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Gaming Channel: inspired from Pewdiepie

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by smexysathya, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. smexysathya

    smexysathya Newbie

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    Hi guys. I am a singaporean gamer. I want to grow my channel however there are many factors that is preventing me from doing so.

    In Singapore, being a youtube gamer is not a common thing. It's because of our culture,time,etc.
    I hope to be the first recognized gamer in my country. But I have tried asking countless of feedback from friends but they are unable to help me. I dont have a mentor nor a friend with the same interest.

    The first ever gaming commentator that I saw was pewdiepie. I didnt know such a thing or a job existed. But what caught my interest is, not only did he had fun in what he does, he is being a blessing to many people. This is something I desire to do as well. ( on a small scale, I do volunteer to help and donate to needy ppl)

    I have been working really hard,sometimes without sleep on trying to find out where and how can I improve in myself. The reason I worked so hard is because I have a dream. To be a blessing to many people out there. And I hope my channel can help people like what pewdiepie is doing

    I need help,suggestion,tips,mentor,friend,etc or whoever can help me and coach me. its been almost a year of searching online and offline for help and I seem to be hitting the ceiling.

    my youtube channel is at the back is smexysaidai

    nonetheless, hope to make friends here.

    Many thanks for reading my post :)
     
  2. SlipAnc

    SlipAnc Regular Member

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    First of all if you are trying to target non-english audience - don't name your videos in english it's confusing at least for me. You can't be popular as pewdiepie ever because he was first popular lets player when new youtube views algorithm came out, his channel was perfect for that and youtube just promoted him automatically like crazy. However you can be very popular in your country, there is few people in my country that just copying everything from pewdiepie and they are famous youtubers and streamers. And also you will probably need to invest some money if you want a good start because without that it will be soo slooow. Feel free to add me on skype dk_fxigr if you will need to ask something.
     
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  3. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    You must understand that you are late, and the niche is very competitive. Yes, you can rank for your country but for worldwide, it will be more than difficult. Still, if you do a very good job, people will share your videos, you might get viral.
     
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  4. smexysathya

    smexysathya Newbie

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    Ah. I see. I would like to known in my countries first. Ill plan on going international once I have reached there

    thanks for the info. I went to read about it and checked how pewdiepie got his fame. And you were right that it was a opportunistic time for pewdiepie.

    Thx. I will add ya once I reach home. currently in office :p
     
  5. smexysathya

    smexysathya Newbie

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    I will be happy if its in my country. Would like to begin there.

    Im new into social media/youtube. So Im still discovering,learning,growing in it. Im dead serious about this :p
     
  6. halesno

    halesno Registered Member

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    Get a good microphone (XLR not usb)
    Get Fraps or Bandicam
    Get editing software
    Make sure your computer doesn't lag out with everything running at once
    Optional: Get an HD camera for facecamming

    Deliver quality content.
    Like others have said there are already a ton of gamers for every game you can imagine so it's difficult to get started now.
    And take Slip's advice on not naming them in english if that's not your target/
    I can't even begin to explain how annoying it is to click a gameplay video and realize its all in German or something.
     
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  7. rave12

    rave12 Regular Member

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    In case you don't know, most singaporean teenagers/grown up gamers can speak and understand english.

    Back to the topic, have you tried joining any gamers forum? Look for all of these forums and ask them for advice, I'm pretty sure they can give you a more better answer on how your doing. Not only that, you also get free views from them :)
     
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  8. heyholetsgo

    heyholetsgo Junior Member

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    hi smexy :D

    do you monitize your channel with youtube adsense ?
     
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  9. blommas

    blommas Senior Member

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    Good luck. You really have to be lucky to get popular. There are soooo many gaming channels atm..
     
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    matisptfan Newbie

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    I wish you all the luck in the world, 'cause you're going to need it.
     
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  11. smexysathya

    smexysathya Newbie

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    Thanks for the tip!

    I am using Audio tecknica AT2020. Is it okay or should i get a better one?
    For face camming, Im using logitech c920.

    Okay. I am actually speaking english because thats the only language I am able to speak/write :p
     
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    smexysathya Newbie

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    No I did not.

    Can you really earn from there? how does it help?
     
  13. tangento

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    I'm going to give you the harsh reality of youtube

    When I first started youtube I used to believe it was true make "quality content" people will come now I know that is the biggest load of **** sold on forums by other youtube uploaders. The truth is if your video doesn't hit the front page of the gaming section within 24hrs or your videos don't show up on the first page when someone searches for it you don't stand a chance. If it's a mainstream game like Grand Theft Auto 5 the top youtubers will be the ones found 1st you'll be lucky to be indexed on page 500 of the search

    Sure everyone wants to be the next pewdiepie make millions sitting on their butts playing video games. But truth is you can't even hope to be one of top 100 channels below pewdiepie.
    You have a few options:

    1. Blackhat the hell out of youtube by buying views that won't get you banned

    2. Get lucky and your video goes viral

    3. Ask for a shoutout from one of the top gaming youtubers (probably won't happen they don't want any competition)
     
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    Quality content is still a big part of it.
    Nobody wants to watch a gameplay if it's low res with bad editing, bad audio, and a stuttering awkward commentator, whether or not its the first result on the first page in its category.

    It's true though that there is a very very very slim chance that you will make even minimum wage quickly from a gaming channel because it's an extremely saturated market.
    There are some channels that get lucky like AndrewOscarDelta, he had 15k subs, the forest came out and he is one of the only ones who uploads quality content with facecam consistently and he shot up to almost 50k subs in a short time.

    You may not get lucky though.
    I can guarantee if you start out thinking "I'm going to upload videos and get popular quick and make a lot of money" you're wrong, because it takes a lot of time and effort and work to get to a point where you're even known well enough to be the top result in a not very well known game.
     
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    If you can create quality, you can easily get big by having your video shared on community gaming channels like Trollarch or Video Games.
     
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    I'm gonna enter the gaming niche after I finish with my last highschool exams!
    Wish you all the luck OP!

    Cheers,
    Bloodyteo
     
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  17. tangento

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    I'm not saying you don't have to have high quality videos. Someone posting grainy videos and using a busted mic is a dumbass off the bat for thinking they'll make it. Just saying odds of making to where you can retire and just play video games are a pipe dream I looked up that andrew guy he shot up quicky he had to hit the front page or he cheated.
     
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  18. smexysathya

    smexysathya Newbie

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    hahaha. So demotivating yet so much truth.

    Agreed. Having just good content is not enough if there isnt any advertisement/distribution.

    Somehow I think to advertise will be the next step after I know through friends or you guys that my video is worth watching.

    thanks for the reality check. Couldnt agree less

    Cheers
     
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    Learn KEYWORD RESEARCH and ADVERTISING skills, will benefit a lot!
     
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    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    This is extremely frustrating.