There are two ways. One is the black hat way. You can rake in subscribers by paying for shady sites and bots. These methods might help you look cool in front of your grandma, but it is profoundly harmful in the long run. So we won’t recommend this way. Instead, try to grow your channel organically. Remember, having 10,000 subscribers, that engage with all your videos is way better than having 100,000 subscribers that are barely aware of your existence. As Will Smith said, try to build a wall one brick at a time. Today, just concentrate on laying that one brick as perfect as you can. We’ve put together 25 pro tips that’ll help you gain a broad audience with consistent effort.
Make your Channel homepage Brandilicious: Most people, after being exposed to your video will check out your channel’s homepage. If you want them to subscribe, it needs to be as attractive and professional as possible. Treat your YouTube channel like a brand! The impression you create in their minds in the first 5 seconds, matters a lot!
Increase Uploading Frequency and consistency: The key to any relationship is consistency. Same goes for you and your subscribers. You have to consistently nurture your subscribers with top class videos on a regular basis. The math is simple. More videos mean more minutes consumed from your channel. This is a strong signal to y tools that your channel is serious about video creation. It increases the possibility of your video appearing on the first page of search results. Once it reaches the first page, you will get even more viewers and in turn subscribers. If your content is good, people will start sharing your videos leading to more subscribers. This is why influencers like Gary Vaynerchuk upload a video every single day!
Create Video Thumbnails that are irresistible to click: Once upon a time, only y tools partners could use custom thumbnails. But now everyone can do it just by verifying their phone numbers. People brainstorm for hours to come up with magnificent blog titles but don’t put the same effort into creating video thumbnails. This is because they don’t realize that thumbnails are to video what headline is to blogs.
Check out this video thumbnail by Amy Schmittauer:
Make it consistent: It is better you choose a particular style and stick with it. This helps in making your videos more recognizable over time.
Colors: It’s better you stick with your brand colors. Again, there is no hard and fast rule. Use the color wheel to decide which color suits a particular post more.
Resolution: The last thing you want to do is create low-quality images that get pixelated! Also, getting the wrong dimension can make your thumbnails look awkward. Make sure your thumbnails.Put your face up there: The human eye is attracted to human faces rather than text or any other graphic. Neuroscience has proved this. This doesn’t mean that you crop in a fixed template of your face in every thumbnail! Use different expressions that suite the topic of your video.
Size of the text: Remember, thumbnails are small. The text has to take a significant portion of the thumbnail’s real estate to be visible when it appears on Youtube. Many people, having created posters, make the mistake of using text that is way too small.