Get more views on YouTube 2020 with a few methods you may have simply overlooked. There is a lot of things you can do to hook and keep people watching on YouTube but some of these aren’t banged on about as much as meta tags and titles. Today I am going to share with you my 5 Overlooked Ways To Get More Views on YouTube for small YouTubers.
How To Add Subtitles on YouTube EASY – Add Closed Captions Fast YouTube Subtitles // Adding subtitles to YouTube videos opens up the audience who could see and understand your content. Subtitles (closed captions) help people read along when they might not be able to listen, might be learning the language or may not even speak the native language of the video.
How To Add Subtitles to YouTube Videos 2019 – 2020 – Why add subtitles? – Subtitles make your YouTube videos text searchable and thus search engine friendly. You benefit because your video is ranked higher by Google. End result, you get more views, hits and traffic to your website. Captioning your YouTube videos is a killer SEO secret that your competitors probably don’t know about. That’s what sets you apart.
350 million people speak English as their first language worldwide. 1.4 billion people speak English as their second, third, and fourth language. Do the math. Captioning your YouTube videos improves comprehension and retention of your message for all of your viewers.
Start A YouTube Channel in 2020 and forget your excuses. I’ve seen it over and over again, people scared of starting a YouTube channel so they find excuses not to do it. You don’t need a flash camera, you don’t need £100’s in lighting and equipment. All you need to do is think of the topic you want to talk about and hot record!
How To Make YouTube Channel Banner Art for FREE with your computer without Photoshop using PlaceIt from Envato. YouTube channel art, channel banners, thumbnails and avatars can help pull people in and win people to subscribe. A free youtube banner for your channel can be hard but today I will show you how to use PlaceIt to create channel art using Youtube channel banner templates that you can use to level up your branding and use it on all your social media!
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0:33 Free YouTube Channel Banner Templates
1:10 How To Make YouTube Channel Banner Art
2:14 YouTube Channel Banner Template Downloads
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What is Channel Art? – Channel Art (also known as a “Channel Header Image” or “YouTube Banner”) is the large banner that goes across the top of your channel page. It’s commonly used to visually communicate a channel’s brand and personality.
Why is Channel Art Important? – Channel Art is the first thing visitors see when they visit your channel. So it’s an important part of making a strong first impression. Also, you can use Channel Art to convey key information about your channel, including your upload schedule, tagline, social media accounts and more.
Best Practices – Use an Image That Represents Your Channel – The image you feature in your Channel Art should let people know two things:
1. The topic of your channel
2. What makes your channel unique
Get Instagram Swipe Ups without 10K followers using this quick Instagram stories swipe up hack – A step by step guide to use the swipe up story feature with less than 10,000 followers on Instagram and IGTV. Instagram Swipe Up Feature Hack for less than 10K Followers.
STEP 1 – 1:10 Open an IGTV account by downloading the IGTV app for free from your app store. Open the app and link it to your Instagram account by logging in.
STEP 2 – 1:25 Make a video as you call to action, pointing to the title of the video as it would be on IGTV (i found you point to the right of your phone screen as it flips to the left when uploaded)
STEP 3 – 1:35 Upload the video to IGTV. Make the title something like “CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO” and then in the description add the link you want the viewer to list. This could be a video, a url, anything but make it clear they can click it.
STEP 4 – 1:48 Make an Instagram story and use the link icon to link the story to the IGTV video. This now activated a swipe up function for the story taking them to the call to action video and pushing them to your link.
Looking to change your profile picture on Android or ios? There was a YouTube Update in 2019 which means you have to learn how to change youtube avatar on mobile a little differently – but works the same on Android and Apple ios devices phones and tablets.
Manager Your YouTube Channel Icon – This is what you need to look for when updating or changing your channel image, logo, avatar on YouTube in 2019.
On YouTube, you have the opportunity to broadcast yourself – your interests, passions, personality and more. The videos that you produce will, of course, cover these things, and in doing so, you can create a ‘brand’ for your channel that your audience will recognise.
Your channel brand is the set of unique characteristics that separates your channel from the rest and communicates your key messages and content strategy.
It’s a good idea to make your branding:
Clear and representative so that people who find your channel will instantly understand what your videos are all about.
As simple as possible. Think of the logos or branding of products that you like – they’re probably a singular image that sticks in your brain.
Something that you’re proud of. Remember – your channel branding will become an extension of you, especially if you star in your channel.
The Secret To Growing on YouTube – I have been on YouTube for 7-8 years and for 2 1/2 of those years I have been making YouTube help tutorials and tips videos. I am about to hit 10K subscribers in the coming months and I have a secret that everyone can use to do the same. You have to make people care and offer them something worth their time.
When growing on social media there are a few things to bare in mind, here is my secret formula.
1 – Lead with Value – Give them something they want.
2 – Slowly introduce personality.
3 – Be stubborn – Stick with your niche, keep going, keep investing and getting better.
4 – NEVER Give Up!
Why you should be on TikTok – This week I joined TikTok to learn and experiment with social media. Took old for tik tok? Why was this 35 year old man nosing around TikTok? To learn how it can help me. What it can teach me. If you can master the art of learning a social media platform and understanding its users, why they use the platform and what you could adapt for your own benefit – you will outpace your rivals and grow faster on social media and YouTube.
Tik Tok (formerly known as musical.ly) is a social media platform for creating, sharing and discovering short music videos, think Karaoke for the digital age. The app musical.ly was used by young people as an outlet to express themselves through singing, dancing, comedy, and lip-syncing. The app is now called Tik Tok, complete with a new logo, has all of the same features as musical.ly and allows users to create videos recorded in 15 seconds or less and share them across a community. The Tik Tok newsroom states:
“TikTok incorporates the most popular elements of both apps with a feed that highlights the users’ community, in addition to a “For You” feed that uniquely serves a curation of personalized video recommendations based on viewing preferences. The app will also introduce new upcoming features including:
A “reaction” feature that allows user to react friends’ videos directly from the phone
Enhanced creative tools like interactive gesture filters unlock features such as funhouse mirror camera effects;
VR-type filters that can be activated just by blinking;
Starting YouTube? Are you a new YouTuber looking to grow a small youtube channel. Here are some Small youtuber tips for beginners that we should all know if you are wondering how to start a YouTube channel in 2019.
Nobody Cares About Your Channel – How To Grow On YouTube (RANT) – How To Grow on YouTube? Make people care about YOU! It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been on YouTube, it doesn’t matter if you upload daily, it doesn’t matter if you have 2000+ videos – If you don’t give them a reason to remember you, if you don’t give them a reason to CARE about YOU then you will NEVER grow in the long term!
You need to stop focusing on YOUR NEEDS and understand what YOUR AUDIENCE needs FROM YOU. There are millions of other channels that are fighting for eyeballs and if you are not giving them a reason to invest in your channel, they will LOOK ELSEWHERE! Lead with VALUE!
The older I get the more I realise that life is a non stop opportunity to learn more about the world. In fact the older you get the more knowledge is forced into your head even if you wasn’t looking to learn something new. Now I am not suggesting that you just lock yourself a way in a cave with only pot noodles and an xbox for company to avoid learning more… embrace then knowledge.
I have learnt more about the world, myself, business and the inner workings of other peoples lives than I ever learnt from school or the education system. And what helped me learn so much… simply living. I can now appreciate how much my mum must’ve done for me when I was a little kid now that I have a step daughter of my own. All those late nights, middle of the night wake up calls. All those times she had to bite her tongue or fight the urge to slap me in the head for asking the same stupid question or doing the same thing i’ve been told not to do 1Million times. You learn by proxy that life wasn’t truly the way you thought it was when you was young, in your teens or even then getting your first job.
Now education doesn’t have to come from living the patterns of life but can also come from expanding your bubble of knowledge. The more I learn, the move services I am able to offer my clients. When I first started my YouTube channel I was hoping to educate people via videos to grow their channel. I soon learned that I could also teach people 1 on 1 with reports and video calls. I learnt how to edit my videos better for clients which led to more clients wanting to work with me. Maybe you can see the cycle… even time a client asks me to learn something new, or I have to learn something to make something work… it becomes an asset and a skill I can add to my tool kit.
Even this podcast was a lesson that I felt I was forced to learn – not in a bad way. I need to expand my brand and make it easier for people to find me. If its easier for you to listen to me on a podcast rather than a Youtube video, then I would be silly to shut you out and ignore your need. So, I learnt how to make podcasts and 15 weeks in… I am now making podcast for my clients…. a lesson that was very quickly and toolkit asset worth my time and money.
Learning doesn’t have to have an ROI of money – But if you do embrace the learning that life throws at you, you’ll never be bored.
Why You Should Continue Learning
Beyond keeping things fresh to sustain your professional creativity and passion, learning keeps you relevant in our ever-changing world. And, it’s arguably the best job security tool you could have, not to mention that achieving higher levels and honing new skills is a great argument for seeking promotions and raises at work.
“Organizations can’t keep transforming if their employees aren’t learning and their skills aren’t aligned with shifting business demands,” explains Toby, stressing the importance of creating an environment in which learning is encouraged and failure is safe as long as employees learn from it.
“All managers should make learning a core goal for their employees. It’s directly related to their team’s and their company’s success,” he says. “Employees should get the time and support to achieve learning–and be recognized for it.”
His best advice for professional development? Take personal responsibility for your learning.
So, now that you know why you should continue to learn, here are Toby’s top tips for doing so on the job.
Decide What You Want to Learn
First, consider how and in what way you want to develop yourself.
Start with broad industry knowledge, which can help you pinpoint areas that most spark your curiosity. Read broadly and often. Your reading list should go beyond regular news. Follow both general business news, like the Harvard Business Review, as well as blogs related to your field. You can also join virtual communities related to your field to read and participate in discussions with your peers.
Try to work in at least half an hour of reading and professional networking each day. As specific topics in your field inspire and interest you, explore them further. Once you identify where you want to specialize, try to attend relevant conferences and even take specific courses to further your knowledge.
Take Full Advantage of Your Company’s Resources
Companies with the most effective continuous learning programs make their resources accessible, personalized, and engaging for employees. Take IBM’s Your Learning platform as an example. Powered with Watson’s artificial intelligence analytics, Your Learning integrates formal, informal and social learning formats and curates content for each individual learner. This Netflix-style development platform offers employees a set of channels to choose from. Employees can see how others have rated the various offerings and there’s also a live-chat adviser, who is available to help them at any time.
And, employees earn digital badges based on the level of expertise and experience in specific skills they have completed, which is a great way to empower employees, keep them engaged, and perpetuate the culture of learning.
“When you’re allowed to influence your training in this way, following your own interests and even adding material you find on your own, the learning experience is irresistible. You can gain control, create your own learning pathways and develop your skills in a faster and more efficient way,” Toby explains. Customization is something the IBM Learning platform offers by getting to know you as a learner and providing personalized learning recommendations based on not only your job role, but your learning patterns and personal interests.
To get started, do some research and ask around. If you’re new to an organization, there may be a learning portal you aren’t familiar with yet. And even if you’ve been somewhere for years, policies may have changed and there could be budget available for online courses or conferences.
Once you’ve dug around a bit, check in with your manager and HR about the resources that are available and how you can best fit this into your regular work schedule. It’s not uncommon for organizations to allow employees to make time for professional development during the workweek.
Ask for More Learning Opportunities at Work
But, if you’re left wanting more when it comes to professional development resources at work, don’t let that deter you, Toby advises. When asked how employees can push for more learning options, he suggests starting by demonstrating how it will help your company.
“Have a vision of what your organization wants to look like, and show how employee learning fits into that,” he explains. Companies must recognize that the environment is constantly changing, he says, and that their responsibility to clients to stay up-to-date and relevant with the latest knowledge and tools can be best met by empowering their own employees to keep learning.
If your company doesn’t offer an accessible internal learning platform or have the resources to create one, Toby suggests employees lead the charge by requesting access to readily available external training and learning services.
“Be curious,” he says. “Go on forums, watch TEDx, be active in LinkedIn communities. And within your day to day, remember that learning happens everywhere. Reach out to your peers and communities both within and outside of your organization,” Toby says. “Continue to stay curious and find the way to always be learning.”
And make your own suggestions. If there is a professor from a local university that is an expert in a topic you want to learn more about, see if your company will organize a lunch and learn session with him. Be vocal about what you’re interested in, and suggest ways to make it happen.
So, take a proactive approach when it comes to your education. And remember, learning can happen in many different ways. Don’t discount what you can get out of a podcast on a favorite subject, or email digest focused on your industry. The important thing is you’re soaking up the knowledge, and using it to better yourself and your career.
Sometimes I find myself just sat in silence enjoying the calm. I don’t mean meditate, I just mean that 5 minutes of calm before the storm has to start again. Have you ever just sat there for 5 minutes and enjoyed the silence – no tv, no podcast, no audiobook, no toddlers, no partners, nothing to do for just 5 minutes of brain relaxing space with the madness of every day life. I am a firm believer that from time to time you need to just STOP and enjoy the bubble of nothing.
Also in this weeks podcast I share my thoughts and feelings on where YouTube have been for the last 1-2 years and where I predict it will go in the coming weeks, months and years in the future.
Our lives are non-stop. Whether that’s when we’re working or even when we’re travelling. Combine that with the time spent on the internet or social media, and we barely have enough time to take a few minutes to relax and breathe. Living life at 100 miles per hour can not only be exhausting; it can be damaging to our health. Life is happening right now, as we speak. Have you taken the time to stop and appreciate just being alive and living in the moment today?
Here are five reasons why you should take a few minutes today to slow down and enjoy life.
1. Say Goodbye to Stress
Relaxing and slowing down will help decrease your heightened stress levels. Trying to cram everything on our impossible to-do lists in one measly day adds to our stress levels significantly. With stress comes higher blood pressure, higher heart rates, exhaustion and a whole slew of other physical and mental ailments. Make time for you! Taking the time to eat slower, move slower or sit still, if only for a few minutes, can give your mind and body a much-needed rest.
2. Say Hello to Enjoyment
Are you rushing through the day but aren’t feeling happy? When you live in and are aware of the present moment, you feel happier and connected. Slowing down can improve your focus whether it be the task at hand or just appreciating and enjoying life. When you slow down, your relationships become better as well as your general outlook on life. All in all, settling for a few minutes will improve your overall happiness.
3. Say Goodbye to Close-mindedness
Creating time for things you enjoy such as travel, can open your mind and let you explore the world. So don’t forget why you got your working holiday visa, always make time to visit the country you’re in, don’t let it all be about work. Never allowing time to slow down stifles your cognitive abilities. This world was made to be explored, and with that, you can see and learn amazing things. This too, creates a feeling of wonder and happiness as you appreciate other cultures, new sights and sounds, and new faces. Try a massage or something new to eat. Take the time to relax and discover the world around you.
4. Say Hello to Creativity
Rushing around all day or all week weakens your creativity. By the end of the day, you are too tired to do anything but lay there in a vegetative state. Do you like to read, write, blog, draw or anything else? These are hobbies that you enjoy doing, which you won’t have time for. Take a few minutes to do what you love to do. This not only creates feelings of enjoyment but it lowers your heart rate, washes away anxiety, and lets you be happy in the moment.
5. Say Goodbye to Poor Quality
Taking a moment to slow your pace increases the quality of anything you are doing. Working faster does not necessarily mean better. Slowing down allows your focus to centre which improves the quality of your work, of your enjoyment, and in your relationships. Allow yourself some time to accomplish what you need to instead of racing through life. You will see better quality which increases self-happiness.
We do have things to get done, places to go and people to see, but slowing down for a bit improves the quality of life. Traveling, doing something you enjoy, appreciating the great outdoors and more boosts your happiness and gets rid of the constant nag of stress and rushing through life. Not only will taking it easy for five minutes improve your mood, but it will also improve your health. Your mind and body need a break too from running at breakneck speed.
Take a break, and enjoy the moment, you deserve it.