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Reel them in with the correct bait

Let’s face it, everybody wants to be famous in this day and age. Some achieve fame through hard work while some through sheer stupidity and/or dumb luck. If you’re a first timer and want to be a YouTube sensation, there are certain factors you might want to consider i.e. target audience and content. It’s basically like (ph)fishing.

Some uploaders stick to one theme. One might have a channel loaded with pranks and angry siblings while another may be full of vlogs or video logs, which basically means documenting your day, sounds fun right? It is essential that you need to think of something that your potential viewers will like and will get them hooked. There are simple and easy steps that you might want to follow especially if you are new to this. It is not a hard job, but it sure ain’t easy too.

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Want to make people watch your video without begging them to? Try these:

The single most important thing about your video is what the viewer sees before clicking it. I’m talking about the still image of your video that shows as a preview. If that single frame is interesting, funny, or intriguing, you will get views like a mad-man. Look at videos with pretty girls as stills, or even some videos of people in motion. If the still frame is interesting, you will get many times more hits than if it s a boring scene.

Build a following by interacting with people who liked or commented on your video. Be sure to ask what they would want to see in the future and don’t promise but try hard to give them what they want. They are the ones who will boost you in building your career so it is advisable that you listen to their requests.

Put an interesting title that would excite your viewers. Choose something that tells the viewer what he or she is about to see. If it is about a man jumping rope really fast, use that as a title. Be honest about what you are showing, because it will capture the audience that is interested, therefore giving you 5 stars.

Do something that will make your viewers comment on your video. May it be something silly or funny that will get your viewers hooked up and subscribe. They’ll be excited to watch out for you again if your video is a success.

If you want a video to reach over a million, it has to be gold. It has to stand out from your other videos, and needs to be the highlight of your channel. Post it everywhere, promote it one very occasion, and watch the views and comments flow in.

Keep the audience interested and wanting more. Imagine an extremely funny clip that only lasts 10 seconds. Your viewers will watch it over and over again, laughing hysterically each time. Time is precious, so don’t waste your view’s time with slow introductions or boring monologues.

Get to the point. This is a continuation of my last step. Skip the funny intros or unreasonably slow monologues. Get to the cool, funny, or cute part as soon as possible, so viewers don’t get bored and click on a better video somewhere else. You are not looking for single views, but repeated visits.

People are more interested in videos that will get their attention; something that is unique but at the same time can relate to them in some other ways. It is hard making those kinds of videos but you’ll get the hang of it once your confidence boosts up.