Your First 1000 Subscribers on YouTube what they’re not telling you If you’re watching this video right now there’s a really good chance that you’ve probably watched one or a dozen of the other how to get your first 1,000YouTube subscribers videos. And you might be wondering, Is there anything else I need to know? There’s, like, a bazillion videos on this topic on YouTube, but you know what’s missing from all of them? Well, it’s a phenomenon called the spiderweb effect and it might blow your mind. At least that’s what my members of the Video Pursuit Society have told me when I‘ve shared it with them.
Now, the beauty of the spiderweb effect is that it’s both a strategy and a tool, especially if you’re a visual person. And hey, if you’re doingYouTube as a side hustle you don’t have time to create videos that don’t attract subscribers. So first I’m gonna show youwhy the spiderweb effect is so effective and then we’ll get into how to put it into action on your channel. Plus, I’m gonna share withyou some kind of hurdles and roadblocks that you might encounter using the spiderwebeffect, so let’s dive in. (upbeat music) If you’re new here, myname is Meredith Marsh and here on this channelI’m all about helping your side hustle thrive with video. So make sure you hitthat subscribe button now so you can become theboss of your own future. So here’s the thing.
The spiderweb effect is the fastest way to reach your first1,000 YouTube subscribers and this concept is what I used when I started my channel back in 2015 to gain my first 1,000 YouTube subscribers in about nine months and then 2,000 in total by the end of that first year. And that spiderweb on YouTubecreates this environment where you’re attracting viewers that are interested in the rest of your content rather than creating content that kind of bounces around all over the place. Your First 1000 Subscribers on YouTube what they’re not telling you
Plus, for new viewerswho land on your channel, it’ll be instantly clear whatyour channel is really about and the value that you bring so that it’ll be a no-brainer for them to actually hit that subscribe button. And when YouTube islooking for what videos to recommend to the viewerwho’s watching your channel, they’re going to lookat your library first. So having a tightly-woven library is good for the algorithm too. But usually with a brand new channel, you start with a list of videos, so let me show you how toturn it into a spiderweb.
So there are three mainelements to this spiderweb. The first element is thatit has to be tightly woven. So if you think about an actual spiderweb, why do they exist? Well, a spider weaves a spiderweb so that as bugs fly throughthey get caught in the web, spider catches its dinner. So the tighter that web is, the more likelihood that that spider’s gonna actually catch thingsthat are flying through. If there are holes in that spiderweb, then the bugs could just escape and the spider would go hungry. The second element ofthis spiderweb effect is that you focus on one sectionof the spiderweb at a time and you make sure there areno holes in that section of the spiderweb. And the third element of thisspiderweb that we’re creating is that your videos are bingeable, they’re some type of a series, your viewers are compelledto watch the next one and then the next oneand so on and so forth.
Now, in my very last video I mentioned that the way to get viewers on your first five videos is through SEO and thesame applies to this. You want to make surewhen you have less than a thousand YouTube subscribersthat you’re hitting up those search results with your videos. So let’s say if you have a YouTube channel you want it to be about sewing, right? Sewing is a pretty broad niche but if that’s your passion, go for it. But there’s all differenttypes of sewing, right? Maybe you wanna do a whole series on how to sew scrunchiesand then maybe you wanna do a few lessons on how to sew pajama pants. And then of course, maybe face masks, that would be a good one to do. And then how to sew curtains. How to sew hats, how to sew costumes.
It’s all sewing, it’s all under one niche but those are very differentsections of this spider web. And what often happens ispeople will create a video about how to sew scrunchies for beginners and that’s sewing, that’swithin the sewing niche. And then they’ll do howto hem your curtains. And the problem with that iswhen viewers find your video on how to sew scrunchies for beginners they’re not interested in sewing curtains. And so not only do yourisk losing that subscriber but you also are missingout on the opportunity to create a couple more videos specifically about scrunchies. And that would be asection of the spider web. So you’d have a whole sectionon just sewing scrunchies, the elastic you shoulduse, the best fabric for making scrunchies,how to make 100 scrunchies in an hour, how to makescrunchies for beginners, how to make small scrunchies, how to make scrunchies for babies. And then you would moveon to another section of your spider web, somethingthat is related to scrunchies or hair accessories in some way. You wouldn’t just jumpstraight to curtains. Your First 1000 Subscribers on YouTube what they’re not telling you
So now instead of having a list of videos you have this web, this map of how your videos are actually connected and how one leads to the other leads to the other, and that is why it’s the fastest way to gain your first 1,000 YouTube subscribers. So some of the caveats of hurdles or roadblocks to look out for here is that if you start implementing the spider web effect on your channel and then you get burned out or you give up and you just simply stop creating videos, it’s not gonna work. You have to keep producing content, publishing every week, some type of regular schedule. If you can do it every week you have to keep building that library and that web of content within each of your sections. The second thing is something I run into a lot with my students inside of the Video Pursuit Society and that is I have so many ideas, there are so many niches, there are so many directions I could go, how do I know where to start?
Here’s what I would suggest. This is something my business mentor taught me. Make a list of all the niches and ideas that you would love to dive into right now and then look at that list and ask yourself, if I knew that I would be successful in this niche, if I knew that I would gain one million subscribers by the end of the year, in any of these niches, which one would you choose if you knew that it was going to be successful? And start with that. Now a moment ago you heard me mention that the third element of the spider-web effect is that you’re creating a series of five videos and topics that A, people are searching for, and B, that are bingeable So they wanna watch all of them. So how do you actually know what people are searching for? How do you create those first five videos and choose those topics? Well, I have a workbook for that, it’s called “The Fast Way To 1K YouTubeSubscribers Workbook.” I’ll link to it down in the description. It’s totally free. You’ll also find it over here on my end card. And if you’re wondering how to get views on your first five videos then hit up this next video here. Your First 1000 Subscribers on YouTube what they’re not telling you