If you’re a YouTube-er you may already know that collaborations are actually pretty common. We actually even see them on Twitch, but may not even realize. First off, a collaboration is when someone works with someone else to create or do something, in this case; 2 YouTube-ers or Streamers coming together to gain followers or subscribers.
Some examples could be:
- Sub-wars on Twitch
- Q&A Collaboration Videos on YouTube
- Stream Sharing
- Game-play Videos of Two Different YouTube-ers mixed together
What does a Collaboration do for you?
Some gamers don’t realize how crucial a collaboration could be for their following because they don’t actual see what they gain from it. My best comparison would be when a blogger writes a guest post for another website. That website then posts their article, and in return that websites followers begin to notice that writer, bringing them more viewers. The same thing happens during these collaborations. If two YouTube channels come together for a collaboration video and they each have 1,000 followers, who’s to say that half of their followings won’t really like the other YouTube-er as well? That could mean you suddenly gaining 1/3 of your following in a single video.
Who would want to Collaborate with me?
Your best bet would be to find someone very similar to you. Sure, finding someone with over a million subscribers or followers while you only have 100 would be awesome, but it’s most likely not going to happen. If you have a couple hundred, even 1000 or more followers, go for someone in that same range. It doesn’t have to be someone who plays towards the same exact niche as you, but they will have to be similar. If you’re known for playing a specific champion in League of Legends, or for being an amazing sniper in COD, go for someone who plays the same game, but is known for something slightly different.
What if they say no?
Unfortunately, tons of people miss opportunities because they’re scared of being told no. I’m sure a bunch of you reading this won’t take the advice for that exact reason. Don’t be scared of the word “no”, because I’m telling you in advance 1/2 of the people you ask will probably respond with it. That’s fine though, because that means the other 1/2 of the people will tell you yes. Contact fellow streamers or YouTube-ers via private message or on Twitter and let them know what you’re looking to do. Don’t suddenly go spam a million people on Twitter, but still ask enough to get the job done.