How to Hit 1,000 YouTube Subscribers as Fast as Possible
If you’ve just started a YouTube channel, you probably wonder how some channels grew their way up to thousands of subscribers. Believe it or not, without buying any views or subscribers or doing anything else that’s questionable, you could have one of those channels in less time than you might think. Let’s discuss some tips and strategies to help you get more YouTube subscribers for your vlog channel.
#1: Clean Up Your YouTube Channel.
Before we get into the good stuff, it is important to do some housekeeping. While you may think everything your business does is flawless, you are not Beyoncé, so your audience might not think so... I know, I know, it’s hard to swallow, but it’s important to step away from your self and into the shoes of an outsider from time to time.
Taking a hard look at your YouTube channel and evaluating what is on there will likely lead to the realization that a chunk of old content should be deleted – whether it is outdated, poorly produced or just a flop of a video that should have never made it up there in the first place. If you have something of this nature tied to your brand, it’s going to immediately turn that lead off, and cause them to lose trust in your brand. Delete it and never look back!
#2. Technical Tactics for YouTube Success.
Did you know that your video thumbnail image could be the real culprit behind your dwindling numbers? Or that unchecking and checking a button could be the ultimate answer to your problem?
There are many small but significant steps you need to take to ensure your YouTube content gets the attention it deserves. Take the thumbnail image, for instance. In the split second’s time when viewers have to decide which video they will watch, your thumbnail image might be the ultimate game changer. This a very small but important point to remember every time you upload a new video.
Similarly, there are many small steps you can take to increase the number of subscribers for your channel. For instance, end cards with a large Subscribe button can subtly motivate your viewer to subscribe to your channel.
Allowing embedding can also mean more exposure, which could eventually lead to more subscribers. There are a host of actionable advanced tips to gain YouTube Subscribers that don’t take much of your time but can significantly affect your subscriber count and engagement. Make all these changes, and you will see your subscriber count go north.
#3. Promote Videos In Your End Screen.
Here’s the deal:- The more of your videos someone watches, the more likely they are to subscribe.
The question is:- How do you get people to watch 2, 5 or even 10 of your videos? Promote another video in your End Screen.
#4. Choose Searchable Titles.
When choosing a title for your videos, think about what your audience would actually type in a search to find your content. Pro tip: only the first 45 characters of your title are viewable in search, so keep your keywords toward the front.
#5. Create A Great Trailer.
I’m lucky to have an amazing editor that made a professional looking trailer and intro for my videos. I highly suggest using a good editor, if possible. It’s not as expensive as you think. Check out Fiverr for some great freelancers. You can also use them for graphic design to help you create a cool logo or header for your site. Make sure you have a clear message. What is your channel about? You need to communicate that clearly in a 30-second trailer.
#6. Properly Tag Your Videos.
Make sure that all of your tags match the content of your videos. If someone searches for something and your video pops up because it is improperly tagged, they will leave after a few seconds and most likely never return.
- Good tags will make sure that your videos are showing up in relevant searches.
- Use multi-word tags as well as single words. People often search for phrases.
- Limit yourself to a maximum of 15 hashtags per video. If you use more than that YouTube will ignore all of your hashtags and may not show your video in search results.
- Use relevant hashtags that people are searching for. Apps and sites like hashtags4follows.com can help you find these hashtags.
#7. Increase Uploading Frequency and Consistency.
The key to any relationship is consistency. Same goes for you and your subscribers. You have to consistently nurture your subscribers with top class videos on a regular basis.
The math is simple. More videos mean more minutes consumed from your channel. This is a strong signal to Youtube that your channel is serious about video creation. It increases the possibility of your video appearing on the first page of search results.
Once it reaches the first page, you will get even more viewers and in turn subscribers. If your content is good, people will start sharing your videos leading to more subscribers.
#8. Ask Your Friends and Network to Share It.
Email them and say, “I’m building this new thing, and I’d love to reach more people who would find this useful. Would you help me spread the word by reaching out to 5–10 people who might find this really helpful?”
Email and referrals are two of the best ways to grow signups. One email from a trusted resource to 5–10 people will generate far more signups than a random Facebook post that most of your network misses.
#9. Engage with Viewers in Your YouTube Videos.
Want to get more engaged and returning viewers? Talk to the camera like you’re talking to your best friend. And don’t just end your YouTube videos with a generic CTA. Instead, really engage with your audience in your videos.
Talk to them. Ask them questions.
Encourage them to leave their feedback and any questions they might have in the comments section. Ask them what they want to see in the future.
Getting to 1,000 subs will most likely take some time. While there are certainly some people who are able to get there in a few weeks or months, many YouTubers take a lot longer. No matter where and how fast you are, though, it’s important to put in time and effort. Without that, you might never pass a thousand subs.