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So you made a youtube channel but you realize that it is not growing?
It happens to the best of us.
Especially if you are either new to youtube or have a smaller channel.
But believe it or not, there is usually a light at the end of the tunnel and a way to get your channel to start gaining views and subscribers.
I found myself stuck at 70 subscribers for a long time, but there were a few things that I changed that helped me break free.
So, in order to help you avoid feeling stuck when it comes to your youtube channel, here are 5 things that will help your channel start to pick up speed.
5 Things That Will Help Your Youtube Channel Grow
As much as we love and appreciate the youtube algorithm, it is still one of the biggest enigmas on the platform.
So instead of waiting for it to kick in, let’s try to jump-start the process.
1- Create Youtube Channel Visuals
One of the first things that any creator should do is make sure that your youtube channel looks and feels legit.
In order to do that, you need to have all of your visuals on your channel on point.
That means having a nice channel banner, a good logo, and making interesting video sections for your home page.
I highly recommend you use a free tool like Canva to make all of the visuals you need for your youtube channel.
I went through all of the things that you can do to make your channel look more professional so you can read more about that later.
The reason why you want to focus on this first is because of the fact that you want people who find your channel to stay and subscribe.
One of the worst things that could happen is having a new viewer find your channel only to see that your channel page is barren.
They won’t subscribe because you don’t look legit enough.
So making sure that you look the part is going to be very important for your channel growth.
2- Cohesive Youtube Channel Branding
Channel branding is not talked about enough on the platform and it is also not practiced enough by smaller YouTubers.
However, it should definitely not be overlooked as it can set up your entire channel for success if you do it right.
Things like your channel name and logo are going to play key roles in your branding.
For example, if you have a channel about Minecraft, then you may not want to channel name called “MeatHeads.”
Not that it isn’t a good name generally speaking, but it says nothing about the content that you create.
Unless you already have a following where people know what you are about, then many people may be confused by the name.
Even overlook it thinking it has nothing to do with gaming.
So you want a name that makes sense for what you do.
You also want to make sure that you also have a good logo paired with your channel name. Once again, you probably don’t want a symbol of a steak if you are talking about gaming.
This helps bring cohesiveness across your channel and you will definitely start to see how easy it will be for you to scale your channel and youtube business in the future.
3- Practice Youtube SEO
I am just going to be very honest with you: If you have a small youtube channel and you want to get views faster, you need to practice youtube SEO.
I know people think it is complicated and it takes time.
I understand that it is a bit of a learning curve.
However, it is also one of the fastest ways to start getting views to your channel overnight without having to wait for the algorithm to kick in.
What youtube SEO does is it helps your content rank on the youtube search page. This means that when someone searches for a topic on youtube, your video could come up at the top of the list.
Making it more likely for it to get clicks.
The Youtube SEO process is by far one of the simplest SEO processes out there. Once you get the hang of it, you will be able to work wonders.
It consists of having good keywords in 5 major parts of your youtube channel:
- Video titles
- Video description
- Video tags
- Chapters/ Timestamps
This will lay a great foundation for your content and channel to be found by viewers through the search function.
If you want to know how to do the full SEO process and how to find good keywords, I recommend you read my full Youtube SEO guide or watch my Youtube SEO course on Youtube.
4- Get Your Content Out There
Once again, as nice as it would be to be able to fully rely on the algorithm to get eyes onto your content, it takes time.
And if you are a newer or smaller channel, the algorithm just may not know your content well enough to start pushing you out.
So you are going to have to do the work and get your content out there!
There are great social media platforms that you can use to share your youtube videos.
My personal favorites are Quora and Discord.
I personally do not recommend you use Facebook groups unless you find very targeted groups that have a good policy when it comes to sharing links.
Certain niches just do not do as well on Facebook.
If you are going to use Instagram, then focus on making Instagram Reels for the time being because that is where the focus seems to be.
Whatever you choose, getting eyes from other platforms onto youtube is going to be something that the youtube algorithm will be very happy about.
5- Make More Content!
Last, but not least, if you really want to see a big burst in growth, you are going to have to make more content!
Sorry, I know. More content means more work for you.
But just having 20 videos on your channel is just not going to cut it.
According to bigger channels, you are usually going to need around 80-100 videos before you see any real growth on youtube.
Considering how much time it takes to create and edit youtube videos, it sounds like a heck of a lot of work to put in.
But that is how the youtube game works.
Before the wheels start running on their own, you are going to have to put a lot of effort into making quality content.
This doesn’t mean that you will have to upload a video every day. But you probably shouldn’t upload once every two months either.
Create just enough content where you feel like you are being productive without burning out. And if you are able to batch your content and create several videos in one sitting, then do it!
It will help you save tons of time.
Becoming a youtube creator is one of the coolest things that you can do online.
You can create content how you like it and share it with your audience.
But sometimes, you may find a bump on the road to glory and fame on youtube. When your channel feels like it isn’t growing, it can be hard on a creator.
Waking up every morning, and checking your analytics, only to see little to no views can be disheartening.
But don’t give up too soon!
No youtuber should quit their youtube dreams before uploading thier first 100 videos.
A lot of these youtube channels you see out there with hundreds of thousands of views usually have hundreds or even thousands of videos.
Just make the adjustments mentioned in this article and keep uploading high-quality content and you will start to see things shift in your favor.