To learn how to become famous on YouTube, the first thing to know is this: You have be good at …something! Every successful Youtuber has branding. The biggest aspect of branding is knowing what you are going to show people, video after video, and look like you know what you’re talking about. That’s the first step to YouTube fame!
To give you a few quick examples of branding from famous YouTubers:
- PewDiePie: The originator of ‘Let’s Play’ style videos.
- Epic Meal Time: Cooking the sickest meals on the Internet.
- Ray William Johnson: Commenting on crazy viral video hits.
- Philip DeFranco: Examining pop culture and current affairs.
Each of these YouTube channels had one thing that they excelled at, created video after video about, and found fame with. You need this type of branding if you want to become famous on YouTube.
How to become famous on YouTube: Subscribers
Every famous YouTuber craves one thing: YouTube subscribers! The very basis of your channel will be your subscribers, how many you have, and how you continue to grow their number. Here is how you’ll become famous on YouTube:
- Create a video outro for the end of every video. Push people to subscribe with a visual and auditory call to action. This is your chance to turn a first-time viewer into a lifelong fan.
- Use YouTube Cards mid-video to push people to subscribe, and to link to other videos. Linking to other videos keeps people around longer, and gives you more chances for them to subscribe.
- Buy YouTube subscribers for the valuable social proof needed to catch people’s eye. YouTube users are fickle. They’ll watch an interesting video, but investing in subscribing takes an extra push. Buying subscribers can be that push.
- Use a YouTube subscriber widget on your website. Having a YouTube subscriber widget on every page of your website will help capture those who find you via your website’s SEO.
Subscribers are the cornerstone of how you’ll become famous on YouTube. They’re the people who come back to watch your videos repeatedly, share them on social media, and become a part of your channel’s community. Without them you will never, ever, be famous on YouTube.
Here’s a video from Epic Meal Time which perfectly captures what I’m talking about. Watch the whole video and you’ll see how they push for subscribers mid-video, at the end, and also make a big push for social media:
How to become famous on YouTube using social media
We all know that social media is a major player in not only the world of eCommerce, but in the world of everyone on YouTube. Large followings on Twitter, Vine, Snapchat, and even the ancient Facebook can help you to become famous on YouTube. Here’s a strategy to follow:
- Focus on one social channel first. I recommend starting with Twitter as it’s the one best suited to spreading your channel.
- Start your account out right by purchasing some Twitter followers from us. This will help you gain more followers in the next few steps as you need to already be built up. No one wants to follow an account with 0 followers.
- Make sure your branding is consistent. Use your YouTube logo and header image for your Twitter account. You want to make certain that your fans are never confused about whether or not they have the right account. Visual cues are a big part of that.
- In the video descriptions, be sure to list your Twitter right after the description. Be sure to use a ‘Follow us on Twitter!’ call to action. If you don’t capture them as a subscriber on YouTube you’ll still have them ‘subscribed’ to you through Twitter.
- When you do tweet out one of your videos, push hard for retweets. Our retweets service will be a big help, but so will a ‘Please RT!’ call to action. Let your followers know that you want the help and they’ll gladly do so.
You can follow this same basic pattern on any social media platform which suits you. It all depends on your strengths, and where your content style will be best appreciated. Here’s Philly D with an example tweet:
— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) April 14, 2016
He included a lady in the image for science reasons, I’m sure.
One BIG viral video for notoriety
One last thing I would like you to look at is creating a viral video. Choose one video, your best video, and push it as hard as you can. Every major YouTuber has a viral video in their collection, and you need one too. Take these steps:
- Find your video which already has the most views, and make sure it’s recent. Pushing your video about last year’s Grammy awards isn’t going to find you success today. Make sure that everything from the YouTube subscriber section from above is already done on it.
- Use our YouTube views service to kickstart your video. I’d recommend no less than one million YouTube views to get things moving towards virality. Don’t worry, they will build slowly and naturally.
- Make sure that all tactics for the social media section above are complete. You want your social channels working at their best in order for virality to happen. The secret is that viral videos rarely happen on YouTube. They happen on other social media as users share your video over and over again.
- With all of those views you just purchased, don’t forget our Likes & Dislikes service. They will make your video look even better, and push more people to hit Like. You have no idea how important Likes are for a video. They push SEO higher, make it more likely that your video will feature in suggested videos, and they’ll be added to the ‘Liked Videos’ playlist of everyone who likes them. All of these actions push virality even further.
Once you have that BIG hit video, start tooting your own horn! Create a page about it on your website, talk about it on social media, and maybe even create a ‘thank you’ video for your fans. We all know what one big viral hit can do for your career:
Your guide on how to become famous on YouTube
Becoming famous on YouTube is possible. No longer is the door to fame guarded by executives in fancy Armani suits. It is accessible to you through YouTube and social media, with a little help from our services.
Keep on working, because this is still work, and be consistent until you have the fame you want. No one ever became sustainably famous on YouTube instantly (ok, except maybe for David after he visited the dentist, and Charlie after he bit a finger), but you can build an audience. When you’re famous, don’t forget to give me a shoutout!