How 14 Rising YouTube Stars Get Subscribers and Grow Their Channels
“How to get subscribers?” “What videos should I make?” — These are questions YouTube creators ask and search all the time. A lot of online resources give out generic and high level advice like “be yourself” and “make good content”. filmora.io, a YouTube creator community, has asked 14 up-and-coming YouTube stars for their first-hand stories and actionable advice on how they successfully grow their subscribers and channels. filmora.io has launched its Get Subs 2017 campaign to share all the advice videos along with awesome giveaways that will help all creators grow their channels.
All the videos are made by creators from different genres, each of which features one creator’s story on how they grow subscribers. Viewers will walk away with an actionable piece of advice that they can start implementing on their own YouTube channel or even be inspired to start one. Watch all the videos on their website: https://www.filmora.io/get-subs-2017
The creator lineup includes 18-year-old vlogger Jack Brinkman, comedian and prankster Paloma Renee, LGBTQ couple Him & Him, tech vlogger SAMTIME, ASMR artist Whisper Latina, beauty and fashion vlogger Linn Moberg, DIY home decor creator ElleToshea and more.
“I didn’t get 400,000 subscribers overnight from one viral video,” said 18-year-old vlogger Jack Brinkman in his advice video, “What I did was to find a trending topic that I can relate to. Then I would create a couple different videos related to that topic. If one person clicks on one of your videos, it’s bound to have a couple more of your relevant videos suggested for that person. Over time, it will bring in more views and subscribers.” Brinkman makes challenge videos with his girlfriend Gabrielle, and his channel has gained over 400,000 subscribers in two years.
“I got my first 1,000 subscribers using a strategy called hustle and heart,” said Adrian Brambila who makes dance videos on YouTube under the name El Tiro. “I would spend hours online watching other people’s dance videos. Then I would comment and give them constructive criticism without asking for anything in return. Eventually, they will check out my channel and subscribe back. I reached out to at least 22 channels every day back in the days.” Brambila’s channel now has over 87,000 subscribers.
“There’re many ways one can grow their YouTube channels, but what’s currently available online is limited and very generic — you read or watch something and you still don’t know what to do next,” said Erica Lam, community manager of filmora.io. “This collection of real stories and advice is diverse and inspiring. We hope that other creators will be able to discover, use these tactics, actually try them on their channels and make real progress that they can be proud of.”
2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of YouTube’s partner program — the first program that lets creators get paid for their viral content and even make YouTube their full-time careers. Over the past decade, we have seen the increasing fame and wealth some of the YouTube superstars gained. However, to new creators who just start on YouTube, being a celebrity is rarely one of their immediate goals.
“We have talked to many creators who have smaller channels,” said Lam, “We found that, to them, being on YouTube isn’t just about making money and being a star — it’s a community where they can share their creativity and messages, and connect with audiences around the world. We want to help them grow this community starting from their first 100, or even 10 subscribers.”
Get Subs 2017 campaign includes 13 advice videos created by 14 rising YouTube stars:
• How to Turn New Viewers into Subscribers — Luis Alamilla
• Master Creative Video Editing — Linn Moberg
• How to Grow Using Trending Topics — Jack Brinkman
• How to Make Thumbnails People Click On — Gabrielle Moses
• Get More Views with Trends and Metadata — Him and Him
• 3 Easy Production Tips to Get More Subs — SAMTIME
• How to Use Your Channel Stats to Get Subs — Whisper Latina ASMR
• Why Branding to Your Channel is VITAL — Foxy Comedy
• Finding Your Niche on YouTube — NellahGrace
• Connecting with Other Creators to Grow — El Tiro
• How to OWN a YouTube Trend — ElleToshea
• How to Make a Good Collab Video — JeffTutorials
• How to Be a Real Person and Grow on YouTube — Paloma Renee