How to Promote Your YouTube Video When You Have ZERO Subscribers

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If you have no subscribers, who's going to watch your videos? Yes, I could end up breaking down, boring, old, simple YouTube marketing tips, but you know what? If you have no money, you have no subscribers, they're going to be hard, and you're not going to get that great of results.

0:40 Today I'm going to share with you how to promote your YouTube video, even if you have zero subscribers. So the first tip I have for you is take your YouTube videos, that you've created, and promote them outside of YouTube. So here's the first strategy that we do. We go, and we take our YouTube videos, we hit up all the bloggers who write articles similar to the concepts that we're teaching in our YouTube videos, and we ask them to embed that video within their blog post. And when we ask them to embed that video within their blog post what we found is it helps us get more views to our YouTube videos, it sends more positive signals to YouTube, and in general, our rankings start performing better.

1:13 The second tip I have for you is, YouTube is very competitive, especially in the English language, but outside of the English language, it's not that hard to get views. So you want to make sure you translate your video, and transcribe, into different languages. For example, this video here is in English, but my team uploads the video with subtitles in Portuguese on YouTube. They do the same with Spanish, German, and tons of other languages. By doing that we're not only getting views in English, but we're then getting views in all these different languages. And as I mentioned, even if you have no subscribers, I don't really have a ton of subscribers, in a lot of regions that don't speak English, but yeah, a lot of these regions are growing in my popularity when I look at my YouTube stats just because we're translating all of our videos by subtitles, to all these different countries.

2:04 The third tip I have for you is to leverage your existing audience. So let's say you have a website like I do. I have an email list. If I create a YouTube video that I know people will love, I'll do an email blast from my email list to that YouTube video. It helps to get tons more views, engagement, and of course, more subscribers on YouTube, start ranking higher. I do the same with my push notifications subscriber list. So, for example, I use to generate more push notifications subscribers. When I release a YouTube video that I know that you would like to watch, I then send out a push notification so I can get way more views. YouTube's looking at a lot of signals, and a lot of them are external because if all these external signals show YouTube that hey, people love this content, it's going to perform better on YouTube as well.

2:52 The last tip I have for you is if you have search traffic going to your website look at your most popular post. You can see these within your Google Search Console, or Google Analytics. Look at the most popular pages. See which videos you have that are the most relevant to that YouTube clip or video that you created, embed that video into your blog post, as I do at It'll help your videos get consistent views. In addition to that, what you'll find is it'll also keep people on your website longer, which will also help improve your ranking. So it's a win, win. Not only are you getting more YouTube views, but people are staying on your site longer. Which helps improve your user metrics, which improves your overall rankings in Google.

Follow these four tips, and you'll get way more traffic to your YouTube videos, even if you don't have one subscriber. If you have questions on how you can use these tips, or if you're confused, leave a comment below, I'll answer them, I'll help you out. And of course, if you enjoyed the video like, share, comment, and tell other people about it. Thank you for watching.

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    37 Responses to How to Promote Your YouTube Video When You Have ZERO Subscribers

    1. Zeeshan Arshad: Multipotentialite August 22, 2018 at 5:25 pm #

      Neil, just discovered you through your blog and this is really impressive and practical tips. Thanks a lot. What’s your suggestion on languages. Should I create videos in English and Urdu on same channel or keep separate channels for two different languages? (It’s been my major confusion – although I’ve been creating in English and Urdu on same channel)

      • Tonistel Music July 13, 2019 at 9:31 am #

        Small channel let us help each other to grow together. You sub me and I sub you back.

    2. Glider April 6, 2019 at 8:46 am #

      Going slow on content creating but will grow progressively. Thanks for these tips..

      • Melvin C May 28, 2019 at 9:25 pm #

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    3. Sona April 8, 2019 at 7:24 am #

      Thanks for the tips i hope this will work

      • Sandra Essex July 27, 2019 at 9:45 pm #

        To make it work, You have to take Action

    4. Food Stop April 10, 2019 at 5:44 am #

      Thank you so much, Very good ideas

      • OwGeez July 16, 2019 at 7:08 pm #

        Hi guys. Newbie here. Help me. And I will help you

    5. VinyEagle Gaming & Entertainment April 13, 2019 at 5:02 am #

      Thank you for the information! I will try to use some of these for my channel. Thank you!

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      • Eduonix Learning Solutions July 25, 2019 at 10:40 am #

        I am not able to grow my subscriber list. Can anyone suggest?
        Thank you in advance.

    7. Gretchen T. April 17, 2019 at 2:32 pm #

      This is a big help for small channel

    8. VeeWeb Code April 17, 2019 at 5:25 pm #

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      • Lara And Danica vlog May 28, 2019 at 10:26 pm #

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      • DJ JENNA May 29, 2019 at 12:49 am #

        @Melvin C Done too..Thanks

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    9. Margareth Jin May 19, 2019 at 9:11 am #

      whoever reading this, you’ll be successful someday. Just keep on pushing!❤

      • Melvin C July 26, 2019 at 6:19 pm #

        @AM Entertainment done

      • Hello neighbor Fan July 26, 2019 at 11:39 pm #

        Yay! I’m about to get to 100 subs!

      • Mad Gamer July 27, 2019 at 8:31 am #

        @AM Entertainment done from my side

      • Sandra Essex July 27, 2019 at 9:44 pm #

        Margareth, thanks for the motivating words.

    10. The Optimal Life June 19, 2019 at 5:02 pm #

      Growth is hard but I’m going to keep pushing on. I’ll get there someday!

      • Sandra Essex July 27, 2019 at 9:45 pm #

        All grouth starts with Baby steps!!!

    11. DwightDynamite July 24, 2019 at 12:44 am #

      I’ll make it to 1k one day. Thanks for the inspiring vid and the tips

      • IAm Law July 24, 2019 at 3:57 pm #

        You will make almost there@

      • Neil Patel July 25, 2019 at 2:52 pm #

        You are very welcome!

    12. MOMINA MUSTAPHA July 24, 2019 at 8:39 pm #

      It’s hard but we try it to push
      One day will successfully

    13. Lan and Mark Vlog July 25, 2019 at 9:35 am #

      Thank you for this video it really helps us small YouTuber

      • Neil Patel July 25, 2019 at 3:23 pm #

        Happy to help!

    14. itsme lodi July 25, 2019 at 8:17 pm #

      This is very helpful for a small channel like mine.
      Thanks a lot.

      • Neil Patel July 26, 2019 at 2:06 pm #

        You are very welcome!

    15. ShakedTV July 27, 2019 at 12:53 pm #

      To whoever’s reading this
      I hope that you achieve your dreams!
      Mine is to be a successful youtuber

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