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Do you want to be famous on YouTube?

It's not possible unless you have a ton of subscribers.

Without the subscribers, you're not going to become popular on YouTube. But you're starting from scratch. How do you get popular without spending money on ads?

Hey, everyone, I'm Neil Patel, and today I'm going to share with you how to generate over 25,000 subscribers on YouTube in less than a year.

#1 Your content has to be super emotional.

Just look at this video. I'm emotional when I speak and talk, not because I'm trying to do it on purpose, but it's because I'm super passionate about entrepreneurship and marketing.

#2: You have to tell people to subscribe to your channel
When they're out there, they're listening to your YouTube video. You have to ask them to subscribe.

At the end of my videos, I started adding that. I didn't have that in my earlier videos, but when I started adding that I noticed a significant increase in how many subscribers I was getting.

It was roughly three times more.

That's crazy.

All by telling people at the end of the video to subscribe the exit screen and the design which you can see right here, it makes it easier to get subscribers.

#3: The next thing you want to do is use the right keywords.

You can use tools like Google Trends to see what's popular. Google Keyword Traffic Estimator, or Google Keyword Planner technically, right?

But either way, it'll tell you what keywords are popular, the searches they're getting.

I also use Ubersuggest. It gives me more keyword ideas for my ideas. And this all tells me what keywords to put in my title, my descriptions, so that way my videos get more views.

#4: The next thing you want to do is go hit up other bloggers who are writing similar content about the videos you're producing and hit them up and ask them to embed your videos.

It's straightforward.

You go to; you type in keywords related to your videos. It'll show you the popular articles, and you want to shoot an email to the person who wrote that article.

"Hey John, I love your content, but you know what? Some people are visual learners. I created a video that's inspired by your latest blog post. I was wondering would you mind embedding it?"

So by getting more people to embed your videos, you're going to get external traffic.

#5: The last tip I have for you is to make sure your videos are super long and engaging.

If you're not showing emotion and engaging throughout your video or if your videos aren't long, they're not going to do well. Just go check out my earlier YouTube videos. Some are two minutes, three minutes, four minutes.

Some are even one minute. You know what happens when a video is really short?

YouTube doesn't give it much clout, your channel won't do as well, and all of your videos won't rank as high or getting as many suggestions, right?

You know once you're done watching a video, you see more suggested videos?

Well, the key to doing well on YouTube is to have a super long video. I'm not saying 30, 40 minutes.

Anything five or six minutes plus is excellent. Anything less than that is really hard to rank high unless you're going to terms that aren't competitive, which means it's not going to generate much traffic and you wouldn't get subscribers.

So make sure your videos are over five minutes long. If you follow these tips, you'll do well.

Or if you don't have time and you're a business, you can check out companies like which do YouTube consulting, and they'll teach you and do all the work for you and add in the keywords and the transcripts, so that way your YouTube videos get way more traffic and traction.

You can get over 25,000 subscribers in less than a year.

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Karthik. Kc - December 26, 2017 Reply

Hey Neil also video background, or background colours are important. And love your video, good information 👏👌👍

    Neil Patel - December 27, 2017 Reply

    Thank you!

Yashraj Basan - December 26, 2017 Reply

Hey neil please make video how to validate business or startup idea

    Neil Patel - December 27, 2017 Reply

    Thanks for the suggestion!

Mohin Patel - December 26, 2017 Reply

Thank you sir for golden tips !

    Neil Patel - December 27, 2017 Reply

    You’re very welcome

Spare time G - December 26, 2017 Reply

Hey Neil! Thank you very much! for making this video, was waiting for it ! Merry Christmas as well 🙂 wish you more success

    Neil Patel - December 27, 2017 Reply

    You’re welcome, and Merry Christmas to you, as well!

Kashif Ahmad - December 26, 2017 Reply

I’m one of them ;d Super awesome Neil, love you <#

    Neil Patel - December 27, 2017 Reply


vignesh K S - December 26, 2017 Reply

You’re looking good on Black and White background!

    Neil Patel - December 27, 2017 Reply


Derrick P - December 26, 2017 Reply

Why do you always scream at the camera?

    Young Michael - September 23, 2018 Reply

    Derrick P HE DOESSSS

    Vladimir Matic - October 13, 2018 Reply

    @Neil Patel actually i play your list 50% to learn about marketing. 50% to get motivated during the day!! Great work Neil!

    All Things cOOL and tRENDY - January 25, 2019 Reply

    @Michael T Bishop He is being lively and energetic

    Lex Gabrees - April 1, 2019 Reply

    He’s being passionate on purpose 🙂

    md yasin24 - May 12, 2019 Reply


Viewership - December 26, 2017 Reply

Thanks for the shout out Neil! You’re channel is killin’ it!

    Neil Patel - December 27, 2017 Reply

    No problem! And thank you!

Jim Wells - December 26, 2017 Reply

It also helps to have 1 million subscribers elsewhere, that you can push into a new platform 🙂

    Neil Patel - December 27, 2017 Reply

    Of course, but nobody gets a platform like that overnight. You can grow it on YouTube, a blog, LinkedIn, Facebook, wherever. Then you can cross-promote on other channels. It all starts with the hard work of building a brand though.

Devil Hash - December 26, 2017 Reply

You look like johny sins…

    Guddu Rock - January 21, 2018 Reply

    Devil Hash tiny version lol

    Sick Nick TV - November 19, 2018 Reply

    ahaha Mr Sins has a youtube channel btw

    Beautiful - February 7, 2019 Reply

    Hello YouTubers 👀,

    you want to push your Video or YouTube Channel? Then you are exactly right here!
    I offer you the following:
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Arsh Bajwa - December 27, 2017 Reply

I liked tip#5 a lot. I think it’s brilliant. Another video that I would luv to see you make is how to be so energetic in ur videos! Some of us do not have this energy and enthusiasm throughout the day and sometimes when it is time to. Make the video ur Newry level is not that high so. Any tips on that would. Help. Thanks Neil!

    Neil Patel - December 28, 2017 Reply

    Thanks! My best advice is to figure out what time of day will work best for you. Most of us have specific periods of high energy, so it helps to capitalize on that. You can also try doing something energizing just before you film. If all else fails, coffee might work 🙂

Sk Sir - December 27, 2017 Reply

Sir !!
What keywords write in description by ubersuggest 😱 .

    Neil Patel - December 28, 2017 Reply

    Start with a keyword related to your niche. I might put in “content marketing,” for example. You can then use the suggestions to get more results based on the keywords you want to target for your content.

Sadman Ishrak - December 27, 2017 Reply

Subscribed to your channel Neil! 😛

    Neil Patel - December 28, 2017 Reply

    I appreciate it! 🙂

Infinium Works - December 27, 2017 Reply

Neil! brudda! You are awesome. Not only do you make great videos that are simple and actionable. You are a mind reader too!
Ever time I am starting in the next phase of my business, you are there to help guide me through the process. I can’t thank you enough.
Keep up the great work you do. You’re helping a lot of us out!

    Neil Patel - December 28, 2017 Reply

    That’s very kind of you! I’m glad that you’re learning from my content and developing your skills.

Kiimai Mäori Aoitepö - December 29, 2017 Reply

Great tips Neil.
Thank you te umuariki

    Neil Patel - January 2, 2018 Reply

    You’re very welcome! Thanks for watching!

The 9to5 MisFits - January 4, 2018 Reply

Great advice, Neil! I’d never heard of Ubersuggest before, so this is great!

    Neil Patel - January 4, 2018 Reply

    I’m glad to hear it! Let me know how Ubersuggest works out for you 🙂

J & Cookie - January 23, 2018 Reply

Thank you, the 6tips was very helpful.

    Neil Patel - January 23, 2018 Reply

    I’m glad to hear it!

RSM1 - January 23, 2018 Reply

Subbed Like U asked LoL
Thnx For The INFO

    Neil Patel - January 23, 2018 Reply

    Thanks for subscribing! Glad you enjoyed the video

Mayank Jaitley - February 20, 2018 Reply

I really don’t know about the others, I search SEO I see Neil, everywhere🤣

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