Beginner Steps to Start Your YouTube Channel

First Posted: May 06, 2021 10:59 PM EDT

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If you always dreamt about your own YouTube channel, wait no more. It's a perfect time to start your journey now. Use our tips and grow faster.

Dreaming to finally become a legit YouTuber?

We promise that by the end of our article, you will know exactly how to start and what things to focus on in 2021 as a beginner with zero subscribers, starting from choosing a niche, ending with why you need to use an email signature generator.

Tip #1: Find a clear and profitable niche

One of the most common mistakes beginners can make when starting a YouTube channel is a lack of clarity. They are starting multiple channels and don't even know how they are going to make money. If you do so, the chances are you will burn out soon and lose interest.

To avoid this scenario, choose a clear and profitable niche first.

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This should be a combination of something that you are passionate about and something that there are a lot of profitable products in.

What do you research? What do you continuously curious about? What do you invest your money in?

For example, if you are into a healthy lifestyle, you are probably researching supplements for disease prevention, biohacking techniques, healthy eating, weight loss, mental wellbeing, workplace wellness, etc.

According to statistics on the wellness market, consumers are increasingly focused on living longer and healthier. So we can see that this niche is proven to have an audience now and in the near future.

Tip #2: Ask to subscribe to your channel everywhere

When you first start out with zero subscribers on YouTube, you need to reach your first subscribers as soon as possible to have an audience to speak to.

How can you do that? Ask people to subscribe to your channel everywhere.

●       In your videos  

There is nothing wrong with using a few seconds of your video to ask people to follow you. They may enjoy your content but simply forget to click the "Subscribe" button.

●       Banner or CTA in an email signature      

Everyone is using an email signature now (see email signature examples here). Add your name, occupation, area of expertise, and links to your social media channels, including YouTube.

Beginner Steps to Start Your YouTube Channel

You can also take advantage of an email signature generator to create a banner calling people to subscribe to your YouTube channel.

The good thing about such advanced tools is that you can even see how many people clicked a call-to-action button on your banner.

●       In your other social accounts    

Utilize your other social media like Facebook, Instagram, etc. Just tell people what to do, how to do it, and why. For example:

"I have gathered my 10 best tips that helped me grow my Instagram from 0 to 10K in 2 months in my latest YouTube video. To stay up to date, make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking the button above this video."

Tip #3: Focus on content value

Another common mistake is focusing on content production rather than on its value.

People say: "Oh, I don't have a good camera to start."

In fact, you just need a smartphone and a desire to share your valuable experience with the world.

So, instead of focusing on your equipment, think about the value of your content in the first place.

Tip#4: Create channel banner and profile image

Having a nice-looking banner and profile image distinguishes you as a serious video creator on YouTube. Viewers are more likely to start watching your content. You can use the tools like Canva or PicMonkey because they offer ready-made templates designed by professionals.

Tip #5: Shoot introduction video

Your video introduction can make or break your success.

This is the first thing your potential subscriber will see as they start looking through your channel. Before you upload this video, make sure it clearly sets viewer expectations, makes you and your brand recognizable and unique, catches people's attention, and isn't too long.

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Tip #6: Order videos with playlists

Create separate playlists for lectures, podcasts, or webisodes, for example. This will make it much easier for viewers to consume your content.

Tip #7: Set YouTube channel keywords

Besides doing proper keyword research to optimize your video content, we recommend you take advantage of YouTube channel keywords to get more subscribers and views.

These differ from video keywords and tags that you attach to each video to ensure it appears at the top of the search results.

YouTube channel keywords define and represent your channel.

To choose the best channel keywords, consider your intent. Think about what value you want to provide to your viewers. Then look for phrases that you think your target audience can search for.

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You can incorporate keyword phrases effectively in a few places on your YouTube channel: video titles, channel description, and channel tags.

Tip #8: Add a channel description

Effective YouTube marketing starts with a well-thought-out YouTube channel description. It helps people better understand what to expect from you. Research your audience. Use language that your potential viewers can easily understand and relate to. Insert keywords in a natural way, not as a list.

Tip #9: Ask for feedback

Over time, you will gain subscribers, likes, and comments. As much as possible, make time to connect with your audience.

Such interactions are essential not only because they help people learn more about you but also they can provide you with content ideas and suggest improvements. However, be cautious and learn to distinguish constructive criticism from negative comments. Instead of letting them affect you, remember that it's impossible to please everyone.

To sum it up 

Starting a YouTube channel from scratch might seem like a daunting challenge. If you are wondering what to do, this article is for you.

Follow these steps to enter a YouTube world and grow faster.

●       Find a clear, proven, and profitable niche;

●       Ask yourself: "Am I really making a channel that I would want to watch?"

●       Ask people to subscribe to your channel everywhere (in your social networks, videos, email signature);

●       Focus on content value not equipment;

●       Create channel banner and profile image;

●       Shoot the best introduction video;

●       Order videos with playlists;

●       Set the right YouTube channel keywords;

●       Add a channel description;

●       Ask for feedback and improve.

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