There is no specific blueprint for creating viral videos and getting a million YouTube subscribers. But, there are a ton of things that new vloggers should consider when starting a YouTube channel. In this post, we have put together 5 considerations for your new vlogging channel on YouTube. Make use of them, and keep them in mind as you work on growing your YouTube channel.
Consistently Create Quality Vlog Content for YouTube
The last thing that you should be doing when it comes to vlogging on YouTube is creating video after video with no real content in. What do we mean by this? Basically, if you can easily summarize your YouTube video in one sentence, the content is probably not enough for your viewers.
You want to be giving them quality content, not re-hashed content that has been recycled over and over again. You should also be releasing your videos regularly, so that your audience knows when to look out for your next vlog upload, which will help grow your YouTube channel by bringing returning viewers.
Engage and Connect with Your YouTube Channel’s Audience
It is no longer enough to just make a vlog and put it online: viewers now expect a whole other level of engagement. That means that you should definitely have your comments open for your YouTube vlogs, and you should be checking them regularly to see what people are saying.
Reply, take on board their suggestions, and remember to ignore all of the negativity. Mention your viewers in a vlog if they have said something amazing, and consider giving shout-outs to those that have been really supporting you. That is a great way to engage with your YouTube vlogging channel’s audience.
Check out our article on great ways to engage with your viewers on YouTube.
A Vlogging Calendar Can Be Great Help
You should always be keeping an eye on your calendar to see which important events are coming up. They could be national holidays, anniversaries of historic events – anything that you can base an interesting YouTube vlog on. Not only that, but, there’s an opportunity to get more views because people will be searching for content regarding those holidays or historic events. This will greatly help you if you are running low on ideas for vlogs.
Secondly, you need to keep a vlogging calendar so that you can plan ahead. Knowing which topics you will base your future vlogs on will help you manage your time more effectively as a video blogger.
Keep Your YouTube Topic Area and Niche Consistent
The key to having a steady and stable viewership for your YouTube vlogs is choosing a niche, and then vlogging within that niche. Sure, you can venture off to other topics from time to time – in fact, vlogging about a different topic can actually be beneficial for you and your YouTube channel (i.e. sharing something personal on an otherwise technology vlog).
But every day when people come to your YouTube channel, they should be able to predict the sort of information that they’ll be finding there.
Make Social Media a Part of Your Vlogging Strategy
Mistakes happen when important tools are ignored. One of the most powerful tools available to vloggers is social media sites. Getting more viewers for your video blogs takes hard work, and a YouTube channel takes a lot of time. It doesn’t matter how awesome your content is you will need followers outside of your personal acquaintances. This is where social media comes in to play.
Millions of people use social media every day. Get started with profiles for your YouTube channel on all of the major social media sites and encourage people to follow your pages. Provide updates regularly and interact with your followers. You can even mention your social media pages in your YouTube videos, and don’t forget to link to them from your channel’s about page.
Check out our post on promoting your YouTube channel with social media.
Keep these 5 things in mind as you work on making vlogs and growing your YouTube channel.
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