PART2. Sharing Wisely
Share your video as soon as you post it. The earlier you share it, the more likely it will be to be a YouTube sensation. If you wait a week to share it while it barely gets any views, it’ll be much more likely to be forgotten by the YouTube community. Remember, timing is everything. Think of when your audience is likely to watch your video and release right before then (evenings and weekends are a good suggestion).
Email your video to your friends, family, and coworkers. Create an email list consisting of the people who know you well enough to be actually intrigued by your new YouTube video, and send them the link and encourage them to watch it. You can even add, “I can’t wait to hear what you think!” to show that you really expect them to watch your video. If you don’t care about potentially annoying people, just send it out to as many people as you can.
- If you have an intriguing subject and a persuasive email, there’s a good chance anyone will look at the video without even knowing you very well.
Share your video through social media. Post your video on Facebook, Twitter, and any other social networking sites that you’ve joined. Ask your friends to like, comment on, and share your post. This will help gain some traction on your video post and it may even go viral.
Use a blog or a website to promote your videos. If you have a blog or a website, you can use it to market your videos. If you don’t have a blog or website of your own but know friends with websites or blogs that are popular, ask your friends if they can help you out by sharing your video with their fans.
- If your video is something news-worthy then consider submitting your video to a news website like Mashable, if its accepted and posted on a news site then you will be guaranteed to have many more views.
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