Learn from Your Favorite Channels
Another great way to learn about YouTube success is during your downtime when you can relax and watch videos from some of your own favorite channels.
These aren’t the channels of your competitors, we’ve already covered that. This is when you spend some time in off-market channels, meaning that you’re studying how other channels outside of your niche are increasing engagement and driving in traffic.
Just because they aren’t in your niche doesn’t mean you can’t learn something valuable from them.
In fact, it’s quite the opposite. By studying other markets outside of your own, you’ll likely be able to generate fresh, new ideas that your own niche hasn’t yet seen.
You’ll also begin to see a pattern based on the content style that people are more excited about as well as how the channel owner chose to produce that content and in what formats (candid, professional, how-to-style, etc.)
So, the next time you watch a video from one of your favorite creators, ask yourself a few questions.
For example, what about this video is holding my attention? Remember that YouTube is all about clicking, clicking, and clicking.
If this is a channel that you’ve been subscribed to for a while, then what keeps you coming back? Is it the graphics, variety of videos, tone, style, or something else?
Look at the techniques they use to keep viewers returning day after day. Perhaps they include giveaways, fun facts, candid interviews, or live streaming sessions. Are any of these something that you can do on your own channel?
Get those creative juices flowing!