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How To Get More From Your Youtube Channel

Updated on June 19, 2013

Youtube is a really great resource for people in all types of fields, especially music. One thing I can say for sure is that it can be challenging to get leverage from your channel without the proper techniques. There is no one way to have a viral video on youtube because if there were, whoever holds that secret recipe would be making crazy money right now. What I do know are some surefire ways of getting the most out of your channel from where ever you stand right now!

1. Give Your Viewers All Of Your Information

When you have your videos up, put your information in the description box. If you want them to know your website, add it. Depending on your status with youtube you may also be able to add links within your videos. This used to be a universal thing but youtube has now reserved that for certain youtube channels that have reached different levels of proven success. But you'll get there, just keep reading.

2. Keep Having Great Content

It does not matter how many videos you put up or how much you liked the experience you are uploading, if it is not worthwhile for other people to watch it, your channel will go absolutely no where! Make sure that your content is the best you can make it. Make sure the quality is good. if you can do HD, great! Just be sure that what you are putting on HD is entertaining or engaging for people to view.

3. Talk To Your Viewers

One of the best, most rewarding and easiest things you can do to keep your youtube going is the talk to your viewers. This does not necessarily mean talking directly to them in your videos, although you could, it just means that when someone leaves a comment on your video respond. They came to your video and took the time to watch it so the least you can do is acknowledge them.

Everytime I hit a milestone on my channel or with one of my videos I feel like every last one of my reviewers did the work for me. They did! They watched, they liked my videos, they shared it and without force! They didn't have to do it but they did because they wanted to so I thank them every chance I get. Plus a lot of them I end up talking to are really nice people anyway. You'll have friends everywhere if you do this. Engage, connect, be nice and talk to your viewers.

4. Customize

I know customizing a youtube channel can be a pain since almost every time you blink, youtube is changing the way it looks. You'll need to just accept this as something that is inevitably going to happen occasionally and you should just go with the flow. One thing to keep in mind while you customize is to make sure you channel matches well with everything else you have online and any type of signage you may have at live shows and other appearances. It gives off a sense of familiarity. You wouldn't expect McDonald's to have 8 different looks and logo's so the same needs to go for you and your channel. Streamline everything. Your youtube should not be drastically different from your website or facebook page.

5. Promote

Yes, people will find you on youtube. The thing is that youtube has so many videos that you will never be able to watch them all in your lifetime. With that being said, you have to be active in making sure that people know you and your youtube channel exist.

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    • msLarayne profile image

      msLarayne 4 years ago from New York, NY

      Youtube is just a great outlet altogether! and Thanks!

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      CJ Baker 4 years ago from Parts Unknown

      Great tips concerning YouTube. YouTube is an essential tool for artists who are looking to promote themselves. I also really enjoyed your reworking of Frank Ocean's "Lost". Very soulful and it moved me.

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      msLarayne 4 years ago from New York, NY

      Adsense is a whole other beast! Thats another hub for another day! lol but I will say it's important to get the traffic and the interaction between you and your followers before pursuing adsense. If not, you're not really going to reap the benefits of adsense on your youtube.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      yes, i do have my own youtube videos but couldn't get the approval from adsense. Seems that some of the videos are not accepted. Had to remove them but my viewers will drop a lot. So, i gave up adsense and stay on for more viewers