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EXECUTION One of my youtube videos is currently going viral, the "scale" effect is powerful indeed.

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I've had a gaming related youtube channel since Jun 1, 2015.
Until literally a week or so ago i couldn't even pass 40 subscribers with over 100 videos that i've gradually posted over the years.

and then BOOM, a single 3 minute video started getting traction.
Now barely a week later the video just broke 300k views and i just broke 1000 subscribers, with no signs of stopping yet.

Now I haven't made any money or anything, but i think this is a cool showcase of the power of SCALE. its a powerful force indeed ;)

Check this glorious graph: 13937% lol
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Good job! Hopefully the trend continues.
 

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Good job! Was that viral video of yours just recently uploaded or has it been sitting on your channel for a while? Just curious.
 

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Any clue as to why it broke out suddenly? I ask because I saw a friend’s music video go semi-viral overnight. Unbeknownst to him, a big music influencer in France used a piece of his song without permission, and in a few days his video went from 1k views to several hundred thousand.

Hopefully it was because you posted some kickass content and the world can’t get enough of your stuff!
 
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That's great! Perhaps this is the beginning of something much larger.
its all good either way, im just enjoyin the moment lol

Any clue as to why it broke out suddenly? I ask because I saw a friend’s music video go semi-viral overnight. Unbeknownst to him, a big music influencer in France used a piece of his song without permission, and in a few days his video went from 1k views to several hundred thousand.

Hopefully it was because you posted some kickass content and the world can’t get enough of your stuff!
the game i played is sort of trending.
 

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Nice! It sounds like you've already got plenty of content on there to keep them coming back for a while.
 

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Incredible! Really well done. Here's hoping you can capitalize on this moment ... and see many more of them to come!

Stories like this give me hope.

I've had a personal finance youtube channel since about 2015 as well. Have been doing it on and off, but only buckled down since last September.
I have 300+ videos and only a handful have over 10k views. I'm at 205k watch minutes and really pushing toward the 240k mark to be monetized.

I'm "processing" my butt off... working toward that "event"!
 

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lol finally crossed one mil, and the views per hour is still increasing! it hit 50,000 views per hour at peak times now lol

my channel is now under automatic review for monetization, but that can take up to a month so i may miss out on any opportunity to monetize. but if i get lucky maybe ill make a few bucks.
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How did you all do it to get those views? I have made one video. I got 8 views. I want more views.
The youtube algorithm is showing my video to people, probably because the topic is trending maybe?
 

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How did you all do it to get those views? I have made one video. I got 8 views. I want more views.
Maybe try making more than one video?
 

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How did you all do it to get those views? I have made one video. I got 8 views. I want more views.
I've made 75 videos. I'm sitting at 2,263 subs and about 60,000 lifetime channel views. All this with no monetization and no immediate pay off.

YouTube is the long game. If you can't grind for a couple years without success then it's not the platform for you.

There is good information on YouTube, about how to get more views. The number 1 tip is... keep making videos.
 

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Pin at post at the top with a simple plug about yourself and a CTA to subscribe.

"Thanks everyone for making this video go viral. I am making more content soon on... Please sub if you are into... "
 
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Pin at post at the top with a simple plug about yourself and a CTA to subscribe.

"Thanks everyone for making this video go viral. I am making more content soon on... Please sub if you are into... "
i got a End Screen button to one of my other videos, already 40k views on that one.
Subs are happening, went from 40 to 5000+ so far lol
 
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i got a End Screen button to one of my other videos, already 40k views on that one.
Subs are happening, went from 40 to 5000+ so far lol
5k subs - unreal!

Well done. Start cranking out some new content right away.
 

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5k subs - unreal!

Well done. Start cranking out some new content right away.
its a bit tricky cause the video that went viral is pretty special, i beat the game in a really cool skillful way.
and its a really casual game and i normally play more traditional games.

i may make more casual game videos but it can't be regular gameplay, it has to be something cool that i did just like in the one that went viral.
 

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i may make more casual game videos but it can't be regular gameplay, it has to be something cool that i did just like in the one that went viral.
I checked out the video, pretty cool. Even from someone who's never played the game, I can see how impressive that is.

Recently I've gotten into sim racing. Some of the bigger YTers in the space will just record a race and give a play-by-play as to what's going on, their thoughts and tactics, and what other racers are doing. It's casual and not all "HEY WHAT'S GOIN ON IT'S *NAME* HERE SMASH THAT LIKE BUTTON!"

Maybe you could try that out but with whatever game you're playing...depending on the maturity of the audience.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtI0r3FusO0
 
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I checked out the video, pretty cool. Even from someone who's never played the game, I can see how impressive that is.

Recently I've gotten into sim racing. Some of the bigger YTers in the space will just record a race and give a play-by-play as to what's going on, their thoughts and tactics, and what other racers are doing. It's casual and not all "HEY WHAT'S GOIN ON IT'S *NAME* HERE SMASH THAT LIKE BUTTON!"

Maybe you could try that out but with whatever game you're playing...depending on the maturity of the audience.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtI0r3FusO0
that's pretty funny narrating over a gran turismo race lol

I do gameplay commentary for a game im playing through, yakuza 0 in this case.
It's been a great learning experience for me such as commentating while playing, speaking with a clear tone of voice, and general video editing.
So although the series never got a lot of views, i don't regret doing it.

I also like the casual type of commentary, im not into the over the top yelling at all, unless of course something genuinely surprises me in the game.

I'm still experimenting with video lengths, and deciding what footage to keep vs cutting out, whether to make more highlight style video or a long form gameplay.
I just don't wanna waste a person's time, that's important to me.
 

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Congrats.

lol finally crossed one mil, and the views per hour is still increasing! it hit 50,000 views per hour at peak times now lol
Feeling any passion? Excitement? Are you a bit more motivated to produce a video now?
;)
 
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Congrats.



Feeling any passion? Excitement? Are you a bit more motivated to produce a video now?
;)
To be honest MJ, the excitement wore off, its not like im earning a single dollar right now due to monetization approval waiting period.
after all these years of failure, ill stick to cautious optimism.

ill keep making videos of course.
If i get approved, the next viral one will make some cash for sure.
 

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This is so cool. As someone who is building a YouTube channel, this definitely gives me hope!
 

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