Getting started on YouTube, building a brand, and making money from it is actually easy. However, you want to make sure you’re doing it the right way to avoid frustrations. In this article, I will summarize the 9 most Important Youtube Don’ts.
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Before starting your vlogging journey, you want to know what type of content you’ll be sharing, its market trends, and your target audience’s interests. Remember, your basic goal on YouTube is to share content, although you’re being given a chance to make money at the same time. More Articles Here.
Remember, there are 37 million YouTube channels out there. So, how do you make sure you stand out? The first step would be to avoid making the mistakes discussed herein. Read this article till the end, and then leave a comment.
1. Don’t Worry About YouTube NUMBERS
Did you know that most new YouTubers fail because of over-concentrating on the number of views, subscribers, likes, or comments, among other metrics? Yes, numbers matter, but it takes time before YouTube starts recommending your videos.
In fact, most young YouTubers’ goal is to attain 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours to get monetized and start making money online. What happens after attaining these metrics? Your primary goal should be to share unique content.
The biggest challenge for most upcoming YouTubers is attaining the first 100 subscribers. Fortunately, as you get more subscribers and views, there are higher chances that your videos will reach a bigger audience, and your channel will grow.
So, what should you do? Instead of focusing on numbers, I figured you should worry about creating a community and engaging with people who are currently watching your content. Make as unique content as possible and be consistent.
Eventually, when people are confident with your videos and YouTube recommends them to more audiences, your numbers will grow organically. Stay tuned, as I will share with you some strategies you can use to market your content.
In the meantime, Let’s not get discouraged.
2. Don’t Get DISCOURAGED
When starting your journey, don’t think short-term – you’ll most definitely give up along the way. Starting a channel and making money instantly is close to impossible, not unless you have a big following outside YouTube or you are a magician.
Even if your numbers are not growing at your expected rate, don’t give up. With time, consistency, and hard work, your channel will grow. Poor quality and inconsistent content can and will Kill your channel.
I urge you to focus on making your content good and unique. Always learn how to make your quality better in terms of content, shooting, and editing. Remember, learning is a continuous process, and in this field, you must keep discovering.
Don’t let frustrations cause you to copy what others are doing or accept some shoddy brand promotions. Concentrating on making viral videos that are NOT in line with your specialization is a Huge Mistake that you MUST avoid.
3. Don’t Concentrate on VIRAL Videos
Most people will tell you that to grow on YouTube, one MUST make viral videos. Unfortunately, this has pressured young YouTubers to concentrate on sharing content on what is trending instead of discovering content ideas in their niche.
Resist making viral videos on things you are not passionate about. Remember, you need consistency.
For instance, don’t create content on trending gaming tools that you can’t even use or buy. Yes, you may get new subscribers and many views, but will you share similar content in line with your new audience’s interests?
That’s why it’s always advisable to share something you are compassionate about and not just random trending topics.
So, before creating content on a particular topic, ask yourself this question; – is something I know of and would like to explore further? Also, what value does it add to my audience? Focus on your audience’s interests.
Don’t get me wrong! I want my videos to go viral, but I still want to be consistent in my niche. That way, I can enjoy creating content and satisfying my audience.
However, you can make viral videos the right way: by understanding how the algorithm works, creating unique videos, and discovering your target audience. You can also utilize some long-tail keywords and share your videos on social platforms.
By the way, what equipment do you need to get started on YouTube?
4. Don’t Worry about Costly EQUIPMENT
Don’t be like; I will start a YouTube channel when I relocate to a good house, buy a good phone, a laptop, a camera, a ling light, and a microphone. And maybe, when I buy a car. I don’t have this, and that and those… You don’t need all these.
If you have the capital, go ahead and acquire the necessary equipment that you need.
Now, allow me to mislead you by telling you the most misquoted advice; “start with what you have.” By this, I don’t mean you start your vlogging journey with nothing. You definitely need a smartphone with a good camera and audio recorder.
Don’t let equipment hinder you from starting your journey. As you proceed, you can purchase items like a camera, laptop, and other necessary devices.
5. Don’t COPY Big YouTubers
Most people will tell you, fake it until you make it. But I will tell you this painful truth, don’t try to be someone you are not. Although you can grab ideas from your YouTube idols, always revise them to your style.
Be unique in terms of content and while adding translations, editing, effects, and many more in your videos. Don’t try to be Mr. Bean, Mr. Beast, or PewDiePie; you may get frustrated along the way.
Don’t COPY others but be yourself to identify your interest.
We tend to mimic success, but we should do it in the right manner. Talking of consistency, you should not post content on your YouTube channel randomly.
6. Don’t Post Content RANDOMLY
You must be consistent in terms of the type of content you post and when and how you post your videos.
Your audience needs to know exactly how many videos you post within a particular period, whether daily, weekly, or monthly, the exact date and exact time to expect your videos.
One way to beat procrastination is having a schedule and having it work.
Being consistent and sharing quality and unique content will eventually boost your numbers with time.
Yes, I said YouTube Numbers are not the ultimate goal, but we didn’t mean they are bad, right?
With consistency, your audience comes to understand your schedule. In doing so, the number of people coming back to watch your videos increases.
2 out of 9 YouTube don’ts remain, and the last one is fun; keep reading.
7. Don’t DISRESPECT your Audience
Appreciate your audience in all of your videos, heart their comments, and reply to them.
However, this is possible if you are engaging with a few viewers. As the channel grows, replying to every person may be unpractical. However, show some effort that you actually care.
One mistake people do is to reply to compliments. However, it would be best if you took critique seriously. Appreciate everyone’s feedback; after all, you are creating a community, right?
Watch a video of me explaining the 9 YouTube Don’ts in detail.
8. Don’t SPAM (Very Serious)
Spamming is the most serious among the 9 YouTube don’ts.
“Anything you put on YouTube can be considered spam, including comments. If a comment contributes nothing to the conversation regarding a video, and it’s solely posted to gather personal information from others, that would be considered spam.”YouTube Creator Academy,
Content is also spammy if excessively posted, repetitive or untargeted, or aimed at gaining more clicks, views, or traffic by promising viewers that they’ll make money fast.
STOP flooding other people’s channels with your advertisements for sub-for-sub, cash for cash or honey for honey, your videos or channel links.
Sub-for-sub can indeed get you a few more subscribers, but there is a high possibility that they don’t care about your content. They might never watch your videos. Therefore, you will be doing the number one mistake I told you not to – concentrating on numbers.
Instead of spamming, market yourself on social media the right way, and create a community. Stay tuned as I will share with you a video on how to market your brand online.
9. DON’T forget to Folow Us
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Here are my 9 most important YouTube don’ts:
- Don’t conentrate on YouTube Numbers
- Don’t get discouraged
- Don’t concentrate on making viral videos
- Don’t worry about expensive equipmnt
- Don’t copy big YouTubers
- Don’t post content randomly
- Don’t disrespect your audience
- Don’t Spam (very serious)
- Feel free to add more in the comment section
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