Getting started on YouTube can be frustrating when the views and subscribers don’t come rolling in. If you want to get a fast start on YouTube, here’s some great advice from Tribe Tyler and his fiancé on how to get started on YouTube and start seeing success in a growing channel. He is going to share some behind-the-scenes of what happens on his channel, where he grew to almost 100,000 YouTube subscribers in a relatively short amount of time.

What’s up, YouTube Creators? My name is Tyler Shelton, and I run the YouTube channel TribeTyler. I started when I was 19, and then when I turned 20, I thought “wouldn’t it be cool if I had a daily video every day throughout my 20s”. Because your 20s is your most influential part of anybody’s life. You either get a job, or get married, or have kids, or move out.

1. Find Your Direction

My first tip to you is when you start your channel, have some sort of direction.

When asked what it was like being with me when I set out in this direction, my fiance, Halyee’s response was: “I initially thought it was kind of weird.”

And it is weird.

She continues “Tyler was like, ‘we’re going to start a vlog channel.’ I knew what it was because I had been watching some other vloggers for a really long amount of time because Tyler got me into it. And when he had the idea that we would start a vlog channel, I was more perplexed. Why would anybody want to watch us?  We’re just a couple of 19-year-old kids. But as we went on, it kind of just became part of our lives, and I couldn’t imagine not having every day documented now.”


So yeah, it just kind of became a part of us.

2. It’s Going to be Weird at First.

It’s going to be weird at first.

You’re going to have take risks.

And without taking risks and without really kind of analyzing your personal situation, you’re not going to be able to go anywhere. You have to find out what you’re good at.

3. Set Goals.

It’s a lot easier focus on the big picture, your ultimate goal, just by hitting little milestones, so to speak. For us, we started and we weren’t getting really any views. When I did say we weren’t getting any views, I mean we were getting 4-12 views per video.

And that was mostly our moms.

And us.

So the first thing that I did was I started to kind of find my niche. I’ve always done art and I’ve loved art my whole life. And I found that people actually kind of liked it. So I made a couple pieces for my favorite YouTubers.

4. Do What You’re the Best at.

Just doing what you’re the best at, that’s what’s going to grow because it’s the most natural, not trying to force anything. We got a few subscribers for that, and I think that put us around 3,000. And then we made some connections.

5. Reach Out to People.

Connections are also huge. Just reaching out to people, and finding people that are roughly your size in channel, and asking them to collaborate because that’s what YouTube is built on, basically. And the more that you do it, if you have two subscribers and you find somebody else with two subscribers, and you just talk to them, and you’re like hey, let’s do something together. “I’ll shout you out, and then you shout me out,” or we’ll make two different videos together, then your two subscribers will go subscribe to them. And just like that, you already doubled. If you’re trying to do it on your own, it’s just about impossible. There’s some days where you’re just tired of doing it, and you’re not seeing the progress that you want to see as quickly, and I guarantee that.

6. Be Patient, Keep at it.

So basically slow and steady wins the race in the YouTube world. You’re going to have to just keep grinding, and then set those shorter milestones because that ultimately gets you to where you want to be.

We’re about ready to pass 100,000 subscribers, which has been crazy. In the last two years, we’ve had the most insane opportunities. So we’re excited for our future and those are our tips to you.

I’d love to hear from the rest of you guys in the comments below.

  • What advice do you have for new creators who are just getting their start on YouTube?

I’m looking forward to reading your advice and learning from you as well.

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