By: Madeleine Pinomesa
Since the start of YouTube, it has transformed from a small video streaming platform to a large service influencing popular culture, internet trends, and creating multimillionaire celebrities. These successes have allowed YouTube and its users to flourish, but many new, eager YouTubers make multiple mistakes while starting their page. Each of these various mistakes made by new YouTubers can be improved and fixed if the content is optimized to meet the expectations of the target market, audience, or any user, but it is necessary to recognize that success and popularity only come if beginners are aware of what to avoid.
1. Diverse Content
When new Youtubers begin their channels, they often reach farther than they are capable of achieving. It is important to understand that you will not reach everyone with your videos, so it is better to choose one topic to home in on to gain more subscribers. By doing this, people will want to subscribe to your channel, and they will continue to come back due to the consistent content.
2. Unrealistic Niche
Another mistake that new YouTubers often make is picking a niche that is not realistic for their lifestyle. Yes, people want to see the fun and extravagant content, but as a creator, you must take into consideration how expensive and time-consuming specific niches can be. This is also super important to acknowledge when first beginning a new YouTube channel because if your niche keeps changing it will make it harder to keep current subscribers or gain more in the future.
3. Imitating Other Creators
Imitating other creators can be another mistake. Imitating other creators can seem like it is helping you in the beginning, but instead, it will make things harder. The person that you might be trying to imitate already has its subscribers and followers who love their content, so why would they want to follow a copy of that content? If someone else has created successful content for years and has gained a huge fan base, it will be harder for you to succeed with that specific crowd. Instead, find something special for you. This allows you to gain a fan base that is truly interested in watching the content created by you.
4. Inconsistency and Posting when Convenient
The fourth mistake is inconsistency and only posting when it is convenient to you. Once you have successfully found a niche that will work with you and your lifestyle, it is important to continuously post that content to keep subscribers and other users engaged. This will make you and your YouTube page more reliable, which is important for starting a new YouTube or maintaining an already existing YouTube. This will be easy for you as a creator if you are truly interested in your niche and the content being created.
5. Unsearchable Titles
The final mistake that is made by new YouTubers is creating unsearchable titles on their videos. Some people might think that detailed and intuitive titles can make them look more “appealing” or even “smarter,” but that is not realistic. Users prefer easy language when they are scrolling on the app because it shows them exactly what they are looking for. This helps simplify the process for your target market, audience, or any user to find the exact content that will benefit them.
In summary, remember to acknowledge all the mistakes that can come from starting a new YouTube page because it will benefit you in the long run. Also, if you are starting a new YouTube channel, it is important to find a specific niche that can last you a lifetime. Creating content will continue to become more fun when you see an increase of subscribers, viewers, likes, or comments for something that you love doing.
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