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Learn how to go viral on Youtube

Updated on February 5, 2015
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Welcome to the Youtube training grounds. Enjoy!

If you landed here onto this very web page, then you may be in need of a technique that will help you to learn what is a viral trend. You may want to be attempting to do what appears to be the impossible if you've already tried it on Youtube. Either of these two statements above has brought you here.

I'm not going to say that the road to riches is what you will find by following these steps this article is about to list, but it is a sure method that have recently been proven a possible way to draw in the millions of viewers to your online presence.

Watch for high trending stats in less then 24 hours:

The proof is in the numbers that one may be able to draw in, by simply learning to follow what is trending out here in cyber space. You might just catch a viral wave that is unstoppable such as PSY's crazy amazing Youtube success, that has been a complete show stopper online and off.

PSY is the king of Youtube today, learn from him if its possible


Enough rambling lets get to the meat and potatoes

Here's 16 proven steps to make it there to Viral heaven on Youtube: (Steps 1-5)

  • Step 1 - All you need to do is sign up to Youtube.
  • Step 2 - To do so you will need to establish an active gmail account.
  • Step 3 - Make sure that the information you place into your gmail sign up, is official.
  • Step 4 - Once a gmail member return to Youtube.
  • Step 5 - Purchase a HD video camera or camcorder. (Smartphone's work, but aren't HD video quality or won't produce the best video resolution required for amazing stats, unless it's a really silly video you choose to upload that gets lucky.)

This is a reaction video I made recently, its headed there (1 week)

Learn to focus on what's more relevant to viewers (Steps 6-10)

  • Step 6 - Make sure that your video quality can upload onto Youtube at the highest resolution possible, which is both 720p HD, and 1080p HD.
  • Step 7 - Believe that you can muster up the funniest videos, the most entertaining to be viewed, add a flair of creativity to the mix, or simply create reaction videos to that of the trending videos there.
  • Step 8 - To create a reaction video there on Youtube, all you need to do is watch a trending video there. Use the keywords they used to make it and end the title of your video with "Reaction" and you can add anything else relevant you wish people to discover about your reaction to such a trending viral video. (The keywords thing works for anything trending there in high numbers)
  • Step 9 - If you're into video editing, which is a must to learn to master as a video maker. Make sure that all of your screen transitions (video clips small in timing or large) are smooth and understandable to the human eye. This will play in your favor in the end when you are to amount subscribers there, and in the likes or social sharing factors.
  • Step 10 - Make sure to smile a great deal, and mean it, because Youtube viewers are looking to be entertained mostly, and when they sense a person is being fake or not happy it kills the fun there of watching such a cool video.

You can create radiant themes with simple backgrounds, add music to it and you never know how far it may travel online

Having fun is important! (Steps 11-16)

  • Step 11 - Never ever forget to have tons and loads of fun with your video making.
  • Step 12 - mix thing up a bit, by stepping out of your comfort zone. (What's comfortable for you may not be for others, so do the needed research to find out all that makes people try certain styled out videos there.)
  • Step 13 - Never ever give up hope, and someday your videos may begin to catch onto the viral trends already catching wind there.
  • Step 14 - If none of these things work, you also have the option to act a fool, become a circus clown type there, or do some of the worst silliest, wild and zany stunts to earn your keep in the viral crazed arena's.
  • Step 15 - repeat steps 5-14 over and over again, and optimize your experiences there as you learn to master these very simple, but tough to realize steps to Youtube viral success.
  • Step 16 - Oh and pray to god that after filling out all the Tags (meta tag info) there, titling and annotations if possible, that your videos hit the jackpot.

Note: Don't forget to never ever use copy-written works of others, unless you get permission to do so. (Look for creative commons content to use if anything.)

Learn from the experts about Copyright infringement

So how do I earn income from all this?

  • Earning money on Youtube is very easy, but getting approved to Google Adsense all depends on that of your online activities. If you kept a clean online record and have no violations across various networks, then more then likely your set to be approved for Adsense.
  • Google pays us Youtube Partners every 21st of the month, this means that if you are to earn enough web traffic to that of your 100% original video uploads there. You better bet that it shall be accompanied with a nice size paycheck that goes direct deposit to your banking system of choice.
  • In order to receive these payments online, you must verify your bank account information using your Google Adsense account. To sign up there is fairly simple and straight forward, again you need to already be a gmail account holder and also a Youtube channel owner in order to apply for approval.
  • Before verifying your information there you must properly fill out the exact same information you provided gmail upon sign up there. Since Google owns Youtube, they also will need to verify all of your information being shared with them before anything is to be transacted online in the means of payments.
  • Follow this link here to learn how to become a Partner and get monetized.

This video is filled with unique relevant themes, screen transitions, and won the video award for best Non-profit video

Google is a powerful platform


So do you think you can do it!

To go viral there on Youtube is every little kids dream today, by watching videos such as Charlie... you bit my finger. Many of them are filming each other biting fingers in the millions. One of the silly kids, more then likely bit off the finger of his poor older brother, and they're still babies mind you and haven't yet finished teething. (Not just little kids are gaining coverage there, its everyone and their grandmother.)

There are those looking to pretend that they went to the dentist, and got pumped up with that steroids crap they fill little kids with these days. To only find themselves so drugged up that they cannot even say! mama or dadda. With their droopy saliva face, trying to speak as their dad scurries to break out his iPhone 5 or 4s, or worst an iPadto hopefully capture the moment. (Moments like these are worth millions, and everyone is on it now, well almost everyone!)

Leadership online isn't a joking matter, it takes fairness & sharing


I made it now what?

To sit on a digital thrown all alone is senseless. Imagine that you were that cool PSY dude, or Charlies dad. You know the cute kid that almost got his finger bit off by his baby brother. Yeah that cool young little dude. Just imagine if you was able to churn out enough quality into a single video, fuel it with awesome background imagery, tons of intuitive screen transitions that make folks feel its real. Now add your very own unique soundtrack quality to it, or maybe even find some cool creative commons music for video usage that is free to use for commercial purposes (CC Attribution 3.0 Unported), or within the public domain.

Presto, you now have earned yourself a whopping billion Youtube views, and on the way to mega stardom, but do you have any friends to share the wealth with that you can truly trust. I'm not talking about your relatives at home, or the thousands of FB fake friends who never really cared about any of your posts there. I'm speaking about some real life good dedicated followers, and digital buddies who care for what you put up today.

Time management is the key!

Al this takes loads of time to muster up, its well worth the 1000's of countless days to make happen, and you know something you might just have the perfect formula now for online success. The funny thing is being on such a digital thrown of sorts will truly suck! if your all alone, because then who are you going to be able to trust once it all pans out. "Think about it long and hard folks anything is possible out here online, but surely on YouTube."

Networking effectively with smart folks, like minds and with people whom are willing to help one another is at the core of this online world today. You need to stop and think of how to do such a thing, and even if you need to chat with folks each day you get online for a brief moment. Make sure to be as real as ever, and never ever fake your connections with folks, because falseness online is easy to detect, trust me on that. (Socially we all have a part to play, whether you are the lead of a tightly knit online community, or a person seeking to join one and follow in their digital footsteps.)

Super cute, mega viral video that makes anything possible

YouTube Real on Amazon

We love watching that cute video up above, its awesome!

This is the stuff that viral videos is made of, and the lucky winners like Justin Bieber who resonate enough of a buzz online to alert some talent scout who's watching his smart phone in Vegas, at his hot seat on a slot machine. Is also the ones whom are to be destined for Youtube greatness. Who knows, its a long shot at best, but in the end it beats drawing blanks on the ground with zero potential at all, and facing homelessness like tomorrow.

This is why some of the weirdest, funniest, laziest, oldest, youngest, coolest, dumbest, nerdiest folks in the world or shall I just say billions of people; are currently sharing like wildfire there on Facebook and doing all that they could to create a flurry of FB likes, shares etc... That could potentially take that one video from out of the 100's or 1000's they've already uploaded, to home base and internet viral heaven which is when the social sharing frenzy begins.

Now mind you the news reporters, government officials, radio stations, Hollywood Gangstars, Record Producers etc...and even them public service people who were all responsible for placing you in that unemployment line position.

Even your top corporation owners, big business professionals on and offline are watching these trends, because its how they all thrive today off of these online buzz worthy events. Mainly since their advertisements are now online floating around everywhere in hopes that you folks will somehow click it and make a purchase with your foodstamps, unemployment checks, social security and the likes. "Now who in the world would of thought of that! all the way back like 10 years ago when the Internet wasn't worth a red cent for most folks."


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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @vocalcoach, Thank you so much for choosing to read my hub here and for sharing with me. Yes indeed it would be my pleasure to help you out with Youtube stuff, anytime. Actually you're right on schedule, because I had been planning to launch a tutorial video for that very thing you requested.

      If you like you can find me on Facebook where I do all my assists (I''ll try to find you there if anything, I think we are friends there already), and provide help for our fellow hubbers and good friends.

      I charge nothing to do these cool assist, all it cost is for you to contact me there and maybe ask kindly that's all :) as you done here.

      I say that because some folks aren't as nice as you, and if any of them are reading this, I want them to know that's how I roll digitally for the most part LOL.

      The assist I do for folks consist of a Youtube video tutorial I make after our discussion convo session, and walla thy shall be done!

      Chat with you soon there VocalCoach, glad you felt my hub was relevant.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I've been asked for years to offer singing lessons on youtube. I have a new HD camera/video just for this purpose but not sure how to upload to youtube once the video is downloaded on to my computer. I'd love some help from you. Any chance? Hugs from California ~ Audrey

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @ocfireflies, Thanks for the cool comment for sharing and voting :)

    • ocfireflies profile image


      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Voted up and useful. Thanks for the information.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @Faith Reaper, Thank you Faith for spreading the love for me. I been working really hard there on Youtube, and its finally beginning to pay off there, so I figured why not help my fellow hubbers and others worldwide if they are to choose to locate my article here.

      I hope this info helps people to begin to learn the ropes on Youtube if anything. Going viral is tough, but once we begin to master video editing it soon becomes a reality over time and especially while following them out of control viral trends there.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Mike!

      Thanks for sharing your great knowledge here as to the latest trend! My daughter is always making hilarious videos of my one of my granddaughters, who is a character. I keep telling her to put it on YouTube, so now maybe if I can get to forward them to me, I can upload to YouTube myself. I believe one would go viral.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @tillsontitan, thank you for choosing to give my hub here a try, and I am happy that you felt it was relevant and useful. Sorry that you felt such a way about your hub, I been trying to figure out ways to pore much of my experienced with using video powers into hub articles and its probable why this hub appear to have some decent info in it.

      I been lucky enough to receive some good traction there on Youtube, and it has happened in a very short time period. I have however been working very smartly, based on the overall stats and daily changes I see from all of my combined efforts to attract more viewers using the Tube.

      I found that the more confortable I become with myself as a video maker, the more sense the videos are beginning to turn out.

      I think when we relax and realize that being ourselves behind the silver screen and while video taping ourselves can have a huge impact on others (Creativity counts hugely as well and I'm working hard on that aspect of my video editing). This is how I was able to write this hub after close to a year of intense trails and errors made there.

      I'm sure if and when you are to do the same your articles will begin too achieve massive potency and regain its strength of greater relevance to the viewers if anything.

      I do hope this very article is well received by all, its from my hard working efforts there on the tube. Thanks for the cool comment and for sharing with me. Good luck!

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @carol7777, yes indeed you can use Youtube in any way shape and form to generate unlimited potential for yourself or your online business. Once you figure out how to follow much of the trending stuff there, as well as produce evergreen content that people will always be in search for such as DIY, Crafts, career oriented helpful tips, sports etc...

      You will begin to start doing well there for sure, just try to practice using your smartphone if you have one, then merge your new found skills onto a camcorder or video camera in the future.

      HD quality will bring you the best views and sensible screen transitions will send your videos sky rocketing once you place awesome content into them videos. Oh Youtube has video editing tools built into it, I will do another hub soon breaking down how to utilize it there, and supply a tutorial video to make it easy to navigate and all.

      Good luck Carol if you are to venture into the video powers world, I know you will do well for sure because you are a powerful writer indeed. Thanks for the comment, the interest, and let me know if you ever need any advice in it all. You can contact me on my Facebook location. Have fun!

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      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      I wrote a somewhat inferior hub on the same topic a while ago. You've done a comprehensive job here cloudexplorer and have probably upped your competition as a result!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      This has gotten me thinking...What can I do that would be interest...Offer astrological advice??? Maybe some other ideas. This is a great hub and I am voting up and bookmarking for in depth reading.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      Yeah I was feeling the same at the beginning as well, it took me months of recording myself with my smart phone and after years of doing it with my web cam before that.

      It's definitely a process of allowing oneself to let it all go, and to believe in our ability to be whom we are, even while the film is rolling, because none of us normal folks are paid actors that uploading onto Youtube.

      I do wish I went to actng school, but actually I enjoy being myself now behind these cool gadgets that record and capture our moments in life today. It is a unique experience all in itself to see folks enjoy whatever I can manage to muster up.

      Thanks for choosing to give my hub here a try to for that awesomely insightful comment, oh and for being so honest by telling of your own struggles with letting it all go. This digital world is a trip though, and one that requires a differing perspective to play around with and to hopefully become successful while doing so. Yup Yup :)

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      5 years ago from Western NC

      I'm a-learnin' but you're right: it's all about having fun. :) I'm definitely having some fun with it. I was really scared for a long time but more recently I'm like, well, if I don't put myself out there, then NOTHING will happen. :) Have a great day, CE!

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @MrsBrownsParlour, your very much welcome Lurana, it was my pleasure, now I'm off to your hub location. I know you have some jewels to read up on there. See you soon!

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      5 years ago

      Thanks, Mike. :-) ~Lurana

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @MrsBrownsParlour, I'm so glad that you are inspired to set up your Youtube business or partner account and its definitely well worth the investment of time. You will do well ther I do believe, and if you remain determined to master it all.

      You just never know how far it may take your online presence today. I'm doing OK there, maybe not with millions of views yet, but I'm on my way for sure, and it does indeed take time for those who haven't the slighest clue what to do.

      This is why I try to help other with a digital lift of advice and ways of experieces that worked well for me. I hope it all works out for you, and thanks for sharing with me as you do quite often, that is awesome of you.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @sydneyspence for choosing to give my Youtube hub article here a try. I fully comprehend how the viral thingy works finally, and since a few of my videos have begun to catch the wave there on the Tube.

      I don't ever wanna get their alone though to the top of the web, I wanna bring all of my friends with me and thus the making of this very article. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Great information. You may have given me the nudge I needed.

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      5 years ago

      I was just today thinking about an YouTube account and I went to your page because I figured you'd have something---perfect timing for this new hub! :-) Thanks for the boost of confidence; I'm probably going to start one up fairly soon.

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      Sydney Spence 

      5 years ago from Austin Texas

      Great hub with loads of information! Thanks for sharing!

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      Ok cool I'll look up on my subscriptions there for your chanel. Thanks again for the cool comment @Austinstar.

      I hope this hub helps more folks learn to have fun video making, and following the trends there, it does work for sure.

      One of my videos just hit 8,200+ views following the PSY craze and in a week thus far. The other is about to hit 2,000 views and I launched it 5 days ago, so I figured why not write this hub as a way to help others get the idea of how its truly working there. We shall see as time goes on, how good they are to perform, because once the viral trend dies down, so does those views related to such trends. Then you need to hop on another, and another until you reach Youtube success.

      Or as many folks do it blind folded like many of the billions of online users are attempting to do there. I prefer to get on a virtual vehicle of sorts myself though (Which are using the hot Keyword titles), its a much easier method indeed.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      Yes indeed Austinstar, but as for Youtube is concerned its all about what's trending there to go viral there, or else you're just going at all by shear luck of the stroke. (Keywords yup yup, that's titling there on Youtube - Step 8)

      Timing is everything for sure, and this is what I've learned thus far from being successful there on Youtube as a Partner.

      I was wondering do you have a Youtube channel to share with me. Maybe you shared it with me already and I have forgotten, if so you can either drop it here or onto my Facebook inbox.

      I'm curious to see what you've managed to crank out there if anything. Maybe you can help me to gain more stats there as well, who knows. I know I'm doing my very best with it all and that's all I can do for now.

      Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing with me.

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      5 years ago from Somewhere near the center of Texas

      Yea, I think you are already following my YouTube. I've mostly got my husband's music on there. The channel name is LCargill. Carpe Mundum is his latest guitar instrumental album.

    • Austinstar profile image


      5 years ago from Somewhere near the center of Texas

      Be sure to watch for trending topics at Google or Yahoo. Use the keywords from those topics too.

      To go viral, you need to hit on something that practically everyone in the world is searching for!


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