With the massive growth of YouTube channels in Kenya, many must be sourcing for ways of getting more YouTube subscribers.
With a smart strategy in place, hard-work and consistency, you could be the next big star with tons of YouTube subscribers.
In this post,I’ll share strategies that will help you gain more YouTube subscribers in no time.
Why do I sound so sure of these strategies?
This is because I took my time sourcing the best strategies that has seen the success of top Kenyan YouTubers and around the world too.
Currently, video content is picking the pace in the marketing field in Kenya with YouTube being the leading platform. Other platforms like twitter have tried to join the game but still have a long way to go to reach the impact that YouTube currently has.
As a Kenyan blogger, you can use YouTube to broaden your internet reach by using YouTube to make a personal connection with your audience.
Now let’s get to it!
10+ smart ways to get more YouTube subscribers in Kenya in 2021
Another year 2020 gone by and you haven’t reach the target you made in your new years resolution to grow your YouTube subscribers.
If so, here are 10+ smart ways to help yo grow your YouTube subscribers in 2021.
With these techniques carefully put in place, I assure you achieving your goals will be a piece of cake.
1. Add a watermark to your YouTube videos
This is a hack that is easy to implement. YouTube let’s you add a watermark that will be shown in all your YouTube videos at all times.
Moreover, it’s an additional way for your viewers to get to subscribe to your channel.
Below is how a watermark looks like:
How do you do this?
Visit your YouTube branding page and add a new watermark.
Most people tend to use their logo as a watermark try shifting to a “subscribe” icon it will help increase your subscribers.
You can opt to download the image below to use it as a watermark.
2. Include a subscription string to your channel URL
This is a smart move increase your following tremendously especially from those who click on your channel’s link.
Here, you’ll add “?sub_confirmation=1” to your channel link.
Your current link should look like this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJI42R5DV7vOjtmy-1c85uQ
click on the second link above or copy paste to your browser to see what it does. It’ll give you something like this:
3. Thumbnail image
Do you create a custom thumbnail for each video or use one that is randomly generated?
Use of commentary and relevant images for your thumbnails will increase the click through rate(CTR) on your channel. These thumbnails with minor commentary tend to give a viewer an overview of what the video is about.
If you are yet to use attractive thumbnails for your videos then you definitely are missing out.
I’d recommend using Thumbmaker for creating your YouTube thumbnails.
4. Produce quality content
Always ensure that your content is engaging, informative and most of all, entertaining(killer content).
To grow your YouTube subscribers, evergreen videos are the way to go. These are videos that will get you archived views as they are always relevant to your audience irrespective of time.
For those who are camera shy, you can publish Screencasts and ensure you make them as entertaining and informative as possible.
By now you should know that people tend to subscribe to a channel because they love the work and would want to see more of it.
Don’t expect to grow your YouTube subscribers if you are not consistent with your work. Your audience would want more and more content from time to time.
Release your videos in a timely, recurring, and structured fashion. Try to publish one video per week… or at least one or two per month.
6. Have a plan
Before you start your channel, you must have a plan of what your channel is all about. You’ll also have to have a plan of how to structure your videos.
Avoid copying videos from popular YouTubers or from any trending videos. Focusing on being real and building your own brand.
Also write a script for your videos to help you get organized and know exactly what to say and stay on track.
Include as many details as possible into your video script:
- The exact words you are going to say.
- The actions you will be taking in the video.
- The main points you need to stress.
- Any necessary calls to action (click on this link, subscribe to my channel, etc.)
7. Use appropriate tools
There are a lot of YouTube tools that you can use to build your YouTube subscribers.
8. Let your audience find you
YouTube provides an option to link to your official web page, and if you’ve got one, make sure you do it.
This makes sense, and there’s no reason for you not doing it.
Also, consider adding your website/blog URL in the channel description itself. Similarly, add a ‘Subscribe’ button somewhere on your blog to drive more subscribers to your YouTube channel.
9. Video editing
Edit your YouTube videos and make sure only your best ones get published.
Take multiple shots if you don’t feel confident about a certain take.
Here are the right YouTube dimension for various quality:
- 2160p (4K) – 3840 x 2160 pixels
- 1440p (2K) – 2560 x 1440 pixels
- 1080p (HD) – 1920 x 1080 pixels
- 720p (HD) – 1280 x 720 pixels
- 480p – 854 x 480 pixels
10. Optimize your video descriptions
This takes us back to YouTube SEO. Your description will not only aid your videos in appearing on search results, but also give your audience an overview of what the video is about.
11. Interact with your audience
Show your audience(fans) that you care. When they notice that you do care, they’ll also care about you.
Interact with your fans, and listen to their requests in the comments section of your videos.
Reply to their comments under your videos, and make your viewers feel connected at all times. This will build trust, and they will respect you for caring about them.
12. Conduct giveaways
Which of your fans don’t love giveaways?
Offer your audience something in return from time to time for their support. Through this, your fans will be rewarded and at the same time, you’ll have the opportunity too lure more followers.
You can give away anything you want:
- A new tech gadget.
- A branded t-shirt.
- A hosting subscription.
What worked for someone else might not turn out to work for you. So, keep experimenting and stick to the methods that best works… for you.
Be true to your brand for you to get more YouTube subscribers.
If there are strategioes that can help a Kenyan YouTuber gain more YouTube subscribers that haven’t mentioned, feel free to leave a reply in the comment section below.
Also tell us which of the above strategies has helped you gain more YouTube subscribers for your channel.
Is it okay to buy YouTube subscribers?
Being a YouTuber ain’t easy, and buying subscribers and indeed views makes it even more impossible, because your channel will be terminated
What happens if I get 1000 YouTube subscribers ?
You will receive an email congratulating you for reaching 1,000 subscribers. If you have reached the 4000 watch hours too, then you can monetize your channel.
How much do you get per YouTube subscribers ?
Each subscriber would be worth 0.676 cents. Though there are different factors that are considered. Read here
Does YouTube pay every month?
YouTube pays via direct deposit monthly, typically on the 21st of every month. However, be warned that the eligibility of your channel to receive payment at all is at the mercy of AdSense – and not all content meets its criteria.
Is making money on YouTube worth it?
Generally, YouTube is worth it. You just have to find the right monetization strategy for yourself. You can use YouTube to sell info products while also monetizing through ads.