40,000 YouTube Subscribers Reached! 300,000 Subs in 2021?
Another YouTube milestone reached!
In this post, I'll reflect again on the YouTube growth and give you some thoughts to grow your channel too.
300,000 Subscribers in 2021?
I started this year with less than 11,000 subscribers. It seems that I'll reach 50,000 subscribers easily before the end of this year. That's around 5x subs this year.
Let's say that I'll reach 50 - 55k in 2020.
If we put that times 5 next year, it'll be 250,000 - 275,000 in 2021.
However, I have several ideas in mind on how I will be able to boost the channel even further so let's see how it goes. And of course if I shift focus from YouTube more to other things it'll not grow so fast.
In any case, next year we'll reach a minimum of 150,000 subscribers on YouTube but most likely much more.
Then it'll reach 1,000,000 (= 1 MILLION) subs in the coming years.
My plan is to keep on publishing at least 1 video per day forever which keeps the organic growth going all the time.
Publishing 1 video per day is relatively easy as I've created better "systems" and plans on how I do it. For example, planning several videos beforehand and recording all of them at once helps a lot.
I Started Giveaways (regularly?)
Last year I did 2 giveaways on my YouTube channel where I sent $50 twice to people who commented on my videos.
However, each time I needed to find 3-4 different winners because the first winner never replied to my messages. In addition, if I remember right I had to block both of those winners after sending them the prize because they started begging for more money, send PayPal requests and a new phone for their sister and something similar.
Therefore, giveaways weren't as easy as I thought. Anyways, I decided to try giveaways again and I hope to do them regularly on my channel.
Now that I reached 40,000 subs, I give away $40.
When I'll reach 50,000 subs, I give away $50.
And so on... (assuming that everything goes fine).
It's always fun to try new things and I'm excited about this new idea.
It's one way of saying "thank you" to subscribers and it will hopefully brighten up the day of the person who wins each raffle.
I was just imagining this... Let's say that I'll keep on going this each time when I reach another 10k subs milestone... And next year I'd reach 300,000 subs. That would be a $300 giveaway. I know that some of my subscribers live for example in India where some people may earn $300/month in a full-time job. Then winning a giveaway for someone might mean getting a full month's salary from a giveaway. It's just an exhilarating idea!
2 Common Mistakes That YouTubers Make
If you are already building a YouTube channel or you are planning to start one, here's a pro tip:
- Put effort into your thumbnails!
That's the single most important piece of your videos.
However, most people make these 2 mistakes:
- Too many words in a thumbnail => Use fewer words (approx. 0-3 words)
- Too dark colors => Use bright colors
I have analyzed data first-hand of more than 750 thumbnails. In 99% of the cases, a thumbnail with bright colors gets a better Click-Through-Rate than a thumbnail with dark colors. You can apply the same principle to featured images on your blog!
Following these 2 guidelines will help you to grow your channel faster. I might be already at 60,000 subs if I would have known these 2 small things since the beginning! ;) hehe
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