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How to Get 1000 Subscribers on YouTube 2020 | [ Grow on YouTube Fast in 2020 ]

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YouTube is a minefield of misinformation these days.

One channel will tell you how to grow subscribers in 30 days.

Another will tell you how to do it in one year.

So on and so forth.

It is a little bit if I was to be brutally honest all over the place.

At the end of the day, you need to want to treat your YouTube channel seriously.

That is what I did, I took SCG SHOW as seriously as anybody could.

And by serious I set myself out the target by late 2019 to hit 1,000 subscribers by June 2020.

And lo and behold, I hit that target.

In fact, I had written in my personal notes that I would hit the 1k mark by exactly the 20th June 2020.

The official day I hit that landmark was by 24th June 2020, so in fairness I was just a little bit off.

How did I do it?

Well let me explain.

First, there is an element of luck with YouTube.

You can have a video blow up automatically and with hardly any subscribers.

I started growing from January 2020 so to hit my target roughly six months later is a wonderful achievement.

So wonderful that I was excited to see where the journey of YouTube will take me.

But I digress.

But around the same time I started so did other channels, with worse seo, worse thumbnails, and even worse audio!

Yet one channel who will remain nameless blew up from 36 subs to 3600 subs in one month!

Insane right?!

How?

Luck.

They were talking about a trending topic, the competition to rank was low, it was a highly searched term in the title, and there went the YouTube algorithm.

Straight to the top, thousands of impressions, and views, and boom they have thousands of subs.

But again, lets go back to my experience.

Firstly we want to be realistic.

Believe it or not, there is a study done on the average amount of videos most channels have with 1000 subscribers.

Do you know what that number is?

The average YouTube channel with 1,000 subs has 150 videos on their channel.

So if you only have a handful of videos on your channel, you need 150 on average to hit that target.

But again, there is so much more.

Here is what I did.

Up until March 2020 I was on average uploading videos every day.

My channel is all about subjects I enjoy talking about, and that includes YouTube growth.

I am a professional life coach, so I discuss health, business, finance, but also other stuff too.

The key here is SHOW aka I am SCG and it is my show.

And I want to talk about whatever I want.

If I want to review a movie, talk about saving money, host a podcast I can.

As long of course as it is nothing, hateful, or violent, or goes against YouTube’s policies.

If I knew how to stream on my Nintendo Switch, I would do that too.

So that is why my channel is a little bit different.

People insist “niche down, focus on only a handful of topics.”

But I want to break the mould!

I want to create so many videos because I like to educate people around the world on different subjects, but also it is about keeping people on YouTube.

YouTube wants people on YouTube for as long as possible.

If you have only a few 5-minute videos you will not retain interest on your channel.

Here is the key to what I did.

I wrote a list of all the subjects I wanted to create videos about.

I then had subheadings underneath them.

Take YouTube growth as an example.

There are so many subheadings on YouTube growth such as why to start a channel, how to vlog, how to do keyword research.

I have no doubt you have a lot to talk about, so why not make a list of things you like.

I know a guy who loves comics, movies, and gaming.

So all he does is talk about those three subjects and sometimes he vlogs, and also talks about mental health.

Because again its HIS show.

It is HIS YouTube channel.

So the key here is to just keep creating content.

I suggest doing daily videos.

Yes, do a video a day.

YouTube is seeing the highest amount of traffic ever due to the pandemic, and a lot more people working remotely or from home.

So it has never been a better chance to start taking YouTube seriously.

Think of YouTube as a brand.

There are so many types of casual YouTubers out there.

Ones who like to do it on the side, for fun, or just when they can be bothered.

If you are watching this video you are most likely just like me, you want to do this seriously.

Treat YouTube like a full-time job, even if you do not earn a penny from it for an awfully long time.

I have just been approved to be monetized by YouTube and you can too, but it will take time.

Do not believe these accounts who claim you will get 1000 subs in a month; I am telling you the cold hard truth.

I know you want a quick fix; I know you want it now, stop being a millennial and face the music.

It is a grind.

So firstly, make your plan, and list of content.

Choose several topics and keep writing and producing.

It does not need to be professional, but make sure it isn’t crappy too.

But one underlying issue people have is their thumbnails.

I get it, people love having their face in their thumbnails with massive text alongside them.

Good for them, but for me that is not how I roll.

Having a great looking thumbnail along with creating good regular content and applying solid seo and keywords is the formula.

Do not steal somebody else’s videos or music, do it all yourself.

Put your own twist on things.

You can draw interest from others, but apply your own knowledge, wisdom, and experience.

Lastly for god’s sake do NOT buy views, subs or likes from fiverrr.com or any other website.

That is a sure-fire way to get your channel banned or removed.

It is NOT genuine; it is not real and it IS illegal.

And please be patient, yes I know you want it now, I get that.

But there is a real satisfying feeling to achieving your goals, trust me on that.

When I hit 1k and then I applied for monetization and got approved, I smiled.

Because I knew all the hours, blood, sweat and tears I put into SCG SHOW.

And honestly I love this channel, and I hope you do too.

See if you love what you do, then it really isn’t work.

But focus on those things I told you, yes other YouTube channels may say otherwise on how to grow, but as I say in every single video on my channel I am just trying to be real with you.

Good luck.

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How to Start a YouTube Channel in 2020

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Want to start your own YouTube channel?

YouTube is the new television, seriously.

I find myself watching more what is on YouTube than on terrestrial TV.

There is nothing wrong with that if anything I prefer it!

I watch all sorts of content creators, videos etc, because I can tailor make it to exactly what I want.

There is a channel for almost anything these days.

From Pokémon cards to how to cook like a cowboy.

By the way I love BOTH those type of videos!

So in a crazy age of a virus pandemic, being ordered to stay home, a recession looming etc, it has never been a better time to start building a brand online.

It is important I say brand.

Take me for example, I created the “brand” SCG SHOW.

It is simple my initials with the name show behind it, that is it.

Nothing fancy, very simple short and sweet.

Ok WHAT does my brand mean = it is MY SHOW.

Get it?

Basically, I talk, blog, tweet about WHAT I want.

Full disclosure most YouTubers will NOT tell you this.

They will tell you to niche down, know your audience, only do this and that.

Yet some of the biggest YouTubers are now branching out doing movie reviews, vlogs, box openings etc.

I am not saying go jump on every single trend, however I am suggesting do not stick to just one topic.

But I will get onto that in a moment.

Ultimately starting a YouTube channel has never been easier.

I’ve seen people I know personally grow from 100 subs to over 100k in less than 12 months.

Think about what you can achieve!

But first of all, full disclosure and do not get offended by what I am saying.

Do not go into YouTube for the money.

Yes there are plenty of millionaires from YouTube, but you need to understand this is a steady slow gradual game.

I didn’t make a penny from my channel at the point of writing this post.

So treat it as a project, it will grow eventually, but you got to put the work in.

Secondly be patient.

This is vital, things take time, you will experience fast moments and very, terribly slow days.

You will get disheartened; you will lose motivation.

Sorry to say but it happens.

However, you need to remember that these things take time.

The YouTube algorithm can work instantly or over a year.

I saw a video take off several months after publishing!

Do not ask me how or why, it just did.

Welcome to the strange yet exciting world of YouTube.

Now let me begin with the essential tips to get started.

How to decide what your channel will be about

SCG Show is an exception.

I talk about everything and anything.

I interview people all over the globe on my podcast.

You can do the same if you want to be the main brand and you got a lot to say.

However, it is better if you focus initially on what topic you want to discuss.

Take the “Talking Sopranos” channel.

All they do is talk about an episode of the Sopranos every week.

Or take Leonhart.

Leonhart was a successful lawyer, who quit his job opening Pokémon cards.

He is now a full time YouTuber!

Focus, decide what is your YouTube channel going to be about.

Please nothing hateful, racist, violent, and stealing other people’s content.

Make it unique, and what you love or have an interest in.

Are you interested in Politics?

Publish your thoughts.

Do you love comic books?

Show off your collection.

Some of my closest buddies are YouTubers who I have watched over the years and seen them grow dramatically just showing their comic book collection!

Join the club, take part.

How to find ideas for your videos

It is important to plan out your content.

So, let me break it down for you.

Say I want to talk about Narcissism, which I do a lot on my channel.

Therefore, I have researched in detail over 100 subjects on Narcissism.

And as a result, I have listed them all in an Excel file.

So JUST on that subject alone, I have 100 video ideas.

Start writing down ideas, keep notes, do research.

Watch other YouTubers and do not copy their content but take influence from them.

See how they do things, what they talk about, and do the same for your channel.

You will never run out of ideas, the best YouTubers don’t.

So, you will not either.

How to decide what to name your channel

How many times have you suggested to a friend to watch something on YouTube?

And people ask “what is the name,” or “what channel is it on?”

And imagine them not being able to spell the name or remember it.

Some huge YouTubers with 100k plus subs have some strange and weird names.

Some have spelling errors.

Some are difficult to pronounce or remember.

Not to be arrogant, but my channel name is easy, simple and difficult to forget.

SCG SHOW.

Two words, easy to pronounce, easy to remember, easy to share.

You got to think the same.

Sometimes if you are in a niche you can combine your name.

One of my influences is a guy called Tom who is a huge comicbook fan like me.

So he named his brand “ComicTom.”

Simple right?

Another friend of mine called Regie is a huge comic book collector.

Called his channel “Regie Collects.”

Annie Dube is one of the fastest growing YouTube channels around.

She named her channel “Annie Dube.”

Doctor Ramani is an expert in Narcissism.

She named her channel “Doctor Ramani.”

Your brand needs to know what you are about, who you are too.

Do NOT make it something difficult to spell, remember or say.

So, if your name is Jane and your channel is about Pokémon try “PokeJane,” or “JaneMon.”

Always research to see if there are OTHER channels with this name.

Try not to use infringed names, or anything copyrighted because your channel will receive a strike and get removed.

How to make your first videos

Once you know what your channel is about, and the name etc, it is time to start creating content.

Structure your videos like so.

Create an intro graphic or head over to fiverr.com and get somebody to create one with your logo, or channel name.

Welcome people and tell them to subscribe.

Begin with the content.

I’ve appeared on camera only once in all my 200+ videos.

I prefer my voice, so I talk over stock free videos from a website called videoblocks.com.

My point is just start creating content.

You can use your phone, tablet, a webcam and just start talking.

Start editing, creating videos.

There are plenty of tutorials out there for video editing, but this is about creating a plan to begin your YouTube journey.

Start Planning

Do not be a millennial here, and what I mean by that is shouting off the rooftops or on social media, “I am going to be a YouTuber!”

It is time to start planning.

You need to start making notes, researching, finding keywords, creating thumbnails, buying a good microphone etc.

This is for the people who want to start but no idea where to begin.

Begin by planning.

Do not pay for anybody to give you advice, just listen to what I say.

Start planning what your channel will be about, enjoy it, create social media for it all, design your brand logo, etc.

Then when you officially go live, link your channel name in the description below.

Good luck!

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How to Get 100 Subscribers on Youube 2020

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“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

You may or may not know this but SCG SHOW is my 6th YouTube channel I’ve attempted to make in the last 5 years.

And the previous ones I have failed so badly with them all.

Why?

Because I didn’t know what I was doing, or how I was doing it.

It is really easy to get swept up in the whole YouTube channel dream.

You think that you are going to become this millionaire with 1 million subs to go with it.

But then all of a sudden you upload what YOU believe to be great content, and nobody views it or even cares what you are doing!

What is worse is you keep looking at your subscriber number, and it drives you bloody crazy!

Suddenly those far of dreams of being a millionaire and a huge YouTube star seem very far away.

Instead your goals become way more realistic, aka “I just want 100 subs!

Well I am here to tell you it is entirely possible to hit that number, and smaller goals often lead to bigger ones.

Focus on these type of targets instead.

It will also give you the confidence and belief that you are in fact on the right track if you think this way instead.

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Also, I want to make a disclaimer, I grew to over 100 subs in 28 days ENTIRELY ORGANICALLY.

So if you are looking for a black hat or dodgy service this post and advice is NOT for you.

DON’T BUY SUBS

DON’T BUY VIEWS

This will I guarantee HURT your YouTube channel in the long run.

Google is not fond of any dodgy services coming your way, so I suggest you stay as far away from it as possible!

Here is a screen shot of my results.

As you can see over the last 28 days of January 2020 I have grown over 111 subscribers!

Also my views are massively up as well.

The following tips may go against what many other YouTubers may stress, however this is what worked for me and at such rapid speed.

In fact I was monitoring another YouTube channel since the first week of January 2020, and they have over 1,000 subs!

So whoever is telling you it’s hard to grow on YouTube or takes too much time;

DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM!

The first tip I would strongly suggest you do is to upload daily for at least 30 days.

Let us work out a simple equation;

30 videos = 30 more possible views a day.

30 views a day x 30 days in a month = 900 views.

900 views x 10% of viewers subscribe = 90 more subs.

New YouTubers are often so lazy, they upload 2-3 views in their first month and are bummed out that they have no activity on their channel.

In December 2019, YouTube channels grew a whopping 20% on average more so than in any other year beforehand.

Why you ask?

Because of a little thing called Vlogmas.

Vlogmas is uploading daily Vlogs for the whole of December aka 30/31 days.

By doing this the channels grow massively, and those who are indeed monetized earn some serious adsense revenue!

Now I don’t Vlog, but I upload daily my thoughts and opinions on the subjects I want to talk about on my show.

I would suggest you start Vlogging from today for 30 days straight, but before you do, make sure you have a plan.

So get a diary and a calendar out and write continuously all of the subjects and videos you are going to write about over the next month.

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It is VERY important to have a plan, and to be disciplined.

On top of that, the more vidoes and content you create, the more over the next few months organically your stuff will be shown and suggested.

Luckily for me, I ranked halfway through January because YouTube recognized I was more active and the site favours those who work hard and provide more value.

So start vlogging ASAP!

The reason why I suggest Vlogging is because you don’t need to go buy expensive equipment to start filming.

All you need is your smart phone and you are good to go!

Now I don’t Vlog, but I upload daily my thoughts and opinions on the subjects I want to talk about on my show.

As you do this, remember you need an eye catching thumbnail for people to click on.

I will let you in on a secret here, the more click through you get on your videos, the higher YouTube will rank your video!

And the higher you rank the more views you get, and subs at the same time.

So work hard, find good images, create catchy titles and for god’s sake be clickbait!

It doesn’t matter if others don’t tell you to, I do, and please use Canva.com it’s free for you to create thumbnails!

The last suggestion is use SEO – Search Engine Optimization.

Remember your tags and titles are absolutely vital and of course you’re content too.

You do NOT want to make a video not related to the title and tags.

This will hurt your reach and subs, trust me on this you need to get this right.

And above all this is also so vital but be patient.

I am truly blessed and lucky to have had such quick growth, but frankly I have worked my butt off.

If you want to grow quickly on YouTube you need to have the guts and mental strength to be beyond patient.

Be prepared to see NO activity for quite some time.

But over time if you upload for 30 days, and with good thumbnails with excellent SEO attached, it is a mixture for success I guarantee you.

On top of that spread your content everywhere, start a Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and even a blog like I did.

This is only going to help you with your exposure, and Google and YouTube likes good quality link building.

What’s more your content COULD go viral on YouTube, so what are you waiting for?

Good luck!