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YouTube is one of the most popular and fastest growing social media platforms in the world. With over 1 billion users, YouTube has also become a great place for people to share their talents with the world. You can use it as a way to get your message out there or you could even make money from it by monetizing your videos through ads, merch, courses, etc. But before you upload that first video, read these 5 steps on how to grow your YouTube channel!

STEP 1: Choose a channel name

Your YouTube username is important and it's one of the first things that people will see when they come to your page, so make sure you choose wisely. You can either use your own name or create a brand for yourself by including keywords in your username like "How to Cook" or "Tips on Eating Healthy." Make sure the channel’s name accurately reflects what kind of videos you want to upload.

Set up a Twitter account with this same handle (i.e., @HowToCook) and Facebook Page while you're at it too! This way all three platforms are linked together which might help grow an audience faster than just using any one social media platform alone.

You should also set up a website to use as your homepage and blog. You can create one for free using WordPress or Tumblr. A PO Box is also helpful, especially if you're not in the same city as any other members of your team. This way sponsors would have an easy place to send physical mail to you.

STEP 2: Find a niche that's underserved on YouTube

There are plenty of niches out there that don't yet have their own large community on YouTube so it might be easier for you to grow into those spaces more quickly than trying something new like hair tutorials which already has loads of content creators doing them every day. For example, if you love beauty videos then make sure you keep this channel focused solely on makeup tips and product reviews.

STEP 3: Focus on high-quality content from the beginning (best you can)

You should try to make sure that all of your first few videos are high-quality and full of valuable information, advice, or tips for viewers before you start trying too hard to grow your channel with marketing efforts like sponsored posts (though these can work well if they're done right).

STEP 4: Keep your content focused on one niche topic

If you make videos about different topics, viewers might not find them interesting and they won't subscribe or check out future content. Channel owners should focus on a single niche like beauty tips, cooking tutorials, DIY projects etc instead of trying to do many things at once.

STEP 5: Use social media for promotion

Use social media for promotion but don’t rely too heavily on them; the best way to grow an audience is through posting high-quality videos related to your channel's specific subject matter. You can also use Facebook groups, targeting people who are subscribed to similar channels (e.g., makeup lovers) which would be helpful for growing your views and subscribers if there isn't already a group for your niche.

What are you waiting for? Start implementing our 5 simple steps in your next YouTube Video!

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