As a business owner, executive, or marketer, you must constantly consider new ways to get your products and services in front of as many people as possible while staying within your budget. 

If used regularly as part of your marketing strategy, using YouTube for your business can be a cost-effective way to grow it. 

However, it is critical to understand that there are no shortcuts. Growing and creating a YouTube channel takes a lot of time and effort. Many people experience burnout and quit. Hard work and determination are required for success. 

We’ve compiled a list of eleven tips for growing your YouTube channel without spending a fortune. 

1. Never produce boring content.

Make sure your channel has a main theme. It must be relevant for your target audience, interesting and engaging. Remember, you have only 5 to 12 secs to grab users’ attention. So, don’t waste the precious time.  

2. Strive for increasing watching time.

YouTube rewards you for producing an amazing content through the algorithm that suggests content for viewers based on their previous watch history and watch time. So, the more time people spend watching your videos the more recommendation they will get. Striving for increasing watching time is the winning strategy. 

3. Research keywords for your channel.

Conduct some content analysis to identify competitors in the same niche and analyse their channels. Note the relevant keywords and incorporate them into your videos. Use the YouTube search algorithm to your advantage. Remember that the most successful channels get most of their traffic from SUGGESTED. 

4. Create click-worthy titles.

Once you’ve identified some keywords for your channel, you can brainstorm some sample video ideas. In the title of your video, include the keywords. The title should pique people’s interest and entice them to click. Don’t be afraid to use slightly clickbait titles as long as you have amazing content to back it up! Good content will never be criticized. Put the most competitive keywords near the beginning of your title. This will boost the visibility of your video. 

5. Increase the length of your video.

Because the YouTube algorithm prioritizes watch time and audience retention, you must create a winning combination of the two. YouTube will reward you with views if you can achieve a high retention rate with longer videos. YouTube wants to serve advertisements, and longer videos can accommodate more ads. If you can stay in the 16–21-minute range, you’ll be very well rewarded. 

6. Make eye-catching, click-worthy thumbnails.

They must not only be bright, but they must also stand out. Bright colours are effective. You must create several variations and decide which one you believe will receive the most clicks. This is possibly the most important factor in the success of any video! Adobe Lightroom is an excellent tool for creating thumbnails. Remember, the title and thumbnails are two things your potential viewer consider when making decision whether to watch your video or not.  

7. Create content for your non-subscribers.

If you can get the algorithm on your side and get those suggested views, you’ll gain a new audience with each video. As a result, you should create each new video as if it were their first time seeing you. 

You want to keep them updated on every single video! Tell them who you are, what the video is about, and what they can expect, and use those hooks to try to get them to the end! 

8. Keep an eye on your real-time views.

Watching your real-time views after publishing a video is one way to see if your efforts are paying off. Open YouTube analytics and look at real-time views right after you publish a video. There should be an increase in views. Keep an eye on your real-time views, experiment with content ideas until you find one that “pops,” and then double down on that type of content. Your YouTube channel’s popularity will skyrocket! 

9. Increase your audience engagement.

Engagement is the most important secondary factor. Engaging with your content means commenting on your videos; sharing your videos; subscribed to your channel with the bell notification button on; immediately consuming your videos when they are suggested to them. 

To achieve this, you could ask your viewers to share your videos with their friends if they enjoyed it; remind your viewers to subscribe if they haven’t already and to click the bell notification icon too; upload videos on a consistent schedule and inform your audience about the frequency. 

10. Use YouTube SEO tools

There are various SEO tools for boosting your YouTube channel growth. You can tr TubeBuddy or VidIQ for the start. Both these tools help you to find effective keywords, tags, and video ideas, while monitoring the growth of your channel. 

11. Leverage the power of personal connections.

Ask your friends to subscribe and to watch your videos till the end. You’ll be well on your way if you can get your first 100 or 200 subscribers from friends and family. The algorithm will be on your side, and you will be able to access the suggested. Even if it’s slow at first, suggested views will begin to trickle in, and you’ll soon have 200, 300, 500, and eventually 1000 subscribers. You only need 1000 subscribers to figure out the algorithm and boost your channel!