How to Grow Your YouTube Channel

One of my major goals this year was to grow my channel to 1,000 subscribers, and I did it! Now I want to show you how you can too. I am  going to share 7 of my top tips you can use to grow your channel to 1,000 subscribers, even if you’re starting out with zero. Most importantly, you’re going to find out how to do so without spending a lot of money. All the tools and resources that I’m about to share are free or inexpensive, but they will make a major impact on your channel’s growth.

Above All Else, Bring Value to The Table

YouTube is always changing. What works today may not work tomorrow. Okay, that’s an exaggeration but not by much. It’s a never-ending game. But it’s for the good of all. YouTube’s mission is simple: provide quality content and a superb experience for the viewers. Viewers are their priority. Therefore, above anything else, focus on making quality content that’s helpful, inspiring, entertaining, educational, or valuable in some way.

Use Your Specific Title Everywhere

Now that you have a title that has low competition, it’s time to optimize your video. Before you upload your finished video file to YouTube, make sure to rename it to the same title you chose for your video. Same thing with your thumbnail image. Also, use the video title to describe what your video is about in the description box and use it in your tags as well. When you optimize your video this way, it will tell YouTube that your video is a perfect match for what the viewer is searching for. If you chose a topic that has low competition, it will rank on the first page.

Get Specific: The more specific your title is the less competition there will be. For example, when I searched for YouTube gave 1.5 million videos for that search term. In the early stages, your channel doesn’t have enough authority in YouTube’s algorithm to help you outrank all these other videos.

SEO is Everything: SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. YouTube is a search engine, and your videos need to be optimized to get views and subscribers. When people use the search bar to look for specific content, your video MUST show up on the first page of the search results. If not, chances are no one will ever watch your video. Only a small amount of people go past the first page of the search results to find what they’re looking for. SEO is an extensive topic. It deserves its own post. Heck, it needs its own YouTube channel. And in fact there are channels that are strictly dedicated to SEO for YouTube. Brian Dean is a trusted source as is Sunny Landsteiner But let’s get you started with 2 basic, but fundamental, tactics you can begin using right now to optimize your videos so they show up on the first page of the YouTube search results.