What Worked Best for Me to Get 200,000+ YouTube Subscribers?

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Would you see what I have learned in six years on YouTube because reading this will help you grow your subscribers and views much faster than I did?

Secrets for 200,000+ YouTube Subscribers!

All you really need to do is understand what makes you subscribe, and then do that as a creator.

I've learned what makes me subscribe to other people, and then I've optimized my creative strategy on my YouTube channel to do exactly what works on me.

Let's take a look at my channel over here first, let's verify, let's prove that I have 200,000 plus subscribers today.

I'm very grateful that I have 206,640 subscribers today.

This is a crazy amount of subscribers compared to what I imagined would ever be possible. I haven't even updated my cover photo, which still say180,000.

Here are the very basics very quickly.

Number one, besides the tips I just showed you first hand, for example, asking for a like at the beginning of the video or asking for a subscription at some point.

Key to-do list

Create tutorial videos, especially long detailed tutorial videos on subjects where people frequently don't make tutorials or where people are searching for a lot of tutorials.

My number one video with over three million views, which now has limited or no ads, is called the "Complete Free Hacking Course: Go from Beginner to Advanced."

It's October 15, 2017 and this video is over two years old, nearly two and a half years old. This is critical, you want to make videos, that will endure. Evergreen tutorials are essential for getting a lot of subscribers. If you're not sold yet, I'll keep selling you now.

Check this out, my second most popular video is a bigger version of the first hacking tutorial, it's a nine-hour hacking tutorial. I don't even know how to do hardly any hacking, I partnered with another creator, and I introduced the video, I paid to have the video produced, and then I put that up there.

Now this is not an ideal formula, it's ideal to only build videos where you or the creators are consistently in the videos. Therefore, I'm going forward just doing as many videos as possible where my knowledge is featured, however this does help get a lot of extra subscribers.

Here's another video where I partnered with a League of Legends coach. This video has more than 700,000 views and is a 55 minute full-length gameplay of a League of Legends game.

It truly went viral on its own with no additional help from YouTube ads.

Then, another tutorial on Google AdWords, and other Linux tutorial through partnerships.

Here's a tutorial of mine on how to get started mining Etherium or Etherium Classic, my Facebook ads tutorials.

Here's one, I paid a girl on Fiverr five bucks to make a video, "How do you tell a girl you love her?" It's a 50-second video with hundreds of thousands of views.

Now, I also have several more different types of tutorials. Notice almost all of these are tutorial videos, this one exception right here. This is kind of a blog format, a quick ten-minute video explaining what I learned trading and investing in cryptocurrencies.

This is one of the few exceptions, almost all the rest of my top videos are tutorials, and this one also, this price predictions video is an exception as well.

Notice these are both newer. You really need to start with tutorial videos in anything you want to do.

For example, if you want to play video games like I've done with "Call of Duty: Zombies," here's a "Call of Duty: Zombies" tutorial with 100,000 views. If you want to get people following your live stream games, do tutorials on the game first and do a bunch of them, and get them out there as soon as possible.

Tutorial videos are absolutely critical for building subscribers. In fact, I personally don't know of any people I've subscribed to who have large followings, who didn't start out or rely heavily on tutorial videos. There may be a few exceptions, but people go to YouTube and search and find new viewers primarily by looking for tutorial videos. Once you've got that down it's simply a matter of doing that over and over again, and then combining.

You can throw in some of your own blog posts, you can throw in news updates. For example, I have a Happier People Podcast I do. What you want to do then is build deeper relationships with every single person finding every tutorial video.

Therefore, ideally you might do a tutorial video every single day, but I realize tutorial videos can take a lot of preparation. It's nice to just consistently put a video out every single day if possible and I do a video about every day.

Looking at my videos, almost every single day a video comes out on my YouTube channel. That helps me, once someone's seen that first tutorial, to build a deep relationship where it's not just about one tutorial I did, but it starts to be about following any kind of video I do.

Now it's okay to have what looks like a small amount of views on a large amount of subscribers because these are very high-quality views usually. These are from people who are often watching every single video.

Now, it's ideal to just have yourself or partner with someone else, and always have similar or the same partners. You can choose to focus on certain topics, but all of these things can be limiting as well as providing an advantage, for example, if I did all League of Legends videos that would probably help me build a huge League of Legends audience, but at the same time I have access to a greater audience today by doing videos on all kinds of different topics.

Think about some of the very top influencers in the world, the largest channels, the producers do videos on whatever they want. Very few of the channels at the top are restricted to only a certain niche, and the key is to not get stuck in just a certain niche, to do videos on anything we feel like doing videos every single day.

If I want to make a video, I want to do one on something I'm feeling great today, if I want to do tutorial on cryptocurrencies, I do that. If I want to do a video of my dog, I do that. If I want to do a news story, I do that.

I do whatever I want because that helps me build a deep relationship with my followers over time.

Now, the next thing I'm about to show you will help to get the initial push, but you don't have to do this.

My friend Joseph Delgadillo started years after me on YouTube and he's up to 89,000 subscribers. He's not done any YouTube ads before.

However, if you are able to do YouTube ads, they help a lot for speeding up the process of building subscribers, for pushing tutorial videos to the top of the rankings.

I've spent $43,000 now on YouTube ads for my YouTube channel, and that is what's helped me to get some of these tutorial videos up to the highest ranking.

Google AdWords tutorials, for example, is a pretty competitive niche and it tends to be very valuable traffic. Getting a top ranking Google AdWords tutorial has equalled thousands of dollars in sales for me for video courses every single month.

Having these Facebook ads tutorials equaled clients often paying hundreds of dollars just to have a consulting call with me for an hour.

It's well worth it to pay for ads to get to the top of some of these more valuable niches, especially in things like AdWords or technical tutorials, where getting on the top means that you get a ton of views.

On this AdWords tutorial, this is one of the top AdWords tutorials online, six hundred and some thousand views. I spent thousands of dollars to get it up to the top of the rankings right away after I released it, and since then it's paid out tens of thousands of dollars in sales and close to a thousand in ad revenue.

It's paid out lots of very valuable subscribers who love my technical marketing tutorials. If you want to take your tutorials, and push them up to the top in competitive niches, YouTube ads can help, especially right after a video's released, it can trigger to YouTube that this is a video that should be placed higher in YouTube search.

Ultimately YouTube search, especially for growing, is essential. If you look at the traffic sources on my videos, YouTube search is number one, and this is what the case tends to be for most channels except those at the ultra top.

Once you get that YouTube search traffic setup, you've essentially got guaranteed access then to more suggested videos, more browse features especially, and the more you snowball this, the more those browse features can all of the sudden start throwing in huge amounts of traffic.

Browse features are from people seeing videos on the home feed on YouTube especially. You can see exactly where browse features come from, mainly on the home feed.

Notice these are not even by subscribers usually, this is one little secret that beginners on YouTube often don't know, and that causes a lot of comments that when you know this you can easily disregard.

The main value on YouTube is getting this browse features up through YouTube search. Every time a user searches on YouTube, watches a little bit of my video, I have a better shot at getting into that browse feed, which hitting that browse feed repeatedly gives me a better shot at getting subscribers.

Notice that more than two-thirds of my views on the home page are from viewers not even subscribed. If you want to get subscribers, it often takes coming up in this browse feature several times to pull a subscription down, and then once the subscription's there, it's easier to get repeated views after that from subscribers.

Notice though it's not necessary to get an actual subscription in order to get views. A lot of the top YouTubers are relying primarily on this not even on subscribers, but just on being in the browse features so much. A lot of the top times I've hit the browse features high, I've got a lot more views from non-subscribers, and then a lot of those have converted to subscribers.

Therefore, tutorial videos aimed at showing up in YouTube search boosted if possible or desired with YouTube ads, and then videos just every single day.

This is a very simple formula, this in 10 or 15 minutes here, these are the exact systems that work to get a lot of subscribers over time.

Thank you very much for reading this post or watching the video. I hope it's been helpful for you because I researched this a ton when I was trying to build my subscribers and no one just put it into a quick 10-minute format, showed exactly what works, explained why it works, and I hope this has given you an exact system:

Tutorial videos and daily Vlog videos repeatedly boosted with AdWords over time.

You've got an exact system. It's proven to work for me, it's proven to work over and over again for others. This will absolutely work to get 200,000 subscribers if you do it, and then you keep working on yourself every day.

The daily videos help you get better at videos. I naturally don't say, "Hum," I naturally say my words in a way that comes out this way, because I've done 1,600 videos already on YouTube. It's just practice like anything else.

If you found this helpful, would you please leave a like, because when you leave a like on my video, you'll know exactly how the process works to get the same on your videos. The more likes and engagement a video gets, the higher it ranks, the better shot it has at showing up in YouTube search, suggested video and browse features.

If you found this really helpful would you please convert now to a subscriber, because when you convert to a subscriber with me, you'll understand exactly how the process works for you.

You'll know, "Okay, I see exactly how I went through the timeline with this guy, I found a video here, I watched this video, I subscribed him. Okay, that's the process I need to repeat to get the same thing I want."

Thank you very much for being with me today, I love you.

You are awesome and I hope to see you again soon in my video tomorrow or maybe the day after that.

Final words

Thank you very much for reading this post, which was originally filmed as the video below!

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If you found this post helpful on Steemit, would you please upvote it and follow me because you will then be able to see more posts like this in your home feed?


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Very motivational Jerry, how much focused effort you put in... you challange me , really

First of all I like to congrats @jerrybanfield for 200000+ subscribers . I like your great work in you tube and steemit. I am here because of @ jerrybanfield I am big followed and fan of Jerry banfield for his work. Great marketing great ideas great techniqes and great @jerrybanfield.

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Are you serious, that @jerrybanfield is a scammer? Anyway, I have learned a lot from him especially about steemit. He has great ideas.

good Post @jerrybanfield ..
very inspiring post

Thank you for being the first to comment!

Please stop upvoting this moron scammer! EVERYTHING he is charging people for is available for FREE! DO NOT SUPPORT THE SCAMMER @jerrybanfield!!

Very interesting and inspiring post today @jerrybanfield ..
I hope you always succeed in YouTube

Great post Jerry, it's like a summary for your YouTue video course!

ehehe paying for advertise is working very well :P

This is fantastic Jerry and I am going to implement these tips right away. I have just over 100 subscribers and have started vloging at least a few times a week now, thanks to Steemit turning me into such a creator.

Next week I am going to Mexico and will vlog every single day while there. Let's see if I can get some traction from these tips and my consistent videos.

Have a great day!

HEY good luck to u -- good idea.

Mexico s/b Fun.

Thanks so much! I look forward to it!

Found the portion on using #YT Ads helpful; thank u for this piece. Will have to look into that aspect of YT further. I've ranked #videos, yet haven't explored the yt ads.

Always ENJOY your posts here at #STEEMIT. Good #tutorial

Hi, Jerry. I wish more YouTube personalities would take their cues from your approach to cross-posting content from there to here. I think the more YouTube personalities such as yourself that begin using both platforms, the more people will join Steemit overall. Whenever I see a YouTuber post a link to their Steemit account, I get a little boost of excitement about Steemit's future prospects. Anyway, keep doing what you're doing! And thanks for being such a vocal spokesperson!

you are the main reason i invested around 1000 USD and got into steem-it as you are saying i want some more. i really want to do well on this platform, is just hard to explain to my friends. They belive i'm crazy .

Thanks for sharing this, Jerry! What do you recommend for software to record what's going on on screen?

I didn't realize you have a lot of useful videos. I joined changelly today and used the affiliate link...good to help ya out, thanks for that video...very useful!...I think ya forgot to add an L to the youtube link, lol...but still works! :))

Hi @jerrybanfield, Congrats on making it a happen. The way you've achieved milestone on different social media sites is remarkable. For others, it took years to achieve it but you did it like a boss in no time. Thumbs up and massive respect.

You're a great guide and inspiration. Whenever I need help on any topic related to crypto currency, I get help through your videos. So, keep guiding and inspiring the world.

Steem On!

Thanks for sharing your great experience!

i @jerrybanfield, Your awesomeness never exhausts and you keep inspiring the world through your amazing content. Thanks for the great posts. I appreciate your efforts. Keep sharing more.

I just saw your banner on your blog for the first time.. you are from St. Petersburg.. beautiful place.

Amazing post ! you are successful steemian! Keep doing what you do , bro! :)

Thankyou @jerrybanfield this was what I was searching for.

Cryptocurrency changed you man! I feel that you're being passionate about it.. That great.. That's what happens when you believe in the Blockchain

congratulations on your accomplishment on youtube @jerrybanfield, may your work more advanced and increasingly known by the whole world @jerrybanfield

Congratulations Jerry. Wish you would reach a million followers !!!

A great post and vedio. I give you 100% upvote. If you dont mind, please visit my post please.

Thank you so much, for your many amazing tutorials and inspiring videos, its amazing to see you grow like this, makes me believe I can make it as well, still trying to define my style and what is it I want to communicate, we'll see how it goes, and hopefully some day you might check it out, keep it up Jerry and congratz on your 200k subscribers!!, your subscriber from a very remote land xD Cheers man !!

Much thanks to you such a great amount, for your many stunning instructional exercises and motivating recordings, its astounding to see you develop this way, influences me to trust I can make it too, as yet endeavoring to characterize my style and what is it I need to impart, we'll perceive how it goes, and ideally some time or another you may look at it, keep it up Jerry and congratz on your 200k supporters!!, your endorser from an extremely remote land xD Cheers man !!

Congrats @jerrybanfield. i like your work and 2 week before I start my channel (The Top 5) its work very slowly https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAVF5CfRbLoENN8l2FiVbfQ

It didn't work for me.

Thanks for your ongoing help.

Hi Jerry Banfield
I liked your post
Upvote for you!

videos that are so amazing, I pray that your repent of teeus increases

Sounds like solid advice, I hadn't though of doing tutorial videos before but it makes sense it's what people look for.

Impressive, so much to learn here, I am just signing up to YouTube and these tips are in time just for me

thanks for the advice @jerrybanfield

Thanks for that walkthrough. Very detailed.

Awesome post!!! and congrats for having 206,640 subscribers ...Wowww!!!
You do it just so perfect, every-time, you write a post!!!

Impressive, so much to learn here, I am just signing up to YouTube and these tips are in time just for me

Nice Instruction. I'm Following it.

Very interesting and inspiring post

You are such a master behind all that business things and how to get them rolling. That is great. And congrats for the 200k :D

Hey @jerrybanfield, Great content and tutorials all are awesome but more importantly you have been incredible consistent and persistent in creating post and dwelling into all the nooks and corners searching content to make videos on. I can barely make 200 word post a day on Steemit, for greater success and well-being mate & appreciate what you are doing :)

Jerry, I am a member of your online University. I just wanted to thank you for continuing to share your knowledge and perspective with the rest of us.
As a Disabled Combat Veteran, I thought my work options were limited, but you have opened up a whole new world of opportunities for me. For that I am grateful. I made my first post today. I hope you can take a minute or two to check it out. Keep up the great work.

Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Its a big help for all the beginners like me. Thank you also for inspiring us that someday we can achieve also the achievements you have right now.

I thought putting your face everywhere in every image was the secret haha

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Hey jerry did you advertise on reddit? That's how I found out about steemit.

Hi Jerry, my name is Emmanuel from Nigeria @quickinfo2emma. I met you in YouTube. I am one of your subscribers and I got to know about steemit from you. I am very grateful for knowing you. I must say here that all your posts are eniightening and inspiring.

But before I drop my pen, i have a question that has been bulging my mind a long time now. I would like you to steem on it or do even YouTube videos on it. How does viewer and subscription growth translate to money in my pocket? Or why should I give up valuable information on social media in exchange for subscription and followership? I know it may sound weired or awkward but in my country here, this knowledge is not common, so be patient with me. It may do me well to be among the first set of people in my country to know about it.

Once again, thank you

congrats you got many subs
I am also working on that

but what has subscribers for youtube got to do with steemit or blockchain?
don't get me wrong, if i new this years ago, maybe some of my ideas would of taken off, but i found that good content and a well presented post on steemit is the best way to gain followers. i gained over 900 in less than a month by producing good content.
all i can see is you have just re-purposed your videos onto the steemit medium.
great content, but nothing really that new unless its a new recording.

very good, thanks !

I really like your post success :D

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