How to Start and Grow Your YouTube Channel from Zero | 7 Tips

If you want to Start and Grow your YouTube Channel from Zero then these tips are for you. In this article, we have shared seven tips on how to do that and one of the biggest reasons why most channels aren't growing coming up

So all of us want to grow our influence here on YouTube but how do you do that if you're starting from scratch with zero subscribers?

Start and Grow your YouTube Channel from Zero


Tips for starting from zero. So let's jump into it.
 

Start and Grow Your YouTube Channel from Zero


Tip number one-Just get started 


It's so important not to wait for all the answers. You need to upload your own videos so you can have something for people to subscribe to. 

And secondly, you need to learn what it takes to make compelling content that will get people to want to be going to your channel. Totally, and always remember, that your first videos are going to be your worst videos. 

And while those videos weren't that great, we think they're awesome because they were part of our journey to learning YouTube. So just get started and get your first video uploaded as soon as possible.

Tip number two-Tell people about your channel 


You know, your friends, family, those are going to be your best supporters when you're just starting out. And you need to share it with them that you're starting a YouTube channel. 

You know oftentimes people have at least a couple hundred friends on their Facebook page which would be perfect people to be your first subscribers when you're just starting out.

Absolutely, and your goal here is not to spam anybody, and not all of your friends or family are even going to care, but think about starting with your network. 

And also think about putting links to your YouTube videos in your Instagram bio, posting on social media, SHare on the Tumblr blog. You need to let the world know that you're posting YouTube videos. Do this a lot. Do this everywhere. Talk about it all the time. 

Put some passion around your vision for YouTube and tell some people. Another example of this is going to clubs, events, even places that you go to the shop. So oftentimes people physically, in front of you, in the places where you’re content makes sense, could be your first subscribers.

Tip number three-Go with a focused niche


When you're starting from scratch is really understanding that having a focused niche is a lot more powerful than having a general channel. 

The reality is if you try and reach everybody, you're going to end up reaching nobody. And so you really want to define who your target audience is. You know, what are they interested in? If you have a gardening channel, then it's people interested in learning gardening. 

But people who are not interested in gardening won't care but that's good. Start small to get big. And really take some time. Maybe even pull out a piece of paper or phone and write down an answer to this question. What value would it have to a specific audience? 

The second thing you want to define: What is your value proposition to that audience? Now if you cooking channel, you want to deliver valuable cooking tutorials to that audience, right? 

So what is your value proposition? - You know so many of you are trying to emulate some of these more famous You Tubers, these creators who have been around that have millions of subscribers. Not understanding that it is hard to be them right away. 

You want to focus on a niche type of content that's very specific because it's going to be the easiest for people to find you as a new channel because they're interested in that same type of content. And that's where you're going to have the best success, the quickest success to gaining subscribers.

Tip number four-Engage 


This is so important to do and remember to do because it's not necessarily about the video that you upload, this is something you do after you upload your video or maybe before or during. Go to other people's videos, comment. Go on social media, find the people that are interested in your type of content, and vibe with them. 

Comment back, reply back, answer questions. Don't just straight up ask for their subscribership, add value some way. You know, one of the important things that YouTube in the early days was it was a small community, and people were supporting each other and that's how people grew so quickly. 

Because you're supporting other people, they might want to support you. If you do it enough times, people are going to be like I wonder what this person's all about? 

Especially if you have a dope avatar, your name is compelling, they're going to your channel and if you've got videos uploaded that are interesting, specific, they're more than likely to subscribe or at least watch your videos. And we kind of like to call this hand-to-hand combat on social media. 

This is one-to-one and what we are not recommending is don't go on people's channels and say sub for sub. Don't go on people's channels and just blatantly self-promote your channel. 

What you want to do is go on channels and add valuable content, and valuable tips to the current conversation. That's also why it's powerful if you have a niche. If you've got a focused cooking channel, you can go onto other cooking channels share tips, share your favorite spices, share your favorite perspective on how you like to cook things. 

Not in spam or pushy way, but if it's valuable, that comment will get thumbed up and you actually get discovered based on the algorithm of the comments on YouTube. The same is true, search Twitter hashtags. Get into conversations with people. 

To do the hashtags around the events of your niche. If you're in cryptocurrency, go into the cryptocurrency communities and engage with people. Don't just spend five minutes a day. Early on, the people who breakthrough, they take every spare second and they do some at night. 

They do some in the morning. They do some at lunch. They put in the time to build their channels one subscriber at a time.

Tip number five-Focus on the YouTube fundamental


Focus on the YouTube fundamentals which reminds me of a quote from Michael Jordan himself. Focus on the fundamentals and the level of everything you do will rise. 

It's a great quote from one of the greats of MBA history that applies to every industry and definitely on YouTube. So ask yourself, are you doing the basic things? 

Are you focusing on a good title? Are you focusing on a good thumbnail? Are you tagging your videos? You know, often times when people start, they discount things like tags, and they're not properly letting YouTube know what's inside of their content. 

So you've got to do this. I can tell you this, every YouTube success story starts with basics. - Absolutely, and if you didn't know about some resources available for this, there is a lot to learn, but even YouTube has put together The Creator Academy or The Creator Playbook. And we'll put links to those in the description below. 

Study the basics. Study the fundamentals. And don't just study them, work on mastering them. You know, we are empathetic because when you are trying to grow your YouTube channel, you're trying to learn graphic design, you're trying to learn how to do camera work, you're trying to learn to brand, and you’re trying to learn how to be on camera. 

There is a lot to learn. So put in the time. Practice and work on the fundamentals.

Tip number six-Content


Content, you know, we're talking the fundamentals we're talking about other things you should be focused on, and don't forget about your content. You know, one of the first things I can tell you about that when it comes to getting subscribers is added value to someone's life. Is your video making someone laugh? 

Is it answering a question? Is it solving a problem? What is it actually doing for someone's life? If you can answer that and make that happen in your content, you're on the right track. Absolutely, we've all probably heard the phrase content is king and so at the end of the day, success on YouTube comes down to consistent, strategic, quality content.

 And one of our biggest tips is before you press record, do some research and some preparation. Spend some time going to the YouTube search bar looking for video ideas as you type in a couple words it starts predicting some searches. 

That gives you some ideas for your videos and for your titles. Spend some time even asking questions on Twitter or in the community looking for hot topics that are trending in culture, and then plan your videos. That will improve the strength of your content. 

Lastly, we can't emphasize enough, about consistency. So important to commit long term to be consistent. We suggest at least one video a week, long term because you're going to learn so much from those uploads. 

Realize as time goes on, and you observe the results, you're going to learn the strategies that work. You're going to learn the tactics that really get people interested in your videos their attention on your content and ultimately subscribing.

Tip number seven-Create searchable videos


For when you're starting from scratch is focused on creating searchable videos. YouTube is the second-largest search engine in the world, and so if someone types in something that they're interested in, they're trying to learn about makeup or cooking, or interior decorating, or gaming, whatever it is, you want your videos to show up in those top search results. 

We call these ranking videos. And when you do that, it really can help your channel grow when there's hardly people watching or when you haven't got discovered yet.
Well, one of the biggest reasons why they're not is because you're not following these best practices. Your content isn't interesting, it's not compelling enough, and it’s not actually doing something for somebody's life. Ask yourself this, what channels do you watch? 

Why do you watch their videos? Why do you subscribe to somebody? Those are the things you have to ask yourself of your own content because if you don't you might be posting up hundreds of videos, not getting the subscribers, and wondering why not. 

So it's not just about that content and adding value, but are you doing all these seven things that we're talking about in this video. - Absolutely, and at the end of the day, keep in mind, be patient. Great things take time and great things take work, a lot of work. 

We've posted hundreds, even thousands of videos online ourselves, and a lot of those weren't that great because there's a whole learning curve to this. Pace yourself, be patient, keep learning, and keep uploading and you will grow.

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