How to Become Famous on YouTube: A Complete Guide

If you want to learn how to become famous on YouTube, the first thing you’ll have to learn is this: You had better be good at …something! They key to any successful Youtube channel is branding. Nail down what your channel is going to be about. What are you going to show people, video after video, and look like you know what you’re talking about? Know that and you’re well on your way!

To give you a few quick examples of branding from famous YouTubers:youtube logo

  • PewDiePie: the originator of ‘Let’s Play’ style videos. 
  • Epic Meal Time: Cooking the sickest meals on the Internet.
  • Ray William Johnson: Commenting on the craziest viral video hits on YouTube.
  • Philip DeFranco: Examining pop culture and current affairs.

Each of these YouTube channels had that one thing that they excelled at, created video after video about, and found success with. You need this type of focus, this type of branding, if you want to become famous on YouTube.

How to become famous on YouTube

More subscribers bring more 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 we are going to make you famous on YouTube:

  • Create a video outro which you use at the end of every video. Make sure it pushes people to subscribe to your channel with a visual and auditory call to action. This moment is your chance to capture someone who viewed one video and turn them to a lifelong fan. 
  • Use Annotations mid-video to push more people to subscribe, and to link to other videos. Linking to other videos keeps people around for longer, giving you more chances for them to subscribe. Make sure you always have the next click ready for your viewers, and make sure that next click is to your content.
  • Buy YouTube subscribers so that you have the valuable social proof needed to catch people’s eye. YouTube users are fickle. They’ll watch a video if it looks interesting, but investing in subscribing takes a little extra push. Buying subscribers can be that push.
  • Use a YouTube subscriber widget on your website. What’s that? A website which collects all of your content into one place, with blogs, a retail section, and a homepage will bring in more people. Having a YouTube subscriber widget on every page will help capture those who find you via your website’s SEO.

Subscribers are the very cornerstone of how you’ll become famous on YouTube. They are the people who come back to watch your videos repeatedly, who share your videos on social media, and who 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 use Annotations to 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: