Video gaming isn't just a fun way to pass time anymore, a lot of people have turned it into a full-time job. If you're good at playing video games, and you're interested in sharing your gaming skills with the world, then you may want to start a gaming YouTube channel.
Starting a gaming YouTube channel is a great way to build a following and make some money from your passion, as well as potentially becoming a full-time YouTuber. However, it's important to remember that becoming a successful YouTuber takes a lot of work and dedication, and the vast majority of people who try to start a gaming channel will fail because it does take multiple years of work to become successful on YouTube.
Here are some tips for starting a gaming YouTube channel!
If you're just starting out on YouTube, your gaming channel will probably not have many followers. You may have a few friends that watch your channel, but that's usually it. So, you'll want to try to get your gaming channel seen by more people. The best way to do this is by using social media to promote your channel, as well as making fantastic quality videos.
So what makes a video good?
The answer to this question is different for everyone. However, there are a few key things you should keep in mind when creating your videos.
First, your videos should be entertaining. This means that they should be interesting and engaging, and should not be too long unless you're planning on doing long-form video essays.
Secondly, your videos should be well-edited and should look professional. This doesn't mean that you need to have Hollywood-level production values, but your videos should look clean and polished.
Third, your equipment does matter. If your microphone is low quality, your internet is choppy, or your graphics card can’t handle you recording above 60 frames per second, you’ll have pretty average-quality videos.
Finally, your videos should be informative. This means that they should teach your viewers something, whether it's about the game you're playing, or about the industry in general.
If you can make videos that are all of these things, then you're on your way to becoming a successful YouTuber.
It's not an easy task to get views on YouTube when you first start out. Growing your channel takes a lot of time, effort, and dedication. Here are some tips to help you grow your YouTube channel quickly!
1. Create content that is unique and engaging: There are already tons of gamers out there who sit behind their camera and play their game. What will make your channel stand out? Be creative, be different, and be engaging. Humor is always a great way to engage with your audience.
2. Use social media to your advantage: Use Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms to share your content and promote your channel. Make sure to post links to your latest videos on your social media profiles.
3. Collaborate with other YouTubers: One great way to get more views and subscribers is to collaborate with other YouTubers. Find gamers who create content similar to yours and see if they're interested in doing a video together. This is a great way to cross-promote your channels and get exposure to a new audience. Most YouTube gamers create a network of friends and collaborators, so don't be afraid to reach out and ask!
4. Focus on one game at a time: If you're playing a bunch of different games on your YouTube channel, chances are you will end up with fewer subscribers than you would have if you just focused on one of those games. This is because people who want to watch your videos but don't want to see you play a certain game will unsubscribe if you're constantly changing what you're playing.
Plus, YouTube does use an algorithm that suggests your content to people who have watched similar content in the past. So, if you're constantly changing up your game content, YouTube will have a harder time suggesting your content to viewers.
5. Pick a great channel name: "Swimmer2022" is not going to be the biggest hit for your gaming YouTube channel. You need to pick a channel name that will be easy to remember but also represents you and your content. You don't have to have your real name in the channel name, but it can help with branding.
Using keywords in your channel name can also help people find your channel more easily. For example, if you are a gamer who specializes in first-person shooters, you could include "FPS" in your channel name. Or if you play tons and tons of Minecraft (who doesn't?) you could include Minecraft-related topics in your name. Have a favorite ore? Maybe you like Redstone? Mention it in your channel name!
The most important thing is to be creative and to try to come up with a name that will be memorable, but also give people an idea of what kind of content they can expect from you.
6. Leave the norm: Everyone does "Let's plays" … so unless you already have an established YouTube channel you will probably get lost in the sea of YouTubers, so why not try to do something different? Make a parody, do a show, do anything, but don't try to fit in because it is beyond impossible to. Think about what you like and so do others, and try to make content based around that.
Tutorials are great ways for you to start your channel because they offer something to your audience that they may want to view. Make sure that your tutorials are helpful and interesting though, because if you make them boring and not helpful then you won't get any views. Take your time with them, and make sure that you're covering everything that you need to cover.
If you're just starting out your channel, the good news is that there have been millions of people before you to learn from. Check out these things to avoid, as most of them are either overdone or lessons we've learned from watching other YouTubers struggle.
1. Long introductions. Yuck. Having a long, drawn-out introduction is the quickest way to lose a viewer's attention. Keep it short, sweet, and to the point.
2. Monotony. Nobody wants to watch the same thing over and over again. If you're going to have a successful YouTube channel, you need to keep things fresh and interesting. That doesn't mean changing the video games you play but maybe adding variety. New people, new places, new things.
3. Boring content. This ties in with the previous point, but it's important enough to warrant its own spot on the list. If your videos are boring, people won't watch them. It's as simple as that. Find ways to make your content more engaging, whether it's through editing, adding graphics, or simply being more entertaining.
4. Not being yourself. People can spot inauthenticity a mile away, and they'll quickly lose interest if they feel like you're not being genuine. Be yourself, and people will appreciate it.
Becoming a successful YouTuber isn't easy. It will take years of hard work, strategy building, connection developing, and content creating. But if you're passionate about it and you're willing to put in the effort, it can be an incredibly rewarding experience. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your YouTube channel today!