How to become a YouTuber - Don't Start Before Reading This

May 17, 2020
Est. Reading: 3 minutes

So, you want to become the next PewDiePie or T-series? Well, to begin with, you are going to be competing with another 31 million other people who want the same cut of the pie. Additionally, there are countless companies out there who can produce and generate videos at a faster rate than you can. Still keen on knowing how to become a YouTuber? Well, then here are three tips that can help you tremendously on your journey.

Tip 1 - Your life does not revolve around YouTube, instead build YouTube around your life

There are a ton of YouTubers out there that focus solely on making videos, writing scripts and building a good storyboard. These people spend hours and hours figuring and concentrating on the analytics seeing if they are good enough, are they getting enough views? They are spending way too much time on the quality and compromise a lot of their time. 

While quality is essential in growing a strong subscriber base, the Youtube algorithm truly rewards people who post consistently. If it is not sustainable for you to be posting daily, then surely there is a problem in the time management of how you produce your videos. Make sure that your content is easily replicable, produced in a regular fashion.

Choose the content that is true to you and something that you are interested in so that you will find it way easier to talk about and research on. YouTube will become part of your life, rather than the sole existence of it, and it will be a lot less stressful and enjoyable to do.

Tip 2 - Do not give up too quickly, have a long-term view

It is natural to be caught up with the YouTube Studio analytics as you constantly peer at the bar charts seeing if people are watching your videos. However, that number sure takes a while to grow. While some people may see incredible results and the YouTube algorithm has promoted your videos, the majority of YouTubers take an incredibly long time to develop. It may take you months or years to get the first 1000 or 10000 subscribers. However, do not give up as the number of views and subscribers grow at an exponential pace. The subsequent 1000 subscribers will be easier than the first 1000, so keep on hustling!

If you give up too early, it is not going to work. Devote the time across one, two, three years. This is why tip number 1 is so significant because you have to be consistent, do not just steamroll your videos out without a long-term view. 

To get a view on this, try searching up some of your favourite YouTubers and look at how long it took before their videos start to become famous. Look at their first few videos, were they already getting millions of views, hundreds of thousands or merely thousands? Many of them started just as you have, and as long as you keep your head down and continue working, you will make it through.

Tip 3 - You will get haters

It comes without saying that in video production, there will be people who love your work, and there will be others who hate it. You will get haters, even for no reason if your videos are thought-provoking, political, religious, then all the more so that you are bound to get hit by countless haters. Imagine if you have 1 million subscribers and 10% of your audience do not like your content. That number easily translates to 100000 haters on your channel. Not many people can deal with ten people hating on them, let alone a 100000.

 Learn to silence the noise and keep hustling; their opinions do not shape or reflect your self worth and value. You are always going to rub some people the wrong way, so do not go about trying to please everybody because it is simply impossible. In avoiding criticism, say nothing and do nothing. 

If after these three tips, you are still excited about becoming a YouTuber, grow passive income or even use YouTube to grow your business, then go ahead with these tips in mind. Remember, to build YouTube around your life, have a long-term view and be able to deal with people hating on your channel. That is the only way to survive and thrive in this environment.

We hope that you have found these tips useful in growing your channel and we wish you the best of luck in your endeavours as a Youtuber!

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