How to Grow Your YouTube Channel TODAY
Over the past 28 days years, my YouTube channel has gotten 19K+ views and 39 new subscribers.
What most people don’t know?
This was HARD to obtain! Here’s what turned it around in June 2022.
I started doing YouTube Shorts!
YouTube Shorts is the fastest way to build your channel.
Use your phone & upload #Shorts!
Success here 100% comes down to:
• Copy the TikTok style
• Upload daily
• Try different content
• Repeat what works
Before uploading shorts?
I’d made ~100 videos since January.
I’d get a few views a month.
From January-June? The channel amassed only a whopping 20 subscribers.
Now? With shorts?
I’m getting a few subscribers each day.
Take a look. Here’s a screenshot of my analytics from yesterday.
Now, here’s a screenshot of my analytics from this morning.
Not only did I start making shorts — I started making shorts people wanted to watch.
At first, I thought “shorts” meant I could take an excerpt from a long video.
Making “shorts” from my 53-minute podcast didn’t change a thing!
Here’s what you have to do to get picked up by the algorithm:
• Upload a video of less than :59 directly to the YouTube app
• Make a short in the style of TikTok: shoot vertical & use a sound
• Repeat often.
My shorts have been about TikTok success secrets, which came out of a 53-minute podcast in which I interviewed a friend about his time at VaynerMedia.
VaynerMedia is the AOR for TikTok, so my friend had a lot of TikTok algorithm tips to share.
This hot topic got me views.
Then I tried some sounds and trends that had already been successful on TikTok.
The one with the blue/red eye filter?
It sounds stupid, but it did well.
It had nothing to do with what my channel offers. It was just FUN. Yes, I recycled TikToks for YouTube shorts!
I uploaded shorts of my Bengal cats because they are cute!
Cats still run the Internet. Make shorts with them 😉
TL;DR — How to grow your YouTube channel right now:
• Use the YouTube app & upload shorts
• Make shorts like TikToks
• Upload daily if you can
• Upload a few times a day
• Share things people want to see (a no brainer) 🧠
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