Grow Your Youtube Channel From 0 – What To Focus On In Order Of Importance

Grow Your Youtube Channel From 0 – What To Focus On In Order Of Importance


– I’m gonna tell you five
things that you need to focus on as a YouTuber, to grow your channel, and we’re starting right now. This video is brought to you by Placeit. Placeit has easy to edit
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description of this video. Okay so I’m gonna tell you these
in the order of importance, because content creators
reaching out to me all the time, are like, hey what should I focus on, I’m just getting started, what are the things I need to focus on? So I’m gonna tell you these
in the order of importance. And, I’m also going to
tell you why each item is important to the growth
of your YouTube channel, starting with your thumbnails and titles. The reason that your thumbnails and titles are in that number one spot, is because your thumbnails and titles are the very first point of
contact with new viewers, and with returning viewers,
and because of that, when your thumbnails and
titles are presented to them, if they don’t click on ’em,
and come to watch your video, nothing else can happen. I mean you can have the
best video in the world, the best video that anybody has ever made in the entire history of the planet, but if nobody is clicking
on it to watch it, nobody is ever going to know. So because of that your
thumbnails and your titles are extremely important,
because if you wanna get views, if you wanna get subscribers,
if you wanna have influence, and all that other stuff that
comes with being a YouTuber, you got to be able to get people to click. Next on the list is
your audience retention. Now the reason that your
audience retention is important, and in that number two spot, is because if you get somebody
to click on your video, and then once they come in, and they start watching your video, you have a graph that
looks something like this in your audience retention reports, and people are leaving
in mass, then basically, that shows YouTube that, hey, people are not into this content, maybe it was clickbait, maybe
the title was misleading, or the thumbnail was
misleading in some way, which causes YouTube stop
showing that video to people. So what you wanna do is instead of you just thinking, hey I’m
making awesome content, or your friends saying, hey,
you’re making awesome content, you wanna see how people are
responding to it and mass, and in order to do that, YouTube gives us an awesome statistic, called the audience retention report, and with the audience retention report, it will give you a
second-by-second indication of how people are
responding to your videos. Inside of this report, you
can even adjust the settings to relative audience retention, which will even show you how
your videos compare against other videos on the
platform of similar length, which is a great way to get a gauge, to see how your content compares to other content on the platform. Now, another thing that
I wanna mention here is that it’s really, easy especially if you’re
just getting started, or even if you’ve had
a channel for a while, to fall into habits of doing things that you see other content creators doing, for example, you know, how I do my introduction at
the beginning of my video, and I ask people to subscribe at the beginning, and things like that, in some of my content, that’s extremely effective
if you do it correctly, however, if you don’t do it correctly, it can actually work against you. So what I recommend in this situation, is learn how to get people
watching your content for a longer period of time before, you start adding all
of the YouTubey stuff. And what I mean by the YouTubey stuff, is a lot of people, when
their videos open up, they’re like, hey,
welcome to another video, comment, subscribe, share it
with a friend, buy my stuff, whatever it happens to be. But you’re trying to get
people to do all of this stuff, before they even get a
chance to watch your content. Now again, you can do this in a way that’s extremely effective,
but you need to master the art, or at least get really good
at the art of keeping people watching your videos for
a longer period of time, before you start experimenting
with that sort of thing. Because at the end of the day, how long people watch your content, is a really good indicator to YouTube of the quality of the content
that you’re putting out there. And I don’t mean video quality, I mean actual user experience,
people that are coming in, they’re watching your videos, do they deem it as quality or not? Regardless of the type of camera that you make your video on, do the viewers watch that content, do they enjoy that content? If your audience retention
reports tell you that, yes indeed, people do watch your videos for a longer period of time, and you can get people to
click on your thumbnails, and your titles at a decent rate, those two things together
will almost guarantee your success on YouTube. The next thing on the list
that’s extremely important for you to learn how to do is YouTuber, is to get people to watch more than one of your videos at a time. When people are watching more
than one video at a time, this is another thing
that indicates quality on your channel. So, if you have a video, and
people are watching that video, and they watch it to the end let’s say, and then they click on your end-screen, and then they go and watch
another one of your videos, and they click on another end-screen, and watch another one, then
basically what you’re doing, is you’re taking that one viewer, and you’re multiplying their view by three in that situation, you’re multiplying their
engagement, possibly by three, but overall what you’re doing, is you’re accumulating a lot of watch time from that one viewer, on your channel, and on each individual video. And watch time is really
important on YouTube, and if you’re not familiar
with what watch time means, it’s basically the amount of time people spend watching your content. Really easy ways to get people to watch more of your content, is one, to make awesome content. Two, to make it easy for
them to actually find the additional content to watch, and you do that by making
sure that you’re using your end screens on your videos, recommending that they watch other videos in your end screens,
using pinned comments, or recommending other videos
in your comment section. You only wanna do that with one comment, you don’t wanna spam your comment section, you just wanna do with one comment, and make sure that you pin that comment to the top of your comment section. But the idea is to get
people to watch more, and another really
powerful thing with this, is if you get really good at
suggesting content for people to watch next to the video that
they’re currently watching, you’re also starting to create
a relationship of sorts, between the videos that
people are watching, which then increases YouTube’s
chances of suggesting that content that people
typically watch next, next to the video that
they’re currently watching, which can help you get more
views naturally as well. Next on the list is getting
people to engage more with your content, so what I mean by that is getting people to
comment on your videos more, getting people to like your videos more, getting people to share your content more, add it to playlists and things like that, and the reason this is important, is just because it shows
that people are active, and what it is that you’re doing, people care enough to go
down to your comments section and leave a comment, people care enough to give
the video a thumbs up. As a matter of fact, if you are enjoying this video right now, if you’ve gotten any
value out of this at all, make sure you give this video a thumbs up. Now, as a little side tip for you, an easy way that you could
get people to engage more with what it is that you’re doing, is by simply asking people to engage, and instead of saying hey leave a comment, or hey, like this video,
or hey, share this video, give people a reason why, and
just make it easy for people. For example, when you’re asking your viewers to leave comments, instead of just saying leave a comment, ask a question that they can easily answer in the comments section, that way you take that difficult part of coming up with something
to say, out of the equation. Same exact thing with
people sharing your content, or giving your video a thumbs up, the same exact idea applies, give people or reason to where
they can use that thumbs up as just a response to
something that you’re saying, instead of just saying hey leave a like. Next on the list, is finding other content
creators to collaborate with. Now that’s as direct video
to video collaborations, or just as a support
system, a support group, other people that you can talk to, that are also content creators that are doing similar
things that you’re doing, so that you can create
friends in the space. And this is really important,
and often underestimated, because as a content creator, you get stuck kinda doing your own thing, and being in your own universe,
so to speak, making content, but when you have other people
that you can reach out to, and talk stats with, and talk about things
that you’re working on with your new videos coming
up, and things like that, it can make the process
of being a content creator a lot easier, and a lot more pleasant. And, just downright fun, if you can find some cool content
creators to hang out with, or just talk to on a regular basis. Again, remember to check out Placeit. I have a link in the description that’ll save you 15% on your accounts. And to learn even more about
growing your YouTube channel, click into this playlist right here, I’ve got a bunch of videos in there that are gonna help you do it. Thank you so much for watching,
I’ll see you next time.

100 thoughts to “Grow Your Youtube Channel From 0 – What To Focus On In Order Of Importance”

  1. Here are mistakes a lot of Youtubers make, how many are you making? (featuring my brother Dee and Brian G) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyuk7LuCsmU

  2. I enjoy watching your videos. I always learn new valuable information when I do. I really like your idea of putting a video in the pinned comment section. I'll definitely start putting a video in the pinned comment section of my videos. Thanks for making this very helpful video!

  3. The opportunity to work on my YT Channel during this crisis, is giving me a real drive to implement your tips. May I add that planning time around a youtube channel wil help with the motivation to make the content. How are you keeping the motivation and balance during this time Nick?

  4. Hey Nick! My sister has been wanting to start a channel for EVER!!!! So i decided to show your videos to her for tips, and she wanted to say thank you to you!

  5. Thank you Nick, it’s not so easy on this YouTube journey😅 but which each video I post i learn something new and kinda understand YouTube more. I’ll try a collaboration soon, see if that’d help my channel.

  6. Great tips Nick. As a brand new creator my audience needs me to have these things developed.
    I am taking Baby steps each day to improve. Thanks.

  7. I have one re-used content running to 7M views. Should I focused to a related content? I made a reaction video on it and it reach 10K views already.

  8. Thanks. As ever, brilliant advice. Collaborations are the one area I haven’t really focused on yet. That said, I have been following your tips from Day 1 and have been growing steadily over the past four months. Much appreciated.

  9. It's awesome to find out how to keep my audience interested and subscribing in my chosen unique ways! Another interesting and informative video. Keep it up!

  10. I really liked how you put these in order of importance. It helps me better prioritize which area I should focus on more! Thanks Nick!

  11. Hey Nick, I've got a question, but not sure if the answer depends on what type of content someone makes. But for people starting out on youtube, does the length of the video matter much, even if the quality is super good or not that great. Let's say someone makes good quality gaming videos but is just starting out. Would he/she be better off making 3 short 10 minute videos or better of making 2 videos of 15 minutes each?

  12. I find some of your tips incredibly helpful! However, I do know that thumbnails are important already. Maybe timestamps in the description below might be helpful so I can find the stuff I don't know about yet (if possible tho)

  13. Hey Nick, I have no idea if you will see this. I have a gaming youtube chanel and I was wondering if you would check it out and give me a few pointers on this comment? Also loved the video!

  14. Thanks for this video. I’ll implement your advice to grow faster on YouTube. I recently have gotten 50 subs in 1 week. Absolutely crazy to see YouTube grow, it’s also very addicting😊🔥

  15. Thumbnails are Important because once you create a attractive thumbnail you could a higher CTR so everyone use the link in description

  16. Great video as always.. Did you by any chance miss my email, or was it too long? No problem either way!
    Btw, I saw your Twitter message, I don't think bumpers are obnoxious. Content is free because of sponsorship's like that and I think people know that by now.

  17. I do vegan food reviews right now and even though My Channel is growing it’s not getting to the mass audience! I think I’m doing most what is right to succeed!

  18. I was already dancing in anticipation of your intro but then "Place It" just had to get in the way! I'm so offended! 😡

  19. I do Speed Building with The Sims 4. first I showed the finished Build at the beginning, then the part where I did the actual Building. I noticed that the people watched like 1 minutes of it. Now I just Show the Building from Outside and the Full Building Tour at the end. Now the watchtime got to 2-3 Minutes. At least that worked 😁✨

  20. How do you get around the censorship? YouTube is blatantly censoring my channel. I have no idea how to get around it.

  21. You made a video some time ago about the best free mobile editing software i downloaded it, it worked for a couple months perfectly fine but all of the sudden every time i export my videos it always says error occurred and I can't edit my videos agian I have not made a video in 4 weeks and have not edited one of my videos in about 4 months and it's hurting my channel ALOT ! Do you know any way to fix it I need your help .

  22. Hello Nick!!” Love all the help and advice you give! Here to show love to all YouTubers, it’s about it growth and development and carrying yourself in a humble manner 🤞🏼❤️ let’s grow ✨

  23. Thankyou sir for everything i have been watching your videos since long and on 19 march I completed my first 100 subscribers all goes to you thank you sir 😊

  24. Nick – First, thank you for your videos. I've been a religious watcher since I found you a couple of months ago. You teach good quality, strong principles. I appreciate it so much! Second, I'm really trying. I'm following your advice – doing everything you say – but feel like I'm missing something. I know you're bombarded with requests, but I'm politely asking (ok, begging) you to take a look at my channel and give me your thoughts, please? It would be beyond helpful and would give me another piece of info toward making my decision whether to continue. I trust you and want your thoughts more than anything. I'm new but have 21 videos so there's enough content to be judged. I would be most appreciative, Nick – thanks for considering my (what must be a very old) request. Keep making your helpful videos- and congratulations on hitting the 500k mark! That is FANTASTIC!!

  25. I love the sponsored segment in the front. Happy to see you making more money on your videos. You've taught me so much and I think it's great you are taking your channel to the next level for making more money for you.

  26. Me: I just started my Youtube channel willing to learn and have fun

    Youtube and Corporations: am I a joke to you?

  27. I'm still working on my intro..I still get alot of drop off but i dont exactly know why my subscriber count keeps rising tho from 1 or 2 vids.. 🤔 still confusing

  28. Hello Nick, We're still trundling on up here in Scotland with my wee Dog and Cat Rescue Pack. I'm trying my best to understand and adhere to your advice, even though I'm not one bit tech savvy. We've got lots of lovely Animal Loving Friends now or 'Alfs' is I call them from around the world. We're just trying to cheer them all up in these difficult times. Thanks for helping me.

  29. Wow thank you man i appreciate it this video was really helpful it let me know what i am doing wrong with my channel

  30. Thank you for putting it in clear order. So I can put a pin in all the other very important things I will need to.take action on & use these to simplify all the noise & move the needle forward.

  31. What I do is ask a question so they know to comment

    Also I ask relatives like my family to give me adivice like my sister or parents so I know what to do when I get more popular( hasn’t happened yet

  32. I have a nice fish farm and everything to do videos but I'm just using my cell phone on my video seems I'm not being clear enough

  33. Hey nick so you said not to spam the comment section with your comments but can we put a link to a playlist or just videos

  34. Just like usually awesome tips&tricks ! I wish I have more time to watch faster literally all your videos because it had helped me allot !

  35. It’s tough to be a small YouTuber but I know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I plan to get there

  36. I tell you before watching your videos I was a small youtuber,
    But after watching them I still am a small youtuber but at least i know something about growing on youtube. Maybe 1 day it will all click for me lol

  37. Thanks Nick,I am a newbie and still figuring out how to improve my niche, I am not really techy so I am looking for easy to use app for me to create a good video for my lessons,please recommend the best for me,thanks

  38. great video, awesome, say nick, you speak so fast sometimes, not always but in this video, i had to slow the volume a notch. i speak fast when i have had 5 cups of coffee, and trying to stop at 3 cups.

  39. I've never thought of you asking questions at the end of my video thanks for the information that was really helpful especially asking questions at the end I'll try that thanks again

  40. Hey Nick, I found a free website similar to the one you discussed at the start of the video online, called 'Snappa.' You can pick the size of the art you want, and it gives you options such as an End screen, channel art and thumbnail for your video. You only get a certain amount of downloads for your images a month and the you have to buy Premium to download, but once I run out I use snipping tool to capture the image. Thoughts?

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