8,000 YouTube subscribers. On the way to 10k!
YouTube is fun.
I like it nowadays much more than blogging.
Why Is YouTube Great?
Here are 3 reasons why:
- YouTube has MUCH LESS COMPETITION than on Google (I think because many people don't bother to create videos. It's easier to write).
- Videos can create MUCH MORE PERSONAL CONNECTION with your audience than just texts.
- Your YouTube videos can rank on BOTH YouTube and Google + YouTube promotes your videos on their platform -> In general, it may be easier to get views on YouTube videos than visitors on your website.
Of course, blogging has also some benefits that YouTube doesn't have. For example each visitor on your website should be on average much more valuable than one viewer on your YouTube video.
In addition, on YouTube you are relying on a platform while on your blog you OWN everything.
=> Everything has pros and cons.
3 Quick Tips for a Better YouTube Success
Here are my 3 tips to get started on YouTube if you are a newbie (or even more experienced):
- Just start and publish at least 100 videos.
No excuses. You can start for free by using your smartphone or by using a free screencast software like Screencast-o-matic.
A great thing about YouTube is that you can't really fail. Everything you do takes your game forward.
- Pick 5-10 channels within your niche to follow.
=> See what keywords are working well (= getting most views).
=> Create videos for targeting those same keywords.
This is extremely powerful. I've proven it several times.
I created a video where the quality was bad but the keyword was popular. I spent maybe 1 hour in total in creation + publishing.
Then I spent probably 10 hours on another video where the keyword wasn't so popular. The video quality was much better.
Guess which video did better?
The one with a low quality but a KILLER KEYWORD.
If you have the right keyword (that you searched from other similar channels within your niche), you will most likely get good results even though if you'd video would suck.
On the other hand, if your keyword is bad, your video may not get much views even though you spend 10 hours creating it.
- PROMOTE YOUR VIDEOS.
When I started on YouTube, I was quite shy about it. I just published videos but felt like I am afraid of sharing them to anyone.
However, if you spend time creating a video, you must share it to the world. Facebook, Email list, your website, etc. etc.
More views => Bigger audience => More income + Bigger influence
If you are afraid of sharing (like I was), maybe this thought can help you:
I am doing something good with my videos. I am trying to help them to make money online and improve their lives. Wouldn't it have a much better influence on their lives than watching cat videos, being lazy on the sofa or doing something else not-so-useful?
Some people (Russell Brunson, Grant Cardone, etc.) even go so far that they say it's your MORAL OBLIGATION to share your message to the world.
BONUS TIP: Better Quality Brings Better Results
I am still trying to improve the quality of my videos because if you study the most successful YouTubers, they almost always have a good quality
You may get tons of views also with a low quality but that doesn't always convert into tangible results like subscribers and income.
That's why I've invested in a better camera recently and trying to learn to use it. I have better intros than before. I've started investing money on buying better thumbnails and I've searched for pro video editors and I'm going to send them videos and see which one gives the best results.
=> Investing in quality seems to bring exponential results based on "my studies" (I still need to learn this more!)
Going for Subscribers or Monetizing?
I'm still trying to find a balance between pleasing the YouTube algorithm and monetizing videos.
I have seen people who make +$5,000/month thanks to YouTube with only 1k subscribers and those who earned much less than that even though a person had +100k subscribers.
If you take people away from YouTube to your own website / promotions, you may make money right away but YouTube doesn't like it and they may not want to promote your videos.
On the other hand, if you always focus on keeping people on YouTube, you may not make much money.
So, I think we need to find the right balance there.
Smash the green "Like this" button if you enjoyed.
And remember to ask your YouTueb videos to Like your videos! ;)
It's YOUR time!
- Roope "Loving the YouTube platform" Kiuttu
PS. I have 20 awesome keywords in reserve about making money online that I am going to publish in the coming couple of weeks.
Have you started a YouTube channel?
What has worked well for you?
Let us know in the comments below!