In this post, I share tips for YouTube success. The YouTube platform is ever growing. So get started now!

 

It takes a lot of hard work

YouTube is a very large website and it’s growing by the day. In order to be successful on YouTube, there are some best practices you should follow. When you follow these best practices you will highly increase your chance of being successful on YouTube. However, this is not a guarantee and it will take a lot of hard work and willpower to get where you want to go on this very large platform.

What You Need To Get Started (Outline)

A CLEAR CONTENT PLAN
What content do you plan on making? You do not have to be limited to just one subject but it is a good idea to have an overall plan for your Channel.

A CAMERA OR RECORDING SOFTWARE
Depending on the content you want to make you’re going to want to pick up a camera if you don’t already have one and or a piece of recording software if you’re going to make computer-related videos. Don’t forget your smartphone is a camera!

SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT
You are definitely going to want to have a presence on other social media platforms. Pick a couple and create your profiles on there as well to help promote your content on YouTube.

EDITING SOFTWARE
If you’re going to make YouTube videos you’re going to want to pick up some editing software. There are some free options out there but most of them you’re going to have to spend a little bit of money on. For example one of the free options is iMovie provided by Apple and is usually installed on your iPhone.

CONTENT SCHEDULE
It’s a good idea to sit down and plan out how often you’re going to release content on your channel. Consistency and regularity are key.

YOUTUBE APPS
YouTube provides a few apps that you can install on your smartphone to help manage your Channel. It is a good idea to have these because you can interact with your community as well.

Content Plan

When you first start your channel you should really have a plan on what type of content you want to create. For example, do you want to cover politics? Maybe you want to play some video games or maybe do vlogging? Whatever topic/type of video that you pick you should have a clear idea of what you want to do before you get started so that way your channel looks good to potential subscribers. Some channels can grow on having a wide range of topics covered but when you’re first getting started it will be hard for your channel to grow if your channel doesn’t have a clear subject matter.

Camera & Recording Software

If you’re going to start a channel where your vlogging you can easily use your iPhone or other smartphones to create videos with. Most smartphones nowadays have Incredible video capabilities so you really don’t have to spend extra money on a camera. Of course, if you want a more controlled and higher quality type of video you would want to spend some money on a DSLR or mirrorless camera.

If you plan on doing video games or other computer related content you’re going to want to pick up some sort of recording software. If your computer is equipped with a Nvidia graphics card it comes with a program/module called Shadowplay. Shadowplay allows you to record either games or your desktop which then you can take into your editing software and turn into the video for your Channel.

Editing Software

If you’re going to start a channel where your vlogging you can easily use your iPhone or other smartphones to create videos with. Most smartphones nowadays have Incredible video capabilities so you really don’t have to spend extra money on a camera. Of course, if you want a more controlled and higher quality type of video you would want to spend some money on a DSLR or mirrorless camera.

If you plan on doing video games or other computer related content you’re going to want to pick up some sort of recording software. If your computer is equipped with a Nvidia graphics card it comes with a program/module called Shadowplay. Shadowplay allows you to record either games or your desktop which then you can take into your editing software and turn into the video for your Channel.

Social Media Accounts

Some people can grow on YouTube without any other social media platforms in their Arsenal. However, most creators have other social media accounts that they used to promote themselves and their channels. We recommend creating at least two other accounts on to other social media platforms in order to help grow your channel. For example, create a Twitter account or an Instagram account and use them to help point traffic from those platforms to your channel.

Content Schedule

In order to be successful on YouTube, you’re going to want to have a content schedule planned out. For example, do you want to release a video every Tuesday and Friday? Or do you want to release a video every day? There are plenty of creators that do videos every day but do know that it is a very demanding thing to do. Remember you want to create content for yourself and your subscribers. If your subscribers are bored with your content they will unsubscribe and then you’re back to square one. So try and keep things interesting so you keep your subscribers. If you make a video twice a week and they’re really good quality you’re probably going to be more successful than if you make a video every day that are all low-quality videos.

YouTube Apps

The YouTube Team provides a handful of YouTube related apps that can be found on your smartphone app store. For example, you can have the base YouTube app and the YouTube Studio app and that will allow you to both enjoy YouTube and manage your channel and community. The YouTube app will also allow you to upload videos on the go!

Conclusion

Well, everyone, I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope these tips for YouTube success were helpful to you. If it was, please share it with your friends on social media. Have a great day and good luck on YouTube!