So I went there, calculated genre and BPM and found: So a little about me real quick.
Well, that's not exactly true, I DO sleep...around 1-4 hours a night.
I've been at it for around 15 months and the channel is now at around 200k subscribers with between 6.5-8.5 million monthly views. I'm doubly lucky in that I don't have much interest in playing old games personally. I'm not talking about "Werq" by Kevin Macleod. Feel free to ask me anything you want, I've got the day off (from regular work, so I'm just doing my Youtube stuff today) and I'll try to get back with everything I can. Forever.
I'm also very comfortable talking and (well, some people think) I guess I'm mildly entertaining.
Being a full time, family man that has a 3 year old myself, I am extremely impressed by your dedication and work that you put into your channel. I'm not so sure though, my work has fantastic health benefits, so I go to the Doctor often.
The reality is, I'll never be a quick-scope 360 sniper lord or a world champion at League of Legends.
When its comes to Let's Play channels, and streaming in general of any sort, (I'm a streamer first and foremost) the constant struggle I've had is finding ways to be unique in an industry that's over saturated.
I'm not married, nor do I have kids, but with a full time job, two independent contracting jobs on the side, and trying to make it to the gym most days , on top of keeping the SO happy, and I've found that I have very little time at the end of each day to dedicate to my channel. For me, my comedic stuff is WILDLY more popular, but I think that's just because that's who I am. I also worked hard grinding away through. I see based on TubeBuddy data, you skyrocketed back in Oct/Nov from 9.5k(ish) to 50k subscribers and been growing strong ever since. To be wildly impressed (game skill/talent), to learn something (game lore/knowledge), and to be entertained (personality/comedy). My blood pressure is still great, my body is in good condition, all of my bloodwork is fine...but I definitely wouldn't want to live on 1-4 hours of sleep a night forever.
That's why playing new games has worked for me. So I went there, calculated genre and BPM and found: https://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/simply-kitsch, More posts from the lets_game_it_out community, Fan subreddit for the gaming youtuber "Let's Game It Out. Sounds terrible doesn't it? Just a note, I'm a pretty aggressive Youtuber/gamer, I work extremely hard on the channel and I'm constantly trying to research analytics, statistics, develop a better workflow, improve time management, look at upcoming games etc, so if you ask me for advice I won't give you the "do what you want" because that isn't the type of reply I was looking for back when I started.
I suppose 7-8 months though, when I got my first big burst of activity/subscribers.
Understand, I say this strictly from a "I want to have the best chance at being found on Youtube" perspective. I'd say I'm more your style of thinking, analyze, study and get it perfect. Rich Kidz)Tofuu: https://www.youtube.com/user/Tofuugaming Tofuu Outro Song: Tidal Waves - Itro (ft. Kedo Rebele)CriousGamers (Chilled Chaos): https://www.youtube.com/user/CriousGamers CriousGamers (Chilled Chaos) Outro Song: Nintendo HopRedHatter: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdZoVLv1XHLLLJTSNcifuDQ RedHatter Outro Song: Razihel - Love U [NCS Release]I AM WILDCAT: https://www.youtube.com/user/W1LDC4T43 I AM WILDCAT Outro Song: Pastor Julian - Dear HaterMooseBlox: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPnavSm2fq0YaQTq072Hkcw MooseBlox Outro Song: MDK - MoonshineSattelizerGames: https://www.youtube.com/user/SattelizerGames55SattelizerGames Outro Song: Let Me Hit it - Audiostalkers Original MixFitz: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtb8P4rf_1n8KS8eZk_lNNw Fitz Outro Song: Catmosphere - Candy-Coloured SkyFavreMySabre: https://www.youtube.com/user/Dagelijk... FavreMySabre Outro Song: Fly Away - Simon GribbeThanks for watching and remember to Like, Comment and Share with your friends!And of course SUBSCRIBE if you enjoy my videos and they are entertaining to you!Countdown Template: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSPgO…Intro graphics edited by myself on After Effects. Ha, alright, I'll try to throw the modesty aside and answer this correctly, I flat out work my ass off for the channel. I think my current struggle (having just started a week ago) is figuring out how to get my videos to people. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. GrayStillPlays (or simply Gray) is an American YouTuber known for his spontaneous and unusual actions in the video games he plays. What do you think that you do better or differently than others Let's Players?
I'll also never know everything there is to know about a game's easter eggs and history, I just don't have the gumption to do that type of research. :). It just happens that I do it very seriously :D. Congrats!
How has your channel's success changed your life? I tried searching for it on the site he mentions in the video but have had no luck.
Is there a website that you use to track game releases?
The games of my childhood, Super Mario Brothers, Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda, I loved them when I was young...but I've never had the desire to pick them back up and play them. Back when I started I combed let's play for AMAs because that's where I found a large concentration of great advice and people's experiences, so I thought I'd try to do the same. That game would get 50k views compared to my other games 1k views, but what came next was the key.
On a more 'bland' note, I've also had to do a bunch of unfun adult things like register as a business, get taxes done for the channel etc, so it's brought a massive amount of joy as well as a huge amount of additional work into my life. That kinda depends on what your definition of "growth" is. Heya and a massive congratulations on how well tihs channel has done. 20 Best Gaming YouTuber OUTRO SONGS 2017! I wouldn't play them. You can be as serious or as casual as you want.
I put between 60-80 hours a week into the channel, I'm...uh, a relatively quick learner. I wasn't willing to sacrifice my family or my career...so I don't sleep. I don't play the silly type of person, have you found that people generally enjoy the more serious let's plays or are your more comedic episodes more popular?
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I too was looking a long time for this songs name. Hey Guys this is Mac Guru and today I am bringing you the Top 20 Best Gaming YouTuber OUTRO SONGS Part 10!This is OFFICIALLY THE END of this series, however, I will start to do INTRO SONG COMPILATIONS (instead of Outros) just like this type of video. This often results in him losing said games but he doesn't seem to mind it.
Congrats on such a successful channel so far, Gray!
I launched my channel two weeks ago and I currently only have videos for Dark Souls 1 and Smash Bros - both of these games are old and will almost guaranteed get me no growth but I love these games and enjoyed making them. Template provided by Seso and Bluez YTDISCLAIMERS:I do not own any of these songs they are solely used for entertaining purposes. Do you ever try to throw those in the mix or do you overlook those so you can focus on the new stuff?
Second question, I wish I had a good answer for you, but I'm going to give you one you're not going to like.
On top of all of that, I developed this passion for Youtube.
I'm always finding new stuff, and honestly even I could do better, but I use upcoming Steam, Alphabetagamer.com, gamejolt.com, itch.io, and indiegameDB.
It's ME that keeps them around, I guess? When did you see it start really taking off?
Really (and I'm going to extremely oversimplify this) there's 3 reasons people will watch me, I believe. It's very important to get those contacts, and in fact it was a game developer (Greeny Games Studio, the man who made a little indie game called Samphi) that really helped me. Networking wise I'm constantly talking to developers, e-mailing them about their upcoming games, asking for the opportunity to play it early etc. In most of his videos he plays games in ways they were not intended to be played. It's my research into upcoming games and my instinct at what might be hot that gets people to even know I exist. to "What games are you putting out for the channel tomorrow?". Now, to be fair, in the beginning I did tutorials, tips, tricks, etc for games and that ALSO helped, because typically the 'big' channels don't do that stuff, they just play the games, so that leaves the little guys open to teach people how to play, show hints and stuff.
But making with the lame 'haha' jokes, I can do those, so that's what I focus on. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I'm pretty PG-13, I don't drop f-bombs every two seconds, but if one slips out, that's the way it goes. You mention you research upcoming games coming out, I've found this is a weak point for me and I'd like to be more aware of what is on its way out over the next few months.
I never became a "My Summer Car" channel. Getting noticed, I've found, is a matter of making the stuff that people are looking for RIGHT NOW.
What are some ways that you manage your time that might help others that are busy as well.
Really though, I've never had any success promoting anywhere, and in retrospect, I wish I would have taken the time I spent on trying to figure out WHERE to put my stuff and focused on improving my game research, bettering my work flow, etc. It's very much a personal preference on how you approach Youtube, but that's the beauty of it.
Out of around 7 PR websites, like 4 of them actually got back to me, and I still get keys from them to this day. Stickied the post for now. I was wondering what kind of networking do you do away from YouTube and how do you drive traffic from outside of the YouTube search to your videos? I exercise constantly, I eat healthy, I don't smoke and I very rarely drink. Press J to jump to the feed. It's the other one I want. Seriously, I think that outside Youtube traffic accounts for such a negligible amount for me, Youtube doesn't even give it a tenth of a percent.
For an actual question: do you ever consider playing older or outdated games that you like playing or do you always hunt for the next potential big game? There's been a lot of emotions, it's more been the journey than anything, and honestly I'm not even sure what 'success' can be considered at the moment.
He showed me several indie PR websites that I applied to for "press newsletters" and I'll remember that kindness to this day. That combination has allowed me to test things, review statistics, find out what works and what doesn't. She went from being like, "Are you going to play your loser games again tonight?"