Just 24 months ago, the channel you’re watching right now had less than ten thousand subscribers. Now you can see how big we’ve grown. So, how did we grow this channel from such a low level to make it become one of the most popular YouTube channels in our niche? Or how can you start to grow a channel from zero subscribers and view to become successful, hundreds of thousands of subscribers and millions of views?
That exactly is what I will be sharing with you today. If you’re new here, consider subscribing so you don’t miss other exciting videos like this.
- Chose the niche you’re passionate about
Just last week, we checked our dashboard to see the numbers of people who are stealing our content. They are hundreds if not thousands. Why do people think they can succeed on YouTube by reposting other people’s content?
Well, if you’ll ever succeed on YouTube, you’ll have to sit down and consider what you love talking about. That subject you love to discuss with your friends is the same content you have to start a YouTube channel on. That content you like to read about is the same content you should make videos about.
But why is this important? Well, people can smell your enthusiasm or lack of it right from your videos, and if you don’t seem to be passionate about the subject you’re talking about, no one is ever going to subscribe to your channel.
Entrepreneurship is what I talk about all day, every day, even before I owned a YouTube channel. Till tomorrow, entrepreneurship is my only sport and the only game I can discuss for 3 hours none stop. This is the reason why writing for this channel is super easy for me. It’s not even like work for me. It’s just like having fun, and because I have a lot of fun writing the scripts for this channel, I can do it excellently and do it again and again.
- Know you’re starting a business
I’ve read all sort of comments here on Youtube about how growing a channel is difficult. Well, it’s not. You just don’t have the right mindset about what YouTube is. Because I’ve been an entrepreneur most of my life, when we started this channel, I simply assume it’s a business, and that changed everything for us.
First, business is serious, exceedingly so. Nobody starts a business, post a video or ten and forget it, thus starting a YouTube channel with the mindset of starting a business means you understand that you’re in a serious task.
Second, no business is easy. So many people expect Youtube to be easy because they think it was used as a hobby. Well, that was in 2007. With more than 30 million people having a Youtube channel, seeing it as a hobby is like seeing competition with a million dollars company as a hobby.
Third, so many people want a quick result. Again, this is because most people never really build anything in their life. I’ve built stuff before I know what it takes to build things. It’s a long walk to freedom. If you want success in six months, you don’t need success.
I’ve met a man who told me that he posted about three videos on YouTube, and since nobody watched them, he stopped posting. Hahahahahahahahaha……. We published more than 450 videos before we started making money here on YouTube.
It’s a serious business. If you don’t want to wait, don’t start.
- Don’t waste your time begging for subscribers
Another thing I think people don’t get here on YouTube is that subscribers to your channel don’t mean anything much. A lot of new channels are busy begging other channels or people for subscribers. It’s a waste of time. Instead, focus on creating the kind of content people want to watch, and they will subscribe anyway.
We never begged for subscribers from another channel. In fact, we never collaborated or even reached out to any other channel to feature our channel.
Yes, we promoted our channel on our Facebook profile a few times, but after then, we simply focused on creating content that attracts views.
In summary, here is what I’ve discussed so far with you;
First, if you choose a niche or topics just because you want to make money, you’ll fail, I assure you. While making money on YouTube is fun, if the subject you want to make videos about isn’t the one you talk about with your friends all day, you won’t enjoy making those videos, and if you don’t enjoy making the videos, people won’t enjoy watching them.
Second, when you start a Youtube channel, you must see it as though you’re starting a business, a serious one because that’s what it is. If you think it’s a hobby, you won’t take it seriously nor would you be willing to make sacrifices for it.
Third, don’t concentrate on Subscribers, focus on views, and the only way to get views is to create what people like and want to watch. Subscribers will come naturally if people like your videos.