How to Get Your First 1,000 YouTube Subscribers With No Experience Making Videos

Welcome back, Empire Builders! If you’re just starting out on YouTube or considering starting your own channel, you’re in luck. Today I’ll be going over how I come up with my video topics and how you can get your first 1,000 YouTube subscribers. Let’s jump right in.

Finding Your Niche

I’m sure some of you have decided to start a YouTube channel because you have a topic in mind that you love to talk about, and you want to share that passion with others. If you’re about to start an ecommerce business and want to use a YouTube channel to help drive traffic to your sales funnel, that’s a great way to both spread knowledge about a topic you like and build your audience. It’s a strategy I definitely recommend, and I’ll take you through the process I use to choose a niche and ensure it has potential.

Personally, I always start with hobby niches. Just Google a list of hobbies and go through to find one that interests you. Once you have one in mind, go to Google Trends and type in the name of the hobby. This is just to see if enough people are searching for the topic to sustain a business. 

Make sure the results show that the topic has had steady traffic in the last few years. Then you can feel pretty sure that it’s not going anywhere. You don’t want to pick a fad topic that isn’t time tested. Why? Because you want to bring people to your channel, and then to your website, consistently for years to come.

How to Find Video Topic Ideas

Video Topic Ideas on YouTube

First, go to YouTube and search for your topic. See what kind of content people are consuming. When you see the top-ranking videos, don’t try to compete with people who have millions of subscribers and views (especially when you first start out). Be specific to your niche. 

For example, if you picked pottery as your core focus, type “how to make pottery” into YouTube. That topic is still too broad, so add a space after it and see the suggestions it brings up.

You’ll see things like “how to make pottery at home without electricity” and “how to make pottery glaze from scratch.” You could even go a step further by picking one of those subtopics and adding a space again to check the suggestions; keep narrowing in on a very specific topic. Those suggestions tell you what people are searching for. If the results don’t have any videos with that exact title, yours would come up first. With enough unique and valuable videos, you’ll be well on your way to getting your first 1,000 YouTube subscribers.  

Video Topic Ideas on AnswerThePublic.com

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Next, go to AnswerThePublic.com, which is a resource for finding what people are searching for. Once again, type in your topic. You’ll get two or three free searches a day, or you can upgrade to the premium version. When you type in your topic, the results will come up on a display wheel. 

I prefer “how-to” video topics as those will be relevant for years, long after you get your first 1,000 YouTube subscribers. You could potentially get views every day and drive business to your website. The point is to make the videos an asset to your business, so make evergreen content and always include a call to action. Many people quit before they give it enough time to be successful. If you make consistent content and release two or three videos a week — and really stick with it until it’s successful — you will see both your channel and your business grow.

How to Optimize Content to Get Your First 1,000 YouTube Subscribers (And More)

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At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we use a paid tool called VidIQ. I highly recommend it. This tool will tell you what keywords are best suited for your content. When you create a video, VidIQ will suggest keywords as tags for your video. Always make sure that the title of your video appears somewhere in the description, as well. Look at our videos for examples, and feel free to use them as a template to help your creative process.

Use as many of the keywords as possible in your description and headline to help people find your content when they search for the topic. Basically, give YouTube what it wants. Help it show your content to the right people by working within the system they use. Again, I can’t recommend VidIQ highly enough. If you don’t use that, use some kind of tool to help you with this. It goes a long way.

How to Get Your First 1,000 YouTube Subscribers

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Now I’m going to go over how to get your first 1,000 YouTube subscribers, and I’ll be sharing some little tricks and hacks that I used myself when I was first starting out on YouTube. All you really have to do to get more subscribers is provide value. However, there are some things that will help speed up the process. One thing I did was leverage Facebook groups. Just type in your niche, and search under the ‘Groups’ category to find groups of users who are already interested in your niche topic.

If you are careful and go about it the right way, you can advertise in these groups. Everyone has heard that you can’t advertise in these groups, but you can if you approach it correctly. Don’t join these groups and start spamming your links or being overt about your products and services, especially as a new member. That will get you flagged. Go into the groups and be helpful. Add real value. Join the biggest, most active groups, and comment on people’s posts — answer questions, help them, and be genuine.

Do this consistently for at least a week so you won’t be flagged as a new member anymore. They will start seeing you as part of their community, and you’ll earn their respect along with some goodwill. Watch the activity and wait until you see a common question that keeps coming up time and time again. If it’s something you have a video on, answer the question and link your video with a nice response explaining that you just shot a video on the topic. You can even give them the timestamp for the information they’re looking for. Remember, the point is always to add real value.

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How to Assess and Build Great Subscription Box Offers

Empire builders, are you looking for ways to increase your ecommerce business revenue?  Adding subscription boxes to your dropshipping business can earn you extra revenue. Read on to learn more about how you can build great subscription box offers that you can easily add to your dropshipping business.

How to Grow Your Dropshipping Business With Subscription Boxes

I have realized that many people who are starting out on ecommerce and dropshipping miss out on the opportunity to make extra money. However, having some kind of monthly program like a subscription box can help you get some free money. 

Here is my advice on how to find and add these subscription boxes:

1. See How Other Businesses Build Great Subscription Box Offers

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The first step is to do some research to see what kind of subscriptions are out there. Make sure you do not go too niche-specific — you want to get a lot of search results. 

Research will give you great ideas and help you know what the actual offer is. The information you gather will come in handy when deciding what you need to offer to charge the kind of prices that others charge. In my view, you should not provide customers with too many options in terms of subscription. In fact, I would recommend a maximum of two options.

2. Focus on Value

Generally, people find value in the things that they enjoy doing. To get people to sign up for your subscription program, you have to make sure that you provide value. Tell your customers exactly what they will be getting for their money. Because people will always want more value in a box, you want to make sure that the value you offer outweighs what they spend. 

We all have so many subscriptions to a variety of things and will remain on the subscription plan as long as we keep getting value. For instance, I am subscribed to a toothbrush company that sends me a new toothbrush with a battery every two to three months for about five to ten dollars. This saves me a lot of time and the trouble of having to think about it. When it comes to value, be sure to offer at least the average of what others in your niche are delivering to customers.

3. Focus on Simplicity and Functionality

As you work on adding subscription boxes, keep your offer easy and simple. A simple subscription plan will be less confusing to your customers and save you a lot of headaches down the line. Remember: confused customers never buy. 

In the end, a clear message will also help you attract higher numbers. When looking at the different subscriptions that are available, you should compare them to find out who is giving the most value. When you’re working with an online retail service like AliExpress, make sure you find a supplier who will pack and ship it for you.

Pro Tip: Always Use High-Quality Images and Video

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I always like it when businesses make proper use of images in their subscriptions. Images will play a big part in helping you show your customers what they will get when they sign up for your subscription plan. Try to use high-quality images to show them what is inside the box to raise your perceived value and come across as a valid business.

Another way to make the most of subscription boxes is to show people the experience of how it feels like to buy from you and open the box. You can do this by using images creatively and including an unboxing video that reviews the different products people will get. To create a high perceived value, I would suggest you get an influencer to create the videos for you rather than doing it yourself. Simply send the box to your influencer and describe the kind of unboxing video you would like for your advertisement.

When it comes to the subscription box game, you do not want to simply own a subscription box. These tips are actually designed for those who want to upsell subscriptions for growth. As an ecommerce empire builder, you should avoid selling subscriptions on the front end OR competing on price. Instead, focus on providing the value that your customers desire.

What to Know If You Are New to Ecommerce Empire Builders

man starting to research and build great subscription box offers

If you are new to Ecommerce Empire Builders, I would like to repeat that selling your subscription on the front end can make it difficult for you to be profitable. Because you will be competing with many people, you may want to focus on getting that first “yes.” My advice would be to build out a funnel and have a great front-end product to get your first purchase before upselling the subscription. This way, you will make money from the first sale and also get monthly subscribers in a cost-effective way.

In summary, the first thing you need to understand is that people are looking for more value in a box. My advice to you would be to take time and look at different subscription boxes in your specific niche to get an idea of the value they are offering in the boxes. This information will help you determine how much value you need to build great subscription box offers. 

A useful rule of thumb is to double the value or make it between $10 and $15 more than what they are paying to ensure that subscription boxes work for your business. Consider having your supplier send the packed products in a box so you can see the finished product for yourself. 

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Find Winning Products With These Dropshipping Product Research Tools

Empire builders, you already know that the key to success in the ecommerce industry is selling winning products. This is a simple concept, but how exactly do you go about finding these winning products? Check out all the tools I have used to find myself and my Ecommerce Empire clients extremely profitable dropshipping products below. Don’t just take my word for it. Start using these dropshipping product research tools in your own market research to find profitable ecommerce products and niches today.

Market Research Is What Sets You Apart

There are tons of individuals joining the ecommerce industry every day. What you need to understand is that market research is what separates the success stories from the “could have, would have, should have” stories. There is no magic pill, site, or product when it comes to success in the ecommerce industry. You have to put the work in, and you have to put emerge yourself into market research on the daily if you want to have success within this industry. 

The research tools I’m about to share with you are the tools I use myself in all of my market research efforts. I also recently revealed some of the top-performing products right now. I focus primarily on utilizing free market research tools. It’s all you really need to find winning products. However, I will share some paid market research tools that I have found success with too. 

Free Market and Dropshipping Product Research Tools

Before you go looking for the perfect product or sourcing method, you must make sure there is a market for the products or niche you’re trying to get into. Don’t be the person selling products or breaking into a niche where people aren’t already buying. Your compelling offer and good marketing mean nothing when you’re selling a product that nobody wants. You have to do your research before jumping headfirst into a niche. Search for articles that discuss market trends and utilize the following free tools to determine if a potential product or niche is likely to be profitable or not. 

1. Google Trends 

screenshot of "bread baking" search volume over time on Google

The first free market research tool I recommend using is Google Trends. You can use this tool to find the average search volume of various keywords, phrases, products, or niches. I love using this tool as it gives an excellent insight into the potential that exists within various products or niches. For example, you could look up the average search volume for the phrases “bread baking” or “bread machine.” If these phrases show a strong average search volume, then bread-making products may be a good niche to get into. 

2. Amazon 

After using Google Trends to determine if a niche looks promising, I make my way over to Amazon. Believe it or not, Amazon is one of the best free-market research tools for dropshippers. Amazon gives you access to real market data by showing you what products are selling well in various sales categories. You always have to look at the data because data never lies. 

The first thing I like to do when I get to Amazon is to type in a keyword or product and then put a space after it. This will show you what the most popular searches are regarding this product or niche. For example, if you type in “bread making” and put a space, Amazon will show you the most popular searches with this phrase. This shows you what potential customers are already looking for and gives you insight into potential products you can include within your sales funnel. 

You can use Amazon to discover both physical products and information products you can use to pair with your front end product. Once again, with bread making as your niche, you can find information products like popular bread making books that are selling on Amazon. Look at the table of contents of these popular books and then create a quick, yet beneficial 3-4 page information product that gives the beginner bread maker some tips or tricks. 

Overdelivering is key with first-time customers. You can’t just have a front-end offer. It would be best if you paired your front-end offer with complementary physical and information products that provide added value and incentive to the customer. You have to make your offer both clear and enticing to make the sale.

3. AliExpress 

The final free market research tool I frequently use is AliExpress. After I’ve seen what products are selling well in a potential niche on Amazon, I head on over to AliExpress to discover how I could source these potential products. 

The first thing I do on AliExpress is to look at the current sales volume of potential products. If there are tons of units being sold, I have a winner as there is a clear demand for the product. After I’ve determined the product’s potential, I search AliExpress for complimentary products and order bumps that I can offer with my front-end offer. 

Paid Market Research Tools 

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Now, the three free dropshipping product research tools are all you need to have success with your own market research. However, I understand some of you might want something that provides a little more in-depth analysis. 

If you’re going to pay for a market research tool, I recommend getting a subscription to Ecomhunt. I’ve used this site to find some cool products in my various niches. The site gives you access to an in-depth analysis of various products, Facebook ad examples, and YouTube videos of the product being used all in one convenient location. Keep in mind that there is no magic research tool — paid or unpaid. Your success within the industry will be determined by your ability to put in consistent effort.     

Consult With the Pros

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I’ve set you up with some great market research tools today. So, how will you use these tools to create your own ecommerce empire? If you feel like you’ve hit a plateau in your own ecommerce efforts, we can help you get the ball rolling again. At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we can help you build, launch, and scale your own profitable dropshipping business. Sign up for access to our exclusive free webinar today. Be sure to check our YouTube channel for even more free resources and insights into the dropshipping industry. Remember, your empire starts nowTagged : / / / /

Top 7 At-Home Niches with Profitable Dropshipping Products

As empire builders, you already know the potential that lies within dropshipping. As more people are at home now than ever, home-related niches are exploding in sales right now. Now is the time to capitalize on these types of sales, and we can give you the tools and strategies to make it happen. However, you must do your market research before jumping into any one niche. In marketing and sales, nothing will ever trump research. Start by taking a deeper look at mass markets, niches, and these seven dropshipping areas. Read this quick breakdown and watch our video for an in-depth look at how to explore niches.

Mass Markets and Niches 

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The first thing you need to understand in dropshipping is that there are both mass markets and niches. Mass markets encompass all of the niches in the market. Every mass market has a ton of niches to tap into. Niches are where your opportunities as a dropshipper lie. For example, fishing is a mass market. There are a ton of niches within the mass market of fishing, including rods, poles, line, lures, magnets, boxes, bait, bobbers… and the list goes on. You need to tap into these niches when researching what products to sell in your dropshipping business. 

Market Research 

To be successful in dropshipping, you need to put a great deal of effort into market research. Google is the place to start all of your market research. My favorite keyword to use when researching new dropshipping products is the word “hobby.” 

If you type “home hobbies” into Google, a ton of suggestions will automatically pop up. These automatic searches are important to note, as they provide insight into what potential customers are already searching for. This Google search process is just to gather information. 

You want to be on the lookout for products that are:

  • Physical
  • Not brand specific
  • Sellable within a specific niche

It’s important to remember that a good portion of your time in the eCommerce and dropshipping industry will be spent gathering information and conducting market research. You can’t skip this process if you want to find success within the eCommerce industry.

Validate Your Market Research 

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Once you conduct some market research on potential dropshipping products, it’s time to validate your findings. To validate your market research, head on over to Amazon today. Search for the products you’re thinking about buying on Amazon. You will be able to discover if these products are selling well and what their selling rank is on the site. 

If your potential dropshipping products are performing well on Amazon, then go to Ali Express to check the products’ price and selling rank. 

Remember: competition is good in the market place. You want your potential products to be performing well. This means there is a tremendous amount of opportunity to tap into this specific product and niche. 

Once you find a product that is performing well, all you have to do is get the product cheaper. Then put some information products together to make your offer more enticing compared to your competitions’ listings. 

7 Mass Markets and Niches to Tap Into 

researching niche-specific dropshipping products and prices on AliExpress

There are many mass markets and niches to tap into as a dropshipper. I always suggest that you get into a niche that you like, as it will make your work more enjoyable. 

However, never get into a niche that is not already profitable. Market research is your best friend in the eCommerce industry, and your business will never be successful if you don’t properly research your products and the overall market. 

Here are the top seven mass-market ideas to research during this time to find the right niche for your dropshipping business. 

1. Home 

Home is a huge mass-market industry in the eCommerce industry. There are tons of niches and opportunities to tap into in this specific niche. Think:

  • Cleaning
  • Organizing
  • Games
  • Home improvement
  • Lighting

The possibilities are endless in the home market industry. Start your research, find well-performing dropshipping products in the home goods industry, and you should be well on your way to a seven-figure dropshipping business. 

2. Hobbies

Hobbies are another huge mass-market industry with endless opportunities in the eCommerce world. An excellent place to research hobbies and potential niches is on Wikipedia. Wikipedia breaks down all the major hobbies from inside hobbies to outside hobbies and more. This will give you a good starting point when looking for a good hobby niche and best-selling dropshipping products. 

3. Writing 

Writing is another good industry for dropshippers to look into. There are a lot of niche products within the writing market. From pencil grips to typewriters to premium pens, there is a variety of products to make a profit on in the writing industry. 

4. Garage

The garage is another very profitable area with a lot of opportunities for dropshippers to tap into. Garage lights, for example, are a great niche product to center a dropshipping business around. Think about who you are selling to, like car enthusiasts who love to spend their free time out in the garage tinkering with cars and tools. 

Thinking about what type of person you’re selling to and what products they would be likely to buy is an essential element in your market research. 

5. Health

Health is another mass-market industry that has an endless supply of niches. Think:

  • Free weights
  • Yoga mats
  • General fitness equipment

People are working out from home now more than ever before. This is a great niche market to tap into right now. 

6. Kids 

Parents are always looking for ideas to keep their kids learning and entertained. Kids are a huge mass-market industry with a variety of great niches to capitalize on. Think toys, learning tools, sports equipment, baby supplies, and more. There are so many routes you could go down within this industry. 

7. Garden 

A final promising industry to look into is gardening. There are tons of niches within gardening and a variety of great products to sell. Put in the time and do your research on what tools and supplies are hot right now in the gardening market. Remember, market research will always be your key to success. 

Consult With the Pros

Are you ready to start your own profitable dropshipping business? At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we can help you build, launch, and scale your very own profitable eCommerce business today. We can teach you how to stand out in the market and where the right noise already exists. It’s not enough to have a good idea or product — you have to create a packaging and marketing strategy that creates high perceived value. If you’re ready to take your dropshipping business to the next level,  get started by attending our exclusive free webinar today. 

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