When you’re starting out on YouTube, getting your first subscribers can take a lot of time and effort. In fact, even if you’ve been uploading videos for months (or a few years!), you might still feel like you’re getting nowhere. But what’s a good growth rate? How long does it take the average YouTuber to reach 1,000 subscribers, for example?
Why reaching 1,000 subs matters
Here’s why 1,000 subs is a special milestone: Not everybody can reach it. While I’d say that 99% of YouTubers are able to reach 100 subs if they put in enough time and effort, reaching 1,000 subs is much harder.
Many YouTubers give up somewhere between the 100 and 1,000 subs mark because the grind is just too slow (and they find another hobby that’s easier). So if you reach 1,000 subscribers, that usually means you’ve put quite some effort and were consistent with it, too.
There’s another reason why reaching 1,000 subs matters: Getting one thousand people to follow your content means that you’re creating quality videos. These aren’t 1,000 pity followers or sub4subbers. They are a village full of people who liked what they saw and want to watch your content on a regular basis.
How long does it take to reach 1,000 subscribers on YouTube? - YouTubers explain
I’d love to give you an average number here, but the truth is, there is none. However, there are plenty of YouTubers sharing how long it took them to get to 1,000 subs - so how about we check out what they’ve got to say?
(Many responses are from a thread in the Facebook group YouTube Creators and Meetup | #YTCM. It’s a great group for YouTubers and you should check it out . :))
The fast ones
- “Took 2 months of serious hustle to get our channel to 1K, it's tough but manageable if you have a plan.”
- “It took about 6 weeks.” - Wreckless Eating
- “It took about 6 months to get 1000 subs” - metagamerus
- “I'm a fellow gaming channel and it took me about 4 months to hit 1,000.”
The medium fast ones
- “Around a year.” - Battle Geek Plus
- “On YouTube.com/SnowDogsVlogs it took me from Apr 1, 2011 – May 29, 2012 to hit 1k Subscribers, and again, that was uploading very regularly, and having another channel that was trying to push subs to my vlog channel as well.” - Jessica Hatch
- “The toy/kids channel I have with my daughter is just a little over a year old, but we didn't really start posting content until March 2016, and we are at 1667 subscribers.” - Mary Young
- “We took the same amount of time to go from 0 to 1000 as we did to go from 1000 to 10,000. 20 months each.” - Charlie Jacoby
- “It took me two years of on and off work. “ - Alex Guberman
The ones where it took a little longer
- “About 3 years once I began uploading regularly.” - Laszlo Hulicsko
- “I signed up in 2006 but didn't really start making videos until 2009. I didn't hit 1,000 subs until October, 2011” - markkaz
- “Jan 2008-May 2016 Over 8 years. There was a 6 year period where I only uploaded 8 videos. I've put up 67 in the past 8 months though. In those 8 months, my sub count went down 20 then up roughly 70.” - Spyrothedragon9972
The ones who are still working on it
- “Let me tell you my wonderful 1000 sub story. Damn it! Maybe in a couple of years…” - IntellectualBadass
- “Three years and we are at 417!” - Colleen Theisen
- “I have 164 subs after 5 years... At this pace, I should hit 1000 before I die, possibly in about 45 years.”
How Long It Took Me
On my channel WhyStuffIsGreat, it took me about 1.5 years to get my first 1,000 subscribers. However, I didn’t post regularly (and often less than once a month). I bet I could have reached this number a lot quicker with a more consistent schedule.
Some Tips to Get 1,000 Subscribers Faster
Many of these creators also gave some tips to how to reach 1,000 subs quicker:
- “Hit 500 and 1,000 on January 13th and 17th, respectively. I have a friend whose channel has 675,000+ subs, and gave me a shout out in one of his videos” - JJGeneral1
Comparing channels and their achievements doesn't help. What we learned is that everyone grows differently for different reasons. Sometimes it's the content, sometimes it's the creator/personality in the videos, sometimes it's that they haven't been found or they got a shout out from a bigger channel, sometimes they have spent money on ads to get found, etc. Too many variables to try to figure out to determine if you can replicate it. We have found that even if you can replicate what another channel is doing, it still might not work for you. You just have to keep creating, work your hardest on SEO (tags, titles, descriptions), make friends with creators who make similar content, don't spam or sub for sub, and don't be afraid to change things up and try something new if you aren't getting the kind of results you want.
- There was no popular video. We reached that mark on the strength of our schedule (1 video per day without missing a day) at the time and the willingness to respond to the comments, which drives audience engagement. We've reached the level we're at now without "gateway" videos. We haven't had a single viral video. Just very steady performers over time. - Wreckless Eating
- Since I do tech reviews, I have a higher chance with reviewing ‘hot off the press’ items. Brings people in, and keeps them. - Taylor Morris
The key was that I stuck with my niche and brought very unique videos to the NHL gaming community. I did have some large videos (100k views) but I don’t think they shot my subscriber base up as much as I thought they would. My advice is to just stick to it and do something different... that means no LP's (Let’s Plays) lol.
- “Very focused, original content ideas, leveraging lots of traction on Reddit, 9Gag, Urban Dictionary, anywhere we thought people might be interested in what we were doing.A very organized shooting and upload schedule, keeping production quality very professional and answering every single comment, whether good or bad.” - Remix Merriex
It seems that most channels grow by uploading consistently and putting lots of effort into it. There are not that many channels that suddenly take off or can attribute all their success to a viral hit video.
Making the wait sweeter
Can’t wait to hit 1,000 subscribers? Let’s face it: the grind of building your channel can be pretty demotivating, especially if you’re at the very beginning. And what’s worse, YouTube doesn’t even update your subscriber numbers live. So you will actually miss the moment you’re reaching 1,000 subs (or any other important milestone).
The solution: Using a live subscriber count. A live subscriber count is a tool that tells you how many subs your channel has right now. It’s different from the YouTube dashboard, because it’s live (while the YouTube dashboard takes hours to update). It can be especially motivating to watch it when one of your videos is picking up steam.
Here’s a live subscriber count that works well - enter any channel name at the bottom, and you can watch the numbers grow (hopefully!).
Getting to 1,000 subs will most likely take some time. While there are certainly some people who are able to get there in a few weeks or months, many YouTubers take a lot longer. No matter where and how fast you are, though, it’s important to put in time and effort. Without that, you might never pass a thousand subs.
In the comments, let me know how many subs you have right now and how long it took you to get there. 🙂
Going to Hit 500 Subscribers on the 80th Day of uploading my first video. Is it an okay performance?
That’s amazing. 🙂 Congrats!
31 after 4 days youtubing.
Check us out it would mean alot!
I have 139 subs after bout 3 months and I’d love support, subscribe to DestroyerBlade Gaming!
I have a YouTube channel and I am hoping that at least in 3 weeks from now to have 100 I have 58 right now but I’m not consistent I have just started to be so if you guys want please subscribe to my YouTube channel thanks it was my first video so please don’t judge me I’m a gaming channel. SUBSCRIBE
Sorry guys I forgot to link my channel here it is EthanPlayZYT
Link to my channel https://youtu.be/MkbMDMSC89E
First let me say thank you for creating this post, I’m a new YouTube streamer. My channel has been up for about 2 months . I have 19 subscribers and honestly I’m loving it.
I do it for the love of it. I love meeting new people and bringing smiles to faces.
If I grow than so be it , but The passion is what’s most important to me.
Check my gaming channel on YouTube – Savant Cyclops
me Getting 50 subscribers in 28 days..is it okay.how many subscribers you were having in first month?
Started my daughter a YouTube channel on April 10, 2018 with just one 2 minute video and she has 52 subscribers and only 183 views…but not bad for a 3.5 year old in just 48 hours.
Check her out if you’d like!
Just hit 60 subscribers today my goal is to reach 1000 by the end of this year! YouTube: Rupie Braich
That’s awesome! 😀 Good luck with your goal!
Hi Anna I started my youtube channel about 5 weeks ago, nearing on 7,000 views but only 49 subs, not sure why do you have ideas how to improve the content or style of my videos, I am focusing on showing people how to do things such as unboxing new items and completing a review on it, or showing people how to create items.
Great work so far! 🙂
im currently at 131 , trying to upload regularly and im hoping to reach 500 until the end of this year 😀
Good luck! 😀
I’m on my 2nd month with 436 subscribers!!! this is my channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_me1KsNs3A
Congratulations! Keep up the good work!
The information in this post was very informative, thank you very much! It seems best not to compare your performance to that of another channel. Everyone’s journey on YouTube is unique, which is part of what makes it great!
530 – Atomikz
Opened account in August 2015. Started November 20, 2017. Reached 500 mile stone by May. Currently around 560, hoping to get 1,000 by end of August. Moving to LA for two months during summer and grind. My snapchat and instagram is driving my youtube growth mostly.
I’m a prankster and vlogger. Going to make comedy skits if I actually make some actual friends in the same industry. Haha
560 subs in your first half year is a great number. Keep up the awesomeness 🙂
340 in 8 months of consistency. I just started uploading every three days! Check out my travel vlogs! @heyjenniferjones
Awesome, keep up the good work!
My channel just reached 1k subscribers because of 1 video that is around 70k now. Is that good or bad? Will the subscribers watch my other videos?
Congrats on reaching 1k subs. 🙂 Getting 1k subs from 70k views is great, in my opinion. These subscribers are going to watch your content if you make more videos like the one that brought them to your channel.
Thanks for your advice! It really brought some views to my new video!
I’m going to hit 1000 subs soon currently i have 935 subs.Can you tell me some advantages of achieving 1000 subs i mean does things get little simpler like you start getting more views or you start growing fast in comparison to previous time.
While YouTube sees your channel as more trustworthy if you have a higher sub count there is no explicit advantage of reaching that specific number. However, making it to 1,000 subs means that a substantial amount of people like your content – which is a really good sign! That’s why, if you make it to 1,000 subscribers it’s very likely you’ll be able to grow your channel even further.
The most important thing is that you keep learning from your past success (and failures) and keep doing what works.
My understanding is that it’s easier to grow organically post 1k subs because YouTube is more likely to recommend your videos.
YouTube is more likely to recommend your videos when you have more subscribers. However, there is no magical line that you need to cross for YouTube to promote you. So, if you have 999 subs or 1000 shouldn’t a ton of difference. However, if you have 100 or 1000 might make one!
Thanks for this article,Anna. It is very helpful during the initial periods of audience building. Definitely helps to be interesting. Cheers! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaFMd7z1-x3Qr5FkpnOgk2Q/featured
Loved your article! 🙂 I used to compare my channel with others. I also get jealous… But your article cleared everything. 🙂 Thank you so much!
That’s great to hear. I compare myself all the time and it only makes me unhappy. :O
Great article! My Grumpy Munchkins Comedy & Gaming channel has 800 subs in about 6 months; had over 325 subs in the last 30 days…
My channel is from 40 days and i have 109 subs. I hope to have at least 500 at the end ofthis year. I decided to make 25 videos every 2 months. I work on a full time job and this is my maximum. How does it sound?
109 subs in 40 days is pretty good. The first months are the hardest!
I only have 159 right now, I’d like to have 1,000 in 2017, but no time before 2019 hopefully.
Crossing my thumbs for you!
I just hit 1,000 subs today!!! (channel is Operation Brick) WHOO HOO
Yay! Congratulations, Ben!
It took me almost 2 months to reach 127 subscribers and I have been consistent since I’ve started and have started uploading every Friday through Sunday and twice some days. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTfYjIKw9xWeTYPAy2Osq8A
Well done! On my main channel, it took me 3 months to hit 100, I think.
I am about to hit 300 in about 7 months… thats with me being very inconsistent on upload schedule, even had a 2 month gap – so I can’t complain really and wouldn’t anyway; I think for the majority of people they put too much emphasis on sub numbers, and therefore too much pressure on themselves. The desire to get subscribers starts to force a lot of people into making certain videos, and perhaps not being themselves I think.
Obviously I watch my sub count, I won’t lie it feels good when someone takes the time to sub – but it doesn’t rule me. I’m doing this for fun, just making my daft videos the way I want to, on the things I get up to… I’m just loving the whole process and learning curve! I had never even made a single video before starting my channel (and it shows lol!!!)
IMO be yourself, do it for the sheer enjoyment of the thing, and what will be will be – just my outlook!
Found this article as I googled about 1000 subs – was curious to see how long it generally takes – and happy to see there is no answer really! Great article, thanks for putting it together 🙂
Thanks for taking time out of your day to read my article and even more for sharing your thoughts! 🙂
I, too, think people focus too much on their sub count. I think it’s easy to get discouraged in the beginning because growing a YT channel always seems much easier on the outside than it really is. But the truth is, most big YouTubers weren’t overnight successes either. They just kept working on it consistently – over years.
Hey – I had bookmarked this to come back when I hit 1000 – hit it 3 weeks ago. So around 17 months. But I have to say my upload schedule is still terrible, and my video quality, although getting better, is still very amateur at best.
I noticed a wierd slowing down of subscribers at just before the 1000 – that will be that old human nature / psychological levels thing that you see in the stock markets probably… after it broke 1000 it shot up pretty quick (for me) another 100.
But yeah, interesting journey, and again thankyou for the article 🙂
Just started my YouTube channel (Eerie Bee) yesterday and currently have 5 subs and 31 views since I posted my first video. I don’t know why I’m so nervous to go on this YouTube journey but I think I got this.. Road to 1k
Good for you! I think nervousness is pretty common, honestly! It’s just that nobody talks about it. Good luck with your channel. 🙂
I’ve just started a YouTube channel which features me, my wife and four young children called( TheOliKids )! They’ve always wanted a channel so my wife and i decided make one fir them! It contains skits, challenges, toy review, baking and day to day life! It’s been two weeks and we have 12 videos and 17 subscribers but the main thing is the kids are having fun!
Awesome. Yes, it doesn’t always have to be about fame + money. Happy your kids are enjoying themselves!
This is very helpful, I think having a realistic goal in mind is so much more motivating and helps put things in perspective. I’m a new mommy Channel (a Jewish mommy channel which I think is unique on YouTube). I’ve posted 15 videos in two weeks and have 24 subscribers but that count seems to have slowed this week compared to last. Going to work even harder though! My channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAXxAPAeVNFoZemrkfKcaLA
That’s the attitude! Good luck with your channel!
23 subs in about 2 months ish :L
I am thirteen years old, and currently I am at 522 subscribers. It’s taken me about, 4 months to get here. I am hoping to hit 1000 by the end of September. Can I do it? I make filmaking and video making tutorials. If anyone wants to help me out please check out my channel:
Thanks for the article, it was very interesting.
522 subs in 4 months is great! Your channel looks interesting (I’m interested in filmmaking), so I just subscribed, too. 🙂
It took me about 9 months and 150 videos to reach 221 subscribers.
That’s a lot of videos – wish I had that hustle!
Probably going to hit my first 100 in 24 days! I’m so excited! I give myself 6 months to hit 1,000 subs.
Thank you for the statistics and numbers! I appreciate your effort.
Seems like you made the 100 (and more). 🙂
Taking us a long time. First month and only 6 subscribers so far! Getting a good amount of views though. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsoTYX1ezQpzhfbJLWQX1Qg
I bet kids channels are harder to grow since most kids (viewers) don’t have their own YouTube account to subscribe with.
We did 1000 organically in 7 months. http://www.youtube.com/take10
That’s a great achievement!
We started our youtube channel on October 4, 2016 and reached 1000 subscribers on May 18, 2017. So it took us about 7 months. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMV04x0qBjqh6RlV1jmFxAQ/
That’s really good!
Wow! Great article, I hit 1,000 Subscribers in 6 months. It’s been a week since then and I’ve just hit 1,100. My Channels called Torque Junkies.
Seems like things are going really well for you!
just started out channel in January and posted our first video last night! please go check us out it would mean the world to watch us grow and become better!
lex n ty
Wow, already 600 subs, congrats! 🙂
I’ve been doing yt for like 7 months and I only have 54 subscribers 🙁
What am I doing wrong?? :((
Go watch any of my vids and then come back here and reply.
Hey Crashiboi, one thing that comes to mind is that it’s not obvious what your channel is about when I click on it. It would be great if you could make it more clear (with your header, an intro video, etc.) what kind of content I can expect from your channel.
I started my channel a year ago and just a month ago started posting once a week. I’m at 52 right now! Staying dedicated and motivated to get to at least 100! my channel is called ohmydom
That’s great growth!
Hey there. Seen this thread and have to say. I’ve been on youtube for like two years on a gaming acount mixed with Vloggin. Sadly went inactive to much and its been sitting at 120 subs for ages. This read was pretty interesting though, as I started my Vlogging channel just the other week and it seems to be slow. Views are good for sure but that sub count is pretty hard to move. Really loved the thread and if you have any advice i’d love to hear.
Hey Engineerbird, thanks for dropping by! Vlogs can be hard to grow when you’re just starting out. I think editing your videos more could be helpful. Most people aren’t willing to watch a 10+ minute video of somebody they don’t know yet.
It’s definitely frustrating in the beginning. I am an up and coming musician and I do a #DailyCover series. Thought I’d see faster growth from every day content just taking longer than expected.
Daily covers are ambitious! I checked out your In The End cover since I’m still getting over losing Chester and really appreciate the emotion you put into it.
Have you thought about creating a few videos with more effort put into the music production (recording guitar + vocals separately, using effects, etc.)? I think to impress people with covers, you have to create something rather special today (since there are so many musicians on YouTube).
I started about a year ago and now I am currently closing in on 6.1K
I am a gaming channel.
That’s a great amount to pull off in just a year!
I just started my channel a month ago and I only have 18 subscribers 🙁 Not sure when I will ever hit 1,000 subscribers. I’m a travel vlogger and I post every Saturday!
Here’s my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw2gSjJN3hCTvlhMQF-40yQ
Just keep at it. One month is nothing! 🙂
It seems like the travel niche is pretty competitive. Wishing you the best of luck with it! 🙂
Me and my wife we just started our YouTube channel for our 2.5 year old daughter Mica doing Toy Reviews. We concentrating on content, tags, thumbnails and music. It’s a very competitive niche but worth the afford. We only have 300 something views for our most popular video but upload every day. Only 14 subs so far
Hope you guys can enjoy our channel
Super cute videos!
Hi hi, I am just over 250 subs in under a month…is this good?
I’d say yes! 🙂
Great information! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.
We started in June of this year, and just hit 100 today. 🙂
I have bees making videos for 3 years… and I am only at 169 subs… I will do it some day…
I have been stuck on 21 subscribers for about a month and have been on YouTube for about 8 months now and my goal is to reach 40 subs before the end of the year. Please support me, CaptainPandy123.
I finally reached 1000 subscribers! It took me 3 years!
But I have to confess that the first 2 years the videos I was uploading were very bad, so it wall makes sense to me.
Next milestone 10.000 subscribers!
Looks like your account has been terminated? 🙁
Thanks so much for this article, Anna. I’m only at 174 subscribers after a year and 5 months and it feels like molasses! I have been posting once a week every week for that whole time with the exception of a single week. My channel is a comedy channel featuring characters I create but I’m not sure how to get more exposure. If you have any advice I’d so appreciate it. Thank you again!
I can definitely relate to that feeling.
696 subs in 12 months. Kinda Medium fast according to the samples above but feels slow 🙂 Beauty, Business and Life Vlogs
I think it rarely feels fast enough. 🙂
Ive had youtube 4 months & have 865 subscribers this is good right? Ive posted 12 – 1 min videos
912 subs in 6 months.
I’m only at 85 with a lot of vids. I started uploading consistently this and went 20 subs. My goal is 100 by the year being up. Hopefully I achieve my goal. YouTube: JC’s World
Hi Anna!!! Thats pretty helpful. i thought that my channel won’t grow after 105(1 month 15+ days after i start) but after looking, the fastest channel to reach 1000 needs around 2-3 months so i need to wait and whilst waiting i will try my best to produce more high quality videos!!!
If you guys would’nt mind my growing channel, you can go check out using the link below!!
p.s I speak chinese but i do produce English version videos
Above all, i still hope anyone whose reading this comment gain more subs and lets do it together!
Now 200+ subs, good work!
I’m a Youtuber with 798,000 subscribers and I am willing to help the channels with a low amount of subscribers
What’s your channel?
Just hit 100 after two and a half months. Love making videos, release 2 to 3 per week.
Thanks a lot for this article Anna, very helpful.
Only 5 subscribers after 2 weeks, but I guess it’s the beginning.
If you guys want to check our first 2 videos:
Been at it for 2 months doing gaming content and have hit 46 subs no idea if this is good or not. About 90% of my videos have 50-300 views.
Hi I’m Averthewin from YouTube and I try to upload but due to school taking care of my mom who has metastatic breast cancer which when my dad is at work and I’m not at school or if I take off to help her I try to do what I can our family is in financial troubles we go paycheck to paycheck relying on my uncle’s help to buy food so if I drop from my 23 subs back down to 15 I will quit YouTube forever
I managed to geet 21 subs in a week…my channel is below!
75 now. 🙂
I’m currently at 773 subscribers after 2.5 years. I made over 300-400 public videos. I feel like a lot of my subscribers are just sub4sub clowns. It’s much better now than 1 year ago. I’m happy that at least 5 people are active. Most YouTubers quit, but I will not give up until I have that silver play button! I
I started on 26 July 2017 and have 31 videos up on a subscriber count of 111. It’s not bad but not amazing.
Channel: Khan Might Say
I think “not bad but not amazing” is most people’s YouTube experience.
I watched a bit of your stuff and although the topic is not entirely in my interest area, it was very well done and quite amusing. You are obviously an extrovert and you like what you are doing.
I have 836 subs in two weeks.
Great Information Anna!. I just HIT 500 Subscribers today (11-08-2017) after 8 months, I guess I need to upload more frequently than I’m currently doing. I give help tips and fixes on Tech solutions,
EsayTechs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCISLGIU-F-ipp_E1JfY_lOA .
Good work! Your channel is obviously helpful to a lot of people.
Just reached the 50 subs, because I am now uploading regularly, every day and it seems is going fast compared to when I was uploading once every 2 or 3 weeks… 🙂 I am positive ! Thanks for the article x
Glad you liked it! Hope your channel growth continues!
We hit 1000 today! It took us just 56 days 🙂 So excited! We will be adding a video detailing our journey to this point. Check us out at: http://www.youtube.com/stephandtasha
Good for you two! 🙂 That’s very fast!
Im at 84 subs..In 4 years..I would appreciate it if you subbed and checked my channel out and shared with anyone you know!It’s name is either OliDimensions or OliCryo (in middle of name change)Thank you sm!
Hey we started a hindi kids channel for Indian Kids.
We have crossed 500 subs in 6th month.
I dont know it is good or bad,
but yes aiming for 100K subs in 2018.
Hope to reach that milestone.
we got 184 sub today. Feeling very happy
Everyone seems to be flying ahead of me, I do game reviews and my first uploaded video was May 9th 2017.
My stats at this moment in time are:
Subscribers: 19 (A lot of these are friends and family)
The last two videos I adopted a different way of doing things to when I first started, now each video I do takes me about 2 months to make, trying to create around work is the hardest part.
This is my latest video, not trying to promote, just want to show what I mean: https://youtu.be/IFCeMVBqDEo.
I hope in time I will have a bigger range of videos to show which will in turn get me more noticed. I’m definitely still at the start of my journey.
21 subs after 2 months 700 views started posting consistently in November
Thanks for the info, I started a youtube channel for our lical Tv station in Argentina, manage to get 275 in 6 weeks, I tell you its hard work but it should get there with patience.
My channel took 2 months for 140 Subscribers
983 subs right now been on it a little over a year! i hope we continue to grow! ROCKSTAR NATION https://youtu.be/wI6Krsr9SS8
I’ve been working on our for about a month now. Have 29 subs. We travel full time with our two kids in our fifth wheel. Check us out. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnPnfXQlhOUdLPhwyP7rrFA
I would like to share my experience for 8k subscribers in 1 month!
Honestly I started to upload a few videos on youtube for personal use like 1 year ago… and I had only 1 subscriber! Lol… but I didnt focus on that anyway…until last month..
I had the passionate to help Thai people grow their English skill for speaking.. I set up the course “Speaking English in 30 days”
The first 2 videos of the course.. I told friends who would be interested with the content to watch… I post in facebook groups about the course and ofcourse I put the link there so they can come to my videos..
Here is the result…. first day my video had about 400 views and started to gain 60 subs… and it keeps growing..
At the end of the month ( I uploaded continuously 5 videos ) I had 8,233 subs!
So, in my opinion how to get more sub it’s about your ” CONTENT” as google always say content is KING! It works the same on youtube.
Ask yourself… you are creating videos for who? Who are your audience?
Are you helping them on something? What can they get from your videos?
After you have the answer from the questions above you will have ideas on creating videos and write titles that will HIT! the eyes of the audience to click your video and watch… if your video is helpful / useful or etc of course they will subscribe! 🙂
I hope my opinion will help you out.. instead of thinking or fucusing on how many subs…. we should focus on what we are going to offer and please the audience 🙂
Go go go!
Hi I’m at 65 subscribers and I’m still struggling to get 100 but I don’t stop my videos! I know I have to keep going!
1332 subs after 2 years of car vlogs
Right now I’m just over 1,800. It took me a little over 2 years to get there, with mostly inconsistent uploading. The times that I’ve been consistent, I’ve definitely seen a more steady growth. Dedication is key!!
Ha…I’m at 33 subs! Think I fall into the slow category Would like to hit 100…then we’ll see if 1k is realistic.
Right now i have around 345 subscribers. It took me a around 70 days. Here is my channel link
Please go and watch the videos and if u like them do subscribe to my channel. Could anyone suggest a channel who would give my channel a shoutout and boost my subscriber count. Thank you
16,000 subs with my first 8 videos. Everyone keeps telling me to make more videos. I still don’t know why I have so many subs 🙂 Getting ready to start a daily upload and see what happens.
Hey, I had been working on my chanel for a longer time but then I stoped to be regular, now Im staring again to be regular, I am at 338 subs and I hope by the end of the year I have 1.000
I link my chanel if you want to check it out, also I do fashion and life style so if anybody wants to be friends or collabs just tell me.
I have 69 subs. I have made 23 videos in the beauty community since i started in October 2017. That is not very good, huh? Thankfully I like doing them for me but I wish i nrw what i was doing wrong.
I have bad experience for subscribers in a year i have only got 100 subscribers
it is impossible for me to reach 1k subscribers …
I started youtube a week ago and now i got 70 subs , wanna reach 100 thou.
Appreciate if you check my videos 🙂
i hve been on youtube for over a year and uploaded 30+ videos and i have 50 subs
Thank you for your research, tips and insight. We’re posting since July 2015 and have 185 Subscribers. It’s going up very slowly, but people watch the channel all the time. I suppose we have to be patient and do a consistent job. Main thing is though we enjoy what we’re doing! Oh yeah: Our channel is “Gypsy Wagon TV” located in Ireland.
I start for 4 month ago and 194.979 view with 490 subscribers!!! this is my channel
I am at 252 subs with 4 months of weekly uploads…
Hoping to reach 1000 within the next 6 months! 🙂
Great article and the comments here are amazing and insightful. Love that you have engaged with every single one. Long comment here, but felt inspired to do so. Hope to bring some value….
I have 3 channels – my personal, my kiddos, and a third one launched with first video in Early January. This is a kids & family channel with content on character education & life skill learning. Wanting to put some positive content into the world
The content and format is out of the ordinary for YT, I think. No DIY, toys, blogs, or pranks. Outside YT, we have gotten tremendous feedback (parents & educators) although it’s not translating to our channel, yet. So, there is that.
Trying to push IG and FB to YT, but finding people do not leave those platforms. Example: placed portion of vid on FB as teaser and boosted post for 10 bucks to drive traffic. We reached 4.5k people with 2.4k views, 23 reactions, 3 comments, 25 shares. On YT translated to 1 sub and 5 video views. Over the next couple of weeks we will start pushing to our website, where we have embedded YT vids. Looking to hold attention there as opposed to on YT. Also, going to deploy a contest or two to see what we may drive from that. We plan on producing some other video styles, as well, to see how they may “play”. So, trying new tactics for content, distribution, and marketing.
We currently have 6 vids, 3k views, and 50+ subs. We are in the super early stages, I get that and am committed. But, we all want to be validated for the work we put in. We release a vid every Monday and expect to deploy great content, consistency, and patience.
If you take a look at channel and have any suggestions, comments, or concerns, would love to hear.
Thanks for reading this❤️
Our channel about the city of Sheffield (UK) and has 942 subscribers.
Lets see who can be the 1000th subscriber !
I have reached 181 subscribers after being on youtube and creating videos since 2013. I have to say I have not been very consistent because it’s been so busy and I just did for fun! I love creating videos even now for fun, but now I am more into creating and explaining my life as I go I guess, so I feel like the more often I upload and the more consistent I am the more subscribers I tend to get!
I’m at 79, still working on it. The grind is real but I also think I don’t upload enough
A long journey..81 subs. I share my experiences and how to better our lives LOA sometimes
I hit 57 subscribers in my first 10 days. I do dubsmash videos if anybody is interested, please SUBSCRIBE!!!
I have just started my YouTube channel TANIVLOGZ . I have 88 subscribers .
This blog is really helpfull . Thank you for sharing the details .
I hope will get 1000 subscribers with in 6 months .
I started uploading videos 5 days ago and have 10 subscribers, it’s gonna be a while till I reach 100. I do videos on natural skincare,makeup and health. Here is my channel https://www.youtube.com/user/makeuplover50
I reached 1000 after 5 weeks. BUT I already had been building up my instagram for 6 months to 2500 followers when I jumped to youtube. I also have an “easier niche” it being diy/creative video’s where I make tutorials and people come to learn something new.
But I think the main succes to my YouTube I can thank to the fact that I did SO MUCH RESEARCH forehand. Made a business plan. I figured out which type of video’s do well in my niche, what is relevant at what time of the year. Also a lot of research on how to make good thumbnails, channelart, tags and promote your channel, when to upload. And I made sure the quality of my content was super high. I pushed myself to make better content before I even started and put a lot of time in making 1 video just to make sure it was as good as I could make it with my skill level at that time.
So now I am 2 months in with lovely subscribers (1500+) who leave the nicest comments and I feel even more comfortabel making videos. After reaching my first 1000 now I also make video’s that are more of my personal interest eventhough I know it won’t bring me a lot new subscribers (because it is not a hot searchable subject) But I love to make those and those are the video’s that get the nicest comments 🙂
That’s amazing, Esmee! What’s your channel?
I started youtube a week ago and now i got 300 subs , wanna reach 100 thou.
Appreciate if you check my videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxJTZ6SwevY
2 month 65 subs:( appreciate your support. here is my channel
I started my channel 9 months ago, and I have 88 subscribers. I don’t understand what I’m doing wrong and its really demoralizing to see all of these other people, especially people who put ZERO effort into their videos, reaching 1k+. I know that growth is different for everyone, but I put so much time into my videos, upload regularly, and still I don’t grow. If you have any advice at all, that would be fantastic to know.
The more unique your material, the more likely you are to attract a specific audience.
I am 1 month in, my youtube is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnUJk7A0wR70hXelaRtppvg
I post business tips in a fun way!
I been on for about a month and have zero everything can some one check out my channel i just want some advice on what im doing wrong/right. just leave a comment my older video’s are not as good as the new ones. im kind of a photography channel.
You have a super high level of creativity and I can see that you will develop a following. My advice – keep each video in the 5-7 minute range. Each video must have its topic and you need to offer that topic quite clearly. So the video of being in the forest with the rain – you said you were out to do photography. Maybe you cut it to 5 minutes. Nobody will stay with you for 31 minutes. Maybe your appreciation of what saturated light offers to photography in the rain could have been your topic and then play that idea for a short time. Again, you have a unique personality and there is certainly some cool stuff on your site.
45 in the past month, come check me out at Game Series Network I do Gaming Walkthroughs, DLC, Tips and Tricks, Gameplay and much more.
I am on 60 subscribers had it for 2 years but started posting again now.
Check it out
Its been over 30 days since i started my channel. I have been posting videos daily.
I have only 63 subscribers. Most of them are my friends..
I can think of at most 20-25 subscribers who are real
Is this okay?
BTW check my channel.
My channel now has 167 subscribers and I’m stuck. Please subscribe and support me! My channel is Kenji The Lego Master(a channel about Legos and Lego animation).
I am now on 104 subscribers after 10 years i hope this year i go to 1000 subscribers because i now post daily video’s
350 subs… 1 year. Photography and adventure vlog at http://www.youtube.com/c/rachellerch
Great job everyone! And nice article… thanks!
We just started our channel a month ago. We only have a few subscriber and hoping to grow. Please support our channel and let’s support each other.
Thanks for the insight!
I never really paid too much attention to who liked me and who did not. I started with the idea that there must be people out there who enjoyed the kind of thing that I did. I decided that youtubing could not be a chore so I committed to presenting what interested me and I tried to keep it relatively focused – caving and rocks and minerals. It was initially important to capitalize on good SEO techniques, but now I just present what comes to mind and the numbers follow without my trying too hard.
As for SEO just to get you there, I’d say a good thumbnail is important. Ask yourself what others might see in your thumbnail and how it would catch their interest – forget your love of the image, whether you look good in the picture, its what others see that counts. Also the thumbnail must accurately portray what is in the video. People will feel ripped off if you feed them click-bait.
Most importantly be yourself and let people see who you are. There has to be that connection and you should try to interact with your subscribers. If it’s meant to be it will happen.
My channel – caver461