Want more YouTube subscribers in 2019? We have 10 expert tips and tricks to build your YouTube subscriber base as of now!
When you start your YouTube channel, remember that you have no right to anything, especially subscribers. You must work hard and rush day and night to win every view and every subscriber. In that sense, let us give you 10 expert tips that will make you think about how to build your super-committed subscriber base:
# 1 Make building a relationship with your audience a priority
Subscribers are earned by building a relationship with their audience, and that can be done in many different ways. Of course, the most obvious seems to be on a personal level. You are standing in front of a camera, which means that the public can connect with you directly, and vloggers will surely accumulate subscribers as they tell more about their history.
But it can also be educational level. I know of many videos in which I have seen something, and I have had that moment of light bulb in the video, and that makes me click on subscribe immediately. This type of subscription happens a lot with the educational and procedural channels. The problem with that is that the user generally only wants a specific answer to a specific question you gave him, and then, he is no longer interested in its content. But that’s the nature of YouTube: subscribers can have different values for different people.
I think that, ultimately, if you can establish a relationship with your audience and develop a certain level of trust, those will be your most valuable subscribers who will invest not only in the video you just saw but in the future content of your channel. I think that all the advice you will see in this post is related to this.
# 2 Duplicate the video content that works for you
Now, there is one tried and tested, which guarantees direct access to get more subscribers, and that is sub by sub. I’m kidding, of course, but there is a trick to get more subscribers faster, and that is to analyze the data on your own channel to see which videos convert the videos into subscribers. This can be done through one of VidIQ’s tools. It’s called Channel Audit, and when you open it, there is a section dedicated to videos that get the most subscribers for your channel. It is logical that if those videos are turning viewers into subscribers, you should make more content on those topics. The Channel Audit, by the way, is part of our huge VidIQ arsenal that will help you research YouTube, analyze videos, audit your channel as you just saw and take optimal measures to help you grow your channel. It is free to download!
# 3 Be consistent with your upload program: give viewers a reason to subscribe
Being consistent has many different shapes and sizes, but one of the most important is the consistency of the schedule. Be sure to continue posting so that people return to your content, but most importantly, stay constant in your choice of topic. Let’s say you need three videos to turn a viewer into a subscriber:
The first video creates awareness of who you are and what you potentially do on YouTube.
The second video creates consistency. Now, they know what you do and what they like about the content.
The third video generates more momentum than we talked about in Council One, trust, and that’s where the subscription can come from.
If you jump from one topic to another, you may never pass the awareness stage of your content. I know this may sound counterproductive right now, but you really need to focus on a specific topic. What you are most passionate about and about which you can tell the best stories.
# 4 Treat viewers as guests: make it easy for them to understand what your channel is about
Consider the spectators as your guests and welcome them to your home. Give them a guided tour so they know where everything is, and those guests will soon become friends. What do I mean by that metaphor? Order your channel page! This will include the creation of a channel banner that visually tells your audience what it does in five seconds, and upload a video of the channel’s trailer that best represents the type of content it does.
Also, always create playlists that help inform the visitor about the topics covered and show recent uploads so that people know that they are still producing content.
# 5 Ask viewers to subscribe, they probably will
Sometimes, you just have to tell your viewers what to do because they won’t do it themselves. There is nothing wrong with occasionally asking your audience for some help, and if you do too much, your audience will let you know. If you’ve never tried it before, definitely try it and try to make it fun.
# 6 Be creative with calls to action (CTA)
Generally speaking, when you ask your audience to do something, it is what is known as a call to action. But you can be more subtle. It could make graphics appear on the screen that does not even refer to. Simply search ‘subscribe to the green animation screen’, and you will find many free options on the Internet
# 7 Get intelligence with your brand watermark
He wants to know about something that could increase subscriber growth by 500%: his brand watermark. Many video creators simply use the logos of their channels. But we recommend using a subscription button like this one because when you mouse over this button on a desktop, you can subscribe to the channel. It does exactly what it says on the can.
When we switched to this subscriber button, our subscription rates from that source increased by more than 500%! As a gift for you, here is a link to the image you can use. For more information on how to implement this on your own YouTube channel, watch this video: ‘How to add a subscription button’
# 8 Reach through the Community and YouTube stories tab
Not all video creators can produce videos every day, but you still have to produce content every day. How? Well, if you have more than 1,000 subscribers, you can post status updates, ask questions, post voting polls and promote videos through the YouTube Community tab. If you only have time to post one video per week, you always have five minutes to post an update on the Community tab.
The same goes for YouTube Stories if you have access to them. Create short video clips vertically that you can record quickly to keep your audience updated with what you are doing. You can even make video responses to the questions through this function, which is quite impressive for building relationships and building trust with your audience.
# 9 Help YouTube engage non-subscribers!
Now, I know what you are thinking right now. The Community tab and YouTube Stories are great for my subscribers, but what is the difference for non-subscribers? Well, here’s the weird thing. Those community posts and YouTube Stories can affect people who haven’t subscribed to your content but have viewed your content or content related to what interests that viewer. It is true! We publish regularly in our Community tab, and we often receive comments from users who are not subscribed to our channel. There is nothing we can do about it, but we appreciate YouTube approaching a new audience on our behalf 🙂
# 10 Reference to your subscribers in your content
You may not have access to the Community tab or YouTube Stories yet. It’s fair that you still have access to YouTube comments. You should respond to every comment you can because of this, all links return to the number one council, building relationships and building trust with your audience. It is always a great feeling for the commentator to know that the creator of the video is paying attention to what he says and responding to his comments. And we try to do that in VidIQ with every video we make. And there are also other ways to recognize your community, such as referring to them directly in videos. If you can make your audience feel special, there is much more chance of investing in you.