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How to Grow a Youtube Channel in 2020 (Part 1)

You’ve spent a whole lot of time creating and editing your video for YouTube. Only to upload and watch your video remain at 0 views for almost a month. It can be frustrating and a whole lot of people will get discouraged and sometimes quit YouTube.  If you are looking for means to grow your YouTube Channel, then you are in the right place. In this post, I will share my top 5 tips on How to Grow a Youtube Channel in 2020.

The dream of every YouTuber is to get that first 1000 subscribers. Starting out, it would seem almost impossible to attain such a goal. Truth is, it doesn’t matter how good your video is or whether or not you hire a professional to edit your videos, as long as you don’t do some basic optimization on your video, chances of getting noticed is relatively slim.

YouTube has a really cool algorithm that favors new channels, recommending their videos to others. But if your video is not optimized properly, no one would want to click on your video. In this post, I’ll share with you guys how I grew my YouTube channel from almost zero subscribers to over 1000 subscribers in one month.

How to Grow a Youtube Channel in 2020

Firstly, I have to point out that you have to be patient in order to achieve anything in this world. Those who put in the work will most definitely see the results. With that in mind, I’ll share my top 5 tips for growing your YouTube channel in 2020.

1. Make Your channel Professional

By professional, I mean doing the needful such as having a channel Logo, Channel art, and an about section. Most people that visit your page for the first time, observe your logo, banner and go through your about section to know what your channel is about and how often you post. If they don’t find anything there, I bet you, they’ll never check back. Edit your channel about section with important details about your channel and let your potential subscribers know what to expect from subscribing to your channel.

2. Make use of Custom Thumbnails

YouTube allows the use of Custom images as the thumbnail of your videos. For those who do not know, Thumbnails are the featured images in a YouTube video. Many people make the mistake of using the thumbnail auto-generated YouTube. That’s bad practice, you want to design a custom thumbnail for your videos. Thankfully,.there are software to help you quickly design a thumbnail for your videos. 

Also, adding texts of about 20 – 30 characters with the title of your video into your Thumbnails has been proven to work. Another thing to note is that you’d want to name your Thumbnail image with the same title as your video. This helps YouTube search engine crawlers optimize your content better.

How to Grow a Youtube Channel in 2020

3. Tell your viewers what to do 

Literally, tell them to subscribe to your Channel. Either vocally or add a cool subscribe animation into your video. It works a lot trust me. People will cautiously or incautiously subscribe to you without even knowing. The human mind is quite tricky. But you have to be careful not to mention or tell people to subscribe at every minute in your video, that’s spamming and people do not like that.

4. Promote your other content through end screen and Cards feature

YouTube has one goal, to keep people on their platform for as long as possible, and if your video is helping them achieve that, they’ll recommend your videos to others. YouTube lets you add an end screen linking to another video from your channel or a playlist. I studied my analytics and discovered a significant rise in views, subscribers, and engagement once I started using the ethe nd screen feature on all my Videos.

5. Consistency and Commitment 

All the tips mentioned above depends on this one single tip. You have to be consistent in what you are doing. I’m.not saying you should post daily. That doesn’t guarantee your growth. I mean, having a posting time table and sticking to it. You can choose to.upload ones a week, or twice or even daily, it all depends on you. The most important thing is to stick to your time table.


Those are my top 10 tips on how to grow a YouTube channel in 2020. Which of the tips will you start implementing into your video? Let me know in the comment section below. If you’d like a part 2 of this post, also specify in the comment section. Please subscribe to this blog for future updates, and I’ll see you in the next one. 

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