How Not to Start a YouTube Channel? – Top 5 tips to NOTE

With the rise of YouTubers and YouTube channel, you could find new channels opening every day. Not to surprise, most of them fail to get the traction of the crowd as they are not opened with the right mindset.

In this detailed post, I will be discussing some of the major points which you need to keep in mind if you are just starting with your very first YouTube channel. More than that, you need to avoid such mistakes if you really want to make it big as a YouTuber.

Let’s start with our list and see some of the most common mistakes newbie vloggers and YouTubers make while starting with their first channel.

Do not start a channel without a proper planning!

Yes, you got that right. Starting a YouTube channel is not a game of an overnight motivation or sudden passion for making videos. Treat it as a business.

In order to start a business you need proper planning. Similarly with YouTube, you need to be clear about what type of videos would you be making and do you have enough calibre to continue in the same space for years to come.

I have seen channels where for some days YouTubers post relevant videos in the same niche but after some time, the same channel is filled with cat videos, fashion videos, vines, politics and sports videos. I mean, who wold want to subscribe to such a messy channel.

Have proper video gear before starting your channel

I know that many of you might think that videos could be made by using a simple smartphone camera. Right!

But, in the end you will need to offer quality content to your viewers. Due to technology advancements, our eyes have become more adaptive to watching HD videos. Gone are the day’s of bad video quality in 3gp format. Even if you are not starting with a decent camera, plan to buy one once you have a good budget.

Not only that, you would also need equipment like microphone, tripod, lighting and other gears to shoot a quality video that your audience would love watching.

Do not make false claims

YouTube is not less than a television space. In order to gain a faithful audience, you need to stay true to them in every space. For eg: if you a re doing a product review and just praising a specific product as you will get huge affiliate commissions, you are doing it absolutely wrong.

Sooner or later, you will not only be criticised on your channel but also loose your reputation among your followers. So always and always stay true to your audience. That is a pro tip to gain a faithful audience and subscribers to your channel promising a fast growth for your channel and its reputation.

Stay Consistent

Again, YouTube is not made for your if you are looking to make it big by uploading videos once a month. Treat it as a full time job. As a full time jobs demands regular work from your side, your YouTube channel also demands a strong list of videos in your niche updated regularly.

Try to upload videos every week if you want to rise and gain subscribers fast.

Learn everyday

Nobody is a born artist. Similarly, nobody is a born YouTuber. It takes time, passion and patience to make it big on YouTube. Do not think it as an overnight money making scheme. It takes months and maybe years to gain a good amount of audience on your channel.

Still, it is suggested that you upskill every day. Try to learn as much as possible in your space. If you are good in making tutorials, learn how you could make them more fun and entertaining to understand for your viewers.

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Fail but never stop learning as it is the only success mantra towards success. Believe me, if you are really passionate to start a YouTube channel, nobody could stop you from becoming a star one day.

I hope you enjoyed reading this detailed post. It truly contains some of the basic but valuable points if you are looking to make it big on YouTube.

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Happy vlogging!

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