No matter the reason that you got into YouTube in the first place, there’s no getting around the fact that the numbers matter. If you’re investing effort in your channel, you want it to grow. If you’re having trouble increasing your subscribers and viewers, these tips will help. It goes without saying that you need to be creating content consistently. If you’re having trouble with that read this and then come back:
Ask Viewers To Subscribe
The first thing we should get out of the way is that sometimes the reason you’re not getting subscribers is not that deep. It’s simply because people are watching your videos but forgetting to subscribe. Make sure to remind your viewers in every video to subscribe if they haven’t yet. You can play around with fun ways of nudging your viewers to subscribe to your channel.
Collaborate With Other Creators
If there are any creators whose content resonates with you or that you admire, there’s no reason to not reach out to them. Propose a collaboration and see if they’re interested. That way they introduce you to their audience and vice versa. This is a hack to increase your subscribers by a lot all at once.
Make Teasers For Your Videos
Releasing teasers before the big drop is something that works. You get people excited by teasing just enough that they just have to see the video. You can share these teasers on your social media, and even ask friends to join in the sharing. It also helps that these trailers are short and easy to consume for people who might be coming across your content for the first time.
Make Good Thumbnails
Thumbnails are images that act as cover to a video before it starts playing. Great thumbnails should be fun, tease your content and make people want to click on your video. However, that’s all easier said than done. If you’re just getting started, you can make your own thumbnails for free by using services like Canva.com or even a simple photo editor on your phone.