How To Get 30,000 Subscribers On YouTube

Today I want to show you how I got 31,951 Subscribers on my YouTube Channel.
It all came from 5 basic principles which I use on all my Channels, and with clients on their Channels too.

It doesn’t matter what animal Google release from it’s extensive zoo, or whatever they decide to “slap”, these principles will last.
Putting these to work for you on your YouTube Videos and Channel will bring the rewards for doing so.
So let’s dive right in and cover them.

1. Keyword Research

The first thing I did was Keyword Research to find out exactly what my viewers were looking for.
So I went to the Google Keyword Tools, used them to find out the exact keywords and phrases they were using, and then created videos around those keywords.
This is the first thing anyone needs to do, especially when they are creating videos on YouTube for business, so, they know exactly what their customers are looking for. So, they can then create videos around them.

2. Commit To Making Regular Videos

The second thing I did was to commit to making one video per week and uploading it on the exact same day.
This is as important as knowing exactly what your audience is looking for.
When you upload the same time every week, it’s like a TV show where people can come back at the same time, every week and get more of your content. When they know you upload on the same day, every week, they’ll come back just as they would with their favourite TV show.
My audience knew I was uploading every Tuesday so, they would come back time and time again, to get more videos around the topics I was talking about.

3. Added The Correct Meta Data To My Videos

The third thing I did, was to take those keywords that I found using the Google Keyword Tools and put them in my Title, Description and in the Tags.
This allowed YouTube to know exactly what my content was about, so they could put me in the right place, in their search engine, so that when people typed in what they were looking for, I was able to pop up on that search engine, and people would then click through to my video and watch it.
Giving YouTube that correct information, put me high up in their search engine and also, in Google, as well, so that I got more and more viewers and hence more and more subscribers.

4. Commit To Replying To My Comments

The fourth thing I did, was to commit to replying to, almost, every comment I got. Now, not every single one of them was nice, but for the 99.9% of people, who had nice things to say, I would reply back and say thank you. If they took the time to watch my video and comment, then I took the time to thank them for doing that.
Because YouTube is a community and it is a place to interact, I committed to interacting with them, through the comments and thanking them for leaving one.
This small gesture meant a lot to so many people and they then subscribe because they found that I was a real person and I was actually, listening to what they have to say on my channel.

5. Give Viewers Permission To Ask Questions

The fifth thing I did was to give my viewers permission to ask me questions, which I then answered. As, I mentioned, YouTube is a community and they, also, go there to find out answers to questions that they have.
If your business solves a problem, which every business should do, then give your viewers permission to ask you questions. This is a great way to find out what their pains and frustrations are, which gives you the ability to find out what those pains and frustrations are, give them solutions to them, and also, find out more ways to get more content for your YouTube channel.
This is a fantastic way to find out what the pains and frustrations are, so you can help them solve them.
When you answer their questions, they then become subscribers and then potentially, even loyal customers. By knowing what your viewers and your subscribers are looking for, the questions that they have, it also, gives you great content for future videos on your YouTube channel.
So, those are the five ways that I used to get this channel over 30,000 subscribers in just over one year; and they’re steps I still use to this day, and will continue to use because they will, always, work.
10-things-to-know-about-youtube-template03-3d-400If you’re a business owner or entrepreneur, then make sure you download “10 Things Every Business Owner Should Know About YouTube”.
This is a free report showing you the top 10 things businesses should know about you about YouTube, and also the pitfalls to avoid when using YouTube for driving traffic and generating business.
Click the link here or on the image and download your free copy today.
Just click the button and put in your email address so I know where to send it.
As always, if you have any questions about this, feel free to ask me in the comments area below 🙂


  • pranaytony says:

    Good Afternoon Sir!
    I am a great fan of you & I really love all of your videos!
    You are doing really great stuff through your videos to everybody!
    Actually no body use to tell their customers about their business development but you shared the 5 IMPORTANT TIPS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN YOUTUBE MARKETING which is really fortunate to have you with us!
    In this regard I would like to ask you that I downloaded your FREE VIDEO MARKETING REPORT but I am really confused reading that, am not getting exactly what you’re HELPING!
    So, PLEASE HELP ME in this regard by providing particular, relevant GOOGLE KEYWORD RESEARCH TOOL TUTORIALS in future or send e-mails to this address personally!
    I would Once again Thank You for Showering Patience on me by reading this long response & also I Really Heartfully CONGRATULATE you for your Success in Securing 30,000+ Subscribers!
    Thank You!
    Yours Truly

    • David Walsh says:

      Good morning Pranaytony,
      Thanks for being a fan, it’s great to know.
      With the Video Marketing Report, have you go the latest version? If you haven’t downloaded it recently, then go back and download it again. It’s been updated with the new Google tool for keyword research. It’s all up to date and gives you the most current tools available.
      So check your email again and click on the link to the download. The latest version will give you everything you need 🙂
      If you can’t find the email, then just add your email again and you’ll get access to it at

  • Simon Smaart says:

    Hi David
    Thanks so much for such a great website.
    I am a composer and I write music for my own videos on my YT Channel, which I monetize. I also license my music to other creators so that they can use my tracks in their own videos.
    If the people who use my music in their videos don’t monetize their video, will ads still appear when their videos are played?

    • David Walsh says:

      Hey Simon,
      Thanks for your question.
      If people don’t switch on Monetization on their video, no, no ads will appear.
      Now, there is a situation where Monetization could be switched on and ads would appear, but it’s quite complicated.
      So, to answer your question simply, no, ads won’t appear on their videos…

  • Leonard says:

    Hi David
    I am a great fan of you & I really love all of your videos!
    Please tell me how to grow my youtube channel
    I’m new to youtube , I’m from KOSOVO.
    Please help me with my youtube channel…!

  • Charles says:

    Hi David. Thanks for the awesome vids. They are very relevant and helpful. Question. Can you send to my email your 10 Things Every Business Owner Needs To Know About YouTube or register me through your link. I’m trying to register but see no way to submit my email address. The button could be blocked due to my protection software. I’m not sure. I would appreciate it as I would like to continue learning from and supporting your channel/site.
    Thank you

    • David Walsh says:

      Hey Charles,
      Thanks very much for your question.
      The report is being updated and will be available in Jan. Make sure to come back and get it then.

  • khabbab saif says:

    thank you very very much Mr. David for your Free Videos I lerant too much from them
    (By the war I like your name It’s like the name of prophet called David , I Love him)

  • Wayne says:

    Hi David,
    Knowing that YouTube is the second largest search engine (according to what I’ve been hearing), this is a very useful site. I certainly intend to explore it and apply what I learn in your tutorials.
    Now, I recently viewed a webinar recording where one of ClickBank’s top earners explained how within his first few months he was able to generate a pretty substantial income. He did this by simply asking owners of YouTube videos with high viewership (millions of views) to place his links (affiliate links or links to his website, depending on the objective) in their video descriptions. In return, he would pay them a percentage of whatever he earned via those links. What I’d like to know is how would the video’s owner, without having access to your ClickBank dashboard, be able to verify how much income is being earned via those links? In other words, how can they be sure you’re keeping up your end of the bargain?
    Have you ever heard of this method of getting traffic? I’m basically trying to find out how best to word such a business proposal to video owners. Any insight you can provide on this would be much appreciated.

    • David Walsh says:

      Hey Wayne,
      Firstly, yes YouTube is the second biggest search engine, after it’s brother Google.
      This method you talk of I haven’t heard of, but for me, it’s nowhere near as good as having your own channel where you control everything.
      With this method, you’re at the mercy of the channel/video owner. There’s nothing stopping them from taking the products you’re promoting and put in their own link, rather than your own. Why share your affiliate commission when they could have all of their own.
      But to answer your question, no, the Channel owner wouldn’t be able to see your ClickBank account, unless you give them the login details. So in essence, it’s down to trust. You could send them a screenshot of what you’re earning, but that’s about it.
      Again, if you’re making a load of money from their videos, there’s nothing stopping them from putting in their own link and keeping all the money.

      • Wayne says:

        Thanks for your reply, David. Actually, I’ve been thinking along the same lines you’ve stated but I guess I just needed to confirm my thoughts.

        • David Walsh says:

          You’re welcome Wayne.
          I’m all for keeping control of things and building my own platforms.
          This strategy would be temporary at best. It’s definitely not a long term business plan.
          Build your own Channel and attract the customers you’re looking for and you’ll be the expert, the guru and the goto person for that information. No scraping barrels needed to get viewers, customer and sales 🙂

  • Ayub Khalid says:

    Would you like to give me a shoutout

  • Ryad says:

    thank thank thank to you best friend in the world

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