Think about this stat for a sec: 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.
So just what does that look for like for you as a creator? It’s a bit like being a needle in a digital haystack. With each video you create then, ask yourself the following question: what’s going to set what I’m doing apart from the competition?
This week, we want to take a page from some of the biggest personalities on YouTube who have made a name for themselves by, well…simply being themselves: the vloggers!
Whether they’re talking about gaming, fashion, or random tidbits from their daily lives, what these creators all have in common is that they started small, and built their followings from the ground up.
So if you’re looking to start or build your vlog following, here’s BBTV’s 4 tips straight from the masters on how you can get this going on your own YouTube channel:
People love vloggers because they’re normal people they can relate to. Treat your viewers like your virtual friends, and share with them what you’d share with your real-life BFFs.
If you want to keep or grow your following, you’ll need consistent content. By keeping your channel active, you hold the interest of viewers, notorious on YouTube for their short attention-spans. Discover the right balance and release schedule for your audience and make use of the tools you have to publish content to your subscribers’ guides and homepages.
Your audience is what makes you, so give back as much as you can. It’s important to show them that you appreciate their support by always interacting with them on discussion boards and social media. You want them to think of you like a friend, right? Well a successful friendship is a two-way street so make sure you’re doing your part.
Don’t Just Think About Success:
Think about what you want to put out there first, not just about what’s going to reap the most instant views. Treat your channel as your passion project, and your authenticity, (so valued by online audiences), will naturally shine through and increase your odds of clicking with the community tuning in.
Interested in joining up with BBTV and becoming part of our thriving community full of talented vloggers? Join ranks with some of the best, and find out how we put you in contact with potential collaborators to cross-promote and grow your followings through our exclusive VISO Catalyst technology! For more on what YouTube partnership with BBTV could mean for your channel, check us out here!