YouTube is one of the trickiest platforms to crack in terms of views and engagement. It took me about two years to build my YouTube channel and I now show my YouTube subscriber count.
While I work full-time which prevents me from spending a lot of time on my channel, that is still a long time to invest on a platform before seeing results. By results I mean views I was happy with as well as finally being able to monetize the platform.
Keep in mind, your YouTube subscriber count is shown by default but you can hide it. I often wondered if I should show my count. Recently, I’ve spent some time looking into it and here is what I think.
You can see your YouTube subscriber count when you go to your channel. It should sit just below your name. If you are new to the platform, it is best to hide your YouTube subscriber count if you don’t have many subscribers. I decided to start showing my subscribers after I hit 1,000 of them. That is also the number you need in order to start making money on the platform.
I think showing your count between 500 and 1,000 subscribers is a safe place to start. Of course, it depends on your overall goal but if you’re new and building a brand that’s what I’d aim for to begin. If you then start showing the numbers, the belief is that this helps you get new subscribers as well.
Don’t forget – how many views your overall YouTube channel has in terms of overall video views is displayed publicly under the about page on your channel.