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How to Get More Views on YouTube for Small YouTubers

Growing a YouTube channel is hard when you're a newbie. This is everything I did to increase my views on my small YouTube channel.

I average over 10,000 watch time minutes every month, and this is how I do it.

This Channel Doesn't Have Any Content - Customize YouTube Channel

If you have ever wondered how to fix your channel to show your videos, this is a quick fix! I'll show you how to customize your YouTube channel and showcase your content so people can find your channel, hit subscribe and view your videos.

5 Videos You Can Record Without Showing Your Face - Faceless Video Ideas

Believe me, I get it- showing your face on video is scary at first. 🙈But here are 5 videos you can record without showing your face.

Don’t want to show your face on camera? I got you!

✨You don’t have to be on camera to create good video content!✨

p.s. my whole first year on YouTube I never showed my face on video!

Click play to watch the video below or scroll below to continue reading!

5 Things to Do Before Starting a YouTube Channel

Having a YouTube channel is a great way to grow your business but you have to figure out what will work best for you. Before you start a YouTube channel you need to ask yourself these 5 questions:

1. What is the main goal for my channel?

Is it to grow my brand, make affiliate sales, sell my products, grow a community, teach what I know, etc.

2. Who am I creating videos for?

How I Overcame my Fear of Making Videos

The easiest way to get used to seeing yourself or hearing yourself on video is to just keep doing it and not really thinking about it. I know that sounds cliché but the more that you do these videos the less you'll really think about, “Oh what do I look like? or what does my hair look like?” or any of that because you'll get used to it and you'll find out what works best for you and you will know what you should do next or things like that.

My Honest TubeBuddy Review - 2019

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TubeBuddy is a Chrome extension that you download through Chrome. I'm pretty sure they also have it through Firefox and Safari, it's a browser extension that you can use through your browser and it is awesome. If you're a YouTuber, you're gonna be blown away by all of the different things that you can use with this tool.

Click play to watch the video now or scroll down to read more.

Here are the top three things that I love about TubeBuddy:

One: The Keyword Explorer.

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Two: The YouTube Dashboard and keyword Pool.

You can kind of spy on other channels by using this tool. For instance, I can see in this video that Nick is doing really well for ranking on all these things. He's ranking number one and number two for most of these keywords, so I probably do want add some of those into mine video to try to rank for them as well.

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Here’s a closeup for the tag rankings.

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Three: Member Perks.

Another thing you need to do is to log into your account at, and then you have access to these member perks. So, this is something that only is accessible to paid plans, so you have to pay for your TubeBuddy license to get access to these. My favorite one is AudioHero. You have access to over 250,000 premium, royalty free music tracks, and I have another video all about this, but it's awesome.

I love TubeBuddy because I am able to monitor my account, see how my tags are helping me rank on YouTube, find amazing royalty free background music for my videos, and so much more. 

Cost: Free (paid options available)

I’m on the Pro Plan which I bought as a lifetime deal a year ago and it is definitely worth it. Click here to grab a lifetime deal for TubeBuddy Pro for $40.

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If you have any questions about TubeBuddy, or you wanna share with me any of your favorite tips, or your favorite things that you like to use with this tool, let me know in the comments so that I can see them.

If you found this useful, I’d love for you to share it.

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Have you ever used this app? Please let me know below!

How to Check Total Views on YouTube Channel

How to Check Total Views on YouTube Channel via @hazelhaven #Youtubetips #youtubestarter

If you’ve ever wondered what your current view count is on YouTube this video will show you How to Check Total Views on YouTube Channel.

Knowing your YouTube views comes in handy when you want to collaborate with brands or other YouTubers, when you want to monetize your channel and/or see how your channel is doing.

Here’s How to Check Total Views on YouTube Channel:

  1. Look at

    • Click on my channel

    • Click on About

    • on mobile: Scroll down to the bottom to view current total views and current subscriber count.

    • on desktop: Look under Stats for total views and under the channel name for current subscriber count. (See Below)