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Creator Confidential: Gaining An Audience On YouTube

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If a haul video is posted on YouTube, but nobody watches it, did the haul really happen at all? Having your voice be heard is the driving force behind every video posted on YouTube, but how can you guarantee that people will listen? With thousands of videos uploaded every day, it’s easy to get lost in the wide world of YouTube.

With Much’s VIP access to the creator world, we’re able to bring you tips, tricks and insider knowledge from successful creators across the globe. For this instalment of Creator Confidential, we’re teaching you how to gain an audience on YouTube. Consult this post the next time you film a video to make sure you’re adding in some key components to help build your audience.

FIND OUT WHERE IN THE WORLD YOUR VIEWS ARE COMING FROM
…and give them a shoutout! Viewers will love the personal hello, and will keep coming back once you recognize them. Phrases to try: “‘ELLO to all my mates in London!” or  “I want to give an OVERly excited shoutout to my viewers down UNDER”…or whatever.

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YOUTUBE ANALYTICS
YouTube Analytics will be your best friend in gaining your audience, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the platform. It’ll help you figure out where your top traffic sources are located and what search terms people are using to find your video/channel.

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UPLOAD VIDEOS BASED ON WHERE YOUR AUDIENCE IS
Successful YouTubers agree that posting videos anywhere between 12p.m.-9p.m. is generally the best timeframe to upload. But remember to look at your analytics and post in a timeframe that works for your audience.

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COLLABORATE 
Start off small and invite people who have around the same following as you to collaborate. Their subscribers will find out about you and vice versa! Collaborating is a great way to increase your visibility and ultimately, your audience.  Look to collaborate with people beyond your channel’s niche.

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If you’re interested in becoming a YouTube creator yourself, sign up for the Much Digital Studios Ten Thousand Coffees program to chat with an industry expert today! Our next open call happens January 21st from 2:00-3:00p.m. with Much Digital Studios Co-ordinator Carine Lalonde, where she’ll be chatting all about gaining an audience on YouTube. RSVP Here!