructive criticism (except if they are trolling, of course). Try ending your video with a call to viewers to ask what they think about something or even an idea for your next video. Engaging viewers will go a long way toward building a relationship with them that will keep them present for a long time and spread Mount’s good word about you.
Take a moment to research channels similar to yours that are already successful. Once you’ve found a few, compose a friendly message that explains a bit about your channel and what it does. Next, you may want to suggest swapping places on each’s featured lists. Doing this will show a link to your channel from your channel and vice versa. Now this is a great pick for another YouTuber, and you might want to wait until you have a decent video library built before asking people. If they see that you are engaged and post content regularly, they will most likely accept your invitation and your channel will gain so much exposure.
Another great benefit of exchanging featured places with someone in your field is that it will be displayed directly to your target audience. If you created a Let’s Play channel for Dead Space and swapped highlights with a well-known YouTube weaver, chances are that not many of their viewers would want to see your channel.
The line between genuinely asking people to subscribe to your channel and appearing to be begging them to do so is a fine one. There are a couple of different ways to ask viewers to subscribe, all of which should be placed at the end of your video. Starting off with a plea to subscribe to your channel is a terrible way to start a video that is supposed to be entertaining / informative. Try to live by the golden rule of the internet, never ask people for something unless you’ve first given them something of value (your video in this case).
Once your main content has run its course, take a moment to encourage asking the viewer to consider subscribing to your channel if they enjoyed your video.
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