In this article, I will answer 6 Frequently Asked Questions About YouTube that are generally asked by new YouTubers and don’t often get the exact and clear answers to these questions. And we are starting right now.
Frequently Asked Questions About YouTube
Your channel might not be doing well. Not because you’re necessarily doing something wrong. But because you’re asking the wrong questions. For example “How do I get more subscribers on my youtube channel, How do I get more people to subscribe to my youtube channel, How do I make my channel blow up, How do I just have more people come in and participate in what it is that I’m doing?”
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Well in addition to the other questions I’m going to be talking about with this specific one instead of asking “How do I get more subscribers on my youtube channel”, I want you to start reframing the way that you’re thinking about getting subscribers on your youtube channel.
How Can I Get More Subscribers On My Channel
When it comes to you getting subscribers on your youtube channel, it’s not necessarily about you. And here’s what I mean.
Why Should A Viewer Subscriber To Your Channel
Instead of thinking about how do I get subscribers, think why should someone else who watches my video subscribe to my youtube channel. What is it? What is it that you’re doing with your content that somebody should subscribe for? Can you honestly look at your content and say “okay this is exactly why people should subscribe to my youtube channel. This is exactly what it is that I’m doing on my channel. That should cause somebody to subscribe”.
And I’m not talking about calls to action or how often you upload or anything like that what I’m talking about at a deeper level is value.
What Value You Are Providing To Your Viewer
So what you need to be thinking is when somebody watches my youtube video, what value is it that they get out of my videos? Why should they want to come back to what it is that I’m doing on youtube? Why should they want to watch more of my content? Why should they subscribe so that they can come back and watch more? Define it.
How Can You Add Even More Value To Your Viewer
And part of the process of defining it is thinking to yourself “How can I add more to the people that are watching my content? How can I add more value to them if I’m a gamer and I’m playing a game and people are coming in and participating in my game? Why should they care? why should they subscribe to my youtube channel from just watching me play a game? What is it that I’m doing? Am I entertaining?”
That’s why help content is such a powerful thing on youtube. Because immediately when you’re showing people how to do things, they are getting value from what it is that you’re doing right.
Don’t get me wrong that does not mean that you have to do how-to content to add value to people. What I’m saying is that you just need to be able to define the value that you provide through the content that you’re putting on youtube.
And as soon as you can define that and say “How can I just keep adding more and more and more to the people that are coming in and watching my videos.” Let’s say that you’re making people laugh like “How can I be funnier. Maybe I need to study comedy a little bit more. Maybe I need to start fine-tuning my skill set of telling jokes, and my timing, and all of that good stuff. So that I can make sure that I’m going over the top in terms of making people laugh”.
How Do I Get More Views
The next question that I always get asked because they were just in too much of a hurry to learn what it is that they’re trying to learn.
How People Will Find Your Content
But anyway when it comes to getting views on your youtube channel instead of thinking “How do I get more views, think How are people going to find my content? What discovery mechanisms? Do I have in place on my youtube channel to make it possible for people to find my youtube content?”
For example, we all know that writing good titles and that making good thumbnails for youtube is an extremely important thing to do if you want people to click on what it is that you’re doing. But a lot of people are thinking of that the wrong way. What they’re thinking is “I need to make a really pretty thumbnail. I need to make it graphically pleasing. I need to make it beautiful. I need to make sure that I’m adding these certain colors to it. Because people say that you should add these colors to it.”
But a pretty thumbnail isn’t what makes people click on youtube videos. What makes people click on youtube videos is something is interesting about how your thumbnail and title work together. That makes those people want to click on what it is that you published.
But when it comes to getting people to click on, what it is that you’re doing just like being able to define the value that you’re bringing to your viewers. Do you also have to be able to define why should somebody click on this title? Why should somebody click on this thumbnail when it’s presented to them on youtube? Is it just because I made it, or is it something where it clearly expresses what it is that they’re going to get in the video? Did I title it in a way that makes it crystal clear the value that they’re going to get out of the video if they do decide to click on it?
In long term you’re going to get more viewers on youtube than anywhere else that you’re going to share your content. So because of that you have to be able to define why people should click on what it is that you’re doing.
When you’re writing your titles, when you’re making your thumbnails sit back and look at them, and think to yourself “okay why should somebody click on this? Why is this interesting to somebody? Why would it be intriguing or compelling enough for somebody to want to click on it?”
If you can’t define it, don’t publish the video until you define it. Sit there and just workshop it. If it takes you an extra hour to work through titles or if it takes you an extra three hours to make a thumbnail to where you can clearly define “oh yeah people are gonna love this once they see this particular thing in the thumbnail, or I’m focusing all the attention on the right thing that somebody’s gonna care about when they get this video presented to them on a home page or next to another video.
If you can define that thing you’re going to drastically increase your chances of people clicking on your content. And then of course if we revert to that first question in terms of “How can I add more value to the people that are watching my content” then you’re able to get people to click and you’re able to define why, and you’re able to define the specific value out of what it is that you’re doing, and why it is that they should care, and the value that they’re getting out of your content, which means that your ability to keep them involved with your videos is also going to be higher.
How Do I Get More Watchtime On My Video
The next question of “How do I get more watch time on my videos so I can get monetized?” The easy way to get more watch time on youtube is to make it easy for people to find more of your content and in addition to that to have people coming back to your channel.
Why Should Somebody Watch Your Video For A Longer Period
So just like the other two examples that I talked about instead of thinking “How do I get more watch time” you need to be thinking “Why should somebody watch my video for a longer period? Why should they come back to my channel?”
Why Should A Viewer Come Back To Your Channel To Watch More Videos
Now you are thinking “the reason that they should come back and watch is that I make good videos”. Thinking you make good videos is not enough of a reason for people to keep coming back and watching again.
Do you need to define why it is that people should watch your videos longer? Why they should come back to your channel? Why they should watch that next video that you’re recommending to them as well? Why the content that you’re making easy for them to find? Why they should click on that stuff and watch that as well?
Use Your Audience Retention Report To Get The Answer
You have to be able to define it. Part of defining it is learning how to use an awesome tool that youtube gives us for free called the audience retention report. That shows us second by second how the masses are responding to what it is that we’re doing. So that we can make good decisions and that we can make it more clear why people should continue watching our videos.
Because we fine-tune them overtime to make sure that what it is that we’re putting out is something that people will respond to.
But at a higher level not just to respond to but something that people will enjoy. And the more that you analyze your audience retention reports, the easier it’s going to be to identify exactly why it is that people should watch longer.
Because you are using that information to make better videos, which then creates a better experience for your viewers. So that they’re getting the specific value that we talked about before out of your content. So that they’ll want to keep coming back and watching more of your videos. So that they’ll want to click into your channel page and go and look at all the other videos that you have. So they’ll want to click on your pinned comment or the next video that you recommend on your end screen to find it.
Should I Focus On Quality Or Quantity
The next question that you’ll see all over the internet anywhere that you go that YouTubers hang out you’re gonna see the big question “Should I focus on quality or quantity?”
How Long Do I Plan On Uploading Video To YouTube
When it comes to youtube again it’s the wrong question. The right question is how long do I plan on uploading videos to youtube. Is this something that I want to be sustainable over a long period? When you start answering those questions it’s going to lead you down the path of quantity or quality.
Because typically what happens is if you plan for the long game then you’re probably not going to be publishing every single day or multiple times per day. Because you know that hey I’m going to be doing this for a long time.
And I don’t want to just completely drive myself crazy with the content that I’m making. Because I’m putting out so much all the time and I’m not doing anything else. So because of that, I’m going to pace myself. So that I can make sure that it’s sustainable.
And as a heads up if you plan to do this for an extended period I recommend that you do pace yourself. Because you know it’s a lot of work putting out all these videos.
So I do recommend that you pace yourself and that you focus on making sure that you’re focused on the other things that we’ve been talking about in terms of value and sustainability and that sort of thing. Because if not you can find yourself sometimes in a really bad position.
Are You Enjoing What You Are Doing On YouTube
And another part of that question on quality or quantity is Am I enjoying what it is that I’m doing? Because if I’m not enjoying what it is that I’m doing when I’m putting out all these videos then why do I want to just keep crushing out videos all the time.
But if you’ve done something to where you’re like “hey this is cool I’m having a great time. But it’s not something I want to do all the time” then pace yourself again. So that you can do it sustainably. And so you can get more joy out of it.
Because part of this whole thing being a marathon is that it’s something that we enjoy being a content creator. Making content connecting with your community, and building communities, and all that stuff, it’s things that we enjoy. That’s why we start doing it in the first place. So because of that, it’s important to make sure that you are giving yourself a little bit of an edge by making sure that what you’re doing is sustainable.
How Can I Make Nice Looking Thumbnails
Another question that you’ll also see all over the internet on youtube communities is “how do I make nice looking thumbnails instead of asking how do I make clickable thumbnails?”
Your Thubnail Is Not About Good Looking Image
First, think about what do I know about design? What do I know about imagery? What do I know about grabbing someone’s attention with an image? What do I know about how colors work together?
And don’t get me wrong I don’t want any of this stuff to come across the wrong way. Because we all have things that we are learning along this process. And we don’t know sometimes the right question to ask until we do know the right question to ask so I’m just trying to use this as an opportunity to help give you some perspective on what it is that you’re doing.
Are You Updating Yourself With The Knowledge Of Creating Thumbnails
Because I think a lot of people are focused on the wrong things. But anyway just wanted to get that out of the way. So let’s continue. But when it comes to thumbnails you know think “How many design videos have I watched? Right. I’m watching these videos on how to grow on youtube? But how many videos am I watching on design? So that I can make good thumbnails. How many videos am I watching on psychology so that I can start getting into how brains work.
Are You Experimenting Enough With Your Thumbnaus
But just get some insights on how people respond to certain things like calls to action for example. Another thing you got to be asking yourself if you are trying to figure out “hey how do I make better thumbnails? Am I A/B testing my thumbnails? Am I testing my thumbnails so that I can start defining what it is that my audience responds to yes or no?
If the answer is no then you need to start testing your thumbnails. But again you got to start asking the right questions to make sure that you can provide the right path for yourself to get the success that you’re after. And if you need something to help you test thumbnails. You can use Tubebuddy for that
How Can I Become A Full Time YouTuber
So this next one I get asked a lot because there’s plenty of people, you might be one of them that are on youtube, because you are doing this as a hobby because you’re just doing it as a way to connect with other people that love what you love. Now there’s also the other people that are like “hey I want to do this as a thing. I want to be like a YouTuber. I want to do the whole full-time youtube thing”.
And they’re asking “hey how do I go full-time on youtube? What is it that I have to do?” This is a good question because in that situation what is it that I have to do is a good question.
What Are Your Plans For Monetizing Your Content
Let’s say if you’re just getting started. If I look into the future what can I think of that I could do to monetize what it is that I’m doing in a bunch of different ways. Because to go full-time on youtube you need to make sure that you’re implementing some monetization ideas as fast as you possibly can.
Because yes absolutely you can crush it in ad revenue if you’re getting crushed with views But most creators don’t get crushed with views. So because of that, you have to think of all of the different things that you could ever do with your youtube channel to be able to generate a full-time income for yourself, so you can do it all the time.
There’s a bunch of additional things that YouTubers monetize from. So if you are somebody that wants to go full time, you just have to start thinking from that point of view in terms of what is it that I’m going to do to be able to monetize, and how fast can I implement some of this stuff, so that I can start having the videos that I’m making now working for me.
But the questions that you’re asking and the way you’re thinking about this stuff can make a really big difference in the results that you’re getting here. Because it prompts you to take the right course of action to do what it is that you’re wanting to do with your content.
So these are some common questions new YouTubers ask. And I think at the end of this article your mindset has been changed as a content creator. And to gain more tips and tricks on youtube make sure you subscribe to our newsletter so that you can get more knowledge direct to your inbox.
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