7 Mistakes You Should Avoid AS A Small YouTube Creator

7 mistakes to avoid as small YouTuber

There are many big creators on YouTube, who are having a successful YouTube channel. But you as a small YouTube creator are not able to achieve success in your YouTube career.

This is because there are many mistakes you as a Small YouTube Creator are making that interns keep you small.
Many YouTuers tell how to be successful on YouTube, but they don’t tell you what mistakes you are making as a small YouTube creator which is keeping you small. It is also important to Understand the YouTube Algorithm.

Don’t worry there is still time for improvisation. It will be little hard if you have already started but I am sure till the end you will ease it. So today I am presenting you Mistakes Small YouTube Creator Makes and how to improvise on these mistakes.


Thinking that you deserve instant gratification or immediate success is the first step to your downfall. Every bodies YouTube journey is different.

Thinking that you will get 1000 subscribers in one week is going to lead you down the depressed, small YouTube creator spiral, cause it’s not easy to be successful on YouTube.

Just remember being successful on YouTube requires time and your patience. One thing YouTube will teach you is to be patient.

YouTube is not just for making money. It’s about you giving knowledge to someone or you sharing your experience. You should be passionate about YouTube.

If you are doing something that you really love than no one can stop you for achieving success, you will achieve success. Never give up.Ad

Not Getting Verified

This is a very big mistake a small YouTube creator makes, not getting verified.Verify your channel. If you go to “youtube.com/verify” you can see if you are verified.Small YouTube Creator

To get verified you just need to enter your phone no. or email address and then they will send you a code. Once you enter the code you will get verified.

Then the question comes, why you should get verified? Once you verify your channel you get to unlock some amazing features like, Upload custom thumbnail which really helps your channel.

This is a process which takes only 2 minutes but is really important for your channel. Ignoring this process is a very big mistake small YouTube creators make.

 Custom Thumbnal

This is also a mistake small YouTube creators make.If you are not aware the thumbnail is the picture that people see when they see your video. Thumbnail is the picture that tells people in short about your video. Hence, adding thumbnail to your videos is really important.
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So, when you upload a video on YouTube there is an option where you can upload a custom thumbnail.

If you don’t upload custom thumbnail then YouTube will pick up a random screenshot of your video as your thumbnail. This is a very unprofessional and unedited thumbnail.

So, making your thumbnail attractive is important to gain views and impressions on your video.

Not Knowing How To Promote Your Channel

Another mistake small YouTube creators make. Promoting your channel on only one platform or simply not promoting your channel will not work.

When you promote your channel on other social platform, people will start knowing about you, they will startSmall YouTube Creator developing interest and then they will tend to visit your channel.

You need to encompass all the social media platform.

Promoting your channel really helps in gaining organic traffic and eventually subscribers.

I recommend you to promote your channel on specific Facebook groups. This will help you I targeting specific audience and hence gain more potential subscribers.

Lack of Research Skill

Many small YouTube creators lack in research skill or ask the wrong Question. YouTube is ever changing. YouTube is not like it was before (in 2018) and or won’t be the same in the future (in 2025).Small YouTube Creator

You have to be willing to adapt.

If you expect doing Sub4Sub and going on top, then let me tell you, you will go nowhere.

You can get denied from YPP (YouTube Partner Program) for doing Sub4Sub. It is against the YouTube guidelines.

This is a thing many small YouTube creators make. I hope that you wont make this mistake.

You need to find out a way to increase audience retention and change your topic that way.

Bring Value

You should bring value to your content. Through your videos your audience should get some knowledge.

Many small YouTube creators upload videos which make no sense. So ask this question to yourself,

will this video be helpful for my audience? Or will my audience get any knowledge from my video?

If you are not providing knowledge from your videos then no one would be interested in watching your video as people search on YouTube to find answers.

So, try providing answers from your videos.

Confusing YouTube Titles

Your YouTube title need to be searchable. Don’t forget that YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine next to Google.

Btw YouTube is owned by Google. Phrasing your Title is important. Make your titles Clickable.

Your audience should be excited to know what is there in your YouTube video. So, make sure that you don’t have any Confusing YouTube Titles.

Your title should say (in short) what your video is about. Your titles should have searchable keywords.Social Media Support ad banner

Not Having A Channel Layout

Many small YouTube creators dont make a attractive channel layout. People usually don’t tend to subscribe to immature. You should have a channel banner that describes your channel.

Will you subscribe to a channel which has a crappie channel banner or If it’s not customized? NO you won’t subscribe as you won’t find the channel attractive.Small YouTube Creator

You will not know what the channel is about or what is the creator trying to provide.

So, make your channel attractive. Make an intro for your video.

Use Endscreens and Cards. Making your channel attractive will definitely turn your viewers into subscribers.

Trash Intros

Big mistake you are making is having weak and long intros. If your intro is trash, don’t use it. It’s OK if you don’t use intros.Small YouTube creators

People don’t make up to your video if you have a trash or a long intro.

If you have a long intro then they will click off. Your video should not be long as 30 sec till 1 min.

Notice one thing, that the biggest YouTubers have the shortest intros.

Having super long intro will make people click off your video even if your video is very interesting.


Bad AVL means quality of your Audio, Video and Lighting. You should have a good AVL.

People will click off your video if they see crappie AVL. Make sure that your AVL is a good quality as it affects your audience retention.

Low Energy Or No Confidence

Nobody wants to subscribe to someone who has Low energy or no confidence. Make sure to keep your audience to stay on your video.

Be energetic. Having no energy will make your audience click off your video. You will need to boost your energy for your video.

You have to be excited and enthusiastic about your content to get your audience get excited and enthusiastic about your content.


Not being consistent or leaving YouTube for an extended break will not help your channel in growing on YouTube.

When you are not consistent in uploading videos on YouTube, YouTube won’t recommend your channel orSmall YouTube Creator videos.

But when you start being consistent on YouTube, YouTube will start taking your channel up and recommending your channel.

Those recommendations turn into views and then those views turn into Subscribers.

So here we complete 7 Mistakes You Should Avoid As A Small YouTube Creator. Don’t worry as I said earlier there is still time to improvise. 

I am sure that you won’t make these mistakes and one day you will have a successful YouTube channel.

I hope that you learn something from this blog and hope you like it. Thank you for spending your quality time in reading our blog.

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