YouTube is no longer just a website to share and watch videos on, it's an industry full of fame, celebrities, careers and awards. It has made rich people out of the girls and guys next door. Who says you can't be one of them! Take a look at this infographic-guide, created by WeAreTop10, on how to turn your dreams into reality.
Key takeaways from above visual:
Start with asking yourself some basic question:Before even thinking about getting going, you need to ask yourself:
• Who will watch my videos?
• What type of content will I create?
• When have people done this before in the past?
• Why do I start? Am I passionate about this topic?
• Where do I want this adventure to lead me?
• How will I keep making my content better with time?
Pick a channel name you won't hate later:You need a catchy name that holds a strong brand and identity, something unique that people will remember and be insatiably attracted to.
Setup profiles:To grow a sustainable fan-base, you need to be active on multiple social media platforms. In other words, make sure you username of choice is available on all of them.
Register your domain:If you really want to create a lifestyle of glitz and glam, you'll need a professional website with a registered domain name. All of the biggest YouTube stars do it, and so should you. You don't want ugly trolls claiming your unique name, do you?
Invest in Equipment:If you're still filming with your Mom's home video camera from the 80s, then you need to make a new plan ASAP. No one enjoys watching videos on 360p forever.
Produce content:There are a lot of YouTubers out there, and we get that being unique is hard... but it's certainly not impossible. To increase your view counts and fan base, you need to follow several rules religiously:
Stay Keyword Focused: Try and create content that is relevant and up-to-date; something that people will highly likely be searching for.
Interesting Titles: What would you rather click on? "My Grandma's Weekend" ... or... "Fearless Granny Jumps Out Of A Plane." ... Exactly.
Collaboration: This is a great way to build a large following, especially if you collaborate with someone who has a lot more subscribers than you. It builds a fun and healthy environment that more people can relate to.
Monetize: Did you know that you can get paid anywhere from $0.10 to $6 per 1000 views? The YouTube partner program is very popular, and if your channel starts to gain serious momentum, so can your bank account. Other ways to bring home the bacon include brand sponsorships merchandise deals, clothing sales, fan funding, product reviews and more.
Success Tips:We all want to succeed, but some succeed more than others because they adhere to a few simple guidelines.
Plan Your Content: Decide on a style and stick to it. No one will subscribe to a channel that changes more than Donald Trump tie.
Post regularly: If you go weeks without uploading anything, the chances of you losing subscribers are very high. Fans appreciate loyalty and dedication, so make sure you set aside a day of the week for uploading videos, and let your viewers know about it.
Hat Tip: Inc.