Here's an interesting video from Charlie McDonnel, who's done 156 YouTube videos so far that each have a million or so views. His charlieissocoollike YouTube channel has about 1.5 million subscribers and the total views are over 234 million. He's obviously doing something right.
Among his rules:
- Don't ask people to comment or like a video. Just make a great video and the likes and comments will come.
- Don't give your viewers a group name (Lady Gaga's "Little Monsters" is an example). Talk to the individual viewer.
- Make the video for yourself first. If you're not having fun and enjoying the process, it will come through the camera to your viewers.
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