At first, it was just for fun. But now I’ve learned to promote my YouTube channel in the right way! It’s made a huge difference!
I loved to be able to express myself about what I was going through in my online career and how my goals were changing. The ability to talk openly, showing expressions that could not be conveyed through writing was exhilarating. I had found a whole new outlet for communication. It was then that I realized this outlet could do so much more than providing a platform for “venting”. This is why I’ve learned how to promote my YouTube channel.
Promotion started with the basics
Just like most success stories, it all boiled down to understanding the foundation of a project and what it provided for me. The basics which prove that I’ve learned how to promote my YouTube channel were just tools like catchy titles and professionalism. Then there was more beyond that!
The easy stuff!
I experimented with thumbnails because your first impression will be what brings them back for more. Think about it, it only takes a few seconds to decide which video to watch when you’re browsing YouTube.
So, in order to win over your competition, you will need something that grabs attention quickly – throw in bold colors, subject matter that might be interesting to the masses and even a few short blurbs of information. This is easy to do and has a huge impact right from the start.
Tip: Check out your specs before uploading thumbnails for your videos.
- Keep a 2MB limit
- Use a 16:9 aspect ratio
- Minimum width should be 640 pixels
- Use only JPG, BMP, PNG, and GIF format
More of the basics included an engaging title. This is one of the main things that your audience will notice which helps them choose what to watch. If your title isn’t interesting, they’re probably not going to look. At first, I will admit, my titles were rather tame with no real call to action (which, I might add, is a great way to put it). You can develop a call to action through many tools in Youtube promotion.