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How to Start a Successful YouTube Channel in 2021
YouTube has become a platform of entertainment, information, sharing of knowledge, highlights of matches, Tv shows, and also videos that represent creativity. Every day there are hundreds and thousands of people who are opening up their new YouTube channel and offering their unique or emulating content to the viewers. However, it is said that you only earn from YouTube when you have more viewers, and for more viewers, you need more subscribers. Let us understand the necessary steps or tips required to start a successful YouTube channel in 2021.
10 Tips/Steps to Start a Successful YouTube Channel
The major mistake that many individuals who aspire to open the channel make is to hurry the process. They just select a niche, create content which they think is the best and upload it on their channel. In the end, the video receives various dislikes and very fewer views, disheartening the individual and ultimately making things unproductive.
Below are the 10 steps or tips to start a successful YouTube Channel.
Fix your Niche
By Niche it means the type of content that you want or plan to post on your channel. Many YouTubers start with a specific type of content or topic, and after a few unsuccessful experiences, they completely delete all their videos or simultaneously start with another one. This can impact the viewership of your channel and lead you nowhere. Hence, you should always start by fixing your niche, no matter how many views you receive on your initial videos, you should stick to that particular niche.
Plan your uploads
This one is important; you should always stick to a strict plan. By plans, it means the number of videos that you would upload in a particular week, or a particular month. Remember, consistency is the key, your video upload should not be random or else that would fail to build the engagement. Hence it is better to plan your upload before you start your YouTube Channel.
Make sure your content is Unique
Everyone likes to listen or watch content that is unique and not something that is common or already known to them. Repetitive content is disliked the most by the audience. Before starting your channel, you should carefully curate your content and take steps to make it unique and better than the other channels in your niche.
Having Necessary Tools
Your videos would only look professional when you have filmed and uploaded them with the right tools. A decent camera or a phone with a good camera should be used for shooting your content. You should also use necessary and proper background music, voices, or reactions in the video. This is not necessary; however, it makes your video more appealing. Before starting your channel, you need to ensure all these tools in your arsenal.
Use an Editing Software
Many YouTubers avoid using editing software in their clips which makes the video very unprofessional. There are too many cuts and one-second silences which disrupt the quality of the video. At such point, even if your content is good, people would not subscribe to your channel or watch your other videos unless the editing of the video is decent. You do not have to spend huge money on an editing software, there are also free and beginners’ software available for use.
Understand how YouTube Algorithm works
All platforms or applications run on certain algorithms. The best thing to ever happen for a YouTube channel is to get promoted by YouTube itself. You need to do your research and find information on how does YouTube works, which videos does it promote, or what is the requirement to get YouTube to boost your video to the audience. You need to be best at your niche to have your video recognized and achieve more views.
Banner, Template, and Themes
You must have observed this on many YouTube channels, most of them have specific and same templates on all of their videos. The entrance theme or the ending theme is again the same in all of the videos that they upload. This is again not a necessary element to help you succeed, but an important one that would make your channel look more professional. If your initial videos look more professional then you are sure to receive many early subscribers for your channel.
Building Relations with other YouTubers
We all know how important networking is, especially if you are a beginner in some field. Before launching your channel, you should start building and maintaining relations with other YouTubers who are in a similar genre such as yours. This would not only help you to promote yourself through them during the launch, but it would also help you to figure out and avoid a few beginner’s mistakes which they would have made during their journey.
Negative Comments are a part of your journey
This point is not a tip; it is rather a statement that you should keep in your mind. In some cases, you may come across a few comments on your initial videos that are offensive or negative. You have to be mentally prepared to receive one or two comments that would be negative and accept the fact that they are a part of your journey. You should take them in a positive manner and implement the necessary changes that would help you to grow better.
Building the Engagement
This is the last point, but the most important, that is to create an engagement with your viewers and the ones who comment. You should always leave some appreciation message or respond to the people who comment on your video, be it known or unknown. This would entice them to comment even on your future videos and they would be your viewers for the long term. You can also drop your social media handles and connect with your viewers on Instagram, Facebook, or LinkedIn.
There are many YouTube channel getting launched in a single day, in order to stand out and start your channel in a successful way, you should Fix your Niche, plan your uploads, create Unique content, have the necessary tools, get editing software, learn how the YouTube algorithm works, keep similar themes and templates, build relations with other YouTubers, ignore negative comments and create an engagement with your audience.