Being a YouTuber is a lot like being a gamer – it can be competitive, it can be casual, but you can’t just button-mash your way to success. There’s no OP build for your channel, no cheat codes for subscribers, and you can’t bot your way through the early levels. The game of YouTube is probably the most balanced combination of PvP and community you’ll ever encounter online. So what’s a gamer to do? Gear up and read up!
“Think of it like your Strategy Guide for becoming a better gaming YouTuber…”
Welcome to our new weekly series – TGN Focus.
Every Tuesday, I’ll be covering what it takes to grow and engage your audience not only as a content creator, but specifically as one with a gamer channel. Think of it like your Strategy Guide for becoming a better gaming YouTuber – jam-packed with content creator gear guides, walkthroughs, Easter Eggs and tactics that will give you an edge in the booming industry that we all want to be a part of.
In fact, a strategy guide is exactly what’s in the works. Some of you may remember our TGN Handbook which had a ton of useful information about running a gaming-focused YouTube channel. Well, the industry changed and the handbook is now a little outdated, so we’re writing a new one!
Better yet, I’ll keep you in the loop the whole way. Each week, along with each installment of TGN Focus, we’ll be building and adding to the handbook with the topics that we cover. It’s our way of passing on some of the expertise we’ve gained over the past 6+ years in the industry.
It’s all starting up next week, so stay tuned for TGN Focus as we discuss opportunities and methods for success on YouTube. Be sure to join the discussion on our dedicated TGN forum topic created for each episode. It’s a great way to let us know what you think about the topics, connect with your fellow gaming YouTubers and TGN Partners, and offer suggestions about what to cover next!