About 300 videos are uploaded to YouTube every single minute, all across the world. How do you compete and stand out in such a saturated market?
If you’ve been looking for a general guide on how to become a YouTube Star, here are 5 things you need to keep in mind.
1. Stick with what you’re good at.
YouTube is a platform to share your passion. As long as it’s not exactly R-rated (well, there’s also a YouTube space for that.) you can literally share whatever it is you’re passionate about or really good at. No matter how weird, there’s always an audience for it.
2. Want money? Stick to product reviews or videos.
I don’t mean to burst your bubble but having a successful YouTube channel doesn’t mean you’ll instantly rake in the cash. In fact, the few who have managed to earn from it, have been at it a long time. They’ve worked countless hours with very little fanfare before they hit it big. But if you really want to make the most out of the platform, unboxing videos or product videos do pretty well. Mostly because a lot of people considering the same products like to see other people get theirs and hearing their thoughts about it. It’s also easier to have affiliate links.
3. Find out the money mechanics.
Find out how many views you need, where to sign up for or what kinds of ads are available for you. YouTube pays in terms of engagement, not necessarily views. You also need to sign up for an AdSense program in order to enable monetization of your channel or videos. So, before anything, do your research first before listing out what you’ll do with the cash.
4. Spread the Word – Link to Your Social Media
It’s all about marketing too. Creating and uploading a cool video is just one part of it. It’s best to have a dedicated social media for your channel so you can push and update your content there.
5. Keep it Concise and Simple
This is especially true if you’re new. You want to find a sweet spot with your own videos. Consider your topic and what you have to say and always pay attention to the editing.
Bonus: Gather Feedback!
You can ask friends or family to review the video for you before uploading it. You can also ask commenters to give you feedback.
Remember, becoming YouTube famous is a lot of hard work. Sure, you can earn money but you have to be patient. You just have to focus on your passion and remember why you love doing it in the first place.
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