How to Start A YouTube Gaming Channel

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Starting a YouTube gaming channel is easy. Creating a YouTube account is simple and gaming videos are inexpensive to make. If you love playing games or are just interested in the experience or opportunities, it’s become very simple to make your own gaming channel.

Start one as a hobby to indulge your passion or start something you can grow into a business. It’s easy!

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Choose Your Platform

There are different ways you can broadcast or post on YouTube. Depending on the games you like or want to make the focus of your channel, you can stream from computers or game consoles.

The most popular platforms these days, aside from PC, are PS4 and Xbox One. Gaming computers, with all the software and hardware requirements, can be costly. If you’re just starting, gaming consoles are perfectly fine although expect less in terms of editing and control.

Invest in Equipment

Gaming videos are not expensive to produce. However, like all YouTube channels, you still have to invest in equipment so your videos will look and sound good.

Invest in basics like audio and video. Even if you decide to get a gaming laptop, don’t rely on its built-in microphone. Voice quality is important for gaming channels as it makes a big piece of your personality on the platform. If you don’t plan on showing your face for privacy issues, your viewers will identify you completely by your voice. Check out reviews for the best starter microphones and entry-level cameras if you’re okay with showing your face in your videos.

Yes, it’s completely possible to become big on YouTube even without showing your face. One popular YouTube gamer whose subscribers have been waiting for years for a face reveal is H20 Delirious. Check out the video below to see how mysterious and popular he has become because of this.

By the way, if you want to attract subscribers and build a strong fan base on YouTube, consider buying YouTube Views. A high view count will help you rank higher on Google and YouTube, so you’ll get more exposure for your videos. More exposure means more potential subscribers, so put out high-quality content and encourage them to subscribe to you.

Focus on High-Quality Content

To encourage users to subscribe to your channel, it’s important that you focus on content in the beginning. Most people won’t watch a 40-minute long video of a playthrough by an unknown gamer. Keep your videos short.

According to a study on attention span for videos, a good length is between 2 and 3 minutes, but the sweet spot is 2 minutes. Another, longer sweet spot, is between 6 and 12 minutes.

Below is an example of what you can do in under 3 minutes.

Make sure your videos are interesting, funny, and completely worthy of a watch! Check out what others are doing for inspiration.

Promote Your Uploads

Don’t forget to cross-promote your videos on your other social media sites. Your work isn’t finished just because your video is live on YouTube.

So, promote, promote, and promote. Attend video conferences, contribute to gaming blogs, collaborate with other YouTubers, and do everything you can to spread the word about your new channel and any videos you post.

Interact With Your Viewers

Another way you can draw viewers to your channel is by interacting with them. Your replies to comments don’t have to be long but make sure they aren’t a simple yes or no, as well. Write comments that will keep the conversation going.

Don’t limit your interaction to just your channel. Go to other channels, leave some comments, and make some friends. Create a community and make it appealing for others to join. Here are some tips from YouTube.

Lastly, be sincere and always talk as if you’re speaking to a friend.

Post Consistently

Consistency is important, too. Commit to a posting schedule and stick to it. The last thing you want is for people to go to your channel, find out you have not uploaded a new video like you said you would, and never come back.

Check out VanossGaming’s schedule of frequent posts. This is probably more than you can put out, but it shows what a dedicated YouTube gamer can do.

Assessing how long it takes you to make a video (along with your own dedication) will help you create a posting schedule.

Build Your Authority

Continue building your presence on YouTube and growing not just your subscribers but your views as well.

Kickstart that process by buying YouTube Views for your videos. Videos with high view counts attract more viewers than videos with low view counts. So, buy views and encourage people to watch your videos — if they like what they see, they’ll stick around for more.

Getting people to watch your videos is the first step to turning them into subscribers. The more subscribers you have, the more influential you’ll appear and the more people will want to watch your videos.

Put On Your Headset and Get Ready

Creating your own YouTube gaming channel is easy but growing it to the top of the charts is not all peaches and cream. If you’re not afraid of some hard work (but hey, you’re playing video games), start your own channel today and get going!

It’s difficult in the beginning but it will get easier once you’ve established your presence on the platform.

Keep on dreaming and keep on working, and when the going gets tough, remember that gamers that quit never win. Good luck, and remember Pewdiepie’s wise advice — don’t be a salad!

Date: November 22, 2017 / Categories: Explainer, / Author: Chell


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