How to get your first 1,000 subscribers on YouTube, according to Benji Travis, who has millions of followers across 4 channels

Benji Travis

Entrepreneur Benji Travis supports himself by running four YouTube channels with a combined 3.8 million subscribers.
Gaining those first 1,000 subscribers on YouTube allows creators to apply for YouTube’s Partner Program and start earning ad revenue. But it isn’t easy.
In an interview with Business Insider, Travis, who runs YouTube channel Video Influencers with Sean Cannell, shared four tips on how to grow an audience online.
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After creators surpass 1,000 subscribers on their YouTube channel, they can apply to YouTube’s Partner Program to earn money through in-video ads placed by Google.

But getting there isn’t as easy. Some creators use their platforms to share tips and tricks on how to build a career online fast.

One is Benji Travis, who has been on YouTube for over a decade. He helps run four YouTube channels with a total of 3.8 million subscribers and said he makes a seven-figure income this way. His wife Judy Travis is a beauty vlogger behind the channel Itsjudytime.

Benji Travis uses his platforms to share tips for a successful career online. He and fellow creator Sean Cannell wrote the book “YouTube Secrets: The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Following and Making Money as a Video Influencer” and run the YouTube channel Video Influencers, where they share similar tips to their 530,000 subscribers.

Read more: How to start a YouTube career without spending tons of money, according to a creator with millions of subscribers

“One of the best audiences to reach out to is the one where you are already in their shoes,” Travis told Business Insider. “You know how to talk to that person so naturally. It helps you get over that fear of being on camera, and helps you say the right words to get them to watch your videos and learn from you, but also subscribe.”

Travis shared four tips people can follow to get their first 1,000 subscribers on YouTube.

1. Figure out what value your videos will provide

The first thing creators should do is know what value you’re going to offer the audience, and start small. Focus on the first 1,000 people you’re going to reach. That’ll create a niche audience. For example, if you were going to start a gardening channel, you might narrow in on first-time home owners.

Next, decide on the length of your content. Will they be short tutorials or deeper dives?

2. Decide on a frequency and stick to it

Like a TV show, you want to be consistent so you establish a connection with your audience. Travis said he recommends people publish at least once a week — with the caveat that they shouldn’t sacrifice quality for quantity.

“You’ve got to commit to something, and consistency is key,” he said.

3. Study the data and learn from your results

Travis said one of the biggest mistakes people make is to not continually improve their videos. He recommends looking at metrics like comments, likes, views, retention, and click-through rate, a measure of how many people see …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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