How To Grow a Gaming YouTube Channel

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Imagine getting paid to not go to work, but to play video games instead. I believe this is every gamer’s dream, and I am here to tell you that it is possible. Growing a successful gaming YouTube channel is tough, but can be achieved with a clear plan executed with a lot of discipline & passion.

What are you waiting for? The only thing holding you back from starting your Gaming YouTube channel is the information in this article. Let’s get started!

There are three things we need to focus on, when creating a successful gaming YouTube channel.
Narrowing down your niche
Creating a game plan
Executing the plan

Narrowing down your niche

Gaming is a very broad niche. You could be referring to first-person shooter games, simulators, multiplayer, single players, online, mystery, fantasy, fighting, racing, flying, surfing, the list could go on forever. Trying to focus on all of these gaming sub-niches is very exhausting & will make it harder for your gaming YouTube channel to grow.

You want to dedicate your gaming YouTube channel to one gaming sub-niche & focus on that to accelerate your growth.

Before you move on, pick 1 genre within gaming to use for your gaming YouTube channel.

After you have done that, pick 2-3 games within that gaming genre, to focus your content around. Any more than that, and you’ll overwhelm yourself. If you pick less than 2-3 games within your chosen genre, it will be harder for your gaming YouTube channel to grow, so take the time to complete the step all the way. It will be worth it.

After you have completed those steps, there is one more thing you must do. You need to figure out what type of gaming videos will you be posting. Here go a list of different gaming video types.

  • Let’s Play
  • Review
  • Sneak Peek
  • Hacking/Glitches
  • Mods
  • Reaction
  • Multiplayer
  • Trolling
  • Solo
  • Couple/Family
  • Challenge
  • ASMR

There are so many more, but we couldn’t list them all here. Take the time to pick 2-3 of these video types to include for your YouTube channel. The 2-3 you have chosen will be the main video types, your channel will be focused on for better growth.

Creating a game plan

Lets now focus on creating an uploading schedule for your gaming YouTube channel.

Why do you need one?

As Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”.
For that reason, I am going to show you how to create an effective uploading schedule for your YouTube channel & how to stick to it for long term results.

What you first want to do is pick 2 – 5 days to upload to your channel. If you are a busy person, aim to upload at least twice a week. If you are more flexible with your time, we highly recommend not posting more than 5 videos a week.

After you have your days chosen, assign your gaming genres to a day along with the type of video. It should look like this

Gaming uploading schedule

Keeping on doing this until you have planned content out, 1 month in advance. By doing this, it will bring you one step closer to becoming a full-time gaming YouTubers.

Executing the plan

This is the stage where a lot of people get stuck. They want to follow their passions and dreams but they are too scared to take the first leap.

How do we combat this? Simple, follow the exercise given below.

Before you start to take action on your new 1-month uploading schedule for YouTube, I want you to upload 1-3 videos to your channel, showing your face. In these videos, I want you to introduce yourself & share why you are starting your Gaming YouTube channel.

One thing I’ve noticed a YouTube consultant is that, those who follow my advice given above do better overall as far as sticking to their posting schedule. And by sticking to your posting schedule, it allows you to reach more people, getting you more subscribers.

After doing the easy exercise for your gaming channel, you are now ready to start uploading gaming footage to YouTube.

Hopefully you learned something new in this guide.

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