Growing on YouTube has become difficult, especially if you have no traffic to start with. You can always send your first videos to your friends and family to see the views rolling in, but yeah, if you don’t want to do that, you are starting with 0 subscribers or 1 if you have subscribed to yourself (I did that ;)).
Yeah, just start posting.
For how long have you been planning your first video? Do you think it’s not the right time? Just leave these aside and start creating.
You need content to grow, so don’t fall into the trap of analysis paralysis and just do it.
Be active on other social media.
What if you didn’t start on YouTube?
Well, that seems counterproductive but hear me out. Let’s say you are an artist; it would be easier for you just share a picture of your art than to create a video about it. Once you start posting, you start reaching more and more people, and what could you do with that?
You direct it to your YouTube channel. Some platforms are easier to grow on than YouTube, and remember, it’s all about taking the path of least resistance.
Be active on Reddit
Reddit is a gold mine for YouTube channels.
You have the potential to reach millions of people with the only condition of having good content.
In Reddit, there are communities called “subreddits” based on different topics, for example, YouTube, social media, etc.
If you do proper research, you will find a lot of places where you can share your own content and gain viewers.
Other than that, there are subreddits dedicated to new YouTube channels where you can connect with other fellow creators, get tips, collaborate and more.
Just make sure that you are following the subreddit’s rules, and you should be fine.
Join niche related discord servers
You need to do your research and find servers that are in your niche and join them.
Join the server and start interacting. Contribute to the interactions and follow the server rules.
Most servers have a self-promotion channel, and that’s where you would share your content.
This won’t skyrocket your growth or anything like that, but it will give you a start—one subscriber at a time.
Comment on other people’s youtube videos.
If you read comments on YouTube, the chances are that you might have seen a comment from Justin Y.
The channel Justin Y has never posted a single video, but the channel keeps growing and is currently at 791,000 subscribers.
This is how powerful commenting on YouTube is.
These days a popular channel’s comment section is always filled with comments by other big channels. Do you think it’s a coincidence?
Well, maybe, but I don’t believe so.
Commenting can lead to growth, and that’s why you should do it.
That’s 5 ways you can get your first 100 subscribers on YouTube. Check out other articles on how to record pro-level narrations for your YouTube videos.