Don’t act like you haven’t dreamed about being famous on YouTube. And don’t pretend like getting famous on YouTube is easy. It’s not. It takes persistence, creativity, persistence, some new technical skills, persistence, some help from people who are already successful, persistence AND… persistence. But while getting YouTube famous might seem really hard it’s by no means impossible if you’re willing to commit and be, you guessed it, persistence. Ready to go? Okay, here’s everything you need to know—in the order you need to know it—about getting famous on YouTube.
1. Do Something Crazy!
Doing something crazy for views seems to be the way a lot of people get YouTube famous. If you’ve seen the videos where people do crazy pranks or do insanely stupid stunts, this is what you need to mirror in order for you to get famous.
2. Go On Holiday (Keep Filming)
People love to see life outside their own, so it’s a great idea to go on holiday and try filming in different environments/locations. You’d be surprised of what you can achieve by filming in different places.
Next time you go clubbing, on a weekend break, etc. Take the camera and have some fun creating new content.
3. Upload All The Time
YouTube favors channels that upload all the time. If you want to get YouTube famous try uploading a few videos every week. I recommend around 4 – 5 per week. This will help YouTube favor your channel and will make you more popular.
4. Keep Videos Short
One of the most important things for newbies is to keep the videos short. You don’t want to go over 2 – 3 minutes for the first few months of content creation. People aren’t happy to invest more than 2 minutes into a new YouTuber, so lower your videos time, make them funny and condense the humor into as little of time as possible.
5. Go To Niche Based Events
There’s loads of expos, events and meetups for you to meet YouTube famous people. If you’ve got a few free days every week then go to these meet ups. You’ll interact with people who you can collaborate with and then once you start collaborating you’ll gain YouTube fame at a much quicker rate.
6. Make video responses and parodies.
Take a famous YouTube video and create a response, or give it a hilarious twist. Responses and parodies are hugely popular and a great way to capitalize on other people’s success. Your video will pop up when people search for the famous video. The creators of the original videos love responses and parodies because they catapult the originals to even greater fame.
7. Delivering Entertainment
Although there’s a handful of popular “professional” channels – ones focusing on various kinds of business-to-business content and tutorials, the huge majority of success on YouTube comes if you’re able to incorporate some type of entertainment into your content.
In fact, all of YouTube’s top 10 most popular channels are pure entertainment.
But this doesn’t mean that your channel has to be only gags and parodies. There are workarounds you can use.
8. Content quality
Almost all YouTube channels from the top 10 most popular list publish only content that has high production value.
That is, content that’s recorded with a proper camera, on a well-lit setting, with good surrounding, and so on.
Video quality is huge in importance. Basically, if your content doesn’t look professional, every viewer simply won’t take you seriously, and this is especially crucial if you’re launching the channel for business purposes.
Quick Tips: Get a quality consumer camera, preferably one capable of shooting 4K video. If you’re not sure where to look, I’ve had a good experience capturing detail with the Panasonic Gh4 camera, even in lower light settings. Youtubers have it easier today than just ten years ago, with generally fairer value for your dollar on consumer cameras. This is part of the reason why we’ve seen such a massive growth of the platform.