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YouTube – How To Get Started, Tips and Tricks

YouTube is a beast in the social media world and it’s not just all pranks and cute kitten videos. Over 300 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute! Not all of it will go viral, in fact not all of it will be seen at all. So this is where I can hopefully nudge you in the right direction…


So many YouTubers start uploading videos to an account before they have don’t their leg work and it can be a real pain to change later. A good example of this is “NicePeter” started a project with his friend “EpicLloyd” recording parody rap videos but when their video started to get popular people were looking for “Epic Rap Battles of History” and found them on a Nice Peter’s YouTube Channel instead which could confuse people. They have since opened a new channel to match their branding and boast over 12 million subscribers.

Picking a name at this stage can help you match social media accounts together helping people find you. For example if your YouTube account is MrHairyBrit you could grab your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Snap Chat accounts with the same username to help people find you should they want to see more of your work.

brandingYou don’t have to be a web designer or a branding graphic designer to make your channel stand out. YouTube Channels, as with most other social media profiles, have a header banner and a YouTube channel avatar. These banners and avatars are a way to let your audience know who you are, what you do, and a way to establish a recognised look.

The header banner needs to be 2560w x 1440h pixels as this is then used and scaled down for mobile devices such as phones, tablets and notebook laptops. As for the avatar or profile image I personally use and image that is 275w x 275h and I try and match the colours to the header banner so people are used to my avatar and my channel colours when they try to find my videos.


You don’t have to be rich to get into vlogging. YouTube is a great tool for any new curious vlogger who wants to find an audience on the internet. I personally started with a webcam that cost me £15. This had 720p video format and a fairly good microphone. The core thing to remember with videos is that video quality is great but if you cannot hear the video properly a viewer will very quickly tune out.

After a lot of testing I found that my webcam microphone was great depending on distance and that assuming I wasn’t in a dark room then the video quality wasn’t so much of an issue. I am since moved onto a £35 1080p Full HD webcam to film my vlogs and have a pretty reliable set up.

“Ok, so I have a camera and I have a microphone…. But what do I make videos about?”

A very good question. Now when you started this journey you may have had an initial thought of what the channel would be for whether its business, hobby, factual or just weird. Now why not open a notebook and throw words/questions at the page that would describe that topic for example if you want to make a video diary then these could be “Where I live. What’s my job? Do I have any pets? What did I think about the football this weekend?” Already there you have a few topics for a video. If its business based then why not explain who you are, what you sell, any examples, or your work etc


It’s time to build an audience. You have some videos recorded and you are ready to get them seen but for that you need subscribers and random viewers. There are 7 important tips to help you boost your YouTube Subscribers and boost your YouTube Channel Video Views.

  • Make videos
    Sounds obvious but you need to keep feeding you channel with new content that way people can find you.
  • Make videos regularly – schedule.
    As you start to get random views you need to start building the routine for a viewer. Why not upload a video on a set day. This could be daily, weekly or monthly but try to stick to it that way people know when to expect a new video from you
  • Let your viewers know when you will make a video and how to subscriber.
    Tell your viewers when you will be uploading your videos. That way they will come back but also make sure you ask them to subscribe that way when you do upload a new video YouTube will send them an email to tell them you have a new video for them.
  • Share videos with your social media.
    You’ve made a video so make sure people know it exists! Share it with friends, family and your social media accounts otherwise you may have well put a sign post in the middle of a field that no-one ever walks in.
  • Share videos on related sites.
    This is a good tip for expanding your audience. Your social media is full of people who have seen you before and expect videos from you while other sites are full of people that have yet to find you so this could be a way to spark their interest.
  • Stick to it
    Rome wasn’t built in a day and a loyal YouTube Viewer and YouTube Subscriber base isn’t either. The more videos you publish the more chance people will find you and share you but then the more subscribers you have the more they can share you to so make sure you stick around for the long haul.


It can be very tempting to take short cuts in social media. Everyone has seen them and no doubt you may have had an email or a social media message offering you the chance to “Buy Active YouTube Subscribers” or “Buy Fake Twitter Followers” etc. Although these offers can look nice and the subscriber count may go up these are indeed inactive user accounts and in the long run will either get removed by YouTube Subscribers Account Checker looking for Fake YouTube accounts or in worst case scenario could get your social media account banned entirely due to YouTube Community Standard Breaches.

Also with YouTube Subscribers it is QUALITY over QUANTITY! You want active YouTube Subscribers to watch your videos so they can share them with friends, like your videos and comment on them. YouTube Comments, YouTube Likes, and YouTube Subscribers are the most powerful and effective way to help your channel get seen shared and grow.


YouTube is not a get rich quick scheme! YouTube should be a place for you to share your opinions, have a laugh and to expand a business social media reach. If you are looking to join YouTube are wondering “How do I make a viral YouTube Video?” then you are looking at this in the wrong light entirely.

YouTube is a Social Media platform and I there for you to make friends, build connections and have fun, so make sure you don’t forget the fun!

I wish you all the luck in the world 🙂

If you would like to see what I did with all these tips then check out my videos at www.YouTube.com/MrHairyBrit


7 New Reasons To Love YouTube

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When i first joined YouTube I listed a few YouTubers that I loved to watch including Philip Defranco (sxephil) , Epic Rap Battles Of History, Shay Carl, RayWilliamJohnson and DanIsNotOnFire – as you can see here

But after nearly a year I have found a few new people 🙂

John Green and Hank Green aka The Vlog Brothers – www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers
George Watsky – www.youtube.com/user/gwatsky
Toby Turner – www.youtube.com/user/Tobuscus
Emma Blackery – www.youtube.com/user/emmablackery
Carrie Hope Fletcher – www.youtube.com/user/ItsWayPastMyBedTime
Lindsey Stirling – www.youtube.com/user/lindseystomp
LittleVoiceLaura – www.youtube.com/user/LittlevoiceLaura


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After 5 very fun months and hard work we have finally hit 1000 subscribers. A huge thank you to Epic Lloyd and Nice Peter aka Epic Rap Battles Of History for subscribing to out channel as it sky rocketed the subscriber growth rate and added nearly 300 subscribers in 4 days 🙂

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All my videos are made with a tongue firmly wedged into my cheek. I am here to make funny vlogs, funny movie reviews. funny rants, and add a funny spin on any topical news stories. I am always looking to collaborate with any fellow YouTubers so please contact me via YouTube messaging. These could be shout outs of cross promotion and I am open to any ideas so message me for anything and we can chat.

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Top 20 Celebs You Hate ft Miley Cyrus Naked and Justin Bieber

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Top 20 Celebs You Hate ft Miley Cyrus Naked and Justin Bieber

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10 Top Tips For YouTubers 2013 – YouTube 101 for Beginners

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I offer my top 10 tips for new vloggers on you tube. You dont need to swallow the bullshit just focus on the following tips.

Top 10 Youtube Tips For Rookies, Noobs, Newbies, Beginners

1 – Trailer
2 – Profile Picture
3 – Social Media (Twitter/FB)
4 – Branding
5 – Sound / Cam
6 – Engage People Ask Questions
7 – Reply! to fans and to videos
8 – Playlists
9 – Have Fun / Ignore the trolls
10 – Stick With It

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YouTubers – Who is your favourites? #RAYWJ #ERB #SXEPHIL #PEWDIEPIE #SHAYTARDS

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I have been on youtube almost 3 months but I have been a viewer for YEARS. There is a huge list of good YouTubers, Jenna Marbles (JennaMarbles), Philip Defranco (sxePhil & SourceFed), Epic Rap Battles of History, Ray William Johnson, Pewdiepie, ShayCarl (ShayTards), DanIsNotOnFire, Alfie (PointlessBlog), Boxxie and this list is endless. Here are some of my favourite YouTubers.

Philip DeFranco or “sxephil” is an American video blogger and YouTube celebrity. He is most notable for The Philip DeFranco Show, usually abbreviated PDS, a news show where DeFranco presents a news article, and then gives his opinion about it. His videos are centered on current events, sex, politics and celebrity gossip in which he gives his opinion, usually presented in an ironic manner and with frequent jump cuts to create a fast-paced feel. He has over 1 billion views, and over 2.5 million subscribers, and is the 79th most subscribed YouTuber as of July 2, 2013. DeFranco started his YouTube channel in 2006. His large audience led to his winning of a Spore Creature Creator contest and Wired’s Sexiest Geek of 2008 award, both open access online polls. DeFranco also created two other YouTube channels: PhilipDeFranco, a personal vlog-style channel and SourceFed, an original and Google funded YouTube channel. SourceFed spawned a spinoff channel, SourceFedNERD, as well. He sold all his channels to Revision3 in 2013.

As of July 24, 2013, his sxephil channel has earned 2.703 million subscribers and 1.12 billion video views, his PhilipDeFranco channel has earned 729,360 subscribers and 101 million views, and SourceFed has earned 1 million subscribers and 390 million video views – youtube.com/sxephil

Shay Carl has five YouTube channels, two of which (“shaycarl” and “SHAYTARDS”) have over one million subscribers. Butler and ApprenticeA are currently developing a documentary called “Vlogumentary” on a $200,000+ budget that was funded with an Indiegogo campaign and raised by mostly his viewers. Forbes called Butler one of the “most successful video entrepreneurs on YouTube” and in 2011 The New York Times featured Butler’s production company Maker Studios.

Butler frequently hosts and spices up events, such as the pre-show of the American Music Awards of 2012, and the largest bowl of pasta event at Buca di Beppo. – www.youtube.com/SHAYTARDS

Epic Rap Battles of History, officially shortened to ERB or ERBoH, is a YouTube video series created by Peter Shukoff (aka Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (aka EpicLLOYD). The series pits famous historical and pop culture figures, either fictional or otherwise, against one another in a rap battle format.

Although early episodes of the series featured only Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD, later episodes have regularly featured guest appearances from other internet celebrities such as Lisa Donovan, Timothy DeLaGhetto, George Watsky, DeStorm Power, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Rhett and Link, Mike Diva, and Jenna Marbles. Rapper Snoop Dogg appeared as a special guest in the episode “Moses vs. Santa Claus”, as Moses. Epic Rap Battles of History has been housed on its own YouTube channel since December 2011.

On July 3, 2013, ERB’s “Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney” was certified as a gold single in the United States by the RIAA. – youtube.com/ERB

Ray William Johnson (born August 14, 1981) is an American video blogger, producer, and actor best known for his YouTube series Equals Three, in which he provides commentary on viral videos. Many of the videos featured on Equals Three are noted to have received an additional boost of popularity. In February 2011, one industry publication noted that Johnson currently had six of the top twenty most watched videos of the month. In early September 2012, Johnson had accumulated nearly 2 billion video views. As of September 2013, the RayWilliamJohnson YouTube channel has over 10 million subscribers, and over 2.4 billion video views – youtube.com/RayWilliamJohnson

Daniel “Dan” Howell (born 11 June 1991) is an English professional vlogger and radio personality. He is best known for his YouTube channel danisnotonfire, which reached 2 million subscribers on 30 July 2013. Together with Phil Lester, Howell has presented The Request Show with Dan and Phil on BBC Radio 1 since January 2013. – youtube.com/DanIsNotOnFire


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