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Why Sub4Sub Is Terrible For Your Channel

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I can see the appeal of it, you’ve just started your channel and you need subs to get views. You want your channel to grow fast and sub4sub seems like the easiest way to get that.

But here’s something nobody tells you when you first start, subs don’t equal success or views. Let that sink in a moment, you heard it right. Subs do not equal success, they’re just a number and if you get sub4sub subscribers they’re gonna be inactive, they don’t equal more views and they’re not interested in you or your content, they’re a shell, an empty number. Then you’ll see as YouTube hurts your channel as it sees your subs to views ratio doesn’t add up, then it penalises your channel and content by not promoting it to other viewers.

The best way to gain subs and to gain viewers is to create good quality content, be honest and genuine and connect with other people, not with the sole purpose of gaining subs but because you actually want to know them and be a part of their life.

Once you start doing that then you’ll see people coming to watch your stuff, and, they’ll stick around. Once they’re on your channel the one thing you mustn’t do is, forget about them, keep them interested by connecting with them on social media, in the comments section and comment on their stuff if they’re a fellow YouTuber.

Just a quick one today guys and girls. Never sub4sub, nobody wins, if you have started doing sub4sub, stop immediately and unsubscribe the ones that you’re doing it to, you’re only hurting each others channels.

Peace Out and Happy Creating – 6M


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  1. Great piece 6m totally agree with you on the sub4sub front I did a Vlog on sub4sub and how much I was against it and the number of comments from people asking to sub4sub was unreal but I’m sure they just read the title and went straight to the comments box hahaha keep it up buddy Love your stuff

    1. Thanks man, glad you like the blog, the sub4sub crew are just weird, all wanking each other off pretending they have fans. Crazy motherfuckers.

  2. I was going to do a video on this as i had someone ask me to do just this and i refused. My reasoning for this is because i watch who i am subbed to. I know, shocking right?

    I do not want my feed clogged up with shit i don’t want to see. Simple as that. If im subbed to you its because i like your content not because i want the numbers. I also un-sub frequently if i feel it is right for me.

    1. Exactly man, although I tend to unsub people as well if they don’t post anything within the last two months.

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