YouTube is definitely something that helps a gamer make money. It helps their following notice them and even stick around. BUT, no one is going to notice OR stick around for crappy videos. It doesn’t matter if you’re uploading 5 new videos a week for people to see if the majority of those videos aren’t what people want to watch.
Promoting “Filler” Videos
I see tons of people posting their videos on Reddit and I really have to stop and question why. I click a TON of videos. If I can find a good YouTube channel I will be the first to click that subscribe button. The problem is that the majority of the videos I end up clicking are all “Fillers“. They’re mostly just videos of regular gameplay or commentary of regular gameplay. People want to see something different. If you’re going to post commentary or guides on a site like Reddit, you have to know more then the common knowledge of whatever game that may be. Same goes for if you’re going to be uploading a ton of average videos to your YouTube channel. You should be promoting your channel with the spectacular ones, not EVERY video.
Quality VS Quantity
It’s always nice to come to a YouTube channel and see it has a ton of videos for me to watch through, but if I start going through them and the majority of ones that I’m not interested in, I’m making my way to the next channel. That being said, I still encourage you to give yourself a video timeline. You should be posting regularly. The difference is that if you happen to not be able to make that deadline, you should not just throw up any ol’ video to cover your but. Get it done. You have to work to get the reward of having a following.
You may think this article is common knowledge, but unfortunately it’s not. I wanted to put out this out and make it short and to the point so that I was sure everyone would read it. If you have a YouTube channel and you’re posting everyone of your videos to Reddit, forums and social media, they better all be awesome! Each click you get should be able to capture another subscriber. If not, then what’s the point? People should want to keep watching your content.