So you finally did it. You hit your next million subscribers or got that video to a hundred thousand likes. Now, how do you celebrate?
Here are five ideas to celebrate your next channel milestone.
1. Finally make that video your subscribers keep asking for.
Maybe your subscribers have been asking you to make a certain video as often as you’ve been asking them to share your channel with their friends. Use that highly requested video as an incentive to get them to help you reach your channel goal.
For example, when the Try Guys won an award through fan votes, they promised their audience they’d make a video based on a year-long inside joke. The resulting video became an instant fan favorite.
2. React to your old videos.
If there isn’t a highly requested video you want to make, then you can create a different kind of video to celebrate. Take a trip down memory lane with a reaction video in which you watch your own videos.
You could get even more nostalgic and react to videos you’ve deleted, taken down, or made private. That’s what AmazingPhil did after nearly ten years on YouTube.
3. Host a celebratory live stream.
Instead of a video, you could do a live stream instead. Make sure to tell your viewers well in advance so they can plan to watch at the time and day you’ve decided on.
In your live stream, thank your fans for all the ways they’ve supported you. You may even shoutout your biggest supporters, special fan projects, or your favorite fan accounts.
4. Release a special piece of merch.
You can celebrate your channel milestone with a special merch drop. Maybe your fans have been asking for hoodies in pastel colors or shirts with a certain quote on them. You can release this merch to celebrate.
A merch drop like this has to be planned well in advance. While encouraging your subscribers to help you reach that new goal, start working on your merch behind-the-scenes. The collection should be ready to go as soon as you hit your milestone.
5. Do something goofy.
Finally, you can celebrate your next channel milestone by doing something that’s just for fun. Create a video or a project that’s goofy, silly, ridiculous—whatever strikes your fancy.
For example, when Wengie hit ten million subscribers, she celebrated with a special DIY video using her diamond play button as a mold.
There are endless ways to celebrate your next channel milestone. Create a special video, drop exclusive merch, or host a live stream.
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Kristen Harris enjoys listening to a wide range of music, from Taylor Swift to, on occasion, Celtic instrumental. She also spends her time writing, reading, and baking.