How do YouTubers Become Famous?

By: JT Cooke

JackaBoy

"Sean William McLoughlin (born February 7, 1990), known on YouTube as Jacksepticeye or just as Jack, is an Irish YouTuber who does videos on video games and occasionally Vlogs. He is the self-proclaimed "most energetic video game commentator on YouTube". He currently has 4.8 million+ subscribers, 1.5 Billion+ views, and 1.5 thousand+ videos. Jack refers to himself as the last remaining Bossatronio from the planet Bossatron. He does various series on games, where the episodes of a particular series are spaced out with 3-5 days in between, normally. Some series' Jack does are The Sims 4, Subnautica, and Happy Wheels. One of the two non-video-game series he does is "Reading Your Comments," where he responds to people's comments on YouTube and Twitter. He calls himself and his fans bosses, but always refers to himself as the superior boss. He does not have a name for his fan base because he recognizes his fans as individuals, not one.

Jack, known as Jacksepticeye, has a real name of Seán. The biggest Irish YouTuber out there right now, he is also one of the fastest growing channels there is. Seán lives in Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland. He attended college twice in Ireland, the first time he did not finish college but the second time he did. Jack is well known by people around Athlone. Jack is a high energetic YouTuber who loves to play all sorts of games ranging from FNAF, Subnautica, Happy Wheels, Sims 4, and even some flash games.

He often speaks Irish in his videos such as some religion songs and even some phrases in Irish. Jack lived in the country side with his parents as a kid. He had a wood cabin next to his parents, later on. Jack has two sisters and two brothers. Jack also has a girlfriend who lives in Korea.

His two favorite foods are cookies and cake, both of which are useful for luring him into windowless white vans(JackSepticEye)".

In My Own Words

When Jack's channel was at 2,500 subscribers he entered into a shout-out contest ran by PewDiePie against all others despite he luckily got into the top ten about two days later the channel rocketed up to 15,000 subscribers, about a week later JackSepticEye decided to keep it going. "PewDiePie was the one who turned the ignition on, but I was the one who hit the accelerator," says JackSepticEye. After about a year of uploading videos the channel hit 3 million subscribers, but as of right now Jack's channel is about to hit the 5 million mark making history.(JackSepticEye)

Commentary

Honestly, I hope I can become as successful as Jack one day and maybe end even talking to him as a close friend such as Markiplier or PewDiePie

Tips

"There is nothing more satisfying than hitting a milestone with your videos. One important one is your first 1,000 subscribers. This is important because YouTube offers live streaming once you have achieved this milestone and you have an account in good standing (Since the publishing of this post there has been a change: YouTube now offers live streaming for free for verified non-profit entities. Instead of needing 1,000 subscribers you now need 100 subscribers.)

Getting more subscribers can seem like a difficult task, but I'll share 10 tips to help you get your first 1,000 subscribers.

1. Post Useful Content Consistently

This is one of the most difficult things to do as a content creator. If you take a look around YouTube you might think that every video under the sun has been created and that is most likely true, but you can put your own spin on a popular topic. For example, there are many “unboxing” tech videos...what if you created a “reboxing” and talk about the various components of tech while you put it back in the box? The key here is creativity and that will certainly boost subscriptions.

2. Name Your Videos Strategically

One of the most difficult things is to name your video. You have the name in your head, but it may be something complex or too long. My rule is to keep it basic and use the YouTube autocomplete to name the video. There is nothing wrong with your video having the same name or something close to a popular video, as long as it's relevant.

3. Spruce Up Your Channel Design

Most visitors first impression of you is from your channel and your design. This is where visitors interact and get to know what you are about. Create a engaging header and show off your brand. On my channel [Tubular Creator ProfilesView Creator Profile], we were intentional about our design making it fit into our overall branding strategy. The key takeaway is to design with purpose.

4. Show Your Lighter Side

Lighten up and laugh at yourself. Bloopers make you more human and show something different than an ordinary talking head video. Also, switch up the video and catch your viewers off guard so they don't know what to expect.

5. Shoot In Various Locations

I believe that shooting in various locations can lead to more interest. I understand that may not be possible or you may have a set, but try to change a background or even use a green screen. Like the cliché says, “variety is the spice of life” so mix it up with your backgrounds and locations.

6. Create A Custom Thumbnail

I have seen my subscriptions and views increase by adding this step. I use impact font that is seen on many internet photos to grab attention and I format the photo using Adobe Photoshop.

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I usually title the photo thumbnail differently than the video because when people are scrolling through other videos to view, they can easily tell what my video is about.

7. Use Annotations

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Annotations are those annoying things that pop up during videos, but they can be a content creator's dream. I add annotations to every video and make it easy by creating a link for them to subscribe. This is extra work, but once you see your subscription rate increase you will continue to add them to every video.

8. Ask For Subscribers

This is very basic. At the end of every video ask viewers to “like” and subscribe to your channel. You should also tell them why they should subscribe, for example if you are a DIY Home Improvement channel I would say, “subscribe for my DIY projects, tricks and insider tips delivered to you weekly.” Remember, be careful what you ask for, because you might get it.

9. Be Yourself

You are the best you—you can be. Being on camera was difficult for me at first because I compared myself to others who are natural on camera talent then I realized, “I just have to be me.” Let your personality shine in your videos and I guarantee someone will connect with you.

10. Create An Engaging Channel Trailer

With the new channel design, YouTube gives content creators a great opportunity to create a trailer to share what your content is about. Have you ever attended a movie without viewing a trailer? Not me, because you want to see what it is about. Keep your trailer under 90 seconds and show scenes from your other videos and provide a strong call to action of why a viewer should become a subscriber.

Keep people coming back by putting some effort into your videos. Did you notice I didn't mention any technical details about lighting, audio and composition? This is because I assume you should know that already. The more comfortable you are on camera the more subscribers you can get. It may take a while, but you can do it."(10 tips to get 1,000 subcribers)

IN My Own Words

Basically what this article tells you is that if you work your tail-end off you will not regret making videos. Videos are things that people watch to have a good laugh or sometimes even cheer up a depressed person which makes the who made the video happy knowing that they potentially saved a life.(10 tips to get 1,000 subscribers)

Commentary

All I basically have to say about this article is that you should only do what you have fun doing while being productive which I am really glad about because I love doing YouTube, I love recording, editing, and even uploading videos to YouTube. I love how YouTube can a person of any age laugh; I honestly love the whole atmosphere around YouTube.

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  • Article Title: Jacksepticeye
  • Date Accessed: May 29, 2015
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