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Be A Better YouTuber With These 3 Easy Tips

October 12, 2019

– I’m gonna tell you three things that will make you a better YouTuber, and we’re starting right now. Real quick, before we get into the tips, I want to invite you to join
me in Los Angeles, California, in just a few days. There’s two things happening
that I wanna let you know about if you’re a content creator, both of these are very important to you. I’ll have links to both of
these down in the description, but the very first is VidSummit. VidSummit is a conference
where people that are serious about YouTube and online
video go to to learn about what is happening right now. Everything is constantly changing
on all of these platforms, and because of that,
VidSummit is the place where you go to find out
what is happening right now and network with some of the
best people in the business. For example, Casey
Neistat is gonna be there. Jimmy Donaldson, also known as Mr. Beast, is going to be there. Shay Carl, Peter McKinnon,
Derral Eves, Roberto Blake, Tim Shmoyer, myself, my brother Dee, Sean McBride, Matt Gielen, Sean Cannell, and Benji Travis, Pat
Flynn, Andru Edwards, you get the idea. It’s a place where the best
and most current information about YouTube and online
video is being shared. Personally, I went to VidSummit in 2017, and it made a huge difference for me, my channel, my business, the networking that I was able to do, total gamechanger. So, I invite you to join us at VidSummit. You can find out information
about that at The next thing on the list,
is since I’m gonna be in LA for VidSummit, Brian
G. Johnson and myself, we actually put together a workshop. We’re hosting a very
small, intimate workshop with just a handful of creators, and I want you to join us there and you can work with us one on one. So what we’re gonna do is
we’re gonna take you through the information that we know about YouTube and we’re gonna work with you personally on your channel, to where
we pull up your channel and the information that
we’re sharing with you is stuff that directly
applies to what it is that you are working on. In addition to the workshop,
once that is finished, we’re actually gonna pick it up virtually once everybody gets home
and we’re gonna continue the training into 2020. So I invite you to come to that as well. You can find out more
information about that at I’ll put links to
CreatorsAvantage and VidSummit down in the description below. So, with all of that outta the way, three things that you can
do to be a better YouTuber are one, if you watch other
people’s YouTube content, you don’t watch it like hey,
I’m trying to be entertained, but you watch other people’s content and you look and see the
nuances of what it is that they’re doing, this is gonna help you be a better content creator,
and lemme explain why. As people who make videos,
or people who make content for the internet, we
get caught up in our way of doing things, and we
get caught up in, you know, the specific ways that we do our videos, and we might run into creative blocks and things like that, so when you watch other people’s videos, you
can actually get inspired and get ideas from what
other people are doing. And in addition to that, you
can start really diggin’ in and you can start doing
things like timing the video. Hey, how often do they change the scene? How often do they cut it? How often do they put B
roll and things like that. You can also gauge how
fast they’re talking or how slow they’re talking, or what they’re doing specifically to connect with the audience, and you can start trying
to analyze and figure out what it is that they are
doing to get the results that they’re getting on YouTube. And look, you don’t want to
steal other people’s ideas, you don’t wanna copy what
somebody else is doing. The idea here is simply just
to use it for inspiration. So you look at their channel,
you look at their videos and you say hey, this
is what they’re doing with their videos, these
are the nuances of what they’re going with their content, so start seeing if that can
spawn some new ideas for you. And through that process,
that’s gonna help you be a better YouTuber as
well, because that’s going to bring to your awareness a
lot of things that maybe you might not be doing that can help you get better results here on YouTube. The next thing that you
can do is educate yourself on what YouTube wants from you, so that you can get the best
results here on YouTube. So, YouTube has something
called the Creator Academy, and with the YouTube Creator Academy, what it is, it’s basically
a training course, and it’s basically best
practices so to speak in terms of what YouTube
expects you to do, how they expect you to do things, what they don’t want you to
do which is really important and can help keep you out of trouble, and help keep you from
losing your YouTube channel. But they go into things
like how to write a title, or the best way to bring
attention to a title. They share how to grow and interact with the community of people that
are watching your content. They tell you, straight from YouTube, they tell you how to get
discovered on YouTube. They tell you what you need to do in order to have your videos
shown in front of other people, how to grow an audience on YouTube. They tell you how to plan your content out so that you can get the best results. They tell you how to make money. All of it. YouTube Creator Academy, 100% free, it’s all the best practice stuff. It’s not the advanced stuff,
it’s the best practice stuff, the basic stuff that’s
gonna help you get started and get that momentum goin. The third thing, and I’m
gonna give you some data to back this up that’s
gonna apply directly to you, but the third thing is
to make more videos. Now hold on. Let me actually give you
some numbers behind that. So Brian G. Johnson made a Facebook post, and in that Facebook
post he was talking about the importance of keeping going and making more video content. Phil, from Two Buddy, he actually
came in and he said look, we have data to support what
it is that you’re saying. And he said that out of 3.5 million users in the Two Buddy database,
here’s some numbers that are gonna blow
your mind, but also help keep you going because
the numbers that I’m getting ready to share with you will give you a lot of insight to where, if you’re like hey, I’ve
got this many videos, but it takes, you know,
ballpark on average, this many videos to get
x amount of subscribers, then I need to keep going. So you don’t look at
it and get discouraged if you have a small amount of videos but it takes a lot more videos
to get to certain points on average. The very first is on average, and again, these are averages. Of course, some people
do it with a lot less, some people it takes a lot more, but on average, channels between
one and 10,000 subscribers, 1,000 and 10,000 subscribers
have on average 152 videos. Channels with 10,000 to
100,000 typically have, on average, 418 videos. And 100,000 to a million, 1,171 videos. So, what I want you to think about is if you’re on that path,
and you are truckin’ along, you’re making some video
content and your numbers just aren’t there yet
in terms of, you know, you’ve got 20 videos on your
channel, or you’ve got 50 videos on your channel, be patient. You know, you’ll get there,
just be patient, keep going. Because the more videos that
you make, in addition to just having more content, the
more videos that you make, the better you’re gonna get at what it is that you’re doing. The better you’re gonna be
able to edit your videos, the better you’re gonna be
able to promote your videos, the more videos that you’re
gonna have on your channel that are constantly bringing
viewers in to your channel. So, it’s really important
if you wanna be a better YouTuber that you keep going
and you keep making videos. Now, within all of this,
there’s one mistake that a lot of YouTubers make that actually keep them from growing. I’m gonna link a video right here. You can go ahead and click
this now and watch it. That’s going to help
you avoid that mistake. To learn more about growing on YouTube, remember to subscribe. Thank you so much for watching. I’ll see you next time.

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  • Reply Nick Nimmin October 7, 2019 at 11:57 am

    NOTE: VidSummit also has LIVE and replay virtual tickets available! Get the info on the VidSummit website.

  • Reply Adventure Time RC October 8, 2019 at 7:50 am

    I have 300 plus videos lol and 870 subs I'm on my way thanks for the tips 😀😎🍻

  • Reply Tips with Nikky October 8, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Thanks for shearing this tips. I will definitely take it into consideration👍

  • Reply Holly Lee October 8, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Great point, thanks for another great content!

  • Reply LazySwamp 09 October 8, 2019 at 8:18 am


  • Reply Scruffy Lookin RGB October 8, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Hey Nick, your videos are very helpful and informative thank you man! 150 videos to get to 1000 subscribers. That is some useful information. Means i gotta get making more videos. I find my self spending lots of time editing and re-editing. As a creator where do you decide when to stop trying to perfect a video and just put it out there and get to work on the next one?

  • Reply Gacha disaster October 8, 2019 at 8:43 am

    BTW, channel with 14 subscribers have an average of 25 videos.

  • Reply Nichole Diaz October 8, 2019 at 9:13 am


  • Reply ALEXxpress3 October 8, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Great free advice…

  • Reply Peculiar Dandelion October 8, 2019 at 9:51 am

    I learned so much as usual. I love creators that are leaders and take you along and show you the way I'm grateful. Thanks, nick.

  • Reply Peculiar Dandelion October 8, 2019 at 9:59 am

    oh. i have an idea that i think about when making my videos. video request, how do you know when you need a disclaimer in a video? simple law stuff? that applies to put yourself on youtube and freedom of speech but still be within the law and rules of youtube or not to be sued. I know it sounds all jumbled but that's one thing i don't want to mess up but don't know much about.

  • Reply João Gonçalves October 8, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Thanks for the tips Nick. Patience is a virtue and youtube is a marathon, so it makes sense. I really need to start doing those creator academy courses again.

  • Reply Patrick Vlogs October 8, 2019 at 10:44 am

    You should add captions to your videos

  • Reply Penny Morgan Stay Body Positive October 8, 2019 at 11:49 am

    ? Question, can you have a donate button on your channel banner or video to support your channel? Looking into crowdfunding as well in the academy. I'm finding conflicting info on the donate button hoping the experts can add insight😉 Great tips again in this video as usual😊 Thank you!

  • Reply Osmani TechLab October 8, 2019 at 12:20 pm


  • Reply Oxford Hunting October 8, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    I just started a hunting channel only have about 6 videos I noticed on the longer ones the retention is very low should I redo it and cut a bunch out and repost it? Or leave it be? I posted this question on another video then noticed it was from like 2 years ago lol

  • Reply Ethio John ኢትዮ ጆን October 8, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Small youtuber is here trying to learn alot. from Ethiopia

  • Reply Steven GamingPH October 8, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Me:getting 385 views so happy😂
    But i see the likes only 4 and i have still 2 subs whats going on??

  • Reply Sofia Amirpoor October 8, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks! I never heard those stats before, really keeps me
    Motivated to keep on going!

  • Reply Charles Powell October 8, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Hey Nick thanks for the video.

  • Reply Robo Rob Gaming October 8, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    ive made over 50 videos havent even hit 200 must be doing something wrong (edit: it meant 350……it sucks -_-)

  • Reply wisdom time TV October 8, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Finely i hit more than 1000 subscribers 😍

  • Reply A1A Adventures October 8, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Excellent Tips to Try for Channel Improvement! Thank You

  • Reply Rambling Recruiter October 8, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Does that data on numbers of videos include live streams? I've tried it a couple of times, and haven't gotten it quite dialed in yet.

  • Reply Chris Mizo October 8, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Just coming back from beautiful Taiwan, happy to get back into my normal workflow and learn from the greats like you Nick! 👍

  • Reply Architect's Vision October 8, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    I have one question, do we get benefit by adding hashtags above title of the video or adding location will give more benefit, for better searchable result of our video on youtube, I have tried to put both but when I add location then hashtags are not visible, they are visible only in the description of the video. Please help

  • Reply Victor the Yamper October 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Great video Nick. October is way too busy this year for me so I won’t be able to go

  • Reply CS GO chang lee October 8, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    I hope I will be home at that time to join you .

  • Reply KEEPUPWITH WILLIAM SERAPHIN October 8, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Thanks for the tips bro. I need to grow fast.

  • Reply Rebel Digger October 8, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Nick thanks man for all the great tips… I've seen growth on my metal detecting channel and you have helped a bunch thx again!!

  • Reply Kenneth Antonil - KRA PH October 8, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Great content, Nick 👍

  • Reply COnTV • Resumo da Internet October 8, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Nick u never did a video about speaking. Could u do it? Tips for speak better, beeing confident. But no motivational stuff — we want techniques.

  • Reply MayhemBeauty October 8, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Hey Nick, I noticed you talked about numbers of videos to subscribers on average, my question is what are the numbers for views on a video for "X" amount of subscribers also what are the numbers for comments on each video for X amount of subscribers?

  • Reply Jody Mitoma the Entrepreneur October 8, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Just those average # of video stats at the end were worth watching this entire video. Thanks, Nick! 😎👊

  • Reply It’s Ashleyplayz October 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Hey nick I’m a small youtuber

  • Reply Hyper October 8, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Nick. I was hoping you could give me some advice (others could to)

    I'm stuck. I have this channel with 2500 subscribers, but I don't get any views whatsoever. Nothing I've uploaded recently has gained more than 200 views. I'd try to make better content, but right now the problem seems to be that no one is watching.

    I think I'm making pretty solid thumbnails. I've tried all the tricks in terms of tags, titles and strategies. Nothing works. No matter what I upload, or how contemporary the topic is, it lands on 100-200 views.

    Any advice?

  • Reply The Mighty Nuub October 8, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Nick I have 5 videos and 130 subscribers I am doing well?
    Plus my last video hit 266 views on the first day but now it is only 100 any tips to avoid that?
    Glad if you answer

  • Reply BrewzaBoy LUFC October 8, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    I just uploaded my first video could anyone give me some feedback? 🙂

  • Reply Dr. Applesauce October 8, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Another great video Nick! I have been learning a lot from you and seeing some really good growth on my channel.

  • Reply Dr. Applesauce October 8, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Another great video Nick! I have been learning a lot from you and seeing some really good growth on my channel.

  • Reply Wanderlust Awe Syndrome October 8, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Patience is GREATEST practice all YT'ers need to do!!!!

  • Reply TheLastHotSauce October 8, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    So wish I could afford vid summit

  • Reply TheLastHotSauce October 8, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Ooo l.a ? I'm a look that up, I'm in sd

  • Reply Mikael Wolf October 8, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Hey ! I’ve been doing YouTube for about a year now and I would like to be able to improve the quality of my videos without going broke. I’m currently using a Samsung Galaxy A5 and was wondering if there was a cellphone that would really be worth it. By the way, I only film talking to my camera so I don’t need any fancy camera, just good quality while standing on a tripod. My channel is in French but I’d appreciate it if you would just take a fast 2seconds look to see the video quality I’m currently working with. As always, thanks for your great answers and videos!

  • Reply SuperEzHistory October 9, 2019 at 3:41 am

    Helpful information. Just starting out on Youtube and your channel's been quite helpful!

  • Reply Slick Sixguns October 9, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Thanks for the input wish I could be at vid summit but one day some day

  • Reply Utd Vlog TV October 9, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Hey bro, is it possible to get the shake/earthquake effect on iMovie?

  • Reply Lovenails By Jade Hickson October 9, 2019 at 9:54 am

    ‼️‼️ NICK PLEASE HELP ME ‼️‼️
    I don’t know what’s going on but YouTube won’t let me upload content since doing the IOS12 update!
    I record, edit and upload from my phone so this really is a pain in the backside!!! DO YOU HAVE ANY KNOWLEDGE OF THIS? xx

  • Reply BUSTING beasts October 9, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Ur awesomely epic

  • Reply Nicole A McGrath October 9, 2019 at 10:44 am

    How slow they are talking haha that was scary Nick. Yes Nick the Creator Academy is really good I have watch a few of their videos I need to keep on watching more. Keep on going. make more videos Awesome. Thanks for the Motivation Nick. I needed to hear this. Be patient keep on going.

  • Reply Just Technology October 9, 2019 at 11:04 am

    0:00 to 1:49 Nick Nimmin on McLaren like So speedy. I get the point though

  • Reply Just Technology October 9, 2019 at 11:08 am

    I just want youto tell me PRECISELY how to enhance my audio. Thank you

  • Reply Tonka the Malamute AKA WaterWolf October 9, 2019 at 11:17 am

    I have over 2,100 videos up😊!

  • Reply Rift Clan October 9, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Hey nice video

  • Reply lady Gee ng October 9, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Please nick what is the best youtube creator acedemy app?

  • Reply Intuitive Diane October 9, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    I so agree with this. Often people say and complain about people not watching their videos or receiving negative feedback; but it is because they have tunnel vision. I just did my video today … and I talk wayyyyyy to quick! Though I had to get It done and hopefully my confidence and my creative power grows with it. Really enjoy your content as always nick

  • Reply Madness Mind October 9, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    I wish i could be there. Is there a way to watch the video later when this summit arrange.

  • Reply RazMansReality October 9, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Great advice as always man! I really wish I had a way to travel it would be awesome to experience VidSummit and your and Brian’s Seminar. I feel like I’m cursed. As you know I just recently got back to a place where I can start creating again and now I’m stuck again. My Mom fell in my room she’s okay but she accidentally knocked my mic off the boom arm and broke it so now I have to find a way to buy a new one since it’s no longer under warranty. Hopefully I’ll be back in the game sooner or later. Take it easy dude.

  • Reply YASSO MSD October 9, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Could you make a video about a good screen recorder without saying made with

  • Reply pagrant October 9, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    pratice and watch nick nimmin

  • Reply Mitch Reacts October 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I have 150 videos up to 360 subscribers should I keep making videos or share my others or both

  • Reply Read My Lips - News & Politics October 9, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    The grind is really paying off. And I've done it using your tips. Less then 200 away from hitting 1k subs and my community is still growing. Thanks so much for looking out for us fellow YouTubers

  • Reply KayEs October 9, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Hey Nick, dunno which video of yours to comment on to get your attention LOL. Is an audience retention of 30% on a 20 minute video and 40% on a 10 minute video good enough to upload daily in your opinion? Or should I upload less often and work more on the retention. I really need your insight on this, thanks

  • Reply Sketchbook Time Machine October 9, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    👀 Wow, those TubeBuddy numbers are eye-opening! 👀

  • Reply KB Flash October 9, 2019 at 9:33 pm


  • Reply Simply Mel October 9, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Love this ! I’m actively watching 🤗

  • Reply Alex Magee October 10, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Trying to learn as much as I can. So thanks for all the tips you drop.

  • Reply AfghanYoutuber یوتیوبر افغانی October 10, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Buy me ticket and I'll be there 😁😁

  • Reply Ev,s 808 LIFE October 10, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Can you tell me what I doing wrong

  • Reply Trisha Palmieri October 10, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Love that you mentioned the "Creator Academy". Great resource! Thank you Nick for always giving such great education and knowledge to help us build our channels!

  • Reply sing like a fool October 10, 2019 at 6:02 am

    you re so underated

  • Reply ALICE MAYORA VLOG October 10, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Very informative your avid fan here in the Philippines

  • Reply Tom Shaw October 10, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    HI does anyone know how do you put a videos to youTube kids? If someone knows this theirs a video in the making for you cant find any info anywhere.

  • Reply A 2 pas du Liban October 10, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks for the tips Nick, especially the third one ! The average number of videos is a very interisting data to compare with. 😎

  • Reply Fitness Expert Critic October 10, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    I only have 60 subs lol

  • Reply Terminator TV October 10, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Looks like I'm a long way off I only got 8 videos but I don't want to put out rushed content so I'll just be patient and keep uploading

  • Reply Max V World Media October 10, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    I have 1,300 videos uploaded. 10,000 subs. Lol

  • Reply Gamer Butters October 10, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    I wish I can go there but is to far and I m a bit busy in college I wish I could be there and meet you because you helped me a lot in YouTube and I wanted to thank you for a the help you give us

  • Reply Maddie Ziegler fans October 10, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Can we make an Adsense account, without complete subscribers 1000 and watch our 4000?
    So if we did it when we are going to get monetization, then is that a problem?

  • Reply Grandshepherd Tina’s Tube October 10, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    I made 10 videos in two weeks but few subscribers. Am honestly discouraged

  • Reply P.I. Sison October 11, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Thank you for the info nick. im still new here in youtube.and starting to make a lot of videos.and im not thinking for now the monetisation. im just enjoying making videos for now.

  • Reply Katie Gaspar October 11, 2019 at 1:47 am

    Such amazing information! THANK YOU SO MUCH! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply Chitty Productions October 11, 2019 at 2:40 am

    The average videos for each group was reassuring. Its easy to get impatient and want instant success. Also I think its important to just watch your own videos. It motivates me seeing how far I've already come on just a handful of videos.

  • Reply REBELZ RUDRA October 11, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Please help me and make a video on when I stream on my iPad using streamlabs it streams for few seconds and it end automatically by saying :attempted to start a invalid broadcasting session ,please help.

  • Reply Reel Adventures Hawaii October 11, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Thank you for giving the breakdown on video to subs. That made me realize a lot of stuff. Great content as always. Thanks and aloha from Hawaii 🤙

  • Reply M-c Channel October 11, 2019 at 9:35 am

    thanks for helping us and lotNick Nimmin someday my yt channel will grow and grow… im a new fan of yours thanks to you…

  • Reply GC GAMING YT October 11, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Sir give some tips of growing a gaming channel on YT🙏

  • Reply Ryan Hobert October 11, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Would I be wasting my time uploading everyday if have audience retention percentages of 20-30%? Or will it still help me grow. Love your videos

  • Reply GG pickle October 11, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Can you say me what I doing wrong please

  • Reply James THE KOI whisperer October 11, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Thanks mate

  • Reply Royalty Gaming October 11, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Thing is I feel my channel looks amazing but no views it’s pretty weird please check it out watch one vid just one recent not whole thing but one I try so hard 😂🙂

  • Reply COD OPA ALPHA WOLF October 11, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you. Big Like.

  • Reply Dr Steven Lome Lifestyle Medicine - Plant Based October 11, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    My viewers keep telling me I talk to fast. My channel is growing quickly despite this…but I’m afraid that if I slow down the videos will be 20 minutes or longer! I notice you talk quite fast as well. People can rewind and listen again if they want right? Can you give suggestions or do a video on pace. Great channel! Love your advice and videos!

  • Reply cooltunesmadeezy October 12, 2019 at 3:38 am

    Nick can you please do a video on copywrite claims.and how to deal with copywrite material under fair use.. And dispute and appeal and what to expect…thanks Nick

  • Reply Crochet and Knitting with Tuula Maaria October 12, 2019 at 8:11 am

    It was so interesting to hear those figures for the average number of videos! I'm far from the average, I have almost 80K subscribers and only 130 videos. Maybe this is because all of my content is evergreen (craft tutorials) and most of the time all the most watched videos are 1-3 years old. But it is very encouraging – just have to keep making more videos and that will help me grow faster!

  • Reply Bailujen October 12, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Will it help you survive as a youtuber

  • Reply Massimo Defilippo October 12, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Hey Nick!
    How much is your end screen click ratio?

  • Reply Naliisa Official October 12, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you 😍 i really want to grow and get my message out in the world 🙏🌹

  • Reply Natural_Stay_beauty October 12, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Watching your video definitely gives me a lot of inspiration. Thanks again.

  • Reply chiller man October 12, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Can you make another stream labs video? But for twitch and with the screen recorder?

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