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YouTube Question is it true your first 100 subs is the slowest

dean the rat

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so i heard somewere that the slowest thing is gaining 100 subs, is it true and do you get more subs after 100 faster then the first 100 subs. like im almost at 60 but it feels like i will never be over 100 but i also started 3 months ago so, who am i to complan
 

Mario So

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I have heard that the hardest ones are 100, 500, and 1000. It took me 3 months to get to 100 posting once a week.
 
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dean the rat

dean the rat

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yea, i haven't gotten 100 yet but i've seen a guy with 1k subs get to like 1.2k in a week
if im lucky like today i gain 3, i post this with 59 and now im 61 woo hoo, but i am going into my 4th month of youtube, not at a full 800 views yet on the channel, but everything seems slow to me
 

StarrSales

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I feel like I am lost in the ether. I have 23 subs in StarrSales (my reselling channel) and 2 on the Wordsmith, LLC (resume preparation channel) Please feel free to have a peek and subscribe. Thanks
 
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dean the rat

dean the rat

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I feel like I am lost in the ether. I have 23 subs in StarrSales (my reselling channel) and 2 on the Wordsmith, LLC (resume preparation channel) Please feel free to have a peek and subscribe. Thanks
i felt that way to, i still do lol, like 7 billion people out there and i only have 60 subs
 

TakeEachDay

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Yes it’s been a slow tedious thing. It’s so hard to not take it personally lol. I do put work into how I edit and what I want my vids to look like. It really boils down to there are a lot of channels and a lot of competition for the same subscribers. Sometimes it’s hard to not feel like you’ve missed the boat. I’ve decided to just keep making content and hope that one day in the future the statistics will be in my favour and my videos, being a lot of them out there start showing up from time to time. I think new you tubers can get caught up in the fantasy of getting big real quick. Now although that does happen it’s likely for the majority it’s just really solid hard work. Promoting your stuff is really tough at times and relentless. Just keep swimming as dory says and just maybe things will start to get moving. My goal was to have 100 at 6mth mark and 200 by 12 mth. I think that my reality. It’s hard work and to be honest I’m doing this for fun and to document my son growing up at the same time. I think it’s harder for those who want to make it big and it doesn’t work out. Please don’t give up just keep trying. Us little guys need to stick together.
 

Tito Tim

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I am no expert but I think at the beginning we are all just lost in the crowd. YT promotes vids that they think will get views. A newbie has no track record... so they may put it out for recommendations, but will likely recommend a known quantity. It is a catch-22. They want to know you can get views before they promote you, but how do you get the views without some promotion?

But then again, I have a few thousand subs, good CTR, and retention, and I still feel like I am spinning my wheels ha ha
 

Bushnoughtdye

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I am no expert but I think at the beginning we are all just lost in the crowd. YT promotes vids that they think will get views. A newbie has no track record... so they may put it out for recommendations, but will likely recommend a known quantity. It is a catch-22. They want to know you can get views before they promote you, but how do you get the views without some promotion?

But then again, I have a few thousand subs, good CTR, and retention, and I still feel like I am spinning my wheels ha ha
How will I also get my first 100 subscribers
 

Beanie Draws

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theoretically true to some degree. Your first 100 subscribers you're building a reputation. You're building a trust. up to 100 subscribers, these people are subscribing in the hopes you'll have more to give, they're hoping you'll be regular (I still need to work on the regularity) and they HOPE the videos you upload will be similar in value to the videos they may have already watched. When you're in the thousands, you're already establishing these elements and you have a more dedicated viewership. when you have 10, very few are watching, you're probably not getting many comments, and it just FEELS longer. It does gain momentum after a while.

How do you get there. Put out constant videos of VALUE that give someone a reason to subscribe. Why should they care about you? if someone doesn't know about you, you have to give them a reason to care, you have to show how good you are so that you can develope that relationship and community.

It took me about 3 months I think to get my first 100. and because I was following the trend of Jurassic World, the next 1000 came roughly a month or so later.
 

TubeBuddy

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I am no expert but I think at the beginning we are all just lost in the crowd. YT promotes vids that they think will get views. A newbie has no track record... so they may put it out for recommendations, but will likely recommend a known quantity. It is a catch-22. They want to know you can get views before they promote you, but how do you get the views without some promotion?

But then again, I have a few thousand subs, good CTR, and retention, and I still feel like I am spinning my wheels ha ha
YouTube will give newer channels benefit of the doubt in search with the new tab.

The first 100 is the hardest because USUALLY channels haven't decided what they want to do/ be yet, and so they struggle to create content that resonates with an audience. On my gaming channel it took a year, but on my personal channel took two weeks, but I knew who I wanted to help and that's IMPORTANT. Knowing your audience, and the content your'e creating fro them helps you grow.

TubeBuddy helps by giving you the tools to find opportunities for growth, but it's up to YOU as the creator to take those opportunists or not.
 

Mario So

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Yes it’s been a slow tedious thing. It’s so hard to not take it personally lol. I do put work into how I edit and what I want my vids to look like. It really boils down to there are a lot of channels and a lot of competition for the same subscribers. Sometimes it’s hard to not feel like you’ve missed the boat. I’ve decided to just keep making content and hope that one day in the future the statistics will be in my favour and my videos, being a lot of them out there start showing up from time to time. I think new you tubers can get caught up in the fantasy of getting big real quick. Now although that does happen it’s likely for the majority it’s just really solid hard work. Promoting your stuff is really tough at times and relentless. Just keep swimming as dory says and just maybe things will start to get moving. My goal was to have 100 at 6mth mark and 200 by 12 mth. I think that my reality. It’s hard work and to be honest I’m doing this for fun and to document my son growing up at the same time. I think it’s harder for those who want to make it big and it doesn’t work out. Please don’t give up just keep trying. Us little guys need to stick together.
Yes I agree! There is a lot of content on YouTube and on the internet in general! But if you keep creating and learning how to rank videos, eventually you'll get people staying and subscribing. My goal is to post 100 videos on the channel!
 

Mario So

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YouTube will give newer channels benefit of the doubt in search with the new tab.

The first 100 is the hardest because USUALLY channels haven't decided what they want to do/ be yet, and so they struggle to create content that resonates with an audience. On my gaming channel it took a year, but on my personal channel took two weeks, but I knew who I wanted to help and that's IMPORTANT. Knowing your audience, and the content your'e creating fro them helps you grow.

TubeBuddy helps by giving you the tools to find opportunities for growth, but it's up to YOU as the creator to take those opportunists or not.
Two weeks?! That's awesome!
 

PhatBeetz

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Slow and steady. It's compounding interest...mathematically and literally. It's really hard when you're just starting out, and it's just like any other endeavor that is worth pursuing. You have to be willing to take a pretty substantial amount of frustration to "make it" as they say.

That's why we're on this journey together! Misery loves company, no? :D
 

AurigaDave

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so i heard somewere that the slowest thing is gaining 100 subs, is it true and do you get more subs after 100 faster then the first 100 subs. like im almost at 60 but it feels like i will never be over 100 but i also started 3 months ago so, who am i to complan
the first 100 seem the hardest as it is your first steps, but in reality the first 1000 take longer (logical) BUT how long things take depends on many factors..especially content and how hard you push the content.
It took me ages to get to 100, with a lot of begging of friends...but nearly 6 months to get to 1000, and this has been adided by the CV-19 lockdown...so I have had time to write more stuff, and publicise them heavily