How to Build Your Fan Base on YouTube…in less than 30 seconds

YouTube Subscribers are your Biggest Fans.  Your fans watch, share and take action on your content.  So, obviously, the more…the better!  Here is one simple trick for increasing your subscribers on YouTube:  Share the YouTube Direct-to-Subscribe Linkwith your audience and other followers online.

The YouTube Direct to Subscribe Link

Below is the link that will direct any web visitor straight to your YouTube Channel page to confirm subscription to your YouTube account!  To see it in action, Click Here to Subscribe to MY YouTube Channel.   Did it work?Here’s the LINK for you to share with YOUR fans and followers

http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=CHANNELID

Simply swap out the “CHANNELID” with your Youtube Channel Name and share!

See it in Action:

YouTube Subscribe Link 

7 Ways to Use the YouTube Direct-to-Subscribe Link

Just having a link that gets people to subscribe to your channel isn’t enough.  You need people to see the link, and get them to click it!  Below are seven unique ways you can use the Direct-to-Subscribe Link to increase your YouTube Fan base!  Note:  For best results, give people a reason to subscribe first (ie. produce great content on a consistent basis)

1.  YouTube Video Descriptions
Add your subscribe link inside the descriptions of all your Past, Present and Future YouTube videos with a strong call to action

2.  Facebook It!
Post a cool image or screen shot teasing your fans with an upcoming video and  let people know they need to subscribe to “stay tuned.”

3.  Tweet it!
Tweet about an upcoming set videos with a call to action to subscribe!  Use a url shortener!

4.  Blog Sidebar!
On my sidebar, you’ll notice I have the YouTube Subscribe Widget.  You can use that OR a direct-subscribe link. Either work!  (Widget Embed Code Below)

5. Below Your Embedded Videos
Try adding your subscribe link directly above or below one of your embedded YouTube Videos on your blog!

6. Your Email Signature
Add a short Call to Action to subscribe in your email signature

7. Blast it!
And finally, send a broadcast to your email list with a call to action to subscribe!!

The YouTube Subscribe Widget

As a little bonus, I’ve included the embed code for the YouTube Subscribe Widget!  Great for adding to your blog sidebar (like I did!)

<iframe id="fr" src="http://www.YouTube.com/subscribe_widget?p=addYouTube Username here" style="overflow: hidden; height: 105px; width: 300px; border: 0;" scrolling="no" frameBorder="0"></iframe>
Now that you know you have a direct-to-subscribe link to get more fans on YouTube, how will YOU use it?

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Comments

  1. says

    Great tips as usual James! We heart-centered entrepreneurs are always looking for great ways to share our expertise – and this will certainly help!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    Awesome tip James! Thanks.

    I’m definitely going to take a look at one of those GoPro cameras in the near future, after seeing it in the end of your video here.

  3. says

    James:
    I’m very happy with your help… I have Youtube box on my blog.
    How do I put the last video as you have it?
    It’s a plugin? Please let me Know.
    Thank you for your guidance.
    All the best,

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